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  1. Government launches new Office for Product Safety and Standards preston

    The new office will further enhance the UKís world-leading product safety system and give consumers the highest ever levels of ...

    The new office will further enhance the UK’s world-leading product safety system and give consumers the highest ever levels of protection. The government has today (21 January 2018) announced the creation of a new national oversight body tasked with identifying consumer risks and managing...

    21/01/2018
  2. People with hidden disabilities could enjoy new freedom with Blue Badge changes preston

    People with hidden disabilities could soon have greater access to blue badges under new plans from Transport Minister Jesse Norman ...

    People with hidden disabilities could soon have greater access to blue badges under new plans from Transport Minister Jesse Norman today (21 January 2018). The proposals, which would herald the most significant changes since the blue badge was introduced in 1970, would help remove barriers...

    21/01/2018
  3. Missing mans car found in Ambleside preston

    Merseyside Police is again appealing for information to help trace a missing 50-year-old man from Kirkby, Merseyside, after his ...

    Merseyside Police is again appealing for information to help trace a missing 50-year-old man from Kirkby, Merseyside, after his black Renault Megan car was located in Ambleside. Colin Bamber was last seen on 3 January 2018, on Tithebarn Lane, Kirkby. Extensive enquiries have been...

    20/01/2018
  4. Security in our court and tribunal buildings preston

    Customer advice on what items canít be taken into a court or tribunal. We want HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) ...

    Customer advice on what items can’t be taken into a court or tribunal. We want HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to be a safe and secure environment for all our users. To avoid delays, speed up entry, and to ensure people’s safety, the following articles should not be brought into HMCTS...

    20/01/2018
  5. National award for Myplace preston

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and The Lancashire Wildlife Trust bagged an award at the first national, Children and Young ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and The Lancashire Wildlife Trust bagged an award at the first national, Children and Young People Mental Health (CYPMH) Awards ceremony which was held to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working in mental health. The Trust’s were...

    19/01/2018
  6. European culture anniversary is a capital celebration preston

    Get ready for a bumper year as Liverpool celebrates being a cultural capital. Ten years since the game-changing year as ...

    Get ready for a bumper year as Liverpool celebrates being a cultural capital. Ten years since the game-changing year as European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is marking the milestone with a programme of exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects which will shine an international...

    19/01/2018
  7. Missing from home Anthony Fisher Jones preston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing a 32 year-old man missing from home in Aintree. Anthony Fisher Jones was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing a 32 year-old man missing from home in Aintree. Anthony Fisher Jones was last seen on Taunton Drive at 8.30am on Wednesday 17th January. He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build with short dark brown hair and stubble. ...

    19/01/2018
  8. Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need preston

    New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in ...

    New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need. Raising education standards by supporting underperforming schools and offering young people more opportunities to make the best of their lives...

    19/01/2018
  9. Lancashire Police launches Alexa bulletins preston

    Lancashire Constabulary is now streaming daily briefings straight to peopleís homes with the launch of a new voice activated app. ...

    Lancashire Constabulary is now streaming daily briefings straight to people¬ís homes with the launch of a new voice activated app. Amazon Alexa users can sign up to receive the latest news and information from the constabulary directly to their smart speaker. The free skill ¬Ė...

    18/01/2018
  10. UK flu levels remain high according to PHE statistics preston

    Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK. The latest Public health England (PHE) report ...

    Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK. The latest Public health England (PHE) report published at 14:00 today shows that seasonal flu activity levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK but various indicators show the rate of increase...

    18/01/2018
  11. Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England preston

    Legal requirement for all bird keepers in England to follow strict biosecurity measures. A bird flu prevention zone has ...

    Legal requirement for all bird keepers in England to follow strict biosecurity measures. A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed today. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to...

    18/01/2018
  12. Support for Young Carers Awareness Day preston

    Lancashire County Council is backing Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 25 January. This national day recognises the ...

    Lancashire County Council is backing Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 25 January. This national day recognises the 700,000 children and young people under 18 years old in the UK who provide care and support to someone in their family who is ill, has a disability or misuses substances....

    18/01/2018
  13. Aliens, vertigo, and a Glasgow nightclub included in this yearís expenses and excuses preston

    Every year, following the 31 January Self Assessment (SA) deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives a number of imaginative ...

    Every year, following the 31 January Self Assessment (SA) deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives a number of imaginative and intriguing excuses for not completing tax returns on time. Each year also sees some widely optimistic expense claims. Recent excuses include: 1. I...

    18/01/2018
  14. NWAS continues to support patients to Stay Well This Winter preston

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has continued on its mission to help people stay well this winter by handing out a leaflet ...

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has continued on its mission to help people stay well this winter by handing out a leaflet containing winter wellbeing advice to patients travelling on the Patient Transport Service (PTS). From late September and throughout October, PTS staff helped kick...

    18/01/2018
  15. New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife preston

    New guidelines published today show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, ...

    New guidelines published today show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline in the North West and the rest of the UK. ¬ĎHomes for people and wildlife - how to build...

    18/01/2018
  16. First MoT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety preston

    Ministers put road safety first as they today (18 January 2017) decided to maintain the period before a carís first MoT test at 3 ...

    Ministers put road safety first as they today (18 January 2017) decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years. The move comes after a Department for Transport consultation last year to consider changing the wait before the first test to 4 years. Most of those...

    18/01/2018
  17. Dangerous man wanted on recall to prison preston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a Walton man who is wanted on a recall to prison. 38-year-old John ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to find a Walton man who is wanted on a recall to prison. 38-year-old John Croston from Grey Road is wanted after recently breaching his licence conditions following release from prison in 2014 after serving a sentence for the offence of grievous...

    17/01/2018
  18. PM commits to government-wide drive to tackle loneliness preston

    Today (Wednesday 17 January) the Prime Minister will set out how government is tackling loneliness and combating social isolation. ...

    Today (Wednesday 17 January) the Prime Minister will set out how government is tackling loneliness and combating social isolation. She will announce that the government is accepting a series of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. The Prime Minister will host a reception...

    17/01/2018
  19. Improvements being made to Special Educational Needs and Disability service preston

    Improvements are being made to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service in Lancashire following an inspection ...

    Improvements are being made to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service in Lancashire following an inspection by Ofsted. Inspectors found areas of weakness in the local area's practice during a visit in November. But they also said the service, which is run jointly by...

    17/01/2018
  20. Cabinet to consider new library, museums and archives fees and loan charges preston

    Cabinet to consider new library, museums and archives fees and loan charges Lancashire County Council's cabinet will consider a ...

    Cabinet to consider new library, museums and archives fees and loan charges Lancashire County Council's cabinet will consider a proposal to increase fees and charges in libraries, museums and archives at its meeting on Thursday 18 January. Library reservation fees have not been increased...

    17/01/2018
  21. Local NHS encourages residents to have their say on assisted conception services preston

    NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South ...

    NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region. The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their...

    17/01/2018
  22. 170 operations a day to remove rotten teeth in children preston

    New figures show there were nearly 43,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year Ė equating to ...

    New figures show there were nearly 43,000 hospital operations to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year ¬Ė equating to 170 a day ¬Ė prompting council leaders to call for urgent action to tackle sugar. The Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales,...

    16/01/2018
  23. Lancashire welcomes transport revolution proposed by Transport for the North preston

    Lancashire County Council has welcomed a new transport plan which sets out an ambitious vision for transforming connections across ...

    Lancashire County Council has welcomed a new transport plan which sets out an ambitious vision for transforming connections across the north of England. The county council is a founding member of Transport for the North which today published its draft Strategic Transport Plan, making the case...

    16/01/2018
  24. Man charged with six counts of robbery after armed raids in Lancashire preston

    Detectives have charged a man with a string of robberies at convenience stores across Lancashire. Andrew Christopher Tomlinson, ...

    Detectives have charged a man with a string of robberies at convenience stores across Lancashire. Andrew Christopher Tomlinson, 32, of no fixed address, was arrested in London, following extensive enquiries by Lancashire Police. Tomlinson is charged with six counts of robbery following raids...

    16/01/2018
  25. Tax-Free Childcare opens to children under 9 preston

    Childcare scheme now available to parents of under 9s. In April 2017 HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free ...

    Childcare scheme now available to parents of under 9s. In April 2017 HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children. Today, Tax-Free...

    16/01/2018
  26. First Batch of Traders for the New Preston Markets Announced preston

    Customers can look forward to shopping with their favourite traders alongside some new faces when the stunning new Market Hall ...

    Customers can look forward to shopping with their favourite traders alongside some new faces when the stunning new Market Hall opens in February next year. Traditional butchers, fishmongers, dairy and fruit and veg stalls will be found in the shape of familiar traders including Livesey’s...

    16/01/2018
  27. UK fighter jets intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace preston

    RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth to monitor two Russian planes approaching UK ...

    RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth to monitor two Russian planes approaching UK airspace. The Russian Blackjack Tupolev Tu-160 long-range bombers were not talking to air traffic control, making them a hazard to all other aviation. The RAF worked...

    16/01/2018
  28. Gritters in action as snow and ice is forecast preston

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

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county. Ice and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions, particularly over higher routes. People are...

    15/01/2018
  29. New steps to tackle illegal waste and fly-tipping announced preston

    New steps have been announced to tackle problem waste sites, while a consultation will further help deal with crime and poor ...

    New steps have been announced to tackle problem waste sites, while a consultation will further help deal with crime and poor performance in the waste sector. New powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime will be granted, and further action opened for consultation in a crack-down on...

    15/01/2018
  30. Measles outbreaks confirmed in 5 areas across UK preston

    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 5 areas of England. Latest update. As of 9 January, there have been 34 confirmed cases in West Yorkshire, 29 confirmed cases in Cheshire and...

    15/01/2018
  31. Banks and building societies start immigration status checks. preston

    Banks and building societies have started carrying out checks on the immigration status of all personal current account holders ...

    Banks and building societies have started carrying out checks on the immigration status of all personal current account holders under government measures to encourage those in the UK illegally to leave. The checks will be done against the details of known illegal migrants which the Home Office...

    15/01/2018
  32. Missing Fylde man preston

    Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who is currently missing from the Fylde area. Christopher Hughes, 35, was ...

    Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who is currently missing from the Fylde area. Christopher Hughes, 35, was last seen in Wharles at 11pm on Friday night (January 12th). He is described as 6ft 1ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair and talks with a North West...

    15/01/2018
  33. The CLA reacts to Governmentís 25 Year Environmental Plan preston

    The CLA responds to the Governmentís 25 Year Environment Plan, published this morning (https://www.gov.uk/government ...

    The CLA responds to the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, published this morning (https://www.gov.uk/government /news/governments-vision-for-a -greener-future-launched) The CLA represents 30,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses in England and Wales. Its members own or manage more...

    15/01/2018
  34. Group visits to Martin Mere preston

    Winter is a great time of year to bring your group to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Martin Mere offers unforgettable days ...

    Winter is a great time of year to bring your group to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Martin Mere offers unforgettable days out where your group can take it easy while getting close to fantastic wildlife. There’s something for everyone from hand feeding rare birds to spotting kingfishers,...

    15/01/2018
  35. Card surcharge ban means no more nasty surprises for shoppers preston

    Hidden charges for paying with a debit or credit card will be banned from today (13 January). Hidden charges for paying ...

    Hidden charges for paying with a debit or credit card will be banned from today (13 January). Hidden charges for paying with a debit or credit card will be banned from today (13 January), helping millions of UK consumers to avoid rip-off fees when spending their hard-earned money. ...

    13/01/2018
  36. The search is on for a local four-legged star to appear in Legally Blonde the Musical preston

    Producers of a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical are on the hunt for ...

    Producers of a major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical are on the hunt for four-legged stars across the UK and Ireland! Legally Blonde is at the Liverpool Empire from 5th to 9th June.

    12/01/2018

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