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  1. Healthwatch Lancashire captures views about access to mental health services accrington

    Healthwatch Lancashire has published a report that captures views from the public about access to mental health services and the ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has published a report that captures views from the public about access to mental health services and the issues they face. The report comes as part of a three-month-long project with the aim of giving service providers insight in to what the public know and feel about...

    29/06/2017
  2. Chief Constable of Lancashire Police to retire accrington

    Today we say goodbye to Chief Constable Steve Finnigan who is retiring after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a ...

    Today we say goodbye to Chief Constable Steve Finnigan who is retiring after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer. Mr Finnigan joined Merseyside Police in June 1976 and held various operational and strategic roles. He worked in all geographical areas of Merseyside...

    28/06/2017
  3. Research highlights parents' relaxed attitude to sun safety accrington

    New research, released today by the Met Office in conjunction with the NHS England #CoverUpMate skin cancer campaign, has revealed ...

    New research, released today by the Met Office in conjunction with the NHS England #CoverUpMate skin cancer campaign, has revealed a worryingly relaxed attitude towards sun care amongst many parents of young children. Sunburn in childhood has been strongly linked to the development of skin cancer...

    28/06/2017
  4. LGA responds to Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK accrington

    Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Associations People and Places Board, responded to a new Which? report ...

    Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responded to a new Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK “Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is a vital element of everyday life for residents and can help them cut household...

    28/06/2017
  5. New coastal safety website launched accrington

    A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead. To help you enjoy the ...

    A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead. To help you enjoy the coast safely and to find out more about the Coastguard the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have created a coastal safety guide which is full of tips to keep you and your...

    27/06/2017
  6. LJLA unveils ambitious plans for future growth accrington

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to set out its vision of future developments and continued expansion of its business ...

    Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is to set out its vision of future developments and continued expansion of its business through to 2030 and to 2050 as it launches its updated Airport Master Plan as part of a four week public consultation which starts next week. The Airport has ambitious...

    26/06/2017
  7. A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere accrington

    A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre a White Stork enclosure. Three ...

    A new exhibit has been officially opened this week at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre – a White Stork enclosure. Three white storks have been released into the waterfowl gardens near the Eco-garden. Grounds manager, Steve Nasir, said: “The white storks are a great new addition to the...

    26/06/2017
  8. Most wanted David and Mark Gaskell accrington

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. David John Gaskell, 27 years, was sentenced to nine-and-half-years in prison on 18 January 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of causing death by...

    26/06/2017
  9. Reappeal MFH Trevor Farthing accrington

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was ...

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was last seen Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as white, 5ft...

    25/06/2017
  10. Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside accrington

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an ...

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. DVSA will be target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to...

    25/06/2017
  11. UK to observe a minute​​s silence for victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack accrington

    The UK will observe a minute'sâ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minuteâs silence will be held at 12 ...

    The UK will observe a minute's​ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minute​’s silence will be held at 12 noon on Monday 26 June in remembrance of those affected by the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. The silence will be marked at all government buildings and other organisations may...

    24/06/2017
  12. Planned roadworks in the North West accrington

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 23 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    23/06/2017
  13. UK Coastguard safety plea after 68 children reported missing on UK beaches accrington

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 ...

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK coast. All children were found safely, but with so many reports coming in during the...

    23/06/2017
  14. Iconic hotel fined for food safety breaches accrington

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety ...

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations. Britannia Hotels Ltd, which runs the Adelphi Hotel was sentenced after appearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court and was fined £232,500 and made...

    23/06/2017
  15. New affordable homes to be offered in Rufford accrington

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected ...

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected to be completed shortly. West Lancashire Borough Council has negotiated an arrangement with Jones Homes to provide 14 affordable homes on their popular development...

    22/06/2017
  16. Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge accrington

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, ...

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, 14, were last seen at Middlebrook Retail Park in Bolton at around 12.20pm on Monday, June 19. Both boys were last seen wearing light blue school polo shirts, black...

    21/06/2017
  17. Beautiful But Deadly Hidden Dangers of Swimming in Reservoirs accrington

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is ...

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is called ‘Beautiful but deadly’. With latest statistics revealing 300 people in the UK lost their lives in 2016 due to accidental drowning (source: National Water...

    21/06/2017
  18. Motorcycle collision on M6 accrington

    Police are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster. At around 9.35am on Sunday, ...

    Police are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster. At around 9.35am on Sunday, June 18 a Suzuki motorbike was travelling north between Junction 33 and 34 when it collided with a Skoda Yeti which was towing a caravan. The motorcycle rider, a 38...

    21/06/2017
  19. New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters accrington

    A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire ...

    A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters. The garden features a memorial wall with individual plaques for fallen officers and a fountain in the centre. The plaques are inscribed with...

    21/06/2017
  20. Hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men accrington

    Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis ...

    Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis A. Public Health England (PHE) is urging gay and bisexual men to take extra precautions against infection of hepatitis A, as cases are increasingly reported in the...

    21/06/2017
  21. New Armed Forces and Veterans Champion for Lancashire accrington

    Lancashire County Council's new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. ...

    Lancashire County Council's new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. County Councillor Alf Clempson represents Poulton-le-Fylde. He joined the Army aged 16 and went on to serve for 24 years in the Scots Guards. He attained the rank of...

    21/06/2017
  22. Eat safe this summer accrington

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer ...

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months? New research indicates that people in the North West could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of...

    20/06/2017
  23. Man dies in collision accrington

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June 17th when a 125cc scooter heading East on the B5254 Leyland Road at Lower Penwortham lost control on the approach to a right hand bend. The rider collided with a row of...

    19/06/2017
  24. Home Secretary statement: Finsbury Park incident accrington

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given the following statement in reaction to the incident at Finsbury Park. Home Secretary Amber ...

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given the following statement in reaction to the incident at Finsbury Park. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “My thoughts are with all those affected by the appalling incident at Finsbury Park. I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police who have confirmed it is...

    19/06/2017
  25. UK to observe minute​​'s silence for victims of Grenfell Tower fire accrington

    The United Kingdom will observe a minutes silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all ...

    The United Kingdom will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. The silence will be marked at all Government buildings and other organisations may follow suit. On Friday the...

    18/06/2017
  26. Have you seen Marcus Thomas from Wales? accrington

    Marcus, 15, who is originally from Wales, was last seen on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Lancashire Hill, Stockport. He is ...

    Marcus, 15, who is originally from Wales, was last seen on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Lancashire Hill, Stockport. He is described as 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with brown shoulder-length hair extensions, blue eyes and speaks with a Welsh accent. He is also known as Nicola Joe Thomas and was...

    16/06/2017
  27. 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 16 June and could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 June 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...

    16/06/2017
  28. Hot and humid this weekend accrington

    Much of England and Wales will see temperatures rise as we head into the weekend with plenty of sunshine. Warm, humid air ...

    Much of England and Wales will see temperatures rise as we head into the weekend with plenty of sunshine. Warm, humid air originating from the tropical Atlantic will bring a taste of summer warmth across much of England and Wales over the coming days with the hot weather extending into next...

    16/06/2017
  29. Woodlands Providing sanctuary and care for animals at all owls of the day and night accrington

    As described by Vickie, one of the founding trustees of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary the fun never stops here! At the beginning ...

    As described by Vickie, one of the founding trustees of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary “the fun never stops here”! At the beginning of the month Vickie took delivery of an injured baby Tawny owl from Rufford Veterinary Group, who we think had hit electricity cables and badly burned her wing, but had...

    16/06/2017
  30. Information evening for potential foster carers accrington

    With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The ...

    With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The county council has recently increased the allowances payable to new foster carers so now they can expect to receive between £241 and £415 per week for each child they care...

    16/06/2017
  31. Nominate your sporting stars and unsung heroes for the Lancashire Sports Awards accrington

    Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade. The Lancashire Sports Awards are a ...

    Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade. The Lancashire Sports Awards are a celebration of local sporting achievement. These pay tribute to those, young and old, who show dedication to perform at the highest level or those who work tirelessly to...

    16/06/2017
  32. Trauma surgeon urges public to download lifesaving app in case of terror attack accrington

    One of the regions top trauma surgeons is encouraging the public to learn first aid skills in case they are caught up in a ...

    One of the region’s top trauma surgeons is encouraging the public to learn first aid skills in case they are caught up in a terrorist attack. Mrs Sharon Scott, consultant surgeon and medical director for surgery at Aintree University Hospital, is supporting the release of a new app called...

    15/06/2017
  33. Funeral takes place of Manchester bomb victim Georgina Callander in Tarleton accrington

    Funeral of 18-year-old Georgina Callander - Ariana Grande super fan killed in the Manchester terror attack - takes place in ...

    Funeral of 18-year-old Georgina Callander - Ariana Grande super fan killed in the Manchester terror attack - takes place in Tarleton. The Runshaw College student was the first victim to be named following the suicide bombing after an Ariana Grande gig.

    15/06/2017
  34. Missing from home - Craig Stewart, aged 14 accrington

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy from Bootle who has been missing ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy from Bootle who has been missing since May. Craig Stewart was last seen at his home address in Church Walk around 10am on Sunday, 21 May and extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate him safe...

    15/06/2017
  35. Driver advice for Royal Cheshire County Show accrington

    Drivers using the M6, M56 and A556 in Cheshire next week are being reminded the popular Royal Cheshire County Show is taking place ...

    Drivers using the M6, M56 and A556 in Cheshire next week are being reminded the popular Royal Cheshire County Show is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday (20 and 21 June). Highways England events planning manager Chris Chadwick said: “We will be working to get visitors into and away from...

    15/06/2017
  36. Give safely to support those affected by Grenfell Tower Fire accrington

    Official advice for the public when donating to those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire' David Holdsworth, Registrar of ...

    Official advice for the public when donating to those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire' David Holdsworth, Registrar of Charities for England and Wales and Chief Operating Officer at the Charity Commission said: We are saddened to hear of the tragic events in West London. There are many...

    14/06/2017

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