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  1. Ł5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit barrow

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The ...

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new obesity policy research unit at University College London. One year on from the launch of the childhood...

    21/08/2017
  2. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams barrow

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) ...

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include: a ban on cold calling in...

    20/08/2017
  3. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group barrow

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their health and social care services. The ‘Voice Box Online’ Facebook group is open to members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who are experts in their own...

    20/08/2017
  4. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. barrow

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. ...

    18/08/2017
  5. Please binit4beaches this summer barrow

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If youÂ’re planning on visiting one of the UKÂ’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to find a wet wipe buried in the sand next to your picnic spot. ItÂ’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  6. 2016 indicators of a changing climate barrow

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released ...

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released recently by the American Meteorological Society. It has been widely reported that globally 2016 was one of the two warmest years (along with 2015) in a temperature...

    14/08/2017
  7. Government launches proposals to better protect holidaymakers barrow

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced ...

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined today (14 August 2017) by Consumer Minister Margot James. ...

    14/08/2017
  8. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show barrow

    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...

    13/08/2017
  9. Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018 barrow

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls ...

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. Allowing learner drivers to have lessons on motorways will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. At the moment, you can...

    13/08/2017
  10. Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans. barrow

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to...

    13/08/2017
  11. So much easier than filling in forms,tax credit customers praise HMRC’s services barrow

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for ...

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today. Proving increasingly popular with its handy tips and helpful advice, the departmentÂ’s online services...

    12/08/2017
  12. CCTV footage released of man still missing from Preston barrow

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for ...

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for information. Concern is growing for Connor Hegarty after he was last seen around 2.30am on Sunday (August 6) driving a silver Vauxhall Astra in the Tulketh Brow area....

    12/08/2017
  13. Cannabis plants left at the side of the road barrow

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They ...

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They went from 6ft tall to 6 bags of trimmings in no time at all! They have though realised the need for some sharper scissors... If anyone else has some 'dodgy' plants...

    11/08/2017
  14. Ł47m capital investment in Lancashire's Schools barrow

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's ...

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's school buildings over the next three years. The schools capital grant allocation comes from the Department for Education to enable the county council to provide the...

    11/08/2017
  15. Boy, 14, missing from home barrow

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, but may have travelled elsewhere in the UK. Damian Howes was last seen at around 7pm on August 4th in Wigan town centre. He has links to Croydon, Carlisle,...

    10/08/2017
  16. New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers barrow

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as ...

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as cars become more intelligent. A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers, under tough new government guidance issued...

    06/08/2017
  17. Highways England suited and booted for concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction barrow

    Highways England ‘suited and booted’ for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels ...

    Highways England ‘suited and bootedÂ’ for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels faster than a bullet is just one of the hazards facing Highways England repair teams working on the Spaghetti Junction. As part of the £4.7m vital repairs to damaged...

    02/08/2017
  18. Details of an incident at Sellafield on 14 June 2017. barrow

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide ...

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide powder while moving a container. The material is not harmful unless ingested or inhaled. The correct safety procedures were followed and the immediate area was...

    02/08/2017
  19. NSPCC demands: Make it a crime to sell or own a child sex doll barrow

    The CEO of leading children’s charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in ...

    The CEO of leading children’s charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in the same way as indecent images of children. Following a number of recent prosecutions of people importing the dolls, Peter Wanless has highlighted the “baffling” gap...

    01/08/2017
  20. International effort to tackle misleading online reviews barrow

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and ...

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and endorsements. Over the last year, consumer protection agencies around the globe have worked together to prevent false or misleading reviews and endorsements online,...

    01/08/2017
  21. 18-year-old missing from Kirkham barrow

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his ...

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his home address on Wyre Avenue at 3.40pm yesterday (Sunday, July 30th). He is described as 6ft 3in tall, slim build with short dark brown hair and wears glasses. He...

    31/07/2017
  22. Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, barrow

    Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals Counselling sessions rise by 12 per cent in one ...

    Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals Counselling sessions rise by 12 per cent in one year Figures released as school summer holidays begin, a time when some families can exploit the long breaks to take children abroad and force them to marry Young...

    31/07/2017
  23. Tesco hit with major Ł8 million fine for pollution incident barrow

    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. ...

    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. The incident, which occurred in July 2014,...

    31/07/2017
  24. Changes to UK aviation security barrow

    Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey. Restrictions on carrying ...

    Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey. Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all UK bound flights from the following airport: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Passengers on flights...

    29/07/2017
  25. Police appeal after murder 11 years ago barrow

    Detectives investigating the murder of grandfather from Thornton James Stanton, are appealing for information 11 years after he ...

    Detectives investigating the murder of grandfather from Thornton James Stanton, are appealing for information 11 years after he was killed in a bid to find those responsible. Police are offering a reward of £20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for...

    29/07/2017
  26. Frack Free Southport's Golf Not Gas campaign barrow

    Members of Frack Free Southport (FFS), Halsall Against Fracking, and Green Party members spent 4 afternoons during the Open, both ...

    Members of Frack Free Southport (FFS), Halsall Against Fracking, and Green Party members spent 4 afternoons during the Open, both soggy and sunny, gently raising awareness of the threat to EnglandÂ’s Golf Coast from fracking. Thanks to the co-operation of the police and security staff, they handed...

    29/07/2017
  27. Art students design giant flowerpot for Southport flower show barrow

    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
  28. Counter Terrorism safety video viewed more than one million times. barrow

    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
  29. Children living in workless households falls across Great Britain barrow

    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
  30. Appeal launched to find missing man barrow

    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
  31. Lee Westwood in search to find Lewis barrow

    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
  32. David McConnell - Absconded from HMP Kirkham barrow

    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
  33. New Action to Promote LGBT Equality barrow

    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
  34. New rules to better regulate drone use. barrow

    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
  35. Residents Share Aspirations for Future of Formby Coast barrow

    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
  36. Ormskirk MotorFest Concours D’Elegance barrow

    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

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