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  1. RMT suspends strike action on Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail barnstaple

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety ...

    Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30th May on...

    23/05/2017
  2. NSPCC Statement After Manchester Explosion barnstaple

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with ...

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and families of those who have been affected. “Our advice for any child or teenager upset and anxious in light of this news is for them to talk to a...

    23/05/2017
  3. Image appeal and GMP statement after last nights terror attack barnstaple

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one ...

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see. “Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives. Our thoughts are with...

    23/05/2017
  4. Update on Northern services following Manchester incident barnstaple

    Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday 23 May. The revised timetable ...

    Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday 23 May. The revised timetable has been produced following last night’s incident at Manchester Arena; Manchester Victoria remains closed to the public and is unlikely to re-open until Wednesday morning...

    23/05/2017
  5. Missing girl Emma West could be in Southport barnstaple

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in finding a teenage girl who went missing from home early yesterday (Sunday, ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in finding a teenage girl who went missing from home early yesterday (Sunday, May 21st 2017). Emma West, aged 16, is believed to have left her home in Huyton Church Road in Knowsley, and caught a train from Huyton train station at around...

    22/05/2017
  6. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger referred for in-depth investigation barnstaple

    Just Eats acquisition of Hungryhouse has been referred for an in-depth merger investigation. Earlier this month, the ...

    Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse has been referred for an in-depth merger investigation. Earlier this month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that it would refer the deal for an in-depth investigation because of concerns that the merger could lead to worse terms for...

    20/05/2017
  7. Planned roadworks in the North West barnstaple

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 19 May and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    20/05/2017
  8. Missing from home Nicole Barnes barnstaple

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing 15-year-old Nicole Barnes who went missing from home on Wednesday ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing 15-year-old Nicole Barnes who went missing from home on Wednesday 17 May, 2017. Nicole went missing from her home address in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool on Wednesday 17 May. She was last seen when she was having her nails...

    19/05/2017
  9. WannaCry Ransomware: Putting Cybercriminals Finances Under the Microscope barnstaple

    The WannaCry ransomware attack highlights the need for a global strategy to use financial intelligence in tracking cybercriminals. ...

    The WannaCry ransomware attack highlights the need for a global strategy to use financial intelligence in tracking cybercriminals. The WannaCry ransomware attack, launched by unidentified cybercriminals on 12 May, has disrupted public and private sector services globally, crippling more than...

    19/05/2017
  10. Victorian Plumbing Unveils Company Rebrand With New Logo barnstaple

    Major online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing is excited to announce a company rebrand which includes the launch of a brand ...

    Major online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing is excited to announce a company rebrand which includes the launch of a brand new logo. The Merseyside-based company has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and a decision was taken to refresh the current branding to rejuvenate the...

    18/05/2017
  11. Celebrating nature protection: 21st May is the "European Natura 2000 Day" barnstaple

    First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz has taken part in the launch of the 21st May as ...

    First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz has taken part in the launch of the 21st May as the " European Natura 2000 Day ". First Vice-President Lambertz has co-signed a joint declaration together with Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella ,...

    17/05/2017
  12. Catherine Tate lends her voice to NSPCC campaign to help keep kids safe online barnstaple

    NSPCC and O2 survey finds less than a fifth of parents are having frequent chats with their children about staying safe online ...

    NSPCC and O2 survey finds less than a fifth of parents are having frequent chats with their children about staying safe online Actress and comedian Catherine Tate supporting Share Aware campaign launching today Catherine Tate is backing an NSPCC and O2 campaign urging parents to make online...

    16/05/2017
  13. Ransomware threat - keep your charity safe barnstaple

    Charity Commission urges trustees to be vigilant about ransomware attacks. The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of ...

    Charity Commission urges trustees to be vigilant about ransomware attacks. The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to charities as regulatory advice under section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011. Charities could be at risk and...

    16/05/2017
  14. Missing from home Martane Butler barnstaple

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a boy from Anfield who was last seen at the end of April. Martane Butler, aged 16, was last seen in the...

    15/05/2017
  15. MEPs want EU and UK to take care of citizens rights first barnstaple

    The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before ...

    The EU and the UK government should negotiate a deal on the situation and rights of citizens as a matter of urgency and before starting the other Brexit talks, MEPs say. In a joint hearing organised by the committees of Civil Liberties, Employment and Petitions, most MEPs underlined the “moral...

    14/05/2017
  16. Ransomware: Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre barnstaple

    Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the 'WannaCry' malware. The National Cyber Security ...

    Latest guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the 'WannaCry' malware. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have published guidance on how to protect IT systems from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware: Guidance on how to deal with the ‘WannaCry’ malware How to report...

    14/05/2017
  17. Planned roadworks in the North West barnstaple

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 12 May and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    12/05/2017
  18. Summer season continues to build at LJLA barnstaple

    The Bank Holiday weekend saw the start of two more new services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as the Summer season continues to ...

    The Bank Holiday weekend saw the start of two more new services at Liverpool John Lennon Airport as the Summer season continues to build and follows a busy April with passenger numbers over 7% higher than April 2016. On Saturday, Blue Air commenced their three times weekly service to...

    11/05/2017
  19. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger faces in-depth investigation barnstaple

    Just Eats acquisition of Hungryhouse faces an in-depth merger investigation - unless the company can address competition ...

    Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse faces an in-depth merger investigation - unless the company can address competition concerns. Both companies provide online takeaway ordering services. These give restaurants the opportunity to reach a wide pool of consumers and offer them the...

    10/05/2017
  20. Appeal, Man, 32, dies after Preston collision barnstaple

    Police are appealing for information after a 32-year-old man died following a collision in Preston. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for information after a 32-year-old man died following a collision in Preston. Police were called around 5.30pm on Monday, May 8 to Riversway following reports of a serious incident. A Peugeot Partner van travelling eastbound was involved in a collision with a man...

    10/05/2017
  21. Road changes on the A6 as part of Broughton Bypass construction barnstaple

    From today (Wednesday 10 May), temporary traffic lights will be in place on a section of the A6, as part of work on the Broughton ...

    From today (Wednesday 10 May), temporary traffic lights will be in place on a section of the A6, as part of work on the Broughton Bypass. This work will be ongoing for two weeks, 24-hours a day, affecting a section north of Broughton. The work takes place at the site of the new roundabout, where...

    10/05/2017
  22. Downy Duckling Week barnstaple

    This May half term sees the return of the award winning egg-to-duckling experience at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The ...

    This May half term sees the return of the award winning egg-to-duckling experience at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The event, from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, allows visitors to have this unique opportunity to discover how ducklings develop inside an egg, hatch out of the shell and...

    10/05/2017
  23. Carringtons Catering is marking Coeliac Awareness Week barnstaple

    Carringtons Catering is marking Coeliac Awareness Week (8-14 May) as part of its longstanding affiliation with Floral Pavilion. ...

    Carringtons Catering is marking Coeliac Awareness Week (8-14 May) as part of its longstanding affiliation with Floral Pavilion. The renowned North West catering firm, which is responsible for the food division of the popular seaside theatre and dining destination, is leading the campaign to...

    09/05/2017
  24. The Original Vanwall British Grand Prix Winning Car comes to the Atkinson barnstaple

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the famous win by Sir Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks at the British Grand Prix at Aintree, ...

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the famous win by Sir Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks at the British Grand Prix at Aintree, which also had the prestige of being the Grand Prix D’Europe for 1957. The Vanwall Grand Prix car made motor racing history and was the last hurrah of the...

    08/05/2017
  25. Man dies after car collides with lamp post in Chorley barnstaple

    Officers investigating a fatal collision in Chorley are asking any witnesses to come forward. The incident happened at around ...

    Officers investigating a fatal collision in Chorley are asking any witnesses to come forward. The incident happened at around 10pm on Wednesday (May 3rd) when a Smart Fortwo being driven by an 80 year old man from Leyland has travelled down Tootle Street from Pall Mall and drifted into a lamp...

    05/05/2017
  26. Man wanted after failing to return to prison barnstaple

    Police are appealing for help to find a man who has absconded from prison. Michael Green, 36, from Macclesfield, failed to ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a man who has absconded from prison. Michael Green, 36, from Macclesfield, failed to return to HMP Kirkham on Tuesday, May 2 after he was released on temporary licence. He is currently serving a four year jail term after he was sentenced for...

    05/05/2017
  27. Bird-flu detected at Lancashire farm barnstaple

    The UKs Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens at a farm near Thornton ...

    The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock of chickens at a farm near Thornton Cleveleys. A 3 km Protection Zone and a 10 km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading. The...

    05/05/2017
  28. Man, 23, missing from St Annes barnstaple

    Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from home in St Anne's. Jordan Jessop, 23, was last seen at his ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from home in St Anne's. Jordan Jessop, 23, was last seen at his home address on St Alban's Road at around 9pm on Saturday, April 29. He is described as white, 5ft 9in tall, slim build with short brown hair. Police are getting...

    05/05/2017
  29. Entries for the 2017 Southport Natterjack 10k Run are now open! barnstaple

    Runners and fun runners are being encouraged to sign up to take part for this popular race, which takes place this year on Sunday ...

    Runners and fun runners are being encouraged to sign up to take part for this popular race, which takes place this year on Sunday 24th September. In addition to the main 10k event, there will also be a 2k fun run. The event is organised by local business, Natterjack Running, who are encourage...

    05/05/2017
  30. Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements barnstaple

    The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced. The decision was made by ...

    The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced. The decision was made by Prince Philip himself and is supported by the Queen, a palace spokesman said. The duke, who turns 96 next month, will attend previously scheduled engagements between...

    04/05/2017
  31. Missing woman found barnstaple

    MISSING PERSON UPDATE* Doreen Roughey, 69, was found last night in Skelmersdale. Police are becoming increasingly concerned ...

    MISSING PERSON UPDATE* Doreen Roughey, 69, was found last night in Skelmersdale. Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of a woman who has been missing for five days. Doreen Roughley, 69, from Skelmersdale was last seen at around 6:35am on Friday (28 April) leaving...

    03/05/2017
  32. Witness appeal following fatal collision on M55 barnstaple

    Witness appeal following fatal collision on M55. Police now say a man died in a crash on the M55 yesterday morning. Officers ...

    Witness appeal following fatal collision on M55. Police now say a man died in a crash on the M55 yesterday morning. Officers were called to the scene on the Westbound carriageway to reports five vehicles – two HGVs, two vans and a car – had collided shortly before the exit slip road. The...

    03/05/2017
  33. Voyeurism Preston station barnstaple

    Officers have launched an investigation after a man was caught looking at people in the mens toilets at Preston railway station. ...

    Officers have launched an investigation after a man was caught looking at people in the men’s toilets at Preston railway station. The incident happened on April 20 just after 12pm. A man went to use public toilets at the station and whilst in the cubicle a hand appeared on the floor...

    03/05/2017
  34. New smoking laws and cigarette ban to start in WEEKS barnstaple

    LAWS to crackdown on harmful and dangerous cigarettes killing more than 120,000 Britons a year are coming into force ...

    LAWS to crackdown on “harmful” and “dangerous” cigarettes killing more than 120,000 Britons a year are coming into force within weeks - but do you know what they are? No branded packaging, standardised drab brown colour The brand name must be printed in the same standardised font, size...

    03/05/2017
  35. Fresh appeal to find missing Fylde man barnstaple

    There's a renewed appeal for information to help find a missing Fylde man a year on from when he was last seen. ...

    There's a renewed appeal for information to help find a missing Fylde man a year on from when he was last seen. 26-year-old Shane Graham was last seen walking toward Fairhaven Lake from St Annes last year. Despite police launching a major investigation he has yet to be found. ...

    02/05/2017
  36. Missing woman with a white trainer on her right foot and a slipper on her left foot. barnstaple

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the well being of a woman who has been missing for three days. Doreen Roughley, ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the well being of a woman who has been missing for three days. Doreen Roughley, 69, from Skelmersdale was last seen at around 6:35am on Friday (28 April) leaving her address Beechwood Court but she hasn’t returned since. Sgt Bernie Coburn from...

    02/05/2017

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