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  1. Allegations of wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper blackpool

    Ofqual statement on allegations of malpractice or wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper taken on 22 June 2018. We are ...

    Ofqual statement on allegations of malpractice or wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper taken on 22 June 2018. We are aware of the allegations of malpractice or wrongdoing in relation to Edexcel’s C4 maths paper taken today. We are working with Pearson to establish the facts. We recognise...

    23/06/2018
  2. Police mobile speed camera vans will be out this weekend blackpool

    Lancashire Constabulary have tweeted that their 'safety enforcement vans' will be out at various locations this weekend. The ...

    Lancashire Constabulary have tweeted that their 'safety enforcement vans' will be out at various locations this weekend. The new safety enforcement vans will be in Blackpool, Lytham, Preston, South Ribble, West Lancs, Lancaster, Burnley, the Ribble Valley and Colne over the next few days. ...

    23/06/2018
  3. Pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor will headline the Liverpool Pride Festival 2018. blackpool

    Festival organisers made the exciting announcement to guests, sponsors and partners at last nights VIP Press Launch at Avenue ...

    Festival organisers made the exciting announcement to guests, sponsors and partners at last night’s VIP Press Launch at Avenue HQ, Mann Island (Thursday, 21 June). The evening was hosted by radio presenter Clare Simmo, from Media Partner Radio City, who welcomed guests and officially...

    22/06/2018
  4. Fraud warning after man conned out of thousands of pounds blackpool

    Police are warning people to be aware of a scam after fraudsters pretended to be police officers and conned a man out of thousands ...

    Police are warning people to be aware of a scam after fraudsters pretended to be police officers and conned a man out of thousands of pounds. In the latest incident the victim was called by a man who said he was from the fraud squad and to ring back on 999. The line was kept open and...

    22/06/2018
  5. One in three UK children live in toxic air zones blackpool

    Young children and babies in the UK are being disproportionately impacted by deadly levels of the most harmful type of air ...

    Young children and babies in the UK are being disproportionately impacted by deadly levels of the most harmful type of air pollution, according to new analysis by Unicef UK. The charity has revealed that one in three children in the UK (4.5 million) are growing up in areas with unsafe levels...

    21/06/2018
  6. Appeal for information on one year anniversary of missing man, Trevor Farthing blackpool

    Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Despite ...

    Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Despite extensive enquiries over the last year and appeals for information, Trevor is yet to be found. Trevor has been missing for a significant period of time, his family are...

    21/06/2018
  7. Upskirting law moves a step closer blackpool

    Bill making upskirting a specific offence introduced in the Commons today (21 June 2018). government intervened to push ...

    Bill making ‘upskirting’ a specific offence introduced in the Commons today (21 June 2018). government intervened to push through the measures offenders will face up to two years in prison with the most serious placed on the sex offenders register A new law making ‘upskirting’ a specific...

    21/06/2018
  8. Typhoon confirmed for 2018 Southport Air Show blackpool

    The jaw dropping Typhoon has been confirmed for the 2018 Southport Air Show. Set to thunder through the skies over ...

    The jaw dropping Typhoon has been confirmed for the 2018 Southport Air Show. Set to thunder through the skies over Southport beach, the Typhoon will perform on the third day of the Air Show (Sunday July 8), rounding off a fantastic three days of aerial and ground displays. The Typhoon...

    20/06/2018
  9. Warning door to door fish sellers could target Lancashire blackpool

    Lancashire County Council Trading Standards is warning people to beware of high-pressure salesmen trying to overcharge them for ...

    Lancashire County Council Trading Standards is warning people to beware of high-pressure salesmen trying to overcharge them for bags full of fresh fish which they don't really want. Every year officers receive complaints about traders who mainly target elderly people, conning them into...

    19/06/2018
  10. Home Secretary statement on medical use of cannabis blackpool

    Sajid Javid announces review of the scheduling of cannabis. With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on ...

    Sajid Javid announces review of the scheduling of cannabis. With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the medical use of cannabis. Over the weekend, I issued an emergency licence to allow Billy Caldwell’s medical team to access cannabis-based medicine to treat...

    19/06/2018
  11. World leading microbeads ban comes into force blackpool

    Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads comes into effect. A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has ...

    Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads comes into effect. A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force today as part of the Government’s world-leading efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment. From today,...

    19/06/2018
  12. 20 million investment to help tackle loneliness blackpool

    Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together The money will go to support programmes that are ...

    Funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together The money will go to support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society Hundreds of thousands of people will be helped to make connections in their communities Charities and community groups will get...

    19/06/2018
  13. Northern taxpayers will be footing bill for strike action blackpool

    Northern taxpayers and passengers will be footing bill for cost of this week's strike action union reveals âRAIL ...

    Northern taxpayers and passengers will be footing bill for cost of this week's strike action union reveals ‎RAIL UNION RMT has called for last ditch talks to resolve this week's strike action as it is revealed northern taxpayers and passengers, and not Northern Rail, are footing the bill for the...

    19/06/2018
  14. Monty Don to open Southport Flower Show blackpool

    Britain's best-known gardening expert, Monty Don, is to open the 2018 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The ...

    Britain's best-known gardening expert, Monty Don, is to open the 2018 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular star, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list this summer after passing on gardening tips to British TV viewers for more than 25 years, will be...

    18/06/2018
  15. Anita Rani Joins the Star Line-Up at Southport Flower Show blackpool

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for ...

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for appearing on BBC shows Countryside and Watchdog, will meet visitors to the show on the opening day in August. The talented broadcaster was a semi-finalist on the 2015...

    18/06/2018
  16. Ambulance service trials new role to give patients the right care closer to home blackpool

    A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. ...

    A new role focused on providing patients with the right care closer to home is being piloted at North West Ambulance Service. The Urgent Care Practitioners are nurses and paramedics who respond to patients who have called 999 but do not need an emergency ambulance and could possibly receive...

    18/06/2018
  17. National Parks review launched blackpool

    Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for ...

    Nearly 70 years after National Parks and AONBs were first established, a new review will ensure designated landscapes are fit for the future. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today committed to conserve and enhance England’s most cherished landscapes as a new review launches into the...

    16/06/2018
  18. Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check blackpool

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS ...

    Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check. Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can...

    16/06/2018
  19. Planned road works in the North West blackpool

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 June but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 June 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...

    16/06/2018
  20. Government acts to make 'upskirting' a specific offence blackpool

    Upskirting is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law ...

    ‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government. Government moves to make ‘upskirting’ a specific criminal offence Worst perpetrators set to face two years in prison Ministers demand the most...

    15/06/2018
  21. Children consume more than a years worth of sugar in 6 months blackpool

    Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum ...

    Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum recommendation. Children in England have already consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). Children aged 4...

    15/06/2018
  22. Brexit Health Alliance warns about the spread of 'super-gonorrhoea' blackpool

    Preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea and other infectious diseases in the UK could be compromised if ...

    Preventing the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘super-gonorrhoea’ and other infectious diseases in the UK could be compromised if we leave the EU’s early warning system after Brexit without an effective replacement. The Brexit Health Alliance – which brings together the NHS, medical research,...

    14/06/2018
  23. Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018 - call for submissions blackpool

    If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a ...

    If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a professional art gallery by taking part in the popular Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018. Amateur and professional artists alike have chance to exhibit at Chapel Gallery...

    14/06/2018
  24. More than 3m lost to ticket fraud in one year prompts a warning from Action Fraud blackpool

    Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total ...

    Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 6,486 reports of ticket fraud. In the same period, the total reported losses to victims were £3,344,835; an average of £568 per victim. With lots of music concerts and sporting events taking place in summer, it is an opportunity...

    14/06/2018
  25. Missing from home Ronald Mark James aka Mark James blackpool

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Ronald Mark James, known as Mark James. Mr James, ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Ronald Mark James, known as Mark James. Mr James, aged 54, who is from St John's Avenue, Haydock was last seen at his home address last night (Sunday, 10 June) at around 11pm. He is described as white, with sandy...

    13/06/2018
  26. Tree Champion to expand England's woodland blackpool

    Sir William Worsley has been appointed to bolster planting rates and grow green spaces. A new Tree Champion to drive ...

    Sir William Worsley has been appointed to bolster planting rates and grow green spaces. A new Tree Champion to drive forward planting rates and prevent the unnecessary felling of street trees has been appointed today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Sir William Worsley, current...

    13/06/2018
  27. Loneliness initiatives cutting emergency hospital admissions by 20 per cent blackpool

    Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds ...

    Extra funding would help councils build on the effective prevention work to tackle loneliness which has saved millions of pounds and cut emergency hospital stays, councils urge. The results of pioneering work by individual councils to tackle loneliness – which can lead to mental health...

    12/06/2018
  28. Food businesses performance on allergens improving blackpool

    Local food businesses have upped their game when selling food containing allergens according to Lancashire County Council Trading ...

    Local food businesses have upped their game when selling food containing allergens according to Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service. Over the past three years the percentage of businesses failing tests for ingredients containing allergens which hadn't been declared on menus...

    12/06/2018
  29. NSPCC and In the Night Garden join forces to raise funds for kids on National Picnic blackpool

    The NSPCC is once again teaming up with the hit childrens television show In the Night Garden for the charitys annual Picnic ...

    The NSPCC is once again teaming up with the hit children’s television show In the Night Garden for the charity’s annual Picnic Party. Picnic parties will be taking place across the country during National Picnic Week, running from June 16 to 24, with families, playgroups and nurseries hosting...

    11/06/2018
  30. Government to launch national detective training programme blackpool

    The Police Now training programme will deliver accelerated training in 12 weeks. Police will be able to boost the number of ...

    The Police Now training programme will deliver accelerated training in 12 weeks. Police will be able to boost the number of detectives by up to 1,000 in the next 5 years following new government funding to develop a national training programme. The Home Office will work with Police Now, an...

    11/06/2018
  31. Missing from home 39-year-old Susan Melia. blackpool

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 39-year-old Susan Melia. Susan was last seen ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 39-year-old Susan Melia. Susan was last seen at around 4.30pm on Friday, 8 June in Brynn Street, St Helens by a relative and has not been seen since. Susan is described as, white, with long red/ginger hair. She...

    10/06/2018
  32. Government steps up the fight against waste criminals blackpool

    Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes another step forward today as Michael Gove announces a comprehensive review to beef ...

    Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes another step forward today as Michael Gove announces a comprehensive review to beef up the government’s approach. Waste criminals act illegally to evade landfill tax, undercut responsible waste disposal businesses, operate illegal waste sites,...

    10/06/2018
  33. Find out about free courses available in libraries blackpool

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available ...

    An exciting range of free courses on everything from computer coding and digital skills, to history and languages, are available for adults and families at Lancashire's libraries. Short taster sessions, as well as longer courses, are on offer for anyone looking to pick up a new skill or...

    08/06/2018
  34. Investigation launched following fatal shooting blackpool

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency ...

    Detectives are appealing for information following a fatal shooting in Netherton yesterday evening, Thursday 7 June. Emergency services were called to Assissian Crescent at around 8pm following reports a male had been shot. On arrival, officers found a 21 year-old male from the Manchester...

    08/06/2018
  35. World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed blackpool

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea ...

    World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed. Government launches consultation to protect rare sea life and threatened marine habitats around the English coast. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today set out plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation...

    08/06/2018
  36. Over 1.5 million people were destitute in the UK in 2017 blackpool

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is ...

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling for the redesign of the social security system to ensure that nobody in the UK is left without the bare essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry, and keep clean. Today’s report found that more than one and a half million people...

    07/06/2018

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