New mums in UK receive just  6 weeks of decently-paid maternity leave – Only mothers in Ireland and Slovakia have worse decently-paid entitlement – Croatia tops table with 6 months’ decently-paid leave UK mums get one of the lowest amounts of decently-paid maternity leave in Europe, according to new TUC […]

UK in the relegation zone for decently-paid maternity leave in ...


Residents wanting to continue receiving garden waste collections in Chorley are being urged to join the thousands who have already done so and sign up for the new scheme. The new opt in service, a response to huge cuts in Government grant, has seen a surge of interest and residents […]

Opt in window to end for garden waste collections


Children can have fantastic fun at free Junior Rangers Club events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council’s Parks and Countryside Ranger Service. All the Junior Rangers’ events start at 2pm. The fun starts on Sunday 2 April when children can join the Council’s rangers for themed crafts and activities at the Easter […]

Easter fun with the Junior Rangers Club



Fun events for people of all ages are just some of the great things happening at the Tree House Gallery, gift shop and Café at the Sandy Lane Centre in Skelmersdale. Children can make and paint their own Easter decoration, using dough and flour (gluten free), led by professional artist […]

Exciting times at the Tree House Skelmersdale


Stress has always been a part of our lives. In this hectic time, people lead an increasingly stressful life. Experts state that a little stress can be good; it keeps you sharp and ready to move forward, and is sometimes vital for achieving optimum performance. However, medical research has determined […]

5 Great Tips to Handle Stress


St Helens Council has been awarded for its effective CCTV service by the Government’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner. Receiving a five-year Certificate of Compliance from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner provides tangible evidence that a CCTV monitoring operation complies with the national code of practice. Certification also provides reassurance to the community […]

Council awarded for its effective CCTV operation