Say it with flowers-Morrisons to double its fully qualified florists across its stores

Morrisons is doubling the number of fully-qualified, expert florists in its stores to 300 this Autumn - to provide fresh, bespoke bouquets for its...

14 year old pedestrian girl dies after being hit by car in St Helens

Two men, aged 18 and 19 have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in custody for questioning after...

Manchester stands in solidarity with Barcelona

Manchester is expressing its solidarity and sorrow for Barcelona after the terrorist attack in Las Ramblas which has claimed at least fourteen lives. The city’s...

Leisure centres could be forced to close without government investment

Leisure centres could fall into a state of disrepair and even be forced to close without urgent new investment from government, councils warn. The Local...

Ban on microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products comes into effect.

A ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today,a landmark step in the introduction of one of the world’s...

Alcohol treatment services in England at crisis point says new research

A new report launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm today warns that the alcohol treatment sector is in crisis. These services...

Labour pledges to decriminalise begging

The Labour Party have announced that the next Labour government will repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824 which criminalises begging and rough sleeping. Ther say that...

Number of food parcels given out across UK soars 73% in five years

New data released today by the Charity Trussell Trust shows April 2018 to March 2019 to be the busiest year for food banks in...

Firefighter numbers in crisis after chronic underfunding

Firefighter posts have increased by just 318 this year, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has learned. This year’s 1% increase means that there are still...

NHS reveals worst ever emergency performance

The last perfromance Statistics from NHS England to be released before the election shows that one in six patients waited longer than four hours...