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  1. M6 bridge on the move in 24-hour operation this weekend alfreton

    Motorists are reminded that work to remove an 800 tonne, 250ft long bridge over the M6 in Staffordshire takes place this weekend. ...

    Motorists are reminded that work to remove an 800 tonne, 250ft long bridge over the M6 in Staffordshire takes place this weekend. The bridge, north of Stafford, will be dismantled and the entire 150-tonne centre section lifted clear and taken away in one piece on a 90ft long specialist...

    18/09/2018
  2. Bumper August sees LJLA’s busiest month in 7 years alfreton

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during August as passenger numbers rose by over 3% ...

    Growth in passenger numbers continued at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) during August as passenger numbers rose by over 3% compared to August 2017. Over 535,000 passengers travelled through the Airport last month; the highest monthly figure in seven years, contributing to a 2.5%...

    17/09/2018
  3. Don’t be a Space Invader, stay safe, stay back says Highways England alfreton

    Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England today as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on ...

    Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England today as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on the countryÂ’s major roads and motorways.

    17/09/2018
  4. Public asked for views on calorie labelling when eating out alfreton

    The government has opened a public consultation on how to introduce calorie labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the ...

    The government has opened a public consultation on how to introduce calorie labelling for food and drink consumed outside of the home. The consultation will also seek views on how this could apply to: small businesses street vendors restaurants with fast-changing menus online takeaway...

    16/09/2018
  5. Ł6 million awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding alfreton

    Sixteen successful 'fast track' projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver ...

    Sixteen successful 'fast track' projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs. Sixteen successful ‘Fast TrackÂ’ projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable...

    16/09/2018
  6. Will Tropical Storm Helene affect the UK alfreton

    Tropical Storm Helene, which is currently in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to track towards the UK over the next few days bringing ...

    Tropical Storm Helene, which is currently in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to track towards the UK over the next few days bringing a spell of windy weather to many of us at the start of next week. However as the storm travels across the Atlantic it will weaken, downgrading from a tropical...

    15/09/2018
  7. Geese events at Martin Mere alfreton

    Over the next couple of weeks there will soon be the familiar sound of geese passing overhead – yes Autumn has officially begun, ...

    Over the next couple of weeks there will soon be the familiar sound of geese passing overhead – yes Autumn has officially begun, and WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre will soon be expecting the arrival of up to 30,000 Pink-footed geese after their journey from Iceland. Reserve Manager, Louise...

    13/09/2018
  8. Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave alfreton

    A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law today (Thursday 13 September) as the ...

    A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law today (Thursday 13 September) as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieves Royal Assent. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tragedy of childhood mortality and is...

    13/09/2018
  9. Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker alfreton

    New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018). Individuals ...

    New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018). Individuals who assault or attack emergency workers face longer jail terms as a new law backed by government receives Royal Assent today.. A new offence will double the maximum...

    13/09/2018
  10. 30 hours childcare offer helping balance work and family lives alfreton

    New survey, marking the first anniversary of the 30 hours childcare offer, shows almost 70 per cent of parents are spending less ...

    New survey, marking the first anniversary of the 30 hours childcare offer, shows almost 70 per cent of parents are spending less money per week on childcare. Thousands of parents taking advantage of the governmentÂ’s 30 hours free childcare offer have been able to take on more hours of work,...

    12/09/2018
  11. Current and future state of nation’s health revealed alfreton

    PHE has published a new Health Profile for England report giving the most comprehensive picture of the health of England today and ...

    PHE has published a new Health Profile for England report giving the most comprehensive picture of the health of England today and into the future. The Health Profile for England report covers life expectancy; major causes of death; mortality trends; child health; inequality in health; wider...

    12/09/2018
  12. People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before alfreton

    People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before An increasing number of people are spending ...

    People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before An increasing number of people are spending time outdoors enjoying the natural environment. New national statistics published yesterday by Natural England show that more people than ever before are visiting...

    11/09/2018
  13. Funding boost for green last mile delivery bikes alfreton

    Government gives £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. government announces a £2 million funding ...

    Government gives £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes. government announces a £2 million funding pot to support uptake of e-cargo bikes e-cargo bikes offer a zero emission alternative to traditional last mile delivery vehicles older diesel vans making short deliveries are...

    10/09/2018
  14. Public Health England and Drinkaware launch Drink Free Days alfreton

    Two thirds of regular drinkers say that cutting down on their drinking is harder than improving diet or exercise. A YouGov ...

    Two thirds of regular drinkers say that cutting down on their drinking is harder than improving diet or exercise. A YouGov poll has found that one in five of UK adults are drinking above the Chief Medical OfficerÂ’s low risk drinking guidelines and more than two thirds of these say they would...

    10/09/2018
  15. Green number plates for clean vehicles alfreton

    Consultation will ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles. Purely illustrative image of a ...

    Consultation will ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles. Purely illustrative image of a green licence plate, the final design will be part of the consultation process. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new plans...

    09/09/2018
  16. Home Office proposes extending stop and search powers alfreton

    The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public ...

    The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public without good reason. Police will be able to stop and search people they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places, under Home Office proposals...

    09/09/2018
  17. Concern for missing children alfreton

    Police are growing concerned for the welfare of two children. Suria Ganhao, 4, and Leticia Almond, three months, were last seen ...

    Police are growing concerned for the welfare of two children. Suria Ganhao, 4, and Leticia Almond, three months, were last seen at about 2pm on Friday (September 7th) getting into a dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa on St AnneÂ’s Street in Preston. Police believe the children are with their parents...

    08/09/2018
  18. Still missing 61 year old Carl Lake alfreton

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking ...

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking for the public’s help to find him. Mr Lake, who was from the Bootle area, was last seen around 5.30pm in the vicinity of Coronation Walk but hasn’t been seen...

    08/09/2018
  19. Tough new measures to end the blight of nuisance calls alfreton

    New powers will ban cold calls offering to settle personal injury or payment protection insurance claims if the claimant has not ...

    New powers will ban cold calls offering to settle personal injury or payment protection insurance claims if the claimant has not chosen to ‘opt-inÂ’ Rogue companies making unsolicited calls related to personal injury claims could now be fined up to £500,000 New powers coming into force...

    08/09/2018
  20. British Airways data breach – how to protect yourself alfreton

    British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what ...

    British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what to do if you think you have been affected. British Airways have said on a statement on its website that the stolen data did not include travel or passport details. ...

    08/09/2018
  21. Hospitals to receive Ł145 million to prepare for winter demand alfreton

    The money will be spent on upgrading wards, redeveloping A&Es and extra beds at NHS trusts across England. The ...

    The money will be spent on upgrading wards, redeveloping A&Es and extra beds at NHS trusts across England. The government is giving more than £145 million to NHS trusts across the country ahead of winter to improve emergency care. The funding from the Department of Health and Social...

    07/09/2018
  22. RMT Strike Action at Northern alfreton

    This Saturday, 8 September - the third Saturday of RMT strike action - we are operating a reduced timetable with very few trains ...

    This Saturday, 8 September - the third Saturday of RMT strike action - we are operating a reduced timetable with very few trains running before 9am and after 6pm. We expect to run around 30% of services and all customers are advised to plan carefully if they intend to travel on the rail...

    07/09/2018
  23. Concern for missing mother and child alfreton

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a mother and child who have gone missing. Brogan Helme, 24, of Langdale Road, Lancaster, ...

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a mother and child who have gone missing. Brogan Helme, 24, of Langdale Road, Lancaster, was last seen about three weeks ago. She is thought to be with her son Harry who is six years old. PC Katie McKelvie, of West police, said: “We are growing...

    07/09/2018
  24. Museums and libraries open their historic doors on Heritage Open Days alfreton

    Some of Lancashire County Council's historic buildings will open their doors on Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September to ...

    Some of Lancashire County Council's historic buildings will open their doors on Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September to celebrate an annual heritage event encouraging people to find out more about their local history. The Heritage Open Days are an opportunity for people to find out about...

    06/09/2018
  25. Prison Officer jailed for taking prohibited items into HMP Altcourse alfreton

    An experienced former prison officer was jailed for a total of nine years today, Wednesday 5th September, for drugs offences, ...

    An experienced former prison officer was jailed for a total of nine years today, Wednesday 5th September, for drugs offences, money laundering and taking prohibited items into a Liverpool jail. The jailing of 43 year-old Paul Heap, who had been a serving prison officer with 15 yearsÂ’...

    05/09/2018
  26. NCA and police arrest 130 suspects for child sexual abuse and exploitation. alfreton

    More than 130 suspects – including a former police officer and five teachers – were arrested in a crackdown on online child sex ...

    More than 130 suspects – including a former police officer and five teachers – were arrested in a crackdown on online child sex offenders – as UK law enforcement today asks the tech industry to increase their help eradicating preventable offending. The suspects were arrested in a joint operation...

    04/09/2018
  27. Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke alfreton

    Public Health England is urging the public to find out their ‘heart age’, with 50 preventable deaths from heart attack or stroke ...

    Public Health England is urging the public to find out their ‘heart age’, with 50 preventable deaths from heart attack or stroke happening every day. Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults across the country to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate...

    04/09/2018
  28. New digital service to minimise disruptive roadworks alfreton

    New digital data system will help drivers plan their journeys and avoid roadworks. Drivers will soon be able to plan their ...

    New digital data system will help drivers plan their journeys and avoid roadworks. Drivers will soon be able to plan their journeys better to avoid roadworks, thanks to an innovative new digital system funded by the government. The Department for Transport is investing up to £10 million in...

    02/09/2018
  29. Schools to take part in survey of young people’s smoking, drinking and drug use alfreton

    Call for secondary schools to take part in survey of young people’s smoking, drinking and drug use. Secondary schools ...

    Call for secondary schools to take part in survey of young peopleÂ’s smoking, drinking and drug use. Secondary schools across England are being asked to volunteer to take part in a statistical survey that will act as a barometer for young peopleÂ’s alcohol, nicotine and drug use. Smoking...

    02/09/2018
  30. New Learn Zone alfreton

    WWT Martin Mere launches new Learning Zone website for teachers planning ‘wild’ trips. Teachers planning immersive, ...

    WWT Martin Mere launches new Learning Zone website for teachers planning ‘wild’ trips. Teachers planning immersive, educational trips in the natural environment now have an invaluable resource at their fingertips, WWT Martin Mere’s NEW Learning Zone website wwt.org.uk/learningzone The...

    31/08/2018
  31. Police would like to speak to this man alfreton

    Police would like to speak to him in relation to a theft from a property on Southport Road in Scarisbrick which happened on 3 ...

    Police would like to speak to him in relation to a theft from a property on Southport Road in Scarisbrick which happened on 3 August 2018. We believe the man in the CCTV is locally known as the Scrap Metal Collector working in the Southport area.. If you have any information or CCTV, please...

    28/08/2018
  32. Expansion of electronic prescribing at GPs and pharmacies alfreton

    Regulations will be changed to replace paper prescriptions with electronic ones, saving the NHS money and saving time for patients ...

    Regulations will be changed to replace paper prescriptions with electronic ones, saving the NHS money and saving time for patients and staff. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will support the hundreds of GPs and pharmacies still to make the move to electronic...

    26/08/2018
  33. Sefton most wanted, have you seen these men alfreton

    Officers carrying out disruption work in Sefton this weekend are appealing for information about the whereabouts of four men we ...

    Officers carrying out disruption work in Sefton this weekend are appealing for information about the whereabouts of four men we would like to speak to in connection with recent incidents in the area. We would like to speak to 22-year-old Kyle Horrocks from Bootle in connection with an incident...

    25/08/2018
  34. British musical fireworks championship alfreton

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship will be lighting up the Southport night sky on the 28th September – 30th September ...

    The British Musical Fireworks Championship will be lighting up the Southport night sky on the 28th September – 30th September 2018. The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a pyromusical competition bringing the best fireworks you will ever see return to Southport this year, seven...

    25/08/2018
  35. Government confirms plans to approve the home-use of early abortion pills alfreton

    Women in England will be allowed to take the second of 2 early medical abortion pills in their own home. The government will ...

    Women in England will be allowed to take the second of 2 early medical abortion pills in their own home. The government will legalise the home-use of early medical abortion pills in England by the end of the year. Under the plans, women will be allowed to take the second of 2 early abortion...

    25/08/2018
  36. Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services alfreton

    Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue ...

    Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, and 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BME). Join the Team: Become a Firefighter...

    24/08/2018

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