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  1. Eating burnt toast is bad for you accrington

    Food Standards Agency and Olympian Denise Lewis team up to offer advice on minimising levels of the potentially harmful chemical ...

    Food Standards Agency and Olympian Denise Lewis team up to offer advice on minimising levels of the potentially harmful chemical in home cooking. Today, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching a campaign to ‘Go for Gold’, helping people understand how to minimise exposure to a possible...

    23/01/2017
  2. CLA calls on MPs to back seasonal workers scheme accrington

    Rural business leaders have called on MPs to back a new seasonal workers scheme which allows migrant workers access to vital jobs ...

    Rural business leaders have called on MPs to back a new seasonal workers scheme which allows migrant workers access to vital jobs across the rural economy. Responding to a government inquiry on immigration, the CLA which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses said the sector needs...

    23/01/2017
  3. Support for Young Carers Awareness Day accrington

    Lancashire County Council is backing Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 26 January. This national day recognises the ...

    Lancashire County Council is backing Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 26 January. This national day recognises the 700,000 children and young people under 18 years old in the UK who provide care and support to someone in their family who is ill, has a disability or misuses substances. ...

    23/01/2017
  4. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years accrington

    New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years. Boost for ...

    New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years. New cars and motorcycles could no longer require an MOT for the first 4 years on the road under plans to save...

    22/01/2017
  5. Planned road works in the North West accrington

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January 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...

    21/01/2017
  6. Recruitment opens for Britains best summer jobs accrington

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save ...

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save lives. Recruitment has opened nationally for this summer’s crop of beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI’s aim...

    20/01/2017
  7. Let's Go Green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity accrington

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the ...

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the fundraising fun. The Still Open All Hours and Benidorm star is leading the way in turning green as part of a £15 million Appeal to help build Liverpool's first...

    20/01/2017
  8. 14m Boost for Adult Social Care Providers accrington

    Lancashire County Council is proposing to increase the amount it pays a wide range of adult social care providers by £14m, ...

    Lancashire County Council is proposing to increase the amount it pays a wide range of adult social care providers by £14m, to reflect the increased costs they are facing in delivering their services. The county council supports around 25,000 adults in the community and in residential care, at...

    20/01/2017
  9. Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks accrington

    Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year's Stonewall World Equality ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year's Stonewall World Equality Index (WEI). Stonewall was founded in 1989, and since then has been at the forefront of unprecedented social and legal advancement for lesbian, gay and bisexual people...

    19/01/2017
  10. North West Puddle Jumping Championships. accrington

    Dress up warm and get your wellies on this February half term as WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre hosts the third North West Puddle ...

    Dress up warm and get your wellies on this February half term as WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre hosts the third North West Puddle Jumping Championships. The event, from 11th to 19st February, is encouraging children of all ages to get out into the fresh air and have fun jumping in puddles,...

    19/01/2017
  11. North West Ambulance Service requires improvement. accrington

    CQC rating for North West Ambulance Service. Health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its ...

    CQC rating for North West Ambulance Service. Health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report following a planned week long inspection of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust in May 2016. This is the first CQC inspection of NWAS to be rated...

    19/01/2017
  12. BTP statement regarding viewing pornography on the railway network accrington

    BTP are aware there has been some discussion in the media recently about people watching pornography on public transport and ...

    BTP are aware there has been some discussion in the media recently about people watching pornography on public transport and whether transport groups or the police can do anything about this. If you feel uncomfortable or distressed by someone who is looking at pornography on the railway, we want...

    19/01/2017
  13. Appeal For Information Following M62 RTC accrington

    Merseyside Polices roads policing unit are appealing for information following an RTC on M62 westbound Wednesday, 18 January. ...

    Merseyside Police’s roads policing unit are appealing for information following an RTC on M62 westbound Wednesday, 18 January. The incident happened at around 6.50am between junctions eight towards seven, when a black Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with a tree. The female driver was taken to...

    19/01/2017
  14. Man wanted in connection with assault accrington

    A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of ...

    A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of Willow Hey, Skelmersdale, after a woman was attacked in the town in December. The victim suffered a fractured jaw and damaged teeth during the assault. McNair is...

    18/01/2017
  15. Government backs Homelessness Bill with 48 million for councils accrington

    Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. ...

    Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. Councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness, Local Government Minister...

    18/01/2017
  16. Councils respond to 1.2 billion local roads funding allocations for 2017/18 accrington

    Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to ...

    Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to councils will be allocated in 2017/18. "Funding for roads maintenance is desperately needed and the money announced today will help councils tackle some of the growing...

    18/01/2017
  17. Lancashire Constabulary police with pride accrington

    Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried Police with Pride ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried ‘Police with Pride’ immediate response car. The car, which will be fully operational, will be based in the county’s west division at Blackpool and used 24/7 by the immediate response team. The...

    17/01/2017
  18. NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care accrington

    NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care NHS teams from across the North of England have named North ...

    NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care NHS teams from across the North of England have named North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) as ‘The Trust We Learned the Most From’ after an eight week ‘Action on A&E’ project organised by NHS Improvement. An Outstanding...

    17/01/2017
  19. New vehicle tax rates accrington

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April ...

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017. Here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  20. Better support for bereaved families accrington

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised ...

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April...

    16/01/2017
  21. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision accrington

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street. A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds...

    16/01/2017
  22. Planned road works 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 January and ...

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

    14/01/2017
  23. Man dies following collision on M6 accrington

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around 11.45pm Thursday, January 12 a BMW 635D was travelling southbound in the third lane when it lost control and collided with the nearside barrier. It spun back into the path of...

    14/01/2017
  24. Online applications for primary school places will close soon accrington

    Don't forget, the closing date for online primary school place applications is this Sunday, 15 January. The quickest and ...

    Don't forget, the closing date for online primary school place applications is this Sunday, 15 January. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, via the county council's website - last year, 95% of parents used this method. Staff at Lancashire County Council are keen to remind...

    13/01/2017
  25. Name a Swan at Martin Mere accrington

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily swan feeds at 3pm and 3.30pm. Over the next two months, Martin Mere is running a competition for our visitors to name swan ‘PD5’. Reserve Manager, Tom Clare,...

    13/01/2017
  26. A Happy New Year for health and social care in Lancashire? accrington

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. ...

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. In 2016, we produced reports which showed that: * * Accident and Emergency departments are under huge pressure, due both to increased demand and staff...

    13/01/2017
  27. Government allocates 1.2 billion roads funding to councils accrington

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial ...

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial year, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has announced. The funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National...

    13/01/2017
  28. Men come out top in battle of the taxes accrington

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the ...

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the taxes once again - but only just. In 2014-15, 235 late tax returns for every 10,000 were submitted by women, but they were beaten by a tiny margin of just three, because...

    12/01/2017
  29. Disruption to Lancashire's rail network accrington

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services ...

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services will operate during these weekends and passengers are urged to plan ahead and check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk. During the closures, work will take...

    12/01/2017
  30. LJLA sees 2016 passenger numbers take off with 11% growth accrington

    A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 ...

    A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 million – an increase of 11% compared to 2015 and the highest levels for five years. The busy Christmas and New Year holiday period saw December’s passenger...

    12/01/2017
  31. Dont become a statistic in 2017 Coastguard issues warning after series of rescues accrington

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a ...

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK Coast safely. By following these simple safety tips people can enjoy the coast...

    12/01/2017
  32. Gritters get ready for wintry weather accrington

    Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days The Met Office has issued yellow ...

    Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow on Thursday and Friday this week, with snow showers possible throughout the county on Thursday and possible snow, sleet and hail showers on Friday,...

    11/01/2017
  33. Health checks could save your life say councils accrington

    Having a health check could save your life say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart ...

    Having a health check could save your life – say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart attacks and strokes. The Local Government Association says regular health checks – which are commissioned by councils as part of their public health duties - are saving...

    11/01/2017
  34. Local Health Provider Receives Good CQC Rating accrington

    Lancashires Health and Wellbeing provider has received a rating of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a full ...

    Lancashire’s Health and Wellbeing provider has received a rating of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a full comprehensive inspection in September 2016. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ by the CQC, which has also acknowledged the progress and...

    11/01/2017
  35. Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips Recalled. accrington

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not ...

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya. ...

    10/01/2017
  36. 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 by at least £115 per week in recognition of their valuable role and the rising demand for...

    10/01/2017

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