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  1. Police to target 'pop up brothels' accrington

    Lancashire Police has joined other forces in launching a week-long operation aimed at tackling sexual exploitation. ...

    Lancashire Police has joined other forces in launching a week-long operation aimed at tackling sexual exploitation. Operation Aident is a joint campaign between police, the National Crime Agency and law enforcement agencies to understand the threat modern slavery and human trafficking...

    25/09/2018
  2. British Musical Fireworks returns with a bang. All you need to know accrington

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns this month and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the ...

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns this month and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the annual three day spectacular. A staple of the annual Southport events calendar, the British Musical Fireworks Championship in Victoria Park is a huge crowd pleaser...

    24/09/2018
  3. Grass greener, but rain needed to reduce drought-risk for 2019 accrington

    More than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents in summer 2018. National Drought Group agrees action to reduce risk of ...

    More than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents in summer 2018. National Drought Group agrees action to reduce risk of drought in 2019 More than 300 dry-weather environmental incidents this summer Water restrictions likely in spring 2019 if winter rainfall is below average. The National...

    24/09/2018
  4. UK leads the charge in eradicating scourge of modern slavery accrington

    UK to protect up to 800,000 people in fragile and conflict-affected parts of Africa by providing families with alternative ...

    UK to protect up to 800,000 people in fragile and conflict-affected parts of Africa by providing families with alternative livelihood opportunities and protecting children from exploitation. • Support for Prime Minister’s Call to Action from international community underlined by endorsement from...

    24/09/2018
  5. Government announces definition for cannabis-based products for medicinal use accrington

    Cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally. The government has ...

    Cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally. The government has announced that cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally and today sets out which product categories the...

    22/09/2018
  6. New campaign highlights we could recycle 50% more accrington

    A new campaign aims to highlight that the average Lancashire household could recycle 50% more if everyone always put the right ...

    A new campaign aims to highlight that the average Lancashire household could recycle 50% more if everyone always put the right thing in the right bin. People in Lancashire are quite good at recycling, with every property producing 4.2k of recycling a week, but we could potentially recycle...

    22/09/2018
  7. This hidden benefit cut could be devastating for older people accrington

    Britain's oldest pensioners are at risk of losing free TV licences, under a Government shakeup over how the BBC is funded. ...

    Britain's oldest pensioners are at risk of losing free TV licences, under a Government shakeup over how the BBC is funded. Britain’s oldest pensioners are at risk of losing free TV licences under a Government shakeup over how the BBC is funded, in a controversial move charities warn could have a...

    21/09/2018
  8. Important transport information ahead of the Giant Spectacular accrington

    Check timetables and plan your journeys a few days before the event dont leave it until the last minute. These are ...

    Check timetables and plan your journeys a few days before the event – don’t leave it until the last minute. These are important messages from transport leaders as the Liverpool City Region gears up to welcome back the Giants for Liverpool’s Dream – their third and final visit to the streets...

    20/09/2018
  9. Government announces 'root and branch' review of rail accrington

    A sweeping review to transform Britains railways has been launched today (20 September 2018) by Transport Secretary Chris ...

    A sweeping review to transform Britain’s railways has been launched today (20 September 2018) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The review — the most significant since privatisation — will consider ambitious recommendations for reform to ensure our vital rail system continues to benefit...

    20/09/2018
  10. One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England accrington

    PHE encourages people to join in the mass quit attempt, Stoptober, and get the right stop smoking support for them. Last ...

    PHE encourages people to join in the mass quit attempt, Stoptober, and get the right stop smoking support for them. Last year, nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully, which is the equivalent to 1,069 smokers each day. Despite new smokers starting and ex-smokers relapsing, there...

    20/09/2018
  11. Police appeal after man fails to attend court accrington

    Police are appealing for information to find a man who we would like to speak to after he failed to appear at court in relation ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a man who we would like to speak to after he failed to appear at court in relation to a knife crime offence. 22-year-old Ryan Jones was arrested in April on suspicion of possessing a lock knife after a stop-search in Simons Croft, Netherton. He was...

    19/09/2018
  12. Sainsburys/Asda merger referred for in-depth investigation accrington

    The proposed merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd is being referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation. In ...

    The proposed merger between J Sainsbury PLC and Asda Group Ltd is being referred for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation. In August, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opened its initial (Phase 1) investigation into the merger and announced the companies had requested a ‘fast-track’...

    19/09/2018
  13. Police support nationwide knife surrender operation accrington

    Carrying knives on Lancashires streets is unacceptable and police are encouraging residents to hand in the weapons as part of ...

    Carrying knives on Lancashire’s streets is unacceptable – and police are encouraging residents to hand in the weapons as part of a national knife surrender campaign. From Tuesday (September 18) Lancashire Police is urging members of the public to dispose of knives anonymously at stations...

    19/09/2018
  14. M6 bridge on the move in 24-hour operation this weekend accrington

    Motorists are reminded that work to remove an 800 tonne, 250ft long bridge over the M6 in Staffordshire takes place this weekend. ...

    Motorists are reminded that work to remove an 800 tonne, 250ft long bridge over the M6 in Staffordshire takes place this weekend. The bridge, north of Stafford, will be dismantled and the entire 150-tonne centre section lifted clear and taken away in one piece on a 90ft long specialist...

    18/09/2018
  15. Safety camera enforcement vehicles will be out and about this week accrington

    The safety camera enforcement vehicles will mostly be in Blackpool, Lytham, South Ribble, West Lancs, Lancaster, Morecambe, the ...

    The safety camera enforcement vehicles will mostly be in Blackpool, Lytham, South Ribble, West Lancs, Lancaster, Morecambe, the Ribble Valley and Blackburn over the next few days #keepingyousafe #towardszerolancs

    18/09/2018
  16. Bumper August sees LJLAs busiest month in 7 years accrington

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during August as passenger numbers rose by over 3% ...

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during August as passenger numbers rose by over 3% compared to August 2017. Over 535,000 passengers travelled through the Airport last month; the highest monthly figure in seven years, contributing to a 2.5%...

    17/09/2018
  17. Dont be a Space Invader, stay safe, stay back says Highways England accrington

    Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England today as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on ...

    Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England today as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on the country’s major roads and motorways.

    17/09/2018
  18. Public asked for views on calorie labelling when eating out accrington

    The government has opened a public consultation on how to introduce calorie labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the ...

    The government has opened a public consultation on how to introduce calorie labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the home. The consultation will also seek views on how this could apply to: small businesses street vendors restaurants with fast-changing menus online takeaway...

    16/09/2018
  19. 6 million awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding accrington

    Sixteen successful 'fast track' projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver ...

    Sixteen successful 'fast track' projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs. Sixteen successful ‘Fast Track’ projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable...

    16/09/2018
  20. Will Tropical Storm Helene affect the UK accrington

    Tropical Storm Helene, which is currently in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to track towards the UK over the next few days bringing ...

    Tropical Storm Helene, which is currently in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to track towards the UK over the next few days bringing a spell of windy weather to many of us at the start of next week. However as the storm travels across the Atlantic it will weaken, downgrading from a tropical...

    15/09/2018
  21. Geese events at Martin Mere accrington

    Over the next couple of weeks there will soon be the familiar sound of geese passing overhead yes Autumn has officially begun, ...

    Over the next couple of weeks there will soon be the familiar sound of geese passing overhead – yes Autumn has officially begun, and WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre will soon be expecting the arrival of up to 30,000 Pink-footed geese after their journey from Iceland. Reserve Manager, Louise...

    13/09/2018
  22. Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave accrington

    A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law today (Thursday 13 September) as the ...

    A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law today (Thursday 13 September) as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieves Royal Assent. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tragedy of childhood mortality and is...

    13/09/2018
  23. Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker accrington

    New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018). Individuals ...

    New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018). Individuals who assault or attack emergency workers face longer jail terms as a new law backed by government receives Royal Assent today.. A new offence will double the maximum...

    13/09/2018
  24. 6356 caught by average speed cameras on A565 Tarleton bypass accrington

    Shocking figures reveal that a staggering 6356 motorists have been caught by the average speed cameras on the A564 Tarleton ...

    Shocking figures reveal that a staggering 6356 motorists have been caught by the average speed cameras on the A564 Tarleton bypass. The 50mph limit was introduced last year in an attempt to reduce the accident rate on the road. Most speeders were caught doing between 60-70mph. The top...

    13/09/2018
  25. 30 hours childcare offer helping balance work and family lives accrington

    New survey, marking the first anniversary of the 30 hours childcare offer, shows almost 70 per cent of parents are spending less ...

    New survey, marking the first anniversary of the 30 hours childcare offer, shows almost 70 per cent of parents are spending less money per week on childcare. Thousands of parents taking advantage of the government’s 30 hours free childcare offer have been able to take on more hours of work,...

    12/09/2018
  26. Current and future state of nations health revealed accrington

    PHE has published a new Health Profile for England report giving the most comprehensive picture of the health of England today and ...

    PHE has published a new Health Profile for England report giving the most comprehensive picture of the health of England today and into the future. The Health Profile for England report covers life expectancy; major causes of death; mortality trends; child health; inequality in health; wider...

    12/09/2018
  27. People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before accrington

    People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before An increasing number of people are spending ...

    People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before An increasing number of people are spending time outdoors enjoying the natural environment. New national statistics published yesterday by Natural England show that more people than ever before are visiting...

    11/09/2018
  28. Funding boost for green last mile delivery bikes accrington

    Government gives £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. government announces a £2 million funding ...

    Government gives £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. government announces a £2 million funding pot to support uptake of e-cargo bikes e-cargo bikes offer a zero emission alternative to traditional last mile delivery vehicles older diesel vans making short deliveries are...

    10/09/2018
  29. Public Health England and Drinkaware launch Drink Free Days accrington

    Two thirds of regular drinkers say that cutting down on their drinking is harder than improving diet or exercise. A YouGov ...

    Two thirds of regular drinkers say that cutting down on their drinking is harder than improving diet or exercise. A YouGov poll has found that one in five of UK adults are drinking above the Chief Medical Officer’s low risk drinking guidelines and more than two thirds of these say they would...

    10/09/2018
  30. Missing children found safe and well accrington

    TWO children who went missing from Preston have been found safe and well. Police launched a search for Suria Ganhao, 4, and ...

    TWO children who went missing from Preston have been found safe and well. Police launched a search for Suria Ganhao, 4, and Leticia Almond, three months, after they were last seen at about 2pm on Friday (September 7th) getting into a dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa on St Anne’s Street in Preston. ...

    09/09/2018
  31. Green number plates for clean vehicles accrington

    Consultation will ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles. Purely illustrative image of a ...

    Consultation will ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles. Purely illustrative image of a green licence plate, the final design will be part of the consultation process. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new plans...

    09/09/2018
  32. Home Office proposes extending stop and search powers accrington

    The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public ...

    The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public without good reason. Police will be able to stop and search people they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places, under Home Office proposals...

    09/09/2018
  33. Concern for missing children accrington

    Police are growing concerned for the welfare of two children. Suria Ganhao, 4, and Leticia Almond, three months, were last seen ...

    Police are growing concerned for the welfare of two children. Suria Ganhao, 4, and Leticia Almond, three months, were last seen at about 2pm on Friday (September 7th) getting into a dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa on St Anne’s Street in Preston. Police believe the children are with their parents...

    08/09/2018
  34. Still missing 61 year old Carl Lake accrington

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking ...

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking for the public’s help to find him. Mr Lake, who was from the Bootle area, was last seen around 5.30pm in the vicinity of Coronation Walk but hasn’t been seen...

    08/09/2018
  35. Tough new measures to end the blight of nuisance calls accrington

    New powers will ban cold calls offering to settle personal injury or payment protection insurance claims if the claimant has not ...

    New powers will ban cold calls offering to settle personal injury or payment protection insurance claims if the claimant has not chosen to ‘opt-in’ Rogue companies making unsolicited calls related to personal injury claims could now be fined up to £500,000 New powers coming into force...

    08/09/2018
  36. British Airways data breach how to protect yourself accrington

    British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what ...

    British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what to do if you think you have been affected. British Airways have said on a statement on its website that the stolen data did not include travel or passport details. ...

    08/09/2018

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