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  1. Nation faces older people homelessness time bomb,councils warn croston

    The nation is facing a ticking time bomb in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise ...

    The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn. The Local Government Association says that older homelessness is a growing hidden phenomenon that...

    17/10/2017
  2. Hurricane Ophelia. What you need to know croston

    The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, Hurricane Ophelia is on its way. Nobody, ...

    The Great Storm of 1987 violently tore through the UK, and exactly 30 years on, Hurricane Ophelia is on its way. Nobody, including Michael Fish, could have predicted the devastation caused by the storm that would ultimately claim 18 lives and cause more than £1bn worth of damage, but times have...

    16/10/2017
  3. Lancashire's top football clubs want you to make the save of your lives croston

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with some of Lancashires top football clubs to encourage fans to make the ...

    North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has joined forces with some of Lancashire’s top football clubs to encourage fans to make the save of their lives. Goalkeepers from...

    16/10/2017
  4. Steer Clear of Vehicle Crime croston

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of ...

    High value and prestige cars have always been targets for thieves/burglars. Criminals target cars themselves and also any items of value left inside them, like handbags, wallets, tools and Sat Navs. Vehicle registration plates are also sometimes stolen. So what can you do to reduce the risk...

    16/10/2017
  5. Life sentences for killer drivers croston

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life ...

    Ministers confirm plans to introduce tougher sentences for those who drive irresponsibly and devastate lives. Life sentences will be introduced for those who cause death by dangerous driving, and for careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs. New offence of...

    15/10/2017
  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 13 October and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 October 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...

    13/10/2017
  7. Over 6m investment in county council care homes croston

    Lancashire County Council is investing £6.6m to improve its residential care homes for older people. The council's ...

    Lancashire County Council is investing £6.6m to improve its residential care homes for older people. The council's cabinet today approved the funding, which will see improvements to all 17 county council-run homes. The scheme will help to modernise the buildings, improve safety systems,...

    13/10/2017
  8. Disabled Go croston

    People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they ...

    People living with or caring for someone with a disability will soon be able to access information about facilities before they visit for a health appointment. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Property Services Department is working in partnership with Disabled Go to undertake assessments...

    13/10/2017
  9. 12% smoking target in new Lancashire Tobacco Plan croston

    A plan to cut smoking rates across Lancashire to 12% by 2022 has been approved today. The Lancashire Tobacco Control Plan, ...

    A plan to cut smoking rates across Lancashire to 12% by 2022 has been approved today. The Lancashire Tobacco Control Plan, which was agreed by the county council's cabinet, sets out a number of measures to build on the work that has been delivered so far to encourage people to quit smoking. ...

    13/10/2017
  10. Lancashire Care has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity Awards croston

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trusts Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions ...

    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions Award at one of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards. Emma Allen, Equality and Diversity Lead has successfully been shortlisted for the ‘Head of Diversity and...

    13/10/2017
  11. PHE urges those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated croston

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People ...

    'Stay Well This Winter' campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination from today (12 October 2017), ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common. ...

    12/10/2017
  12. Register now for free Switch-On 2018 wristbands croston

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open by public demand! It follows ...

    The free wristband ballot for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On event in 2018 is open – by public demand! It follows the huge success of this year’s event when a capacity audience packed the Tower Festival Headland Arena to watch a spectacular five-hour concert, culminating in the...

    12/10/2017
  13. Mersey Gateway Bridge to open to traffic just after midnight on Saturday 14th October croston

    Haltons iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. ...

    Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October. The plan is, weather depending, to have the bridge lit up with a spectacular light show and fireworks display on Friday evening, a few hours before it opens to...

    12/10/2017
  14. Missing from home Mark Baghurst croston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. Mark Baghurst, aged 48, was last seen outside Heron Foods on Tulketh Street at approximately midday. He is described as white, around 6ft tall, of stocky build,...

    12/10/2017
  15. Defence giant BAE to axe 2,000 jobs - 750 to go at Lancashire sites croston

    BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, is to axe 2,000 jobs in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. ...

    BAE Systems, Britain's biggest defence contractor, is to axe 2,000 jobs in a bitter blow for Britain's manufacturing industry. Here's a breakdown of where BAE's cutting jobs: Warton and Samlesbury, Lancashire - 750 East Yorkshire - 400

    11/10/2017
  16. New advice on eating runny eggs croston

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and ...

    The Food Standards Agency has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs - infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The revised advice, based on the latest...

    11/10/2017
  17. Two injured in Bamber Bridge collision croston

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a ...

    Police are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge. Around 5.35pm on Sunday (October 8) a Mini Cooper was travelling on London Way when it collided with a Skoda Octavia close to Brownedge Road. The driver of the Mini, a 62-year-old woman from...

    10/10/2017
  18. Ambulance Manager Retires after over 40 Years croston

    Much loved sector manager for South Lancashire and Fylde, Graham Curry retires from the trust after a career spanning 42 years. ...

    Much loved sector manager for South Lancashire and Fylde, Graham Curry retires from the trust after a career spanning 42 years. Graham has worked his way up since 1974 when he started on frontline duties for Cleveland and later Lancashire Ambulance Service. Having spent the majority of his career...

    10/10/2017
  19. A Wild Exhibition at Martin Mere croston

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Sefton Art Group. Roy from the art group ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Sefton Art Group. Roy from the art group said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting at Martin Mere in October. The Sefton Art Group is one of the biggest art groups in the North West that meets weekly to engage in...

    10/10/2017
  20. Police across Europe prepare week-long crackdown croston

    Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking ...

    Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking to deny criminals the use of the roads. Coordinated by TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network), officers from the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands,...

    09/10/2017
  21. Goodbye round pound. Use by October 15 croston

    Just seven days to use the round pound before they swap the high street for the history books. As the round pound enters ...

    Just seven days to use the round pound before they swap the high street for the history books. As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books. From midnight on...

    09/10/2017
  22. Broomstick flight event croston

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is quite literally flying open their doors this half term with a range of pumpkin activities and ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is quite literally flying open their doors this half term with a range of pumpkin activities and the latest attraction: Broomstick Flight Training. Half term activities are on from Saturday 21 – Tuesday 31 October with the pumpkin hunt continuing until 5...

    09/10/2017
  23. Home Secretary announces new national online hate crime hub croston

    The expert unit will channel all reports of online hate crime and reduce burden on frontline officers. National online hate ...

    The expert unit will channel all reports of online hate crime and reduce burden on frontline officers. National online hate crime hub announced Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a new national hub to tackle the emerging threat of online hate crime. It will ensure better support for...

    08/10/2017
  24. Life-saving drink drive law turns 50 croston

    In 50 years, drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 to 200 per year - but that's still 200 too many. Thousands of ...

    In 50 years, drink driving deaths have fallen from 1,640 to 200 per year - but that's still 200 too many. Thousands of lives have been saved since the Department for Transport (DfT) introduced the maximum legal drink drive limit 50 years ago this weekend (7 October 2017).

    07/10/2017
  25. Major new road approved for west Preston croston

    Plans to improve motorway access in north Preston have been agreed, as part of a new road scheme known as the Preston Western ...

    Plans to improve motorway access in north Preston have been agreed, as part of a new road scheme known as the Preston Western Distributor. The aim is to provide a major new link from the M55, along the west side of Preston towards Blackpool Road and Riversway. The plans agreed by Lancashire...

    06/10/2017
  26. Cuadrilla to offer virtual tour of Preston New Road fracking site croston

    Cuadrilla is to virtually throw open the doors at its Preston New Road drilling site. There will also be a live stream Q&A ...

    Cuadrilla is to virtually throw open the doors at its Preston New Road drilling site. There will also be a live stream Q&A session called PNR Live. This will give everyone in Lancashire, and beyond, the opportunity to see the operations underway at the site. Viewers will have the...

    06/10/2017
  27. Your Chance to Enter You Can Foster Writing Competition croston

    An inspirational new creative writing competition has been launched in Sefton as part of the regional You Can Foster campaign. ...

    An inspirational new creative writing competition has been launched in Sefton as part of the regional You Can Foster campaign. The aim of the competition is to encourage children and young people in foster care and fostering families to tell their stories and encourage a new generation of...

    06/10/2017
  28. Concern for missing Leyland man croston

    We are concerned for the wellbeing of a man missing from home in Leyland. Geno Boyoh, 49, was seen at his address on Alder ...

    We are concerned for the wellbeing of a man missing from home in Leyland. Geno Boyoh, 49, was seen at his address on Alder Close in Leyland at around 3am this morning (Thursday, October 5th). It is believed that he has left the house and travelled in a taxi to the Preston area. His family...

    06/10/2017
  29. Service enabling faster UK border entry expanded to 15 new countries croston

    Business travellers and frequent visitors from 40 countries can now benefit from faster entry to the UK following the expansion of ...

    Business travellers and frequent visitors from 40 countries can now benefit from faster entry to the UK following the expansion of the government’s Registered Traveller service. From today (5 October), frequent travellers to the UK from 15 new countries are eligible to apply for membership...

    05/10/2017
  30. New PHE figures show decline in HIV diagnosis rates. croston

    Public Health England (PHE) figures show there has been a significant decline in new diagnoses of HIV in the UK in gay and ...

    Public Health England (PHE) figures show there has been a significant decline in new diagnoses of HIV in the UK in gay and bisexual men. The decrease in HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men represents the most exciting development in the UK HIV epidemic in the last 20 years, when effective...

    05/10/2017
  31. Recall to prison. Michael John Davies croston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 41-year-old Wirral man who is wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 41-year-old Wirral man who is wanted on recall to prison. Michael John Davies, who is from Birkenhead, was released from custody on 16th June 2017. He remains on licence until August 2020 in relation to offences of robbery. ...

    05/10/2017
  32. Government announces consultation on organ donation opt-out system croston

    The consultation will propose to automatically enter everyone on the donor register, unless they decide to opt out. The ...

    The consultation will propose to automatically enter everyone on the donor register, unless they decide to opt out. The Prime Minister has announced the intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation. The proposals will include a new opt-out system for organ...

    05/10/2017
  33. Highest number of deaths on Britains roads since 2011 croston

    An increase in the number of vulnerable road users being killed on Britains roads shows a need for a renewed push for safety, ...

    An increase in the number of vulnerable road users being killed on Britain’s roads shows a need for a renewed push for safety, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Figures released last week show that 1,792 people were killed in 2016 – the highest number of...

    04/10/2017
  34. Home Office to crack down on online child sexual abuse croston

    Home Office invests in ground-breaking technology to tackle online child sexual abuse. The UK government is investing ...

    Home Office invests in ground-breaking technology to tackle online child sexual abuse. The UK government is investing £600,000 in groundbreaking technology that allows internet companies to identify and remove indecent images of children from websites at an unprecedented rate, the Home...

    04/10/2017
  35. Patients encouraged to get up and out of bed to aid recovery croston

    A hospital has launched a campaign to encourage patients to get dressed, get up and get moving. The campaign is designed to ...

    A hospital has launched a campaign to encourage patients to get dressed, get up and get moving. The campaign is designed to help patients, where they are able to, maintain physical activity while they are in hospital, which has been shown to aid recovery and help elderly patients maintain their...

    04/10/2017
  36. Home Secretary to consult on new laws on offensive weapons croston

    Home Office to consult on measures to clamp down on the use of offensive and dangerous weapons. Measures to ban the sale of ...

    Home Office to consult on measures to clamp down on the use of offensive and dangerous weapons. Measures to ban the sale of acids to under-18s, prevent children purchasing knives online and restrict access to dangerous firearms will be among a series of legislative changes to be included in...

    03/10/2017

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