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Bus users in Skelmersdale are being reminded that changes to one of the town’s key services start on Monday 24 July. The 313 service operated by Arriva, which serves the Ashurst and Birch Green areas, is being withdrawn, to be replaced by two new services funded by Lancashire County Council. […]

New Skelmersdale buses start next week



Wigan and Leigh Archives is relocating to a bigger, brighter and easier to access space in Leigh Town Hall as part of improvements to Wigan Council’s customer services. The service, which offers residents the opportunity to delve into the heritage of Wigan Borough, will move from the second floor of […]

Borough’s archives to become more accessible


A new recognition scheme, celebrating Sefton residents for being good citizens, is being launched by Sefton CVS and the Sefton Mayor’s Office. Citizens 4 Good hopes to recognise local people for good deeds, kindness and support they provide to other members of their community. The scheme is a joint initiative […]

Do You Know A Citizen 4 Good?


Lancashire Police are extending our knife surrender for another week. Hand in your knives anonymously and without any repercussions in our special bins at Blackpool, Burnley, Preston, Skelmersdale, Morecambe, Greenbank, Blackburn, Chorley, Fleetwood and Colne.

Lancashire Police extend knife surrender for a further week



People in Knowsley are being warned to avoid purchasing or drinking a potentially dangerous batch of fake vodka, which may be in circulation in the region. It follows the discovery of an illegal alcohol factory in an industrial unit in Aintree on Wednesday. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs, who […]

Warning about potentially lethal fake vodka


The numbers of homeless children councils are having to house in temporary accommodation has increased by more than a third in the last three years, equivalent to an extra secondary schools’ worth of children every month, local government leaders warn today. The Local Government Association said latest figures show councils […]

Councils are housing an extra secondary school’s worth of homeless ...


Whether you’re travelling with friends, children or animals caravanning can be one of life’s great pleasures – but it’s not without its pitfalls. With thousands of caravanners expected to head off on their travels this weekend, it’s never been a better time to remind yourself of some top hacks to make […]

11 caravanning hacks you don’t want to leave the house ...