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  1. Penwortham Bypass plans submitted formby

    The planning application has been submitted by Lancashire County Council for the £17.5m Penwortham Bypass, which aims to ...

    The planning application has been submitted by Lancashire County Council for the £17.5m Penwortham Bypass, which aims to reduce congestion through the town. The proposed bypass will run along the south western side of Penwortham between the A59 Liverpool Road and the A582, forming a junction...

    24/01/2017
  2. Concern for man, 34, missing from Blackpool formby

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a man who is missing from Blackpool. Andrew Dickinson, 34, was last seen ...

    Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a man who is missing from Blackpool. Andrew Dickinson, 34, was last seen at his home address in the Mereside area of Blackpool at around 3am on Sunday, January 22. He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build with collar...

    24/01/2017
  3. Higher penalties for speeding offences. formby

    Today, new sentencing guidelines have been published that will be used in all magistrates courts in England and Wales. ...

    Today, new sentencing guidelines have been published that will be used in all magistrates courts in England and Wales. Magistrates’ courts deal with lower level offences and hear the vast majority of criminal cases that come before the courts. The new guidelines cover the very varied range...

    24/01/2017
  4. Air pollution advice to the public formby

    Widespread moderate and high air pollution levels are currently being measured across many parts of the UK due to still and foggy ...

    Widespread moderate and high air pollution levels are currently being measured across many parts of the UK due to still and foggy weather conditions, with some isolated pockets of very high pollution mainly across southeast England but also possibe for some urban areas of Northern Ireland, central...

    24/01/2017
  5. Merseyside Police crack down on use of mobile devices behind the wheel formby

    Merseyside Police is carrying out a week of action this week (Monday, 23 January) to target drivers using their mobile phones and ...

    Merseyside Police is carrying out a week of action this week (Monday, 23 January) to target drivers using their mobile phones and other handheld devices, as part of a national enforcement and awareness campaign. The campaign is being launched ahead of new legislation expected to be introduced...

    23/01/2017
  6. Merseyrail tops Which? poll formby

    Merseyrail has once again topped the Which?s annual train survey, securing 72 per cent for overall satisfaction. This is the ...

    Merseyrail has once again topped the Which?’s annual train survey, securing 72 per cent for overall satisfaction. This is the second time that Merseyrail has secured the highest score in this poll. ‘Merseyrail is a high performing train operator, consistently topping industry indicators for...

    23/01/2017
  7. Eating burnt toast is bad for you formby

    Food Standards Agency and Olympian Denise Lewis team up to offer advice on minimising levels of the potentially harmful chemical ...

    Food Standards Agency and Olympian Denise Lewis team up to offer advice on minimising levels of the potentially harmful chemical in home cooking. Today, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching a campaign to ‘Go for Gold’, helping people understand how to minimise exposure to a possible...

    23/01/2017
  8. CLA calls on MPs to back seasonal workers scheme formby

    Rural business leaders have called on MPs to back a new seasonal workers scheme which allows migrant workers access to vital jobs ...

    Rural business leaders have called on MPs to back a new seasonal workers scheme which allows migrant workers access to vital jobs across the rural economy. Responding to a government inquiry on immigration, the CLA which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses said the sector needs...

    23/01/2017
  9. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years formby

    New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years. Boost for ...

    New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years. Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years. New cars and motorcycles could no longer require an MOT for the first 4 years on the road under plans to save...

    22/01/2017
  10. Planned road works in the North West formby

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 January and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 20 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...

    21/01/2017
  11. Recruitment opens for Britains best summer jobs formby

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save ...

    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are seeking new recruits to help the charity keep people safe on beaches and save lives. Recruitment has opened nationally for this summer’s crop of beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI’s aim...

    20/01/2017
  12. Let's Go Green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity formby

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the ...

    Comedian Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - and wants as many people as possible to join in the fundraising fun. The Still Open All Hours and Benidorm star is leading the way in turning green as part of a £15 million Appeal to help build Liverpool's first...

    20/01/2017
  13. Public information exhibitions for shortlisted A5036 options formby

    People living around the A5036 Port of Liverpool route in Merseyside are being reminded that public information exhibitions on ...

    People living around the A5036 Port of Liverpool route in Merseyside are being reminded that public information exhibitions on shortlisted options for its replacement or improvement will get underway next week. The route, north of Liverpool city centre, links the port to the motorway network...

    19/01/2017
  14. North West Puddle Jumping Championships. formby

    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
  15. North West Ambulance Service requires improvement. formby

    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
  16. BTP statement regarding viewing pornography on the railway network formby

    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
  17. Man wanted in connection with assault formby

    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
  18. Government backs Homelessness Bill with 48 million for councils formby

    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
  19. Councils respond to 1.2 billion local roads funding allocations for 2017/18 formby

    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
  20. Rock n Roll back for 2017 formby

    In partnership with Liverpool City Council, Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon is back and promises to be ...

    In partnership with Liverpool City Council, Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon is back and promises to be bigger and better than before. The popular running event is set to take part in the 50 Summers of Love celebration, embracing the music and culture of 1967. As the 50th...

    17/01/2017
  21. Central Library course is history formby

    A brand new course is on offer for anyone who wants to uncover their family tree and learn more about the history of Liverpool. ...

    A brand new course is on offer for anyone who wants to uncover their family tree and learn more about the history of Liverpool. For the first time, Liverpool Record Office is running a special five week course, which starts on Monday 13 February (2-4pm), to give people all the know-how they...

    17/01/2017
  22. Job opportunities with MFRS formby

    Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service are looking for new Fire Control Operators to join our busy Control room, to help deal with ...

    Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service are looking for new Fire Control Operators to join our busy Control room, to help deal with emergency calls from across the whole of Merseyside. As well as handling calls from the public, our Control team also deals with calls from organisations such as the...

    17/01/2017
  23. NWAS Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care formby

    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
  24. Sefton Bus Review formby

    Sefton is the latest area to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network, with the aim ...

    Sefton is the latest area to be reviewed as part of a wider review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network, with the aim of creating an improved and simpler network. It’s also about ensuring that the increasingly limited funding we have for supported services – those services that...

    16/01/2017
  25. New vehicle tax rates formby

    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 you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  26. Better support for bereaved families formby

    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
  27. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision formby

    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
  28. None For The Road December Campaign Sees 30% Decrease In Drink Driving Arrests formby

    Merseyside Police is pleased to announce that the vast majority of motorists in Merseyside listened to drink driving advice over ...

    Merseyside Police is pleased to announce that the vast majority of motorists in Merseyside listened to drink driving advice over the Christmas period, with a 30% decrease in arrests for drink driving offences from the previous year’s campaign. However, the number of drivers testing positive for...

    14/01/2017
  29. Planned road works in the North West formby

    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
  30. Man dies following collision on M6 formby

    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
  31. Merseysiders are paying the highest prices for energy formby

    We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us are paying more than others for the ...

    We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us are paying more than others for the exact same product. The price of energy varies by region, and Merseyside, along with North Wales, have the highest average cost in the country. The average...

    13/01/2017
  32. Name a Swan at Martin Mere formby

    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
  33. Government allocates 1.2 billion roads funding to councils formby

    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
  34. Furniture transformation project supporting homeless initiatives formby

    A project supporting homeless people in Sefton is using upcycling and furniture restoration training to enable homeless and ...

    A project supporting homeless people in Sefton is using upcycling and furniture restoration training to enable homeless and unemployed people to get back into their own accommodation and gain valuable employment skills. The ‘Upcycle It (Sefton) Project is run by the Emmaus Merseyside...

    12/01/2017
  35. Men come out top in battle of the taxes formby

    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
  36. Disruption to Lancashire's rail network formby

    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

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