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  1. The wait is almost over uk

    A host of the worlds greatest golfers have descended on Royal Birkdale as excitement reaches fever pitch ahead of The 146th Open ...

    A host of the world’s greatest golfers have descended on Royal Birkdale as excitement reaches fever pitch ahead of The 146th Open getting under way on Sunday. • Excitement reaches fever pitch with just hours to go until The 146th Open gets under way. • US star Dustin Johnson is favourite...

    16/07/2017
  2. Planned roadworks in the North West uk

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 July 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 14 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    15/07/2017
  3. State of the nations health revealed in landmark report from PHE uk

    Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England. The Health ...

    Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England. The ‘Health Profile for England’ report is the first time PHE has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. People are living...

    14/07/2017
  4. New drug strategy to safeguard vulnerable and stop substance misuse uk

    The Home Secretary has today launched the governments new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of ...

    The Home Secretary has today launched the government’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of individuals recovering from drug dependence. Each year in the UK, drugs cost society £10.7 billion in policing, healthcare and crime, with drug-fuelled theft alone...

    14/07/2017
  5. Coastguard issues important safety message whilst sand hole training (with footage) uk

    Sand hole collapses are rare but can be lethal if you become trapped in one. There's nothing wrong with digging holes at the beach ...

    Sand hole collapses are rare but can be lethal if you become trapped in one. There's nothing wrong with digging holes at the beach and filling them with water for your kids to play in. But if you dig a hole so deep that your head is barely poking out or burrow into a sand dune then you could be...

    11/07/2017
  6. Typhoon Confirmed for Southport Air Show Friday Night Event uk

    Visitors to this years Southport Air Show will be treated to a rare dusk display by the Eurofighter Typhoon on the Friday night ...

    Visitors to this year’s Southport Air Show will be treated to a rare dusk display by the Eurofighter Typhoon on the Friday night (September 15). As well as the Typhoon, there are a number of confirmed evening displays, LED lights, pyrotechnics and a grand firework finale during the event...

    11/07/2017
  7. Journey planning advice for weekend of Royal events uk

    Drivers heading to Merseyside and Cheshire on one of the regions busiest weekends of the year will be helped on their journeys ...

    Drivers heading to Merseyside and Cheshire on one of the region’s busiest weekends of the year will be helped on their journeys by Highways England. Wednesday next week (19 July) kicks off a five-day ‘long weekend’ of events starting with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at...

    10/07/2017
  8. Illumination switch-on stars announced uk

    The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations ...

    The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert. Pop star Conor Maynard and dance troop, Diversity are also on the bill for the free event on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday, 1st September. ...

    10/07/2017
  9. Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons uk

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, reveals huge haul of drugs and mobile phones. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons ...

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, reveals huge haul of drugs and mobile phones. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over 40 years...

    09/07/2017
  10. Crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims uk

    Ministers step in to tackle sickness claims culture which is damaging Britains reputation overseas and could drive up holiday ...

    Ministers step in to tackle sickness claims culture which is damaging Britain’s reputation overseas and could drive up holiday costs. Plans to clamp down on bogus holiday sickness claims have been announced by ministers today. The move follows concerns from the travel industry that more...

    09/07/2017
  11. Innovative vehicle to grid technology to receive 20 million uk

    A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. ...

    A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. The new investment will support vehicle-to-grid projects as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy and create a smarter energy system, while increasing the numbers of...

    08/07/2017
  12. Planned roadworks in the North West uk

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    07/07/2017
  13. NSPCC Statement on Snap Maps Following Police & School Warnings uk

    SNAPCHATTERS WARNED NOT TO MAP THEIR LOCATION * NSPCC urges Snapchatters not to broadcast their location to strangers ...

    SNAPCHATTERS WARNED NOT TO MAP THEIR LOCATION * NSPCC urges Snapchatters not to broadcast their location to strangers * Call for young people to be given Safe Accounts on social media * Police and schools have issued warnings of the dangers The NSPCC is...

    07/07/2017
  14. Become a wildlife ranger uk

    Let the Kids Go Wild this Summer Dustys Wildlife Rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre 21 July 3 September ...

    Let the Kids Go Wild this Summer Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre 21 July – 3 September Children of all ages can join Dusty Duck, pick up their very own FREE log book and become real-life wildlife rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer holiday.

    07/07/2017
  15. Asda has complied with its commitment to clear pricing uk

    Asda has complied with a commitment given to the CMA last year to ensure its promotional pricing is fair and clear for shoppers. ...

    Asda has complied with a commitment given to the CMA last year to ensure its promotional pricing is fair and clear for shoppers. After completing a review of Asda’s improved approach to clearer pricing on offers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) welcomes the steps taken by the...

    06/07/2017
  16. Staggering amount of prize money on offer at The Open uk

    The Champion Golfer of the Year will win USD 1,845,000 at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The R&A announced that the ...

    The Champion Golfer of the Year will win USD 1,845,000 at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The R&A announced that the total prize fund will be USD10,250,000. Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “We are operating in an increasingly global marketplace and have made the decision...

    06/07/2017
  17. Archives uncover murder of officer stabbed at Wigan station 122 years ago uk

    BTP History Week. It was a warm September night in 1895 when Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd of the London and North Western ...

    BTP History Week. It was a warm September night in 1895 when Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd of the London and North Western Railway Police, a father of seven children all under the age of 12, attended Wigan station following a recent spate of thefts from goods wagons. Kidd, a former...

    06/07/2017
  18. Parents urged to remind teenagers to get MenACWY vaccine uk

    PHE is calling for more take up of the MenACWY vaccine in eligible young people, which protects against deadly meningitis and ...

    PHE is calling for more take up of the MenACWY vaccine in eligible young people, which protects against deadly meningitis and septicaemia. Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia. Those who are...

    06/07/2017
  19. Over 150,000 annual deaths from lung cancer, lung and heart disease uk

    PHE campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are symptoms of these diseases. ...

    PHE campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are symptoms of these diseases. Public Health England (PHE) has launched a national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ awareness campaign which prompts people with symptoms of some of the leading causes of...

    06/07/2017
  20. Government launches transport investment plan for Britain uk

    A new strategy explains how local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund and the proposed creation of a major road ...

    A new strategy explains how local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund and the proposed creation of a major road network. Highways and major roads. new strategy sets how transport investment can deliver a stronger, fairer Britain in good news for motorists, plans include...

    05/07/2017
  21. The producers of Cilla the musical have found their star uk

    Following weeks of open auditions at venues up and down the country the producers of Cilla the Musical have found their star. ...

    Following weeks of open auditions at venues up and down the country – the producers of Cilla the Musical have found their star. Kara Lily Hayworth has fought off thousands of hopefuls to be named as the girl who will step into the Legend’s coveted shoes in the first ever musical about the star’s...

    04/07/2017
  22. Billion pound connectivity boost to make buffering a thing of the past uk

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country. ...

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country. Brits will soon see the back of internet buffering and painfully slow download times, following the launch of a new fund today, which will support the rollout of cutting-edge...

    03/07/2017
  23. The outdoor industry pledges to help Great Britain GetOutside uk

    Ordnance Surveys (OS) social initiative GetOutside, which aims to make the outdoors enjoyable, accessible and safe to all, has ...

    Ordnance Survey’s (OS) social initiative GetOutside, which aims to make the outdoors enjoyable, accessible and safe to all, has gained further momentum in recognition for the impact it is already having in Great Britain by partnering with the European It’s Great Out There (IGOT) Coalition. ...

    01/07/2017
  24. All types of metal-on-metal hip implants need regular review uk

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a precautionary measure has issued updated guidance for ...

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a precautionary measure has issued updated guidance for healthcare professionals who manage patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements. Previous guidance was issued to ensure appropriate followup to monitor the...

    01/07/2017
  25. Planned roadworks in the North West uk

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 30 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    30/06/2017
  26. Research highlights parents' relaxed attitude to sun safety uk

    New research, released today by the Met Office in conjunction with the NHS England #CoverUpMate skin cancer campaign, has revealed ...

    New research, released today by the Met Office in conjunction with the NHS England #CoverUpMate skin cancer campaign, has revealed a worryingly relaxed attitude towards sun care amongst many parents of young children. Sunburn in childhood has been strongly linked to the development of skin cancer...

    28/06/2017
  27. LGA responds to Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK uk

    Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Associations People and Places Board, responded to a new Which? report ...

    Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responded to a new Which? report about broadband speeds across the UK “Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is a vital element of everyday life for residents and can help them cut household...

    28/06/2017
  28. New coastal safety website launched uk

    A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead. To help you enjoy the ...

    A new coastal safety website has been launched today just in time for the busy summer period ahead. To help you enjoy the coast safely and to find out more about the Coastguard the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have created a coastal safety guide which is full of tips to keep you and your...

    27/06/2017
  29. Most wanted David and Mark Gaskell uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. David John Gaskell, 27 years, was sentenced to nine-and-half-years in prison on 18 January 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of causing death by...

    26/06/2017
  30. Reappeal MFH Trevor Farthing uk

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was ...

    Merseyside Police is re-issuing an appeal for information to help trace a missing 52-year-old man. Trevor Farthing was last seen Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as white, 5ft...

    25/06/2017
  31. Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside uk

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an ...

    From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. DVSA will be target lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to...

    25/06/2017
  32. UK to observe a minute​​s silence for victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack uk

    The UK will observe a minute'sâ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minuteâs silence will be held at 12 ...

    The UK will observe a minute's​ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minute​’s silence will be held at 12 noon on Monday 26 June in remembrance of those affected by the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. The silence will be marked at all government buildings and other organisations may...

    24/06/2017
  33. UK Coastguard safety plea after 68 children reported missing on UK beaches uk

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 ...

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK coast. All children were found safely, but with so many reports coming in during the...

    23/06/2017
  34. Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge uk

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, ...

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, 14, were last seen at Middlebrook Retail Park in Bolton at around 12.20pm on Monday, June 19. Both boys were last seen wearing light blue school polo shirts, black...

    21/06/2017
  35. Beautiful But Deadly Hidden Dangers of Swimming in Reservoirs uk

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is ...

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is called ‘Beautiful but deadly’. With latest statistics revealing 300 people in the UK lost their lives in 2016 due to accidental drowning (source: National Water...

    21/06/2017
  36. Man dies in collision uk

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June 17th when a 125cc scooter heading East on the B5254 Leyland Road at Lower Penwortham lost control on the approach to a right hand bend. The rider collided with a row of...

    19/06/2017

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