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  1. Environment Agency announces new national salmon and sea trout byelaws uk

    Environment Agency’s national salmon and sea trout byelaws, applicable in England, have been confirmed by Defra. This means that ...

    Environment AgencyÂ’s national salmon and sea trout byelaws, applicable in England, have been confirmed by Defra. This means that the byelaws will become law and come into force on 1 January 2019. The Environment Agency are introducing these restrictions on fishing in England in response to...

    18/12/2018
  2. Code of Practice to tackle sexual harassment at work uk

    Government will introduce a new Code of Practice so employers better understand their legal responsibilities to protect their ...

    Government will introduce a new Code of Practice so employers better understand their legal responsibilities to protect their staff as part of a package of commitments to tackle sexual harassment at work. Responding to the Women and Equalities Select Committee report, the Government Equalities...

    18/12/2018
  3. Gove launches landmark blueprint for resources and waste uk

    Businesses and manufacturers to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste under government’s Resources ...

    Businesses and manufacturers to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste under governmentÂ’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy...

    18/12/2018
  4. Delay Repay 15 goes live for Northern passengers uk

    Northern passengers are now eligible for extended compensation on journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more, Rail Minister Andrew ...

    Northern passengers are now eligible for extended compensation on journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more, Rail Minister Andrew Jones has announced today (17 December 2018). The Delay Repay 15 scheme – known as DR15 – improves the compensation available to passengers, ensuring they can claim...

    17/12/2018
  5. 73 year old lady missing from home found in Southport uk

    We can confirm that Carol Green from Wirral has been found in Southport this morning. She has been taken to hospital for treatment ...

    We can confirm that Carol Green from Wirral has been found in Southport this morning. She has been taken to hospital for treatment and is with her family. Thank you to all those who shared this appeal so widely @LancsPolice @Cheshirepolice @northwalespolice @missingpeople Merseyside Police is...

    14/12/2018
  6. Weather warning issued for the North West uk

    Please take note of the following severe weather warning for the north west of England, issued by @metofficeUK. "Valid from ...

    Please take note of the following severe weather warning for the north west of England, issued by @metofficeUK. "Valid from 1200 GMT on Sat 15 December to 1000 GMT on Sun 16 December Heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and northern England with a risk of freezing rain in...

    14/12/2018
  7. Government funded electric car chargepoints to be smart by July 2019 uk

    Electric vehicle chargepoints to use innovative ‘smart’ technology. All government funded home chargepoints for electric ...

    Electric vehicle chargepoints to use innovative ‘smart’ technology. All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government announced today (14 December 2018), fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy...

    14/12/2018
  8. Campaign urges young men to stop their friends drink-driving uk

    Don’t let your mates drink and drive – that’s the message for young men in this year’s Christmas THINK! campaign, which ...

    Don’t let your mates drink and drive – that’s the message for young men in this year’s Christmas THINK! campaign, which launches today (Friday, 14 December 2018). Three new films are being released, based on the award-winning #matesmatter campaign, which last year had the biggest shift in...

    14/12/2018
  9. Preventable illness is factor in slower life expectancy increases uk

    A new report from Public Health England shows that preventable illness is one of many factors behind slowdown in raising life ...

    A new report from Public Health England shows that preventable illness is one of many factors behind slowdown in raising life expectancy. Preventable illnesses, including heart disease and stroke, are one of several factors behind the slowing improvements in life expectancy in England,...

    13/12/2018
  10. Public urged to have their say on National Parks and AONBs uk

    The government's call for evidence on the Designated Landscapes Review will end on 18 December. The public have days left to ...

    The government's call for evidence on the Designated Landscapes Review will end on 18 December. The public have days left to have their say on what the future of EnglandÂ’s cherished designated landscapes will look like. In October, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and writer Julian Glover...

    13/12/2018
  11. Environment Agency commits to fight against modern slavery uk

    The Environment Agency commits to tackling modern day slavery. Over 100 EA officers trained to spot signs of exploitation ...

    The Environment Agency commits to tackling modern day slavery. Over 100 EA officers trained to spot signs of exploitation Two thirds of victims reported to have worked in waste industry Anti-Slavery Day raising awareness of need to eradicate modern slavery The Environment Agency (EA) has...

    13/12/2018
  12. Police are is becoming concerned for the whereabouts of 14-year-old Josh Brady uk

    Josh was last seen at Switch Island at 4.10pm on Friday, 30 November and has not been seen since. He is described as white ...

    Josh was last seen at Switch Island at 4.10pm on Friday, 30 November and has not been seen since. He is described as white with a fresh complexion, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build and brown eyes. He has shoulder length wavy brown/blonde hair and a Liverpool accent. When he was last seen Josh...

    11/12/2018
  13. 12 rules to help you shop safely for children this Christmas uk

    The Office for Product Safety and Standards has launched ‘The 12 Rules of Christmas’, to help consumers shop safely for ...

    The Office for Product Safety and Standards has launched ‘The 12 Rules of Christmas’, to help consumers shop safely for children’s presents this Christmas. Working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), Netmums, and...

    10/12/2018
  14. Advice to fans ahead of Liverpool FC v S.S.C Napoli match,Tuesday 11th December uk

    The city of Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming fans on Tuesday, 11 December, for a Champions League Group Game at Anfield. ...

    The city of Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming fans on Tuesday, 11 December, for a Champions League Group Game at Anfield. Merseyside Police is working together with Liverpool Football Club and S.S.C Napoli, as well as other partner agencies in the city, to ensure that fans of both...

    10/12/2018
  15. Education Secretary vows to boost vulnerable children's outcomes uk

    Help for teachers and social workers to help tackle poorer outcomes of children in need of help and protection from social care. ...

    Help for teachers and social workers to help tackle poorer outcomes of children in need of help and protection from social care. Teachers and social workers will get advice to improve vulnerable childrenÂ’s wellbeing, behaviour and school attendance, as the Education Secretary vows to tackle...

    10/12/2018
  16. Missing from home Jordan Goode uk

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 16-year-old Jordan Goode. Jordan, who lives ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 16-year-old Jordan Goode. Jordan, who lives in North Wales, was last seen on Monday, 3 December in the New Ferry area. He is described as white, of medium build, 5ft 5-7in tall, with brown shoulder length hair...

    09/12/2018
  17. James Brokenshire unveils action plan to combat rough sleeping uk

    Communities Secretary unveils the government’s next steps to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough ...

    Communities Secretary unveils the governmentÂ’s next steps to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027. Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP hasunveiled the governmentÂ’s next steps to help people off the streets and meet its target to...

    09/12/2018
  18. Health and Social Care Secretary bans fax machines in NHS uk

    Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020. NHS trusts will ...

    Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020. NHS trusts will instead be required to invest in new technology to replace outdated systems. The ban on buying fax machines takes effect from January 2019. They will be phased out by...

    09/12/2018
  19. Government commits to reform the Mental Health Act uk

    The government has announced new legislation to reform mental health care. The government will introduce a new Mental ...

    The government has announced new legislation to reform mental health care. The government will introduce a new Mental Health Bill to transform mental health care, following publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. The government is...

    07/12/2018
  20. Member of staff spat at by man at Liverpool Central station uk

    Do you know this man? Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify him after a member of railway staff was ...

    Do you know this man? Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify him after a member of railway staff was spat at in Liverpool Central station. Shortly after 7am on 30 October, a member of staff challenged a man who refused to show a valid ticket to travel. The man...

    06/12/2018
  21. NHS to save Ł1 billion on its medicines bill in 2019 uk

    A new 5-year deal has been finalised with the pharmaceutical industry to give patients faster access to new medicines. The ...

    A new 5-year deal has been finalised with the pharmaceutical industry to give patients faster access to new medicines. The NHS is expected to save around £930 million on its medicines bill across the UK under a new deal agreed with the pharmaceutical industry. Patients will also have...

    06/12/2018
  22. Rail passengers reminded to look out for their friends’ safety this Christmas uk

    Festive party-goers are being urged to take extra care of their friends and colleagues - as new figures reveal that within the ...

    Festive party-goers are being urged to take extra care of their friends and colleagues - as new figures reveal that within the Christmas and New Year period, the number of violent offences recorded at railway stations fuelled by alcohol have more than doubled in the last two years¹. In light of...

    06/12/2018
  23. World Soil Day marks importance of healthy farmed environment uk

    Today 5 December is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in ...

    Today 5 December is World Soil Day, a UN-led campaign to highlight the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in society. Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere, reduces the risk of flooding by absorbing water and delivers 95 per cent of our global food supplies. For...

    05/12/2018
  24. Food scraps could be turned into environmentally friendly plastic packaging uk

    Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60 million ...

    Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60 million of new government funding. Innovators are being challenged to make the UK a world-leader in creating sustainable packaging and reduce the impact of harmful plastics on...

    05/12/2018
  25. Funding to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol uk

    A total of £10.5 million of funding is being allocated by Public Health England (PHE), to help improve the lives of adults ...

    A total of £10.5 million of funding is being allocated by Public Health England (PHE), to help improve the lives of adults and children impacted by alcohol, consisting of: £4.5 million innovation fund for local projects working with children and families £6 million capital fund to improve...

    04/12/2018
  26. Man wanted on recall to prison uk

    Police are appealing for information to find a St Helens man who is wanted on a recall to prison. Stephen Carmody. ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a St Helens man who is wanted on a recall to prison. Stephen Carmody. 35-year-old Stephen Carmody was released from prison in March this year following a sentence for burglary offences. He has now breached the terms of his licence and a...

    03/12/2018
  27. Reports released multi-storey car park at Kings Dock uk

    There has been a high level of interest in the fire that occurred in the multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool on 31st ...

    There has been a high level of interest in the fire that occurred in the multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool on 31st December 2017 and a number of reports about the incident have now been published. The reports can be accessed below/through the following links: - Incident report –...

    03/12/2018
  28. Devastating impact on nature highlighted in new campaign to fight litter uk

    Shocking images are at the centre of a new campaign unveiled today (30 November) to crack down on littering in England. ...

    Shocking images are at the centre of a new campaign unveiled today (30 November) to crack down on littering in England. Launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove in partnership with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, and supported by some of the biggest names in retail, travel and...

    30/11/2018
  29. Public urged not to take dangerous risks during winter storms uk

    The Environment Agency and National Fire Chiefs Council are urging the public to avoid life-endangering risks such as driving ...

    The Environment Agency and National Fire Chiefs Council are urging the public to avoid life-endangering risks such as driving through flood water, taking ‘storm selfies’ and wave watching, which put themselves and rescue services in extreme danger. Fire and Rescue Services in England...

    30/11/2018
  30. Charities encouraged to bid for Ł15 million Tampon Tax Fund uk

    Thousands of women and girls across the country are set to benefit from a new £15 million round of the Tampon Tax Fund. ...

    Thousands of women and girls across the country are set to benefit from a new £15 million round of the Tampon Tax Fund. £15 million available for charities working with vulnerable women and girls Each successful project will receive at least £1 million in funding £47 million has been allocated...

    29/11/2018
  31. Man wanted after being convicted of damaging and stealing from Thwaites Brewery uk

    Have you seen wanted man Patrick Ward, 32? He is being sought by police after being convicted in his absence of conspiracy ...

    Have you seen wanted man Patrick Ward, 32? He is being sought by police after being convicted in his absence of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit criminal damage after a trial Preston Crown Court last week. The offences relate to PatrickÂ’s involvement in over £313k of...

    28/11/2018
  32. Poultry farmers and bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat uk

    Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers across the UK urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat through biosecurity measures. ...

    Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers across the UK urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat through biosecurity measures. The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease over the winter. Since June 2017,...

    28/11/2018
  33. Most detailed picture yet of UK's future climate uk

    The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century was yesterday launched by ...

    The UKÂ’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century was yesterday launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) include: UKÂ’s most comprehensive projections of climate change Data gives most detailed...

    27/11/2018
  34. Outstanding paramedic work helps NWAS Trust achieve Good rating uk

    England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has welcomed improvements at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust following its latest ...

    EnglandÂ’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has welcomed improvements at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust following its latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission. A team of inspectors from the Care Quality Commission visited North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust in June and July...

    27/11/2018
  35. Up to 5 million workers benefited from the National Living Wage in 2018 uk

    The Low Pay Commission’s 2018 Report, published today, finds that increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) raised the pay of ...

    The Low Pay CommissionÂ’s 2018 Report, published today, finds that increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) raised the pay of up to 5 million workers this year. Chair of the Low Pay Commission Bryan Sanderson said: That 5 million workers received higher pay rises in April than they would...

    27/11/2018
  36. New measures in government fight against waste crime uk

    Householders have a legal ‘duty of care’ to ensure they only give their waste to a licensed carrier. Today (26 November), new ...

    Householders have a legal ‘duty of careÂ’ to ensure they only give their waste to a licensed carrier. Today (26 November), new financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly exercise this responsibility, and whose waste is found fly-tipped, have moved a step closer as...

    26/11/2018

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