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  1. Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent barrow

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, ...

    HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth. ...

    24/02/2017
  2. Authorities need to work together with nightclubs and gyms to prevent drug misuse barrow

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a ...

    Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a new guideline from NICE says. Local authorities should work with venues to ensure appropriate channels are used to target people who use drugs, or are at risk from...

    23/02/2017
  3. Storm Doris alert issued to drivers barrow

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a ...

    Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys today Thursday 23 February after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the country’s major roads. An amber alert for gales will be in place across the North, Midlands and East between 6am and 6pm on Thursday in...

    23/02/2017
  4. Avocets return to Martin Mere barrow

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 5 avocets returning to the centre on 19 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 11, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past,...

    22/02/2017
  5. 11 arrests as suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled barrow

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and ...

    Eleven men have been arrested as a suspected illicit tobacco factory was dismantled in North West England by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The arrests were made in 17 simultaneous searches across North West England and Scotland yesterday. HMRC found residential premises, farms, self-storage...

    22/02/2017
  6. Member of staff assaulted by aggressive man barrow

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on ...

    Can you help officers trace a man sought in connection with an assault on a member of staff at Liverpool South Parkway station on Sunday 12 February? The incident happened at approximately 5.45pm on board a London Midland service heading towards Crewe. A man, who was believed to be...

    22/02/2017
  7. Prisoner serving life escapes during hospital visit barrow

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, ...

    At about 3.05pm a report was received from prison officers that Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28 years, originally of Wallace Street, Walton had escaped from their custody outside Aintree University Hospital as they were leaving the hospital, where Walmsley had had an appointment. As the prison...

    22/02/2017
  8. Does your pet dog have what it takes to be an opera star? barrow

    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
  9. Six-point penalty and 200 fine for anyone caught using their phone whilst driving. barrow

    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
  10. Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism barrow

    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
  11. Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire barrow

    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
  12. Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices because of Listeria barrow

    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
  13. CMA secures better deal for cloud storage users barrow

    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 Authority’s (CMA) review of...

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

    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
  15. Search engines and creative industries sign anti-piracy agreement barrow

    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
  16. NSPCC receives hundreds of contacts about female genital mutilation barrow

    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 NSPCC’s FGM Helpline was launched in June 2013, it has been contacted more than 1,500 times, with around a...

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

    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 Mint’s role as a global leader in the production of coins and medals - exporting to an...

    14/02/2017
  18. Parks face threat of decline with severe consequences barrow

    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
  19. NSPCC: Hundreds in the North West report drug and alcohol abuse around children barrow

    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 NSPCC’s...

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

    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
  21. Steer Clear Of Vehicle Crime barrow

    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
  22. North West traffic officers featured in Channel 5 documentary barrow

    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
  23. 50 days to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force. barrow

    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 won’t affect any vehicles that are...

    11/02/2017
  24. Planned road works in the North West barrow

    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
  25. Setting a New Vision for English Seaside Towns barrow

    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 coast’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
  26. Martin Mere is open for Half Term barrow

    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
  27. 2017 - The Year of Sefton's Coast barrow

    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
  28. Police-led incident closes M53 junctions between Birkenhead and Moreton Spur barrow

    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
  29. 2017 starts where 2016 left off for LJLA barrow

    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
  30. New ambulance uniform set to save the NHS millions barrow

    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 year’s expenditure on uniform items over just four years – the equivalent of funding...

    09/02/2017
  31. VHF Channel changes coming in 2017 barrow

    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
  32. Health warnings issued for colder weather barrow

    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
  33. Ann Summers recalls sex toy following problems with 'prolonged use' barrow

    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
  34. LGA responds to new Local Government Ombudsman report on parking fines barrow

    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
  35. X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson to support Olly Murs at Lytham Festival barrow

    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
  36. Appeal for information about prison absconder barrow

    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

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