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  1. David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham accrington

    David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham. Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded ...

    David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham. Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool is serving a sentence of nine years and six months after he was convicted of drugs and burglary offences at...

    25/07/2017
  2. Liverpool pride to fly the flag this weekend accrington

    Liverpool Pride is back this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things LGBT+. Following the successful relocation of the ...

    Liverpool Pride is back this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things LGBT+. Following the successful relocation of the festival in 2016, Liverpool Pride will return to St Georges Quarter for the second year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July sponsored by Barclays. Celebrations will...

    25/07/2017
  3. Tax credit renewal – one week to go accrington

    With one week until the 31 July renewal deadline, HMRC is urging the remaining 960,000 customers to renew now or risk having their ...

    With one week until the 31 July renewal deadline, HMRC is urging the remaining 960,000 customers to renew now or risk having their payments stopped. The online renewals system is now easier and more accessible. It allows customers to track the process of their renewal, receive email...

    24/07/2017
  4. Beach pollution update accrington

    Pollution deposits on Bispham beach. Blackpool Council has fully cleared up a number of oil deposits and tar balls that washed ...

    Pollution deposits on Bispham beach. Blackpool Council has fully cleared up a number of oil deposits and tar balls that washed up on the beach earlier this week. Cleaning of any remaining oil stains on the seawall will take place over the weekend The Council is now sharing 12 beach...

    24/07/2017
  5. New Action to Promote LGBT Equality accrington

    The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide ...

    The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide LGBT survey. New measures to deliver greater equality for the LGBT community have been announced by the Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening, ahead...

    24/07/2017
  6. Lancashire school cooks win national awards accrington

    Lancashire school cooks are celebrating after winning accolades across the board in a national catering competition. The ...

    Lancashire school cooks are celebrating after winning accolades across the board in a national catering competition. The annual Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) Finishing Touches Catering exhibition gives school cooks the opportunity to show off skills that they wouldn't usually get...

    24/07/2017
  7. New rules to better regulate drone use. accrington

    Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their ...

    Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use, the government announced today (22 July 2017). Owners of drones weighing 250 grams and over will in future have to register details of their drones to...

    22/07/2017
  8. Residents Share Aspirations for Future of Formby Coast accrington

    Residents joined National Trust staff and volunteers at the Gild Hall in Formby on Monday 17 July to share their thoughts and ...

    Residents joined National Trust staff and volunteers at the Gild Hall in Formby on Monday 17 July to share their thoughts and aspirations for the future of the Formby Coast. The Open Day explored ideas for how this special place can best be cared for and benefit both the people who love it...

    22/07/2017
  9. Ormskirk MotorFest Concours D’Elegance accrington

    Some of the most beautiful cars entered into the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August will compete in a really special contest ...

    Some of the most beautiful cars entered into the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August will compete in a really special contest at the fantastic free motoring extravaganza. The Concours dÂ’Elegance competition will be a major attraction at the MotorFest for the third successive year. This will...

    22/07/2017
  10. BTP issue urgent trespass warning ahead of school holidays accrington

    British Transport Police have put extra patrols in place in a bid to prevent a rise in the number of incidents of trespass during ...

    British Transport Police have put extra patrols in place in a bid to prevent a rise in the number of incidents of trespass during the school summer holidays. Every year, youngsters are lured to the railway, either out of curiosity or boredom, seemingly oblivious to the risks of high speed...

    21/07/2017
  11. Ł13 million fund to increase England's woodland accrington

    The next round of the Woodland Creation grant has been confirmed. A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees ...

    The next round of the Woodland Creation grant has been confirmed. A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk will soon open for applications, Forestry Minister Thérèse Coffey confirmed today. Farmers, foresters...

    21/07/2017
  12. People heading to The Open on Sunday will be able to get there by rail despite strike accrington

    People heading to the final of The Open on Sunday 23rd July are being reassured that they will be able to get there by rail. ...

    People heading to the final of The Open on Sunday 23rd July are being reassured that they will be able to get there by rail. Merseyrail has confirmed that – despite the plans of RMT guards to strike that day, and the expectation that train drivers will not cross picket lines – it will be...

    21/07/2017
  13. Evening Bat Walks accrington

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting some new exciting events this summer – come along on special Evening Bat Walks starting ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting some new exciting events this summer – come along on special Evening Bat Walks starting on 21 July. This is a rare opportunity to see our reserve at night and the animals that inhabit them. In the UK there are 17 different species of bat, all of...

    20/07/2017
  14. Mark O'Meara gets The Open underway - Video accrington

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will ...

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will tackle the famous Royal Birkdale links. It is expected to brighten up during the morning. Over 200,000 people are expected to attend over the four days of the...

    20/07/2017
  15. Radio Lancs with Johns Motorcycle News at the Commercial Vehicle Museum Friday 21st accrington

    Friday 21st July is the 3rd BBC Radio Lancashire's "Gilly's Classic Motorcycle Afternoon " organised by John's Motorcycle News ...

    Friday 21st July is the 3rd BBC Radio Lancashire's "Gilly's Classic Motorcycle Afternoon " organised by John's Motorcycle News At the Commercial Vehicle Museum Leyland from 12 till 4 pm so please come along on a bike new or old or in the car and join Gilly for a chat. Lots of...

    20/07/2017
  16. Merseyflow tolling – you can register now accrington

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee ...

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges. There are a number of ways to register, with the website – www.merseyflow.co.uk Here’s how to register: There are a range of sign up methods available, but...

    19/07/2017
  17. Appeal after prisoner absconds from Kirkham Prison accrington

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool is serving a sentence of nine years and six months after he was convicted of drugs and burglary offences at Liverpool Crown Court in October 2014. He absconded from...

    19/07/2017
  18. Lancashire's new Champion for Older People accrington

    Lancashire's new Champion for Older People County Councillor Joan Burrows, Lancashire's new Champion for Older People, wants to ...

    Lancashire's new Champion for Older People County Councillor Joan Burrows, Lancashire's new Champion for Older People, wants to ensure older people in Lancashire have all the support they need to continue to lead active lives. Her role is to advise the leader and cabinet members on how the...

    19/07/2017
  19. Rip off card-charges to be outlawed accrington

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the ...

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the country. The government is unveiling new rules that will mean card-charging in Britain - where people can be charged 20% extra for purchases like a flight just for...

    19/07/2017
  20. Traffic officer drives home message on how to avoid breakdowns accrington

    Whether it’s a breakdown, collision or any other emergency on the roads, Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used ...

    Whether itÂ’s a breakdown, collision or any other emergency on the roads, Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used to helping drivers during a crisis. Now the 47-year-old mother-of-three is using her skills to help motorists heading off on holiday this summer get their vehicles...

    18/07/2017
  21. Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime accrington

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The ...

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. Amber Rudd announced her intention...

    18/07/2017
  22. Increasing fears over children in NW being left home alone during summer holidays accrington

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in North West after receiving calls ...

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and childrenÂ’s services in North West after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the leading childrenÂ’s charity has revealed...

    18/07/2017
  23. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show accrington

    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...

    17/07/2017
  24. Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back for 2017. accrington

    The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first ...

    The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first time, include the Red Arrows on both days. The programme will showcase the very best in British aviation with a whole host of amazing flying machines and some of the...

    17/07/2017
  25. Marti Pellow has been added to the bill at this year's Lytham Festival. accrington

    He's no stranger to the event after performing in 2015, and will join the line-up for this year's West End Proms on Sunday August ...

    He's no stranger to the event after performing in 2015, and will join the line-up for this year's West End Proms on Sunday August 6. Marti is joining Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga, musical theatre group Collabro, Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, Chicago star Claire Sweeney, 90s pop...

    17/07/2017
  26. Tackling knife crime on the Lancashire streets accrington

    Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 17 to ...

    Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 17 to 23 July 2017, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives. While knife crime in Lancashire is no worse than many other parts of the...

    17/07/2017
  27. Inflatable boats and toys don't belong at the beach accrington

    Blow up boats and toys are great fun in the swimming pool, but we do not recommend their use at the seaside. This is because they ...

    Blow up boats and toys are great fun in the swimming pool, but we do not recommend their use at the seaside. This is because they can easily be blown out to sea. Liz Hanson, Senior Maritime Operations Officer for UK Coastguard says, “We strongly recommend that blow up boats and toys are...

    17/07/2017
  28. Great reason to buy a Dashcam accrington

    Insurance scams are on the increase and criminals will find any way possible to con the insurance companies. People often direct ...

    Insurance scams are on the increase and criminals will find any way possible to con the insurance companies. People often direct message to the Police asking if dashcams are worth buying? This will answer your question.

    16/07/2017
  29. The wait is almost over accrington

    A host of the world’s greatest golfers have descended on Royal Birkdale as excitement reaches fever pitch ahead of The 146th Open ...

    A host of the world’s greatest golfers have descended on Royal Birkdale as excitement reaches fever pitch ahead of The 146th Open getting under way on Sunday. • Excitement reaches fever pitch with just hours to go until The 146th Open gets under way. • US star Dustin Johnson is favourite...

    16/07/2017
  30. Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets accrington

    Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 17 to 23 ...

    Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 17 to 23 July 2017, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives. While knife crime in Lancashire is no worse than many other parts of the country,...

    15/07/2017
  31. Planned roadworks in the North West accrington

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 July 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 14 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    15/07/2017
  32. The Trans Pennine Trail accrington

    The UK’s first multi-user route is pleased to announce a new local leaflet available for Sefton and West Lancashire. The ...

    The UKÂ’s first multi-user route is pleased to announce a new local leaflet available for Sefton and West Lancashire. The Trans Pennine Trail, or TPT as it is more usually called, was created as an imaginative project back in 1989 through the unique partnership and enterprise of 27 northern...

    14/07/2017
  33. State of the nation’s health revealed in landmark report from PHE accrington

    Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England. The ‘Health ...

    Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England. The ‘Health Profile for England’ report is the first time PHE has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. People are living...

    14/07/2017
  34. New drug strategy to safeguard vulnerable and stop substance misuse accrington

    The Home Secretary has today launched the government’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of ...

    The Home Secretary has today launched the governmentÂ’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of individuals recovering from drug dependence. Each year in the UK, drugs cost society £10.7 billion in policing, healthcare and crime, with drug-fuelled theft alone...

    14/07/2017
  35. R and A to increase security at the Open accrington

    The National Police Air Service helicopter crew from Hawarden have released a picture take above Royal Birkdale showing the ...

    The National Police Air Service helicopter crew from Hawarden have released a picture take above Royal Birkdale showing the Clubhouse and the tented village that has been built. The NPAS helicopter is just part of the increased security for this years Open. Martin Slumbers from the R&A plans...

    14/07/2017
  36. Rail services to get you to The Open accrington

    People heading to the final of The Open on Sunday 23rd July are being reassured that they will be able to get there by rail, as ...

    People heading to the final of The Open on Sunday 23rd July are being reassured that they will be able to get there by rail, as Merseyrail pulls out all the stops to minimise the impacts of industrial action during one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Merseyrail has confirmed...

    13/07/2017

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