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  1. Avocets return to Martin Mere croston

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 3 avocets returning to the centre on 13 February as part of ...

    Spring is in the air at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre with the first 3 avocets returning to the centre on 13 February as part of the spring migration. The avocets, now currently 4, will remain at the centre until early August, using the reserve as their breeding ground. In the past, numbers...

    19/02/2018
  2. Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show croston

    Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest ...

    It’s the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer – their pet dog. For the first time in the event’s 89-year history, families are welcome to bring along their four-legged friends to the seaside venue...

    19/02/2018
  3. It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations croston

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, its time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 ...

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, it’s time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 May. Holding a street party is a great way to get together with your neighbours to celebrate this special day and we’re providing a handy guide to organising one,...

    18/02/2018
  4. DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers croston

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could ...

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could be removed from the register. Jacqui Turland, the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Registrar, has confirmed that she will treat driving instructors having...

    18/02/2018
  5. Multimillion pound government funding boost for cycle safety croston

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities ...

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas. The funding has been announced as...

    17/02/2018
  6. 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 February but ...

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

    17/02/2018
  7. Sellafield incident report - powder spillage croston

    Sellafield incident report bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle ...

    Sellafield incident report – bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle containing uranium trioxide powder accidentally fell to the floor causing approximately 100-150g to spill out. The operator handling the samples was wearing the correct...

    16/02/2018
  8. TITAN North West regional organised crime unit issue conveyancing fraud advice croston

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be ...

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be alert after a number of scams which have left solicitors and clients suffering significant financial losses. Conveyancing Fraud is committed by criminals who...

    16/02/2018
  9. Look out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours this winter croston

    As the cold weather in many parts of the country continues, health professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are ...

    As the cold weather in many parts of the country continues, health professionals from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are encouraging people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable relatives and neighbours. Living alone can be extremely harmful to people’s health and is associated with...

    16/02/2018
  10. New rules introduced to protect consumers against ticket touting croston

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from ...

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from rip off prices. Fans of live events are set to benefit from new rules which will demand more information from sellers on secondary ticket websites. Under the new...

    16/02/2018
  11. Police safety advice ahead of this weekend's Chinese New Year celebrations croston

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekends Chinese ...

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekend’s Chinese New Year celebrations. The event will take place over three days, starting tomorrow, Friday 16th February and running until Sunday 18th February with thousands of...

    16/02/2018
  12. Motorists receive millions of pounds in automatic refunds for vehicle tax croston

    In the last year more than 5 million motorists received automatic refunds of vehicle tax after selling their car, totalling over ...

    In the last year more than 5 million motorists received automatic refunds of vehicle tax after selling their car, totalling over £360 million. When you tell DVLA that you’ve sold your car, you’re eligible for a refund of vehicle tax for any unused months. While the quickest and simplest...

    15/02/2018
  13. Lancashire's young people can vote for their member of the youth parliament croston

    Lancashire's young people now have the chance to mark their crosses next to their preferred candidates and elect their ...

    Lancashire's young people now have the chance to mark their crosses next to their preferred candidates and elect their representatives to the Youth Parliament. Any young person aged 11–19 and who lives in Lancashire is eligible to vote. Voting is now open online until Thursday 15 March. ...

    15/02/2018
  14. With love in the air conception rates soar, NHS figures show croston

    Valentines Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was ...

    Valentine’s Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was a 5 per cent rise in conceptions around the most romantic day of the year, according to the data gathered to help the NHS provide the best possible care for mums-to-be...

    15/02/2018
  15. Celebration for children in care croston

    Lancashire's children and young people who are currently being looked after, or have previously been, will gather for a special ...

    Lancashire's children and young people who are currently being looked after, or have previously been, will gather for a special event this month. Winners will be announced at the PROUD awards, celebrating the achievements, success and good work of children and young people, who are or have been...

    14/02/2018
  16. Tax-Free Childcare opens to all eligible families croston

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all ...

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all remaining eligible families: parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme helps working parents with the cost of childcare. It’s quick and easy to apply,...

    14/02/2018
  17. Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools croston

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools ...

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced today (Wednesday 14 February). The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know...

    14/02/2018
  18. Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam croston

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory ...

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory inquiry into the charity Oxfam (registered charity number 202918). It comes after the Commission examined documents sent yesterday by Oxfam regarding allegations of...

    14/02/2018
  19. Information evening for potential foster carers croston

    Anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer is invited to an information evening in Preston to find out more. The ...

    Anyone thinking about becoming a foster carer is invited to an information evening in Preston to find out more. The event will be held on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at County Hall, on Fishergate Hill in Preston, from 6pm to 7.30pm. Members of Lancashire County Council's fostering...

    14/02/2018
  20. Third appeal for Ian Cree after he went missing almost three weeks ago. croston

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a ...

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a hospital or homeless shelter anywhere in the country under a different name or even unknown. Facebook link:...

    14/02/2018
  21. Public can expect 'gold standard' protection against flu next year croston

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective ...

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective vaccines for the population. The new guidance is based on recently published expert advice and will ensure the most vulnerable people get the best available...

    13/02/2018
  22. New supercabs to tackle dangerous driving on Englands motorways croston

    Three new HGV supercabs are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on Englands ...

    Three new HGV ‘supercabs’ are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways and major A roads. Highways England has announced plans to fund three new unmarked HGV cabs after a single one used by police forces across the country was...

    13/02/2018
  23. Concern growing for missing student in Ormskirk-now found croston

    Missing Craig Daintry, 19, was found in safe and well in Ormskirk in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, February 13th). ...

    Missing Craig Daintry, 19, was found in safe and well in Ormskirk in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, February 13th). Thanks to everyone who helped with our appeal. Other News Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing student.

    13/02/2018
  24. Operation Sceptre starts today - Force wide croston

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces ...

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces across the country will be taking part in the operation from 12 – 16 February 18, to coincide with school half term. Operation Sceptre, which originated with the...

    13/02/2018
  25. Working in partnership is the secret to success croston

    Lancashire Care has been working together with other organisations to promote partnership working in order to improve the services ...

    Lancashire Care has been working together with other organisations to promote partnership working in order to improve the services they provide for people living in the area. As part of this they have recently been recognised for their work across the public, private and voluntary sectors. The...

    13/02/2018
  26. New proposals to help vulnerable people benefit from cheaper energy croston

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected ...

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected from unfair energy bills. The government has today (12 February 2018) launched a consultation asking for views on amending the Digital Economy Act to bring in...

    12/02/2018
  27. How long will the cold conditions last? croston

    Its not unusual to experience cold conditions in February the last month of meteorological winter. The current cold ...

    It’s not unusual to experience cold conditions in February – the last month of meteorological winter. The current cold weather is being...

    12/02/2018
  28. Appeal to find two missing Scarborough teenagers who could be in the NW croston

    Police in Scarborough have issued an urgent appeal to help find two missing teenagers. Lewis Bonson, 14 and Neil Gordon, 16, ...

    Police in Scarborough have issued an urgent appeal to help find two missing teenagers. Lewis Bonson, 14 and Neil Gordon, 16, both from Scarborough were last seen on the night of Saturday 10 February 2018 by their families but have not been seen since. Lewis Bonson, 14 and Neil Gordon, 16,...

    12/02/2018
  29. Missing from home 'James Jimmy' Hall aged 72-Found safe croston

    James has now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace a missing ...

    James has now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace a missing 72-year-old man from Southport. James Hall, also known as Jimmy, from Bretton Fold, Southport was last seen in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 12th...

    12/02/2018
  30. Britney comes to Blackpool croston

    International pop icon Britney Spears will be bringing her Britney: Piece of Me show to Blackpool this September. A ...

    International pop icon Britney Spears will be bringing her “Britney: Piece of Me” show to Blackpool this September. A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the show will head to Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland on Saturday September 1. The...

    12/02/2018
  31. Police trial new Home Office mobile fingerprint technology croston

    New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow frontline officers across the country to use their smartphones to identify people ...

    New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow frontline officers across the country to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute – saving police time and reducing costs. An app on an officer’s phone, combined with a handheld scanner, will mean police will be able to...

    12/02/2018
  32. New Share the joy campaign promotes shared parental leave rights for parents croston

    Government encourages more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their babys first year. new campaign ...

    Government encourages more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their baby’s first year. new campaign shows parents that they can both share childcare in their baby’s first year, and maintain their careers, with Shared Parental Leave around 285,000 couples every year...

    12/02/2018
  33. Knife Surrender, Tackling knife crime on Lancashires streets croston

    Lancashire Police is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime by encouraging people to surrender their knives at ...

    Lancashire Police is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime by encouraging people to surrender their knives at local police stations. Operation Sceptre, running from 12th to 18th February 2018, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives. ...

    10/02/2018
  34. Working together to tackle serious crime croston

    An event has been held to celebrate the ongoing success of Lancashires multi-agency approach to tackling serious and organised ...

    An event has been held to celebrate the ongoing success of Lancashire’s multi-agency approach to tackling serious and organised crime. Established nine years ago, Genga is the name given to the 40+ local and national agencies working together to disrupt and deter organised criminality, protect...

    09/02/2018
  35. Budget approved by Lancashire County Council. 5.99% increase to Council Tax croston

    Lancashire County Council has approved its budget for 2018/19. As part of the budget, Full Council agreed that Council Tax ...

    Lancashire County Council has approved its budget for 2018/19. As part of the budget, Full Council agreed that Council Tax should be increased by 2.99% plus a 3% increase specifically for adult social care. The budget has been designed to protect front-line services, especially for...

    09/02/2018
  36. Third party puppy sales, Michael Gove launches call for evidence on ban croston

    A ban on third party puppy sales is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to drive up animal welfare ...

    A ban on third party puppy sales is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to drive up animal welfare standards, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today. A call for evidence is launched today seeking views on a possible ban on third party sales, which...

    08/02/2018

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