Vote for Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale the forgotten town The town with no cinema The town with no A&E department The town with no railway station The town with no restaurants (plenty of pub grub) Skelmersdale the town with no town centre Skelmersdale the forgotten town Vote for the candidate that will give Skem a fair deal, the choice is […]

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Voters’ questions

With the election race in full swing and the candidates all wanting your vote, we at SkemNews having direct contact with the majority of candidates or their teams, have been assured that where possible (dependant on numbers) all questions will be answered. Please send in to us your questions to, these questions can be […]

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Everton v Man Utd Sunday 26th April Kick off 1:30pm

Team news Everton have got doubts about Steven Pienaar’s fitness, as he is struggling with muscle fatigue. Both Leon Osman and James McCarthy have returned to training and they both should be fit for the game. Man Utd will once again be without Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo; however Daley Blind may make […]

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Information appeal made after man is knocked unconscious after being hit with pool cue in Wigan

An appeal for information has been made by police after a man was knocked unconscious after he was attacked with a pool cue in Wigan. The 20 year old man and a 22 year old friend were viciously attacked close to a railway bridge on Warrington Road after they had walked across Alexandra Park in […]

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Caterpillar fungus could hold the key to relieving the pain of osteoarthritis

A drug from a parasitic mushroom that lives on caterpillars could become an effective new painkiller for people with osteoarthritis within the next six years, according to Arthritis Research UK researchers. Scientists at the University of Nottingham are exploring the painkilling potential of cordycepin, a compound found in cordyceps mushrooms, which are widely used in Chinese traditional medicine. Dr […]

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Halton Borough Council announces urgent repair works on Station Road Bridge

Halton Borough Council has announced that they need to undertake some urgent repair works to Station Road Bridge in Runcorn. This essential work is required so that damage to the columns which support the bridge can be repaired. So that the work can be carried out, the Expressway beneath the bridge will be closed for […]

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EU proposes to boost humanitarian aid by €50 million as Commissioner Stylianides visits South Sudan

EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, who is visiting South Sudan, announces that the Commission is requesting new vital support in the amount of €50 million from the European Union for the victims of this humanitarian crisis. “I have witnessed first-hand the immense suffering of the people of South Sudan. People who […]

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