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  1. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? antrim

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine ...

    Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? Has your dog got star quality? If your pet pooch is the canine equivalent of Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson, then they could win a place in the spotlight in the beautiful and romantic opera La Boheme, coming to Liverpool Empire on...

    21/02/2017
  2. Six-point penalty and Ł200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. antrim

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new ...

    Young drivers risk losing their licence if caught driving whilst using their mobile phone. The warning comes ahead of new legislation taking affect in March 2017 which will mean a six-point penalty and £200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. A newly-qualified driver...

    21/02/2017
  3. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism antrim

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities ...

    The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online. Universities Minister Jo Johnson is today (Tuesday 21 February) calling on university and student bodies to do more to deal with the spread of ‘essay mills’ - websites which provide custom...

    21/02/2017
  4. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire antrim

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the award winning musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Liverpool Empire last night. The show staring Michelle Collins from Eastenders and Coronation Street and Joanne Clifton from Strictly runs until Saturday. Joanne Clifton is a...

    21/02/2017
  5. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria antrim

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product ...

    Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the product. Product details Product: Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices Pack size: 150g ‘Use By’ date: 21 February 2017 No other Morrisons products are known to be affected. Risk The...

    20/02/2017
  6. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users antrim

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. ...

    Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts, following action by the CMA. The 3 companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the Competition and Markets AuthorityÂ’s (CMA) review of...

    20/02/2017
  7. When it comes to fly-tipping, it's a #CrimeNotToCare antrim

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More ...

    Keep Britain Tidy.Public research shows a staggering lack of understanding about people's role in preventing fly-tipping. More than a third thought it was OK to do things that are actually classed as fly-tipping, such as leaving something outside because 'someone else might be able to use it.' ...

    20/02/2017
  8. Search engines and creative industries sign anti-piracy agreement antrim

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to ...

    The IPO has helped broker an agreement to help search engines and creative industries work together to stop consumers being led to copyright infringing websites. The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has helped broker a landmark agreement which will see search engines and the creative...

    20/02/2017
  9. NSPCC receives hundreds of contacts about female genital mutilation antrim

    The NSPCC is contacted, on average, more than once a day by people worried about girls who may have suffered or at risk of female ...

    The NSPCC is contacted, on average, more than once a day by people worried about girls who may have suffered or at risk of female genital mutilation, according to new figures. Since the NSPCCÂ’s FGM Helpline was launched in June 2013, it has been contacted more than 1,500 times, with around a...

    17/02/2017
  10. 6 weeks until the pound stops being round antrim

    With only six weeks until the historic new 12-sided pound enters circulation, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury has visited ...

    With only six weeks until the historic new 12-sided pound enters circulation, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury has visited the Royal Mint. And Baroness Neville-Rolfe paid tribute to the Royal MintÂ’s role as a global leader in the production of coins and medals - exporting to an...

    14/02/2017
  11. Parks face threat of decline with severe consequences antrim

    The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a ...

    The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a period of decline with potentially severe consequences unless their vital contribution to areas such as public health, community integration and climate change mitigation...

    13/02/2017
  12. NSPCC: Hundreds in the North West report drug and alcohol abuse around children antrim

    3,329 calls to the NSPCC Helpline raising concerns of substance abuse near children over the last three years A 23% rise ...

    3,329 calls to the NSPCC Helpline raising concerns of substance abuse near children over the last three years A 23% rise between 2013/14 and 2015/16, with a total of 3,048 referrals to external agencies Figures published as UK marks Children of Alcoholics Week (Feb 12-18) The NSPCCÂ’s...

    13/02/2017
  13. MOT fails could be avoided by basic car maintenance antrim

    New figures have revealed that carrying out basic car maintenance could avoid the main reasons cars fail their annual MOT. ...

    New figures have revealed that carrying out basic car maintenance could avoid the main reasons cars fail their annual MOT. ...

    13/02/2017
  14. Steer Clear Of Vehicle Crime antrim

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of ...

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of value left inside them, like handbags, wallets, tools and Sat Navs. Vehicle registration plates are also sometimes stolen. So what can you do to reduce the risk of...

    12/02/2017
  15. North West traffic officers featured in Channel 5 documentary antrim

    Three North West traffic officers will be featured in a new Channel 5 series which shows the work involved in keeping the roads ...

    Three North West traffic officers will be featured in a new Channel 5 series which shows the work involved in keeping the roads moving during the winter months. A film crew from Winter Road Rescue has spent several shifts with Highways England traffic officers Jason Williamson, Mike Caffrey...

    12/02/2017
  16. 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force. antrim

    DVLA is reminding motorists that there are just 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some ...

    DVLA is reminding motorists that there are just 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from 1 April 2017. Rohan Gye, DVLA Vehicle Service Manager, said: These changes wonÂ’t affect any vehicles that are...

    11/02/2017
  17. Planned road works in the North West antrim

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 February 2017. The following summary of planned ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 February 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 February and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    11/02/2017
  18. Setting a New Vision for English Seaside Towns antrim

    Coastal destinations and tourism businesses are calling for a sea-change - they want a stronger voice, to work more ...

    Coastal destinations and tourism businesses are calling for a sea-change - they want a stronger voice, to work more collaboratively, to draw attention to the coastÂ’s valuable assets and, crucially, to alter perceptions among the public and the media of what there is to see and do on the coast. ...

    10/02/2017
  19. Martin Mere is open for Half Term antrim

    You may have read or seen recent news reports of the discovery of a wild greylag goose with Avian Flu at Martin Mere. The strain ...

    You may have read or seen recent news reports of the discovery of a wild greylag goose with Avian Flu at Martin Mere. The strain of Avian Influenza involved has never been transferred to humans anywhere in the world. No birds in the collection area have been affected and the goose is the only bird...

    10/02/2017
  20. 2017 - The Year of Sefton's Coast antrim

    Sefton Council and partners are declaring 2017 as the Year of Sefton's Coast! And to celebrate the year ahead, we are asking ...

    Sefton Council and partners are declaring 2017 as the Year of Sefton's Coast! And to celebrate the year ahead, we are asking school children from across the borough to design a mascot which will be used on all promotional activity for this exciting project. One of the strongest themes to...

    10/02/2017
  21. Police-led incident closes M53 junctions between Birkenhead and Moreton Spur antrim

    A section of the M53 motorway is closed in both directions after a serious police incident. It is likely to remain closed ...

    A section of the M53 motorway is closed in both directions after a serious police incident. It is likely to remain closed throughout rush hour. The incident happened yesterday evening on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between J2 (Moreton Spur) and J3 (for Birkenhead and Heswall). It...

    10/02/2017
  22. 2017 starts where 2016 left off for LJLA antrim

    A busy January for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take passenger numbers for the month to over 320,000 – an increase ...

    A busy January for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take passenger numbers for the month to over 320,000 – an increase of 5% compared to January 2016 and the Airport’s 24th consecutive month of passenger growth. The Airport’s recent success began in February 2015 after which time...

    09/02/2017
  23. New ambulance uniform set to save the NHS millions antrim

    A standardised staff uniform for use by NWAS and other Ambulance Trusts has been rolled out nationally and set to deliver ...

    A standardised staff uniform for use by NWAS and other Ambulance Trusts has been rolled out nationally and set to deliver £3.4 million in savings for the NHS. It will save the cost of more than an entire yearÂ’s expenditure on uniform items over just four years – the equivalent of funding...

    09/02/2017
  24. VHF Channel changes coming in 2017 antrim

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel ...

    Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard. As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations it will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no...

    09/02/2017
  25. Health warnings issued for colder weather antrim

    Cold weather forecasts have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England (PHE). Latest update Cold weather ...

    Cold weather forecasts have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England (PHE). Latest update Cold weather returns prompting PHE to warn people to look out for those most at-risk. Over the past few weeks repeated cold spells have resulted in the issuing of several warnings...

    09/02/2017
  26. Ann Summers recalls sex toy following problems with 'prolonged use' antrim

    Ann Summers has issued a product recall over fears that a sex toy could become damaged after 'prolonged use'. The adult store ...

    Ann Summers has issued a product recall over fears that a sex toy could become damaged after 'prolonged use'. The adult store has advertised the "precautionary recall" on their Black Power Wand vibrators. The company specialises in sex toys and lingerie, with more than 140 high street stores...

    08/02/2017
  27. LGA responds to new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines antrim

    LGA Transport spokesman Cllr Martin Tett responded to a new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines. "Councils ...

    LGA Transport spokesman Cllr Martin Tett responded to a new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines. "Councils are on the side of hard-pressed motorists and so try to ensure there are spaces available for everyone at all times of the day and keep traffic moving. A tiny minority do...

    08/02/2017
  28. X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson to support Olly Murs at Lytham Festival antrim

    X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson will support Olly Murs at Lytham Festival 2017. The singer-songwriter will perform in the Main ...

    X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson will support Olly Murs at Lytham Festival 2017. The singer-songwriter will perform in the Main Arena at the Festival on Wednesday August 2. Tickets to see Louisa and Olly Murs are on sale now : CLICK HERE TO BUY Louisa shot to fame in 2015 when she became...

    07/02/2017
  29. Appeal for information about prison absconder antrim

    A 54-year-old man is wanted by police after absconding from a Lancashire prison. Peter Singleton, formerly of Lower Lime Road ...

    A 54-year-old man is wanted by police after absconding from a Lancashire prison. Peter Singleton, formerly of Lower Lime Road in Oldham, is wanted by officers after absconding from HMP Kirkhamon February 5th. Singleton was jailed for more than seven years in May 2015 for assisting an...

    07/02/2017
  30. Fake emails claim you were caught speeding antrim

    Action Fraud has received thousands of reports about fake emails purporting to be from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that ...

    Action Fraud has received thousands of reports about fake emails purporting to be from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that claim you were caught speeding. Analysis of the reports shows the emails have been sent by cyber criminals to victims across the UK and not just in the GMP area. The...

    07/02/2017
  31. Experts urge thousands of stressed out people with tinnitus to seek help antrim

    The high stress levels of modern life may be increasing people’s suffering from tinnitus, according to two leading experts. ...

    The high stress levels of modern life may be increasing peopleÂ’s suffering from tinnitus, according to two leading experts. Tony Kay, Head of Audiology Services at Aintree University Hospital, and Prof Chris Dowrick, a GP in Aintree Park Group Practice and Professor of Primary Medical Care at...

    07/02/2017
  32. Look before you book your Valentine's Day meal antrim

    Are you planning the perfect Valentine’s date? Planning the perfect date can be stressful as there’s a lot to worry ...

    Are you planning the perfect Valentine’s date? Planning the perfect date can be stressful as there’s a lot to worry about, including of course – whether you will get on and if you will make a good impression. So the last thing you want to think about before an important dinner is whether...

    06/02/2017
  33. Savers to be able to access Ł1,500 tax-free for pension advice antrim

    People planning their retirement will be able to withdraw up to £1,500 from their pension pots tax-free to pay for financial ...

    People planning their retirement will be able to withdraw up to £1,500 from their pension pots tax-free to pay for financial advice, under plans unveiled by the government today. The new Pension Advice Allowance, first announced at Autumn Statement 2016, will enable people to withdraw £500...

    06/02/2017
  34. New powers to crack down on laser attacks antrim

    Shining lasers at pilots, train or bus drivers could mean attackers face fines or jail sentence under new laws. People ...

    Shining lasers at pilots, train or bus drivers could mean attackers face fines or jail sentence under new laws. People shining laser pens to distract pilots, train and bus drivers could face fines of thousands of pounds or a jail sentence under stronger new powers designed to protect the...

    06/02/2017
  35. Missing from home Eddie Burton antrim

    Merseyside Police is asking for the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old boy who was last seen on Saturday, 14 January in the ...

    Merseyside Police is asking for the publicÂ’s help in finding a 15-year-old boy who was last seen on Saturday, 14 January in the Kirkdale area of Liverpool. Eddie Burton from Walton was last seen in Chirkdale Street and extensive enquiries have been ongoing since to establish his...

    04/02/2017
  36. Huge response to dangerous driving proposals antrim

    Thousands of people have had their say on plans to introduce life sentences for killer drivers. The consultation, which ...

    Thousands of people have had their say on plans to introduce life sentences for killer drivers. The consultation, which opened on 5 December 2016, attracted over 1,000 replies in just 3 days, reaching more than 9,000 when it closed recently. The overwhelming response is one of the highest...

    04/02/2017

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