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  1. Tough new real world test comes into force for diesel cars to clean up our air uk

    New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts. New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new ...

    New test for harmful emissions from car exhausts. New models of diesel and petrol cars will have to pass a strict new emissions test before they are allowed on Britain’s roads from next week (1 September 2017). The tough standards come into force in the biggest overhaul of emissions rules...

    27/08/2017
  2. Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads uk

    Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads. Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive ...

    Drug driving crackdown means more dangerous motorists off roads. Better technology means courts are punishing drug drive offenders in record numbers. Tough new drug driving laws are now taking more dangerous drivers off roads, with conviction rates for the new drug driving offence at 98%....

    27/08/2017
  3. Nine gold safety awards for Sellafield Ltd uk

    Sellafield Ltd has been awarded nine gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA ...

    Sellafield Ltd has been awarded nine gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are among the world’s most prestigious safety accolades. They recognise our safety performance in 2016/17, a year in which we made significant...

    25/08/2017
  4. Chorley man, 19, missing uk

    A 19-year-old man is missing from Chorley. Andrew Garstang was last seen in the Draperfield area around 1pm on August 17. ...

    A 19-year-old man is missing from Chorley. Andrew Garstang was last seen in the Draperfield area around 1pm on August 17. He is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit top and dark trainers at the time of his...

    25/08/2017
  5. View from the Chair Breaking down the North-South rail funding divide uk

    With a summit of Northern leaders taking place in Leeds yesterday to discuss transport and a recent petition calling for the ...

    With a summit of Northern leaders taking place in Leeds yesterday to discuss transport and a recent petition calling for the reinstatement of cancelled electrification schemes and demanding more investment in the north gaining over 80,000 signatures, Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of the Liverpool City...

    25/08/2017
  6. UK Coastguard tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely uk

    After a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has some timely safety tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely without ...

    After a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has some timely safety tips for enjoying the beach and coastline safely without putting yourself in danger. Always check the weather and tidal conditions before you set out so that you can prepare accordingly. It’s easy to get caught up in...

    25/08/2017
  7. Recall to Prison - Roxanne Glorman uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the publics help in tracing a 26-year-old Wirral woman who is wanted on a recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 26-year-old Wirral woman who is wanted on a recall to prison. Roxanne Glorman was previously released on license in June 2017 after serving a sentence for burglary, criminal damage and assault police. Glorman was recalled...

    24/08/2017
  8. Momentum must be maintained as pound coin changeover enters final weeks uk

    Businesses are being urged to play their part in ensuring a smooth transition to the new, more secure, £1 coin. On a ...

    Businesses are being urged to play their part in ensuring a smooth transition to the new, more secure, £1 coin. On a visit to one of the UK’s largest coin storage facilities, Vaultex UK Ltd, in Dagenham, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Jones MP, thanked businesses for their...

    24/08/2017
  9. Identity fraud figures soar uk

    Cifas, the UKs leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at ...

    Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at record levels in the first six months of 2017. A record 89,000 identity frauds were recorded, up 5% from last year. Record 89,000 cases recorded in first six months of...

    24/08/2017
  10. MHRA seizes more than 100 unreliable HIV home-testing kits uk

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. ...

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people to not use or buy Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit after seizing 114 potentially unreliable...

    23/08/2017
  11. Missing from home Sharon Gouldson uk

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was last seen on Johnston Avenue, at 2.50pm, Monday 21 August. Sharon is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, with very long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She...

    23/08/2017
  12. New victim and witness rooms to improve court experience uk

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many ...

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many courts, traditionally victims and witnesses are asked to wait in sparse, unfriendly surroundings. So HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has invested £80,000 in victim...

    23/08/2017
  13. Reports of neglect to NSPCC Helpline reach record numbers uk

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In ...

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In 2016/17 the NSPCC Helpline dealt with 2,228 reports in this way following calls or emails from concerned adults – the highest number the charity has ever had to handle...

    23/08/2017
  14. LJLA encouraging more people with a disability to fly uk

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of ...

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) receiving a ‘good’ rating in terms of the support it provides. The...

    22/08/2017
  15. Flowers not Fracking uk

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at ...

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at Southport’s Flower Show this week, raising awareness of impending fracking issues. They also had a presence at Jeremy Corbyn’s Rally, along with Ribble Estuary Against...

    22/08/2017
  16. 5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit uk

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The ...

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new obesity policy research unit at University College London. One year on from the launch of the childhood...

    21/08/2017
  17. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams uk

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) ...

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include: a ban on cold calling in...

    20/08/2017
  18. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group uk

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their health and social care services. The ‘Voice Box Online’ Facebook group is open to members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who are experts in their own...

    20/08/2017
  19. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. uk

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. ...

    18/08/2017
  20. Please binit4beaches this summer uk

    If youre planning on visiting one of the UKs hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to find a wet wipe buried in the sand next to your picnic spot. It’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  21. 2016 indicators of a changing climate uk

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released ...

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released recently by the American Meteorological Society. It has been widely reported that globally 2016 was one of the two warmest years (along with 2015) in a temperature...

    14/08/2017
  22. Government launches proposals to better protect holidaymakers uk

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced ...

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined today (14 August 2017) by Consumer Minister Margot James. ...

    14/08/2017
  23. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show uk

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular ...

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17th August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of...

    13/08/2017
  24. Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018 uk

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls ...

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. Allowing learner drivers to have lessons on motorways will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. At the moment, you can...

    13/08/2017
  25. Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans. uk

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to...

    13/08/2017
  26. So much easier than filling in forms,tax credit customers praise HMRCs services uk

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for ...

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today. Proving increasingly popular with its handy tips and helpful advice, the department’s online services...

    12/08/2017
  27. CCTV footage released of man still missing from Preston uk

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for ...

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for information. Concern is growing for Connor Hegarty after he was last seen around 2.30am on Sunday (August 6) driving a silver Vauxhall Astra in the Tulketh Brow area....

    12/08/2017
  28. Cannabis plants left at the side of the road uk

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They ...

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They went from 6ft tall to 6 bags of trimmings in no time at all! They have though realised the need for some sharper scissors... If anyone else has some 'dodgy' plants...

    11/08/2017
  29. 47m capital investment in Lancashire's Schools uk

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's ...

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's school buildings over the next three years. The schools capital grant allocation comes from the Department for Education to enable the county council to provide the...

    11/08/2017
  30. Boy, 14, missing from home uk

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, but may have travelled elsewhere in the UK. Damian Howes was last seen at around 7pm on August 4th in Wigan town centre. He has links to Croydon, Carlisle,...

    10/08/2017
  31. New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers uk

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as ...

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as cars become more intelligent. A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers, under tough new government guidance issued...

    06/08/2017
  32. Highways England suited and booted for concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction uk

    Highways England suited and booted for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels ...

    Highways England ‘suited and booted’ for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels faster than a bullet is just one of the hazards facing Highways England repair teams working on the Spaghetti Junction. As part of the £4.7m vital repairs to damaged...

    02/08/2017
  33. Details of an incident at Sellafield on 14 June 2017. uk

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide ...

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide powder while moving a container. The material is not harmful unless ingested or inhaled. The correct safety procedures were followed and the immediate area was...

    02/08/2017
  34. NSPCC demands: Make it a crime to sell or own a child sex doll uk

    The CEO of leading childrens charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in ...

    The CEO of leading children’s charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in the same way as indecent images of children. Following a number of recent prosecutions of people importing the dolls, Peter Wanless has highlighted the “baffling” gap...

    01/08/2017
  35. International effort to tackle misleading online reviews uk

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and ...

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and endorsements. Over the last year, consumer protection agencies around the globe have worked together to prevent false or misleading reviews and endorsements online,...

    01/08/2017
  36. 18-year-old missing from Kirkham uk

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his ...

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his home address on Wyre Avenue at 3.40pm yesterday (Sunday, July 30th). He is described as 6ft 3in tall, slim build with short dark brown hair and wears glasses. He...

    31/07/2017

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