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I tend not to watch the news. I made a  choice a few years ago not to routinely watch mainstream news. It seemed to me that nothing good ever makes the news and so it was generally depressing. 363 more words


Hamlet puts on a play, nyah nyah nyah

Song for this post: Right Said Fred, I’m too sexy.

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances, 859 more words


Windswept Councillors Top Snowdon For Neo-Natal Unit

Cllr Gareth Dowling reports on an incredible day trekking up Snowdon with 70+ other “Ormskirkians”, led by Stephanie Beqo raising thousands of pounds for Ormskirk neo-natal unit. 53 more words

Gossip Column

Arise, Sir Greenbelt Pickles

The man in charge of planning reforms, including massive development on agricultural land, in the last government is to be knighted. The former Communities Secretary was sacked last week as Mr Cameron reshuffled his cabinet after winning a majority. 51 more words

Gossip Column

Plan B Gossip

Gossip abounds in Aughton that the Redrow and Wainhomes’ full planning applications to develop the Plan B site with 400 houses and a council bite of the £1,900,000 new homes bonus, the Parrs Lane site that HAS “Plan B protection” (…whoops, should that be the one that according to Cllr Westley has a “caveat”) have been received at 52 Derby Street. 98 more words

Aughton Residents Watch

Town Green Parking Gossip

Local gossip is centred around the scruffy and uncared for Town Green, the two village greens on Town Green Lane. Neglected for years by the WLBC Housing department, mown on odd occasions and the grass cuttings left to rot down, once again the white van is back in its usual place, seen here today. 175 more words

Aughton Residents Watch