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  1. Missing from home Rio Lund aberdare

    Rio Lund Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a 15 year-old boy. Rio Lund, who lives in the ...

    Rio Lund Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a 15 year-old boy. Rio Lund, who lives in the Newton-le-Willows area, was last seen at 11am on Saturday 22nd April leaving Newton-le-Willows to go to Warrington. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. ...

    30/04/2017
  2. Avian Flu measures to be relaxed in England from 15 May aberdare

    Avian Flu Prevention Zone and ban on poultry gatherings set to be lifted across England from 15 May. Measures currently in ...

    Avian Flu Prevention Zone and ban on poultry gatherings set to be lifted across England from 15 May. Measures currently in place to reduce the risk of Avian Influenza in England will be lifted from 15 May 2017 following the latest risk assessment from Defra, the UK Chief Veterinary Officer has...

    29/04/2017
  3. Planned roadworks in the North West aberdare

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2017. Planned road works in the North West ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2017. Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 1 to Sunday 7 May 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 28 April and...

    28/04/2017
  4. Fine social networks who fail to protect children online aberdare

    Next Government must not let internet companies off the hook Websites and social networks must be regulated and fined where ...

    Next Government must not let internet companies off the hook Websites and social networks must be regulated and fined where necessary Under 18s should be given extra protections online automatically The boss of children’s charity the NSPCC is calling for the next Government to crack down...

    28/04/2017
  5. A mixed picture for the Bank Holiday weekend aberdare

    After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with ...

    After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with rain for some too. Over the next few days temperatures will recover closer to what we’d expect for late April as the winds change from a northerly to a southerly...

    28/04/2017
  6. UK drug users at risk from dangerous heroin mix aberdare

    A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the ...

    A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the UK, the NCA warned yesterday. Fentanyl, which is up to 100 times stronger than street heroin, and its analogue carfentanyl which is 100 times stronger again, are...

    28/04/2017
  7. Two further arrests by detectives investigating escape of prisoner Shaun Walmsley aberdare

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley have arrested a further two people. A ...

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley have arrested a further two people. A 65-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man, both from Anfield, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting a person unlawfully at large and money laundering. They have been...

    27/04/2017
  8. 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022 aberdare

    Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start ...

    Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022. 290,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by 2022 if current trends continue, the TUC has warned. This is equivalent to thirteen extra Sports...

    27/04/2017
  9. Same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better aberdare

    Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee ...

    Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Culture Committee MEPs advocated tightening up the child protection provisions of EU rules on audiovisual media services and also those on...

    27/04/2017
  10. Public safety threatened by possible break in emergency communications aberdare

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of ...

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of the existing communications system out of service early "strikes a major, potentially catastrophic blow to the ability of our emergency services to carry out their job and...

    24/04/2017
  11. Liverpools Iconic Ferry Set to Dazzle for Another Two Years aberdare

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blakes artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: ...

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blake’s artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, is to be kept until its next major scheduled service at the beginning of 2019. The Snowdrop was due to be...

    24/04/2017
  12. CLA welcomes scrapping of plans to increase probate fees aberdare

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from ...

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from £155 up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by...

    24/04/2017
  13. Concern growing for missing Blackpool woman aberdare

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was last seen leaving an address on St Heliers Road on Sunday 2nd April to go shopping. She didn’t return home and hasn’t been in contact with her family since. Claire...

    21/04/2017
  14. Witness appeal launched after M6 collision aberdare

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after reports of a major incident close to Junction 28 near Leyland (pictured). A Volvo HGV was travelling northbound in...

    20/04/2017
  15. Merseyside police appeal for information over city centre burglaries aberdare

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. ...

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. The force has issued photographs of the two individuals in the hope that the public can help trace them. James Riley Marshall Tung

    20/04/2017
  16. Southport Air Show aircraft announcement aberdare

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to ...

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this year’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on 15 - 17 September 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the...

    19/04/2017
  17. Georgiana Olteanu missing from home aberdare

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image of her in their continued efforts to locate Georgiana, who has been missing since 18 March. Georgiana Olteanu 3 Merseyside Police has issued an...

    19/04/2017
  18. Eight people have been arrested as part of a major human trafficking operation aberdare

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning ...

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning across the country. The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in...

    19/04/2017
  19. New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed aberdare

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, ...

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, has been drawn up by Ministers. The government today set out plans for a new process for detained foreign nationals appealing a Home Office decision to remove them...

    19/04/2017
  20. NSPCC and Lidl announce new 3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse aberdare

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term ...

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term commitment from the supermarket will enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme · Support is vital, with two children...

    19/04/2017
  21. Stop press moos ! aberdare

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to ...

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to traditionally manage the reserve. The calves, born from the 26 March, along with all the adults can be viewed from the Ron Barker hide. The centre is still expecting a number of...

    18/04/2017
  22. Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high aberdare

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the ...

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the railway and puts their life in danger. Alarming new figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police reveal that more people than ever are risking their...

    18/04/2017
  23. New squad formed to tackle drone threat to prisons aberdare

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and ...

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and police officers has been formed to tackle the threat drones pose to prison security, Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah revealed today. The team of investigators will work...

    18/04/2017
  24. New drive to reduce speeding aberdare

    Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of the country Officers will today begin a week-long ...

    Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of the country Officers will today begin a week-long campaign of enforcement and education work, as part of a Europe-wide scheme co-ordinated by the European traffic police network TIPSOL. Chief inspector Kris Barnard,...

    17/04/2017
  25. Driving test changes: 4 December 2017 aberdare

    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different ...

    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving. The changes will only...

    15/04/2017
  26. Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 aberdare

    Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 in a brand-new location! The world ...

    Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 in a brand-new location! The world famous three-day Brazilica Festival returns to Liverpool city centre in 2017 for the 10TH consecutive year, from 14-16 July, and Liverpool’s International Samba Festival is...

    14/04/2017
  27. Traffic bulletin: Two lanes closed on southbound M6 in Cheshire aberdare

    Road users are being advised that two lanes are closed on the southbound M6 between junction 19 (for Knutsford) and junction 18 ...

    Road users are being advised that two lanes are closed on the southbound M6 between junction 19 (for Knutsford) and junction 18 (for Holmes Chapel) in Cheshire. The outside two lanes remain closed following a collision between a car and a lorry that has resulted in the lorry shedding its load of...

    13/04/2017
  28. Environment Agency tests new powers for volunteer bailiffs aberdare

    The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running a pilot project, funded by the fishing licence, testing the benefits of ...

    The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running a pilot project, funded by the fishing licence, testing the benefits of giving members of Voluntary Bailiff Service powers to make fishing licence and byelaw checks. If successful, the initiative’s expansion would allow Environment Agency...

    13/04/2017
  29. One month to go: have your say on 4 May aberdare

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged people across 6 of Englands regions to make sure they are registered to vote, with ...

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged people across 6 of England’s region’s to make sure they are registered to vote, with only 1 month to go until mayoral elections. In just 1 month there will be a huge shift in the way Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Liverpool City Region, West of...

    11/04/2017
  30. Litter louts could be hit with 150 fines aberdare

    New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community ...

    New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement. Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled the...

    11/04/2017
  31. Ryanairs Summer 2017 programme gets underway at LJLA aberdare

    This week sees the start of Ryanairs Summer 2017 programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with an expansion of their ...

    This week sees the start of Ryanair’s Summer 2017 programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with an expansion of their operations which will see 5 new destinations being served during the Summer and increases in frequency on existing services. The airline’s expansion will bring up to...

    10/04/2017
  32. Wanted Nathan Creighton aberdare

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 23-year-old man from Wirral who is wanted on warrant. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 23-year-old man from Wirral who is wanted on warrant. Nathan Creighton, who is originally from the Liscard area, is wanted on a warrant for breach of a court order for breaching his post-sentence supervision licence conditions....

    09/04/2017
  33. Revenge Porn Helpline Given Further Funding aberdare

    A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding. A helpline dedicated to supporting ...

    A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding. A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding, the Minister for Women, Equalities and Early Years, Caroline Dinenage announced today. The Revenge Porn Helpline...

    08/04/2017
  34. Planned road works in the North West aberdare

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 April and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    08/04/2017
  35. 81 year old sex offender on the run aberdare

    Police have released a new CCTV image of a man who is still missing after failing to appear at court. John Gilbert ...

    Police have released a new CCTV image of a man who is still missing after failing to appear at court. John Gilbert Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was on trial at Bradford Crown Court but failed to turn up for court last week. He was convicted in his absence and sentenced...

    07/04/2017
  36. Travelling other than to the Grand National aberdare

    Key advice Check before you travel: there will be limited Merseyrail services focussed on getting people to and from Aintree ...

    Key advice Check before you travel: there will be limited Merseyrail services focussed on getting people to and from Aintree for the Grand National. These services are likely to be very busy. You may want to consider other public transport options. Check before you travel: there will be...

    07/04/2017

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