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  1. Public still doubt scientific consensus on climate change accrington

    Only about one third of people in Germany, the UK, France and Norway believe that there is a strong scientific consensus on the ...

    Only about one third of people in Germany, the UK, France and Norway believe that there is a strong scientific consensus on the reality of climate change, says a major survey of opinions on climate change, climate policy and future energy options among over 4,000 people across those four countries....

    16/07/2018
  2. Operation CLAMPDOWN and licence blitz target illegal fishing accrington

    Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers undertook 927 targeted patrols during the 2018 close season, detecting 117 close ...

    Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officers undertook 927 targeted patrols during the 2018 close season, detecting 117 close season and 135 other offences. The close season campaign was supported by nearly 500 volunteers from the Voluntary Bailiff Service (VBS), whose ‘eyes and ears’...

    16/07/2018
  3. Police warning after Lancashire residents scammed out of 100,000 accrington

    Police are warning people to be extra vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting Lancashire residents purporting to be ...

    Police are warning people to be extra vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting Lancashire residents purporting to be from a telecommunications company. There have been four reports this week to date from residents in Preston, Nelson, Blackpool and Blackburn. In total, the victims have...

    14/07/2018
  4. Hot weather health warnings accrington

    Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England . Latest ...

    Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England . Latest update After a brief respite, heatwave alerts have again been issued to warn people of likely hot weather in large parts on England over the next few days. Dr Thomas...

    13/07/2018
  5. A boon for bees as Environment Agency trials pollinator project accrington

    The project seeks to provide and protect valuable habitat for bees. The beloved bumblebee is one of dozens of species set ...

    The project seeks to provide and protect valuable habitat for bees. The beloved bumblebee is one of dozens of species set to benefit from an Environment Agency project to improve habitat for pollinators. A pioneering pilot scheme in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire sees Environment...

    12/07/2018
  6. Open HMRC - Alexa helps Tax Credits customers accrington

    New and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by 31 July, has today been ...

    New and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by 31 July, has today been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC has developed a customer-focused service via Amazon Alexa. Specifically for those seeking help with their tax credits...

    11/07/2018
  7. Thousands of children counselled for eating disorders accrington

    Thousands of children counselled for eating disorders driven by mental health and body image worries 22% rise in Childline ...

    Thousands of children counselled for eating disorders driven by mental health and body image worries 22% rise in Childline counselling sessions about eating disorders and eating problems since 2016/17 Thousands of children struggling with mental health difficulties are also seeking help for...

    11/07/2018
  8. One in three people who die in hospital could spend their final days at home accrington

    As many as one in three people who die in hospital could spend their final days at home or in more appropriate care settings, but ...

    As many as one in three people who die in hospital could spend their final days at home or in more appropriate care settings, but only if the government is prepared to increase investment in community-based health and social care, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy...

    10/07/2018
  9. The Play That Goes Wrong at the Liverpool Empire accrington

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the highly acclaimed "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Liverpool Empire. The ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the highly acclaimed "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Liverpool Empire. The audience was in stitches from the beginning as anything that could go wrong did. It was like Fawlty Towers and Some Mothers Do Have Them all rolled into one. The Cornley...

    10/07/2018
  10. Tougher laser misuse laws come into force accrington

    Offenders will face much tougher penalties of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. New laws introducing tough ...

    Offenders will face much tougher penalties of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. New laws introducing tough penalties for people who target vehicles including train, planes, cars and boats with lasers come into force today (10 July 2018). The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act means...

    10/07/2018
  11. Hospital helipad sees 114 landings in first year accrington

    A £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital has seen 114 landings in its first year. The helipad, which was funded by ...

    A £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital has seen 114 landings in its first year. The helipad, which was funded by the HELP Appeal and received its first patients on 3rd July 2017, means it now takes a matter of seconds to transfer some of the region’s most seriously ill patients to the...

    09/07/2018
  12. Hive of activity to raise awareness of Bees' Needs accrington

    Bees' Needs Week is back for the third year running from 9 - 15 July. The Environment Secretary Michael Gove will attend the ...

    Bees' Needs Week is back for the third year running from 9 - 15 July. The Environment Secretary Michael Gove will attend the launch of Bees’ Needs Week today on Carnaby Street, which has been renamed ‘Carnabee Street’ to raise awareness of the campaign. Defra has partnered with Carnaby...

    09/07/2018
  13. Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds accrington

    These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that youre owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing ...

    These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in...

    08/07/2018
  14. Government plans renewed action to tackle hate crime accrington

    Funding for police call handlers and roundtables mark intent to stamp out abuse and support victims. Police call handlers will ...

    Funding for police call handlers and roundtables mark intent to stamp out abuse and support victims. Police call handlers will be offered specialist training on how to give hate crime victims the vital support they need when reporting an incident. The programme will help call handlers to...

    06/07/2018
  15. Bat and Barn Owl Nights accrington

    Popular Bat and Barn Owl nights return to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer. Every Friday in August (10th, 17th, 24th ...

    Popular Bat and Barn Owl nights return to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer. Every Friday in August (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st) join our reserve team and bat expert for this unique experience. The evening starts at 8pm until 11pm, with a walk out on the Marsh to search for barn owls...

    06/07/2018
  16. Stay Safe Abroad this Summer accrington

    The Step Change Programme has helped to deliver vital safety advice to more than seven million people, thanks to CT Policings ...

    The Step Change Programme has helped to deliver vital safety advice to more than seven million people, thanks to CT Policing’s collaboration with The Travel Association ABTA.

    06/07/2018
  17. 1,000 young people to be trained as Democracy Ambassadors accrington

    1,000 Democracy Ambassadors aged 13-16 are to be recruited across the UK. The scheme has been launched to inspire engagement in ...

    1,000 Democracy Ambassadors aged 13-16 are to be recruited across the UK. The scheme has been launched to inspire engagement in democracy from an earlier age. Ambassadors will learn about the UK’s democratic system and promote participation amongst their peers. Today during National...

    05/07/2018
  18. 100 miles of extra lanes coming to North West motorways accrington

    Drivers in the North West are being promised over 100 miles of extra lanes on the regions motorways to tackle congestion and ...

    Drivers in the North West are being promised over 100 miles of extra lanes on the region’s motorways to tackle congestion and improve journey times. Four new smart motorway schemes, worth around £500 million, are due to start construction work within the next 18 months. Contractors...

    05/07/2018
  19. Happy 70th birthday NHS accrington

    Buildings across Lancashire will be lighting up blue to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS on Thursday 5 July. County Hall in ...

    Buildings across Lancashire will be lighting up blue to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS on Thursday 5 July. County Hall in Preston and eight libraries, including Bacup, Carnforth, Kirkham, Skelmersdale, and Ribbleton, will be lit up from 9 o'clock tomorrow evening to celebrate the big day. ...

    05/07/2018
  20. Households urged to play their part in tackling waste crime accrington

    The Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households. The regulator is ...

    The Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households. The regulator is now urging homes in Lancashire to avoid illegal waste operators by taking extra care when it comes to disposing of rubbish. A recent change in the law means that...

    05/07/2018
  21. Cabinet to make decision on halal meat accrington

    Lancashire County Council's cabinet is due to make a decision on whether to provide only stunned halal meat to schools. A ...

    Lancashire County Council's cabinet is due to make a decision on whether to provide only stunned halal meat to schools. A report published today as part of the agenda for next week's meeting contains analysis of responses received during a four-week consultation held earlier this year. ...

    05/07/2018
  22. Sellafields biggest chimney chopped down to size accrington

    One of the most daring demolition projects ever undertaken at Sellafield has reached a key point. The sites tallest ...

    One of the most daring demolition projects ever undertaken at Sellafield has reached a key point. The site’s tallest chimney is being brought down brick-by-brick using a platform that climbs up the structure itself. Workers on top of the platform have been removing the concrete and steel...

    04/07/2018
  23. New Government Action Plan Pledges to Improve the Lives of LGBT People accrington

    The Government will eradicate the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK as part of a new 75-point action plan, ...

    The Government will eradicate the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK as part of a new 75-point action plan, published today (Tuesday 3 July), to tackle discrimination and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. The LGBT Action Plan...

    03/07/2018
  24. Winter Hill fire still burning accrington

    Firefighters from Lancashire and beyond continue to fight a large wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. Lancashire Fire and ...

    Firefighters from Lancashire and beyond continue to fight a large wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and resources from around the country continues to fight what began as two separate fires on either...

    03/07/2018
  25. Paramedics to be given body cameras to protect them from abuse accrington

    The measures are part of a new wellbeing pledge for NHS staff and aim to reduce cases of physical and verbal abuse against the ...

    The measures are part of a new wellbeing pledge for NHS staff and aim to reduce cases of physical and verbal abuse against the most at risk NHS workers. Paramedics will be given body cameras as part of a new wellbeing pledge ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday. NHS employers will also...

    02/07/2018
  26. Englands poorest areas are fast food hotspots accrington

    New figures from PHE show higher concentrations of fast food outlets in Englands most deprived communities. New figures ...

    New figures from PHE show higher concentrations of fast food outlets in England’s most deprived communities. New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in these communities than in the most affluent. ...

    02/07/2018
  27. Winter Hill fire still burning accrington

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were previously fighting two separate fires on ...

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were previously fighting two separate fires on either side of Winter Hill. At midday today the fire in Manchester accelerated due to increased wind speed causing one single fire. The size of the area involved is...

    01/07/2018
  28. 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 29 June but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 29 June but 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...

    30/06/2018
  29. Ronald James, also known as Mark missing from home accrington

    We are appealing for information to help find a missing Haydock man who was last seen on Monday. Ronald James ...

    We are appealing for information to help find a missing Haydock man who was last seen on Monday. Ronald James 54-year-old Ronald Mark James, also known as Leonard James, was last seen at around 1pm at his home address on Johns Avenue in Haydock. Extensive enquiries are ongoing and we are...

    29/06/2018
  30. Gritters deployed by Lancashire Council accrington

    Gritters are in action to stop roads melting There's not a snowflake in sight but Lancashire's gritters have been busy treating ...

    Gritters are in action to stop roads melting There's not a snowflake in sight but Lancashire's gritters have been busy treating the roads this week, to stop them melting in the heat. The current heatwave has led to road surfaces softening in some places, which can then stick to vehicle tyres,...

    29/06/2018
  31. All you need to know about the 2018 Southport Air Show accrington

    All eyes are going to be on the skies around Southport during the 2018 Air Show (July 6-8) but are you ready? Weve put ...

    All eyes are going to be on the skies around Southport during the 2018 Air Show (July 6-8) but are you ready? We’ve put together all the top tips and information you’ll need to make sure it’s a weekend you won’t forget! Traffic & Travel Never mind watching the show, first you have to...

    29/06/2018
  32. One million married couples still eligible for 900 tax boost accrington

    One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost Around three million couples across the UK have ...

    One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost Around three million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today. More than a million married and civil partnered couples are still eligible for...

    29/06/2018
  33. Washroom suppliers merger faces in-depth investigation accrington

    The CMA has referred Rentokil Initials purchase of Cannon Hygiene for an in-depth investigation after finding competition ...

    The CMA has referred Rentokil Initial’s purchase of Cannon Hygiene for an in-depth investigation after finding competition concerns. Today’s decision follows the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) initial Phase 1 investigation, which found that the deal could lead to higher prices and...

    28/06/2018
  34. CMA launches enforcement action against hotel booking sites accrington

    The CMA is launching enforcement action against a number of hotel booking sites that it believes may be breaking consumer ...

    The CMA is launching enforcement action against a number of hotel booking sites that it believes may be breaking consumer protection law. As part of its ongoing investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has identified widespread concerns, including: Search results: how...

    28/06/2018
  35. Report your lost or stolen passport accrington

    Her Majestys Passport Office has teamed up with Action Fraud to raise awareness of the need to report lost and stolen passports. ...

    Her Majesty’s Passport Office has teamed up with Action Fraud to raise awareness of the need to report lost and stolen passports. Her Majesty’s Passport Office and Action Fraud have teamed up to urge people to report their lost and stolen passports to prevent unrecovered and unreported...

    27/06/2018
  36. Booker rations beer and cider in face of CO2 shortage accrington

    As the CO2 crisis heats up, Booker has announced that it is rationing beer and cider to its customers. Booker has capped ...

    As the CO2 crisis heats up, Booker has announced that it is rationing beer and cider to its customers. Booker has capped sales to its customers at 10 cases of beer and five of cider or soft drinks as the chronic shortage of CO2 has disrupted supplies. Booker said: “Due to the...

    27/06/2018

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