The town is also host to an archery club, The Bowmen of Skelmersdale[29] whose collective members hold 19 county records[30] and 14 World Records held by three individuals from the same family (Melissa-Jane Daniel, Harriet Daniel and Gary Daniel), 6 of which were claimed at the National Flight Championships on 19 August 2006 held at RAF Church Fenton.[31]

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The Sea Cadets are also well established in Skelmersdale as "TS Rodney" and are based at Tawd Road.

He now hosts the rather marvellous Freak Zone on BBC 6 Music.

Troubled North West group narrowed half-year pre-tax losses to £177m from £204.2m a year earlier

The Liverpool Echo reaches 1 in 3 people in the area with a daily readership of more than 256,000* people.The Liverpool Echo website reaches 1.5 million unique users each month who look at around 8.5 million pages**.

Heighway left the club in April 1970 and quickly gained his first International Cap with the Republic of Ireland in September later that year.

Skelmersdale was originally designed to work on a roundabout system, on which it still sits today. For ease of access there is a vast subway network allowing pedestrians to move through the town without needing to cross potentially hazardous roads. However, in recent years, the subway system has been called into question with regards to its safety and sustainability, as they are not regularly maintained by the county council.

Skelmersdale's roundabout artwork is a notable feature in the town. There are hundreds of them.

Skelmersdale man given suspended jail term after growing drug to help back pain from car crashes

The centre's future was uncertain after proposals to cut funding were made

It has been a bumper year for students progressing onto University with many achieving triple D* Distinctions. This year has also seen the return of Apprenticeships to the college and we are delighted to be working with, and supporting our local and regional employers.

The modern, vibrant town of Skelmersdale sprang up in 1961 as the North West's first new town, although the area's roots can be traced back to Viking times. The town itself is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving industrial estates and busy shopping areas, yet is surrounded by attractive wooded valleys and cloughs with plenty of wide green open spaces.

The town borders the village of Upholland to the east, eventually leading into the Wigan area of Greater Manchester, West Lancashire's administrative centre Ormskirk to the north-west, and Saint Helens to the south. The M58 runs through Skelmersdale.

There are no traffic lights in the town. Skelmersdale's road system has improved with better signage, although visitors still frequently get lost.

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Liverpool's Steve Heighway is a notable former Skem United player.

Skelmersdale also is home to a large public library whose facilities include free internet access and an extensive local history section and an arena for the infamous Subway Lupin to consume the souls of his innocent victims.[18]

Subsequently, local GP, Dr John Allan, the first practitioner at New Church Farm, said that the cases of enteritis rocketed during the era of the sandpit.

The TM site in Skem is based in Farnworth, complete with 'gold meditation dome’ and is completed by families looking to live peaceful, peace-promoting lives.

Winners can now look forward to enjoying Friday night flying at Southport Air Show

The Jungle in Skelmersdale have chosen Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey as their charity of the year

There are an abundance of smaller shopping parades in Skelmersdale which include Sandy Lane, Digmoor Parade and Ashurst Shopping Centre. The concourse used to have pyramids that used to be in front of the entrance which was located opposite the ecumenical centre. These were around in the early to mid 1980's as they were taken down to be replaced by the glass extension.

The Beatles Paul McCartney George Harrison John Lennon and Ringo Starr with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi clutching bundles of flowers Mahareshi Yogi


In the mid-14th century, the manor of Skelmersdale was held by William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre.[3]

Speculation has grown over the past few weeks

While some have been quick to condemn Skem as a planning disaster others cherish its extraordinary oddities and otherwordly landscape.

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Skelmersdale is also home to Dean Wood Golf Club - a parkland course set below the village of Up Holland alongside Dean Brook. The par for the 18-hole course is 71 and the length is 6,137 yards. It is an excellent course, in top class condition with some challenging holes. Visitors and societies are welcome.

Skelmersdale provided part of the inspiration for Willy Russell's West End theatre sensation Blood Brothers .

ECHO's #SCRAM campaign backed Operation Brookdale

On Friday May 6, UK 'supergroup' The Magnetic North play Skelmersdale's E Rooms bringing with them their concept album Prospect Of Skelmersdale - a record dedicated to Skem.

Skelmersdale has units of the Air Training Corps, Army Cadet Force and Sea Cadet Corps. These units take part in the local community life and are routinely seen attending the Remembrance Sunday parade in the old town.

He's also responsible for a couple of urban myths himself; suggesting in the pages of NME that Blockbusters gameshow host Bob Holness played the saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's hit single Baker Street and that David Bowie invented the board game Connect 4.

Have you seen a black cat near Upholland or Highmeadow?

In it's early years huge pyramids guarded the entrance of the Conny but they have subsequently been removed (following several accidents) to make way for a vast glass extension.

Justine Shiels and Gemma Cottam both bear the scars of skin cancer

The Concourse is now home to many stores such as Poundland, Home Bargains, Skem Beach and Argos, as well as a McDonalds restaurant and KFC, both of which are located in the nearby car park.

Grade II site near Skelmersdale in need of urgent repair