Smokers given advice and support to butt out their habit on World No Tobacco Day

To mark World No Tobacco Day 2017 yesterday (31 May), Smokefree St Helens and the ‘Wagtail’ unit were in Church Square, offering stop smoking support and tobacco education to residents. With help from sniffer dog Alfie, members of the public got to learn about tobacco control and the harms smoking can cause. Smokefree St Helens … Read more

Southport Food & Drink Festival

If you love food then make a date with the Southport Food and Drink Festival – a ‘foodies’ paradise with a little something for everyone to enjoy this weekend June 2-4. Stimulate your senses and try food from different cultures – you can enjoy crepes, gourmet burgers, hot wings, churros, spiral potatoes, paella and curry from the Street Food … Read more

Get your skates on

A new skating exhibition has rolled in at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. The free display, ‘Get Your Skates On!’ will run until Wednesday 2 August. The display will tell the history of the popularity of roller skating and highlight the enthusiasm for roller skating in Lancashire. Julie Bell, head of Lancashire County Council’s libraries, museums, … Read more

Nearly half of marginal battlegrounds afflicted by illegal levels of air pollution

Nearly half of the key marginal seats in the 2017 general election are in areas affected by illegal levels of roadside air pollution, an analysis by the Greenpeace investigations unit has found. 51 of the 111 seats where the Conservatives, Labour or Liberal Democrats came a close second in the last election breach legal limits … Read more