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  1. Deputy PCC visits custody suite to see first-hand the work of volunteers formby

    Merseyside’s Deputy Police Commissioner joined the chair of the Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) scheme yesterday as he carried ...

    MerseysideÂ’s Deputy Police Commissioner joined the chair of the Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) scheme yesterday as he carried out a station visit to check on the welfare of detainees. Cllr Emily Spurrell accompanied volunteer Reverend Peter Beaman as he carried out an unannounced visit to...

    18/02/2018
  2. It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations formby

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, it’s time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 ...

    With just 3 months to go until the royal wedding, itÂ’s time to start thinking about how you can join in the celebrations on 19 May. Holding a street party is a great way to get together with your neighbours to celebrate this special day and weÂ’re providing a handy guide to organising one,...

    18/02/2018
  3. DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers formby

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could ...

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could be removed from the register. Jacqui Turland, the DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Registrar, has confirmed that she will treat driving instructors having...

    18/02/2018
  4. Multimillion pound government funding boost for cycle safety formby

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities ...

    £7 million in funding announced to improve road safety and encourage more people to cycle. Cyclists in a number of cities will benefit from a £7 million government investment in projects to improve road safety, helping create more bike-friendly areas. The funding has been announced as...

    17/02/2018
  5. 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 16 February but ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 February 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...

    17/02/2018
  6. Sellafield incident report - powder spillage formby

    Sellafield incident report – bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle ...

    Sellafield incident report – bottle spillage During routine sampling work in a Sellafield drum filling area, a bottle containing uranium trioxide powder accidentally fell to the floor causing approximately 100-150g to spill out. The operator handling the samples was wearing the correct...

    16/02/2018
  7. Another strike announced on Merseyrail formby

    RMT announcing a strike on the 3rd March only diminishes opportunities to secure the future of their members. Merseyrail ...

    RMT announcing a strike on the 3rd March only diminishes opportunities to secure the future of their members. Merseyrail has called on the RMT to reconsider its position following the announcement of yet further strike action to hit the people of the Liverpool City Region and prioritise the...

    16/02/2018
  8. TITAN North West regional organised crime unit issue conveyancing fraud advice formby

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be ...

    TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, are urging estate agents, solicitors and home buyers across the region to be alert after a number of scams which have left solicitors and clients suffering significant financial losses. Conveyancing Fraud is committed by criminals who...

    16/02/2018
  9. Liverpool sets out plan to save World Heritage status formby

    A report outlining how Liverpool intends to save its World Heritage Status is set to be endorsed by the city council. The ...

    A report outlining how Liverpool intends to save its World Heritage Status is set to be endorsed by the city council. The council, together with Government and Historic England, has drafted a Desired State of Conservation Report (DSOCR) which describes the corrective measures Liverpool is...

    16/02/2018
  10. New rules introduced to protect consumers against ticket touting formby

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from ...

    New rules will require sellers and platforms to provide more information around resold event tickets, protecting consumers from rip off prices. Fans of live events are set to benefit from new rules which will demand more information from sellers on secondary ticket websites. Under the new...

    16/02/2018
  11. Police safety advice ahead of this weekend's Chinese New Year celebrations formby

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekend’s Chinese ...

    Merseyside Police is getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to Liverpool city centre as part of this weekendÂ’s Chinese New Year celebrations. The event will take place over three days, starting tomorrow, Friday 16th February and running until Sunday 18th February with thousands of...

    16/02/2018
  12. Lancashire's young people can vote for their member of the youth parliament formby

    Lancashire's young people now have the chance to mark their crosses next to their preferred candidates and elect their ...

    Lancashire's young people now have the chance to mark their crosses next to their preferred candidates and elect their representatives to the Youth Parliament. Any young person aged 11–19 and who lives in Lancashire is eligible to vote. Voting is now open online until Thursday 15 March. ...

    15/02/2018
  13. With love in the air conception rates soar, NHS figures show formby

    Valentine’s Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was ...

    ValentineÂ’s Day romance leads to a jump in pregnancies, new figures from NHS England show. With love in the air, there was a 5 per cent rise in conceptions around the most romantic day of the year, according to the data gathered to help the NHS provide the best possible care for mums-to-be...

    15/02/2018
  14. City cleans up with green sweeper formby

    Liverpool is trialling an electric street sweeper as part of a drive to make the city green and clean. The test-run of the ...

    Liverpool is trialling an electric street sweeper as part of a drive to make the city green and clean. The test-run of the Bucher CityCat 2-2-ev cleaner is part of a wider plan to introduce a diesel-free fleet of council vehicles in the city centre by 2019, and across the city by 2024. They...

    15/02/2018
  15. Paramedic Lands Top Ambulance Role Driving Forward Emergency Care formby

    Emergency patients in Merseyside are benefitting from even more expert clinical skills as Paramedic, John Collins steps up to ...

    Emergency patients in Merseyside are benefitting from even more expert clinical skills as Paramedic, John Collins steps up to take on a new challenge as Consultant Paramedic for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) making him the top ambulance clinician in the county. Consultant paramedics are...

    15/02/2018
  16. Tax-Free Childcare opens to all eligible families formby

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all ...

    Working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare. oday (14 February 2018) Tax-Free Childcare opens to all remaining eligible families: parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme helps working parents with the cost of childcare. ItÂ’s quick and easy to apply,...

    14/02/2018
  17. Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools formby

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools ...

    A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced today (Wednesday 14 February). The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know...

    14/02/2018
  18. Police appeal for missing 11 year old boy formby

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 11-year-old boy from Liverpool. Thomas Blackburn was last seen in ...

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 11-year-old boy from Liverpool. Thomas Blackburn was last seen in Albany Road, Walton, at 12.30pm on Monday 12th February. Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace Thomas and return him home. Thomas is described as white, around...

    14/02/2018
  19. Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam formby

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory ...

    The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, yesterday, 13 February, opened a statutory inquiry into the charity Oxfam (registered charity number 202918). It comes after the Commission examined documents sent yesterday by Oxfam regarding allegations of...

    14/02/2018
  20. The Rat Pack At The Liverpool Empire formby

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of The Rat Pack at the Liverpool Empire Last night. This is very much a tribute show, ...

    Qlocal was invited to the opening night of The Rat Pack at the Liverpool Empire Last night. This is very much a tribute show, with little story and content except the songs themselves. Some songs really work, such as Sinatra's sparkling duet with Ella Fitzgerald 'The Lady is a Tramp' and his...

    14/02/2018
  21. Third appeal for Ian Cree after he went missing almost three weeks ago. formby

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a ...

    Officers are extremely concerned for his safety and have asked for it to be shared nationally as he may have presented in a hospital or homeless shelter anywhere in the country under a different name or even unknown. Facebook link:...

    14/02/2018
  22. Be flipping careful while cooking this Pancake Day formby

    Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin ...

    Traditionally Shrove Tuesday marks the beginning of Lent, when many people throughout the country make pancakes before they begin a 40 day fast. But amidst all the fun of cooking up sweet treats, itÂ’s important to remember fire safety this Pancake Day. Accidental fires caused by cooking...

    13/02/2018
  23. Public can expect 'gold standard' protection against flu next year formby

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective ...

    The NHS is asking GPs and pharmacists to ensure their influenza vaccine orders for the 2018 to 2019 season use the most effective vaccines for the population. The new guidance is based on recently published expert advice and will ensure the most vulnerable people get the best available...

    13/02/2018
  24. New ‘supercabs’ to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways formby

    Three new HGV ‘supercabs’ are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s ...

    Three new HGV ‘supercabs’ are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways and major A roads. Highways England has announced plans to fund three new unmarked HGV cabs after a single one used by police forces across the country was...

    13/02/2018
  25. Fracking Q and A raises concerns at busy Downholland meetings formby

    It was ‘seconds out, round one’ in the controversial fight to stop fracking on the west Lancashire and Sefton border at the ...

    It was ‘seconds out, round one’ in the controversial fight to stop fracking on the west Lancashire and Sefton border at the first of two important meetings in Haskayne on Saturday. Called by ‘Halsall Against Fracking’ the information and awareness gathering in the morning and afternoon was held...

    13/02/2018
  26. Police and Crime Panel approve PCC’s budget plan formby

    Merseyside Police Commissioner’s proposals to balance the police budget in the face of on-going government grant cuts have been ...

    Merseyside Police CommissionerÂ’s proposals to balance the police budget in the face of on-going government grant cuts have been approved by the body which scrutinises her work. The Police and Crime Panel considered Jane KennedyÂ’s plans to set a balanced budget following seven years of cuts...

    13/02/2018
  27. Operation Sceptre starts today - Force wide formby

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces ...

    British Transport Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a national week of action tackling knife crime. Police forces across the country will be taking part in the operation from 12 – 16 February 18, to coincide with school half term. Operation Sceptre, which originated with the...

    13/02/2018
  28. New proposals to help vulnerable people benefit from cheaper energy formby

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected ...

    Government takes further steps to tackle fuel poverty, consulting on new powers to make it easier for consumers to be protected from unfair energy bills. The government has today (12 February 2018) launched a consultation asking for views on amending the Digital Economy Act to bring in...

    12/02/2018
  29. Appeal to find two missing Scarborough teenagers who could be in the NW formby

    Police in Scarborough have issued an urgent appeal to help find two missing teenagers. Lewis Bonson, 14 and Neil Gordon, 16, ...

    Police in Scarborough have issued an urgent appeal to help find two missing teenagers. Lewis Bonson, 14 and Neil Gordon, 16, both from Scarborough were last seen on the night of Saturday 10 February 2018 by their families but have not been seen since. Lewis Bonson, 14 and Neil Gordon, 16,...

    12/02/2018
  30. Missing from home 'James Jimmy' Hall aged 72-Found safe formby

    James has now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace a missing ...

    James has now been found safe and well. Merseyside Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace a missing 72-year-old man from Southport. James Hall, also known as Jimmy, from Bretton Fold, Southport was last seen in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 12th...

    12/02/2018
  31. Police trial new Home Office mobile fingerprint technology formby

    New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow frontline officers across the country to use their smartphones to identify people ...

    New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow frontline officers across the country to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute – saving police time and reducing costs. An app on an officer’s phone, combined with a handheld scanner, will mean police will be able to...

    12/02/2018
  32. New ‘Share the joy’ campaign promotes shared parental leave rights for parents formby

    Government encourages more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their baby’s first year. new campaign ...

    Government encourages more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their babyÂ’s first year. new campaign shows parents that they can both share childcare in their babyÂ’s first year, and maintain their careers, with Shared Parental Leave around 285,000 couples every year...

    12/02/2018
  33. Invitation to important Moss Alliance meeting tomorrow formby

    The emotive subject of fracking will take centre stage tomorrow for a special meeting called by The Moss Alliance at Haskayne ...

    The emotive subject of fracking will take centre stage tomorrow for a special meeting called by The Moss Alliance at Haskayne Village Hall. It's just one week ahead of a public information day being held by Aurora Energy Resources that's being held on Saturday, 17th Feb. from 12 - 6pm at...

    09/02/2018
  34. Third party puppy sales, Michael Gove launches call for evidence on ban formby

    A ban on third party puppy sales is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to drive up animal welfare ...

    A ban on third party puppy sales is to be explored by the government as part of a package of reforms to drive up animal welfare standards, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today. A call for evidence is launched today seeking views on a possible ban on third party sales, which...

    08/02/2018
  35. Cheque this out - a very special Breathe Easy meeting formby

    Report and photo: Simon Barson Breathe Easy Sefton North held their monthly meeting on Wednesday 7th February at the Dove ...

    Report and photo: Simon Barson Breathe Easy Sefton North held their monthly meeting on Wednesday 7th February at the Dove Centre in Formby. The meeting was a special event, as the speaker was Mike McKeviit, Head of Patient Services, at the British Lung Foundation in London. Mike gave a...

    08/02/2018
  36. Missing from home Joseph O'Keefe formby

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 17-year-old boy from Liverpool. Joseph O'Keefe was last ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 17-year-old boy from Liverpool. Joseph O'Keefe was last seen on Saturday, 3 February at his home address in on Finborough Road, Walton. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as...

    08/02/2018

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