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Domestic abuse: Lancashire supports Be a lover not a fighter campaign this Valentines Day.

Shocking statistics revealed as part of a North West campaign being launched ahead of Valentine’s Day shows 90% of domestic abuse incidents are witnessed by children. The initiative which will be running across areas in Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire is asking people to wear the ‘Be a Lover not a Fighter’ badge and offer another […]

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Middle-aged men rate their health as more important than their money or career

National Heart Month 2016: new research shows a discrepancy between how much men value their health, and what they do to look after it. There may be a discrepancy between how much men value their health and what they do to look after it, according to new research from Public Health England: three quarters (74%) […]

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Review of the youth justice system

An interim report of emerging findings from the review of the youth justice system. Plans to transform youth custody in England and Wales have been set out today (9 February 2016) by child behavioural expert and former head teacher Charlie Taylor. As part of his review of youth justice, Charlie Taylor has recommended that young […]

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Libraries support free talking books for visually impaired

St Helens Council’s Library Service is supporting the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) Talking Book service, now in its 80th year. To celebrate the eighth decade of the service, RNIB have made it completely free, making Talking Books available to more blind and partially sighted people than ever before. Anyone who is registered […]

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Extended Sunday trading due in the autumn

The government is to hand local authorities the power to extend Sunday opening hours. Local high streets will be given the green light to go head to head with online retailers with new powers to allow local councils to extend Sunday trading hours expected to be introduced in the autumn. The government is introducing amendments […]

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