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  1. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years preston

    New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years. Boost for ...

    New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years. New cars and motorcycles could no longer require an MOT for the first 4 years on the road under plans to save...

    22/01/2017
  2. Planned road works in the North West preston

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and 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...

    21/01/2017
  3. Recruitment opens for Britains best summer jobs preston

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save ...

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save lives. Recruitment has opened nationally for this summer’s crop of beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI’s aim...

    20/01/2017
  4. Let's Go Green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity preston

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the ...

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the fundraising fun. The Still Open All Hours and Benidorm star is leading the way in turning green as part of a £15 million Appeal to help build Liverpool's first...

    20/01/2017
  5. 14m Boost for Adult Social Care Providers preston

    Lancashire County Council is proposing to increase the amount it pays a wide range of adult social care providers by £14m, ...

    Lancashire County Council is proposing to increase the amount it pays a wide range of adult social care providers by £14m, to reflect the increased costs they are facing in delivering their services. The county council supports around 25,000 adults in the community and in residential care, at...

    20/01/2017
  6. Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks preston

    Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year's Stonewall World Equality ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year's Stonewall World Equality Index (WEI). Stonewall was founded in 1989, and since then has been at the forefront of unprecedented social and legal advancement for lesbian, gay and bisexual people...

    19/01/2017
  7. North West Puddle Jumping Championships. preston

    Dress up warm and get your wellies on this February half term as WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre hosts the third North West Puddle ...

    Dress up warm and get your wellies on this February half term as WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre hosts the third North West Puddle Jumping Championships. The event, from 11th to 19st February, is encouraging children of all ages to get out into the fresh air and have fun jumping in puddles,...

    19/01/2017
  8. North West Ambulance Service requires improvement. preston

    CQC rating for North West Ambulance Service. Health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its ...

    CQC rating for North West Ambulance Service. Health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report following a planned week long inspection of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust in May 2016. This is the first CQC inspection of NWAS to be rated...

    19/01/2017
  9. BTP statement regarding viewing pornography on the railway network preston

    BTP are aware there has been some discussion in the media recently about people watching pornography on public transport and ...

    BTP are aware there has been some discussion in the media recently about people watching pornography on public transport and whether transport groups or the police can do anything about this. If you feel uncomfortable or distressed by someone who is looking at pornography on the railway, we want...

    19/01/2017
  10. Appeal For Information Following M62 RTC preston

    Merseyside Polices roads policing unit are appealing for information following an RTC on M62 westbound Wednesday, 18 January. ...

    Merseyside Police’s roads policing unit are appealing for information following an RTC on M62 westbound Wednesday, 18 January. The incident happened at around 6.50am between junctions eight towards seven, when a black Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with a tree. The female driver was taken to...

    19/01/2017
  11. Man wanted in connection with assault preston

    A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of ...

    A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault. Police want to find Andrew McNair, 24, of Willow Hey, Skelmersdale, after a woman was attacked in the town in December. The victim suffered a fractured jaw and damaged teeth during the assault. McNair is...

    18/01/2017
  12. Government backs Homelessness Bill with 48 million for councils preston

    Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. ...

    Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes. Councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness, Local Government Minister...

    18/01/2017
  13. Councils respond to 1.2 billion local roads funding allocations for 2017/18 preston

    Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to ...

    Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman at the LGA, responds to the announcement on how £1.2 billion in roads funding to councils will be allocated in 2017/18. "Funding for roads maintenance is desperately needed and the money announced today will help councils tackle some of the growing...

    18/01/2017
  14. Lancashire Constabulary police with pride preston

    Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried Police with Pride ...

    Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried ‘Police with Pride’ immediate response car. The car, which will be fully operational, will be based in the county’s west division at Blackpool and used 24/7 by the immediate response team. The...

    17/01/2017
  15. Appeal for information after Preston bar attack preston

    Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after an assault at a Preston bar. Detectives hope the man can ...

    Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after an assault at a Preston bar. Detectives hope the man can assist with their enquiries after a 38-year-old male was injured at the Beachcomber bar in Fox Street on December 29. Around 1.45am, the victim, from Bamber Bridge, was in...

    17/01/2017
  16. NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care preston

    NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care NHS teams from across the North of England have named North ...

    NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care NHS teams from across the North of England have named North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) as ‘The Trust We Learned the Most From’ after an eight week ‘Action on A&E’ project organised by NHS Improvement. An Outstanding...

    17/01/2017
  17. New vehicle tax rates preston

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April ...

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017. Here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  18. Better support for bereaved families preston

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised ...

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April...

    16/01/2017
  19. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision preston

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street. A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds...

    16/01/2017
  20. Planned road works in the North West preston

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 January and 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...

    14/01/2017
  21. Man dies following collision on M6 preston

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around 11.45pm Thursday, January 12 a BMW 635D was travelling southbound in the third lane when it lost control and collided with the nearside barrier. It spun back into the path of...

    14/01/2017
  22. Online applications for primary school places will close soon preston

    Don't forget, the closing date for online primary school place applications is this Sunday, 15 January. The quickest and ...

    Don't forget, the closing date for online primary school place applications is this Sunday, 15 January. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, via the county council's website - last year, 95% of parents used this method. Staff at Lancashire County Council are keen to remind...

    13/01/2017
  23. Name a Swan at Martin Mere preston

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily swan feeds at 3pm and 3.30pm. Over the next two months, Martin Mere is running a competition for our visitors to name swan ‘PD5’. Reserve Manager, Tom Clare,...

    13/01/2017
  24. A Happy New Year for health and social care in Lancashire? preston

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. ...

    2017 will be a make or break year for the NHS and Local Government, says Mike Wedgeworth, Chair of Healthwatch Lancashire. In 2016, we produced reports which showed that: * * Accident and Emergency departments are under huge pressure, due both to increased demand and staff...

    13/01/2017
  25. Government allocates 1.2 billion roads funding to councils preston

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial ...

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial year, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has announced. The funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National...

    13/01/2017
  26. Preston Amounderness Rotary Club donates 1,900 to Rainbow House preston

    Preston Amounderness Rotary Club have donated £1,900 to Rainbow House for the purchase of a specialist treadmill which is ...

    Preston Amounderness Rotary Club have donated £1,900 to Rainbow House for the purchase of a specialist treadmill which is already having a positive impact on the lives of the young people helped by the conductive education centre. During a visit to the charity based in Mawdesley, the Club’s...

    12/01/2017
  27. Men come out top in battle of the taxes preston

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the ...

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the taxes once again - but only just. In 2014-15, 235 late tax returns for every 10,000 were submitted by women, but they were beaten by a tiny margin of just three, because...

    12/01/2017
  28. Disruption to Lancashire's rail network preston

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services ...

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services will operate during these weekends and passengers are urged to plan ahead and check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk. During the closures, work will take...

    12/01/2017
  29. LJLA sees 2016 passenger numbers take off with 11% growth preston

    A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 ...

    A busier than expected December for Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) helped take total passenger figures for 2016 to over 4.8 million – an increase of 11% compared to 2015 and the highest levels for five years. The busy Christmas and New Year holiday period saw December’s passenger...

    12/01/2017
  30. Dont become a statistic in 2017 Coastguard issues warning after series of rescues preston

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a ...

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK Coast safely. By following these simple safety tips people can enjoy the coast...

    12/01/2017
  31. Gritters get ready for wintry weather preston

    Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days The Met Office has issued yellow ...

    Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for snow on Thursday and Friday this week, with snow showers possible throughout the county on Thursday and possible snow, sleet and hail showers on Friday,...

    11/01/2017
  32. Stolen bank cards used in Preston preston

    Do you recognise these people? We want to speak to them after a stolen credit card and bank card were used to make payments at ...

    Do you recognise these people? We want to speak to them after a stolen credit card and bank card were used to make payments at various stores in Preston City Centre last month. The cards were taken from an unlocked car parked on a driveway at an address on Bluebell Way in Bamber Bridge...

    11/01/2017
  33. CCTV appeal launched after Preston bar assaults preston

    Detectives are appealing for information following a double assault at a Preston bar. Macs Web Officers were called after ...

    Detectives are appealing for information following a double assault at a Preston bar. Macs Web Officers were called after two men reported being attacked at Macs in Friargate around 2.35am on Friday, December 23. The attackers were ejected from the bar and the victims, aged 20 and from...

    11/01/2017
  34. Health checks could save your life say councils preston

    Having a health check could save your life say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart ...

    Having a health check could save your life – say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart attacks and strokes. The Local Government Association says regular health checks – which are commissioned by councils as part of their public health duties - are saving...

    11/01/2017
  35. Local Health Provider Receives Good CQC Rating preston

    Lancashires Health and Wellbeing provider has received a rating of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a full ...

    Lancashire’s Health and Wellbeing provider has received a rating of good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a full comprehensive inspection in September 2016. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ by the CQC, which has also acknowledged the progress and...

    11/01/2017
  36. Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips Recalled. preston

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not ...

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya. ...

    10/01/2017

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