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  1. MHRA seizes more than 100 unreliable HIV home-testing kits croston

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. ...

    MHRA are investigating a number of Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kits that may be unreliable and may provide false results. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people to not use or buy Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit after seizing 114 potentially unreliable...

    23/08/2017
  2. Missing from home Sharon Gouldson croston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 46 year-old Sharon Gouldson from Bootle. Sharon, was last seen on Johnston Avenue, at 2.50pm, Monday 21 August. Sharon is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build, with very long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She...

    23/08/2017
  3. New victim and witness rooms to improve court experience croston

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many ...

    Victims and witnesses will have their experience of going to court made easier through a number of new waiting rooms. In many courts, traditionally victims and witnesses are asked to wait in sparse, unfriendly surroundings. So HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has invested £80,000 in victim...

    23/08/2017
  4. Reports of neglect to NSPCC Helpline reach record numbers croston

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In ...

    The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West. In 2016/17 the NSPCC Helpline dealt with 2,228 reports in this way following calls or emails from concerned adults – the highest number the charity has ever had to handle...

    23/08/2017
  5. Remember to get your child's Education Travelpass croston

    Lancashire parents are being reminded to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year. The ...

    Lancashire parents are being reminded to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year. The transport entitlement for all pupils who are starting secondary school is assessed by the county council, and any parent who has received a letter and an application form...

    22/08/2017
  6. LJLA encouraging more people with a disability to fly croston

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of ...

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability, with Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) receiving a ‘good’ rating in terms of the support it provides. The...

    22/08/2017
  7. Flowers not Fracking croston

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at ...

    Frack Free Southport, Frack Free Formby, Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth and Sefton Green Party were firmly planted at Southport’s Flower Show this week, raising awareness of impending fracking issues. They also had a presence at Jeremy Corbyn’s Rally, along with Ribble Estuary Against...

    22/08/2017
  8. Driver advice as clubbers head for Creamfields croston

    Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank ...

    Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank holiday weekend with up to 60,000 dance music lovers heading to the annual Creamfields festival in Cheshire. Creamfields 2017 features 4 days of events – running...

    21/08/2017
  9. 5 million investment for new obesity policy research unit croston

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The ...

    The new unit will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The Department of Health has announced £5 million of funding for a new obesity policy research unit at University College London. One year on from the launch of the childhood...

    21/08/2017
  10. Southport Rescue help out at launch of Clipper Race-Video croston

    Southport Rescue had the honour of helping out at the start of the round the world Clipper Race on the River Mersey yesterday. ...

    Southport Rescue had the honour of helping out at the start of the round the world Clipper Race on the River Mersey yesterday. The biggest ever edition of the Clipper...

    21/08/2017
  11. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams croston

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) ...

    Private pensions cold calling, including emails and text messages, is to be banned. The government has today (20 August 2017) confirmed new measures to protect private pension savers from the threat of unscrupulous pension scammers. The measures will include: a ban on cold calling in...

    20/08/2017
  12. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group croston

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their ...

    Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an online voice group to encourage people to have their say and help influence change to their health and social care services. The ‘Voice Box Online’ Facebook group is open to members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who are experts in their own...

    20/08/2017
  13. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. croston

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: I am sickened by the senseless loss of life in Barcelona today. The Foreign Office is working to establish if any British nationals were involved in this appalling incident and we are in close contact with the authorities in Spain, who have our full support. ...

    18/08/2017
  14. Advice available for Lancashire young people croston

    Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, ...

    Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', the county council's advice service. Young people between the ages of 12 and 19 can access this support by...

    18/08/2017
  15. Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off croston

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of ...

    Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP visits the North West of England to look at what is being done to tackle hate crime. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP will be visiting the North West of England today to look at what is...

    17/08/2017
  16. Please binit4beaches this summer croston

    If youre planning on visiting one of the UKs hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to ...

    If you’re planning on visiting one of the UK’s hundreds of designated bathing water beaches this year you might be shocked to find a wet wipe buried in the sand next to your picnic spot. It’s unlikely that these wipes have been left here as litter; millions of wipes are wrongly flushed down...

    15/08/2017
  17. Blackpool Air Show a roaring success croston

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show making it one of the most successful on ...

    More than 100,000 visitors turned out to watch the free two-day Blackpool Air Show – making it one of the most successful on record. An action-packed programme featuring the likes of the RAF Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Breitling Wingwalkers and the world-famous Red Arrows...

    15/08/2017
  18. Making Better Use of NHS 111 croston

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will ...

    The Health Service wants us to use NHS 111 as the first port of call when we need urgent treatment. The big hope is that this will take some of the pressure off Accident and Emergency departments, by directing users to the most appropriate place. The mantra is ‘phone up before you turn up’. But...

    15/08/2017
  19. 2016 indicators of a changing climate croston

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released ...

    An international analysis of the global climate for 2016 has been published in the report State of the Climate in 2016 released recently by the American Meteorological Society. It has been widely reported that globally 2016 was one of the two warmest years (along with 2015) in a temperature...

    14/08/2017
  20. Overnight closures later this month for Broughton Bypass work croston

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 ...

    Lancashire County Council has announced the latest overnight closures as part of work on the Broughton Bypass, close to the M55 junction. The A6 will be closed between the roundabout at junction one of the M55 and Church Lane, from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August. The road will be...

    14/08/2017
  21. Government launches proposals to better protect holidaymakers croston

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced ...

    Consumer Minister Margot James launches proposals to better protect travellers booking package holidays online. Enhanced regulations will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online, under proposals outlined today (14 August 2017) by Consumer Minister Margot James. ...

    14/08/2017
  22. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show croston

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular ...

    TV legends John Craven and Charlie Dimmock are to open the 2017 Southport Flower Show, partnered by Everest. The popular broadcasters will formally declare the start the four-day seaside event on Thursday 17th August. They join a line-up of celebrities at Southport which includes some of...

    13/08/2017
  23. Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018 croston

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls ...

    Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. Allowing learner drivers to have lessons on motorways will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. At the moment, you can...

    13/08/2017
  24. Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans. croston

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a series of measures to further strengthen animal welfare standards in England. CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to...

    13/08/2017
  25. So much easier than filling in forms,tax credit customers praise HMRCs services croston

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for ...

    More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today. Proving increasingly popular with its handy tips and helpful advice, the department’s online services...

    12/08/2017
  26. CCTV footage released of man still missing from Preston croston

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for ...

    We have released new CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man on the morning he went missing from Preston as part of a fresh appeal for information. Concern is growing for Connor Hegarty after he was last seen around 2.30am on Sunday (August 6) driving a silver Vauxhall Astra in the Tulketh Brow area....

    12/08/2017
  27. Cannabis plants left at the side of the road croston

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They ...

    Ormskirk and Burscough police discovered three large cannabis plants that had kindly been left out in the open for them. They went from 6ft tall to 6 bags of trimmings in no time at all! They have though realised the need for some sharper scissors... If anyone else has some 'dodgy' plants...

    11/08/2017
  28. 47m capital investment in Lancashire's Schools croston

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's ...

    Lancashire County Council's Cabinet has today approved a report which sets out priorities for spending £47m on the county's school buildings over the next three years. The schools capital grant allocation comes from the Department for Education to enable the county council to provide the...

    11/08/2017
  29. Boy, 14, missing from home croston

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, but may have travelled elsewhere in the UK. Damian Howes was last seen at around 7pm on August 4th in Wigan town centre. He has links to Croydon, Carlisle,...

    10/08/2017
  30. New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers croston

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as ...

    New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers. Manufacturers urged to combat threats from hackers as cars become more intelligent. A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers, under tough new government guidance issued...

    06/08/2017
  31. Highways England suited and booted for concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction croston

    Highways England suited and booted for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels ...

    Highways England ‘suited and booted’ for hazardous concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction. Flying debris that travels faster than a bullet is just one of the hazards facing Highways England repair teams working on the Spaghetti Junction. As part of the £4.7m vital repairs to damaged...

    02/08/2017
  32. Details of an incident at Sellafield on 14 June 2017. croston

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide ...

    While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide powder while moving a container. The material is not harmful unless ingested or inhaled. The correct safety procedures were followed and the immediate area was...

    02/08/2017
  33. NSPCC demands: Make it a crime to sell or own a child sex doll croston

    The CEO of leading childrens charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in ...

    The CEO of leading children’s charity the NSPCC has written to the Government calling for child sex dolls to be criminalised in the same way as indecent images of children. Following a number of recent prosecutions of people importing the dolls, Peter Wanless has highlighted the “baffling” gap...

    01/08/2017
  34. International effort to tackle misleading online reviews croston

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and ...

    The CMA is today joining international partners in a social media campaign to help stop fake and misleading online reviews and endorsements. Over the last year, consumer protection agencies around the globe have worked together to prevent false or misleading reviews and endorsements online,...

    01/08/2017
  35. MP calls for Ormskirk Burscough bypass croston

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to Chris Grayling MP following his announcement that there will be a consultation ...

    West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has written to Chris Grayling MP following his announcement that there will be a consultation about investment in a Major Road Network. MP Rosie has also written to Lancashire County Council and West Lancashire Borough Council encouraging them to bid for...

    01/08/2017
  36. 18-year-old missing from Kirkham croston

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his ...

    Police are appealing for help to find an 18-year-old man who is missing from Kirkham. Alexander Wesley was last seen at his home address on Wyre Avenue at 3.40pm yesterday (Sunday, July 30th). He is described as 6ft 3in tall, slim build with short dark brown hair and wears glasses. He...

    31/07/2017

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