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  1. Hot weather health warnings ashton-in-makerfield

    Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England . Latest ...

    Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England . Latest update After a brief respite, heatwave alerts have again been issued to warn people of likely hot weather in large parts on England over the next few days. Dr Thomas...

    13/07/2018
  2. A boon for bees as Environment Agency trials pollinator project ashton-in-makerfield

    The project seeks to provide and protect valuable habitat for bees. The beloved bumblebee is one of dozens of species set ...

    The project seeks to provide and protect valuable habitat for bees. The beloved bumblebee is one of dozens of species set to benefit from an Environment Agency project to improve habitat for pollinators. A pioneering pilot scheme in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire sees Environment...

    12/07/2018
  3. Open HMRC - Alexa helps Tax Credits customers ashton-in-makerfield

    New and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by 31 July, has today been ...

    New and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by 31 July, has today been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC has developed a customer-focused service via Amazon Alexa. Specifically for those seeking help with their tax credits...

    11/07/2018
  4. Thousands of children counselled for eating disorders ashton-in-makerfield

    Thousands of children counselled for eating disorders driven by mental health and body image worries 22% rise in Childline ...

    Thousands of children counselled for eating disorders driven by mental health and body image worries 22% rise in Childline counselling sessions about eating disorders and eating problems since 2016/17 Thousands of children struggling with mental health difficulties are also seeking help for...

    11/07/2018
  5. One in three people who die in hospital could spend their final days at home ashton-in-makerfield

    As many as one in three people who die in hospital could spend their final days at home or in more appropriate care settings, but ...

    As many as one in three people who die in hospital could spend their final days at home or in more appropriate care settings, but only if the government is prepared to increase investment in community-based health and social care, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy...

    10/07/2018
  6. The Play That Goes Wrong at the Liverpool Empire ashton-in-makerfield

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the highly acclaimed "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Liverpool Empire. The ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the highly acclaimed "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Liverpool Empire. The audience was in stitches from the beginning as anything that could go wrong did. It was like Fawlty Towers and Some Mothers Do Have Them all rolled into one. The Cornley...

    10/07/2018
  7. Tougher laser misuse laws come into force ashton-in-makerfield

    Offenders will face much tougher penalties of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. New laws introducing tough ...

    Offenders will face much tougher penalties of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. New laws introducing tough penalties for people who target vehicles including train, planes, cars and boats with lasers come into force today (10 July 2018). The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act means...

    10/07/2018
  8. Hospital helipad sees 114 landings in first year ashton-in-makerfield

    A £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital has seen 114 landings in its first year. The helipad, which was funded by ...

    A £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital has seen 114 landings in its first year. The helipad, which was funded by the HELP Appeal and received its first patients on 3rd July 2017, means it now takes a matter of seconds to transfer some of the region’s most seriously ill patients to the...

    09/07/2018
  9. Hive of activity to raise awareness of Bees' Needs ashton-in-makerfield

    Bees' Needs Week is back for the third year running from 9 - 15 July. The Environment Secretary Michael Gove will attend the ...

    Bees' Needs Week is back for the third year running from 9 - 15 July. The Environment Secretary Michael Gove will attend the launch of Bees’ Needs Week today on Carnaby Street, which has been renamed ‘Carnabee Street’ to raise awareness of the campaign. Defra has partnered with Carnaby...

    09/07/2018
  10. Watch out for these fake Argos texts offering refunds ashton-in-makerfield

    These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that youre owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing ...

    These fake text messages purport to be from Argos and claim that you’re owed a refund. The link in the messages lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information, as well as payment details. Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in...

    08/07/2018
  11. Government plans renewed action to tackle hate crime ashton-in-makerfield

    Funding for police call handlers and roundtables mark intent to stamp out abuse and support victims. Police call handlers will ...

    Funding for police call handlers and roundtables mark intent to stamp out abuse and support victims. Police call handlers will be offered specialist training on how to give hate crime victims the vital support they need when reporting an incident. The programme will help call handlers to...

    06/07/2018
  12. Bat and Barn Owl Nights ashton-in-makerfield

    Popular Bat and Barn Owl nights return to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer. Every Friday in August (10th, 17th, 24th ...

    Popular Bat and Barn Owl nights return to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer. Every Friday in August (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st) join our reserve team and bat expert for this unique experience. The evening starts at 8pm until 11pm, with a walk out on the Marsh to search for barn owls...

    06/07/2018
  13. Stay Safe Abroad this Summer ashton-in-makerfield

    The Step Change Programme has helped to deliver vital safety advice to more than seven million people, thanks to CT Policings ...

    The Step Change Programme has helped to deliver vital safety advice to more than seven million people, thanks to CT Policing’s collaboration with The Travel Association ABTA.

    06/07/2018
  14. 1,000 young people to be trained as Democracy Ambassadors ashton-in-makerfield

    1,000 Democracy Ambassadors aged 13-16 are to be recruited across the UK. The scheme has been launched to inspire engagement in ...

    1,000 Democracy Ambassadors aged 13-16 are to be recruited across the UK. The scheme has been launched to inspire engagement in democracy from an earlier age. Ambassadors will learn about the UK’s democratic system and promote participation amongst their peers. Today during National...

    05/07/2018
  15. 100 miles of extra lanes coming to North West motorways ashton-in-makerfield

    Drivers in the North West are being promised over 100 miles of extra lanes on the regions motorways to tackle congestion and ...

    Drivers in the North West are being promised over 100 miles of extra lanes on the region’s motorways to tackle congestion and improve journey times. Four new smart motorway schemes, worth around £500 million, are due to start construction work within the next 18 months. Contractors...

    05/07/2018
  16. Households urged to play their part in tackling waste crime ashton-in-makerfield

    The Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households. The regulator is ...

    The Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households. The regulator is now urging homes in Lancashire to avoid illegal waste operators by taking extra care when it comes to disposing of rubbish. A recent change in the law means that...

    05/07/2018
  17. New Government Action Plan Pledges to Improve the Lives of LGBT People ashton-in-makerfield

    The Government will eradicate the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK as part of a new 75-point action plan, ...

    The Government will eradicate the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK as part of a new 75-point action plan, published today (Tuesday 3 July), to tackle discrimination and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. The LGBT Action Plan...

    03/07/2018
  18. Paramedics to be given body cameras to protect them from abuse ashton-in-makerfield

    The measures are part of a new wellbeing pledge for NHS staff and aim to reduce cases of physical and verbal abuse against the ...

    The measures are part of a new wellbeing pledge for NHS staff and aim to reduce cases of physical and verbal abuse against the most at risk NHS workers. Paramedics will be given body cameras as part of a new wellbeing pledge ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday. NHS employers will also...

    02/07/2018
  19. Englands poorest areas are fast food hotspots ashton-in-makerfield

    New figures from PHE show higher concentrations of fast food outlets in Englands most deprived communities. New figures ...

    New figures from PHE show higher concentrations of fast food outlets in England’s most deprived communities. New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in these communities than in the most affluent. ...

    02/07/2018
  20. Winter Hill fire still burning ashton-in-makerfield

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were previously fighting two separate fires on ...

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were previously fighting two separate fires on either side of Winter Hill. At midday today the fire in Manchester accelerated due to increased wind speed causing one single fire. The size of the area involved is...

    01/07/2018
  21. Ronald James, also known as Mark missing from home ashton-in-makerfield

    We are appealing for information to help find a missing Haydock man who was last seen on Monday. Ronald James ...

    We are appealing for information to help find a missing Haydock man who was last seen on Monday. Ronald James 54-year-old Ronald Mark James, also known as Leonard James, was last seen at around 1pm at his home address on Johns Avenue in Haydock. Extensive enquiries are ongoing and we are...

    29/06/2018
  22. Gritters deployed by Lancashire Council ashton-in-makerfield

    Gritters are in action to stop roads melting There's not a snowflake in sight but Lancashire's gritters have been busy treating ...

    Gritters are in action to stop roads melting There's not a snowflake in sight but Lancashire's gritters have been busy treating the roads this week, to stop them melting in the heat. The current heatwave has led to road surfaces softening in some places, which can then stick to vehicle tyres,...

    29/06/2018
  23. All you need to know about the 2018 Southport Air Show ashton-in-makerfield

    All eyes are going to be on the skies around Southport during the 2018 Air Show (July 6-8) but are you ready? Weve put ...

    All eyes are going to be on the skies around Southport during the 2018 Air Show (July 6-8) but are you ready? We’ve put together all the top tips and information you’ll need to make sure it’s a weekend you won’t forget! Traffic & Travel Never mind watching the show, first you have to...

    29/06/2018
  24. One million married couples still eligible for 900 tax boost ashton-in-makerfield

    One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost Around three million couples across the UK have ...

    One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost Around three million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today. More than a million married and civil partnered couples are still eligible for...

    29/06/2018
  25. CMA launches enforcement action against hotel booking sites ashton-in-makerfield

    The CMA is launching enforcement action against a number of hotel booking sites that it believes may be breaking consumer ...

    The CMA is launching enforcement action against a number of hotel booking sites that it believes may be breaking consumer protection law. As part of its ongoing investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has identified widespread concerns, including: Search results: how...

    28/06/2018
  26. Report your lost or stolen passport ashton-in-makerfield

    Her Majestys Passport Office has teamed up with Action Fraud to raise awareness of the need to report lost and stolen passports. ...

    Her Majesty’s Passport Office has teamed up with Action Fraud to raise awareness of the need to report lost and stolen passports. Her Majesty’s Passport Office and Action Fraud have teamed up to urge people to report their lost and stolen passports to prevent unrecovered and unreported...

    27/06/2018
  27. Booker rations beer and cider in face of CO2 shortage ashton-in-makerfield

    As the CO2 crisis heats up, Booker has announced that it is rationing beer and cider to its customers. Booker has capped ...

    As the CO2 crisis heats up, Booker has announced that it is rationing beer and cider to its customers. Booker has capped sales to its customers at 10 cases of beer and five of cider or soft drinks as the chronic shortage of CO2 has disrupted supplies. Booker said: “Due to the...

    27/06/2018
  28. Fraudsters targeting online gamers ashton-in-makerfield

    Action Fraud is warning parents and online gamers of the risk of fraud involving Steam Cards and Fortnite. Between 1 April ...

    Action Fraud is warning parents and online gamers of the risk of fraud involving Steam Cards and Fortnite. Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, Action Fraud received 35 reports of Fortnite related fraud, with a total loss off £5,119 – an average of £146 per victim. In the same period,...

    27/06/2018
  29. Take the stress out the school holidays with Tax-Free Childcare ashton-in-makerfield

    Stressed out parents can get help with childcare costs for the summer holidays from the government. Almost a third of ...

    Stressed out parents can get help with childcare costs for the summer holidays from the government. Almost a third of parents in Great Britain (31%) feel stressed trying to arrange childcare for the school holidays according to a new YouGov poll out today. The poll for HM Revenue and...

    26/06/2018
  30. Met Office alert for dangerous weather as deaths feared ashton-in-makerfield

    AN INTENSE heatwave threatening to send temperatures skyrocketing above 30C has triggered hot weather health warnings across ...

    AN “INTENSE” heatwave threatening to send temperatures skyrocketing above 30C has triggered hot weather health warnings across the UK. Britain baked in scorching temperatures in the high 20Cs on Monday as a plume of boiling air from Europe and Africa engulfs the nation. Forecasters...

    26/06/2018
  31. New measures announced to halve childhood obesity by 2030 ashton-in-makerfield

    New measures to halve the number of obese children by 2030 have been announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt. ...

    New measures to halve the number of obese children by 2030 have been announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Building on the first chapter of the childhood obesity plan, the new measures include proposals to counter ‘pester power’ by preventing stores from displaying...

    25/06/2018
  32. Police investigating escape of Shaun Walmsley appeal to football fans ashton-in-makerfield

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley are appealing to football fans out watching ...

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley are appealing to football fans out watching Engalnd's World Cup games to report any sightings of him, both home and abroad. Officers have been working with police forces across the UK and overseas to locate...

    25/06/2018
  33. Allegations of wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper ashton-in-makerfield

    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
  34. Pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor will headline the Liverpool Pride Festival 2018. ashton-in-makerfield

    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
  35. One in three UK children live in toxic air zones ashton-in-makerfield

    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
  36. Appeal for information on one year anniversary of missing man, Trevor Farthing ashton-in-makerfield

    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

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