Sefton Council’s Tourism Team has been recognised after Southport was named the UK’s most coach-friendly destination at the British Coach Tourism Awards 2017. The town saw off stiff competition from Beverley, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Poole and Wells to win the award for ‘Coach Friendly Destination of the Year’. The award recognises a […]

Southport Wins National Tourism Award


Knowsley Council has launched a consultation on a range of measures to promote responsible dog ownership in the borough. The proposed new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) will cover new initiatives and existing measures, including: An order that dog walkers must always carry a bag or other means of cleaning […]

Consultation on proposed new dog control measures


Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week. The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is […]

Planned roadworks in the North West: summary for Monday 27 ...



Skelmersdale Police are currently appealing for any information with regards to the whereabouts of 13 year old missing from home James Mckeown. James was last seen in the Digmoor area of Skelmersdale yesterday afternoon. If you think you have seen James within this timescale or have any information which you […]

Information appeal made about missing boy from Skelmersdale


Responding to a report by Which? on food hygiene standards across the country based on data submitted by councils, Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: “Although it is ultimately the responsibility of food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to ensure the products […]

LGA responds to food hygiene standards survey by Which?


With around 500,000 food poisoning cases a year, new Which? research reveals there is still a huge variation in food hygiene standards across the country, with one in five high or medium risk food establishments failing to meet requirements. Which? found that in 20 local authority areas the chances of someone buying […]

Which? uncovers huge difference in food hygiene standards across the ...