West Lancashire man prosecuted after fly-tipping in Up Holland

A West Lancashire man has been prosecuted after dumping bags of household waste in the Denshaw area of Up Holland. Wigan Magistrates Court heard how Adam Mitchell had admitted depositing 12 bin bags in a ditch when interviewed by the Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers. Mr Mitchell, of Denshaw, Up Holland, attended court and pleaded guilty … Read more

Maintained schools outperforming academies – Time for councils to support failing academies

Councils are today calling for high performing maintained schools to be able to sponsor struggling schools without having to seek academy status first. This comes as new research undertaken by the Local Government Association reveals that 91 per cent of council maintained schools are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. Local government leaders are … Read more

Victorian Plumbing passes the 1 million customer milestone

Merseyside-based online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing is delighted to announce that it has now officially served over 1 million customers. The company recently reached this significant milestone, which further establishes the rapid levels of growth it has experienced over the past few years. Since its beginnings in 2001, Victorian Plumbing has quickly evolved, adapting to … Read more

‘Not indicating clearly’ voted as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour

Not indicating clearly has been named as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour on UK roads, according to an RAC Insurance poll of more than 2,100 motorists. Nearly six in 10 (58%) of drivers surveyed said not signalling clearly, or failing to indicate at all, was their top inconsiderate action at the wheel, ahead of hogging the middle … Read more

Mental health anguish of cancer patients made to wait for treatment

As unprecedented numbers of cancer patients experience treatment delays, Macmillan Cancer Support report reveals human cost of waiting Nearly two thirds (64%) of people recently diagnosed with cancer in England have experienced mental health problems such as anxiety and depression while waiting for their treatment to start, according to a new report, published today by … Read more