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  1. Crackdown on rogue agents to protect renters and leasehold homeowners uk

    Private rented and leasehold sectors will receive stronger protection from unfair rogue letting and managing agents thanks to new ...

    Private rented and leasehold sectors will receive stronger protection from unfair rogue letting and managing agents thanks to new government proposals. Almost 9 million households in England’s private rented and leasehold sectors will benefit from stronger protections against rogue letting...

    02/04/2018
  2. Government crackdown on litter louts uk

    Councils will have the power to almost double on-the-spot fines for litter louts from today, Environment Minister ...

    Councils will have the power to almost double on-the-spot fines for litter louts from today, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The maximum on-the-spot fine for littering and graffiti almost doubles from £80 to £150. For the first time, local authorities can also use these...

    01/04/2018
  3. Government delivers on manifesto pledge to help end fuel poverty uk

    Government delivers on manifesto pledge with £6 billion package to help end fuel poverty and drive innovation in energy ...

    Government delivers on manifesto pledge with £6 billion package to help end fuel poverty and drive innovation in energy efficiency Government announces £6 billion package to help end fuel poverty. Flagship £6 billion energy efficiency scheme to start with re-focusing flagship scheme...

    30/03/2018
  4. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre celebrates its 60th birthday uk

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre today celebrated 60 years of caring for people with cancer. Staff at the hospital in Wirral, as ...

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre today celebrated 60 years of caring for people with cancer. Staff at the hospital in Wirral, as well as at Trust centres in Aintree, Liverpool and chemotherapy clinics in the region, celebrated the diamond anniversary with a suitably sparkle theme. They donned...

    30/03/2018
  5. New government initiative to reduce rough sleeping uk

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid sets out a bold cross-government plan of action to significantly reduce the number of people ...

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid sets out a bold cross-government plan of action to significantly reduce the number of people sleeping rough. New Rough Sleeping Team to drive reductions in rough sleeping Targeted £30 million fund for 2018 to 2019 for local authorities with high levels of...

    30/03/2018
  6. HGV cabs final patrol after catching over 5,000 careless drivers uk

    An unmarked HGV cab is taking to the road for the final time after catching over 5,000 careless drivers in the past three years. ...

    An unmarked HGV cab is taking to the road for the final time after catching over 5,000 careless drivers in the past three years. The cab has travelled 99,000 miles on motorways and major A roads since the safety initiative began, spotting an average of one driving offence every 16 miles. ...

    29/03/2018
  7. Spring clean for Englands motorways uk

    Englands motorways are getting a spring clean as part of a nationwide event. Highways England has joined forces with Keep ...

    England’s motorways are getting a spring clean as part of a nationwide event. Highways England has joined forces with Keep Britain Tidy and has been taking part in its Great British Spring Clean. Around 200,000 bags of litter are collected every year from the motorway network. This...

    29/03/2018
  8. Bikers on bank holiday rides offered myth-busting advice uk

    Almost 10,000 bikers were fined for putting untaxed motorbikes on the road last year according to latest figures from DVLA. ...

    Almost 10,000 bikers were fined for putting untaxed motorbikes on the road last year according to latest figures from DVLA. Over the winter months, thousands of riders declare their motorbikes as SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) – meaning they can keep their bikes off the road without...

    29/03/2018
  9. Easter crackdown on illegal fishing uk

    Environment Agency enforcement officers will be on patrol this weekend in a close season Easter crackdown on illegal angling. ...

    Environment Agency enforcement officers will be on patrol this weekend in a close season Easter crackdown on illegal angling. They’ll be out in force patrolling waters to make sure anglers are fishing in the right place, with the right tackle and equipment, and with a valid licence. ...

    29/03/2018
  10. Record numbers of low paid workers to get above inflation pay increase uk

    Increases in the minimum wage on 1 April are set to benefit 2.5 million workers, delivering above-inflation pay rises for all age ...

    Increases in the minimum wage on 1 April are set to benefit 2.5 million workers, delivering above-inflation pay rises for all age groups - Low Pay Commission analysis. National Living Wage and Minimum Wage rises on 1 April will mean real-terms pay increases for minimum wage workers. 2.5...

    29/03/2018
  11. Resistant gonorrhoea case reminds importance of safe sex uk

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired ...

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired abroad. Dr Gwenda Hughes, Consultant Scientist and Head of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Section at Public Health England (PHE), said: We are investigating...

    29/03/2018
  12. Armed Forces' contribution to the Royal Wedding announced uk

    Details of the ceremonial support the Armed Forces will provide to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle ...

    Details of the ceremonial support the Armed Forces will provide to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. The Ministry of Defence is pleased to confirm details of the contribution of members of the Armed Forces to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of...

    28/03/2018
  13. Government announces 48 million for cleaner, greener buses uk

    New Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Passengers across the country will benefit from a ...

    New Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Passengers across the country will benefit from a multi-million pound government investment which will help councils and bus companies put more environmentally-friendly buses on the roads. Transport Minister Nusrat...

    28/03/2018
  14. Women to have dedicated midwives throughout pregnancy and birth uk

    Plans to train 3,000 more midwives over 4 years and further investment in maternity support staff. Health and Social Care ...

    Plans to train 3,000 more midwives over 4 years and further investment in maternity support staff. Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the majority of women will receive care from the same midwives throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth by 2021. The first...

    28/03/2018
  15. Deposit return scheme in fight against plastic uk

    The government has announced plans for a deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution. A deposit return scheme to ...

    The government has announced plans for a deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution. A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas will be introduced subject to consultation later this year, it was confirmed today. ...

    28/03/2018
  16. Coastguard appeals for people NOT to call them about basking seals on beaches uk

    An increase in the number of seals on beaches along the coast of England has led to a huge volume of calls to HM Coastguard. ...

    An increase in the number of seals on beaches along the coast of England has led to a huge volume of calls to HM Coastguard. It’s thought a larger number of the animals have come ashore to take refuge because of the weather conditions and people are calling the Coastguard to report seeing...

    28/03/2018
  17. Women and girls set to benefit from 15 million Tampon Tax Fund uk

    Wide range of projects benefiting women and girls to receive funding over next two years. Thousands of women from across ...

    Wide range of projects benefiting women and girls to receive funding over next two years. Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced yesterday. Projects...

    27/03/2018
  18. Black swan cygnets uk

    Three black swan cygnets have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre just in time for Easter! The cygnets hatched on 20 ...

    Three black swan cygnets have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre just in time for Easter! The cygnets hatched on 20 March and can be seen with their parents in the Weird or Wonderful area of the grounds. Nick Brooks, Centre Manager, said: “Even though Easter is a little bit early...

    27/03/2018
  19. RMT strike action on Northern Rail well and truly on uk

    RAIL UNION RMT began a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard ...

    RAIL UNION RMT began a further two days of strike action on Northern Rail over attacks on the role of the safety-critical guard and the extension of Driver Only Operation in the name of increased profits is well and truly on next week excactly as planned as the company continue to snub union calls...

    26/03/2018
  20. Pothole fund boosted to repair roads after winter damage uk

    A further £100 million is being given to councils to help repair potholes and protect local roads from future severe ...

    A further £100 million is being given to councils to help repair potholes and protect local roads from future severe weather. Local roads badly affected by recent winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair any potholes and other storm damage, Transport Secretary...

    26/03/2018
  21. Four children missing from home, now found uk

    The four missing children, Jody Power, Michael Power, Jamie Lee Phoenix, and Jacob Phoenix have now been found safe and well. ...

    The four missing children, Jody Power, Michael Power, Jamie Lee Phoenix, and Jacob Phoenix have now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are appealing for information to find four children aged between one and 10 years-of-age from Liverpool who were last seen on Friday, 23 March at...

    24/03/2018
  22. High-speed broadband must reach all European citizens to eliminate digital divide uk

    Mart Võrklaev's opinion summarises the conclusions of the Broadband Platform and highlights the crucial role of the EU's ...

    Mart Võrklaev's opinion summarises the conclusions of the Broadband Platform and highlights the crucial role of the EU's structural funds in boosting connectivity. A strong cohesion policy in combination with other financing instruments is key to boosting broadband connectivity in Europe,...

    24/03/2018
  23. Home Office launches anti-knife crime campaign uk

    New #knifefree campaign challenges perceptions that carrying a knife is normal. The Home Office has today launched a new ...

    New #knifefree campaign challenges perceptions that carrying a knife is normal. The Home Office has today launched a new advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people. By using real-life stories of young people who made the decision not to carry knives, the #knifefree campaign...

    23/03/2018
  24. National campaign to encourage people to report suspicious activity uk

    The new head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing has revealed that more than a fifth of reports from the public produce intelligence ...

    The new head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing has revealed that more than a fifth of reports from the public produce intelligence which is helpful to police. The recently-appointed Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations (ACSO), Neil Basu, praised the public’s willingness to ACT in...

    23/03/2018
  25. Appeal to find missing 13 year old boy uk

    Police are appealing for information to find a 13-year-old boy from Wirral who was last seen on Tuesday, 20 March. George ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a 13-year-old boy from Wirral who was last seen on Tuesday, 20 March. George Roberts was last seen at Mosslands School, Wirral, and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to establish his whereabouts. George is described as white, 5ft 6in tall,...

    23/03/2018
  26. 215 million boost for council homelessness services uk

    Councils across the country are set to receive a share of over £215 million from 2019 to prevent homelessness. ...

    Councils across the country are set to receive a share of over £215 million from 2019 to prevent homelessness. Councils across the country are set to receive a share of over £215 million from 2019 to prevent homelessness, Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler confirmed today (22 March 2018)....

    22/03/2018
  27. Arrangements for those wishing to go to Sir Ken Dodds funeral uk

    Liverpool Cathedral is honoured to be able to help the city say their farewells to Sir Ken Dodd. Liverpool Cathedral is ...

    Liverpool Cathedral is honoured to be able to help the city say their farewells to Sir Ken Dodd. Liverpool Cathedral is honoured to help the city of Liverpool say goodbye to our much-loved friend Sir Ken Dodd by hosting his funeral on March 28th at 1 pm. The funeral is open to the...

    21/03/2018
  28. The top 8 frauds to watch out for in 2018 uk

    A new report from NatWest has identified the top ways they expect fraudsters will try and get their hands on peoples cash in ...

    A new report from NatWest has identified the top ways they expect fraudsters will try and get their hands on people’s cash in 2018. Eight scams to watch out for in 2018 Social media spying. People might not realise how much information they are giving away, but to a fraudster the posts...

    21/03/2018
  29. Blackpools tourism 2018 season officially launched uk

    Blackpools 2018 tourism season officially launched with the unveiling of three major new visitor attractions, new events and a ...

    Blackpool’s 2018 tourism season officially launched with the unveiling of three major new visitor attractions, new events and a programme of live entertainment. The launch event at Blackpool Pleasure Beach was attended by several hundred hoteliers and tourism-based businesses who heard that...

    21/03/2018
  30. MOT rule changes, 20 May 2018 uk

    The MOT test will change on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 ...

    The MOT test will change on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Sunday 20 May 2018. The MOT test works differently...

    21/03/2018
  31. EA says that a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next 50 years uk

    Environment Agency says that a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next 50 years. The Environment Agency's ...

    Environment Agency says that a different approach is needed to tackle flooding over next 50 years. The Environment Agency's Chief Executive Sir James Bevan has highlighted the need for a new approach in his keynote speech at the annual Flood and Coast Conference. Country is better...

    20/03/2018
  32. Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums uk

    Justice Secretary David Gauke today (20 March 2018) unveiled the Civil Liability Bill, offering hope of lower insurance premiums ...

    Justice Secretary David Gauke today (20 March 2018) unveiled the Civil Liability Bill, offering hope of lower insurance premiums to millions of motorists. Clampdown on whiplash claims to save motorists about £35 per year The whiplash changes are part of government’s wider programme to...

    20/03/2018
  33. Childline fears young people targeted by race and faith based bullying are suffering uk

    Childline is encouraging young people to speak out against discrimination as figures reveal the 24/7 service delivered almost ...

    Childline is encouraging young people to speak out against discrimination as figures reveal the 24/7 service delivered almost 2,700 counselling sessions about race and faith based bullying in the last three years. Today Childline is launching its new Understand Me campaign amid fears children...

    20/03/2018
  34. Have you seen Cassandra Wilson?Now found uk

    Missing from home Cassandra Wilson has now been found by @LancsPolice. Thank you to all those who shared yesterday's appeal so ...

    Missing from home Cassandra Wilson has now been found by @LancsPolice. Thank you to all those who shared yesterday's appeal so widely. Have you seen Cassandra Wilson? She has not been seen since 1pm on Saturday March 17th and Lancashire Police are increasingly concerned for her welfare. ...

    19/03/2018
  35. Funding boost to give more children healthy start to the day uk

    More than 1,770 schools set to benefit from £26 million to boost breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas. More ...

    More than 1,770 schools set to benefit from £26 million to boost breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas. More children across the country will get a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day, thanks to an investment of up to £26 million and the appointment of two...

    19/03/2018
  36. BTP football match raises thousands for Arena bombing victims uk

    A charity football match organised by a British Transport Police officer has raised thousands of pounds for victims of the ...

    A charity football match organised by a British Transport Police officer has raised thousands of pounds for victims of the Manchester Arena Bombing. PC Paul Owens, based at Liverpool, organised the charity game with British Transport Police first responders playing against the North West...

    19/03/2018

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