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  1. Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off accrington

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of ...

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of England to look at what is being done to tackle hate crime. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP will be visiting the North West of England today to look at what is...

    17/08/2017
  2. Please binit4beaches this summer accrington

    If youre planning on visiting one of the UKs hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to find a wet wipe buried in the sand next to your picnic spot. It’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  3. Blackpool Air Show a roaring success accrington

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show making it one of the most successful on ...

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show – making it one of the most successful on record. An action-packed programme featuring the likes of the RAF Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Breitling Wingwalkers and the world-famous Red Arrows...

    15/08/2017
  4. Making Better Use of NHS 111 accrington

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will ...

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will take some of the pressure off Accident and Emergency departments, by directing users to the most appropriate place. The mantra is ‘phone up before you turn up’. But...

    15/08/2017
  5. 2016 indicators of a changing climate accrington

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released ...

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released recently by the American Meteorological Society. It has been widely reported that globally 2016 was one of the two warmest years (along with 2015) in a temperature...

    14/08/2017
  6. Overnight closures later this month for Broughton Bypass work accrington

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 ...

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 junction. The A6 will be closed between the roundabout at junction one of the M55 and Church Lane, from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August. The road will be...

    14/08/2017
  7. Government launches proposals to better protect holidaymakers accrington

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced ...

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined today (14 August 2017) by Consumer Minister Margot James. ...

    14/08/2017
  8. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show accrington

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular ...

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17th August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of...

    13/08/2017
  9. Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018 accrington

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls ...

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. Allowing learner drivers to have lessons on motorways will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. At the moment, you can...

    13/08/2017
  10. Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans. accrington

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to...

    13/08/2017
  11. So much easier than filling in forms,tax credit customers praise HMRCs services accrington

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for ...

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today. Proving increasingly popular with its handy tips and helpful advice, the department’s online services...

    12/08/2017
  12. CCTV footage released of man still missing from Preston accrington

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for ...

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for information. Concern is growing for Connor Hegarty after he was last seen around 2.30am on Sunday (August 6) driving a silver Vauxhall Astra in the Tulketh Brow area....

    12/08/2017
  13. Cannabis plants left at the side of the road accrington

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They ...

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They went from 6ft tall to 6 bags of trimmings in no time at all! They have though realised the need for some sharper scissors... If anyone else has some 'dodgy' plants...

    11/08/2017
  14. 47m capital investment in Lancashire's Schools accrington

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's ...

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's school buildings over the next three years. The schools capital grant allocation comes from the Department for Education to enable the county council to provide the...

    11/08/2017
  15. Boy, 14, missing from home accrington

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, but may have travelled elsewhere in the UK. Damian Howes was last seen at around 7pm on August 4th in Wigan town centre. He has links to Croydon, Carlisle,...

    10/08/2017
  16. New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers accrington

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as ...

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as cars become more intelligent. A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers, under tough new government guidance issued...

    06/08/2017
  17. Highways England suited and booted for concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction accrington

    Highways England suited and booted for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels ...

    Highways England ‘suited and booted’ for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels faster than a bullet is just one of the hazards facing Highways England repair teams working on the Spaghetti Junction. As part of the £4.7m vital repairs to damaged...

    02/08/2017
  18. Details of an incident at Sellafield on 14 June 2017. accrington

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide ...

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide powder while moving a container. The material is not harmful unless ingested or inhaled. The correct safety procedures were followed and the immediate area was...

    02/08/2017
  19. NSPCC demands: Make it a crime to sell or own a child sex doll accrington

    The CEO of leading childrens charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in ...

    The CEO of leading children’s charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in the same way as indecent images of children. Following a number of recent prosecutions of people importing the dolls, Peter Wanless has highlighted the “baffling” gap...

    01/08/2017
  20. International effort to tackle misleading online reviews accrington

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and ...

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and endorsements. Over the last year, consumer protection agencies around the globe have worked together to prevent false or misleading reviews and endorsements online,...

    01/08/2017
  21. MP calls for Ormskirk Burscough bypass accrington

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to Chris Grayling MP following his announcement that there will be a consultation ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to Chris Grayling MP following his announcement that there will be a consultation about investment in a Major Road Network. MP Rosie has also written to Lancashire County Council and West Lancashire Borough Council encouraging them to bid for...

    01/08/2017
  22. 18-year-old missing from Kirkham accrington

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his ...

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his home address on Wyre Avenue at 3.40pm yesterday (Sunday, July 30th). He is described as 6ft 3in tall, slim build with short dark brown hair and wears glasses. He...

    31/07/2017
  23. Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, accrington

    Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals Counselling sessions rise by 12 per cent in one ...

    Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals Counselling sessions rise by 12 per cent in one year Figures released as school summer holidays begin, a time when some families can exploit the long breaks to take children abroad and force them to marry Young...

    31/07/2017
  24. Last week, Martin Mere played host to its first ever gull-billed tern. accrington

    Last week, Martin Mere played host to its first ever gull-billed tern. The tern dropped into the mere on Wednesday amid all the ...

    Last week, Martin Mere played host to its first ever gull-billed tern. The tern dropped into the mere on Wednesday amid all the rainy weather and attracted a small group of twitchers. Normally, this bird comes no closer to the UK than the Mediterranean region and this is only the fifth sighting of...

    31/07/2017
  25. Tesco hit with major 8 million fine for pollution incident accrington

    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. ...

    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. The incident, which occurred in July 2014,...

    31/07/2017
  26. Missing from home Jessica Connor accrington

    Police are appealing for the publics help to trace a missing teenager from Stockport. Jessica Connor, aged 16, left her ...

    Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a missing teenager from Stockport. Jessica Connor, aged 16, left her home in Hazel Grove on Monday 21 July 2017 and hasn’t been seen by her family since. It is believed she travelled to Manchester Piccadilly train station where she...

    30/07/2017
  27. Changes to UK aviation security accrington

    Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey. Restrictions on carrying ...

    Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey. Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all UK bound flights from the following airport: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Passengers on flights...

    29/07/2017
  28. Police appeal after murder 11 years ago accrington

    Detectives investigating the murder of grandfather from Thornton James Stanton, are appealing for information 11 years after he ...

    Detectives investigating the murder of grandfather from Thornton James Stanton, are appealing for information 11 years after he was killed in a bid to find those responsible. Police are offering a reward of £20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for...

    29/07/2017
  29. Frack Free Southport's Golf Not Gas campaign accrington

    Members of Frack Free Southport (FFS), Halsall Against Fracking, and Green Party members spent 4 afternoons during the Open, both ...

    Members of Frack Free Southport (FFS), Halsall Against Fracking, and Green Party members spent 4 afternoons during the Open, both soggy and sunny, gently raising awareness of the threat to England’s Golf Coast from fracking. Thanks to the co-operation of the police and security staff, they handed...

    29/07/2017
  30. Healthwatch Lancashire launches Learning Disabilities and Autism project accrington

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched a project to hear the views of those who consider themselves to have a learning disability or ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched a project to hear the views of those who consider themselves to have a learning disability or autism, their families, carers and those who know them well, to find out what’s important to them in terms of their health and social care. An initial consultation...

    29/07/2017
  31. Art students design giant flowerpot for Southport flower show accrington

    Art and Design students at Southport College have been working their creative magic once again, this time designing a large mural ...

    Art and Design students at Southport College have been working their creative magic once again, this time designing a large mural and giant flowerpot to feature at the upcoming Southport Flower Show. The largest independent flower show in the country, the Southport Flower Show will be held...

    28/07/2017
  32. Counter Terrorism safety video viewed more than one million times. accrington

    CT safety video viewed more than one million times. A hard-hitting safety video from Counter Terrorism police, which ...

    CT safety video viewed more than one million times. A hard-hitting safety video from Counter Terrorism police, which instructs holidaymakers what to do in the event of an attack, has been viewed more than one million times.

    28/07/2017
  33. Apply now to be an Ormskirk MotorFest volunteer marshal accrington

    The Ormskirk MotorFest returns to the town centre on Sunday 27 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in ...

    The Ormskirk MotorFest returns to the town centre on Sunday 27 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and make this wonderful event go smoothly. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the free motoring extravaganza, which is one of the north west’s biggest...

    28/07/2017
  34. Children living in workless households falls across Great Britain accrington

    Official figures released today show the proportion of children living in a household with no working adults has fallen in every ...

    Official figures released today show the proportion of children living in a household with no working adults has fallen in every region of Great Britain since 2010. The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also show: around 9 in 10 children live in households...

    27/07/2017
  35. Appeal launched to find missing man accrington

    Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Leyland. Corey Brooks was last seen around 11pm ...

    Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Leyland. Corey Brooks was last seen around 11pm on Sunday (July 23) in the Darwin Drive area. He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with short black hair. He was wearing a t-shirt, black shorts...

    26/07/2017
  36. Treatments of low clinical value and gluten free prescriptions to cease accrington

    THE NHS in West Lancashire has today announced changes to some items previously available under prescription. Treatments ...

    THE NHS in West Lancashire has today announced changes to some items previously available under prescription. Treatments considered to be of low clinical value and gluten free products will no longer be available on prescription in West Lancashire as of Monday 4 September 2017. NHS West...

    26/07/2017

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