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  1. North West parents to benefit from Tax-Free Childcare roll out for under 6s accrington

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. ...

    Tax Free Childcare is now available to around 140,000 families in the North West whose youngest child is under six. Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare – part of the government’s Childcare Choices offer – for children who were aged under six on 24...

    14/12/2017
  2. Have your say on non-residential care charging accrington

    A consultation giving people the opportunity to have their say about non-residential care charges begins this week. The ...

    A consultation giving people the opportunity to have their say about non-residential care charges begins this week. The eight-week consultation, which begins on Friday 15 December, will give people who use the service the opportunity to share their views by filling in a form that has been...

    14/12/2017
  3. Lancashire schools commended by Ofsted accrington

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be ...

    Figures from the latest Ofsted annual report show that the vast majority of Lancashire's children and young people continue to be taught in schools that are either good or outstanding. The latest Ofsted statistics show that 94% of Lancashire's primary age pupils attend schools that have been...

    14/12/2017
  4. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast accrington

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  5. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved accrington

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  6. Highways Englands intelligent network of the future accrington

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  7. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas accrington

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  8. Ice warning in Lancashire accrington

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, with an ice warning issued by the Met Office. Rain is likely to fall on frozen surfaces creating difficult conditions. The county council is advising people to consider...

    12/12/2017
  9. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas accrington

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  10. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act accrington

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  11. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room accrington

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  12. Poets view of rural beauty accrington

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by David Secrett: A Poets View of Rural Beauty. ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by David Secrett: A Poet’s View of Rural Beauty. The exhibition, running until 20 January 2018 is focused on landscapes. As a professional trained artist, David’s view of the natural world and its ‘poetry’ results in...

    11/12/2017
  13. Festive fun at Martin Mere accrington

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the ...

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new year’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature....

    11/12/2017
  14. Missing from home - Arthur Platt-now found accrington

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming ...

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 83 year-old man who has gone missing in Wirral. Arthur Platt was last seen leaving his home address in Noctorum at 8.50am...

    11/12/2017
  15. Planned roadworks in the North West accrington

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little...

    09/12/2017
  16. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds accrington

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majestys ...

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majesty’s Passport Office announced today. The online passport renewal service, which takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, has previously only been available to...

    08/12/2017
  17. 'Give Way' introduced on Fishergate in central Preston accrington

    New Give Way markings are being trialled on one of Preston's main shopping streets, to help to reduce queuing at peak times. ...

    New Give Way markings are being trialled on one of Preston's main shopping streets, to help to reduce queuing at peak times. People travelling along Fishergate, towards the railway station will now need to give way at the junction with Butler Street. Markings have been put on the road and...

    08/12/2017
  18. Childline counselling sessions for anxiety at highest ever levels accrington

    Over 13,000 counselling sessions about anxiety were delivered in 2016/17 THOUSANDS of children and teenagers have contacted ...

    Over 13,000 counselling sessions about anxiety were delivered in 2016/17 THOUSANDS of children and teenagers have contacted Childline as they battle anxiety, with some even suffering panic attacks as they struggle to get help. The latest figures revealed last year (2016/17) the...

    08/12/2017
  19. Gritting crews in action as snow expected to hit Lancashire accrington

    Lancashire's gritting crews are ready for action over the coming days following forecasts for sleet, snow and icy conditions to ...

    Lancashire's gritting crews are ready for action over the coming days following forecasts for sleet, snow and icy conditions to hit the county. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice affecting northern and central regions of the UK from the early hours of Friday and...

    07/12/2017
  20. Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives accrington

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not ...

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period – says latest THINK! campaign starting today (7 December 2017). For this year’s campaign, which runs to January 1 (2018), THINK!...

    07/12/2017
  21. New buses starting next week will restore village links accrington

    New and better bus routes starting in Lancashire next week will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more ...

    New and better bus routes starting in Lancashire next week will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more frequent services making travel much easier on other routes. The improvements are coming in from Monday 11 December after Lancashire County Council's new...

    07/12/2017
  22. Who is Ian Allen? accrington

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number ...

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number of large-scale drug importations. The appeal follows the seizure of 40kgs of cocaine found in a van by Border Force officers based at Coquelles in June 2017. ...

    06/12/2017
  23. Lytham Festival 2018 will take place earlier than planned. accrington

    It's to avoid clashing with the Ricoh Womens British Golf Open held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. The dates for ...

    It's to avoid clashing with the Ricoh Women’s British Golf Open held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. The dates for 2018 are Monday July 16 to Sunday July 22. It had initially been planned to hold the festival just a week before the huge golf event but following further consultation...

    06/12/2017
  24. Operation targeting cash-in-transit robberies launched accrington

    Lancashire Police will join forces with officers across the North West and the security industry to launch a joint operation ...

    Lancashire Police will join forces with officers across the North West and the security industry to launch a joint operation targeting cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies in the run-up to Christmas. The number of CIT robberies, where a security guard delivering or collecting cash from a business...

    06/12/2017
  25. Arriva Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off accrington

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been ...

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been called off. Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on the...

    05/12/2017
  26. Back the fight against puppy smugglers and backstreet breeders accrington

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the ...

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the family this Christmas need to be wary of unscrupulous breeders and sellers, animal welfare Minister Lord Gardiner has warned today. The UK is a nation of animal lovers,...

    05/12/2017
  27. 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year accrington

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official ...

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data. Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS England’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began...

    04/12/2017
  28. Highways England lightening the load for hauliers and motorists this Christmas accrington

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their ...

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their destinations quicker and with fewer delays. Since it was created in 2015, Highways England has completed 18 road improvements across the country, which is a welcome bonus for...

    04/12/2017
  29. New Coroner's jurisdiction agreed for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen accrington

    A new Coroner's jurisdiction has officially begun in Lancashire, covering Blackburn with Darwen and parts of Lancashire. The ...

    A new Coroner's jurisdiction has officially begun in Lancashire, covering Blackburn with Darwen and parts of Lancashire. The Coroner areas of Preston and West Lancashire, East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen formally merged on Friday, 1 December. Known as Lancashire and Blackburn with...

    04/12/2017
  30. Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents accrington

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure its set up and used safely and ...

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and securely, so we’ve brought you some expert, practical tips to help. Download an internet security app on mobile devices – including Apple – and ensure you keep it...

    04/12/2017
  31. 2 for 1 entry to Martin Mere accrington

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT ...

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering 2 for 1 admission to National Lottery players to say thanks for the over £10 million WWT has received from the Heritage Lottery Fund...

    04/12/2017
  32. Planned roadworks in the North West accrington

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    02/12/2017
  33. Watch out for loan sharks this Christmas accrington

    If you are having money troubles this Christmas then dont be tempted to borrow cash from loan sharks. Loan sharks are ...

    If you are having money troubles this Christmas then don’t be tempted to borrow cash from loan sharks. Loan sharks are illegal money lenders who often target families on low income. They may seem friendly to start with, but borrowing money from them is never a good idea even if your credit...

    01/12/2017
  34. Urgent action needed across the UK care home market accrington

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action ...

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action against some homes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its final findings following an extensive review of whether the residential care...

    01/12/2017
  35. Government to lead national effort to end rough sleeping accrington

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today (30 November 2017) set out details of a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel that will ...

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today (30 November 2017) set out details of a new Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel that will help develop a national strategy as part of the government’s commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminate it altogether by 2027. This new Advisory Panel...

    01/12/2017
  36. Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham accrington

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England. As of 29 November 2017, there were 16 confirmed cases in Leeds, 11 confirmed cases in Liverpool and 9 confirmed cases in...

    01/12/2017

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