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  1. More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before barrow

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent excellent' quality standards ...

    More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing water quality report published yesterday. ...

    24/05/2017
  2. The Open Spring Ticket Promotion ends in 7 days barrow

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. ...

    The biggest names in golf descend on Royal Birkdale this summer as they bid to claim the one they all want to win - The Open. Golf’s most prestigious Championship returns to Southport for the first time since 2008, when Padraig Harrington overcame a two-shot deficit to beat two-time Champion...

    24/05/2017
  3. Manchester Victoria likely to be closed for several days. barrow

    As a result of Monday evenings terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed ...

    As a result of Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, Manchester Victoria station is likely to remain closed for the next few days while investigations continue. Northern is now operating an emergency train timetable for services that would normally stop at Manchester...

    24/05/2017
  4. PM statement on the terror threat level being raised to critical barrow

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been ...

    Theresa May gave a statement following the second COBR meeting on the Manchester attack and announced the threat level has been raised to critical. I have just chaired another meeting of COBR, where we again discussed the callous and cowardly terrorist attack in Manchester last night, and...

    24/05/2017
  5. RMT suspends strike action on Merseyrail, Northern rail and Southern rail barrow

    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
  6. NSPCC Statement After Manchester Explosion barrow

    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
  7. Image appeal and GMP statement after last night's terror attack barrow

    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
  8. Update on Northern services following Manchester incident barrow

    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
  9. Missing girl Emma West could be in Southport barrow

    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
  10. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger referred for in-depth investigation barrow

    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
  11. Planned roadworks in the North West barrow

    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
  12. Missing from home Nicole Barnes barrow

    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
  13. WannaCry Ransomware: Putting Cybercriminals Finances Under the Microscope barrow

    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
  14. Victorian Plumbing Unveils Company Rebrand With New Logo barrow

    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
  15. Celebrating nature protection: 21st May is the "European Natura 2000 Day" barrow

    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
  16. Catherine Tate lends her voice to NSPCC campaign to help keep kids safe online barrow

    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
  17. Ransomware threat - keep your charity safe barrow

    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
  18. Missing from home Martane Butler barrow

    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
  19. MEPs want EU and UK to take care of citizens rights first barrow

    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
  20. Ransomware: Guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre barrow

    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
  21. Planned roadworks in the North West barrow

    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
  22. Summer season continues to build at LJLA barrow

    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
  23. Just Eat/Hungryhouse merger faces in-depth investigation barrow

    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
  24. Appeal, Man, 32, dies after Preston collision barrow

    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
  25. Road changes on the A6 as part of Broughton Bypass construction barrow

    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
  26. Downy Duckling Week barrow

    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
  27. Carringtons Catering is marking Coeliac Awareness Week barrow

    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
  28. The Original Vanwall British Grand Prix Winning Car comes to the Atkinson barrow

    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
  29. Man dies after car collides with lamp post in Chorley barrow

    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
  30. Man wanted after failing to return to prison barrow

    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
  31. Bird-flu detected at Lancashire farm barrow

    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
  32. Man, 23, missing from St Annes barrow

    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
  33. Entries for the 2017 Southport Natterjack 10k Run are now open! barrow

    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
  34. Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements barrow

    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
  35. Missing woman found barrow

    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
  36. Witness appeal following fatal collision on M55 barrow

    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

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