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  1. Bonfire Night support for Military Veterans uk

    Ex-service personnel in Lancashire who are affected by fireworks and struggling with their mental health can seek support from the ...

    Ex-service personnel in Lancashire who are affected by fireworks and struggling with their mental health can seek support from the Lancashire Military Veterans’ Service this this Bonfire Night. Every year around the 5 November, there are firework displays taking place in villages and towns...

    31/10/2017
  2. UK to host global conference to crack down on wildlife crime uk

    Ministers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and affected countries work together to stamp out wildlife crime at the 2018 ...

    Ministers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and affected countries work together to stamp out wildlife crime at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference. Ministers yesterday officially launched the London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, with less than a year to go before the...

    31/10/2017
  3. Government to take action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals uk

    Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch launches 12-week consultation on stake reduction to better protect consumers and communities ...

    Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch launches 12-week consultation on stake reduction to better protect consumers and communities Government also announces moves to ensure stronger protections around online gambling and a new industry-led responsible gambling advertising campaign The maximum...

    31/10/2017
  4. 27 million flood scheme opens in Blackpool uk

    A new coastal defence will help protect Blackpool's iconic seafront. A £27 million scheme to reduce flood risk to ...

    A new coastal defence will help protect Blackpool's iconic seafront. A £27 million scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool was officially opened today (30 October) by Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Fred Jackson and the Chair of...

    30/10/2017
  5. Clampdown on child maintenance cheats uk

    New powers to stop parents avoiding paying child maintenance that they owe have been announced. If a parent owes child ...

    New powers to stop parents avoiding paying child maintenance that they owe have been announced. If a parent owes child maintenance, deductions to recover that debt can currently only be made from a bank or building society account held solely by them. So a small minority of parents are...

    29/10/2017
  6. Devastation across rural economy if migrant workers are shut out of UK uk

    Devastation across rural economy if migrant workers are shut out of UK. Reducing access to migrant labour for farming, ...

    ‘Devastation’ across rural economy if migrant workers are shut out of UK. Reducing access to migrant labour for farming, horticulture and tourism jobs will have devastating consequences for the rural economy, according to the CLA. The organisation, which represents around 30,000...

    28/10/2017
  7. Service will remember those killed or injured on the roads uk

    VICTIMS of road traffic collisions will be remembered at a special service in November. The multi-faith service, to be ...

    VICTIMS of road traffic collisions will be remembered at a special service in November. The multi-faith service, to be attended by families and friends, and representatives from the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services, and local councils, will be held from 11.30am to 1.30pm on...

    27/10/2017
  8. Millions to benefit from groundbreaking mental health support uk

    More than 2 million public sector workers are set to receive unprecedented mental health support. As part of her ...

    More than 2 million public sector workers are set to receive unprecedented mental health support. As part of her commitment to tackle the injustice of mental illness the Prime Minister commissioned an independent review of mental health and employers which has found that around 300,000...

    26/10/2017
  9. Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night? uk

    Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night? The Environment Agency is reminding people its illegal to burn ...

    Are you aware of what you're burning this Guy Fawkes night? The Environment Agency is reminding people it’s illegal to burn many types of waste. Burning certain types of waste and setting fire to treated wood, tyres, plastics, rubber and oil can seriously harm health and pollute the...

    25/10/2017
  10. RMT announces strike on 8 November uk

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 8 ...

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 8 November. Following the news that the RMT union will stage yet another 24-hour strike on the network, Andy Heath, Merseyrail’s deputy managing director, commented: ...

    25/10/2017
  11. Top LA directors show dangers of using mobiles while driving uk

    New pink kittens THINK! road safety campaign is aimed at younger drivers. The directors behind the video for Pharrell ...

    New pink kittens THINK! road safety campaign is aimed at younger drivers. The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile...

    25/10/2017
  12. Can you help Police catch these men? uk

    Second week of action targeting wanted fugitives begins, Police are asking the public to look at the faces of people they are ...

    Second week of action targeting wanted fugitives begins, Police are asking the public to look at the faces of people they are really interested in talking to about some ongoing cases. And after the success of Operation Chapar in September, where not only 91 people were caught by our search...

    24/10/2017
  13. Detectives appeal for information after fatal stabbing in Liverpool City Centre uk

    Merseyside Police detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatal stabbing in Liverpool City Centre, Saturday 21 ...

    Merseyside Police detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatal stabbing in Liverpool City Centre, Saturday 21 October. Shortly before midnight, a call was received of a 21-year-old man having been stabbed at the Empire Bar on Seel Street. The man was taken to hospital and...

    23/10/2017
  14. Let's hear it for Lancashire Day, say friends group. uk

    MEMBERS of the Friends of Real Lancashire group are busy planning their annual list of events ahead of Lancashire Day on ...

    MEMBERS of the Friends of Real Lancashire group are busy planning their annual list of events ahead of Lancashire Day on Monday,November 27th. On this date in 1295 the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward 1 to attend what later became known...

    23/10/2017
  15. Poppy Appeal collectors to accept old pound coin after deadline uk

    This year the public is being encouraged to give either the new or old one pound coins to the Royal British Legions annual Poppy ...

    This year the public is being encouraged to give either the new or old one pound coins to the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. The old round pound will have ceased to be legal tender after 16 October, but the charity is offering to accept any out-of-date coins throughout the appeal...

    23/10/2017
  16. 2017 poppy appeal to accept contactless card donations uk

    This years Poppy Appeal will give the British public the chance to donate via contactless card, alongside cash, for the first ...

    This year’s Poppy Appeal will give the British public the chance to donate via contactless card, alongside cash, for the first time on such a large scale. The Royal British Legion, in partnership with card payment services provider Cardnet, is piloting the scheme with 200 mobile donation...

    23/10/2017
  17. Obesity prevalence increases in reception age primary school children uk

    The prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for ...

    The prevalence of obesity has risen for the second successive year from 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 to 9.6 per cent in 2016-17 for children in reception. Obesity prevalence was more than twice as high among children in year 6 (20.0 per cent, similar to 2015/163) than in reception age children,...

    21/10/2017
  18. Detectives issue appeal in relation to Shaun Walmsley on his 29th birthday uk

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley in February are continuing to appeal to members of ...

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley in February are continuing to appeal to members of the public who may have any information which could help them with their enquiries. Walmsley turns 29 today and detectives are asking anyone who has any...

    20/10/2017
  19. Storm Brian to arrive this weekend uk

    An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday has been named as Storm Brian by Met ...

    An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann. The Met Office’s Irish partner...

    20/10/2017
  20. Concern growing for man, 37, missing from Blackpool uk

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Blackpool. ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Blackpool. Andrew Peel was last seen at around 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday) at an address on Warbreck Hill Road. He has not been seen since and there are concerns for his...

    19/10/2017
  21. Smart Meters Bill introduced to Parliament uk

    Every home and small business in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020. Measures to ensure consumers ...

    Every home and small business in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020. Measures to ensure consumers continue to get the most out of their smart meters have been introduced to parliament in the Smart Meters Bill. Every home and small business in Great Britain will be...

    19/10/2017
  22. Patients benefit from pioneering hi-tech home consultations uk

    People with cancer are benefitting from pioneering technology that allows them to take part in appointments from the comfort of ...

    People with cancer are benefitting from pioneering technology that allows them to take part in appointments from the comfort of their own home. The Telehealth Clinic is being used at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, in Merseyside, one of the UK’s leading cancer centres. It...

    19/10/2017
  23. DWP customer phone lines to become Freephone uk

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to ...

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to Freephone numbers. Universal Credit customer telephone lines will be the first to become Freephone in November. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David...

    18/10/2017
  24. International recognition for Blackpool's piers uk

    The World Monuments Fund has announced that Blackpools piers are to be included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch, a call to ...

    The World Monuments Fund has announced that Blackpool’s piers are to be included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch, a call to action for cultural heritage sites facing imminent threats and challenges, helping create opportunities for positive change. Since 1996, founded in partnership with...

    18/10/2017
  25. Nation faces older people homelessness time bomb,councils warn uk

    The nation is facing a ticking time bomb in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise ...

    The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that...

    17/10/2017
  26. Steer Clear of Vehicle Crime uk

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of ...

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of value left inside them, like handbags, wallets, tools and Sat Navs. Vehicle registration plates are also sometimes stolen. So what can you do to reduce the risk...

    16/10/2017
  27. Life sentences for killer drivers uk

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life ...

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life sentences will be introduced for those who cause death by dangerous driving, and for careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs. New offence of...

    15/10/2017
  28. Planned roadworks in the North West uk

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

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

    13/10/2017
  29. PHE urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated uk

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People ...

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination from today (12 October 2017), ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common. ...

    12/10/2017
  30. Register now for free Switch-On 2018 wristbands uk

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open by public demand! It follows ...

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open – by public demand! It follows the huge success of this year’s event when a capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland Arena to watch a spectacular five-hour concert, culminating in the...

    12/10/2017
  31. Mersey Gateway Bridge to open to traffic just after midnight on Saturday 14th October uk

    Haltons iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. ...

    Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. The plan is, weather depending, to have the bridge lit up with a spectacular light show and fireworks display on Friday evening, a few hours before it opens to...

    12/10/2017
  32. New advice on eating runny eggs uk

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and ...

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The revised advice, based on the latest...

    11/10/2017
  33. Two injured in Bamber Bridge collision uk

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a ...

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a Mini Cooper was travelling on London Way when it collided with a Skoda Octavia close to Brownedge Road. The driver of the Mini, a 62-year-old woman from...

    10/10/2017
  34. A Wild Exhibition at Martin Mere uk

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Sefton Art Group. Roy from the art group ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Sefton Art Group. Roy from the art group said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Martin Mere in October. The Sefton Art Group is one of the biggest art groups in the North West that meets weekly to engage in...

    10/10/2017
  35. Police across Europe prepare week-long crackdown uk

    Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking ...

    Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking to deny criminals the use of the roads. Coordinated by TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network), officers from the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands,...

    09/10/2017
  36. Goodbye round pound. Use by October 15 uk

    Just seven days to use the round pound before they swap the high street for the history books. As the round pound enters ...

    Just seven days to use the round pound before they swap the high street for the history books. As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books. From midnight on...

    09/10/2017

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