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  1. Courts issue Ł177,720 in penalties to anglers uk

    The Environment Agency revealed it prosecuted 691 people for angling offences throughout April, May and June 2017. The ...

    The Environment Agency revealed it prosecuted 691 people for angling offences throughout April, May and June 2017. The Environment Agency revealed it prosecuted 691 people for angling offences throughout April, May and June 2017. In total, courts imposed penalties of £177,720, with the...

    01/09/2017
  2. Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2017 - Planning your trip-Free parking uk

    For those of you travelling to this year’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On on Friday 1 September. Please note that due to ...

    For those of you travelling to this yearÂ’s Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On on Friday 1 September. Please note that due to industrial action, there will be some disruption to train services operated by Northern Rail on Friday 1 September. Northern Rail will be operating reduced services...

    01/09/2017
  3. Work due to start on refresh of the Mersey Tunnels Toll System uk

    ​Mersey Tunnel users are set to benefit from an improved travelling experience as work gets underway on a refresh of the ...

    ​Mersey Tunnel users are set to benefit from an improved travelling experience as work gets underway on a refresh of the toll system in both tunnels . Improvements that will be introduced through the refresh, some of which are the result of feedback received from tunnel users, include: ...

    01/09/2017
  4. Ł300 million road projects to improve journeys in Merseyside and Cheshire uk

    Two major new road schemes worth more than £300 million are set to cut congestion and improve journey times for hundreds of ...

    Two major new road schemes worth more than £300 million are set to cut congestion and improve journey times for hundreds of thousands of drivers in Merseyside and Cheshire. Highways England has set out its preferred options for upgrading the key route to the Port of Liverpool and creating a...

    01/09/2017
  5. The 2017 Southport Air Show is set to be as spectacular as ever uk

    The skies over Southport are set to thunder with the roar of jet engines, the thrum of propellers and the majesty of amazing ...

    The skies over Southport are set to thunder with the roar of jet engines, the thrum of propellers and the majesty of amazing flying machines for the 2017 Air Show. Three days of awe inspiring, jaw dropping displays begin with a special Friday Launch event. The main Air Show takes place...

    01/09/2017
  6. Annual Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity uk

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its’ running day event on Sunday 10th September to raise funds for the ...

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding itsÂ’ running day event on Sunday 10th September to raise funds for the upkeep of itsÂ’ fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on some of buses in our collection, some of which featured at The...

    31/08/2017
  7. The World Fireworks Championships are back in Blackpool - and they're free uk

    The World Fireworks Championships take place in Blackpool between the 8th and 29th September, and much like last year when the USA ...

    The World Fireworks Championships take place in Blackpool between the 8th and 29th September, and much like last year when the USA won some of the worldÂ’s best pyrotechnic artists will be in town to light up the night sky in superb and spectacular fashion. The best thing is that itÂ’s all...

    31/08/2017
  8. Rural economy hit by increase in fly-tipping uk

    Farmers and landowners are counting the cost of increased fly-tipping after the Bank Holiday weekend. Rural areas face a surge ...

    Farmers and landowners are counting the cost of increased fly-tipping after the Bank Holiday weekend. Rural areas face a surge in illegally dumped waste following public holidays and because private landowners are liable for the clean-up process they are spending on average £844 per incident. ...

    30/08/2017
  9. Channel changes coming - are you ready? uk

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea need to make sure they’re ready for the changeover of some VHF ...

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea need to make sure theyÂ’re ready for the changeover of some VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard. The changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations mean that existing channels will no longer be used for...

    29/08/2017
  10. World renowned RAF Red Arrows to tour Middle East uk

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will announce that the world famous Royal Air Force Red Arrows will tour the Middle East next ...

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will announce that the world famous Royal Air Force Red Arrows will tour the Middle East next month. On a visit to Kuwait, Sir Michael will announce that the Reds will perform in the country as part of a wider regional tour, with a programme that will...

    29/08/2017
  11. Tough new real world test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air uk

    New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts. New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new ...

    New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts. New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new emissions test before they are allowed on BritainÂ’s roads from next week (1 September 2017). The tough standards come into force in the biggest overhaul of emissions rules...

    27/08/2017
  12. Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads uk

    Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads. Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive ...

    Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads. Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive offenders in record numbers. Tough new drug driving laws are now taking more dangerous drivers off roads, with conviction rates for the new drug driving offence at 98%....

    27/08/2017
  13. Nine gold safety awards for Sellafield Ltd uk

    Sellafield Ltd has been awarded nine gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA ...

    Sellafield Ltd has been awarded nine gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are among the worldÂ’s most prestigious safety accolades. They recognise our safety performance in 2016/17, a year in which we made significant...

    25/08/2017
  14. Chorley man, 19, missing uk

    A 19-year-old man is missing from Chorley. Andrew Garstang was last seen in the Draperfield area around 1pm on August 17. ...

    A 19-year-old man is missing from Chorley. Andrew Garstang was last seen in the Draperfield area around 1pm on August 17. He is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit top and dark trainers at the time of his...

    25/08/2017
  15. View from the Chair – Breaking down the North-South rail funding divide uk

    With a summit of Northern leaders taking place in Leeds yesterday to discuss transport and a recent petition calling for the ...

    With a summit of Northern leaders taking place in Leeds yesterday to discuss transport and a recent petition calling for the reinstatement of cancelled electrification schemes and demanding more investment in the north gaining over 80,000 signatures, Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of the Liverpool City...

    25/08/2017
  16. UK Coastguard tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely uk

    After a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has some timely safety tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely without ...

    After a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has some timely safety tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely without putting yourself in danger. Always check the weather and tidal conditions before you set out so that you can prepare accordingly. ItÂ’s easy to get caught up in...

    25/08/2017
  17. Recall to Prison - Roxanne Glorman uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 26-year-old Wirral woman who is wanted on a recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the publicÂ’s help in tracing a 26-year-old Wirral woman who is wanted on a recall to prison. Roxanne Glorman was previously released on license in June 2017 after serving a sentence for burglary, criminal damage and assault police. Glorman was recalled...

    24/08/2017
  18. ‘Momentum must be maintained’ as pound coin changeover enters final weeks uk

    Businesses are being urged to play their part in ensuring a smooth transition to the new, more secure, £1 coin. On a ...

    Businesses are being urged to play their part in ensuring a smooth transition to the new, more secure, £1 coin. On a visit to one of the UKÂ’s largest coin storage facilities, Vaultex UK Ltd, in Dagenham, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Jones MP, thanked businesses for their...

    24/08/2017
  19. Identity fraud figures soar uk

    Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at ...

    Cifas, the UKÂ’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at record levels in the first six months of 2017. A record 89,000 identity frauds were recorded, up 5% from last year. Record 89,000 cases recorded in first six months of...

    24/08/2017
  20. MHRA seizes more than 100 unreliable HIV home-testing kits uk

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. ...

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people to not use or buy Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit after seizing 114 potentially unreliable...

    23/08/2017
  21. Missing from home Sharon Gouldson uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was last seen on Johnston Avenue, at 2.50pm, Monday 21 August. Sharon is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, with very long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She...

    23/08/2017
  22. New victim and witness rooms to improve court experience uk

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many ...

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many courts, traditionally victims and witnesses are asked to wait in sparse, unfriendly surroundings. So HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has invested £80,000 in victim...

    23/08/2017
  23. Reports of neglect to NSPCC Helpline reach record numbers uk

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In ...

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In 2016/17 the NSPCC Helpline dealt with 2,228 reports in this way following calls or emails from concerned adults – the highest number the charity has ever had to handle...

    23/08/2017
  24. LJLA encouraging more people with a disability to fly uk

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of ...

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) receiving a ‘good’ rating in terms of the support it provides. The...

    22/08/2017
  25. Flowers not Fracking uk

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at ...

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at SouthportÂ’s Flower Show this week, raising awareness of impending fracking issues. They also had a presence at Jeremy CorbynÂ’s Rally, along with Ribble Estuary Against...

    22/08/2017
  26. Ł5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit uk

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The ...

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new obesity policy research unit at University College London. One year on from the launch of the childhood...

    21/08/2017
  27. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams uk

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) ...

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include: a ban on cold calling in...

    20/08/2017
  28. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group uk

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their health and social care services. The ‘Voice Box Online’ Facebook group is open to members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who are experts in their own...

    20/08/2017
  29. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. uk

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. ...

    18/08/2017
  30. Please binit4beaches this summer uk

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If youÂ’re planning on visiting one of the UKÂ’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. ItÂ’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  31. 2016 indicators of a changing climate uk

    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
  32. Government launches proposals to better protect holidaymakers uk

    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
  33. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show uk

    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
  34. Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018 uk

    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
  35. Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans. uk

    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
  36. So much easier than filling in forms,tax credit customers praise HMRC’s services uk

    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 departmentÂ’s online services...

    12/08/2017

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