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  1. Fine social networks who fail to protect children online formby

    Next Government must not let internet companies off the hook Websites and social networks must be regulated and fined where ...

    Next Government must not let internet companies off the hook Websites and social networks must be regulated and fined where necessary Under 18s should be given extra protections online automatically The boss of children’s charity the NSPCC is calling for the next Government to crack down...

    28/04/2017
  2. A mixed picture for the Bank Holiday weekend formby

    After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with ...

    After the chilly, wintry weather this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with rain for some too. Over the next few days temperatures will recover closer to what we’d expect for late April as the winds change from a northerly to a southerly...

    28/04/2017
  3. UK drug users at risk from dangerous heroin mix formby

    A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the ...

    A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the north east of England could be present in drugs around the UK, the NCA warned yesterday. Fentanyl, which is up to 100 times stronger than street heroin, and its analogue carfentanyl which is 100 times stronger again, are...

    28/04/2017
  4. Billy Elliot cast announced - Local actor cast in lead role! formby

    Billy Elliot cast announced - Local actor cast in lead role! The Anna-Jane Casey will play Mrs Wilkinson, Martin Walsh ...

    Billy Elliot cast announced - Local actor cast in lead role! The Anna-Jane Casey will play ‘Mrs Wilkinson’, Martin Walsh ‘Dad’, Scott Garnham ‘Tony’ and Andrea Miller ‘Grandma’. They are joined by Adam Abbou (14 years old from Liverpool), Emile Gooding (12 years old from Reading), Haydn May (12...

    28/04/2017
  5. Two further arrests by detectives investigating escape of prisoner Shaun Walmsley formby

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley have arrested a further two people. A ...

    Detectives investigating the escape from lawful custody of Shaun Colin Walmsley have arrested a further two people. A 65-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man, both from Anfield, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting a person unlawfully at large and money laundering. They have been...

    27/04/2017
  6. 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022 formby

    Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start ...

    Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament 3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022. 290,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by 2022 if current trends continue, the TUC has warned. This is equivalent to thirteen extra Sports...

    27/04/2017
  7. Same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better formby

    Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee ...

    Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Culture Committee MEPs advocated tightening up the child protection provisions of EU rules on audiovisual media services and also those on...

    27/04/2017
  8. Merseyside Police has launched a crackdown on car key burglaries in the Sefton area. formby

    Running over three evenings, officers will patrol in marked and unmarked cars in areas where there have been incidents of cars ...

    Running over three evenings, officers will patrol in marked and unmarked cars in areas where there have been incidents of cars being stolen from driveways after keys were taken from inside properties in the past week. Patrols from Local Policing, Roads Policing, Matrix, the Dog Section and...

    27/04/2017
  9. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service urges public to be water aware formby

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service has joined a call by UK fire chiefs to raise awareness of the dangers of everyday activities ...

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service has joined a call by UK fire chiefs to raise awareness of the dangers of everyday activities near water after statistics show that nearly 50% of people who accidently drown in the UK never intended to enter the water. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)...

    26/04/2017
  10. Sefton Council has adopted the Local Plan for the borough. formby

    Councillors agreed to adopt the Local Plan on April 20 following a Full Council meeting at Southport Town Hall. The Local Plan ...

    Councillors agreed to adopt the Local Plan on April 20 following a Full Council meeting at Southport Town Hall. The Local Plan will support the provision of more than 11,000 new homes and over 80 hectares of employment land in the borough and encourage the creation of jobs while protecting the...

    26/04/2017
  11. Merseyrail disappointed that RMT walks away from substantial offer formby

    Following an invitation from Merseyrail to hold meaningful negotiations about the introduction of new trains, the RMT and ...

    Following an invitation from Merseyrail to hold meaningful negotiations about the introduction of new trains, the RMT and Merseyrail met today, for the second time in 11 days. We are committed to bringing an end to this dispute and to ensure that we introduce our new trains in a way that...

    26/04/2017
  12. Public safety threatened by possible break in emergency communications formby

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of ...

    Government has not put in place contingency plans for delays In the report, the Committee warns that a plan to take part of the existing communications system out of service early "strikes a major, potentially catastrophic blow to the ability of our emergency services to carry out their job and...

    24/04/2017
  13. Liverpools Iconic Ferry Set to Dazzle for Another Two Years formby

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blakes artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: ...

    Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Sir Peter Blake’s artwork for the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool, is to be kept until its next major scheduled service at the beginning of 2019. The Snowdrop was due to be...

    24/04/2017
  14. Merseyside Police supports Merseyside Mermaids launch. formby

    Merseyside Police is supporting a new specialist support group for the families dealing with the challenges of gender diversity. ...

    Merseyside Police is supporting a new specialist support group for the families dealing with the challenges of gender diversity. Mermaids launced its Merseyside group on Saturday 22 April with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome for gender variant children and young people. The...

    24/04/2017
  15. CLA welcomes scrapping of plans to increase probate fees formby

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from ...

    Following a campaign by the CLA and others, the Government has dropped plans that would have seen probate fees rise from £155 up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by...

    24/04/2017
  16. Sefton bus network changes set to be implemented formby

    Changes to Sefton bus services as part of the on-going bus network reviews, aimed at creating a simpler, clearer network across ...

    Changes to Sefton bus services as part of the on-going bus network reviews, aimed at creating a simpler, clearer network across the city region, are set to be introduced on Sunday (23rd April). Improvements to services in Sefton include:- Improved link between Maghull and Aintree...

    21/04/2017
  17. Concern growing for missing Blackpool woman formby

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Blackpool woman. 36-year-old Claire Grimshaw was last seen leaving an address on St Heliers Road on Sunday 2nd April to go shopping. She didn’t return home and hasn’t been in contact with her family since. Claire...

    21/04/2017
  18. Launch of Policing with Pride car formby

    Merseyside Police has launched a Police with Pride rainbow patrol car to increase awareness and reporting of hate crime. ...

    Merseyside Police has launched a ‘Police with Pride’ rainbow patrol car to increase awareness and reporting of hate crime. From Monday (Thursday, 20 April 2017) the...

    20/04/2017
  19. Witness appeal launched after M6 collision formby

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway. Police were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after reports of a major incident close to Junction 28 near Leyland (pictured). A Volvo HGV was travelling northbound in...

    20/04/2017
  20. Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere formby

    Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On your marks, get set, ...

    Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. On your marks, get set, go…………. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fourth annual plastic duck race on Monday 1 May at 3pm. All April, children have...

    20/04/2017
  21. Merseyside police appeal for information over city centre burglaries formby

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. ...

    Merseyside police wants to speak to two men in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city centre area of Liverpool. The force has issued photographs of the two individuals in the hope that the public can help trace them. James Riley Marshall Tung

    20/04/2017
  22. Viking and Saxon History on Merseyside formby

    The latest talk, taking place at Formby Library on Tuesday May 9, will bring to life the history of the Vikings and Saxons on ...

    The latest talk, taking place at Formby Library on Tuesday May 9, will bring to life the history of the Vikings and Saxons on Merseyside. Diana Goodier, a member of the ‘Wirhalh Skip Felagr’ – otherwise known as the Wirral Vikings historical re-enactment group, will be giving a talk about...

    20/04/2017
  23. Gangsta Granny at the Liverpool Empire formby

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of David Walliams Gangsta Granny.Adapted from his best selling book the play is a ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of David Walliams Gangsta Granny.Adapted from his best selling book the play is a masterpeice of fun and comedy and should not be missed. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage...

    20/04/2017
  24. Southport Air Show aircraft announcement formby

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to ...

    A Flying Fortress and a Sea Vixen will replace the Red Arrows. A spokesperson for the Air Show said "We are excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this year’s Southport Air Show. Taking place on 15 - 17 September 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the...

    19/04/2017
  25. Georgiana Olteanu missing from home formby

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image ...

    Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of Georgiana Olteanu and officers have issued a new image of her in their continued efforts to locate Georgiana, who has been missing since 18 March. Georgiana Olteanu 3 Merseyside Police has issued an...

    19/04/2017
  26. Eight people have been arrested as part of a major human trafficking operation formby

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning ...

    Lancashire Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning across the country. The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in...

    19/04/2017
  27. New fast-track immigration appeal rules proposed formby

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, ...

    A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention, saving millions of pounds every year, has been drawn up by Ministers. The government today set out plans for a new process for detained foreign nationals appealing a Home Office decision to remove them...

    19/04/2017
  28. Next of kin appeal Lawrence W Brady formby

    Sefton Coroners office is appealing for the family of a 74-year-old man who died in Blundellsands on 14 April to contact them. ...

    Sefton Coroner’s office is appealing for the family of a 74-year-old man who died in Blundellsands on 14 April to contact them. Officers need to trace next of kin of Lawrence W Brady, of Drummoyne Court, The Serpentine North, Blundellsands. Anyone who can help should call Sefton Coroner's...

    19/04/2017
  29. NSPCC and Lidl announce new 3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse formby

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term ...

    NSPCC and Lidl UK announce new £3 million partnership to keep children safe from abuse · Long-term commitment from the supermarket will enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme · Support is vital, with two children...

    19/04/2017
  30. Stop press moos ! formby

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to ...

    The first three Long-horn calves of the season has been born at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, helping the Centre to traditionally manage the reserve. The calves, born from the 26 March, along with all the adults can be viewed from the Ron Barker hide. The centre is still expecting a number of...

    18/04/2017
  31. Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high formby

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the ...

    Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high New figures reveal one person every hour trespasses on the railway and puts their life in danger. Alarming new figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police reveal that more people than ever are risking their...

    18/04/2017
  32. New squad formed to tackle drone threat to prisons formby

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and ...

    The new squad is the latest step in efforts to disrupt drugs and mobile phones in prisons. A specialist squad of prison and police officers has been formed to tackle the threat drones pose to prison security, Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah revealed today. The team of investigators will work...

    18/04/2017
  33. New drive to reduce speeding formby

    Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of the country Officers will today begin a week-long ...

    Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of the country Officers will today begin a week-long campaign of enforcement and education work, as part of a Europe-wide scheme co-ordinated by the European traffic police network TIPSOL. Chief inspector Kris Barnard,...

    17/04/2017
  34. Three arrested as drugs, weapons and cash seized during police raids formby

    Three people have been arrested after drugs, weapons and cash were found during police raids of six homes in Bootle and Seaforth ...

    Three people have been arrested after drugs, weapons and cash were found during police raids of six homes in Bootle and Seaforth this morning. Officers from local policing teams executed the Misuse of Drugs Act warrants in response to information from the public about drug dealing and organised...

    16/04/2017
  35. Know someone with a knife? Name them. Text 88551 formby

    Knife crime, is any crime that involves a sharp or bladed instrument, and can include anything from a kitchen knife or piece of ...

    Knife crime, is any crime that involves a sharp or bladed instrument, and can include anything from a kitchen knife or piece of glass to a potato peeler or knitting needle. Knife crime can range from a threat of violence, where someone is carrying a sharp or bladed instrument to someone who...

    15/04/2017
  36. Driving test changes: 4 December 2017 formby

    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different ...

    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving. The changes will only...

    15/04/2017

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