Steve Prescott Bridge to be lit in memory of Violet Grace Youens

The Steve Prescott Bridge will be lit violet this evening (Monday 27 March) in memory of 4-year-old Violet Grace Youens who sadly passed away on Saturday evening after being struck in a hit-and-run on Friday afternoon. Merseyside Police is appealing for anyone with information which could assist with the investigation to contact Merseyside Police on … Read more

Local community group receives funding to help with their sessions

Burscough based Divine Days have been awarded £10,000 in January 2017 from the Awards For All Big Lottery Fund and £1000 from the Lancashire County Council Heath and Well-bring Grant towards their sessions. Divine Days Creative Arts CIC was set up to make the Arts accessible to all – they run various creative workshops including Music, Dance, Creative … Read more

Skelmersdale charity assists earthquake recovery in Nepal

‘As I remembered my mother on Mothering Sunday, I also remembered another young mother whom I had met a few days earlier on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal’ reflects Keith Laycock, Chairman of Resolve International. The Nepalese mother lives in an area which had suffered badly in the 2015 earthquakes. The poorest people in … Read more

Council prosecutes another irresponsible dog owner

A Skelmersdale dog owner has been ordered to pay out more than £1,300 by Wigan Magistrates Court for failing to ensure his pet was microchipped and wearing an identity tag in a public place. New legislation came into force on 6 April 2016 which made it compulsory for dogs in England to be microchipped and … Read more

New mums in St Helens encouraged to breastfeed with the help of online Chatbot

Public Health England (PHE) has launched the ‘Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend’ (BFF), a new interactive tool (chatbot) to help guide new mums through their first weeks of breastfeeding. The chatbot, which can be accessed through Facebook messenger, works as a live chat tool via one-to-one messaging and push notifications. BFF gives mums 24/7 access to expert … Read more