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  1. Check your Christmas bus times online uk

    You can find out about bus services over Christmas by checking online. If you are taking the bus over the festive period, ...

    You can find out about bus services over Christmas by checking online. If you are taking the bus over the festive period, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk and search for 'Bus Service Changes' to find 'Buses over the Christmas and New Year period' which contains useful information about all bus...

    21/12/2017
  2. High speed broadband to become a legal right uk

    Universal Service Obligation will deliver high speed broadband across the UK. The Government has confirmed that universal ...

    Universal Service Obligation will deliver high speed broadband across the UK. The Government has confirmed that universal high speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving everyone in the UK access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This...

    20/12/2017
  3. Sellafield’s ‘locked vault’ is ready to be emptied uk

    Experts at the Sellafield site have cut the sixth and final hole in the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS), a locked vault that was ...

    Experts at the Sellafield site have cut the sixth and final hole in the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS), a locked vault that was never designed to be opened. The holes will allow radioactive waste to be removed from one of the siteÂ’s most hazardous buildings. Six giant steel doors now...

    20/12/2017
  4. Over 900,000 more customers open fee-free basic bank accounts uk

    Over 900,000 new fee-free basic bank accounts were opened between July 2016 - June 2017, taking the total number of fee-free ...

    Over 900,000 new fee-free basic bank accounts were opened between July 2016 - June 2017, taking the total number of fee-free accounts open to nearly 5 million. Over 900,000 new fee-free basic bank accounts were opened between July 2016 and June 2017, taking the total number of fee-free...

    19/12/2017
  5. Environment Agency offers stocking fillers for anglers uk

    The Environment Agency gets into the festive spirit by providing stocking fillers for anglers as it restocks rivers in the run up ...

    The Environment Agency gets into the festive spirit by providing stocking fillers for anglers as it restocks rivers in the run up to Christmas. The Environment Agency is getting into the festive spirit by providing stocking fillers for anglers as its staff restock rivers with thousands of...

    19/12/2017
  6. The National Food Crime Unit uk

    The FSA’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) works with partners to protect consumers from serious criminal activity that impacts on ...

    The FSAÂ’s National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) works with partners to protect consumers from serious criminal activity that impacts on the safety or authenticity of the food and drink they consume. Food crime involves dishonesty at any stage in the production or supply of food, drink or animal...

    19/12/2017
  7. Man prosecuted after waste dumped illegally uk

    Man prosecuted after waste dumped illegally A man has been prosecuted after a large amount of household rubbish was found ...

    Man prosecuted after waste dumped illegally A man has been prosecuted after a large amount of household rubbish was found dumped on a country lane. At Wigan Magistrates Court Martyn Allen, of Hawksclough, Skelmersdale, also known as Martyn Peet, pleaded guilty to failing to provide waste...

    18/12/2017
  8. Appeal after armed robbery at pub uk

    DETECTIVES are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a pub. The robbery happened at just before 2am today ...

    DETECTIVES are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a pub. The robbery happened at just before 2am today (Monday, December 18th) when two men broke in through the rear door of The Sea View, Preston Road at Whittle le Woods. The men, armed with a spade and a knife, were...

    18/12/2017
  9. Missing from home Trevor Farthing uk

    The family of a man who has been missing for nearly six months have issued a further appeal to find him. Trevor Farthing ...

    The family of a man who has been missing for nearly six months have issued a further appeal to find him. Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. His family...

    17/12/2017
  10. Measles outbreaks confirmed in 5 areas across UK uk

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 5 areas of England. Latest update As of 14 December, there have been 29 confirmed cases in West Yorkshire, 20 confirmed cases in Cheshire and...

    16/12/2017
  11. Titan launch regional campaign to raise awareness of the issue of 'County Lines' uk

    The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of ‘County Lines’, ...

    The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of ‘County Lines’, a tactic in which organised crime groups from large urban areas recruit others to travel to rural or coastal towns to sell Class A drugs for them. The launch...

    15/12/2017
  12. Martin Mere photo competition winner uk

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre have announced the winner of the 2017 Martin Mere Wildlife Photography Competition. Steve Liptrot, ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre have announced the winner of the 2017 Martin Mere Wildlife Photography Competition. Steve Liptrot, who grew up in Leyland, has won the competition with an amazing image of a peregrine hunting. Steve, who now lives in South Wales, said: “I was sat in the Ron...

    15/12/2017
  13. BBFC proposed to enforce age verification of online pornography uk

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the ...

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK. Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s...

    14/12/2017
  14. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast uk

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  15. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved uk

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  16. Highways England’s intelligent network of the future uk

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  17. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas uk

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  18. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas uk

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  19. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act uk

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  20. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room uk

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  21. Festive fun at Martin Mere uk

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the ...

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new yearÂ’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature....

    11/12/2017
  22. Missing from home - Arthur Platt-now found uk

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming ...

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 83 year-old man who has gone missing in Wirral. Arthur Platt was last seen leaving his home address in Noctorum at 8.50am...

    11/12/2017
  23. 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 8 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December 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...

    09/12/2017
  24. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds uk

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majesty’s ...

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her MajestyÂ’s Passport Office announced today. The online passport renewal service, which takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, has previously only been available to...

    08/12/2017
  25. Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives uk

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not ...

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period – says latest THINK! campaign starting today (7 December 2017). For this year’s campaign, which runs to January 1 (2018), THINK!...

    07/12/2017
  26. Who is Ian Allen? uk

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number ...

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number of large-scale drug importations. The appeal follows the seizure of 40kgs of cocaine found in a van by Border Force officers based at Coquelles in June 2017. ...

    06/12/2017
  27. Arriva Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off uk

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been ...

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been called off. Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on the...

    05/12/2017
  28. Back the fight against puppy smugglers and backstreet breeders uk

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the ...

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the family this Christmas need to be wary of unscrupulous breeders and sellers, animal welfare Minister Lord Gardiner has warned today. The UK is a nation of animal lovers,...

    05/12/2017
  29. 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year uk

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official ...

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data. Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS EnglandÂ’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began...

    04/12/2017
  30. Highways England lightening the load for hauliers and motorists this Christmas uk

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their ...

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their destinations quicker and with fewer delays. Since it was created in 2015, Highways England has completed 18 road improvements across the country, which is a welcome bonus for...

    04/12/2017
  31. Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents uk

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and ...

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and securely, so we’ve brought you some expert, practical tips to help. Download an internet security app on mobile devices – including Apple – and ensure you keep it...

    04/12/2017
  32. 2 for 1 entry to Martin Mere uk

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT ...

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering 2 for 1 admission to National Lottery players to say thanks for the over £10 million WWT has received from the Heritage Lottery Fund...

    04/12/2017
  33. 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 1 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December 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...

    02/12/2017
  34. Urgent action needed across the UK care home market uk

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action ...

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action against some homes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its final findings following an extensive review of whether the residential care...

    01/12/2017
  35. Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham uk

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England. As of 29 November 2017, there were 16 confirmed cases in Leeds, 11 confirmed cases in Liverpool and 9 confirmed cases in...

    01/12/2017
  36. ‘Names’ top the list for those wishing for a personalised registration this Christmas uk

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised ...

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised registration as a gift, according to a recent survey. The DVLA spoke to around 1,000 motorists to get their thoughts on personalised registrations for cars. Whilst names...

    30/11/2017

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