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  1. New vehicle tax rates ely

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April ...

    The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017. Here is what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle.

    16/01/2017
  2. Better support for bereaved families ely

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised ...

    More people that have suffered the death of a spouse or civil partner will be entitled to increased support. The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes. It will be introduced for those bereaved from 6 April...

    16/01/2017
  3. Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision ely

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley on January 15th. Police were called around 12.05am following reports of an accident close to the junction of Shepherds Way and Clifford Street. A Vauxhall Corsa had been travelling north on Shepherds...

    16/01/2017
  4. Planned road works in the North West ely

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

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

    14/01/2017
  5. Man dies following collision on M6 ely

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around ...

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton. At around 11.45pm Thursday, January 12 a BMW 635D was travelling southbound in the third lane when it lost control and collided with the nearside barrier. It spun back into the path of...

    14/01/2017
  6. Name a Swan at Martin Mere ely

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre currently have 1360 Whooper swans using the reserve with hundreds of them coming in for the daily swan feeds at 3pm and 3.30pm. Over the next two months, Martin Mere is running a competition for our visitors to name swan ‘PD5’. Reserve Manager, Tom Clare,...

    13/01/2017
  7. Government allocates 1.2 billion roads funding to councils ely

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial ...

    Councils across England are today finding out their share of £1.2 billion local roads funding for the 2017 to 2018 financial year, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has announced. The funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times includes money from the new National...

    13/01/2017
  8. Men come out top in battle of the taxes ely

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the ...

    Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the taxes once again - but only just. In 2014-15, 235 late tax returns for every 10,000 were submitted by women, but they were beaten by a tiny margin of just three, because...

    12/01/2017
  9. Disruption to Lancashire's rail network ely

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services ...

    The railway service between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for ten weekends from 21 January. Bus replacement services will operate during these weekends and passengers are urged to plan ahead and check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk. During the closures, work will take...

    12/01/2017
  10. Dont become a statistic in 2017 Coastguard issues warning after series of rescues ely

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a ...

    It's that time of year when we all are reminded to be aware of cold weather and ice conditions when we are outside. But after a recent spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK Coast safely. By following these simple safety tips people can enjoy the coast...

    12/01/2017
  11. Health checks could save your life say councils ely

    Having a health check could save your life say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart ...

    Having a health check could save your life – say councils, after new figures revealed they have prevented thousands of heart attacks and strokes. The Local Government Association says regular health checks – which are commissioned by councils as part of their public health duties - are saving...

    11/01/2017
  12. Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips Recalled. ely

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not ...

    Pepsico is recalling some batches of Doritos Lightly Salted Corn Chips because they contain soya and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten, and/or an allergy to soya. ...

    10/01/2017
  13. Police offer 10,000 reward ely

    The mum of Sean Finnan has spoken for the first time in a bid to prompt people to come forward with information on the eighth ...

    The mum of Sean Finnan has spoken for the first time in a bid to prompt people to come forward with information on the eighth anniversary of her son's death. Sean's untimely and tragic death totally devastated his family and friends. Police are offering a reward of £10,000 for information...

    09/01/2017
  14. National Counter Terrorism Security Office ely

    National Counter Terrorism Security Office - CitizenAid advice supports Run Hide Tell citizenAID is designed to guide the ...

    National Counter Terrorism Security Office - CitizenAid advice supports Run Hide Tell citizenAID™ is designed to guide the public to react safely, to pass effective messages to the emergency services, to prioritise the injured and to give life-saving first aid Military and civilian...

    09/01/2017
  15. 'Have your say message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations ely

    'Have your say message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations Public are encouraged to take part in consultations ...

    'Have your say’ message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations Public are encouraged to take part in consultations for 2 major road improvements. People across Merseyside and Cheshire are being encouraged by Highways England to take part in consultations for 2 major road...

    09/01/2017
  16. Beating the tax cheats HMRCs criminal case highlights of 2016 ely

    HM Revenue and Customs has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year. In ...

    HM Revenue and Customs has today revealed its top ten most significant fraud and organised crime cases of the last year. In the ongoing fight against tax evasion, HMRC took a range of tax fraudsters through the courts in 2016 for prosecution. HMRC’s criminal investigations have led to 679...

    07/01/2017
  17. Need a New Year money makeover? ely

    More than 1.3 million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has ...

    More than 1.3 million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced today. Around 4.2 million married and civil partner couples are eligible for the free tax break worth up to £220 per year, and since the start of the...

    07/01/2017
  18. Have your say message with launch of M56 and A5036 options consultations ely

    People across Merseyside and Cheshire are being encouraged by Highways England to take part in consultations for 2 major road ...

    People across Merseyside and Cheshire are being encouraged by Highways England to take part in consultations for 2 major road improvements delivering better journeys and a multi-million pound boost for the local and regional economy. The 6 week public consultations over the shortlisted options...

    06/01/2017
  19. Study shows driverless cars could significantly reduce delays ely

    The project used computer software to create virtual models of different parts of the UK road network including urban roads and a ...

    The project used computer software to create virtual models of different parts of the UK road network including urban roads and a 20km motorway section. Delays and traffic flow were all shown to improve as the proportion of automated vehicles increased above specific levels. The study...

    06/01/2017
  20. New money for affordable homes released ely

    £7 billion unlocked in expansion of the governments affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the ...

    £7 billion unlocked in expansion of the government’s affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the country. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today (5 January 2017) unlocked £7 billion in a dramatic expansion of the government’s affordable housing programme to...

    05/01/2017
  21. Frosty morning warning for drivers ely

    Police are warning that vehicles left unattended with the engine running to defrost on an icy morning are an easy target for ...

    Police are warning that vehicles left unattended with the engine running to defrost on an icy morning are an easy target for thieves.

    05/01/2017
  22. Avian influenza prevention zone extended ely

    In response to the continued, heightened risk of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza, the existing Avian Influenza Prevention ...

    In response to the continued, heightened risk of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza, the existing Avian Influenza Prevention Zones will remain in force until 28 February. Poultry and captive bird keepers must continue to house their birds, where practicable, maintain their biosecurity and keep...

    05/01/2017
  23. Sainsburys Recalls Ready Salted Crisps 6x25g because of undeclared milk ely

    Sainsburys is recalling its six-pack multi-bags of by Sainsburys Ready Salted Crisps (25g) because they contain milk which is ...

    Sainsbury’s is recalling its six-pack multi-bags of by Sainsbury’s Ready Salted Crisps (25g) because they contain milk which is not declared within the ingredients list. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. Product...

    04/01/2017
  24. 'Introduction To Meditation' A Short Course At The Buddhist Centre ely

    'Introduction To Meditation' A Short Course At The Buddhist Centre In Preston On Sunday 15th January from 10am-1pm there will ...

    'Introduction To Meditation' A Short Course At The Buddhist Centre In Preston On Sunday 15th January from 10am-1pm there will be a course called 'Introduction To Meditation' at Vajravarahi Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Preston. This class will feature simple, guided meditations and short...

    03/01/2017
  25. New Change4Life campaign encourages parents to Be Food Smart ely

    PHEs new Change4Life campaign shows that children are consuming half the daily recommended sugar intake before the morning ...

    PHE’s new Change4Life campaign shows that children are consuming half the daily recommended sugar intake before the morning school bell. Children consume half the daily recommended sugar intake before the morning school bell rings, according to Public Health England (PHE). Children in...

    03/01/2017
  26. 100 fine for driver with unreadable registration plate. ely

    Motorists are being warned that driving your vehicle with an unreadable registration plate is an offence and you could be fined ...

    Motorists are being warned that driving your vehicle with an unreadable registration plate is an offence and you could be fined £100. Officers from the lancashire road Police issued a ticket yesterday to this driver on the M61 yesterday.

    03/01/2017
  27. Track track renewal works start today. ely

    Mersey Tunnels users are being urged to play their part in keeping the City Region moving during the Wirral Loop Line track ...

    Mersey Tunnels users are being urged to play their part in keeping the City Region moving during the Wirral Loop Line track renewal works which start today 3rd January 2017. Regular tunnel users are being warned that the Birkenhead and Wallasey tunnels are likely to be a lot busier for the...

    03/01/2017
  28. Last chance to see.. ely

    Thousands and thousands of visitors have enjoyed looking at a very different type of duck, designed by the world-famous Aardman ...

    Thousands and thousands of visitors have enjoyed looking at a very different type of duck, designed by the world-famous Aardman studios, at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Dusty Duck arrived in mid-October at WWT Martin Mere and he has become a very popular attraction – but there is only a few...

    03/01/2017
  29. Green light for construction of thousands of new Starter Homes ely

    New homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value. 2017 will ...

    New homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value. 2017 will see the first Starter Homes being built on brownfield sites across the country, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed today (3 January 2017). Thousands of new...

    03/01/2017
  30. First ever garden villages named with government support ely

    The garden villages have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes. The first ever garden villages, which have ...

    The garden villages have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes. The first ever garden villages, which have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England, have been given government backing. In an expansion of the existing garden towns programme, these...

    02/01/2017
  31. Latest phase of discard ban takes effect ely

    As of 1 January, the next phase of the discard ban starts with fishermen now having to land cod and pollack. Further ...

    As of 1 January, the next phase of the discard ban starts with fishermen now having to land cod and pollack. Further action to boost sustainable fishing begins as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, announced Fisheries Minister George Eustice. The...

    02/01/2017
  32. Edward Ruane missing from home ely

    The mother of a man missing from St Annes has issued a heart-felt appeal for her son to return home. Edward Ruane, 25, who ...

    The mother of a man missing from St Annes has issued a heart-felt appeal for her son to return home. Edward Ruane, 25, who lives at an address on Hoyle Avenue, St Annes, Lancashire has not been seen or heard from for more than a week and concern is growing for his welfare. The last...

    01/01/2017
  33. New quid on the block ely

    The countdown to the historic new £1 coin officially begins today, as Chief Secretary David Gauke reveals it will enter ...

    The countdown to the historic new £1 coin officially begins today, as Chief Secretary David Gauke reveals it will enter circulation on 28 March 2017. With three months to go, the government is launching a campaign to help raise awareness and encourage the public to return the round £1 coins....

    01/01/2017
  34. Flashing Bath Toys ely

    Aldi are recalling this product as a precautionary measure as there is the potential for a small part to detach from the product ...

    Aldi are recalling this product as a precautionary measure as there is the potential for a small part to detach from the product which could cause harm. If you have bought the above product please stop using it immediately. Customers are asked to return this product to the nearest store,...

    30/12/2016
  35. Wanted man may be on the run in Southport ely

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 25-year-old man from Liverpool who is wanted on recall to prison. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 25-year-old man from Liverpool who is wanted on recall to prison. Ryan Kimber was sentenced to three years, two months in prison on 8 April 2015 after being convicted of assault and breach of a restraining order. He was...

    30/12/2016
  36. Joshua Neary last seen on Friday 16 December ely

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the publics help in finding a 16-year-old boy who was last seen on Friday 16 December. ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old boy who was last seen on Friday 16 December. Joshua Neary was last seen in the area of Alfred Street, St Helens and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish his whereabouts. Joshua is described as white,...

    30/12/2016

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