Home Secretary gives £20 million boost to tackle online grooming

Amber Rudd has awarded more than £20 million over three years from the Police Transformation Fund to help combat the online grooming of children for sexual exploitation. The funding follows a successful regional pilot, led by Norfolk police, which saw dedicated officers operating online in forums and chatrooms, to identify and disrupt offenders. The year-long pilot … Read more

Which? exposes fraud hotspots across England and Wales

The capitals of dating fraud, computer repair scams and a host of other frauds are revealed today in exclusive analysis by the consumer champion Which?. It comes as Which?’s analysis reveals that reported fraud in the UK has risen by more than 10% in one year (2015-16), with 264,204 frauds reported in 2016. Under the Freedom of … Read more

Two thirds of online shoppers suffer problems with parcel delivery

Two in three people (69%) who shop online have had parcels lost, damaged or turn up late in the last year, according to new research by Citizens Advice. As summer sales season gets underway, Citizens Advice says problems with late deliveries affect online shoppers the most – including those who paid for a premium service … Read more

Local pharmacist’s dose of joy after bagging Online Business Award

An online pharmacy company from Skelmersdale have walked away with the prestigious Online Business Award at Lancashire’s annual Red Rose Awards. Chemist-4-U stock a wide range of top brand prescription drugs and deliver them to the doorstep, making the process hassle-free. Last year the online pharmacy saw a huge turnover of £16.9m and has been … Read more