Internship programme for local people with disabilities hailed a success

Last year, Knowsley Council offered year-long internships for 11 adults who have learning difficulties or disabilities and are seeking work experience. The programme offered a year’s work placement with the aim of helping them to secure future employment. The internship, which commenced in September 2016, is now nearing completion and nine of the interns have … Read more

14,000 people may die trying to reach safety as UK negotiates Brexit and new immigration rules

Oxfam urges new government to use changes to immigration laws to do more to help refugees The global death toll of people trying to reach safety could reach more than 14,000 by the time Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new report released by Oxfam today. As the government prepares to set out its plan … Read more

Liverpool to stay on the move during Lime Street upgrade this autumn

Transport partners unveiled plans today to keep Liverpool open for business while its main railway station undergoes a three-week transformation this autumn. Journeys through Lime Street will be affected for 23 days, from 30 September to 22 October, while Network Rail undertakes vital upgrades to enable the station to cater for a forecast doubling in … Read more

Transport for the North’s Chief Executive steps down

Transport for the North (TfN) has today (15 June 2017) announced that Chief Executive David Brown will be leaving the organisation in September to take up a new post as Managing Director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which operates the Northern rail franchise.   John Cridland, TfN chair said: “David leaves Transport for the North with … Read more

Listing marks upcoming name change for local paper mill

Mill located on Pimbo Road, Skelmersdale to become Essity mill. From today, an SCA paper mill located on Pimbo Road in Skelmersdale will begin the process of changing its name and branding after the official listing of the company’s new name; Essity. The listing of Essity follows the decision to split the SCA Group into … Read more