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  1. New tool developed to tackle online child grooming wickford

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual ...

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has hailed a new anti-grooming tool as an important weapon in the fight against online child sexual exploitation. Engineers from some of the world’s biggest tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter, worked for 2 days at a hackathon in the...

    14/11/2018
  2. Benidorm Live at the Liverpool Empire wickford

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of Benidorm Live at the Liverpool Empire. The tears were running down my face it was so ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of Benidorm Live at the Liverpool Empire. The tears were running down my face it was so funny. From the moment the show’s theme music strikes up the audience are up for it. There are panto-sized cheers for every entrance, from Sherrie Hewson’s brittle...

    13/11/2018
  3. Public Health England warns travellers of rabies risk wickford

    PHE is reminding travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when travelling to rabies affected countries due to the risk ...

    PHE is reminding travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when travelling to rabies affected countries due to the risk of catching the disease. This reminder comes after a UK resident sadly died after becoming infected with rabies following a cat bite during a visit to Morocco. There...

    12/11/2018
  4. A man and woman have died following a serious collision on the M6. wickford

    Police were called around 9.55pm yesterday (Sunday, November 11), following reports of an accident close to Junction 31a. An ...

    Police were called around 9.55pm yesterday (Sunday, November 11), following reports of an accident close to Junction 31a. An Audi A4 car travelling northbound had been involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Vectra car. The Vauxhall then collided with a Volkswagen Transporter, which in turn...

    12/11/2018
  5. Funding boost for vulnerable female offenders in the community wickford

    Twelve organisations across the country who are doing excellent work to help divert women away from crime and reduce reoffending, ...

    Twelve organisations across the country who are doing excellent work to help divert women away from crime and reduce reoffending, have been awarded a share of £3.3 million by the Ministry of Justice. £3.3 million awarded to 12 organisations in first wave of community services investment Funding...

    09/11/2018
  6. Small Talk Saves Lives - Commuters and public acting to help prevent suicide wickford

    Figures released today (7 November) show a 20% increase* in the number of times the public has acted to prevent suicide in the ...

    Figures released today (7 November) show a 20% increase* in the number of times the public has acted to prevent suicide in the rail environment. Following the launch of Small Talk Saves Lives by Samaritans in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), Network Rail and the wider rail...

    07/11/2018
  7. Government increases funding for rape and sexual abuse victims wickford

    Specialist rape and sexual abuse support services will receive a £800,000 (10%) boost to help more victims across England ...

    Specialist rape and sexual abuse support services will receive a £800,000 (10%) boost to help more victims across England and Wales under government plans announced today (Wednesday 7 November 2018). Over 150,000 sexual offences were recorded by police last year with 1 in 5 women having...

    07/11/2018
  8. New government action announced to tackle online child sexual abuse wickford

    The Home Secretary announces action ahead of meeting with tech giants in the US to discuss their progress in tackling child sexual ...

    The Home Secretary announces action ahead of meeting with tech giants in the US to discuss their progress in tackling child sexual exploitation. Home Secretary Sajid Javid will travel to Silicon Valley this week to assess the progress tech giants are making in eradicating online child sexual...

    07/11/2018
  9. Public gives their thoughts and aspirations for New Mersey Ferry plans wickford

    A public consultation ahead of the commissioning of the first new Mersey Ferry in over 60 years has provided valuable feedback ...

    A public consultation ahead of the commissioning of the first new Mersey Ferry in over 60 years has provided valuable feedback that will help inform the upcoming tender process. Merseytravel would like to thank the 1,500 plus participants who took part in the consultation, answering questions...

    06/11/2018
  10. Man sought after station staff assaulted wickford

    Do you recognise this man? Officers would like to speak to him after members of staff were assaulted at two Liverpool train ...

    Do you recognise this man? Officers would like to speak to him after members of staff were assaulted at two Liverpool train stations. On 15 October at approximately 8pm, a man was refused travel at Liverpool Central station because he was deemed to be too intoxicated. He became...

    05/11/2018
  11. Couple convicted after death of toddler wickford

    TWO people have been convicted of causing or allowing the death of a nineteen-month old girl. Ellie May Minshull-Coyle died ...

    TWO people have been convicted of causing or allowing the death of a nineteen-month old girl. Ellie May Minshull-Coyle died after she was caged and forcibly restrained inside a cot at her home in Lostock Hall. A jury at Liverpool Crown Court heard how on the night of March 22nd/23rd 2017...

    05/11/2018
  12. 2.6 million to improve lives of LGBT people wickford

    More school children will be protected from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying following a £1 million extension ...

    More school children will be protected from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying following a £1 million extension to a successful programme as part of the government’s LGBT Action Plan, Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt said today. The money will be used to provide...

    04/11/2018
  13. First shale gas produced from Preston New Road wickford

    Cuadrilla announced today that it has begun to see natural gas flow to the surface from its shale exploration well at the Preston ...

    Cuadrilla announced today that it has begun to see natural gas flow to the surface from its shale exploration well at the Preston New Road site. The gas returned to surface, along with water being recycled from the shale rock, after hydraulic fracturing a small section of the shale surrounding the...

    02/11/2018
  14. New law supports all families who suffer the loss of a child wickford

    New workplace rights to give paid leave to those who have suffered the loss of a child and ensure they are treated compassionately ...

    New workplace rights to give paid leave to those who have suffered the loss of a child and ensure they are treated compassionately by employers were set out by the government today. Recognising that the law needs to cater for a variety of family circumstances, the government has confirmed that...

    02/11/2018
  15. Thousands more school children receiving a nutritious breakfast wickford

    Five hundred new or improved breakfast clubs signed up since March under government-funded programme worth up to £26 ...

    Five hundred new or improved breakfast clubs signed up since March under government-funded programme worth up to £26 million. Thousands more children across the country are now getting a healthy and nutritious start to the day at a new or improved school breakfast club, the Children and...

    02/11/2018
  16. Stronger protection from violence for NHS staff wickford

    The NHS violence reduction strategy includes measures to better protect staff and prosecute offenders more easily. Secretary of ...

    The NHS violence reduction strategy includes measures to better protect staff and prosecute offenders more easily. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock is announcing the first ever NHS violence reduction strategy. The new, zero-tolerance approach aims to protect the NHS...

    01/11/2018
  17. Phase 2 of a programme of platform upgrades starts in November wickford

    A programme of platform upgrades to prepare the Merseyrail network for the arrival of new, state of the art trains in 2020 has ...

    A programme of platform upgrades to prepare the Merseyrail network for the arrival of new, state of the art trains in 2020 has begun. Phase 1 is underway and progressing well as Network Rail makes vital upgrades to platforms and realigns track on the Ormskirk Line. Phase 2 will take place...

    01/11/2018
  18. Local Choirs urged to sing for the NSPCC at Liverpool ONE wickford

    The NSPCC is calling on local choirs and performers of all abilities, both professional and amateur, to help the charitys ...

    The NSPCC is calling on local choirs and performers of all abilities, both professional and amateur, to help the charity’s Christmas Appeal this year, to shine a “Light for every childhood.” Liverpool ONE has formed a partnership with the NSPCC to help make Christmas magical for even more...

    01/11/2018
  19. Water companies can do more to help cash-strapped households wickford

    More than half a million low-income households are now receiving financial help to reduce their water bills, according to the ...

    More than half a million low-income households are now receiving financial help to reduce their water bills, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater). But the Watchdog Water has warned that about three-quarters of nearly 3 million customers who say their water bills are...

    31/10/2018
  20. Government launches new national hate crime awareness campaign wickford

    A new nationwide hate crime campaign aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of what constitutes a hate crime has been ...

    A new nationwide hate crime campaign aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of what constitutes a hate crime has been launched by the government. The campaign has been developed in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime...

    31/10/2018
  21. Police appeal for missing 15 year old girl wickford

    Police are appealing for information to help find a missing teenage girl originally from the Merseyside area but missing from the ...

    Police are appealing for information to help find a missing teenage girl originally from the Merseyside area but missing from the Shropshire area. 15-year-old Kia Boyd was last seen at Stiperstones in Shropshire at around 12pm on Saturday, 27 October and has not been heard from since. ...

    31/10/2018
  22. James Lawler missing from home wickford

    Police are appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old boy who is missing from his home in Liverpool. James Lawler, was ...

    Police are appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old boy who is missing from his home in Liverpool. James Lawler, was last seen at around 1pm in the Liverpool area on 14th October 2018. He is described as being a white male, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build with light brown hair. He speaks...

    30/10/2018
  23. Applications for Merseyrail Sound Station semester 2 are now open wickford

    Merseyrail Sound Station is calling out for musicians to get involved in the second semester of the all-new artist development ...

    Merseyrail Sound Station is calling out for musicians to get involved in the second semester of the all-new artist development programme. After the success of semester one, which culminated in a live showcase in partnership with BBC Music Day at the end of September, musicians on Merseyside...

    28/10/2018
  24. German President to lay Wreath at Cenotaph Service wickford

    The German President will attend the UKs commemorations for the centenary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance ...

    The German President will attend the UK’s commemorations for the centenary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance Sunday. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the German people in an historic act of reconciliation. It will be the first...

    28/10/2018
  25. Fracking suspended after another micro seismic event of 0.76ML wickford

    A micro seismic event of 0.76ML (local magnitude) was detected just after 11.30am this morning at Cuadrillas shale gas ...

    A micro seismic event of 0.76ML (local magnitude) was detected just after 11.30am this morning at Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. Cuadrilla was hydraulically fracturing the shale rock adjacent to a horizontal well at the time and the...

    26/10/2018
  26. British public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams wickford

    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and The Royal British Legion (RBL) are urging members of the British public to be extra ...

    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and The Royal British Legion (RBL) are urging members of the British public to be extra vigilant when buying poppy merchandise for Remembrance this year. Their donations are intended to support Armed Forces community men, women, veterans and their families....

    26/10/2018
  27. 73 arrested as national modern slavery crackdown targets sexual exploitation wickford

    More than 90 potential victims of slavery have been identified and 73 people arrested following a fortnight of law enforcement ...

    More than 90 potential victims of slavery have been identified and 73 people arrested following a fortnight of law enforcement activity targeting modern slavery and human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. The co-ordinated action which took place in September was led by...

    26/10/2018
  28. Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity wickford

    The government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the ...

    The government has announced a new programme to develop local solutions to childhood obesity that can be shared across the country. The government is asking local authorities to apply to its Trailblazer programme, in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA). Speaking at the...

    25/10/2018
  29. An STI is diagnosed in a young person every 4 minutes in England wickford

    Latest statistics from Public Health England (PHE) show that a case of chlamydia or gonorrhoea is diagnosed in a young person ...

    Latest statistics from Public Health England (PHE) show that a case of chlamydia or gonorrhoea is diagnosed in a young person every 4 minutes in England. There were over 144,000 diagnoses of these sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in people aged 15 to 24 in 2017. PHE’s ‘Protect Against...

    25/10/2018
  30. Nation's bells to ring out together to mark Armistice Centenary wickford

    On 11 November 2018, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and ...

    On 11 November 2018, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the country. On 11 November 2018, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and...

    25/10/2018
  31. UK seizes more than 2 million of fake medicines wickford

    A crackdown on fake medicines and medical devices by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has netted a ...

    A crackdown on fake medicines and medical devices by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has netted a haul of more than 1 million doses worth in excess of £2 million. The seizures were part of Interpol’s globally coordinated Operation Pangea initiative involving...

    24/10/2018
  32. Fracking halted after 0.4 earth tremor wickford

    Fracking was halted last night after a tremor at Cuadrilla's site near Blackpool. A seismic event with a magnitude of 0.4 ...

    Fracking was halted last night after a tremor at Cuadrilla's site near Blackpool. A seismic event with a magnitude of 0.4 on the Richter Scale was detected in Lancashire today close to where the energy firm is fracking for gas in shale rock. Because it coincided with pumping operations...

    24/10/2018
  33. Leyland man missing from home wickford

    Have you seen Ryan Kennedy? Concern is growing for the 25-year-old who is missing from home in Leyland. Ryan was last ...

    Have you seen Ryan Kennedy? Concern is growing for the 25-year-old who is missing from home in Leyland. Ryan was last seen at 6am on 23rd October in the St Annes Road area of Leyland. He is described as being 5ft 7in tall of medium build with short brown hair.

    24/10/2018
  34. Police appeal for information after man breaches bail conditions wickford

    Police are appealing for information to find a man who we would like to speak to after he breached his bail conditions. ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a man who we would like to speak to after he breached his bail conditions. 22-year-old Brandon Curtis McAllister has bail conditions with a tag and has a curfew to remain at his home address between the hours of 9pm and 6am daily. Extensive...

    24/10/2018
  35. 'Rock Of Ages' at the Liverpool Empire wickford

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the smash hit musical 'Rock Of Ages' at the Liverpool Empire. The musical is ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the smash hit musical 'Rock Of Ages' at the Liverpool Empire. The musical is loud,funny and has rock music to suit all tastes. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the...

    24/10/2018
  36. Keep Antibiotics Working campaign returns wickford

    New data shows that over 3 million surgeries and cancer treatments may become life threatening without antibiotics. The ...

    New data shows that over 3 million surgeries and cancer treatments may become life threatening without antibiotics. The ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign returns to alert the public to the risks of antibiotic resistance, urging them to always take their doctor, nurse or healthcare...

    23/10/2018

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