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  1. Home Secretary announces new national online hate crime hub uk

    The expert unit will channel all reports of online hate crime and reduce burden on frontline officers. National online hate ...

    The expert unit will channel all reports of online hate crime and reduce burden on frontline officers. National online hate crime hub announced Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a new national hub to tackle the emerging threat of online hate crime. It will ensure better support for...

    08/10/2017
  2. Life-saving drink drive law turns 50 uk

    In 50 years, drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 to 200 per year - but that's still 200 too many. Thousands of ...

    In 50 years, drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 to 200 per year - but that's still 200 too many. Thousands of lives have been saved since the Department for Transport (DfT) introduced the maximum legal drink drive limit 50 years ago this weekend (7 October 2017).

    07/10/2017
  3. Major new road approved for west Preston uk

    Plans to improve motorway access in north Preston have been agreed, as part of a new road scheme known as the Preston Western ...

    Plans to improve motorway access in north Preston have been agreed, as part of a new road scheme known as the Preston Western Distributor. The aim is to provide a major new link from the M55, along the west side of Preston towards Blackpool Road and Riversway. The plans agreed by Lancashire...

    06/10/2017
  4. Cuadrilla to offer virtual tour of Preston New Road fracking site uk

    Cuadrilla is to virtually throw open the doors at its Preston New Road drilling site. There will also be a live stream Q&A ...

    Cuadrilla is to virtually throw open the doors at its Preston New Road drilling site. There will also be a live stream Q&A session called PNR Live. This will give everyone in Lancashire, and beyond, the opportunity to see the operations underway at the site. Viewers will have the...

    06/10/2017
  5. Your Chance to Enter You Can Foster Writing Competition uk

    An inspirational new creative writing competition has been launched in Sefton as part of the regional You Can Foster campaign. ...

    An inspirational new creative writing competition has been launched in Sefton as part of the regional You Can Foster campaign. The aim of the competition is to encourage children and young people in foster care and fostering families to tell their stories and encourage a new generation of...

    06/10/2017
  6. Concern for missing Leyland man uk

    We are concerned for the wellbeing of a man missing from home in Leyland. Geno Boyoh, 49, was seen at his address on Alder ...

    We are concerned for the wellbeing of a man missing from home in Leyland. Geno Boyoh, 49, was seen at his address on Alder Close in Leyland at around 3am this morning (Thursday, October 5th). It is believed that he has left the house and travelled in a taxi to the Preston area. His family...

    06/10/2017
  7. Service enabling faster UK border entry expanded to 15 new countries uk

    Business travellers and frequent visitors from 40 countries can now benefit from faster entry to the UK following the expansion of ...

    Business travellers and frequent visitors from 40 countries can now benefit from faster entry to the UK following the expansion of the government’s Registered Traveller service. From today (5 October), frequent travellers to the UK from 15 new countries are eligible to apply for membership...

    05/10/2017
  8. New PHE figures show decline in HIV diagnosis rates. uk

    Public Health England (PHE) figures show there has been a significant decline in new diagnoses of HIV in the UK in gay and ...

    Public Health England (PHE) figures show there has been a significant decline in new diagnoses of HIV in the UK in gay and bisexual men. The decrease in HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men represents the most exciting development in the UK HIV epidemic in the last 20 years, when effective...

    05/10/2017
  9. Recall to prison. Michael John Davies uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 41-year-old Wirral man who is wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 41-year-old Wirral man who is wanted on recall to prison. Michael John Davies, who is from Birkenhead, was released from custody on 16th June 2017. He remains on licence until August 2020 in relation to offences of robbery. ...

    05/10/2017
  10. Government announces consultation on organ donation opt-out system uk

    The consultation will propose to automatically enter everyone on the donor register, unless they decide to opt out. The ...

    The consultation will propose to automatically enter everyone on the donor register, unless they decide to opt out. The Prime Minister has announced the intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation. The proposals will include a new opt-out system for organ...

    05/10/2017
  11. Highest number of deaths on Britains roads since 2011 uk

    An increase in the number of vulnerable road users being killed on Britains roads shows a need for a renewed push for safety, ...

    An increase in the number of vulnerable road users being killed on Britain’s roads shows a need for a renewed push for safety, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Figures released last week show that 1,792 people were killed in 2016 – the highest number of...

    04/10/2017
  12. Home Office to crack down on online child sexual abuse uk

    Home Office invests in ground-breaking technology to tackle online child sexual abuse. The UK government is investing ...

    Home Office invests in ground-breaking technology to tackle online child sexual abuse. The UK government is investing £600,000 in groundbreaking technology that allows internet companies to identify and remove indecent images of children from websites at an unprecedented rate, the Home...

    04/10/2017
  13. Patients encouraged to get up and out of bed to aid recovery uk

    A hospital has launched a campaign to encourage patients to get dressed, get up and get moving. The campaign is designed to ...

    A hospital has launched a campaign to encourage patients to get dressed, get up and get moving. The campaign is designed to help patients, where they are able to, maintain physical activity while they are in hospital, which has been shown to aid recovery and help elderly patients maintain their...

    04/10/2017
  14. Home Secretary to consult on new laws on offensive weapons uk

    Home Office to consult on measures to clamp down on the use of offensive and dangerous weapons. Measures to ban the sale of ...

    Home Office to consult on measures to clamp down on the use of offensive and dangerous weapons. Measures to ban the sale of acids to under-18s, prevent children purchasing knives online and restrict access to dangerous firearms will be among a series of legislative changes to be included in...

    03/10/2017
  15. Sentences for animal cruelty to increase tenfold to five years uk

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced that animal abusers could face up to five years in prison. Animal abusers who ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced that animal abusers could face up to five years in prison. Animal abusers who commit the most heinous crimes could face up to five years in prison under new plans set to be unveiled by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Currently the maximum...

    03/10/2017
  16. Southport Pleasurelands 50,000 Giveaway uk

    Hard-working members of the armed forces and emergency services are set to enjoy some free Halloween fun with their families this ...

    Hard-working members of the armed forces and emergency services are set to enjoy some free Halloween fun with their families this October, courtesy of Southport Pleasureland. The amusement park is giving away £50,000 worth of free ride tokens to nurses, doctors, NHS workers, police, fire...

    29/09/2017
  17. Missing 13 year old Blackpool girl uk

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool schoolgirl. Halle Berry has not been seen ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool schoolgirl. Halle Berry has not been seen since Tuesday 26th September. She was last seen in the Blackpool south area and is described as 5'5, medium build, very long light brown hair. Halle was wearing...

    29/09/2017
  18. Further extreme right-wing groups banned in the UK uk

    Scottish Dawn and NS131 will be banned from today after their proscription as terrorist organisations. An order laid in ...

    Scottish Dawn and NS131 will be banned from today after their proscription as terrorist organisations. An order laid in Parliament will proscribe Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action which was proscribed in December 2016. As a...

    29/09/2017
  19. Know what you're buying uk

    Ten top tips for buying medicines and medical devices online safely. Medicines and medical devices are serious things. When you ...

    Ten top tips for buying medicines and medical devices online safely. Medicines and medical devices are serious things. When you buy from dodgy websites or from someone not authorised to sell medicines online, this significantly increases your risk of buying a fake, which means you don’t know...

    27/09/2017
  20. Giant funnel bins to tackle North West motorway litter uk

    New giant funnel bins are being installed at motorway service areas across the North West in a bid to reduce the amount of litter ...

    New giant funnel bins are being installed at motorway service areas across the North West in a bid to reduce the amount of litter dropped on the region’s roads. Highways England is providing the bins as part of a North West initiative to tackle littering after over 40,000 sacks of rubbish had to...

    27/09/2017
  21. A Fairy Tale Cast Announcement For Shrek The Musical uk

    Believe all ogre again! SHREK THE MUSICAL® today announces casting for the major nationwide tour. Following the ...

    Believe all ‘ogre’ again! SHREK THE MUSICAL® today announces casting for the major nationwide tour. Following the unprecedented success of the first UK and Ireland tour, the original production team reunites to bring the hit musical to a swamp near you. Opening at Edinburgh Playhouse for the...

    27/09/2017
  22. CMA steps in to give people a better deal on comparison sites uk

    Following an in-depth study, the CMA is setting clear ground rules for all online comparison tools and opening an investigation ...

    Following an in-depth study, the CMA is setting clear ground rules for all online comparison tools and opening an investigation into one site. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report following a market study into the use of price comparison sites and other...

    26/09/2017
  23. Broughton bypass named after war hero uk

    The official name for the new road in Broughton is James Towers Way, named in honour of a local hero of World War One. ...

    The official name for the new road in Broughton is James Towers Way, named in honour of a local hero of World War One. Broughton-born Private James Towers was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his actions almost 100 years ago. In 1918, Private Towers volunteered to relay a message as a...

    26/09/2017
  24. Man, 20, wanted by police uk

    A Preston man who pleaded guilty to supplying drugs is wanted by police. Eric Foster-Raynor, 20, admitted supplying Class A ...

    A Preston man who pleaded guilty to supplying drugs is wanted by police. Eric Foster-Raynor, 20, admitted supplying Class A drugs in May 2016 at Preston Crown Court, but has failed to appear since for sentencing hearings. Foster-Raynor is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of slim build with...

    25/09/2017
  25. Autumn for us can mean a whole range of things uk

    Autumn for us can mean a whole range of things, from beautiful colours as nature wraps itself up for winter, to cosy nights in ...

    Autumn for us can mean a whole range of things, from beautiful colours as nature wraps itself up for winter, to cosy nights in watching your favourite TV programme to those hearty, warming meals of comfort food we all seem to crave as the weather get colder. Well for a hedgehog there are some...

    24/09/2017
  26. Planned roadworks in the North West uk

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October 2017. The following summary of ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 22 September and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    23/09/2017
  27. 13 people arrested as part of TITAN operation into drug supply uk

    The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) has today, Thursday 21 September, arrested 13 people after executing search ...

    The North West Regional organised crime unit (TITAN) has today, Thursday 21 September, arrested 13 people after executing search warrants across Wirral, Milton Keynes and Bristol, in relation to the supply of Class A drugs. Warrants were executed at 18 properties in Wirral including Rock...

    21/09/2017
  28. RMT Targets Lime Street Mainline Station Upgrade with strikes on 3rd and 5th October uk

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 3rd ...

    Merseyrail passengers will once again have to endure industrial action, as the RMT announces it will stage further strikes on 3rd and 5th of October, which coincides with the first phase of work to transform Liverpool Lime Street mainline station by the end of 2018. Between 30 September and...

    20/09/2017
  29. How does the Lime Street upgrade affect Merseyrail services? uk

    Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. Between Saturday 30 ...

    Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade - its biggest since the 19th Century. Between Saturday 30 September and Sunday 22 October 2017, there will be significant disruption to Lime Street mainline services, with many terminating at outlying stations including Liverpool South...

    19/09/2017
  30. New rules to strengthen standards for Councillors and Mayors uk

    Local Government Minister sets out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on ...

    Local Government Minister sets out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils. Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local...

    19/09/2017
  31. Reduction of national threat level from international terrorism to severe uk

    Following an assessment by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from ...

    Following an assessment by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the Prime Minister announced that the UK threat level from international terrorism has reduced from critical to severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Following the announcement, Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: "Since...

    18/09/2017
  32. Multi-million pound boost for counter-terrorism policing uk

    The Home Secretary has announced an additional £24 million for counter-terrorism policing. Police An extra £24 ...

    The Home Secretary has announced an additional £24 million for counter-terrorism policing. Police An extra £24 million is to be pumped into counter-terrorism policing in the wake of this year’s terror attacks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced today. The move comes as the investigation...

    18/09/2017
  33. National Trust Takes On Care of Land at Formby Point uk

    An additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols in Formby, home to rare wildlife, is now safeguarded thanks to ...

    An additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols in Formby, home to rare wildlife, is now safeguarded thanks to its formal transfer into the care of the National Trust. The official transfer documents were signed today, seeing responsibility for its guardianship pass from...

    15/09/2017
  34. Former footballer Clarke Carlisle missing from home uk

    Police are growing increasingly concerned after former footballer Clarke Carlisle went missing. Clarke Carlisle (pictured), ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned after former footballer Clarke Carlisle went missing. Clarke Carlisle (pictured), 37, of Fulwood, Preston, was last seen by a family member on the Flag Market in the city at about 2.30pm on Thursday (14th) although he may have travelled to...

    15/09/2017
  35. Appeal following serious collision on M65 uk

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 yesterday 14th September. The incident occurred at ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 yesterday 14th September. The incident occurred at around 8.45am on the eastbound carriageway between junctions three and four, when a Renault box van collided with an HGV in lane one. The driver of the van, a...

    15/09/2017
  36. Food Hygiene Rating Scheme central to modernisation plans uk

    Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has reaffirmed the organisations commitment to introducing the ...

    Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to introducing the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England. This follows the successful introduction of legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland that requires food businesses to...

    15/09/2017

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