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  1. Art students design giant flowerpot for southport flower show ashford

    Art and Design students at Southport College have been working their creative magic once again, this time designing a large mural ...

    Art and Design students at Southport College have been working their creative magic once again, this time designing a large mural and giant flowerpot to feature at the upcoming Southport Flower Show. The largest independent flower show in the country, the Southport Flower Show will be held...

    28/07/2017
  2. Counter Terrorism safety video viewed more than one million times. ashford

    CT safety video viewed more than one million times. A hard-hitting safety video from Counter Terrorism police, which ...

    CT safety video viewed more than one million times. A hard-hitting safety video from Counter Terrorism police, which instructs holidaymakers what to do in the event of an attack, has been viewed more than one million times.

    28/07/2017
  3. Children living in workless households falls across Great Britain ashford

    Official figures released today show the proportion of children living in a household with no working adults has fallen in every ...

    Official figures released today show the proportion of children living in a household with no working adults has fallen in every region of Great Britain since 2010. The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also show: around 9 in 10 children live in households...

    27/07/2017
  4. Appeal launched to find missing man ashford

    Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Leyland. Corey Brooks was last seen around 11pm ...

    Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Leyland. Corey Brooks was last seen around 11pm on Sunday (July 23) in the Darwin Drive area. He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with short black hair. He was wearing a t-shirt, black shorts...

    26/07/2017
  5. Lee Westwood in search to find Lewis ashford

    Lee Westwood Golf have launched an appeal to try to find Lewis who was at the Sky Open Zone at The Open Last week. Can you help ...

    Lee Westwood Golf have launched an appeal to try to find Lewis who was at the Sky Open Zone at The Open Last week. Can you help us to #FindLewis? Lewis had a putting contest against Beef in the Sky Sports Open Zone at Birkdale last week, and we want to invite him along to one of our junior golf...

    26/07/2017
  6. David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham ashford

    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
  7. New Action to Promote LGBT Equality ashford

    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
  8. New rules to better regulate drone use. ashford

    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
  9. Residents Share Aspirations for Future of Formby Coast ashford

    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
  10. Ormskirk MotorFest Concours D’Elegance ashford

    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
  11. BTP issue urgent trespass warning ahead of school holidays ashford

    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
  12. Ł13 million fund to increase England's woodland ashford

    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
  13. Mark O'Meara gets The Open underway - Video ashford

    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
  14. Merseyflow tolling – you can register now ashford

    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
  15. Appeal after prisoner absconds from Kirkham Prison ashford

    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
  16. Rip off card-charges to be outlawed ashford

    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
  17. Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime ashford

    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
  18. Increasing fears over children in NW being left home alone during summer holidays ashford

    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
  19. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show ashford

    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
  20. Inflatable boats and toys don't belong at the beach ashford

    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
  21. Great reason to buy a Dashcam ashford

    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
  22. The wait is almost over ashford

    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
  23. Planned roadworks in the North West ashford

    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
  24. State of the nation’s health revealed in landmark report from PHE ashford

    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
  25. New drug strategy to safeguard vulnerable and stop substance misuse ashford

    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
  26. Coastguard issues important safety message whilst sand hole training (with footage) ashford

    Sand hole collapses are rare but can be lethal if you become trapped in one. There's nothing wrong with digging holes at the beach ...

    Sand hole collapses are rare but can be lethal if you become trapped in one. There's nothing wrong with digging holes at the beach and filling them with water for your kids to play in. But if you dig a hole so deep that your head is barely poking out or burrow into a sand dune then you could be...

    11/07/2017
  27. Typhoon Confirmed for Southport Air Show Friday Night Event ashford

    Visitors to this year’s Southport Air Show will be treated to a rare dusk display by the Eurofighter Typhoon on the Friday night ...

    Visitors to this yearÂ’s Southport Air Show will be treated to a rare dusk display by the Eurofighter Typhoon on the Friday night (September 15). As well as the Typhoon, there are a number of confirmed evening displays, LED lights, pyrotechnics and a grand firework finale during the event...

    11/07/2017
  28. Journey planning advice for weekend of Royal events ashford

    Drivers heading to Merseyside and Cheshire on one of the region’s busiest weekends of the year will be helped on their journeys ...

    Drivers heading to Merseyside and Cheshire on one of the region’s busiest weekends of the year will be helped on their journeys by Highways England. Wednesday next week (19 July) kicks off a five-day ‘long weekend’ of events starting with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at...

    10/07/2017
  29. Illumination switch-on stars announced ashford

    The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations ...

    The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert. Pop star Conor Maynard and dance troop, Diversity are also on the bill for the free event on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday, 1st September. ...

    10/07/2017
  30. Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons ashford

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, reveals huge haul of drugs and mobile phones. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons ...

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, reveals huge haul of drugs and mobile phones. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over 40 years...

    09/07/2017
  31. Crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims ashford

    Ministers step in to tackle sickness claims culture which is damaging Britain’s reputation overseas and could drive up holiday ...

    Ministers step in to tackle sickness claims culture which is damaging BritainÂ’s reputation overseas and could drive up holiday costs. Plans to clamp down on bogus holiday sickness claims have been announced by ministers today. The move follows concerns from the travel industry that more...

    09/07/2017
  32. Innovative vehicle to grid technology to receive Ł20 million ashford

    A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. ...

    A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. The new investment will support vehicle-to-grid projects as part of the governmentÂ’s Industrial Strategy and create a smarter energy system, while increasing the numbers of...

    08/07/2017
  33. Planned roadworks in the North West ashford

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    07/07/2017
  34. NSPCC Statement on Snap Maps Following Police & School Warnings ashford

    SNAPCHATTERS WARNED NOT TO MAP THEIR LOCATION * NSPCC urges Snapchatters not to broadcast their location to strangers ...

    SNAPCHATTERS WARNED NOT TO MAP THEIR LOCATION * NSPCC urges Snapchatters not to broadcast their location to strangers * Call for young people to be given Safe Accounts on social media * Police and schools have issued warnings of the dangers The NSPCC is...

    07/07/2017
  35. Become a wildlife ranger ashford

    Let the Kids Go Wild this Summer Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre 21 July – 3 September ...

    Let the Kids Go Wild this Summer Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre 21 July – 3 September Children of all ages can join Dusty Duck, pick up their very own FREE log book and become real-life wildlife rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer holiday.

    07/07/2017
  36. Asda has complied with its commitment to clear pricing ashford

    Asda has complied with a commitment given to the CMA last year to ensure its promotional pricing is fair and clear for shoppers. ...

    Asda has complied with a commitment given to the CMA last year to ensure its promotional pricing is fair and clear for shoppers. After completing a review of AsdaÂ’s improved approach to clearer pricing on offers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) welcomes the steps taken by the...

    06/07/2017

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