Significant improvements made in Children’s Services in Knowsley

A re-inspection of Knowsley Council’s Children’s Services by Ofsted in March has concluded that significant improvements have been made in the transformation of children’s social care and the services delivered by Knowsley Council and partners. The achievements made have been supported by a Council-wide strategy that makes improving outcomes for vulnerable children in Knowsley ‘everybody’s … Read more

Police make appeal for witnesses after man steals and crashes woman’s car in Leigh

An appeal for witnesses has been made by police after a man with a machete stole and then crashed a woman’s car in Leigh. At about 4:15pm on Friday 12th May 2017, a 35 year old woman had been in her white Mitsubishi Lancer on Bradshawgate, at the junction of King Street, when a man … Read more

Children choose the winners of the Fantastic Book Awards 2017

The winners of the twelfth annual Fantastic Book Awards have been chosen by young readers throughout Lancashire. Pupils aged nine to eleven in 128 schools across the county have read six books from a list of 30, during the autumn and spring terms. The children voted for their favourite at the end of the spring … Read more

University co-hosts prestigious international Counselling and Psychotherapy conference

The University of Chester will go under the counselling spotlight this week when it co-hosts one of the most prestigious international conferences in the profession’s calendar. Not only is the University co-hosting the 23rd annual international research conference of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), 11 of its postgraduate students and graduates will be … Read more

Sunscreen products must live up to their claims

Consumers heading off on holiday this summer need to feel confident that the sunscreen they use lives up to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) claimed, but a Which? test found one sunscreen failed to do so. Which? assessed a total of 14 sunscreen products from high-street brands and found that one sunscreen – Avon’s Sun+Multi Protection Moisturising … Read more

Only 1 in 4 people with a long-term mental illness are in work, says TUC

Only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work, according to a report published by the TUC to coincide with its Disabled Workers’ Conference today (Thursday). The report, Mental health and employment, contains new analysis of official employment statistics, which finds that while 4 in … Read more