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  1. BTP issue urgent trespass warning ahead of school holidays atherton

    British Transport Police have put extra patrols in place in a bid to prevent a rise in the number of incidents of trespass during ...

    British Transport Police have put extra patrols in place in a bid to prevent a rise in the number of incidents of trespass during the school summer holidays. Every year, youngsters are lured to the railway, either out of curiosity or boredom, seemingly oblivious to the risks of high speed...

    21/07/2017
  2. Ł13 million fund to increase England's woodland atherton

    The next round of the Woodland Creation grant has been confirmed. A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees ...

    The next round of the Woodland Creation grant has been confirmed. A £13 million fund to help landowners plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk will soon open for applications, Forestry Minister Thérèse Coffey confirmed today. Farmers, foresters...

    21/07/2017
  3. Mark O'Meara gets The Open underway - Video atherton

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will ...

    The 1998 Open winner Mark O'Meara hit the first shot of the 2017 Open this morning. In damp and rainy conditions 156 players will tackle the famous Royal Birkdale links. It is expected to brighten up during the morning. Over 200,000 people are expected to attend over the four days of the...

    20/07/2017
  4. Merseyflow tolling – you can register now atherton

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee ...

    From today you can register for the merseyflow tolling system that will operate on the new Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges. There are a number of ways to register, with the website – www.merseyflow.co.uk Here’s how to register: There are a range of sign up methods available, but...

    19/07/2017
  5. Appeal after prisoner absconds from Kirkham Prison atherton

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool ...

    Police are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham. David McConnell, 34, from Liverpool is serving a sentence of nine years and six months after he was convicted of drugs and burglary offences at Liverpool Crown Court in October 2014. He absconded from...

    19/07/2017
  6. Rip off card-charges to be outlawed atherton

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the ...

    Rip-off card charges will be consigned to history, after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the country. The government is unveiling new rules that will mean card-charging in Britain - where people can be charged 20% extra for purchases like a flight just for...

    19/07/2017
  7. Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime atherton

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The ...

    The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. Amber Rudd announced her intention...

    18/07/2017
  8. Increasing fears over children in NW being left home alone during summer holidays atherton

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in North West after receiving calls ...

    The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and childrenÂ’s services in North West after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the leading childrenÂ’s charity has revealed...

    18/07/2017
  9. John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show atherton

    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...

    17/07/2017
  10. Inflatable boats and toys don't belong at the beach atherton

    Blow up boats and toys are great fun in the swimming pool, but we do not recommend their use at the seaside. This is because they ...

    Blow up boats and toys are great fun in the swimming pool, but we do not recommend their use at the seaside. This is because they can easily be blown out to sea. Liz Hanson, Senior Maritime Operations Officer for UK Coastguard says, “We strongly recommend that blow up boats and toys are...

    17/07/2017
  11. Great reason to buy a Dashcam atherton

    Insurance scams are on the increase and criminals will find any way possible to con the insurance companies. People often direct ...

    Insurance scams are on the increase and criminals will find any way possible to con the insurance companies. People often direct message to the Police asking if dashcams are worth buying? This will answer your question.

    16/07/2017
  12. The wait is almost over atherton

    A host of the world’s greatest golfers have descended on Royal Birkdale as excitement reaches fever pitch ahead of The 146th Open ...

    A host of the world’s greatest golfers have descended on Royal Birkdale as excitement reaches fever pitch ahead of The 146th Open getting under way on Sunday. • Excitement reaches fever pitch with just hours to go until The 146th Open gets under way. • US star Dustin Johnson is favourite...

    16/07/2017
  13. Planned roadworks in the North West atherton

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 July 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 14 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    15/07/2017
  14. State of the nation’s health revealed in landmark report from PHE atherton

    Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England. The ‘Health ...

    Public Health England (PHE) has published a milestone report on the health of the population in England. The ‘Health Profile for England’ report is the first time PHE has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. People are living...

    14/07/2017
  15. New drug strategy to safeguard vulnerable and stop substance misuse atherton

    The Home Secretary has today launched the government’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of ...

    The Home Secretary has today launched the governmentÂ’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of individuals recovering from drug dependence. Each year in the UK, drugs cost society £10.7 billion in policing, healthcare and crime, with drug-fuelled theft alone...

    14/07/2017
  16. Coastguard issues important safety message whilst sand hole training (with footage) atherton

    Sand hole collapses are rare but can be lethal if you become trapped in one. There's nothing wrong with digging holes at the beach ...

    Sand hole collapses are rare but can be lethal if you become trapped in one. There's nothing wrong with digging holes at the beach and filling them with water for your kids to play in. But if you dig a hole so deep that your head is barely poking out or burrow into a sand dune then you could be...

    11/07/2017
  17. Typhoon Confirmed for Southport Air Show Friday Night Event atherton

    Visitors to this year’s Southport Air Show will be treated to a rare dusk display by the Eurofighter Typhoon on the Friday night ...

    Visitors to this yearÂ’s Southport Air Show will be treated to a rare dusk display by the Eurofighter Typhoon on the Friday night (September 15). As well as the Typhoon, there are a number of confirmed evening displays, LED lights, pyrotechnics and a grand firework finale during the event...

    11/07/2017
  18. Journey planning advice for weekend of Royal events atherton

    Drivers heading to Merseyside and Cheshire on one of the region’s busiest weekends of the year will be helped on their journeys ...

    Drivers heading to Merseyside and Cheshire on one of the region’s busiest weekends of the year will be helped on their journeys by Highways England. Wednesday next week (19 July) kicks off a five-day ‘long weekend’ of events starting with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at...

    10/07/2017
  19. Illumination switch-on stars announced atherton

    The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations ...

    The musician Example and Lytham Festival star, Louisa Johnson, are among the acts announced for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert. Pop star Conor Maynard and dance troop, Diversity are also on the bill for the free event on the Tower Festival Headland on Friday, 1st September. ...

    10/07/2017
  20. Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons atherton

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, reveals huge haul of drugs and mobile phones. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons ...

    Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, reveals huge haul of drugs and mobile phones. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over 40 years...

    09/07/2017
  21. Crackdown on fake holiday sickness claims atherton

    Ministers step in to tackle sickness claims culture which is damaging Britain’s reputation overseas and could drive up holiday ...

    Ministers step in to tackle sickness claims culture which is damaging BritainÂ’s reputation overseas and could drive up holiday costs. Plans to clamp down on bogus holiday sickness claims have been announced by ministers today. The move follows concerns from the travel industry that more...

    09/07/2017
  22. Innovative vehicle to grid technology to receive Ł20 million atherton

    A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. ...

    A £20 million government investment will help develop electric vehicles capable of returning electricity to the grid. The new investment will support vehicle-to-grid projects as part of the governmentÂ’s Industrial Strategy and create a smarter energy system, while increasing the numbers of...

    08/07/2017
  23. Planned roadworks in the North West atherton

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July 2017. The following summary of planned new ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 10 to Sunday 16 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances....

    07/07/2017
  24. NSPCC Statement on Snap Maps Following Police & School Warnings atherton

    SNAPCHATTERS WARNED NOT TO MAP THEIR LOCATION * NSPCC urges Snapchatters not to broadcast their location to strangers ...

    SNAPCHATTERS WARNED NOT TO MAP THEIR LOCATION * NSPCC urges Snapchatters not to broadcast their location to strangers * Call for young people to be given Safe Accounts on social media * Police and schools have issued warnings of the dangers The NSPCC is...

    07/07/2017
  25. Become a wildlife ranger atherton

    Let the Kids Go Wild this Summer Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre 21 July – 3 September ...

    Let the Kids Go Wild this Summer Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre 21 July – 3 September Children of all ages can join Dusty Duck, pick up their very own FREE log book and become real-life wildlife rangers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer holiday.

    07/07/2017
  26. Asda has complied with its commitment to clear pricing atherton

    Asda has complied with a commitment given to the CMA last year to ensure its promotional pricing is fair and clear for shoppers. ...

    Asda has complied with a commitment given to the CMA last year to ensure its promotional pricing is fair and clear for shoppers. After completing a review of AsdaÂ’s improved approach to clearer pricing on offers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) welcomes the steps taken by the...

    06/07/2017
  27. Staggering amount of prize money on offer at The Open atherton

    The Champion Golfer of the Year will win USD 1,845,000 at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The R&A announced that the ...

    The Champion Golfer of the Year will win USD 1,845,000 at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The R&A announced that the total prize fund will be USD10,250,000. Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “We are operating in an increasingly global marketplace and have made the decision...

    06/07/2017
  28. Archives uncover murder of officer stabbed at Wigan station 122 years ago atherton

    BTP History Week. It was a warm September night in 1895 when Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd of the London and North Western ...

    BTP History Week. It was a warm September night in 1895 when Detective Sergeant Robert Kidd of the London and North Western Railway Police, a father of seven children all under the age of 12, attended Wigan station following a recent spate of thefts from goods wagons. Kidd, a former...

    06/07/2017
  29. Parents urged to remind teenagers to get MenACWY vaccine atherton

    PHE is calling for more take up of the MenACWY vaccine in eligible young people, which protects against deadly meningitis and ...

    PHE is calling for more take up of the MenACWY vaccine in eligible young people, which protects against deadly meningitis and septicaemia. Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia. Those who are...

    06/07/2017
  30. Over 150,000 annual deaths from lung cancer, lung and heart disease atherton

    PHE campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are symptoms of these diseases. ...

    PHE campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are symptoms of these diseases. Public Health England (PHE) has launched a national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ awareness campaign which prompts people with symptoms of some of the leading causes of...

    06/07/2017
  31. Government launches transport investment plan for Britain atherton

    A new strategy explains how local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund and the proposed creation of a major road ...

    A new strategy explains how local roads will benefit from a multi-billion pound fund and the proposed creation of a major road network. Highways and major roads. new strategy sets how transport investment can deliver a stronger, fairer Britain in good news for motorists, plans include...

    05/07/2017
  32. The producers of Cilla the musical have found their star atherton

    Following weeks of open auditions at venues up and down the country – the producers of Cilla the Musical have found their star. ...

    Following weeks of open auditions at venues up and down the country – the producers of Cilla the Musical have found their star. Kara Lily Hayworth has fought off thousands of hopefuls to be named as the girl who will step into the Legend’s coveted shoes in the first ever musical about the star’s...

    04/07/2017
  33. Billion pound connectivity boost to make buffering a thing of the past atherton

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country. ...

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country. Brits will soon see the back of internet buffering and painfully slow download times, following the launch of a new fund today, which will support the rollout of cutting-edge...

    03/07/2017
  34. The outdoor industry pledges to help Great Britain GetOutside atherton

    Ordnance Survey’s (OS) social initiative GetOutside, which aims to make the outdoors enjoyable, accessible and safe to all, has ...

    Ordnance SurveyÂ’s (OS) social initiative GetOutside, which aims to make the outdoors enjoyable, accessible and safe to all, has gained further momentum in recognition for the impact it is already having in Great Britain by partnering with the European ItÂ’s Great Out There (IGOT) Coalition. ...

    01/07/2017
  35. All types of metal-on-metal hip implants need regular review atherton

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a precautionary measure has issued updated guidance for ...

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a precautionary measure has issued updated guidance for healthcare professionals who manage patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip replacements. Previous guidance was issued to ensure appropriate followup to monitor the...

    01/07/2017
  36. Planned roadworks in the North West atherton

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ...

    Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July 2017. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 30 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    30/06/2017

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