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  1. Planned road works in the North West beckenham

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    24/03/2017
  2. POLICE are investigating the death of a baby beckenham

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old ...

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old baby girl at an address in Lostock Hall. The girl sadly died a short time later at the Royal Preston Hospital. The death is being treated as suspicious and a post...

    24/03/2017
  3. Man charged following fatal Whitstake collision beckenham

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of ...

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of Robin Hey, Leyland was recently charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. We were called around 12.50am on...

    24/03/2017
  4. Primark product recall beckenham

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential ...

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential choking hazard. The high street store is offering customers a full refund after it was discovered that the bow attachment may become detached. A spokesman for...

    22/03/2017
  5. Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out beckenham

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The ...

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The new service means that the majority of adults can now renew their passport online. Following a successful pilot in 2016, over 240,000 people have renewed their passport...

    22/03/2017
  6. Register for Ride The Lights 2017 and you could win big beckenham

    It’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys ...

    ItÂ’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys prize package including a pair of childrenÂ’s bikes plus a £200 Smyths Toys Superstores gift voucher. Every year, thousands of people get on their bikes to take part in...

    22/03/2017
  7. The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre beckenham

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art group has been in existence since 1970 and is an integrated member of the community with monthly meetings, professional painting demonstrations and weekly painting...

    22/03/2017
  8. UK families will see bills cut as date announced for launch of Tax-Free Child care beckenham

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can ...

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the governmentÂ’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website...

    22/03/2017
  9. Ł20,000 of Walmsley's money in a bid to find him and put him back behind bars beckenham

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his ...

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his capture and being returned to prison. The reward is made up of £20,000 of Walmsley's own money, which was seized by officers following his arrest and conviction for the...

    21/03/2017
  10. Average speed cameras to be enforced beckenham

    Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on ...

    Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on the A6 London Road, Preston, it has been confirmed. Following their installation and a successful period of testing, the cameras will now go live for enforcement along...

    21/03/2017
  11. Lancashire schools are top of the class beckenham

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ...

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ratings, Lancashire is in the top quarter in the country. Figures to March 2017 showed that 23.8% of Lancashire schools were outstanding, and 68.5% were good, compared to...

    21/03/2017
  12. Two teenage girls missing beckenham

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace two teenage females. Lilly Jones, 17 years, from Tarbock Green ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace two teenage females. Lilly Jones, 17 years, from Tarbock Green and Morgan Pybis, 16 years, from Old Swan have been reported missing. MISSING: Lilly Jones, 17...

    20/03/2017
  13. Last day for NPAS Warton-Watch beckenham

    Today is the last operational day for the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Goodnight ...

    Today is the last operational day for the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Goodnight & thank you! pic.twitter.com/y6TCwL8jAD& ;mdash; NPAS...

    20/03/2017
  14. Re-appeal for information - Phillip Maddox from Rainford beckenham

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area of Merseyside. ...

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area of Merseyside. Officers wish to trace Phillip Maddox after an assault that took place in St Helens on Saturday, 16 January 2016. Efforts have been made by the police to find Maddox,...

    20/03/2017
  15. Dusty’s GIANT Easter Duck Hunt beckenham

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we need children to help us and Dusty Duck find them this Easter holidays as part of DustyÂ’s GIANT Duck Hunt. YouÂ’ll need to use all your special detective skills to...

    20/03/2017
  16. BTP urges drivers and pedestrians to stay safe when using region's level crossings beckenham

    Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do ...

    Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do their level best to stay safe when using crossings.

    20/03/2017
  17. UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment beckenham

    Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades. ...

    Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades. A Challenger 2 tank and other armoured vehicles from 20 Armoured Infantry Brigade being loaded onto...

    19/03/2017
  18. Planned road works in the North West beckenham

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    18/03/2017
  19. Man, 28, wanted in connection with incidents in Skelmersdale and Manchester beckenham

    Police are appealing for help locating a man from Upholland who is wanted in connection with a robbery, an assault and a burglary. ...

    Police are appealing for help locating a man from Upholland who is wanted in connection with a robbery, an assault and a burglary. Craig William Shelley, 28, is wanted after a man was punched to the head and face and had his car keys stolen during an incident which occurred on December 26th...

    18/03/2017
  20. Police appeal to find missing teenager beckenham

    Police appeal to find missing teenager We are appealing for information after a 17-year-old girl went missing from ...

    Police appeal to find missing teenager We are appealing for information after a 17-year-old girl went missing from Skelmersdale. Sarah Farrell was last seen on Saturday (March 11) around 1.30pm in Mere Close. She is described as white, 5ft 2in tall and of stocky build. She has shoulder...

    17/03/2017
  21. Missing from home Arron Gardner beckenham

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old boy. Aaron Garner was last seen at ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old boy. Aaron Garner was last seen at around 1pm on Sunday (12 March) on Antonio Street, Bootle. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him. He is described as white, 5ft tall, of slim build, with...

    17/03/2017
  22. Conservative Party fined Ł70,000, investigation into election campaign expenses beckenham

    The Conservative Party have been fined a total of £70,000 following the conclusion of the Electoral Commission’s ...

    The Conservative Party have been fined a total of £70,000 following the conclusion of the Electoral CommissionÂ’s investigation into the partyÂ’s campaign spending. The investigation concluded that there were significant failures by the Party to report accurately on how much it spent on...

    16/03/2017
  23. Newsagents raider wanted by police beckenham

    Detectives have launched a CCTV appeal for information after a robbery in Leyland. Police were called around 6am on Monday ...

    Detectives have launched a CCTV appeal for information after a robbery in Leyland. Police were called around 6am on Monday (March 13) following an incident at Towngate News in Towngate. A man had entered the shop, approached a male staff member and demanded the till was opened. The...

    16/03/2017
  24. Non-dairy milk, gin and cycle helmets added to the inflation basket beckenham

    Non-dairy milk, such as soya, rice and oat milk, are being added to the ONS’s inflation basket for the first time, reflecting the ...

    Non-dairy milk, such as soya, rice and oat milk, are being added to the ONS’s inflation basket for the first time, reflecting the increase in the popularity of dairy-free diets, with the rise of campaigns such as “Veganuary”. In addition, gin is returning to the basket after a 13-year absence, with...

    15/03/2017
  25. Cancer Research UK to only contact supporters who have ‘opted in’ from 1 July 2017 beckenham

    Cancer Research UK is to become an ‘opt in’ charity on 1 July 2017, meaning it will only contact supporters who have given ...

    Cancer Research UK is to become an ‘opt in’ charity on 1 July 2017, meaning it will only contact supporters who have given unambiguous and explicit permission for the charity to contact them for marketing activity, including fundraising support. Cancer Research UK announced its intention to...

    15/03/2017
  26. Road changes at Broughton Roundabout beckenham

    Drivers heading towards the M6 from Broughton are advised to allow more time for their journeys, due to the closure of the ...

    Drivers heading towards the M6 from Broughton are advised to allow more time for their journeys, due to the closure of the dedicated eastbound M55 filter lane. Vehicles can still access the eastbound slip road onto the M55 from Broughton Roundabout, but the dedicated lane from the A6 has...

    15/03/2017
  27. Woman, 19, missing from Skelmersdale beckenham

    Police are appealing for help to find a 19 year old woman who is missing from Skelmersdale. Katie Heron was last seen at ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a 19 year old woman who is missing from Skelmersdale. Katie Heron was last seen at around 1pm on Wednesday, March 8 at her home address on Ivydale. She has not been seen by her family since then. She is described as white, approximately 5ft 3in tall...

    14/03/2017
  28. More than half of adults in the north west unaware of social media age limits beckenham

    * Most adults in North West don't know age restrictions for using social media * 21 % of adults think there are no ...

    * Most adults in North West don't know age restrictions for using social media * 21 % of adults think there are no restrictions * The NSPCC and O2's Net Aware guide offers advice to parents/adults about social media THE MAJORITY of adults across the North West are oblivious to...

    14/03/2017
  29. Refunds for Fishergate fines beckenham

    Lancashire County Council has confirmed that the Fishergate Bus Lane will remain in place. However, as a gesture of goodwill, ...

    Lancashire County Council has confirmed that the Fishergate Bus Lane will remain in place. However, as a gesture of goodwill, the council will review the case of anyone who contacts it in writing, for first-time cases made on the basis of inadequate signing, with a view to issuing refunds where...

    13/03/2017
  30. Citywing goes into liquidation beckenham

    Citywing has announced it’s gone into liquidation, meaning an end to flights from Blackpool Airport to the Isle of Man. ...

    Citywing has announced itÂ’s gone into liquidation, meaning an end to flights from Blackpool Airport to the Isle of Man. ItÂ’s after two weeks of disruption for the company following the grounding of airline Van Air in late February. A statement from Citywing directors says the company has...

    13/03/2017
  31. Canoe safari re-opens beckenham

    The award winning canoe safari and boat tours at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are re-opening on Friday 31 March, offering adults ...

    The award winning canoe safari and boat tours at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are re-opening on Friday 31 March, offering adults and children lots of fun exploring the wetland through open water, woodlands, wet grassland and reedbed as well as seeing the wildlife that call the canoe safari home....

    13/03/2017
  32. Ł220 million to help motorists beat congestion beckenham

    Junction upgrades, roundabout improvements and better traffic signalling for traffic hotspots. ...

    Junction upgrades, roundabout improvements and better traffic signalling for traffic hotspots. Traffic hotspots across England have been identified by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to receive millions of...

    12/03/2017
  33. New CCTV image of escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley beckenham

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a new CCTV image which shows Walmsley on the day of the ...

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a new CCTV image which shows Walmsley on the day of the escape. The image shows that Walmsley's appearance has changed considerably since the original photograph which was released to the media when he was sentenced to...

    11/03/2017
  34. Michael Lee Bethell is wanted on recall to prison. beckenham

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 25- year-old man from Liverpool who is wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 25- year-old man from Liverpool who is wanted on recall to prison. Michael Lee Bethell, whose last known address was in the Kirdale area, was released on licence on 21st February 2017 after serving a total of 99 days for a...

    11/03/2017
  35. Report on yesterday's closure of the M6 beckenham

    The M6 in Cheshire was closed southbound between J18 (A54, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich) and J17 (A534, Sandbach) due to a serious ...

    The M6 in Cheshire was closed southbound between J18 (A54, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich) and J17 (A534, Sandbach) due to a serious collision involving 2 Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and 1 car. The incident required an extensive clean-up and recovery operation followed by emergency barrier repairs....

    10/03/2017
  36. Wanted drug trafficker still at large beckenham

    Dominic McInally wanted by Merseyside Police on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine. McInally is the alleged leader of a ...

    Dominic McInally wanted by Merseyside Police on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine. McInally is the alleged leader of a drug trafficking gang that expected to bank £1.25m every month. Members of the gang travelled to the border of France and Belgium to pick up six kilos of cocaine. ...

    09/03/2017

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