Families find new homes thanks to innovative Empty to Plenty scheme

Derelict properties in the Wigan Borough have been given an impressive makeover, providing homes for residents in need of affordable housing. Three homes in Goose Green had been left vandalised and empty after Irene Heyes inherited them from her late father, leading to complaints of the properties being an eyesore by local residents. Unable to … Read more

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO’s) in Sefton have new powers to tackle dog fouling and littering

Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO’s) in Sefton have new powers to tackle dog fouling and littering. Many officers can now issue fixed-penalty-notices of up to £75 for anyone caught dropping litter or not picking up their dog’s waste. This is on top of their ability to issue parking notices. The new powers recently came into force … Read more

Want to reach your 10,000 steps a day? Get down the golf course, says Macmillan Cancer Support

The average golf game racks up 13,234 steps, exceeding the daily 10,000 recommendation Golfers can burn 1,564 calories per game when they carry their golf clubs A game of golf amounts to 240 minutes of moderate intensity activity Golf could be the perfect way to reach – or even exceed – recommended activity levels, according to … Read more