Skelmersdale Police make appeal for information following incident

Yesterday, (Monday 13th February 2017), an ambulance on its way to a medical emergency was driving along Digmoor Road. Whilst driving with its blue lights on a brick was thrown off one of the bridges towards the vehicle. Thankfully no one was hurt on this occasion but the outcome could have been serious, not only … Read more

Dramatic arts performance premiering soon at Central Library

Following on from a two week artist residency in St Helens Libraries, Iain Stringer Works will be premiering a new show at St.Helens Central Library to tie in with LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual and trans) History Month 2017. Prevail is an exciting mix of dance and theatre exploring issues around homosexuality, pride and acceptance. A … Read more

1 in 10 doctors offered Valentines card or gift from patient

Around 10% of doctors and consultants in the UK (1 in 10) say they have been offered a Valentine’s Day card or gift from a patient during their career, according to a survey by a leading medical protection organisation. Medical Protection said some cards and gifts from patient to doctor can be straightforward expressions of … Read more

Rise in insecure work is costing Exchequer £4bn a year, warns TUC

Treasury losing more than £75m a week through explosion of low-paid and insecure jobs Rise in zero-hours contracts and low-paid self-employment has led tax shortfall and higher in-work benefit payments The growth of insecure employment– those working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights – is costing the Exchequer an estimated £4bn a year, according … Read more

Information evening for potential foster carers

With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The county council has recently increased the allowances payable to new foster carers by at least £115 per week in recognition of their valuable role and the rising demand for placements. This means that newly approved foster carers … Read more

Showcasing Chorley at Northern Powerhouse

Chorley Council is gearing up to showcase the borough to top business leaders from all over the world at the second UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition in Manchester next week. The forward thinking authority will be there to reinforce its position as the new City Gateway to the region’s major cities and to … Read more