THE NFU has appointed a West Lancashire farmer as new Lancashire County Chairman.
DEFRA Secretary of State Owen Paterson has acknowledged the hard year which farming has had, citing the ongoing challenges of flooding, Schmallenberg, high feed costs and bovine TB.
A CHILD’S Christmas present was stolen and a guard dog poisoned during a raid on a Scarisbrick workshop.
NEW Bovine TB testing rules will have immediate implications for West Lancashire’s farmers.
A NORTH west farmer has donated turkeys to a charity that will provide lonely and hungry people with a hot meal on Christmas day.
ENTRIES have poured in for this year’s Your Heroes awards – but there is still just time for you to nominate someone who deserves to be recognised for their hard work and commitment.
A BANKS resident has spoken of his horror after his pet poodle Peaches was dragged down the street by a Staffordshire bull terrier.
A DAD-of-two who was diagnosed with cancer has launched a business taking West Lancashire farm produce from the fields to customer’s doorsteps.
A TARLETON schoolboy has been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition by officers investigating organised crime.
THE parents of a Skelmersdale teenager who was killed when the stolen car he was travelling in crashed have paid tribute to their son.