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  1. North West low paid unaware of National Minimum Wage rules croston

    Most low paid workers in the North West would be unaware if they were being illegally denied the National Minimum Wage, it has ...

    Most low paid workers in the North West would be unaware if they were being illegally denied the National Minimum Wage, it has been revealed. HM Revenue and Customs, which investigates National Minimum (NMW) and Living Wage (NLW) breaches, revealed a survey of low paid workers across the...

    29/03/2017
  2. The lighter evenings are here but were still behind the times croston

    The lighter evenings are here but were still behind the times The coming of spring and the changing of the clocks means ...

    The lighter evenings are here – but we’re still behind the times The coming of spring and the changing of the clocks means lighter evenings, more time spent outside and a brighter drive home. But family safety charity RoSPA is campaigning to increase the number of evening daylight hours...

    28/03/2017
  3. Mum and 10 week old baby boy missing from home croston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 25-year-old woman. Sophie Callaghan, who is from ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 25-year-old woman. Sophie Callaghan, who is from the Toxteth area, was last seen on Wednesday 22nd March in Prescot. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her, and her 10 week-old baby boy, since. She...

    28/03/2017
  4. Rare Nene gosling hatched at Martin Mere croston

    Wardens at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating an early Easter present after one rare Nene gosling recently hatched in ...

    Wardens at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating an early Easter present after one rare Nene gosling recently hatched in mid-March. Only about 1,000 Nenes – pronounced ‘nay-nay’ after their call – survive in the wild in their native Hawaii. The gosling , born on 17 March, has spent...

    28/03/2017
  5. New app to report Asian hornet sightings croston

    Asian Hornet Watch - new app launched to help people quickly and easily report sightings of this invasive species. The ...

    Asian Hornet Watch - new app launched to help people quickly and easily report sightings of this invasive species. The nation’s smartphones are the latest weapon in the fight to prevent the spread of the Asian hornet, thanks to a new app which has been launched today. People will be able...

    28/03/2017
  6. New 1 coin becomes legal tender croston

    The new 12-sided coin is being rolled out across the country, in a major boost to tackle the rise of counterfeits. The new ...

    The new 12-sided coin is being rolled out across the country, in a major boost to tackle the rise of counterfeits. The new £1 coin becomes legal tender from today. This is the first new £1 coin to be introduced in more than 30 years and will be the most secure of its kind in the world –...

    28/03/2017
  7. Here comes summer! croston

    Blackpool is gearing up for a bumper season with a host of exciting new events and attractions lined up for 2017. At the ...

    Blackpool is gearing up for a bumper season with a host of exciting new events and attractions lined up for 2017. At the annual Season Launch event attended by hundreds of people operating in the tourism industry, it was revealed that: Nickelodeon will be bringing back an even bigger and...

    27/03/2017
  8. Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers croston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace two brothers from Liverpool who are wanted on recall to prison. David John Gaskell, 27 years, was sentenced to nine-and-half-years in prison on 18 January 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of causing death by...

    27/03/2017
  9. High Sheriff's Young Citizen of the Year winner announced croston

    A Skelmersdale teen has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2017. Grant Walker, 18, topped ...

    A Skelmersdale teen has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2017. Grant Walker, 18, topped a list of more than 65 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community. The announcement was made during a...

    27/03/2017
  10. Oh What A Night! JERSEY BOYS is heading back to Liverpool! croston

    ERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the ...

    ERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million...

    25/03/2017
  11. Planned road works in the North West croston

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West– summary for Monday 27 to Sunday 2 April 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    24/03/2017
  12. POLICE are investigating the death of a baby croston

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old ...

    Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday (March 23rd) by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old baby girl at an address in Lostock Hall. The girl sadly died a short time later at the Royal Preston Hospital. The death is being treated as suspicious and a post...

    24/03/2017
  13. Man charged following fatal Whitestake collision croston

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of ...

    A man has been charged with driving offences in relation to a fatal collision in Whitestake last August. Leo McCarthy, 32, of Robin Hey, Leyland was recently charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. We were called around 12.50am on...

    24/03/2017
  14. Police statement following incident in London croston

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak ...

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak on behalf of everybody in Lancashire Constabulary when I say our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the Metropolitan Police officer...

    23/03/2017
  15. Civil war breaks out in Pleasureland amusement park croston

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in Pripyat battleground Southport Pleasureland ...

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in ‘Pripyat’ battleground Southport Pleasureland was transformed into an Airsoft themed park last weekend for a huge civil war style shootout. A massed group of Airsoft players – a sport where teams enact makeshift...

    23/03/2017
  16. Greater recognition needed for older people's contribution croston

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older ...

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older people make to society. The move follows a report by the Government Office for Science, called Future of an Aging Population, which looks in detail at the contribution...

    23/03/2017
  17. Primark product recall croston

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential ...

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential choking hazard. The high street store is offering customers a full refund after it was discovered that the bow attachment may become detached. A spokesman for...

    22/03/2017
  18. How to teach your kids about Cybersecurity croston

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or ...

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or just watching some hilarious cat videos, we are spending more and more time online. We are bombarded with more and more information and the technology to handle this...

    22/03/2017
  19. No Merseyrail Trains on Grand National Day croston

    RMT confirms new strike date on Merseyrail in fight to retain safety-critical guards. RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a new ...

    RMT confirms new strike date on Merseyrail in fight to retain safety-critical guards. RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed a new strike date on Merseyrail after the company wrecked talks yesterday over the crucial issue of the future of the safety critical role of the guard. Drivers and guards...

    22/03/2017
  20. Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out croston

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The ...

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The new service means that the majority of adults can now renew their passport online. Following a successful pilot in 2016, over 240,000 people have renewed their passport...

    22/03/2017
  21. Register for Ride The Lights 2017 and you could win big croston

    Its the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys ...

    It’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys prize package including a pair of children’s bikes plus a £200 Smyths Toys Superstores gift voucher. Every year, thousands of people get on their bikes to take part in...

    22/03/2017
  22. The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre croston

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art group has been in existence since 1970 and is an integrated member of the community with monthly meetings, professional painting demonstrations and weekly painting...

    22/03/2017
  23. UK families will see bills cut as date announced for launch of Tax-Free Child care croston

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can ...

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website...

    22/03/2017
  24. 20,000 of Walmsley's money in a bid to find him and put him back behind bars croston

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his ...

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his capture and being returned to prison. The reward is made up of £20,000 of Walmsley's own money, which was seized by officers following his arrest and conviction for the...

    21/03/2017
  25. Average speed cameras to be enforced croston

    Average speed cameras to be enforced A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on ...

    Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on the A6 London Road, Preston, it has been confirmed. Following their installation and a successful period of testing, the cameras will now go live for enforcement along...

    21/03/2017
  26. Lancashire schools are top of the class croston

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ...

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ratings, Lancashire is in the top quarter in the country. Figures to March 2017 showed that 23.8% of Lancashire schools were outstanding, and 68.5% were good, compared to...

    21/03/2017
  27. Challenging stigma around TB on World TB Day croston

    To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around ...

    To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around Tuberculosis (TB). Led by the World Health Organisation, World TB Day is held every year on 24 March to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of the disease and...

    21/03/2017
  28. Two teenage girls missing croston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace two teenage females. Lilly Jones, 17 years, from Tarbock Green ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace two teenage females. Lilly Jones, 17 years, from Tarbock Green and Morgan Pybis, 16 years, from Old Swan have been reported missing. MISSING: Lilly Jones, 17...

    20/03/2017
  29. Last day for NPAS Warton-Watch croston

    Today is the last operational day for the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Goodnight ...

    Today is the last operational day for the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Goodnight & thank you! pic.twitter.com/y6TCwL8jAD& ;mdash; NPAS...

    20/03/2017
  30. Re-appeal for information - Phillip Maddox from Rainford croston

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area of Merseyside. ...

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area of Merseyside. Officers wish to trace Phillip Maddox after an assault that took place in St Helens on Saturday, 16 January 2016. Efforts have been made by the police to find Maddox,...

    20/03/2017
  31. Dustys GIANT Easter Duck Hunt croston

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we need children to help us and Dusty Duck find them this Easter holidays as part of Dusty’s GIANT Duck Hunt. You’ll need to use all your special detective skills to...

    20/03/2017
  32. BTP urges drivers and pedestrians to stay safe when using region's level crossings croston

    Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do ...

    Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do their level best to stay safe when using crossings.

    20/03/2017
  33. UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment croston

    Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades. ...

    Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades. A Challenger 2 tank and other armoured vehicles from 20 Armoured Infantry Brigade being loaded onto...

    19/03/2017
  34. Planned road works in the North West croston

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    18/03/2017
  35. Man, 28, wanted in connection with incidents in Skelmersdale and Manchester croston

    Police are appealing for help locating a man from Upholland who is wanted in connection with a robbery, an assault and a burglary. ...

    Police are appealing for help locating a man from Upholland who is wanted in connection with a robbery, an assault and a burglary. Craig William Shelley, 28, is wanted after a man was punched to the head and face and had his car keys stolen during an incident which occurred on December 26th...

    18/03/2017
  36. Appeal for sponsors for Ormskirk MotorFest croston

    The date has been set for one of the biggest free family events in the North West of England to take place in Ormskirk, and you ...

    The date has been set for one of the biggest free family events in the North West of England to take place in Ormskirk, and you can help make it an even bigger success. The Ormskirk MotorFest has been a hugely popular occasion since it began in 2011, attracting around 30,000 people in 2015...

    17/03/2017

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