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  1. It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations alloa

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, its time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 ...

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, it’s time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 May. Holding a street party is a great way to get together with your neighbours to celebrate this special day and we’re providing a handy guide to organising one,...

    18/02/2018
  2. DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers alloa

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could ...

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could be removed from the register. Jacqui Turland, the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Registrar, has confirmed that she will treat driving instructors having...

    18/02/2018
  3. Multimillion pound government funding boost for cycle safety alloa

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities ...

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas. The funding has been announced as...

    17/02/2018
  4. Planned roadworks in the North West alloa

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 February but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 February 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...

    17/02/2018
  5. Sellafield incident report - powder spillage alloa

    Sellafield incident report bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle ...

    Sellafield incident report – bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle containing uranium trioxide powder accidentally fell to the floor causing approximately 100-150g to spill out. The operator handling the samples was wearing the correct...

    16/02/2018
  6. TITAN North West regional organised crime unit issue conveyancing fraud advice alloa

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be ...

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be alert after a number of scams which have left solicitors and clients suffering significant financial losses. Conveyancing Fraud is committed by criminals who...

    16/02/2018
  7. New rules introduced to protect consumers against ticket touting alloa

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from ...

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from rip off prices. Fans of live events are set to benefit from new rules which will demand more information from sellers on secondary ticket websites. Under the new...

    16/02/2018
  8. Police safety advice ahead of this weekend's Chinese New Year celebrations alloa

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekends Chinese ...

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekend’s Chinese New Year celebrations. The event will take place over three days, starting tomorrow, Friday 16th February and running until Sunday 18th February with thousands of...

    16/02/2018
  9. With love in the air conception rates soar, NHS figures show alloa

    Valentines Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was ...

    Valentine’s Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was a 5 per cent rise in conceptions around the most romantic day of the year, according to the data gathered to help the NHS provide the best possible care for mums-to-be...

    15/02/2018
  10. Tax-Free Childcare opens to all eligible families alloa

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all ...

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all remaining eligible families: parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme helps working parents with the cost of childcare. It’s quick and easy to apply,...

    14/02/2018
  11. Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools alloa

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools ...

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced today (Wednesday 14 February). The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know...

    14/02/2018
  12. Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam alloa

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory ...

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory inquiry into the charity Oxfam (registered charity number 202918). It comes after the Commission examined documents sent yesterday by Oxfam regarding allegations of...

    14/02/2018
  13. Third appeal for Ian Cree after he went missing almost three weeks ago. alloa

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a ...

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a hospital or homeless shelter anywhere in the country under a different name or even unknown. Facebook link:...

    14/02/2018
  14. Public can expect 'gold standard' protection against flu next year alloa

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective ...

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective vaccines for the population. The new guidance is based on recently published expert advice and will ensure the most vulnerable people get the best available...

    13/02/2018
  15. New supercabs to tackle dangerous driving on Englands motorways alloa

    Three new HGV supercabs are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on Englands ...

    Three new HGV ‘supercabs’ are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways and major A roads. Highways England has announced plans to fund three new unmarked HGV cabs after a single one used by police forces across the country was...

    13/02/2018
  16. Operation Sceptre starts today - Force wide alloa

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces ...

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces across the country will be taking part in the operation from 12 – 16 February 18, to coincide with school half term. Operation Sceptre, which originated with the...

    13/02/2018
  17. New proposals to help vulnerable people benefit from cheaper energy alloa

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected ...

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected from unfair energy bills. The government has today (12 February 2018) launched a consultation asking for views on amending the Digital Economy Act to bring in...

    12/02/2018
  18. Missing from home 'James Jimmy' Hall aged 72-Found safe alloa

    James has now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace a missing ...

    James has now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace a missing 72-year-old man from Southport. James Hall, also known as Jimmy, from Bretton Fold, Southport was last seen in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 12th...

    12/02/2018
  19. Police trial new Home Office mobile fingerprint technology alloa

    New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow frontline officers across the country to use their smartphones to identify people ...

    New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow frontline officers across the country to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute – saving police time and reducing costs. An app on an officer’s phone, combined with a handheld scanner, will mean police will be able to...

    12/02/2018
  20. New Share the joy campaign promotes shared parental leave rights for parents alloa

    Government encourages more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their babys first year. new campaign ...

    Government encourages more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their baby’s first year. new campaign shows parents that they can both share childcare in their baby’s first year, and maintain their careers, with Shared Parental Leave around 285,000 couples every year...

    12/02/2018
  21. Third party puppy sales, Michael Gove launches call for evidence on ban alloa

    A ban on third party puppy sales is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to drive up animal welfare ...

    A ban on third party puppy sales is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to drive up animal welfare standards, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today. A call for evidence is launched today seeking views on a possible ban on third party sales, which...

    08/02/2018
  22. Missing from home Joseph O'Keefe alloa

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 17-year-old boy from Liverpool. Joseph O'Keefe was last ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 17-year-old boy from Liverpool. Joseph O'Keefe was last seen on Saturday, 3 February at his home address in on Finborough Road, Walton. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as...

    08/02/2018
  23. Ministers welcome protection of 1 million more from high energy prices alloa

    One million more vulnerable consumers will be protected by extension to Ofgem safeguard tariff cap. Ministers welcome move by ...

    One million more vulnerable consumers will be protected by extension to Ofgem safeguard tariff cap. Ministers welcome move by regulator to protect more vulnerable consumers Move will now see a total of 5 million consumers protected by safeguard cap this winter Government’s new energy price cap...

    07/02/2018
  24. Millions to benefit from enhanced rights alloa

    Millions to benefit from enhanced rights as government responds to Taylor review of modern working practices. The UK will ...

    Millions to benefit from enhanced rights as government responds to Taylor review of modern working practices. The UK will become one of the first countries to address the challenges of the changing world of work in the modern economy. millions of workers to get new day-one rights with...

    07/02/2018
  25. Body found in search for missing Preston man alloa

    At around 12.15pm yesterday Tuesday, February 6th police were contacted to report the body of a man had been found in the River ...

    At around 12.15pm yesterday Tuesday, February 6th police were contacted to report the body of a man had been found in the River Ribble at Maritime Way, Ashton on Ribble, Preston. While he has not been formally identified we believe the body is that of Michael Brooks, 19, who went missing from...

    07/02/2018
  26. HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men alloa

    HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men. The nationwide programme will be rolled out in a phases from April ...

    HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men. The nationwide programme will be rolled out in a phases from April 2018. The government has confirmed that it will introduce a nationwide HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men. NHS England...

    06/02/2018
  27. PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review alloa

    A new Public Health England (PHE) e-cigarette evidence review, undertaken by leading independent tobacco experts, provides an ...

    A new Public Health England (PHE) e-cigarette evidence review, undertaken by leading independent tobacco experts, provides an update on PHE’s 2015 review. The report covers e-cigarette use among young people and adults, public attitudes, the impact on quitting smoking, an update on risks to...

    06/02/2018
  28. Government ushers in a new generation of town houses alloa

    Families living in built up areas will be able to extend new homes in a government shake up of city living. Housing ...

    Families living in built up areas will be able to extend new homes in a government shake up of city living. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid today (4 February 2018) confirmed government backing to create a new generation of town houses in cities like London and Manchester to ease pressure on...

    04/02/2018
  29. Work at Martin Mere Canoe Safari alloa

    Applications are now online to recruit five enthusiastic and hard working people to run Martin Meres canoe safari attraction in ...

    Applications are now online to recruit five enthusiastic and hard working people to run Martin Mere’s canoe safari attraction in 2018. You will be tasked on dealing with visitors who want to do the experience (H&S talk, fitting buoyancy aids, getting people safely on and off of canoes and...

    03/02/2018
  30. 10th anniversary of Cleveleys ferry disaster alloa

    The tenth anniversary of the Riverdance ferry running aground on the beach near Cleveleys. The Riverdance ferry was crossing ...

    The tenth anniversary of the Riverdance ferry running aground on the beach near Cleveleys. The Riverdance ferry was crossing from Northern Ireland to Heysham when it was hit by a freak wave, causing the vessel to list badly, before it crashed onto the beach off the coast at Anchorsholme. ...

    02/02/2018
  31. Tory cuts to schools, skills and childrens services are hitting most disadvantaged alloa

    Tory cuts to schools, skills and childrens services are hitting most disadvantaged the hardest . Angela Rayner MP, Labours ...

    Tory cuts to schools, skills and children’s services are hitting most disadvantaged the hardest . Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on a new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) which argues that there is still a significant North-South divide in...

    02/02/2018
  32. New figures show larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged alloa

    The Act FAST campaign has re-launched urging people to call 999 if they notice even one of the signs of a stroke in themselves, or ...

    The Act FAST campaign has re-launched urging people to call 999 if they notice even one of the signs of a stroke in themselves, or in others. Public Health England (PHE) today launches the Act FAST stroke campaign which urges the public to call 999 if they notice even one of the signs of a...

    01/02/2018
  33. Uptake for routine breast screening falls alloa

    Uptake for routine breast screening falls. The proportion of women aged 50-70 taking up routine breast screening invitations fell ...

    Uptake for routine breast screening falls. The proportion of women aged 50-70 taking up routine breast screening invitations fell to 71.1 per cent in 2016-17 down from 72.1 per cent in 2015-16 and 73.6 per cent in 2006-07. It is at the lowest rate over the 10 year period. The Breast Screening...

    01/02/2018
  34. Cleo Rose Morris missing from home alloa

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old girl from St Helens. Cleo Rose Morris, was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old girl from St Helens. Cleo Rose Morris, was last seen at around 10.40pm on Friday 26th January in Royal Grove, St Helens. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her ever since. She is described as...

    31/01/2018
  35. Intelligent cats eyes to improve Switch Island road safety alloa

    Intelligent cats eyes, which light up in response to changing traffic lights, are to be used for the first time at a motorway ...

    Intelligent cat’s eyes, which light up in response to changing traffic lights, are to be used for the first time at a motorway junction to improve safety for drivers. Highways England is installing around 170 of the innovative LED road studs at one of England’s busiest motorway junctions –...

    31/01/2018
  36. New online service could help drivers report accidents alloa

    Government launches consultation on proposals to allow drivers to report accidents online. Drivers could soon be able to ...

    Government launches consultation on proposals to allow drivers to report accidents online. Drivers could soon be able to report accidents online, making it quicker and easier, under new proposals by the Department for Transport. Many police forces already allow victims to report crimes...

    30/01/2018

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