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  1. UK to observe a minute​​s silence for victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack croston

    The UK will observe a minute'sâ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minuteâs silence will be held at 12 ...

    The UK will observe a minute's​ silence on Monday 26 June 2017. A minute​’s silence will be held at 12 noon on Monday 26 June in remembrance of those affected by the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park on Monday. The silence will be marked at all government buildings and other organisations may...

    24/06/2017
  2. Planned roadworks in the North West croston

    Planned road works in the North West summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 26 June to Sunday 2 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 23 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen...

    23/06/2017
  3. UK Coastguard safety plea after 68 children reported missing on UK beaches croston

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 ...

    UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK coast. All children were found safely, but with so many reports coming in during the...

    23/06/2017
  4. Iconic hotel fined for food safety breaches croston

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety ...

    The operator of a landmark hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations. Britannia Hotels Ltd, which runs the Adelphi Hotel was sentenced after appearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court and was fined £232,500 and made...

    23/06/2017
  5. New affordable homes to be offered in Rufford croston

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected ...

    If you are looking for a new home in Rufford keep an eye out for new affordable homes available to rent and buy that are expected to be completed shortly. West Lancashire Borough Council has negotiated an arrangement with Jones Homes to provide 14 affordable homes on their popular development...

    22/06/2017
  6. Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge croston

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, ...

    We are appealing for information to find two teenagers who are missing from Appley Bridge. Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, 14, were last seen at Middlebrook Retail Park in Bolton at around 12.20pm on Monday, June 19. Both boys were last seen wearing light blue school polo shirts, black...

    21/06/2017
  7. Beautiful But Deadly Hidden Dangers of Swimming in Reservoirs croston

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is ...

    United Utilities has launched its reservoir safety campaign to coincide with National Drowning Prevention Week. This campaign is called ‘Beautiful but deadly’. With latest statistics revealing 300 people in the UK lost their lives in 2016 due to accidental drowning (source: National Water...

    21/06/2017
  8. Motorcycle collision on M6 croston

    Police are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster. At around 9.35am on Sunday, ...

    Police are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster. At around 9.35am on Sunday, June 18 a Suzuki motorbike was travelling north between Junction 33 and 34 when it collided with a Skoda Yeti which was towing a caravan. The motorcycle rider, a 38...

    21/06/2017
  9. New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters croston

    A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire ...

    A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters. The garden features a memorial wall with individual plaques for fallen officers and a fountain in the centre. The plaques are inscribed with...

    21/06/2017
  10. Hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men croston

    Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis ...

    Men who have sex with men - especially those attending World Pride in Madrid - are advised to take precautions against hepatitis A. Public Health England (PHE) is urging gay and bisexual men to take extra precautions against infection of hepatitis A, as cases are increasingly reported in the...

    21/06/2017
  11. New Armed Forces and Veterans Champion for Lancashire croston

    Lancashire County Council's new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. ...

    Lancashire County Council's new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. County Councillor Alf Clempson represents Poulton-le-Fylde. He joined the Army aged 16 and went on to serve for 24 years in the Scots Guards. He attained the rank of...

    21/06/2017
  12. Eat safe this summer croston

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer ...

    We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months? New research indicates that people in the North West could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of...

    20/06/2017
  13. Man dies in collision croston

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision. The collision happened at about 6.20pm on Saturday, June 17th when a 125cc scooter heading East on the B5254 Leyland Road at Lower Penwortham lost control on the approach to a right hand bend. The rider collided with a row of...

    19/06/2017
  14. Home Secretary statement: Finsbury Park incident croston

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given the following statement in reaction to the incident at Finsbury Park. Home Secretary Amber ...

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given the following statement in reaction to the incident at Finsbury Park. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “My thoughts are with all those affected by the appalling incident at Finsbury Park. I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police who have confirmed it is...

    19/06/2017
  15. UK to observe minute​​'s silence for victims of Grenfell Tower fire croston

    The United Kingdom will observe a minutes silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all ...

    The United Kingdom will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. The silence will be marked at all Government buildings and other organisations may follow suit. On Friday the...

    18/06/2017
  16. Have you seen Marcus Thomas from Wales? croston

    Marcus, 15, who is originally from Wales, was last seen on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Lancashire Hill, Stockport. He is ...

    Marcus, 15, who is originally from Wales, was last seen on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Lancashire Hill, Stockport. He is described as 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with brown shoulder-length hair extensions, blue eyes and speaks with a Welsh accent. He is also known as Nicola Joe Thomas and was...

    16/06/2017
  17. Planned roadworks in the North West croston

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 June and could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 June 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...

    16/06/2017
  18. Hot and humid this weekend croston

    Much of England and Wales will see temperatures rise as we head into the weekend with plenty of sunshine. Warm, humid air ...

    Much of England and Wales will see temperatures rise as we head into the weekend with plenty of sunshine. Warm, humid air originating from the tropical Atlantic will bring a taste of summer warmth across much of England and Wales over the coming days with the hot weather extending into next...

    16/06/2017
  19. Woodlands Providing sanctuary and care for animals at all owls of the day and night croston

    As described by Vickie, one of the founding trustees of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary the fun never stops here! At the beginning ...

    As described by Vickie, one of the founding trustees of Woodlands Animal Sanctuary “the fun never stops here”! At the beginning of the month Vickie took delivery of an injured baby Tawny owl from Rufford Veterinary Group, who we think had hit electricity cables and badly burned her wing, but had...

    16/06/2017
  20. Information evening for potential foster carers croston

    With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The ...

    With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The county council has recently increased the allowances payable to new foster carers so now they can expect to receive between £241 and £415 per week for each child they care...

    16/06/2017
  21. Nominate your sporting stars and unsung heroes for the Lancashire Sports Awards croston

    Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade. The Lancashire Sports Awards are a ...

    Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade. The Lancashire Sports Awards are a celebration of local sporting achievement. These pay tribute to those, young and old, who show dedication to perform at the highest level or those who work tirelessly to...

    16/06/2017
  22. Trauma surgeon urges public to download lifesaving app in case of terror attack croston

    One of the regions top trauma surgeons is encouraging the public to learn first aid skills in case they are caught up in a ...

    One of the region’s top trauma surgeons is encouraging the public to learn first aid skills in case they are caught up in a terrorist attack. Mrs Sharon Scott, consultant surgeon and medical director for surgery at Aintree University Hospital, is supporting the release of a new app called...

    15/06/2017
  23. Funeral takes place of Manchester bomb victim Georgina Callander in Tarleton croston

    Funeral of 18-year-old Georgina Callander - Ariana Grande super fan killed in the Manchester terror attack - takes place in ...

    Funeral of 18-year-old Georgina Callander - Ariana Grande super fan killed in the Manchester terror attack - takes place in Tarleton. The Runshaw College student was the first victim to be named following the suicide bombing after an Ariana Grande gig.

    15/06/2017
  24. Missing from home - Craig Stewart, aged 14 croston

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy from Bootle who has been missing ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy from Bootle who has been missing since May. Craig Stewart was last seen at his home address in Church Walk around 10am on Sunday, 21 May and extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate him safe...

    15/06/2017
  25. Driver advice for Royal Cheshire County Show croston

    Drivers using the M6, M56 and A556 in Cheshire next week are being reminded the popular Royal Cheshire County Show is taking place ...

    Drivers using the M6, M56 and A556 in Cheshire next week are being reminded the popular Royal Cheshire County Show is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday (20 and 21 June). Highways England events planning manager Chris Chadwick said: “We will be working to get visitors into and away from...

    15/06/2017
  26. Give safely to support those affected by Grenfell Tower Fire croston

    Official advice for the public when donating to those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire' David Holdsworth, Registrar of ...

    Official advice for the public when donating to those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire' David Holdsworth, Registrar of Charities for England and Wales and Chief Operating Officer at the Charity Commission said: We are saddened to hear of the tragic events in West London. There are many...

    14/06/2017
  27. Houshang Zade missing from home croston

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Houshang Zade, a 41-year-old man from the Anfield ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Houshang Zade, a 41-year-old man from the Anfield area. Mr Zade was last seen on Thursday 25 May by his brother on Priory Road in the Anfield area. Mr Zade is 5’ 9” tall, of muscular build, has black / greying...

    14/06/2017
  28. Cervical screening is a must croston

    With Cervical Screening Awareness Week currently underway (12-17 June), members of Lancashire Cares Immunisation Team are ...

    With Cervical Screening Awareness Week currently underway (12-17 June), members of Lancashire Care’s Immunisation Team are calling on women to get regularly screened. Cervical Screening Awareness Week runs from 12 to 17 June and the occasion is being used to remind people that cervical cancer...

    14/06/2017
  29. UK and France announce joint campaign to tackle online radicalisation croston

    UK and France "united in our total condemnation of terrorism and our commitment to stamp out this evil". The UK and France have ...

    UK and France "united in our total condemnation of terrorism and our commitment to stamp out this evil". The UK and France have joined forces to tackle online radicalisation with plans that could lead to much stronger action against tech companies who fail to remove unacceptable content. ...

    14/06/2017
  30. Warm weather on the way croston

    After the recent unsettled spell of weather theres a taste of summer warmth on the way for many of us, especially as we head ...

    After the recent unsettled spell of weather there’s a taste of summer warmth on the way for many of us, especially as we head into the weekend. An initial burst of warm weather being drawn northwards from France on Wednesday will mean there is a chance temperatures could reach 28°C in the...

    14/06/2017
  31. The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) Annual Open Day event on Sunday 9th July croston

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its Annual Open Day event on Sunday 9th July to raise funds for the upkeep of ...

    The Merseyside Transport Trust (MTT) will be holding its Annual Open Day event on Sunday 9th July to raise funds for the upkeep of its fleet of over 50 historic vehicles. This is a rare and unique opportunity to see the vast collection of buses (and a train) in various stages of...

    13/06/2017
  32. Diabetes UK - Brits failing to meet the recommended daily allowance of fruit and veg croston

    Diabetes UK - Brits failing to meet the recommended daily allowance of fruit and veg A new survey commissioned by Diabetes UK to ...

    Diabetes UK - Brits failing to meet the recommended daily allowance of fruit and veg A new survey commissioned by Diabetes UK to promote its Food you love healthy eating campaign in Diabetes Week , has found that 66 per cent of adults eat three or fewer portions of fruit and/or vegetables a day –...

    13/06/2017
  33. Concern growing for boys, 15, missing from Wyre croston

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of two 15-year-old boys who have gone missing from home in the Wyre ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of two 15-year-old boys who have gone missing from home in the Wyre area. Antony Holder (pictured left) was last seen at the library on Victoria Road East in Thornton at around 5pm on June 7th. He is described as white, of slim...

    13/06/2017
  34. Flamingo chicks hatch at Martin Mere croston

    Four greater flamingo chicks have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this week. Centre Manager, Nick Brooks, said: ...

    Four greater flamingo chicks have hatched at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this week. Centre Manager, Nick Brooks, said: “It is always great to see flamingo chicks at the centre. They are very popular with our visitors. We do a flamingo talk everyday at 3pm were we put up a scope and tell...

    13/06/2017
  35. Wonderland at The Liverpool Empire croston

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the hit musical "Wonderland" at the Liverpool Empire. Alice has changed from the ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of the hit musical "Wonderland" at the Liverpool Empire. Alice has changed from the character in the Lewis Carroll’s books. Alice is now a downtrodden single mum living on an estate in modern day Britain and having a particularly bad day. It’s her 40th...

    13/06/2017
  36. Work to begin on 22 million road scheme croston

    Work is to start on creating a new dual carriageway for a major route into Liverpool city centre today Monday 12th June. ...

    Work is to start on creating a new dual carriageway for a major route into Liverpool city centre today Monday 12th June. National contractor Osborne is to begin widening the A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road) as part of a £22m road improvement scheme. The first phase of the works will...

    12/06/2017

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