West Lancashire Borough Council is making good headway in achieving the aims of its Council Plan. The Authority adopted the plan in October last year and a report to the Council meeting on Wednesday 20 July highlighted the progress made. The three main priorities as detailed in the Council Plan […]

Council Plan


High Street coffee chains must go “further and faster” in developing recyclable paper cups, warn councils. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, wants coffee giants to follow the lead of orange juice carton manufacturers who, working with councils, have successfully developed a […]

High street coffee chains must go ‘further and faster’ in ...


Exhibitor Gemma Devine at last year's show.
Chorley will be blooming with displays from the most talented exhibitors in the country as the borough launches its second flower show in the historic grounds of Astley Park. The town will become a riot of colour with dazzling dahlias and brilliant bonsais ready to wow thousands of people on […]

Chorley set for blooming marvellous flower show



Flights that don’t exist, hotels next to rubbish dumps and cancelled transfers leaving people stranded are just some of the problems making people’s holidays a misery, says Citizens Advice. New figures from the national charity reveal a rise in people seeking advice about holiday and travel matters. The Citizens Advice […]

Holiday problems on the rise as people don’t get what ...


The TUC is today (Friday) publishing a new report outlining how the UK can undergo a clean energy transition to create high-quality jobs and secure a major share of the future clean energy industry, which is estimated to be worth $500bn globally. The report, Powering Ahead: How UK industry can match […]

New government can make UK a global leader in green ...


331,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the first half of 2016 Around 80% of the counterfeits were €20 and €50 banknotes All euro banknotes can be verified using the “feel, look and tilt” method Euro banknotes continue to be a trusted and safe means of payment Some […]

Euro banknote counterfeiting declines in first half of 2016