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  1. Home Secretary statement on medical use of cannabis ballymena

    Sajid Javid announces review of the scheduling of cannabis. With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on ...

    Sajid Javid announces review of the scheduling of cannabis. With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the medical use of cannabis. Over the weekend, I issued an emergency licence to allow Billy Caldwell’s medical team to access cannabis-based medicine to treat...

    19/06/2018
  2. 20 million investment to help tackle loneliness ballymena

    Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together The money will go to support programmes that are ...

    Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society Hundreds of thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities Charities and community groups will get...

    19/06/2018
  3. Monty Don to open Southport Flower Show ballymena

    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
  4. Anita Rani Joins the Star Line-Up at Southport Flower Show ballymena

    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
  5. National Parks review launched ballymena

    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
  6. Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check ballymena

    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
  7. Government acts to make 'upskirting' a specific offence ballymena

    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 ballymena

    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. More than 3m lost to ticket fraud in one year prompts a warning from Action Fraud ballymena

    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
  10. Missing from home Ronald Mark James aka Mark James ballymena

    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
  11. Food businesses performance on allergens improving ballymena

    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
  12. NSPCC and In the Night Garden join forces to raise funds for kids on National Picnic ballymena

    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
  13. Government to launch national detective training programme ballymena

    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
  14. Missing from home 39-year-old Susan Melia. ballymena

    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
  15. Government steps up the fight against waste criminals ballymena

    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
  16. Find out about free courses available in libraries ballymena

    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
  17. Investigation launched following fatal shooting ballymena

    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
  18. World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed ballymena

    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
  19. Over 1.5 million people were destitute in the UK in 2017 ballymena

    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
  20. Volunteer your time and meet new people at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ballymena

    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
  21. BTP mark European day of action to tackle metal theft ballymena

    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
  22. New data reveals 420,000 cases of STIs diagnosed in 2017 ballymena

    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
  23. Drivers sees biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years ballymena

    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
  24. New powers for councils to deliver homes for local families ballymena

    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
  25. HM Coastguard issues safety warning after young girl was buried in sand dune ballymena

    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
  26. Merseyside Police Launch of Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign ballymena

    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
  27. Planned roadworks in the North West ballymena

    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
  28. PM message one year after London Bridge attack, 3 June 2018 ballymena

    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
  29. Family of missing man appeal for help ballymena

    The family of Carl Lake, 62, from #Bootle, have appealed to the public for any information regarding his whereabouts. If you have ...

    The family of Carl Lake, 62, from #Bootle, have appealed to the public for any information regarding his whereabouts. If you have any information please contact @MerPolCC or @missingpeople.. Carl Lake, 62 years, was last seen at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, 15 May in the vicinity of Coronation...

    01/06/2018
  30. Learner drivers allowed on Motorways from June 4th ballymena

    Online hub to help learner drivers ahead of law change. Learning to drive and want to boost your confidence and driving skills ...

    Online hub to help learner drivers ahead of law change. Learning to drive and want to boost your confidence and driving skills on a motorway? Then why not prove it by testing your skills on a free online driving hub. The driving hub is being launched to help people improve learner drivers’...

    01/06/2018
  31. Mayor launches plea to find family of Seaforth war hero ballymena

    The Mayor of Sefton is asking for help to trace the family of a Seaforth World War One hero. Arthur Evans received the ...

    The Mayor of Sefton is asking for help to trace the family of a Seaforth World War One hero. Arthur Evans received the Victoria Cross after an incredible act of single-handed bravery under heavy German fire in France, 1918. On the day in question Lance Sargeant Evans’ patrol spotted an...

    01/06/2018
  32. New drone laws bring added protection for passengers ballymena

    Laws will restrict drones from flying above 400 feet and within 1 kilometre of airport boundaries. the government is ...

    Laws will restrict drones from flying above 400 feet and within 1 kilometre of airport boundaries. the government is introducing height limits to help make sure drones are used safely as the sector grows limits around airports are being tightened up with new restrictions to prevent drones...

    30/05/2018
  33. British Transport Police crackdown on unwanted sexual behaviour ballymena

    A nationwide campaign launches today, calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police, no matter how ...

    A nationwide campaign launches today, calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police, no matter how small. Every Report Builds a Picture highlights how multiple reports from different people can help BTP ‘build a picture’ of offenders – even if some of those cases...

    30/05/2018
  34. Thirteen year old girl missing from home ballymena

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 13-year-old girl. Lauryn Cass, from Bootle, was last seen on ...

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 13-year-old girl. Lauryn Cass, from Bootle, was last seen on Friday, 18 May 2018 at Seaforth and Litherland train station. She is known to frequent the Sefton area. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her since. ...

    30/05/2018
  35. New measures to beat plague of nuisance calls ballymena

    Directors to be made personally liable to stop them evading fines and punishment. Bosses of companies which plague people with ...

    Directors to be made personally liable to stop them evading fines and punishment. Bosses of companies which plague people with unsolicited nuisance calls could be fined as much as half a million pounds under new proposals to make them personally liable if their firm breaks the law. The UK...

    30/05/2018
  36. Affinity Lancashire, the new name for Freeport Fleetwood ballymena

    Freeport Fleetwood has changed its name. The complex is now known as Affinity Lancashire. Affinity Lancashire centre ...

    Freeport Fleetwood has changed its name. The complex is now known as Affinity Lancashire. Affinity Lancashire centre manager, Amanda Daniels said: ''The whole team at Freeport Fleetwood is excited to reveal to all our customers the new look and name for the centre. ''We’re no longer...

    29/05/2018

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