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  1. How Can Social Media Companies Stop the Spread of Fake News? uk

    Facebook’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its ...

    FacebookÂ’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its competitors in the fight against disinformation. However, this is a retroactive step and the damage has already been done. Facebook published a blog post earlier this...

    19/04/2018
  2. 77 year old woman missing from home uk

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop ...

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop near her home address. Jean Lloyd was last seen yesterday afternoon at around 1.10pm in the Thornton Hough area of the Wirral. She is described as white,...

    18/04/2018
  3. Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution uk

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the worldÂ’s oceans. As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London this week, the Environment Secretary will host...

    18/04/2018
  4. A united North joins Minister Jo Johnson to hail a new era of transformation uk

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport ...

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport investment in the North. It marks the moment that Transport for the North becomes EnglandÂ’s first ever Sub-national Transport Body and formally takes up its statutory...

    18/04/2018
  5. Blackpool Illuminations, 20,000 free wristbands uk

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues ...

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We...

    17/04/2018
  6. The Heatwave Plan uk

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for ...

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for England was launched on 1st June 2017. This aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in...

    16/04/2018
  7. Appeal after Ormskirk assault uk

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an ...

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an assault that occurred at 02:25am on March 4th on Moor St, Ormskirk. The victim received a broken eye socket and broken cheek bone as a result of the assault. ...

    15/04/2018
  8. Country in full swing to party for the royal wedding uk

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later ...

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later at their local. With just over 1 month to go until the royal wedding, Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community...

    15/04/2018
  9. Commonwealth unites to end scourge of plastic uk

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – an agreement between member states to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution. The group has pledged to ban microbeads in...

    15/04/2018
  10. 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 April but could ...

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

    14/04/2018
  11. Western powers strike Syria targets uk

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack ...

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday US President Donald Trump said they hit “targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Loud explosions...

    14/04/2018
  12. Make sure you know where your charity donations are going uk

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important ...

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important tradition, and the British public are generous when it comes to supporting charitable causes. Sadly, that generosity can sometimes be undermined by those who seek to...

    13/04/2018
  13. Sainsbury’s recalls its Sliced Beetroot because it may contain small pieces of glass uk

    Sainsbury’s is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The ...

    SainsburyÂ’s is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. Product details Product: by SainsburyÂ’s Sliced Beetroot Jar size: 340g Best before:...

    13/04/2018
  14. Frequent clubbers most at risk of violence from strangers uk

    Going clubbing three or more times a week triples a person’s experiences of violence from strangers and acquaintances, says new ...

    Going clubbing three or more times a week triples a personÂ’s experiences of violence from strangers and acquaintances, says new research from Nottingham Trent University. Going to clubs once or twice weekly, using cannabis and being divorced or separated are the other key factors likely to...

    13/04/2018
  15. New powers to crack down on waste crime uk

    The Environment Agency now has new powers to stop illegal waste sites posing a risk to the environment. The Environment Agency ...

    The Environment Agency now has new powers to stop illegal waste sites posing a risk to the environment. The Environment Agency has been given new powers to tackle illegal waste. Environment Agency given new powers to tackle the problem of illegal waste sites. Powers include ability to...

    13/04/2018
  16. Gosling hatches at Martin Mere uk

    A cape barren gosling has hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Known as either the Cape Barren Goose or Cereopsis, ...

    A cape barren gosling has hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Known as either the Cape Barren Goose or Cereopsis, these birds are well known at Martin Mere for being large grey birds with green bills and a distinctive grunting sound. They are exceptionally protective of their young...

    13/04/2018
  17. Police are appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl uk

    Police are appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl from Wirral who was last seen on Monday, 2 April. ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a 14-year-old girl from Wirral who was last seen on Monday, 2 April. Mackenzie Gardiner was last seen at her home address in Prenton. She is described as white, 5ft 3in tall, of medium build, with dark brown hair, and speaks with a North East...

    12/04/2018
  18. New figures reveal 1 in 11 anglers are junior anglers uk

    Fishing licence sales show a huge increase in popularity among children with 1 in 11 anglers being juniors according to new ...

    Fishing licence sales show a huge increase in popularity among children with 1 in 11 anglers being juniors according to new figures released by the Environment Agency today. The introduction of free fishing licences for children in 2017 has led to a 53% increase with more than 79,000 junior...

    12/04/2018
  19. New laws to better protect millions of Brits who book holidays online uk

    British holidaymakers will soon benefit from greater protection when booking their holidays online. UK families spend on ...

    British holidaymakers will soon benefit from greater protection when booking their holidays online. UK families spend on average £22.10 per week on package travel abroad, which represents over a third (33%) of household spending on recreation and culture. With the advent of online booking,...

    12/04/2018
  20. Rent boost for millions of claimants moving onto Universal Credit uk

    People in receipt of Housing Benefit will receive an extra 2 weeks' support with their rent when they move onto Universal Credit ...

    People in receipt of Housing Benefit will receive an extra 2 weeks' support with their rent when they move onto Universal Credit from today (11 April 2018). New Universal Credit claimants already getting support with their housing costs will continue to receive Housing Benefit for 2 weeks...

    11/04/2018
  21. Daniel Truelove wanted on recall to prison. uk

    Police are asking the public for their help in tracing a 22 year-old man who is wanted on recall to prison. Daniel ...

    Police are asking the public for their help in tracing a 22 year-old man who is wanted on recall to prison. Daniel Truelove, who is from the Southwood area of Liverpool, is wanted on suspicion of Section 47 Assault and recall to prison. He received an 18 month prison sentence for assault...

    11/04/2018
  22. Renewed appeal after Manchester City coach attacked uk

    Merseyside Police officers are continuing to ask the public for their help in identifying anyone that caused damage to the ...

    Merseyside Police officers are continuing to ask the public for their help in identifying anyone that caused damage to the Manchester City bus on 4th April before the match. Although no one on the coach or any members of the public were injured during the incident, two officers sustained...

    11/04/2018
  23. PM to announce new research and funding in drive to fight prostate cancer uk

    PM to announce new research and funding in drive to fight prostate cancer. Prime Minister Theresa May announces plans to ...

    PM to announce new research and funding in drive to fight prostate cancer. Prime Minister Theresa May announces plans to tackle prostate cancer during visit to hospital in Cambridgeshire. The Prime Minister will today set out ambitious new plans to help thousands of men with prostate...

    10/04/2018
  24. Nene goslings hatch at Martin Mere uk

    Wardens at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating a late Easter present after nine rare Nene goslings recently hatched. ...

    Wardens at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating a late Easter present after nine rare Nene goslings recently hatched. Only about 3,000 Nenes – pronounced ‘nay-nay’ after their call – survive in the wild in their native Hawaii. The goslings spent his first 10 days in the safety of...

    10/04/2018
  25. Important Travel Information.Aintree Festival uk

    Sefton is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to the borough as part of the three day Aintree Grand National Festival which ...

    Sefton is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to the borough as part of the three day Aintree Grand National Festival which starts on Thursday (April 12). Sefton Council is one of the many agencies that will help thousands of festival goers get to and from Aintree Racecourse as...

    09/04/2018
  26. Moorland fire safety uk

    Every year fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside and wildlife habitats. Some fires are started deliberately, but most ...

    Every year fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside and wildlife habitats. Some fires are started deliberately, but most are due to carelessness. Keep the glorious British countryside picture perfect and your visit trouble-free by following our straightforward advice. A carelessly...

    09/04/2018
  27. Home Office announces plans for Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence uk

    A ban on the sale of the most dangerous corrosive products to under-18s and tough restrictions on online sales of knives were ...

    A ban on the sale of the most dangerous corrosive products to under-18s and tough restrictions on online sales of knives were announced today (Sunday 8 April) by the Home Office. The government will also make it a criminal offence to possess corrosive substances in a public place and...

    08/04/2018
  28. Cash boost for families as tax cuts come into effect today uk

    The new tax year brings changes to income tax and the National Living Wage that help people earn more and keep more of what they ...

    The new tax year brings changes to income tax and the National Living Wage that help people earn more and keep more of what they earn. People across the UK will see a welcome boost to their finances today, thanks to further cuts to income tax. Hundreds of thousands of graduates will also save...

    06/04/2018
  29. Police warn public not to approach wanted men who may be armed uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing two men in their 20s who are wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing two men in their 20s who are wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. 22 year-old Sean David Jones (LEFT) who is from the Seaforth area is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, of...

    06/04/2018
  30. New boost to rogue landlord crackdown uk

    Rogue landlords face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of offenders goes ...

    Rogue landlords face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of offenders goes live. Rogue landlords who rent out substandard properties face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of...

    06/04/2018
  31. New independent appeals process to protect passengers issued with penalty fares uk

    Penalty fare rules altered to offer greater protection to those making genuine mistakes. New rules coming into force today ...

    Penalty fare rules altered to offer greater protection to those making genuine mistakes. New rules coming into force today (6 April 2018) will offer a greater level of protection for rail passengers issued with a penalty fare, where they make an honest mistake, Rail Minister Jo Johnson has...

    06/04/2018
  32. Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into effect uk

    The 'Sugar Tax' will help to reduce sugar in soft drinks and tackle childhood obesity. From Friday (6 April 2018), millions ...

    The 'Sugar Tax' will help to reduce sugar in soft drinks and tackle childhood obesity. From Friday (6 April 2018), millions of children across the UK will benefit from the governmentÂ’s key milestone in tackling childhood obesity, as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into effect. The tax...

    06/04/2018
  33. Boy 15 missing from Burscough-NOW FOUND uk

    The 15-year-old boy missing from the Burscough area was found safe and well last night. Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal. ...

    The 15-year-old boy missing from the Burscough area was found safe and well last night. Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal. Police are appealing for the public's help in locating a 15-year-old boy who is missing from the Burscough area. Kody Jones of Ainscough Drive in Burscough has...

    06/04/2018
  34. Appeal for footage following incident outside Anfield stadium uk

    Merseyside Police Match Commander Superintendent Paul White said: "We worked very closely with both clubs to plan for last night ...

    Merseyside Police Match Commander Superintendent Paul White said: "We worked very closely with both clubs to plan for last night before agreeing the route of the buses to ensure the teams and public were safe before the match. "Two officers sustained cuts and swelling – one was struck by an...

    05/04/2018
  35. IEA. Sugar taxes have not reduced obesity rates anywhere in the world uk

    The sugar levy is a cynical revenue raising device Ahead of the sugar levy taking effect in the UK, Christopher Snowdon of the ...

    The sugar levy is a cynical revenue raising device Ahead of the sugar levy taking effect in the UK, Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs says: “Many countries have tried taxing soft drinks and none of them has seen a decline in obesity. The UK will be no different. The...

    05/04/2018
  36. NHS action on sugar pays dividends as hospitals slash unhealthy food and drink sales uk

    NHS England action is delivering effective results in the battle against the bulge with a sharp decline in the sales of sugary ...

    NHS England action is delivering effective results in the battle against the bulge with a sharp decline in the sales of sugary snacks and drinks and hundreds of millions fewer calories consumed. With the sugar tax looming, the NHS has been leading the way with chief executive Simon Stevens...

    05/04/2018

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