Local women urged to take up cervical screening

St Helens Council is lending support to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the UK’s only dedicated cervical cancer charity – as they launch a week-long awareness campaign aimed at increasing the uptake of cervical screening tests within the borough. Running from 13-19 June, the Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) campaign will take place primarily online, … Read more

Big Six energy prices out of touch

With the final report of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) energy market investigation due this month, Which? is calling on the regulator to set out how it will judge whether the inquiry’s proposals have successfully improved the market for consumers. New Which? research today reveals that the gap between average Big Six standard tariffs … Read more

EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries

This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the first of its kind between the EU and an African region pursuing economic integration. The signature took … Read more

Two burglaries in Aughton and reports of suspicious males in the area

Ormskirk and Burscough have said that last night there were two burglaries and a number of reports of suspicious males in the Aughton area. We are asking members of the public to stay vigilant and report anything suspicious on 101. The offenders have gained access to the properties through insecure windows which had been left … Read more

People not shopping around under the pension freedoms, reveals Citizens Advice

Seven in 10 people who have accessed their pension since new freedoms were introduced didn’t shop around for different products, reveals new research by Citizens Advice. In a report out today, the national charity finds a quarter of consumers (24%) who stayed with their pension provider did so because they thought the product they were … Read more