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  1. Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks croston

    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
  2. North West Puddle Jumping Championships. croston

    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
  3. North West Ambulance Service requires improvement. croston

    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
  4. BTP statement regarding viewing pornography on the railway network croston

    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
  5. Appeal For Information Following M62 RTC croston

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

    Merseyside PoliceÂ’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
  6. Man wanted in connection with assault croston

    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
  7. Government backs Homelessness Bill with Ł48 million for councils croston

    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
  8. Councils respond to Ł1.2 billion local roads funding allocations for 2017/18 croston

    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
  9. Lancashire Constabulary police with pride croston

    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
  10. NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care croston

    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
  11. New vehicle tax rates croston

    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 youÂ’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  12. Better support for bereaved families croston

    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
  13. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision croston

    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
  14. Planned road works in the North West croston

    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
  15. Man dies following collision on M6 croston

    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
  16. Online applications for primary school places will close soon croston

    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
  17. Name a Swan at Martin Mere croston

    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
  18. A Happy New Year for health and social care in Lancashire? croston

    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
  19. Government allocates Ł1.2 billion roads funding to councils croston

    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
  20. Men come out top in battle of the taxes croston

    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
  21. Disruption to Lancashire's rail network croston

    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
  22. LJLA sees 2016 passenger numbers take off with 11% growth croston

    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
  23. Don’t become a statistic in 2017 – Coastguard issues warning after series of rescues croston

    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
  24. Gritters get ready for wintry weather croston

    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
  25. Health checks could save your life – say councils croston

    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
  26. Local Health Provider Receives Good CQC Rating croston

    Lancashire’s 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
  27. Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips Recalled. croston

    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
  28. 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 by at least £115 per week in recognition of their valuable role and the rising demand for...

    10/01/2017
  29. Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year croston

    Nominations are still being sought for Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017 as part of a countywide competition. ...

    Nominations are still being sought for LancashireÂ’s Young Citizen of the Year 2017 as part of a countywide competition. The awards take place every year and involve the High Sheriff inviting applications to find a young person, ideally aged up to age 21, who has helped either their local...

    10/01/2017
  30. Lord Of The Dance Dangerous Games croston

    Qlocal was invited to the Liverpool Empire last night to see the performance of Michael Flately's Lord Of The Dance Dangerous ...

    Qlocal was invited to the Liverpool Empire last night to see the performance of Michael Flately's Lord Of The Dance Dangerous Games. The new show Dangerous Games has exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, dancing robots, world champion acrobats and the greatest...

    10/01/2017
  31. Children's mental health cash robbed by GPs croston

    Local Liberal Democrats are blasting General Practioners across Britain for the "theft" of hundreds of millions of pounds ...

    Local Liberal Democrats are blasting General Practioners across Britain for the "theft" of hundreds of millions of pounds earmarked for children's mental health care. The Lib Dems claim that many GPs have taken the money given specifically for children's mental health and spent it on plugging...

    10/01/2017
  32. Police offer Ł10,000 reward croston

    The mum of Sean Finnan has spoken for the first time in a bid to prompt people to come forward with information on the eighth ...

    The mum of Sean Finnan has spoken for the first time in a bid to prompt people to come forward with information on the eighth anniversary of her son's death. Sean's untimely and tragic death totally devastated his family and friends. Police are offering a reward of £10,000 for information...

    09/01/2017
  33. National Counter Terrorism Security Office croston

    National Counter Terrorism Security Office - CitizenAid advice supports Run Hide Tell citizenAID™ is designed to guide the ...

    National Counter Terrorism Security Office - CitizenAid advice supports Run Hide Tell citizenAID™ is designed to guide the public to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid Military and civilian...

    09/01/2017
  34. 'Have your say’ message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations croston

    'Have your say’ message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations Public are encouraged to take part in consultations ...

    'Have your sayÂ’ message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations Public are encouraged to take part in consultations for 2 major road improvements. People across Merseyside and Cheshire are being encouraged by Highways England to take part in consultations for 2 major road...

    09/01/2017
  35. Beating the tax cheats – HMRC’s criminal case highlights of 2016 croston

    HM Revenue and Customs has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year. In ...

    HM Revenue and Customs has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year. In the ongoing fight against tax evasion, HMRC took a range of tax fraudsters through the courts in 2016 for prosecution. HMRCÂ’s criminal investigations have led to 679...

    07/01/2017
  36. Need a New Year money makeover? croston

    More than 1.3 million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has ...

    More than 1.3 million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced today. Around 4.2 million married and civil partner couples are eligible for the free tax break worth up to £220 per year, and since the start of the...

    07/01/2017

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