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  1. A new option for men with enlarged prostate abingdon

    Men suffering with symptoms from an enlarged prostate could be offered a new type of nonsurgical treatment thanks to changes in ...

    Men suffering with symptoms from an enlarged prostate could be offered a new type of nonsurgical treatment thanks to changes in NICE guidance. A new option for men with enlarged prostate NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has updated its guidance for using...

    26/04/2018
  2. Liverpool International Horse Show returns to Echo Arena abingdon

    The Liverpool International Horse Show will be back after the heartbreak of the New Years Eve car park fire. This years show ...

    The Liverpool International Horse Show will be back after the heartbreak of the New Year’s Eve car park fire. This year’s show will be the fabulous finale to the Liverpool 2018 celebrations. Tickets go on sale today for the Liverpool International Horse Show 2018, which will be staged for...

    26/04/2018
  3. SSE,Npower merger warrants further scrutiny abingdon

    The CMA has found that the merger of SSE Retail and Npower could lead to higher prices for some billpayers, following its initial ...

    The CMA has found that the merger of SSE Retail and Npower could lead to higher prices for some billpayers, following its initial investigation. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been assessing whether SSE Retail and Npower’s proposal to create a new energy company for domestic...

    26/04/2018
  4. Police statement regarding social media posts about baby Alfie Evans abingdon

    Merseyside Police issued the following statement following reports of social media posts being made in relation to Alder Hey ...

    Merseyside Police issued the following statement following reports of social media posts being made in relation to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation with Alfie Evans: Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have...

    25/04/2018
  5. Minutes silence to mark Manchester Attack one year ago abingdon

    A minutes silence will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 2:30pm in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others ...

    A minute’s silence will be held on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 2:30pm in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Manchester Concert Attack, one year ago. The silence will be marked at UK government buildings and other organisations may follow suit.

    25/04/2018
  6. New taskforce to take action against violent crime abingdon

    Home Secretary announces membership of new cross-party taskforce to take action against violent crime. Home Secretary, Amber ...

    Home Secretary announces membership of new cross-party taskforce to take action against violent crime. Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, today announced a coalition of government ministers, cross-party MPs, police leaders, local government and the voluntary sector will make up the Serious Violence...

    25/04/2018
  7. Teenager, 15, missing abingdon

    Have you seen Brittany Williams? We are appealing for information after she went missing from Preston Monday, April 23. ...

    Have you seen Brittany Williams? We are appealing for information after she went missing from Preston Monday, April 23. Brittany was last seen around 2.30pm at Preston Train Station (pictured) and is believed to have walked on Fishergate towards the city centre. She is described as white, 5ft...

    24/04/2018
  8. Royal baby - it's a boy abingdon

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of ...

    Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well. A notice has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following...

    23/04/2018
  9. MPs to debate new legislation to bring long-term empty homes back into use abingdon

    Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use will be debated in Parliament. ...

    Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use will be debated in Parliament. Measures to equip councils with powers to bring thousands of long-term empty homes back into use will be debated in Parliament today (23 April 2018). The new...

    23/04/2018
  10. New support to help children living with alcohol-dependent parents abingdon

    The measures will give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice. New plans announced today by ...

    The measures will give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice. New plans announced today by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt will help identify at-risk children more quickly, and provide them with rapid access to support and advice. The package of...

    23/04/2018
  11. Officers searching for a missing woman have recovered a body abingdon

    Officers searching for a missing pensioner in the Wirral have discovered a body. The body was found shortly before 10.45am ...

    Officers searching for a missing pensioner in the Wirral have discovered a body. The body was found shortly before 10.45am on, Saturday 21 April 2018, near to Sealand Army Rifle range not far from Shotwick lake. Formal identification has not yet taken place, although the body is believed...

    23/04/2018
  12. FIFA World Cup 2018 Ticket Alert abingdon

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June 15th July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to ...

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June – 15th July 2018. The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to be significant. Action Fraud have been alerted to several websites which are offering World Cup Tickets for sale, some at highly inflated prices. A FIFA spokesperson said:...

    23/04/2018
  13. LJLA sees passenger growth during first quarter of 2018 abingdon

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% ...

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during March as passenger numbers rose by 7% compared to March 2017. Over 390,000 passengers travelled through the Airport last month contributing to a first quarter increase in business of over 4% compared to last...

    22/04/2018
  14. Merseyside Police statement ahead of Liverpool v Roma match abingdon

    The city of Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming AS Roma fans on Tuesday, 24 April, for the first leg of the Champions League ...

    The city of Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming AS Roma fans on Tuesday, 24 April, for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield. Merseyside Police is working together with Liverpool and AS Roma, as well as other partner agencies in the city, to ensure that fans of...

    22/04/2018
  15. Crackdown on touts using robots to rip off real fans abingdon

    New law will see touts using automated software to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites at inflated prices ...

    New law will see touts using automated software to bulk buy tickets for resale on secondary ticketing sites at inflated prices face an unlimited fine. A new law to ban ticket touts from using ‘bots’ to dodge security measures and snap up more tickets than allowed by event organisers will this...

    22/04/2018
  16. Government hits target of 2,500 new prison officers 7 months ahead of schedule abingdon

    The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018. The government has ...

    The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018. The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018 7 months ahead of schedule, the Justice Secretary revealed today (22 April 2018). ...

    22/04/2018
  17. Resistant gonorrhoea case demonstrates importance of safe sex abingdon

    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. Latest update Public Health England (PHE) has been investigating a UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae acquired in South East Asia which had high-level...

    20/04/2018
  18. Warm and humid marathon weekend ahead abingdon

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we ...

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we saw the hottest April day since 1949 with 29.1°C recorded at St James’s Park in London, the warm conditions are forecast to stretch into the weekend, albeit at not quite...

    20/04/2018
  19. Icon launch date announced abingdon

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster ICON, as ...

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster – ICON, as Friday 25th May. Since work on the new £16.25m rollercoaster commenced in December 2016, rollercoaster fans worldwide have been clamouring for news of when they’ll be...

    20/04/2018
  20. BTP policing operation ahead of the Royal Wedding abingdon

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on ...

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on 19 May, British Transport Police officers are gearing up to help them get there safely. We’ll have officers – both highly visible and covert – across the network,...

    20/04/2018
  21. Public warned not to approach wanted man abingdon

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of ...

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Craig Lewis Ford, 25-year-old man who is from the Liverpool area is described as white, 5ft 5in...

    19/04/2018
  22. Foreign Secretary announces 9m to save our oceans abingdon

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in ...

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in Commonwealth small island states. Britain will use its position as a leading maritime nation to help Commonwealth Small Island Developing states (SIDS) drive economic...

    19/04/2018
  23. Global figures show online child sexual abuse imagery up by a third abingdon

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch ...

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the charity that searches for and removes online child sexual abuse imagery, show that more of this disturbing material is being found than ever before. ...

    19/04/2018
  24. Gemalto awarded the new passport contract abingdon

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the worlds first carbon neutral passport. It will ...

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the world’s first carbon neutral passport. It will include a complete redesign of the inside pages that will incorporate the latest developments in secure technologies to keep ahead of forgers and fakers. The 11.5 year...

    19/04/2018
  25. How Can Social Media Companies Stop the Spread of Fake News? abingdon

    Facebooks actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its ...

    Facebook’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its competitors in the fight against disinformation. However, this is a retroactive step and the damage has already been done. Facebook published a blog post earlier this...

    19/04/2018
  26. 77 year old woman missing from home abingdon

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop ...

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop near her home address. Jean Lloyd was last seen yesterday afternoon at around 1.10pm in the Thornton Hough area of the Wirral. She is described as white,...

    18/04/2018
  27. Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution abingdon

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London this week, the Environment Secretary will host...

    18/04/2018
  28. A united North joins Minister Jo Johnson to hail a new era of transformation abingdon

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport ...

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport investment in the North. It marks the moment that Transport for the North becomes England’s first ever Sub-national Transport Body and formally takes up its statutory...

    18/04/2018
  29. Blackpool Illuminations, 20,000 free wristbands abingdon

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues ...

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We...

    17/04/2018
  30. The Heatwave Plan abingdon

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for ...

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for England was launched on 1st June 2017. This aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in...

    16/04/2018
  31. Appeal after Ormskirk assault abingdon

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an ...

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an assault that occurred at 02:25am on March 4th on Moor St, Ormskirk. The victim received a broken eye socket and broken cheek bone as a result of the assault. ...

    15/04/2018
  32. Country in full swing to party for the royal wedding abingdon

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later ...

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later at their local. With just over 1 month to go until the royal wedding, Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community...

    15/04/2018
  33. Commonwealth unites to end scourge of plastic abingdon

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – an agreement between member states to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution. The group has pledged to ban microbeads in...

    15/04/2018
  34. Planned roadworks in the North West abingdon

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April 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...

    14/04/2018
  35. Western powers strike Syria targets abingdon

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack ...

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday US President Donald Trump said they hit “targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Loud explosions...

    14/04/2018
  36. Make sure you know where your charity donations are going abingdon

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important ...

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important tradition, and the British public are generous when it comes to supporting charitable causes. Sadly, that generosity can sometimes be undermined by those who seek to...

    13/04/2018

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