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  1. Fire at Liverpool Waterfront Car Park – update uk

    Following the fire which broke out at Liverpool Waterfront Car Park on New Year’s Eve, the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has ...

    Following the fire which broke out at Liverpool Waterfront Car Park on New YearÂ’s Eve, the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has initiated an investigation into the circumstances around the cause of the fire and the response to the incident. This will include an overview of all city council...

    05/01/2018
  2. Man wanted on European arrest warrant uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 31-year-old man from Slovakia who is wanted on a European Arrest ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 31-year-old man from Slovakia who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant. Marek Horvath is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, 13 October 2011. Proceedings are continuing to...

    05/01/2018
  3. Children unprepared for social media 'cliff edge' as they start secondary school uk

    Children unprepared for social media ‘cliff edge’ as they start secondary school, Children’s Commissioner for England warns in ...

    Children unprepared for social media ‘cliff edge’ as they start secondary school, Children’s Commissioner for England warns in new report. New report on effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds shows the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing hits a ‘cliff edge’...

    05/01/2018
  4. Fancy a new pair of shoes? uk

    Lancashire Police is asking people to swap their shoes for a pair of police boots and consider a career in policing, when it opens ...

    Lancashire Police is asking people to swap their shoes for a pair of police boots and consider a career in policing, when it opens the recruitment process for new police officers from 4th January 2018. The force wants to attract in the region of 200 new officers in 2018/2019 and is looking...

    04/01/2018
  5. Colder, drier weather on the way uk

    After recent mild and stormy conditions, it will gradually turn drier and colder as the weather quietens down. Storm ...

    After recent mild and stormy conditions, it will gradually turn drier and colder as the weather quietens down. Storm Eleanor brought damaging gusts of winds across the UK during Tuesday night into Wednesday (2-3 January) with widespread gusts of 60-80mph and peak gust of 90mph recorded at...

    04/01/2018
  6. 1.3 million older people spend two months a year alone uk

    1.3 million older people spend two months a year alone. Some 1.3 million older people spend the equivalent of two months a year ...

    1.3 million older people spend two months a year alone. Some 1.3 million older people spend the equivalent of two months a year without seeing anyone, according to a poll. A OnePoll survey of 1,000 over 65-year-olds, found 11% said they spent five days or more a month without seeing anyone....

    04/01/2018
  7. Lucy Ratchford missing since December uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a 14-year-old girl from Kensington who was last seen in December. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a 14-year-old girl from Kensington who was last seen in December. Lucy Ratchford was last seen at her home address on Hannan Road on Wednesday, 27 December and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her. Lucy is described...

    04/01/2018
  8. Lancashire police wanted appeal - Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur O'Leary uk

    Police are appealing for information after two prisoners have absconded from HMP Kirkham. Thomas John Quadrio and Michael ...

    Police are appealing for information after two prisoners have absconded from HMP Kirkham. Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur OÂ’Leary absconded from the prison on the 1st January 2018 and havenÂ’t been seen since. Quadrio, 33 is described as 5ft 11in tall, of slight build with brown...

    04/01/2018
  9. Foster and change a child's life uk

    Lancashire County Council is hoping that when people made their New Year's resolutions, they took the time to think how they might ...

    Lancashire County Council is hoping that when people made their New Year's resolutions, they took the time to think how they might help local children for whom life hasn't been easy. On Monday 1 January, the county council launched a campaign to recruit more foster carers. The campaign is...

    04/01/2018
  10. PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s snacking uk

    New Change4Life campaign encourages parents to 'look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max' to cut children’s sugar intake. ...

    New Change4Life campaign encourages parents to 'look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max' to cut childrenÂ’s sugar intake. Public Health England (PHE) is helping parents take control of their childrenÂ’s snacking by launching the first Change4Life campaign promoting healthier snacks. This...

    02/01/2018
  11. Aaron Carney missing from home uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old boy who is missing from home. Aaron Carney, was last seen ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old boy who is missing from home. Aaron Carney, was last seen in a taxi on Chapel Lane, Cronton, Widnes, at 3pm on Saturday 23rd December, but it is believed he is in the St Helens area. Aaron, is described as white, 5ft...

    02/01/2018
  12. Fire in multi-storey car park at Kings Dock, Liverpool uk

    UPDATE AT 06.30 01/01/2017: The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the car park. MFRS received support from brigades ...

    UPDATE AT 06.30 01/01/2017: The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the car park. MFRS received support from brigades from the NW region through the early hours. We are likely to be engaged at the scene for several hours and further investigation will follow firefighting action. ...

    01/01/2018
  13. Ł60 million boost to UK children’s television uk

    The development of a new multi-million pound pilot fund to help increase the range of children’s television in the UK has been ...

    The development of a new multi-million pound pilot fund to help increase the range of childrenÂ’s television in the UK has been announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. The GovernmentÂ’s response to the consultation on the Contestable Fund, sets out proposals for up to £60 million to be made...

    31/12/2017
  14. Prime Minister Theresa May's New Year message for 2018 uk

    2017 has been a year of progress for the United Kingdom. In January, I set out our objectives for the Brexit negotiations, and ...

    2017 has been a year of progress for the United Kingdom. In January, I set out our objectives for the Brexit negotiations, and in the months since we have pursued them with steady purpose.

    31/12/2017
  15. Great year for music and sport fans as Government bans the ticket tout bots uk

    Gig goers and sports fans will have more chance to see their favourite stars in 2018 as the Government cracks down on touts using ...

    Gig goers and sports fans will have more chance to see their favourite stars in 2018 as the Government cracks down on touts using “bots” to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites. New legislation will ban ticket touts from using automated software to dodge security...

    31/12/2017
  16. Environment Agency uncovers landscape with laser mapping uk

    The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and ...

    The Environment Agency has announced plans to map EnglandÂ’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform conservation work. The Environment Agency has announced plans to map EnglandÂ’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform...

    30/12/2017
  17. Christmas markets see surge to bring festive cheer to High Streets uk

    New research for the Local Government Association, in partnership with NABMA Market Place, reveals that all areas studied have ...

    New research for the Local Government Association, in partnership with NABMA Market Place, reveals that all areas studied have seen an increase in the past 12 months, and that Christmas markets are on track to have broken the record £250 million spent in markets in 2015. Coach tours and...

    30/12/2017
  18. Wanted, missing sex offender from Skelmersdale uk

    Have you seen missing sex offender Paul Jevons? We are appealing for information about a sex offender who has breached his ...

    Have you seen missing sex offender Paul Jevons? We are appealing for information about a sex offender who has breached his notifications by failing to tell us when he moved out of his address in Skelmersdale in September. Jevons is described as white, 5ft 10in tall with blue eyes.

    29/12/2017
  19. NHS to consider routine use of ‘drunk tanks’ to ease pressure on A and Es uk

    NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today announced that the NHS will decide this year whether “drunk tanks” should ...

    NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today announced that the NHS will decide this year whether “drunk tanks” should routinely be used take pressure off hard-pressed A&E departments and 999 ambulance services during the seasonal holiday period. Supervised areas where revellers who have...

    29/12/2017
  20. Behind the headlines, calorie guidelines remain unchanged uk

    PHE clarifies recent media coverage about an upcoming calorie campaign. Over the past couple of days, the national media has ...

    PHE clarifies recent media coverage about an upcoming calorie campaign. Over the past couple of days, the national media has reported on Public Health EnglandÂ’s (PHE) upcoming campaign on calories. Much of the coverage suggests PHE is changing the guidelines on how many calories people should...

    29/12/2017
  21. Rogue landlords put on notice as government announces tough new powers uk

    New measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for those renting in the private sector. ...

    New measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for those renting in the private sector. Rogue landlords have been put on notice as government has announced today a raft of new measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve...

    29/12/2017
  22. Further 9 terror-related offences added to Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme uk

    Nine further terror-related offences will be added to the scheme which allows the public to challenge sentences handed out by the ...

    Nine further terror-related offences will be added to the scheme which allows the public to challenge sentences handed out by the courts. Changes to the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme mean that people found guilty of crimes such as tipping off terrorists about an investigation, or flouting...

    29/12/2017
  23. Missing from home Lois Elliott uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old teenage girl. Lois Elliott, from ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 14-year-old teenage girl. Lois Elliott, from Buxton, was last seen on Wednesday, 20 December 2017, at 3.45pm. She is known to frequent the Halewood, Garston, Toxteth and Speke areas. Extensive enquiries have been...

    29/12/2017
  24. Rule changes to speed up rollout of mobile and fast broadband in rural areas uk

    Reforms to the Electronic Communications Code (EEC) have come into force . The reforms to the outdated legislation will ...

    Reforms to the Electronic Communications Code (EEC) have come into force . The reforms to the outdated legislation will reduce the costs of housing phone masts and other communications infrastructure on private land. This opens the way for faster and more reliable broadband and mobile...

    29/12/2017
  25. Better mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity for rail passengers uk

    Government fires starting pistol on an ambitious plan that could see UK’s train passengers benefitting from a dramatic ...

    Government fires starting pistol on an ambitious plan that could see UKÂ’s train passengers benefitting from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. Proposals could allow everyone onboard to stream videos simultaneously Fibre optic cables and mobile masts could be...

    28/12/2017
  26. Logging on to festive admin uk

    From taxing cars to buying personalised registration numbers, thousands chose to log on to DVLA’s online services on 25 December ...

    From taxing cars to buying personalised registration numbers, thousands chose to log on to DVLAÂ’s online services on 25 December 2017. While over 7 million people tuned into the QueenÂ’s Speech on Christmas day, figures show that thousands of people also logged on to DVLAÂ’s online services to...

    27/12/2017
  27. Cold weather prompts further health warnings from PHE uk

    Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England. Latest update Arrival of cold weather across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and North West of England that is due to spread across the rest...

    27/12/2017
  28. Niggling ducks remind taxpayers to complete Self Assessment before deadline uk

    Quacking ducks employed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are enjoying the quiet life after helping remind the UK’s 11.4 million ...

    Quacking ducks employed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are enjoying the quiet life after helping remind the UK’s 11.4 million Self Assessment customers to stop ignoring the ‘little niggle’ about completing their tax returns. The ducks were used for the tax authority’s new campaign,...

    27/12/2017
  29. More help for vulnerable children to attend top boarding schools uk

    The Boarding School Partnerships Information Service has been launched to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend ...

    The Boarding School Partnerships Information Service has been launched to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend boarding schools. The Department for Education is launching a new service designed to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend some of the countryÂ’s highest...

    26/12/2017
  30. B and Q issues urgent recall over remote control plug sets uk

    B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk. They were on ...

    B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk. They were on sale from September 2014 to November 2017. A small number of these products have shown excessive heat build-up inside the plug, and in some circumstances, this could...

    26/12/2017
  31. Updated appeal for missing Southport woman uk

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for information to help trace a missing 60-year-old woman, last seen on Thursday. Lizabeth ...

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for information to help trace a missing 60-year-old woman, last seen on Thursday. Lizabeth Weeks, from Southport, was last seen at the Castle Green hotel in Kendal, Cumbria at 11am on Thursday, 21 December. She is also known to frequent the Hawkshead area of...

    24/12/2017
  32. Major Road Network investment to boost motorists' journeys uk

    Government launches consultation on which roads to include in new Major Road Network. ‘Key ‘A’ roads across the country ...

    Government launches consultation on which roads to include in new Major Road Network. ‘Key ‘AÂ’ roads across the country could benefit from up to £100 million each of funding as government releases consultation on the Major Roads Network (MRN) today (23 December 2017). The MRN consultation...

    23/12/2017
  33. Blue UK passport to return after EU exit uk

    The cover of the UK passport will be returning to blue after the UK leaves the European Union, the Immigration Minister Brandon ...

    The cover of the UK passport will be returning to blue after the UK leaves the European Union, the Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has announced. After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards. So in a move to symbolise our national identity,...

    22/12/2017
  34. Lizabeth Weeks, from Southport missing from home uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 60-year-old woman. Lizabeth Weeks, from Southport, was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 60-year-old woman. Lizabeth Weeks, from Southport, was last seen at the Kings Arms, Hawkshead, on Wednesday, 20 December 2017, at 10.30am. She is known to frequent the Hawkshead area of Cumbria. Extensive enquiries have...

    21/12/2017
  35. A letter from the Prime Minister to UK nationals living in Europe uk

    From the very beginning of the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union I have been consistently clear that protecting the ...

    From the very beginning of the UKÂ’s negotiations to leave the European Union I have been consistently clear that protecting the rights of both EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU was my first priority. I know that the referendum result has caused considerable anxiety for...

    21/12/2017
  36. Childline prepared to help hundreds of young people on Christmas Day uk

    · Nearly 500 counselling sessions carried out by Childline last Christmas Day · Young people ...

    · Nearly 500 counselling sessions carried out by Childline last Christmas Day · Young people talked to counsellors about issues including abuse, family relationships and suicide · NSPCC appeals for support for its ‘Light Up Christmas For ChildrenÂ’ campaign ...

    21/12/2017

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