Tenant evicted after drugs raid and arson attack

Skelmersdale man Adam Orr has been evicted by West Lancashire Borough Council after cannabis was found at his home and a severe arson attack led staff to believe his presence could be a danger to other tenants. Wigan County Court heard that a quantity of the Class B drug consistent with amounts kept for personal … Read more

Terry Aldridge is new Chairman of Lancashire County Council

The new Chairman of Lancashire County Council has begun his year in office. County Councillor Terry Aldridge, who represents Skelmersdale Central, was appointed at the annual meeting of Full Council. A county councillor since 2005, Terry has also been on West Lancashire Borough Council since 1990, representing the Moorside ward. Terry has just served as … Read more

Report reveals benefits of EU-UK medical research partnerships

Partnerships between UK and EU medical researchers have increased the value of research, benefiting patients across Europe, according to a report published today (Tuesday). The report, commissioned by eight leading UK medical organisations, highlights how the UK’s contribution to research throughout the EU has fostered and strengthened scientific co-operation. As negotiations begin on a new … Read more

Macmillan launches new advertising campaign to reflect reality of life with cancer

Research shows that people with cancer don’t want to be defined by the disease Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a new national advertising campaign that shows a different side of living with cancer. Based on new insight that 85% of people with cancer don’t want to be defined by the disease, Life with Cancer looks at what ordinary life … Read more