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  1. Mert Gereck wanted on recall to prison. formby

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 22-year-old man from St Helens who is wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 22-year-old man from St Helens who is wanted on recall to prison. Mert Gereck was sentenced to three years in prison for the possession of drugs with intent to supply and was released on licence on Thursday, 29 June 2017. His...

    21/04/2018
  2. Resistant gonorrhoea case demonstrates importance of safe sex formby

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired ...

    A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired abroad. Latest update Public Health England (PHE) has been investigating a UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae acquired in South East Asia which had high-level...

    20/04/2018
  3. Warm and humid marathon weekend ahead formby

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we ...

    As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role. After a warm week in which we saw the hottest April day since 1949 with 29.1°C recorded at St James’s Park in London, the warm conditions are forecast to stretch into the weekend, albeit at not quite...

    20/04/2018
  4. New Directions expands Sefton operations formby

    A leading Sefton adult social care provider is expanding the scope of its operations in the borough. Bootle-based New ...

    A leading Sefton adult social care provider is expanding the scope of its operations in the borough. Bootle-based New Directions has taken on two new contracts from Sefton Council, one to provide domiciliary care services in parts of south Sefton, and another to manage a residential...

    20/04/2018
  5. Icon launch date announced formby

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster ICON, as ...

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach has today announced the official opening date of its hotly anticipated new rollercoaster – ICON, as Friday 25th May. Since work on the new £16.25m rollercoaster commenced in December 2016, rollercoaster fans worldwide have been clamouring for news of when they’ll be...

    20/04/2018
  6. BTP policing operation ahead of the Royal Wedding formby

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on ...

    Just one month until the Royal Wedding in Windsor. And with more than 100,000 people expected to travel to the big event on 19 May, British Transport Police officers are gearing up to help them get there safely. We’ll have officers – both highly visible and covert – across the network,...

    20/04/2018
  7. Get your place at the starting line this Bank Holiday at WWT Martin Mere formby

    On your marks, get set, go. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fifth ...

    On your marks, get set, go…………. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is making a splash this bank holiday weekend with the fifth annual plastic duck race on Monday 7 May. Due to popular demand there will be two races this year at 12noon and 3pm. All April, children have been coming in their...

    20/04/2018
  8. LEGO brick animal trail returns to Martin Mere formby

    The amazing GIANT LEGO® brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in the UK, is returning to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre ...

    The amazing GIANT LEGO® brick animal trail, the only one of its kind in the UK, is returning to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this spring with three NEW friends including Sam the Short-eared Owl. This new model was unveiled at Martin Mere. It took an amazing 80 hours to build with an...

    20/04/2018
  9. 200m repair plan to transform citys roads formby

    Liverpool City Council is set to invest an additional £200 million in road repairs in a landmark investment aimed at tacking ...

    Liverpool City Council is set to invest an additional £200 million in road repairs in a landmark investment aimed at tacking the deteriorating quality of the highways network in the city. A report to the city council’s cabinet this Friday, April 20 will set out a plan to invest: £160...

    20/04/2018
  10. Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service urges public to be water aware formby

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is joining a call by UK fire chiefs to warn people of the dangers of drowning when ...

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is joining a call by UK fire chiefs to warn people of the dangers of drowning when involved in activities either in or near water. Statistics show that drowning in the UK in now one of the leading causes of accidental death. In 2016 alone, 315 people...

    19/04/2018
  11. Public warned not to approach wanted man formby

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of ...

    Police continue to ask the public for their help in tracing a man in his 20s who is wanted on recall to prison and on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. Craig Lewis Ford, 25-year-old man who is from the Liverpool area is described as white, 5ft 5in...

    19/04/2018
  12. Foreign Secretary announces 9m to save our oceans formby

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in ...

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson commits £9 million to protect the marine environment and drive economic development in Commonwealth small island states. Britain will use its position as a leading maritime nation to help Commonwealth Small Island Developing states (SIDS) drive economic...

    19/04/2018
  13. Global figures show online child sexual abuse imagery up by a third formby

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch ...

    New data shows 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. Figures released today (April 19, 2018) by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the charity that searches for and removes online child sexual abuse imagery, show that more of this disturbing material is being found than ever before. ...

    19/04/2018
  14. Gemalto awarded the new passport contract formby

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the worlds first carbon neutral passport. It will ...

    The new blue passport will be delivered under this contract and it will be the world’s first carbon neutral passport. It will include a complete redesign of the inside pages that will incorporate the latest developments in secure technologies to keep ahead of forgers and fakers. The 11.5 year...

    19/04/2018
  15. How Can Social Media Companies Stop the Spread of Fake News? formby

    Facebooks actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its ...

    Facebook’s actions to remove content created by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency demonstrate that it is ahead of its competitors in the fight against disinformation. However, this is a retroactive step and the damage has already been done. Facebook published a blog post earlier this...

    19/04/2018
  16. 77 year old woman missing from home formby

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop ...

    Police are urgently appealing for information to find a 77-year-old woman from the Wirral area who was last seen at the bus stop near her home address. Jean Lloyd was last seen yesterday afternoon at around 1.10pm in the Thornton Hough area of the Wirral. She is described as white,...

    18/04/2018
  17. Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution formby

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against ...

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove will today call on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London this week, the Environment Secretary will host...

    18/04/2018
  18. Man contacts police following appeal in connection to exposure formby

    Man contacts police following appeal in connection to exposure - Liverpool Officers from British Transport Police recently ...

    Man contacts police following appeal in connection to exposure - Liverpool Officers from British Transport Police recently appealed for information in connection to an exposure on board a train between Liverpool Lime Street and Hamilton Square. The incident happened at approximately 7.45pm on...

    18/04/2018
  19. A united North joins Minister Jo Johnson to hail a new era of transformation formby

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport ...

    Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era of transport investment in the North. It marks the moment that Transport for the North becomes England’s first ever Sub-national Transport Body and formally takes up its statutory...

    18/04/2018
  20. Blackpool Illuminations, 20,000 free wristbands formby

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues ...

    The free show will be played out on Friday 31 August on the Tower Festival Headland, one of the most iconic outdoor music venues in the UK. Details of the acts and Switch-On personality will be released in the coming weeks. Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We...

    17/04/2018
  21. Merseyside Police comment on ongoing issues at Alder Hey hospital formby

    Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: We continue to provide a policing presence at Alder Hey and recognise the sensitivities ...

    Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: “We continue to provide a policing presence at Alder Hey and recognise the sensitivities involved in this very difficult and sad situation. “Whilst many people have gathered to protest in a peaceful way, Merseyside Police is now investigating a small number of...

    17/04/2018
  22. Hospice hosts first Woof in the Woods formby

    St. Josephs Hospice is hosting its first ever sponsored dog walk, Woof in the Woods, this Sunday and are urging the dogs of ...

    St. Joseph’s Hospice is hosting its first ever sponsored dog walk, Woof in the Woods, this Sunday and are urging the dogs of Sefton and west Lancashire to bark and howl at their owners until they register them for the walk! Woof in the Woods is a 2km dog walk around the beautiful woodlands at...

    17/04/2018
  23. Chief Fire Officer announces move to Australia formby

    Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens has advised Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority that he has accepted the offer to take up the ...

    Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens has advised Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority that he has accepted the offer to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer/Chief Officer of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Victoria, Australia. Chief Officer Stephens said: ‘It has been a real...

    17/04/2018
  24. City bids to boost 'Beatles Quarter' formby

    Liverpool City Council is to produce a masterplan to boost the citys Beatles Quarter and develop its global tourism appeal. ...

    Liverpool City Council is to produce a masterplan to boost the city’s “Beatles Quarter” and develop its global tourism appeal. A report to the council Cabinet next Friday (April 20) is recommending the city creates a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area around Mathew Street,...

    17/04/2018
  25. Missing from home Stephen Boylan formby

    Police are appealing for information to find a 14-year-old boy from St Helens who was last seen on Friday, 13 April. ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a 14-year-old boy from St Helens who was last seen on Friday, 13 April. Stephen Boylan was last seen at Notre Dame Catholic College in Liverpool at around 1.30pm. He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of heavy build, with collar length brown...

    16/04/2018
  26. The Heatwave Plan formby

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for ...

    Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on with the thermometer expected to hit 25 degrees. The Heatwave Plan for England was launched on 1st June 2017. This aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in...

    16/04/2018
  27. Man exposes himself on train in Merseyside formby

    Can you help officers identify this man? They would like to speak with him in connection to inappropriate behaviour on board a ...

    Can you help officers identify this man? They would like to speak with him in connection to inappropriate behaviour on board a train in Merseyside. At approximately 7.45pm on 19 March, a man was on board a train which was travelling between Liverpool Lime Street and Hamilton Square. ...

    16/04/2018
  28. Policing operation at Grand National hailed a success formby

    This year's policing operation at the Aintree Festival has been hailed a success. Around 150,000 racegoers attended the three ...

    This year's policing operation at the Aintree Festival has been hailed a success. Around 150,000 racegoers attended the three day event and each day has seen a great atmosphere with good-natured crowds.Aintree 1Chief Superintendent Dave Charnock said: "The Grand National Festival always brings...

    16/04/2018
  29. Appeal after Ormskirk assault formby

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an ...

    Police are asking for help in identifying the three males pictured who we believe can assist with our enquiries in relation to an assault that occurred at 02:25am on March 4th on Moor St, Ormskirk. The victim received a broken eye socket and broken cheek bone as a result of the assault. ...

    15/04/2018
  30. Country in full swing to party for the royal wedding formby

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later ...

    Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later at their local. With just over 1 month to go until the royal wedding, Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community...

    15/04/2018
  31. Commonwealth unites to end scourge of plastic formby

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth ...

    Prime Minister Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – an agreement between member states to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution. The group has pledged to ban microbeads in...

    15/04/2018
  32. Planned roadworks 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 April but could ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April 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...

    14/04/2018
  33. Western powers strike Syria targets formby

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack ...

    The US, UK and France have carried out air and missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday US President Donald Trump said they hit “targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Loud explosions...

    14/04/2018
  34. Make sure you know where your charity donations are going formby

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important ...

    Advice from the Charity Commission on how to give safely to charities. Giving to charity is a longstanding and important tradition, and the British public are generous when it comes to supporting charitable causes. Sadly, that generosity can sometimes be undermined by those who seek to...

    13/04/2018
  35. Sainsburys recalls its Sliced Beetroot because it may contain small pieces of glass formby

    Sainsburys is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The ...

    Sainsbury’s is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. Product details Product: by Sainsbury’s Sliced Beetroot Jar size: 340g Best before:...

    13/04/2018
  36. Frequent clubbers most at risk of violence from strangers formby

    Going clubbing three or more times a week triples a persons experiences of violence from strangers and acquaintances, says new ...

    Going clubbing three or more times a week triples a person’s experiences of violence from strangers and acquaintances, says new research from Nottingham Trent University. Going to clubs once or twice weekly, using cannabis and being divorced or separated are the other key factors likely to...

    13/04/2018

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