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  1. Appeal after racial incident on bus formby

    Merseyside Police detectives are issuing a CCTV image of a man we wish to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated public ...

    Merseyside Police detectives are issuing a CCTV image of a man we wish to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated public order offence on a bus in Bootle in July. At around 9.50pm on Saturday, 29 July, the teenage female victim was subjected to racial abuse by an unknown male offender...

    20/08/2017
  2. Tough new measures to protect savers from pension scams formby

    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
  3. Healthwatch Lancashire launches online voice group formby

    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
  4. Body found on Southport to Liverpool railway tracks formby

    Unexplained death - Crosby, Merseyside BTP were called at 10.18am yesterday to reports that a body had been seen by a train ...

    Unexplained death - Crosby, Merseyside BTP were called at 10.18am yesterday to reports that a body had been seen by a train driver near the tracks in Crosby, Merseyside. At a crossing near Brooke Road West. Sadly, a person has been found deceased at the scene. The death is currently being...

    18/08/2017
  5. The Prime Minister's statement on the attack in Barcelona. formby

    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
  6. Schemes to tackle hate crime in the North West pay off formby

    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
  7. How to get in and out of Liverpool during Lime Streets major upgrade formby

    Travellers are being reassured that the Liverpool City Region will remain open for business when the first phase of a major ...

    Travellers are being reassured that the Liverpool City Region will remain ‘open for business’ when the first phase of a major transformation of Liverpool Lime Street kicks off next month (30 September – 22 October). This is the biggest upgrade the station has seen since the 19th Century. The...

    16/08/2017
  8. Please binit4beaches this summer formby

    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
  9. Blackpool Air Show a roaring success formby

    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
  10. Merseyside to benefit from funding to stop violence against sex workers formby

    An innovative project aimed at better protecting street sex workers from sexual and domestic violence, exploitation and ...

    An innovative project aimed at better protecting street sex workers from sexual and domestic violence, exploitation and trafficking will be launched on Merseyside and South Wales after receiving £650,000 of Home Office funding. The Umbrella Project was awarded a share of the £17m Violence...

    15/08/2017
  11. 2016 indicators of a changing climate formby

    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
  12. Government launches proposals to better protect holidaymakers formby

    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
  13. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show formby

    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
  14. Merseyrail offer for Southport Flower Show formby

    Southport Flower Show is the UKs largest independent flower show and a great day out. From Thursday 17th - Sunday 20st ...

    Southport Flower Show is the UK’s largest independent flower show and a great day out. From Thursday 17th - Sunday 20st August 2017, the Southport Flower Show offers gardening inspiration, specialist food, celebrity guests, entertainment and much more. Renowned for its diversity and...

    13/08/2017
  15. Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018 formby

    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
  16. Mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses under new animal welfare plans. formby

    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
  17. So much easier than filling in forms,tax credit customers praise HMRCs services formby

    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
  18. CCTV footage released of man still missing from Preston formby

    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
  19. Wanted man could be in Southport formby

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the publics help to trace a 32-year-old man who is wanted on warrant. Esupur Rahman, who ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a 32-year-old man who is wanted on warrant. Esupur Rahman, who is from the Wavertree area and originally from Bangladesh, is wanted on warrant for breach of a court order. He is described as being Asian, of slim build, with short...

    11/08/2017
  20. Cannabis plants left at the side of the road formby

    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
  21. 47m capital investment in Lancashire's Schools formby

    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
  22. Boy, 14, missing from home formby

    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
  23. New generation of smart cars will now be better protected from hackers formby

    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
  24. Highways England suited and booted for concrete repairs at Spaghetti Junction formby

    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
  25. Details of an incident at Sellafield on 14 June 2017. formby

    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
  26. NSPCC demands: Make it a crime to sell or own a child sex doll formby

    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
  27. International effort to tackle misleading online reviews formby

    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
  28. Come and celebrate 50th anniversary of MFRS Training Academy formby

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is holding two summer open days at its stations in Croxteth, Liverpool and Southport and ...

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is holding two summer open days at its stations in Croxteth, Liverpool and Southport – and everyone is invited along! On Friday, August 11 the Service will celebrate 50 years of the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Training & Development Academy opening at...

    01/08/2017
  29. The crowds came out to celebrate Liverpools biggest ever Pride event formby

    Liverpool Pride has spread huge amounts of International Love with this weekends celebrations proving to be the biggest and best ...

    Liverpool Pride has spread huge amounts of International Love with this weekend’s celebrations proving to be the biggest and best yet. Thousands of people flocked to the two-day LGBT+ celebration which brought a colourful party atmosphere to Liverpool city centre over the weekend. Festival...

    31/07/2017
  30. 18-year-old missing from Kirkham formby

    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
  31. Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, formby

    Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals Counselling sessions rise by 12 per cent in one ...

    Girls as young as 13 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals Counselling sessions rise by 12 per cent in one year Figures released as school summer holidays begin, a time when some families can exploit the long breaks to take children abroad and force them to marry Young...

    31/07/2017
  32. Tesco hit with major 8 million fine for pollution incident formby

    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. ...

    Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. Tesco Stores Ltd has been ordered to pay over £8million in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a pollution incident. The incident, which occurred in July 2014,...

    31/07/2017
  33. Merseyside Police officer jailed for perverting the course of justice and forgery formby

    A Merseyside Police officer, who pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and forgery, has been jailed for three years ...

    A Merseyside Police officer, who pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and forgery, has been jailed for three years and four months, and dismissed from the force. An investigation carried out by Merseyside Police, and managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC),...

    30/07/2017
  34. Changes to UK aviation security formby

    Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey. Restrictions on carrying ...

    Large phones, laptops and tablets now allowed in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey. Restrictions on carrying large phones, laptops and tablets in the cabin have been lifted on all UK bound flights from the following airport: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Passengers on flights...

    29/07/2017
  35. Police appeal after murder 11 years ago formby

    Detectives investigating the murder of grandfather from Thornton James Stanton, are appealing for information 11 years after he ...

    Detectives investigating the murder of grandfather from Thornton James Stanton, are appealing for information 11 years after he was killed in a bid to find those responsible. Police are offering a reward of £20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for...

    29/07/2017
  36. Frack Free Southport's Golf Not Gas campaign formby

    Members of Frack Free Southport (FFS), Halsall Against Fracking, and Green Party members spent 4 afternoons during the Open, both ...

    Members of Frack Free Southport (FFS), Halsall Against Fracking, and Green Party members spent 4 afternoons during the Open, both soggy and sunny, gently raising awareness of the threat to England’s Golf Coast from fracking. Thanks to the co-operation of the police and security staff, they handed...

    29/07/2017

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