Drivers warned of delays on busy route near Ormskirk

Lancashire County Council is asking drivers to leave more time for their journeys due to work starting soon on the A59 between Ormskirk and Burscough. Contractors for housing developer Taylor Wimpey will begin work on improvements to roads and sewers on High Lane for 12 weeks from Tuesday 30 May. The work has been agreed … Read more

Fantastic fun events lined up for the Chapel Gallery

From fantastic half term fun to free professional tuition to help you learn a new skill, the Chapel Gallery has exciting events for everyone in the next few weeks. A Speciality Market takes place inside the gallery on Saturday 27 May, where stallholders will be showing off their talents with a range of crafts on … Read more

Friends Group helps the Council to make hay

The Friends of Coronation Park are helping West Lancashire Borough Council make an award winning park look even better. Group members raised funds and purchased tools for the Council’s Parks and Countryside Service to help them with traditional management of the wildflower meadow at the park in Ormskirk. The tools will be used to assist … Read more

First radio detection of lonely planet disk shows similarities between stars and planet-like objects

First radio observations of the lonely, planet-like object OTS44 reveal a dusty protoplanetary disk that is very similar to disks around young stars. This is unexpected, given that models of star and planet formation predict that formation from a collapsing cloud, forming a central object with surrounding disk, should not be possible for such low-mass … Read more

Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumour cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers. Dr Harry Bulstrode at the University of Cambridge has received a Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award to test the effect of the Zika virus on glioblastoma, … Read more