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  1. Public safety threatened by possible break in emergency communications ballyclare

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of ...

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of the existing communications system out of service early "strikes a major, potentially catastrophic blow to the ability of our emergency services to carry out their job and...

    24/04/2017
  2. Liverpool’s Iconic Ferry Set to ‘Dazzle’ for Another Two Years ballyclare

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blake’s artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: ...

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter BlakeÂ’s artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, is to be kept until its next major scheduled service at the beginning of 2019. The Snowdrop was due to be...

    24/04/2017
  3. CLA welcomes scrapping of plans to increase probate fees ballyclare

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from ...

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from £155 up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by...

    24/04/2017
  4. Concern growing for missing Blackpool woman ballyclare

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was last seen leaving an address on St Heliers Road on Sunday 2nd April to go shopping. She didnÂ’t return home and hasnÂ’t been in contact with her family since. Claire...

    21/04/2017
  5. Witness appeal launched after M6 collision ballyclare

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after reports of a major incident close to Junction 28 near Leyland (pictured). A Volvo HGV was travelling northbound in...

    20/04/2017
  6. Merseyside police appeal for information over city centre burglaries ballyclare

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. ...

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. The force has issued photographs of the two individuals in the hope that the public can help trace them. James Riley Marshall Tung

    20/04/2017
  7. Southport Air Show aircraft announcement ballyclare

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to ...

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this yearÂ’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on 15 - 17 September 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the...

    19/04/2017
  8. Georgiana Olteanu missing from home ballyclare

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image of her in their continued efforts to locate Georgiana, who has been missing since 18 March. Georgiana Olteanu 3 Merseyside Police has issued an...

    19/04/2017
  9. Eight people have been arrested as part of a major human trafficking operation ballyclare

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning ...

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning across the country. The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in...

    19/04/2017
  10. New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed ballyclare

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, ...

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, has been drawn up by Ministers. The government today set out plans for a new process for detained foreign nationals appealing a Home Office decision to remove them...

    19/04/2017
  11. NSPCC and Lidl announce new Ł3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse ballyclare

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term ...

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term commitment from the supermarket will enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay SafeÂ’ primary school programme · Support is vital, with two children...

    19/04/2017
  12. Stop press moos ! ballyclare

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to ...

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to traditionally manage the reserve. The calves, born from the 26 March, along with all the adults can be viewed from the Ron Barker hide. The centre is still expecting a number of...

    18/04/2017
  13. Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high ballyclare

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the ...

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the railway and puts their life in danger. Alarming new figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police reveal that more people than ever are risking their...

    18/04/2017
  14. New squad formed to tackle drone threat to prisons ballyclare

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and ...

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and police officers has been formed to tackle the threat drones pose to prison security, Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah revealed today. The team of investigators will work...

    18/04/2017
  15. New drive to reduce speeding ballyclare

    Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of the country Officers will today begin a week-long ...

    Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of the country Officers will today begin a week-long campaign of enforcement and education work, as part of a Europe-wide scheme co-ordinated by the European traffic police network TIPSOL. Chief inspector Kris Barnard,...

    17/04/2017
  16. Driving test changes: 4 December 2017 ballyclare

    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different ...

    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills theyÂ’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving. The changes will only...

    15/04/2017
  17. Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 ballyclare

    Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 in a brand-new location! The world ...

    Liverpool Carnival Company has announced that the Brazilica Festival is back for 2017 in a brand-new location! The world famous three-day Brazilica Festival returns to Liverpool city centre in 2017 for the 10TH consecutive year, from 14-16 July, and LiverpoolÂ’s International Samba Festival is...

    14/04/2017
  18. Traffic bulletin: Two lanes closed on southbound M6 in Cheshire ballyclare

    Road users are being advised that two lanes are closed on the southbound M6 between junction 19 (for Knutsford) and junction 18 ...

    Road users are being advised that two lanes are closed on the southbound M6 between junction 19 (for Knutsford) and junction 18 (for Holmes Chapel) in Cheshire. The outside two lanes remain closed following a collision between a car and a lorry that has resulted in the lorry shedding its load of...

    13/04/2017
  19. Environment Agency tests new powers for volunteer bailiffs ballyclare

    The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running a pilot project, funded by the fishing licence, testing the benefits of ...

    The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running a pilot project, funded by the fishing licence, testing the benefits of giving members of Voluntary Bailiff Service powers to make fishing licence and byelaw checks. If successful, the initiativeÂ’s expansion would allow Environment Agency...

    13/04/2017
  20. One month to go: have your say on 4 May ballyclare

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged people across 6 of England’s region’s to make sure they are registered to vote, with ...

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged people across 6 of EnglandÂ’s regionÂ’s to make sure they are registered to vote, with only 1 month to go until mayoral elections. In just 1 month there will be a huge shift in the way Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Liverpool City Region, West of...

    11/04/2017
  21. Litter louts could be hit with Ł150 fines ballyclare

    New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community ...

    New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement. Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled the...

    11/04/2017
  22. Ryanair’s Summer 2017 programme gets underway at LJLA ballyclare

    This week sees the start of Ryanair’s Summer 2017 programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with an expansion of their ...

    This week sees the start of RyanairÂ’s Summer 2017 programme from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with an expansion of their operations which will see 5 new destinations being served during the Summer and increases in frequency on existing services. The airlineÂ’s expansion will bring up to...

    10/04/2017
  23. Wanted Nathan Creighton ballyclare

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 23-year-old man from Wirral who is wanted on warrant. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 23-year-old man from Wirral who is wanted on warrant. Nathan Creighton, who is originally from the Liscard area, is wanted on a warrant for breach of a court order for breaching his post-sentence supervision licence conditions....

    09/04/2017
  24. Revenge Porn Helpline Given Further Funding ballyclare

    A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding. A helpline dedicated to supporting ...

    A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding. A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding, the Minister for Women, Equalities and Early Years, Caroline Dinenage announced today. The Revenge Porn Helpline...

    08/04/2017
  25. Planned road works in the North West ballyclare

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

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

    08/04/2017
  26. 81 year old sex offender on the run ballyclare

    Police have released a new CCTV image of a man who is still missing after failing to appear at court. John Gilbert ...

    Police have released a new CCTV image of a man who is still missing after failing to appear at court. John Gilbert Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was on trial at Bradford Crown Court but failed to turn up for court last week. He was convicted in his absence and sentenced...

    07/04/2017
  27. Travelling other than to the Grand National ballyclare

    Key advice Check before you travel: there will be limited Merseyrail services focussed on getting people to and from Aintree ...

    Key advice Check before you travel: there will be limited Merseyrail services focussed on getting people to and from Aintree for the Grand National. These services are likely to be very busy. You may want to consider other public transport options. Check before you travel: there will be...

    07/04/2017
  28. Annual Easter Running Day for Merseyside Heritage Transport Charity ballyclare

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its’ Easter running day event on Sunday 16th April to raise funds for the ...

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its’ Easter running day event on Sunday 16th April to raise funds for the upkeep of its’ fleet of over 50 vintage vehicles. Since the roaring success of providing the Bus service for ‘Light Night’ in Liverpool last May, our events are growing in...

    07/04/2017
  29. Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire ballyclare

    Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have this week officially entered into a strategic ...

    Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have this week officially entered into a strategic partnership that will enhance forensic science services in the county. This is the first collaboration of its kind within policing and forensic science, where forensic...

    07/04/2017
  30. Government helps dementia sufferers in fight against nuisance calls ballyclare

    Prime Minister Theresa May announces plan to give elderly and vulnerable people hi-tech devices to block nuisance calls. ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announces plan to give elderly and vulnerable people hi-tech devices to block nuisance calls. elderly and vulnerable – including dementia sufferers - to be given hi-tech devices which block all nuisance calls project is latest government move to tackle the...

    06/04/2017
  31. Could you be Cilla? ballyclare

    The producers of Cilla – The Musical have confirmed the dates and locations for their search for Cilla, with open auditions ...

    The producers of Cilla – The Musical have confirmed the dates and locations for their search for Cilla, with open auditions taking place around the country. The search is on for a charismatic and talented actress with a great voice to portray the title role, with auditions starting here in...

    06/04/2017
  32. Aintree Festival 2017 ballyclare

    Forged badges Anyone thinking of using forged tickets or badges should be warned that there are comprehensive checks in place ...

    Forged badges Anyone thinking of using forged tickets or badges should be warned that there are comprehensive checks in place to stop them getting into the course and they are at risk of being arrested. Operations are also in place in the lead up to the event to prevent sales of counterfeit...

    06/04/2017
  33. Age UK - Warning as hundreds report friendly fraudster email scam ballyclare

    Fraudsters are targeting UK email users in a widespread phishing scam by cleverly disguising themselves. Action Fraud has ...

    Fraudsters are targeting UK email users in a widespread phishing scam by cleverly disguising themselves. Action Fraud has received over 200 reports from email users over a phishing scam in which fraudsters pretend to be ‘law abiding citizens’ The friendly fraudsters provide a link which is used...

    05/04/2017
  34. Ł3 million to improve journeys and safety at Switch Island ballyclare

    A total of £3 million is being invested to improve journeys and safety at one of the North West’s busiest motorway ...

    A total of £3 million is being invested to improve journeys and safety at one of the North WestÂ’s busiest motorway junctions. Highways England has announced plans for major improvements to Switch Island in Merseyside, where the M57, M58 and 3 A roads all join together. The scheme is being...

    05/04/2017
  35. HMRC launches new Fraud Hotline ballyclare

    HM Revenue and Customs has launched a new hotline for the public to report fraud and evasion in the fight against tax fraud. ...

    HM Revenue and Customs has launched a new hotline for the public to report fraud and evasion in the fight against tax fraud. This service will replace the two separate tax evasion and customs hotlines with one, streamlining HMRCÂ’s intelligence gathering on tax fraud. Customers can report...

    05/04/2017
  36. Snoop consultation is being pushed through 'under cover ballyclare

    The Home Office is rushing through mass surveillance powers under the Investigatory Powers Act. What are they up to? They're ...

    The Home Office is rushing through mass surveillance powers under the Investigatory Powers Act. What are they up to? They're doing their best to make sure we donÂ’t understand the implications by laying out their plans in FIVE separate Codes of Practice that run to over 400 pages of dense legal...

    04/04/2017

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