Daily Archives: February 15, 2017


Lancashire County Council has published a report into how public services in the county could be reformed. The report, produced for the council by professional services firm PwC, suggests how services could work together more efficiently, focusing on individuals and the neighbourhoods they live in, while tackling the financial challenges […]

Report into possible new public sector model for Lancashire published


St Helens Central Library hosted a sell-out theatre production about one family’s decline into homelessness as part of the Cultural Hubs – Arts in Libraries programme. The play, called Cathy, is inspired by the landmark television play Cathy Come Home written by Jeremy Sandford and directed by Ken Loach, first […]

Library’s sold-out theatre performance engages residents on homelessness





Making sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in secondary academies and free schools could reduce the thousands of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in young people later on in life, councils say today. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, says age-appropriate SRE needs […]

Lack of sex education fuelling sexually transmitted infections


Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the galaxy where it resides. Powerful radio jets from the black hole – which normally suppress star formation – are stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy’s extended halo […]

Black-Hole-Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation