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  1. Girl, 16, missing from Preston accrington

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl. Charlie Stevenson was last seen in Preston city centre at ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl. Charlie Stevenson was last seen in Preston city centre at around 3am this morning (Thursday, May 25). She has dyed blonde shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a black jumper, black ripped jeans, a black coat with...

    28/05/2017
  2. Ramadan statement accrington

    The Foreign Office sends best wishes to all Muslim communities observing Ramadan, in Britain and around the world. A ...

    The Foreign Office sends best wishes to all Muslim communities observing Ramadan, in Britain and around the world. A Foreign Office spokesperson said: We wish all Muslims, in the UK and around the world, ‘Ramadan Kareem’. We are proud of our strong links with the Muslim world and our...

    28/05/2017
  3. UK terror threat reduced to 'Severe' accrington

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK threat level has reduced to Severe Threat level to the UK from ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK threat level has reduced to Severe Threat level to the UK from international terrorism is lowered to severe. The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has changed the UK threat level from international terrorism from CRITICAL to...

    27/05/2017
  4. Highways England is lifting more than 300 miles of roadworks accrington

    Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is ...

    Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is completing 184 and suspending 162 miles of roadworks by 6am on 26 May until 12.01am on 30 May. And before they set off, to help ensure safe journeys, drivers are...

    26/05/2017
  5. NHS told to prepare urgently for second possible terrorist attack accrington

    Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the ...

    Emergency departments across the NHS have been told to prepare for a possible terrorist attack, following the raising of the threat level. An alert has been sent to major trauma centres in England urging departments to be ready and to ensure staff know what to do if an attack takes place. It...

    26/05/2017
  6. Specialist firearms officers to patrol on trains as part of threat level change accrington

    Specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time. This mobilisation is part ...

    Specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services for the first time. This mobilisation is part of BTP’s plan to ensure that travelling public are kept safe on the rail network. Passengers who regularly use train services may see a firearms presence on their trains...

    26/05/2017
  7. New leader and cabinet for Lancashire County Council accrington

    Lancashire County Council announced its new leader and cabinet at its full council meeting today (Thursday 25 May). County ...

    Lancashire County Council announced its new leader and cabinet at its full council meeting today (Thursday 25 May). County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE, leader of the Conservative group and county councillor for Preston North electoral division, has been formally appointed as leader of...

    26/05/2017
  8. More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before accrington

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent excellent' quality standards ...

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published yesterday. ...

    24/05/2017
  9. How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack accrington

    How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack In the wake of the recent terror attack in Manchester, ...

    How to help children emotionally deal with Manchester terror attack In the wake of the recent terror attack in Manchester, a leading child psychiatrist with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is advising parents on how to emotionally support their children to deal with the shock. Dr...

    24/05/2017
  10. The Open Spring Ticket Promotion ends in 7 days accrington

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. ...

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. Golf’s most prestigious Championship returns to Southport for the first time since 2008, when Padraig Harrington overcame a two-shot deficit to beat two-time Champion...

    24/05/2017
  11. Manchester Victoria likely to be closed for several days. accrington

    As a result of Monday evenings terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed ...

    As a result of Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed for the next few days while investigations continue. Northern is now operating an emergency train timetable for services that would normally stop at Manchester...

    24/05/2017
  12. PM statement on the terror threat level being raised to critical accrington

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been ...

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been raised to critical. I have just chaired another meeting of COBR, where we again discussed the callous and cowardly terrorist attack in Manchester last night, and...

    24/05/2017
  13. RMT suspends strike action on Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail accrington

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety ...

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30th May on...

    23/05/2017
  14. NSPCC Statement After Manchester Explosion accrington

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with ...

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and families of those who have been affected. “Our advice for any child or teenager upset and anxious in light of this news is for them to talk to a...

    23/05/2017
  15. Image appeal and GMP statement after last night's terror attack accrington

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one ...

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see. “Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives. Our thoughts are with...

    23/05/2017
  16. Update on Northern services following Manchester incident accrington

    Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday 23 May. The revised timetable ...

    Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday 23 May. The revised timetable has been produced following last night’s incident at Manchester Arena; Manchester Victoria remains closed to the public and is unlikely to re-open until Wednesday morning...

    23/05/2017
  17. News from West Lancs - New Mayor accrington

    West Lancashire's new Mayor is looking forward to meeting many of the voluntary groups who do marvellous work across the borough. ...

    West Lancashire's new Mayor is looking forward to meeting many of the voluntary groups who do marvellous work across the borough. Councillor Neil Furey took over the chains of office on Wednesday 17 May and feels very proud and privileged to be taking on his new role. He said: "I have enjoyed...

    23/05/2017
  18. Missing girl Emma West could be in Southport accrington

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in finding a teenage girl who went missing from home early yesterday (Sunday, ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in finding a teenage girl who went missing from home early yesterday (Sunday, May 21st 2017). Emma West, aged 16, is believed to have left her home in Huyton Church Road in Knowsley, and caught a train from Huyton train station at around...

    22/05/2017
  19. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger referred for in-depth investigation accrington

    Just Eats acquisition of Hungryhouse has been referred for an in-depth merger investigation. Earlier this month, the ...

    Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse has been referred for an in-depth merger investigation. Earlier this month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that it would refer the deal for an in-depth investigation because of concerns that the merger could lead to worse terms for...

    20/05/2017
  20. Planned roadworks in the North West accrington

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 19 May and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    20/05/2017
  21. Police crackdown on illegal hare coursing. accrington

    Lancashire Constabulary has taken part in Operation Checkpoint, a multi force regional rural crime op, where forces across the ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has taken part in Operation Checkpoint, a multi force regional rural crime op, where forces across the north and south of the region targeted travelling criminals who commit rural crime. Following feedback from the local community on rural crime, activity focused on hare...

    20/05/2017
  22. Missing from home Nicole Barnes accrington

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing 15-year-old Nicole Barnes who went missing from home on Wednesday ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing 15-year-old Nicole Barnes who went missing from home on Wednesday 17 May, 2017. Nicole went missing from her home address in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool on Wednesday 17 May. She was last seen when she was having her nails...

    19/05/2017
  23. Lancashire Constabulary awarded dementia friendly community status accrington

    Lancashire Constabulary is uniting against dementia during Dementia Awareness Week after being recognised for its commitment to ...

    Lancashire Constabulary is uniting against dementia during Dementia Awareness Week after being recognised for its commitment to supporting people living with dementia. It has pledged to raise awareness across the force to ensure that staff and officers have a greater understanding of dementia and...

    19/05/2017
  24. Faulty defibrillator: users urged to check battery connection accrington

    People and organisations should check public access defibrillators for a technical fault, the Medicines and Healthcare products ...

    People and organisations should check public access defibrillators for a technical fault, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency advised today. People and organisations should check if they have the defibrillator model, LIFEPAK 1000 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED),...

    19/05/2017
  25. Fire crews tackle car workshop blaze in West Lancs accrington

    A fire in a car workshop at Towngate Works, Dark Lane, Mawdesley prompted a response of eight fire engines and crews (Chorley, ...

    A fire in a car workshop at Towngate Works, Dark Lane, Mawdesley prompted a response of eight fire engines and crews (Chorley, Leyland, Tarleton, Bamber Bridge, Skelmersdale, Penwortham and two from Greater Manchester Fire Service) and crews in addition to the 'Stinger' appliance (based at...

    19/05/2017
  26. WannaCry Ransomware: Putting Cybercriminals Finances Under the Microscope accrington

    The WannaCry ransomware attack highlights the need for a global strategy to use financial intelligence in tracking cybercriminals. ...

    The WannaCry ransomware attack highlights the need for a global strategy to use financial intelligence in tracking cybercriminals. The WannaCry ransomware attack, launched by unidentified cybercriminals on 12 May, has disrupted public and private sector services globally, crippling more than...

    19/05/2017
  27. Children choose the winners of the Fantastic Book Awards 2017 accrington

    The winners of the twelfth annual Fantastic Book Awards have been chosen by young readers throughout Lancashire. Pupils aged ...

    The winners of the twelfth annual Fantastic Book Awards have been chosen by young readers throughout Lancashire. Pupils aged nine to eleven in 128 schools across the county have read six books from a list of 30, during the autumn and spring terms. The children voted for their favourite at...

    19/05/2017
  28. Victorian Plumbing Unveils Company Rebrand With New Logo accrington

    Major online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing is excited to announce a company rebrand which includes the launch of a brand ...

    Major online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing is excited to announce a company rebrand which includes the launch of a brand new logo. The Merseyside-based company has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and a decision was taken to refresh the current branding to rejuvenate the...

    18/05/2017
  29. Lancashire Police backs national campaign to honour fallen colleagues accrington

    Lancashire Police backs national campaign to honour fallen colleagues We are proudly backing a national campaign to raise ...

    Lancashire Police backs national campaign to honour fallen colleagues We are proudly backing a national campaign to raise money for a memorial to fallen police officers – and we’d love your help. The appeal, launched today (May 17th) by the UK Police Memorial Trust, is aiming to raise the...

    17/05/2017
  30. Celebrating nature protection: 21st May is the "European Natura 2000 Day" accrington

    First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz has taken part in the launch of the 21st May as ...

    First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz has taken part in the launch of the 21st May as the " European Natura 2000 Day ". First Vice-President Lambertz has co-signed a joint declaration together with Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella ,...

    17/05/2017
  31. Recruitment evening to boost children's services in Lancashire accrington

    Recruitment evening to boost children's services in Lancashire. Lancashire County Council is holding a recruitment evening ...

    Recruitment evening to boost children's services in Lancashire. Lancashire County Council is holding a recruitment evening as part of a major transformation programme of Lancashire's children’s services team. The council is looking for people who can help deliver quality services for...

    16/05/2017
  32. Catherine Tate lends her voice to NSPCC campaign to help keep kids safe online accrington

    NSPCC and O2 survey finds less than a fifth of parents are having frequent chats with their children about staying safe online ...

    NSPCC and O2 survey finds less than a fifth of parents are having frequent chats with their children about staying safe online Actress and comedian Catherine Tate supporting Share Aware campaign launching today Catherine Tate is backing an NSPCC and O2 campaign urging parents to make online...

    16/05/2017
  33. Ransomware threat - keep your charity safe accrington

    Charity Commission urges trustees to be vigilant about ransomware attacks. The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of ...

    Charity Commission urges trustees to be vigilant about ransomware attacks. The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to charities as regulatory advice under section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011. Charities could be at risk and...

    16/05/2017
  34. Missing from home Martane Butler accrington

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. Martane Butler, aged 16, was last seen in the...

    15/05/2017
  35. MEPs want EU and UK to take care of citizens rights first accrington

    The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before ...

    The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before starting the other Brexit talks, MEPs say. In a joint hearing organised by the committees of Civil Liberties, Employment and Petitions, most MEPs underlined the “moral...

    14/05/2017
  36. Ransomware: Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre accrington

    Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the 'WannaCry' malware. The National Cyber Security ...

    Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the 'WannaCry' malware. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have published guidance on how to protect IT systems from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware: Guidance on how to deal with the ‘WannaCry’ malware How to report...

    14/05/2017

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