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  1. Obesity prevalence increases in reception age primary school children accrington

    The prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for ...

    The prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for children in reception. Obesity prevalence was more than twice as high among children in year 6 (20.0 per cent, similar to 2015/163) than in reception age children,...

    21/10/2017
  2. Lancashire Disability Champion launches Safety in Town scheme accrington

    Lancashire Disability Champion launches Safety in Town scheme A scheme to improve safety for people with disabilities and ...

    Lancashire Disability Champion launches Safety in Town scheme A scheme to improve safety for people with disabilities and anyone who feels vulnerable when out and about in Lancashire was launched this week. County Councillor Peter Steen, Lancashire County Council's champion for disabled...

    21/10/2017
  3. Tinder reinforces ancient mating behaviour, say researchers accrington

    How people pick dates on Tinder is all down to evolution, according to new research. Men choose hot partners whereas women ...

    How people pick dates on Tinder is all down to evolution, according to new research. Men choose ‘hot’ partners whereas women prize intelligence and stability - just as their ancestors did. Tinder is seen as having revolutionised how men and women find a soulmate. However, research led by Dr...

    20/10/2017
  4. Detectives issue appeal in relation to Shaun Walmsley on his 29th birthday accrington

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley in February are continuing to appeal to members of ...

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley in February are continuing to appeal to members of the public who may have any information which could help them with their enquiries. Walmsley turns 29 today and detectives are asking anyone who has any...

    20/10/2017
  5. Storm Brian to arrive this weekend accrington

    An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday has been named as Storm Brian by Met ...

    An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann. The Met Office’s Irish partner...

    20/10/2017
  6. Lancashire Care wins College of Mental Health Pharmacy Award accrington

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trusts Pharmacy Team won the oral presentation award for their newly developed Virtual Learning ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Pharmacy Team won the oral presentation award for their newly developed Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), at the international College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) Conference. The Trust’s Pharmacy Team received the oral presentation award at the 8th...

    20/10/2017
  7. Don't forget to apply for your secondary school place by Halloween accrington

    Don't let the ghosts and ghouls catch you out this year applications for secondary school places in Lancashire need to be in by ...

    Don't let the ghosts and ghouls catch you out this year – applications for secondary school places in Lancashire need to be in by Tuesday 31 October. The online application system is open until 11:59 pm on 31 October 2017. Online via the county council's website is the quickest and...

    20/10/2017
  8. Southport Flower Show Embraces Story-Telling Tradition with Once Upon a Time Theme accrington

    The UKS largest independent flower show is set to be a special edition next year as it invites visitors from across the country ...

    The UK’S largest independent flower show is set to be a special edition next year as it invites visitors from across the country to step into their very own story-book. Organisers of the 2018 Southport Flower Show have revealed that next year’s event will be themed ‘Once Upon a Time’, drawing...

    20/10/2017
  9. Lancashire libraries project receives national recognition accrington

    Two Lancashire Libraries are pioneering a new project to boost young people's mental health by encouraging openness and debate ...

    Two Lancashire Libraries are pioneering a new project to boost young people's mental health by encouraging openness and debate about issues which affect them. The Lancashire Great Minds project at Longton Library and Garstang Library will spark discussion between local 12-14 year olds. It will...

    20/10/2017
  10. Crime in the North West rises 22% as police numbers drop accrington

    Crime in the North West rises 22% as police numbers drop. New crime figures released today show an increase in recorded ...

    Crime in the North West rises 22% as police numbers drop. New crime figures released today show an increase in recorded crime in the North West that is above the national average. This comes against the backdrop of falling police numbers. · Police numbers have dropped by 20% in...

    19/10/2017
  11. Concern growing for man, 37, missing from Blackpool accrington

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Blackpool. ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Blackpool. Andrew Peel was last seen at around 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday) at an address on Warbreck Hill Road. He has not been seen since and there are concerns for his...

    19/10/2017
  12. The North West bears the brunt of the Universal Credit chaos accrington

    More people are receiving Universal Credit in the North West than any other region in the country. 127,851 people in the North ...

    More people are receiving Universal Credit in the North West than any other region in the country. 127,851 people in the North West are currently claiming the benefit which is pushing families into poverty and debt. Over 47,000 of those are in Greater Manchester alone. · The...

    19/10/2017
  13. Smart Meters Bill introduced to Parliament accrington

    Every home and small business in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020. Measures to ensure consumers ...

    Every home and small business in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020. Measures to ensure consumers continue to get the most out of their smart meters have been introduced to parliament in the Smart Meters Bill. Every home and small business in Great Britain will be...

    19/10/2017
  14. Patients benefit from pioneering hi-tech home consultations accrington

    People with cancer are benefitting from pioneering technology that allows them to take part in appointments from the comfort of ...

    People with cancer are benefitting from pioneering technology that allows them to take part in appointments from the comfort of their own home. The Telehealth Clinic is being used at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, in Merseyside, one of the UK’s leading cancer centres. It...

    19/10/2017
  15. DWP customer phone lines to become Freephone accrington

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to ...

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to Freephone numbers. Universal Credit customer telephone lines will be the first to become Freephone in November. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David...

    18/10/2017
  16. Special Constable jailed for misconduct and sexual offences accrington

    A Special Constable has been jailed for 15 months after admitting misconduct and sexual offences. Jack Baxter, 22, of ...

    A Special Constable has been jailed for 15 months after admitting misconduct and sexual offences. Jack Baxter, 22, of Manchester, was arrested in November last year following an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team. He was based in West...

    18/10/2017
  17. Fylde cremation for Moors Murderer? accrington

    Bosses at Fylde Council have reportedly refused to cremate the body of Moors Murderer Ian Brady. Last week, a High Court ...

    Bosses at Fylde Council have reportedly refused to cremate the body of Moors Murderer Ian Brady. Last week, a High Court judge instructed a council officer from Tameside, Greater Manchester, to arrange his cremation. The Sun claims Lytham Crematorium was asked to carry it out and scatter his...

    18/10/2017
  18. International recognition for Blackpool's piers accrington

    The World Monuments Fund has announced that Blackpools piers are to be included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch, a call to ...

    The World Monuments Fund has announced that Blackpool’s piers are to be included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch, a call to action for cultural heritage sites facing imminent threats and challenges, helping create opportunities for positive change. Since 1996, founded in partnership with...

    18/10/2017
  19. Work starts on scheme to cut Preston city centre queues accrington

    Work has begun this week to make changes to roads in Preston city centre to help relieve congestion. The experimental ...

    Work has begun this week to make changes to roads in Preston city centre to help relieve congestion. The experimental changes involve making Lune Street two-way and creating a junction from Lune Street onto Ring Way to provide an alternative route for traffic leaving the city centre car...

    18/10/2017
  20. Nation faces older people homelessness time bomb,councils warn accrington

    The nation is facing a ticking time bomb in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise ...

    The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that...

    17/10/2017
  21. Hurricane Ophelia. What you need to know accrington

    The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, Hurricane Ophelia is on its way. Nobody, ...

    The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, Hurricane Ophelia is on its way. Nobody, including Michael Fish, could have predicted the devastation caused by the storm that would ultimately claim 18 lives and cause more than £1bn worth of damage, but times have...

    16/10/2017
  22. Lancashire's top football clubs want you to make the save of your lives accrington

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with some of Lancashires top football clubs to encourage fans to make the ...

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with some of Lancashire’s top football clubs to encourage fans to make the save of their lives. Goalkeepers from...

    16/10/2017
  23. Steer Clear of Vehicle Crime accrington

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of ...

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of value left inside them, like handbags, wallets, tools and Sat Navs. Vehicle registration plates are also sometimes stolen. So what can you do to reduce the risk...

    16/10/2017
  24. Life sentences for killer drivers accrington

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life ...

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life sentences will be introduced for those who cause death by dangerous driving, and for careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs. New offence of...

    15/10/2017
  25. 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 13 October and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 October and 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...

    13/10/2017
  26. Over 6m investment in county council care homes accrington

    Lancashire County Council is investing £6.6m to improve its residential care homes for older people. The council's ...

    Lancashire County Council is investing £6.6m to improve its residential care homes for older people. The council's cabinet today approved the funding, which will see improvements to all 17 county council-run homes. The scheme will help to modernise the buildings, improve safety systems,...

    13/10/2017
  27. Disabled Go accrington

    People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they ...

    People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they visit for a health appointment. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Property Services Department is working in partnership with Disabled Go to undertake assessments...

    13/10/2017
  28. 12% smoking target in new Lancashire Tobacco Plan accrington

    A plan to cut smoking rates across Lancashire to 12% by 2022 has been approved today. The Lancashire Tobacco Control Plan, ...

    A plan to cut smoking rates across Lancashire to 12% by 2022 has been approved today. The Lancashire Tobacco Control Plan, which was agreed by the county council's cabinet, sets out a number of measures to build on the work that has been delivered so far to encourage people to quit smoking. ...

    13/10/2017
  29. Lancashire Care has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity Awards accrington

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trusts Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions Award at one of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards. Emma Allen, Equality and Diversity Lead has successfully been shortlisted for the ‘Head of Diversity and...

    13/10/2017
  30. PHE urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated accrington

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People ...

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination from today (12 October 2017), ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common. ...

    12/10/2017
  31. Register now for free Switch-On 2018 wristbands accrington

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open by public demand! It follows ...

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open – by public demand! It follows the huge success of this year’s event when a capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland Arena to watch a spectacular five-hour concert, culminating in the...

    12/10/2017
  32. Mersey Gateway Bridge to open to traffic just after midnight on Saturday 14th October accrington

    Haltons iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. ...

    Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. The plan is, weather depending, to have the bridge lit up with a spectacular light show and fireworks display on Friday evening, a few hours before it opens to...

    12/10/2017
  33. Missing from home Mark Baghurst accrington

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. Mark Baghurst, aged 48, was last seen outside Heron Foods on Tulketh Street at approximately midday. He is described as white, around 6ft tall, of stocky build,...

    12/10/2017
  34. Defence giant BAE to axe 2,000 jobs - 750 to go at Lancashire sites accrington

    BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, is to axe 2,000 jobs in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. ...

    BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, is to axe 2,000 jobs in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. Here's a breakdown of where BAE's cutting jobs: Warton and Samlesbury, Lancashire - 750 East Yorkshire - 400

    11/10/2017
  35. New advice on eating runny eggs accrington

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and ...

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The revised advice, based on the latest...

    11/10/2017
  36. Two injured in Bamber Bridge collision accrington

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a ...

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a Mini Cooper was travelling on London Way when it collided with a Skoda Octavia close to Brownedge Road. The driver of the Mini, a 62-year-old woman from...

    10/10/2017

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