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  1. BBFC proposed to enforce age verification of online pornography battersea

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the ...

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK. Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s...

    14/12/2017
  2. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast battersea

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  3. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved battersea

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  4. Highways England’s intelligent network of the future battersea

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  5. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas battersea

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  6. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas battersea

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  7. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act battersea

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  8. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room battersea

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  9. Festive fun at Martin Mere battersea

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the ...

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new yearÂ’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature....

    11/12/2017
  10. Missing from home - Arthur Platt-now found battersea

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming ...

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 83 year-old man who has gone missing in Wirral. Arthur Platt was last seen leaving his home address in Noctorum at 8.50am...

    11/12/2017
  11. Planned roadworks in the North West battersea

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December 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...

    09/12/2017
  12. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds battersea

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majesty’s ...

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her MajestyÂ’s Passport Office announced today. The online passport renewal service, which takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, has previously only been available to...

    08/12/2017
  13. Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives battersea

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not ...

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period – says latest THINK! campaign starting today (7 December 2017). For this year’s campaign, which runs to January 1 (2018), THINK!...

    07/12/2017
  14. Who is Ian Allen? battersea

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number ...

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number of large-scale drug importations. The appeal follows the seizure of 40kgs of cocaine found in a van by Border Force officers based at Coquelles in June 2017. ...

    06/12/2017
  15. Arriva Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off battersea

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been ...

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been called off. Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on the...

    05/12/2017
  16. Back the fight against puppy smugglers and backstreet breeders battersea

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the ...

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the family this Christmas need to be wary of unscrupulous breeders and sellers, animal welfare Minister Lord Gardiner has warned today. The UK is a nation of animal lovers,...

    05/12/2017
  17. 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year battersea

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official ...

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data. Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS EnglandÂ’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began...

    04/12/2017
  18. Highways England lightening the load for hauliers and motorists this Christmas battersea

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their ...

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their destinations quicker and with fewer delays. Since it was created in 2015, Highways England has completed 18 road improvements across the country, which is a welcome bonus for...

    04/12/2017
  19. Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents battersea

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and ...

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and securely, so we’ve brought you some expert, practical tips to help. Download an internet security app on mobile devices – including Apple – and ensure you keep it...

    04/12/2017
  20. 2 for 1 entry to Martin Mere battersea

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT ...

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering 2 for 1 admission to National Lottery players to say thanks for the over £10 million WWT has received from the Heritage Lottery Fund...

    04/12/2017
  21. Planned roadworks in the North West battersea

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December 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...

    02/12/2017
  22. Urgent action needed across the UK care home market battersea

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action ...

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action against some homes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its final findings following an extensive review of whether the residential care...

    01/12/2017
  23. Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham battersea

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England. As of 29 November 2017, there were 16 confirmed cases in Leeds, 11 confirmed cases in Liverpool and 9 confirmed cases in...

    01/12/2017
  24. ‘Names’ top the list for those wishing for a personalised registration this Christmas battersea

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised ...

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised registration as a gift, according to a recent survey. The DVLA spoke to around 1,000 motorists to get their thoughts on personalised registrations for cars. Whilst names...

    30/11/2017
  25. Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline battersea

    Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment (SA), HMRC is ...

    Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment (SA), HMRC is reminding its one million SA customers in the North West to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline. In 1997, the Inland Revenue introduced...

    30/11/2017
  26. Lancashire police officers help in Hurricane Irma aftermath battersea

    Police officers from Lancashire Constabulary have spent a month in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), providing relief support ...

    Police officers from Lancashire Constabulary have spent a month in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), providing relief support after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Inspector Phil Hutchinson of Lancashire Police led a team of 50 UK officers, including four from Lancashire. Departing on the...

    29/11/2017
  27. Free helplines for Universal Credit claimants battersea

    From today (29 November 2017) all Universal Credit telephone lines are Freephone numbers. All DWP Universal Credit phone ...

    From today (29 November 2017) all Universal Credit telephone lines are Freephone numbers. All DWP Universal Credit phone lines are now free and nobody will be charged when they need to call to get help with their Universal Credit claim. In October, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions...

    29/11/2017
  28. Viagra will be made available over the counter battersea

    Following consultation and advice from the Commission on Human Medicines, MHRA is reclassifying Viagra Connect from POM to P. ...

    Following consultation and advice from the Commission on Human Medicines, MHRA is reclassifying Viagra Connect from POM to P. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today announced Viagra Connect (containing sildenafil 50mg) will be formally classified from a...

    29/11/2017
  29. Citizens Advice - home insurance companies are routinely overcharging older people battersea

    New research suggests home insurance companies are overcharging up to 13 million households in the UK simply for renewing their ...

    New research suggests home insurance companies are overcharging up to 13 million households in the UK simply for renewing their existing policy. Polling conducted on behalf of Citizens Advice found that older people are especially vulnerable to these additional costs. 40% of people over 65...

    29/11/2017
  30. Sex crimes by adults in position of trust up 82% battersea

    Sex crimes committed by adults in positions of trust have increased by more than 80% since 2014, official figures show. SEX ...

    Sex crimes committed by adults in positions of trust have increased by more than 80% since 2014, official figures show. SEX CRIMES BY ADULTS IN POSITION OF TRUST UP 82% - AS GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO EXTEND LAW TO SPORTS COACHES Recorded sex offences by adults in a position of trust have risen by...

    29/11/2017
  31. Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading false news battersea

    Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers Unite, the UK’s ...

    Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has slammed Arriva North West for claiming that bus drivers have rearranged strike action from Wednesday 13 December to Sunday 10 December – the day of...

    28/11/2017
  32. New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones battersea

    New safety laws to help put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development. Police are set to be given powers to ...

    New safety laws to help put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development. Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation. The measures are intended to allow drone users to continue flying safely and...

    26/11/2017
  33. New THINK, road safety campaign launched to help cut child deaths battersea

    New road safety resources released to help teachers and schools highlight the dangers of the road. Road Safety Minister ...

    New road safety resources released to help teachers and schools highlight the dangers of the road. Road Safety Minister Jesse Norman has launched a new road safety campaign aimed at teachers and schools to help cut child fatalities. A recent survey revealed that 67% of children get...

    25/11/2017
  34. Men and women asked not to miss out on bowel screening battersea

    New Public Health England (PHE) report shows a decline in men and women having home cancer test. PHE is calling on all men ...

    New Public Health England (PHE) report shows a decline in men and women having home cancer test. PHE is calling on all men and women, aged over 60, to get screened for bowel cancer after the latest figures show over 40% are not getting tested – with embarrassment over providing a stool...

    25/11/2017
  35. Birds Eye recalls 4 x Shortcrust Chicken Pies due to undeclared mustard battersea

    Birds Eye is recalling its 4 x Shortcrust Chicken Pies because a small number of packs have been identified to contain Birds Eye ...

    Birds Eye is recalling its 4 x Shortcrust Chicken Pies because a small number of packs have been identified to contain Birds Eye Steak Pies. The Steak pies contain mustard which is not mentioned on the label; therefore it is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard. Product...

    25/11/2017
  36. Retailers publish campylobacter results battersea

    The Food Standards Agency welcomes the publication of results by the major retailers of campylobacter in fresh shop-bought ...

    The Food Standards Agency welcomes the publication of results by the major retailers of campylobacter in fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens. Today the top nine retailers have published their results on campylobacter contamination in UK produced fresh whole chickens (covering July to September...

    25/11/2017

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