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  1. Monty Don to open Southport Flower Show accrington

    Britain's best-known gardening expert, Monty Don, is to open the 2018 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The ...

    Britain's best-known gardening expert, Monty Don, is to open the 2018 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular star, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list this summer after passing on gardening tips to British TV viewers for more than 25 years, will be...

    18/06/2018
  2. Anita Rani Joins the Star Line-Up at Southport Flower Show accrington

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for ...

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for appearing on BBC shows Countryside and Watchdog, will meet visitors to the show on the opening day in August. The talented broadcaster was a semi-finalist on the 2015...

    18/06/2018
  3. Ambulance service trials new role to give patients the right care closer to home accrington

    A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. ...

    A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. The Urgent Care Practitioners are nurses and paramedics who respond to patients who have called 999 but do not need an emergency ambulance and could possibly receive...

    18/06/2018
  4. National Parks review launched accrington

    Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for ...

    Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for the future. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today committed to conserve and enhance England’s most cherished landscapes as a new review launches into the...

    16/06/2018
  5. Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check accrington

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS ...

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check. Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can...

    16/06/2018
  6. Planned road works in the North West accrington

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 June but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 June 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...

    16/06/2018
  7. Government acts to make 'upskirting' a specific offence accrington

    Upskirting is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law ...

    ‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government. Government moves to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offence Worst perpetrators set to face two years in prison Ministers demand the most...

    15/06/2018
  8. Children consume more than a years worth of sugar in 6 months accrington

    Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum ...

    Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum recommendation. Children in England have already consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). Children aged 4...

    15/06/2018
  9. Brexit Health Alliance warns about the spread of 'super-gonorrhoea' accrington

    Preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea and other infectious diseases in the UK could be compromised if ...

    Preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘super-gonorrhoea’ and other infectious diseases in the UK could be compromised if we leave the EU’s early warning system after Brexit without an effective replacement. The Brexit Health Alliance – which brings together the NHS, medical research,...

    14/06/2018
  10. Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018 - call for submissions accrington

    If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a ...

    If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a professional art gallery by taking part in the popular Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018. Amateur and professional artists alike have chance to exhibit at Chapel Gallery...

    14/06/2018
  11. More than 3m lost to ticket fraud in one year prompts a warning from Action Fraud accrington

    Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total ...

    Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total reported losses to victims were £3,344,835; an average of £568 per victim. With lots of music concerts and sporting events taking place in summer, it is an opportunity...

    14/06/2018
  12. Missing from home Ronald Mark James aka Mark James accrington

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Ronald Mark James, known as Mark James. Mr James, ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Ronald Mark James, known as Mark James. Mr James, aged 54, who is from St John's Avenue, Haydock was last seen at his home address last night (Sunday, 10 June) at around 11pm. He is described as white, with sandy...

    13/06/2018
  13. Tree Champion to expand England's woodland accrington

    Sir William Worsley has been appointed to bolster planting rates and grow green spaces. A new Tree Champion to drive ...

    Sir William Worsley has been appointed to bolster planting rates and grow green spaces. A new Tree Champion to drive forward planting rates and prevent the unnecessary felling of street trees has been appointed today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Sir William Worsley, current...

    13/06/2018
  14. Loneliness initiatives cutting emergency hospital admissions by 20 per cent accrington

    Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds ...

    Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds and cut emergency hospital stays, councils urge. The results of pioneering work by individual councils to tackle loneliness – which can lead to mental health...

    12/06/2018
  15. Food businesses performance on allergens improving accrington

    Local food businesses have upped their game when selling food containing allergens according to Lancashire County Council Trading ...

    Local food businesses have upped their game when selling food containing allergens according to Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service. Over the past three years the percentage of businesses failing tests for ingredients containing allergens which hadn't been declared on menus...

    12/06/2018
  16. NSPCC and In the Night Garden join forces to raise funds for kids on National Picnic accrington

    The NSPCC is once again teaming up with the hit childrens television show In the Night Garden for the charitys annual Picnic ...

    The NSPCC is once again teaming up with the hit children’s television show In the Night Garden for the charity’s annual Picnic Party. Picnic parties will be taking place across the country during National Picnic Week, running from June 16 to 24, with families, playgroups and nurseries hosting...

    11/06/2018
  17. Government to launch national detective training programme accrington

    The Police Now training programme will deliver accelerated training in 12 weeks. Police will be able to boost the number of ...

    The Police Now training programme will deliver accelerated training in 12 weeks. Police will be able to boost the number of detectives by up to 1,000 in the next 5 years following new government funding to develop a national training programme. The Home Office will work with Police Now, an...

    11/06/2018
  18. Missing from home 39-year-old Susan Melia. accrington

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 39-year-old Susan Melia. Susan was last seen ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 39-year-old Susan Melia. Susan was last seen at around 4.30pm on Friday, 8 June in Brynn Street, St Helens by a relative and has not been seen since. Susan is described as, white, with long red/ginger hair. She...

    10/06/2018
  19. Government steps up the fight against waste criminals accrington

    Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes another step forward today as Michael Gove announces a comprehensive review to beef ...

    Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes another step forward today as Michael Gove announces a comprehensive review to beef up the government’s approach. Waste criminals act illegally to evade landfill tax, undercut responsible waste disposal businesses, operate illegal waste sites,...

    10/06/2018
  20. Find out about free courses available in libraries accrington

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available ...

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available for adults and families at Lancashire's libraries. Short taster sessions, as well as longer courses, are on offer for anyone looking to pick up a new skill or...

    08/06/2018
  21. Investigation launched following fatal shooting accrington

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency ...

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency services were called to Assissian Crescent at around 8pm following reports a male had been shot. On arrival, officers found a 21 year-old male from the Manchester...

    08/06/2018
  22. World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed accrington

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea ...

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea life and threatened marine habitats around the English coast. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today set out plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation...

    08/06/2018
  23. Over 1.5 million people were destitute in the UK in 2017 accrington

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is ...

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is left without the bare essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry, and keep clean. Today’s report found that more than one and a half million people...

    07/06/2018
  24. Volunteer your time and meet new people at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre accrington

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our welcome and visitor ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to come and join our welcome and visitor activity teams The welcome team meets and greets all of our visitors, giving out day planners and centre information, as well as doing the otter talk and feed, white...

    06/06/2018
  25. BTP mark European day of action to tackle metal theft accrington

    Last week, officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland took part in a day of action in the continued fight against metal ...

    Last week, officers throughout England, Wales and Scotland took part in a day of action in the continued fight against metal theft. In the UK, the day of action on Wednesday 30 May centred on a number of visits by police officers to scrap metal dealers as well as road side checks. During...

    06/06/2018
  26. Lord-Lieutenant to present volunteer groups in Lancashire with prestigious Award accrington

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, will be officially presenting The Queens Award for Voluntary ...

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, will be officially presenting The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to seven volunteer groups from Lancashire. This is the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. The...

    06/06/2018
  27. New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017 accrington

    A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there ...

    A PHE report reveals that while overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there was a 20% increase in syphilis. New figures from PHE show that cases of STIs have increased from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017. The data show that in 2017,...

    05/06/2018
  28. Drivers sees biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years accrington

    Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the ...

    Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new data from the RAC reveals. The average cost of unleaded fuel shot up from 123.43p to 129.41p per litre, taking the cost of filling up a...

    05/06/2018
  29. New powers for councils to deliver homes for local families accrington

    Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need. Councils will receive new powers to ...

    Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need. Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need under proposed regulations published by Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP. Under new rules, councils will be able...

    05/06/2018
  30. Concern for missing Blackpool man accrington

    Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Blackpool. Jordan Bright (pictured below), 24, was last ...

    Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Blackpool. Jordan Bright (pictured below), 24, was last seen at his home address in the resort on 9pm on Saturday night (June 2nd). He left the house to go and stay at a friend’s house but has not returned or been in touch with...

    05/06/2018
  31. Minutes silence to mark Grenfell Tower Fire one year ago accrington

    Government buildings to observe minutes silence to mark one year on from the Grenfell Tower fire. A minutes silence will be ...

    Government buildings to observe minute’s silence to mark one year on from the Grenfell Tower fire. A minute’s silence will be held on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 12noon in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire, one year ago. The...

    04/06/2018
  32. HM Coastguard issues safety warning after young girl was buried in sand dune accrington

    Beachgoers are being warned to be careful near sand dunes after a young girl escaped serious injury after becoming trapped ...

    Beachgoers are being warned to be careful near sand dunes after a young girl escaped serious injury after becoming trapped underneath a collapsed sand dune on Newborough Beach yesterday afternoon. HM Coastguard was alerted to the incident just after 5.15pm and Rhosneigr and Bangor...

    04/06/2018
  33. Merseyside Police Launch of Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign accrington

    Today (Monday, 4 June) marks the start of the annual Summer Drink and Drug Drive campaign and Merseyside Police is appealing to ...

    Today (Monday, 4 June) marks the start of the annual Summer Drink and Drug Drive campaign and Merseyside Police is appealing to people to continue to drive responsibly this summer. During last year’s campaign Merseyside Police arrested 206 motorists in June and July. Of the 206 people,...

    04/06/2018
  34. Planned roadworks in the North West accrington

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 June but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 June 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...

    04/06/2018
  35. PM message one year after London Bridge attack, 3 June 2018 accrington

    Prime Minister Theresa May gave this message one year after the London Bridge attack. The attack on London Bridge and Borough ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May gave this message one year after the London Bridge attack. The attack on London Bridge and Borough Market was a cowardly attempt to strike at the heart of our freedoms by deliberately targeting people enjoying their Saturday night with friends and family. Today we...

    03/06/2018
  36. HMRC saves public 2.4M by stopping fraudsters accrington

    HMRC has revealed today that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick the public into using ...

    HMRC has revealed today that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick the public into using premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC provide for free. Scammers create websites that look similar to HMRC’s official site and then direct the public to call...

    02/06/2018

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