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  1. Missing from home Trevor Farthing aberavon

    The family of a man who has been missing for nearly six months have issued a further appeal to find him. Trevor Farthing ...

    The family of a man who has been missing for nearly six months have issued a further appeal to find him. Trevor Farthing was last seen on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, at around 9.30am. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. His family...

    17/12/2017
  2. Measles outbreaks confirmed in 5 areas across UK aberavon

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 5 areas of England. Latest update As of 14 December, there have been 29 confirmed cases in West Yorkshire, 20 confirmed cases in Cheshire and...

    16/12/2017
  3. Titan launch regional campaign to raise awareness of the issue of 'County Lines' aberavon

    The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of County Lines, ...

    The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of ‘County Lines’, a tactic in which organised crime groups from large urban areas recruit others to travel to rural or coastal towns to sell Class A drugs for them. The launch...

    15/12/2017
  4. Martin Mere photo competition winner aberavon

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre have announced the winner of the 2017 Martin Mere Wildlife Photography Competition. Steve Liptrot, ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre have announced the winner of the 2017 Martin Mere Wildlife Photography Competition. Steve Liptrot, who grew up in Leyland, has won the competition with an amazing image of a peregrine hunting. Steve, who now lives in South Wales, said: “I was sat in the Ron...

    15/12/2017
  5. BBFC proposed to enforce age verification of online pornography aberavon

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the ...

    The Government has formally proposed that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) be designated as the regulator for the age verification of online pornography in the UK. Age verification will mean anyone who makes pornography available online on a commercial basis must ensure under 18s...

    14/12/2017
  6. Gritters in action as wintry showers forecast aberavon

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as ...

    Lancashire County Council's gritting teams will be treating roads across the county this afternoon, evening and overnight, as wintry showers are expected to hit the county early this evening. Rain, hail, sleet and snow are predicted, with the potential for difficult driving conditions,...

    13/12/2017
  7. Arriva Industrial dispute has been resolved aberavon

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: Arriva ...

    Following the decision to accept the new, two year pay offer Phil Stone, Managing Director of Arriva North West said: “Arriva North West is delighted that our latest offer of a two year pay agreement has been accepted by our drivers. Throughout this dispute we have maintained that talks and...

    13/12/2017
  8. Highways Englands intelligent network of the future aberavon

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways ...

    Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit the information to Highways England to schedule repairs. In a vision of the future outlined today the government company said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve...

    13/12/2017
  9. 1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas aberavon

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding turning ...

    1 in 10 nurses surveyed have seen people with dementia waiting over a year in hospital. Lack of social care funding ‘turning wards into waiting rooms’ dementia charity warns. At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward – well enough to go home, but...

    13/12/2017
  10. Revellers warned to 'keep a clear head' around the rail network over the festive seas aberavon

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% ...

    7,419 recorded alcohol-related incidents on and around the railway in 2016/17 – an increase of 17% compared with 2015/161 16% of those incidents happened over the festive period Network Rail, British Transport Police and RSSB unite to encourage people to “Keep a Clear Head” on and around...

    12/12/2017
  11. Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act aberavon

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal ...

    A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years. Metal theft has fallen by more than three quarters in 4 years following action by government to tackle a spike in these crimes. A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act,...

    12/12/2017
  12. Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room aberavon

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a ...

    Stroke patients to benefit from new relaxation room Stroke patients at Aintree University Hospital are benefitting from a new relaxation room, which has been designed to help combat some of the psychological effects of a stroke. The room, which is a converted office space, includes...

    11/12/2017
  13. Festive fun at Martin Mere aberavon

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the ...

    With Christmas holidays already creeping up on us we have loads of activities going on at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to get outdoors to walk off the Christmas turkey or your new year’s resolution is get healthier surrounded by wetlands and nature....

    11/12/2017
  14. Missing from home - Arthur Platt-now found aberavon

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming ...

    Arthur Platt has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 83 year-old man who has gone missing in Wirral. Arthur Platt was last seen leaving his home address in Noctorum at 8.50am...

    11/12/2017
  15. Planned roadworks in the North West aberavon

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 8 December 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...

    09/12/2017
  16. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds aberavon

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majestys ...

    Passport holders aged 16 years or over can now use the latest, most convenient way to renew their passport online, Her Majesty’s Passport Office announced today. The online passport renewal service, which takes an average of 10 minutes to complete, has previously only been available to...

    08/12/2017
  17. Christmas drink drive campaign uses friends' influence to help save lives aberavon

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not ...

    Christmas campaign works with Kiss FM to get people encouraging their friends not to drink and drive. Tell your friends not to drink drive this festive period – says latest THINK! campaign starting today (7 December 2017). For this year’s campaign, which runs to January 1 (2018), THINK!...

    07/12/2017
  18. Who is Ian Allen? aberavon

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number ...

    National Crime Agency investigators are appealing for information to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a number of large-scale drug importations. The appeal follows the seizure of 40kgs of cocaine found in a van by Border Force officers based at Coquelles in June 2017. ...

    06/12/2017
  19. Arriva Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off aberavon

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been ...

    Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on Thursday the 7th December has been called off. Strike Action Thursday 7th - Called Off Arriva North West are pleased to confirm planned industrial action by drivers and engineers on the...

    05/12/2017
  20. Back the fight against puppy smugglers and backstreet breeders aberavon

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the ...

    Lord Gardiner sets out his top tips to avoid dishonest pet sellers People planning to add a four-legged friend to the family this Christmas need to be wary of unscrupulous breeders and sellers, animal welfare Minister Lord Gardiner has warned today. The UK is a nation of animal lovers,...

    05/12/2017
  21. 1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year aberavon

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official ...

    Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data. Of the 1.4 million new referrals for talking therapies as part of NHS England’s Increasing Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, 965,000 people began...

    04/12/2017
  22. Highways England lightening the load for hauliers and motorists this Christmas aberavon

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their ...

    A £15bn investment on motorways and major A-roads is helping motorists and hauliers this festive season get to their destinations quicker and with fewer delays. Since it was created in 2015, Highways England has completed 18 road improvements across the country, which is a welcome bonus for...

    04/12/2017
  23. Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents aberavon

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure its set up and used safely and ...

    Are you buying one this Christmas? In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure it’s set up and used safely and securely, so we’ve brought you some expert, practical tips to help. Download an internet security app on mobile devices – including Apple – and ensure you keep it...

    04/12/2017
  24. 2 for 1 entry to Martin Mere aberavon

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT ...

    This December get up close to stunning wetland wildlife thanks to The National Lottery! From 11 to 15 December 2017 WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is offering 2 for 1 admission to National Lottery players to say thanks for the over £10 million WWT has received from the Heritage Lottery Fund...

    04/12/2017
  25. Planned roadworks in the North West aberavon

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 1 December 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...

    02/12/2017
  26. Urgent action needed across the UK care home market aberavon

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action ...

    The CMA is calling for reform of the care home sector so people get the support they need in their old age, and taking action against some homes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published its final findings following an extensive review of whether the residential care...

    01/12/2017
  27. Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham aberavon

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are ...

    Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England. As of 29 November 2017, there were 16 confirmed cases in Leeds, 11 confirmed cases in Liverpool and 9 confirmed cases in...

    01/12/2017
  28. Names top the list for those wishing for a personalised registration this Christmas aberavon

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised ...

    Given the choice, 3 out of 4 motorists would wish for their own name on a number plate if they were given a personalised registration as a gift, according to a recent survey. The DVLA spoke to around 1,000 motorists to get their thoughts on personalised registrations for cars. Whilst names...

    30/11/2017
  29. Do your Self Assessment online, dont miss the deadline aberavon

    Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment (SA), HMRC is ...

    Twenty years since HMRC took its first step into the digital age with the birth of electronic Self Assessment (SA), HMRC is reminding its one million SA customers in the North West to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline. In 1997, the Inland Revenue introduced...

    30/11/2017
  30. Lancashire police officers help in Hurricane Irma aftermath aberavon

    Police officers from Lancashire Constabulary have spent a month in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), providing relief support ...

    Police officers from Lancashire Constabulary have spent a month in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), providing relief support after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Inspector Phil Hutchinson of Lancashire Police led a team of 50 UK officers, including four from Lancashire. Departing on the...

    29/11/2017
  31. Free helplines for Universal Credit claimants aberavon

    From today (29 November 2017) all Universal Credit telephone lines are Freephone numbers. All DWP Universal Credit phone ...

    From today (29 November 2017) all Universal Credit telephone lines are Freephone numbers. All DWP Universal Credit phone lines are now free and nobody will be charged when they need to call to get help with their Universal Credit claim. In October, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions...

    29/11/2017
  32. Viagra will be made available over the counter aberavon

    Following consultation and advice from the Commission on Human Medicines, MHRA is reclassifying Viagra Connect from POM to P. ...

    Following consultation and advice from the Commission on Human Medicines, MHRA is reclassifying Viagra Connect from POM to P. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today announced Viagra Connect (containing sildenafil 50mg) will be formally classified from a...

    29/11/2017
  33. Citizens Advice - home insurance companies are routinely overcharging older people aberavon

    New research suggests home insurance companies are overcharging up to 13 million households in the UK simply for renewing their ...

    New research suggests home insurance companies are overcharging up to 13 million households in the UK simply for renewing their existing policy. Polling conducted on behalf of Citizens Advice found that older people are especially vulnerable to these additional costs. 40% of people over 65...

    29/11/2017
  34. Sex crimes by adults in position of trust up 82% aberavon

    Sex crimes committed by adults in positions of trust have increased by more than 80% since 2014, official figures show. SEX ...

    Sex crimes committed by adults in positions of trust have increased by more than 80% since 2014, official figures show. SEX CRIMES BY ADULTS IN POSITION OF TRUST UP 82% - AS GOVERNMENT PLEDGES TO EXTEND LAW TO SPORTS COACHES Recorded sex offences by adults in a position of trust have risen by...

    29/11/2017
  35. Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading false news aberavon

    Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading false news to turn the public against striking bus workers Unite, the UKs ...

    Unite slams Arriva North West for spreading ‘false news’ to turn the public against striking bus workers Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has slammed Arriva North West for claiming that bus drivers have rearranged strike action from Wednesday 13 December to Sunday 10 December – the day of...

    28/11/2017
  36. New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones aberavon

    New safety laws to help put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development. Police are set to be given powers to ...

    New safety laws to help put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development. Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation. The measures are intended to allow drone users to continue flying safely and...

    26/11/2017

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