Have you signed up for the West Lancashire Borough Council chargeable garden waste collection service? Residents are reminded to sign up and pay before 15 May 2017 to ensure no interruption to their service, with collections continuing every two weeks. Charges for the garden waste collection service apply from 5 […]

Garden Waste Collection Service


Take a step back in time and find out what life was like in West Lancashire 900 years ago by coming along to the marvellous Ormskirk Medieval Weekend at Coronation Park. The fabulous free two-day extravaganza on Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May will give visitors the chance to […]

Come and enjoy the fantastic Ormskirk Medieval Weekend


End the taboo: We need to talk more about death so people can die where they choose and free from pain, says Macmillan Cancer Support New findings in Macmillan’s report include: –       Just 1% of people with cancer want to die in hospital. Yet 38% of people – more than 62,000 – who die […]

Thousands of cancer patients die in hospital against their wishes



Less than one in three women are given protective clothing specifically designed for women, according to a report published by the TUC today (Friday). Despite a legal duty on bosses to provide the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their staff free of charge, only 3 in 10 women (29%) […]

Women put at risk by ill-fitting safety gear, warns TUC


In some cases up to 8 hours a week and probably not through choice Worries that older workers are now being hit by the ‘Gig Economy’, with implications for State Pension age decisions New Age UK analysis finds that while employment rates for older workers have increased in this country […]

New Age UK analysis shows older people in employment are ...


With savings of £7.4m needed to be made for the 2017/18 financial year, St Helens Council’s cabinet has agreed to end the discretionary school allowance scheme. As a local authority, St Helens Council has no statutory duty to provide support towards the cost of purchasing a school uniform, but has […]

Discretionary school clothing allowance scheme ceased as council looks to ...