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  1. North West Bird Watching Festival returns to Martin Mere pontefract

    Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s annual extravaganza, the North West Bird Watching Festival, returns in November and it’s ...

    19/08/2019
  2. Prime Minister orders urgent action to improve vaccination uptake pontefract

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson orders urgent action to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported ...

    19/08/2019
  3. LGA responds to latest drug-related deaths figures pontefract

    Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responded to Office for ...

    18/08/2019
  4. Public to have their say on the food system of the future pontefract

    British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of ...

    17/08/2019
  5. Personalised health checks to be considered in new review pontefract

    The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced an evidence-based review into the NHS Health Check service. The checks are ...

    16/08/2019
  6. Government sets out position on shale gas exploration pontefract

    Cuadrilla is set to begin work on fracturing (fracking) its second well at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire The ...

    16/08/2019
  7. New operator for West Coast main line services pontefract

    First Trenitalia has today (August 14) been announced as the successful bidder to operate the West Coast Partnership, set to ...

    14/08/2019
  8. Tougher actions needed to tackle driving while using a mobile phone pontefract

    The Government should consider tougher restrictions on driving while using a mobile phone and stricter enforcement of the law to ...

    14/08/2019
  9. New 16-17 Saver guarantees half-price rail travel for young people. pontefract

    Today (14 August 2019) the Department for Transport, together with the rail industry, has confirmed the brand new 16-17 Saver will ...

    14/08/2019
  10. £100 million crackdown on crime in prison pontefract

    Airport-style security and cutting-edge technology to crack down on criminal activity in prisons. Prison security will be ...

    13/08/2019
  11. Darren Henderson wanted by North West Regional Organised Crime Unit pontefract

    Detectives from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) are issuing the image of a man who is wanted after being ...

    13/08/2019
  12. Southport Flower Show 90th Anniversary - Gardening Down the Decades pontefract

    As Southport Flower Show celebrates its 90th Anniversary this Thursday 15th August, broadcaster and Southport judge Matthew ...

    13/08/2019
  13. Latest Film Reviews, Lion King, Toy Story 4 and many others pontefract

    Qlocal film critic has just put up his latest film reviews, including: Lion King (2019) Midsommar Spider-Man Far from Home ...

    12/08/2019
  14. Nigel Colborn to appear at Southport Flower Show pontefract

    Garden guru Nigel Colborn has joined the line-up of top experts at this year’s Southport Flower Show. The broadcaster ...

    12/08/2019
  15. Government doubles funding for on-street electric car charging pontefract

    Additional £2.5 million for chargepoints on residential streets. The funding will support the on-street residential ...

    12/08/2019
  16. Government lifts emergency stop and search restrictions pontefract

    A stop and search pilot has today been rolled out to all 43 forces in England and Wales. Home Secretary Priti Patel today ...

    11/08/2019
  17. Dozens of arrests in the UK as part of Europe-wide anti-slavery operation pontefract

    44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims have been identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting ...

    10/08/2019
  18. Biggest ever emergency exercise planned for M62 pontefract

    One of the biggest ever motorway emergency exercises will take place on the M62 this weekend to help improve responses to major ...

    09/08/2019
  19. Travel advice for Liverpool & Chelsea fans travelling to Istanbul pontefract

    Travel advice for Liverpool and Chelsea fans travelling to Istanbul for the Liverpool FC v Chelsea FC UEFA Super Cup match on ...

    07/08/2019
  20. Trio of TV stars complete cast of By The Waters Of Liverpool pontefract

    The final three cast members for the Spring 2020 UK Tour of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool have been revealed. ...

    07/08/2019
  21. Further appeal following sighting of 76-year-old Peter Kerevan pontefract

    Missing: Peter Kerevan Officers searching for missing 76-year-old Peter Kerevan are... ...

    06/08/2019
  22. Strictly's Bruno Tonioli to open 2019 Southport Flower Show pontefract

    Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will cast his critical eye over the sunflowers and sweet peas rather than the samba and ...

    06/08/2019
  23. Absconder wanted by police pontefract

    Police are appealing for information after a prisoner absconded. Paul Archer, 35, absconded from HMP Kirkham yesterday (Sunday, ...

    06/08/2019
  24. Appeal to find wanted absconder pontefract

    Have you seen Lewis Westwood? The 25 year old is wanted for absconding from HMP Kirkham yesterday (4th August). Westwood, ...

    05/08/2019
  25. PM announces extra £1.8 billion for NHS frontline services pontefract

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a new £1.8 billion NHS cash injection to help improve patient care. More beds, ...

    05/08/2019
  26. Government readies whole nation for Brexit pontefract

    Communities Secretary has announced £20 million for councils to prepare for delivering Brexit on 31 October. Councils ...

    03/08/2019
  27. Late Rooms.Com ceases trading pontefract

    A statement said... We regret to advise you that Malvern Group incorporating Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited and Late Rooms ...

    02/08/2019
  28. RMT confirms new strike dates in Merseyrail Guards' dispute pontefract

    RMT confirms new strike dates in Merseyrail Guards' dispute as company fail to deliver on key issue of train dispatch RAIL ...

    31/07/2019
  29. New UK border campaign warns of threat of African swine fever pontefract

    Defra announces new poster campaign warning holidaymakers of the risks around bringing contaminated pork products into the UK. ...

    31/07/2019
  30. Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’ pontefract

    The British public are being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations. The British public ...

    31/07/2019
  31. And the next storm will be..? pontefract

    This week the Met Office is offering people the chance to get involved with next season’s storm names by asking them to send ...

    31/07/2019
  32. Freshfields Animal Rescue is facing a funding crisis pontefract

    Freshfields Animal Rescue is facing a funding crisis, which is threatening our mission to rescue and rehome abused, neglected and ...

    30/07/2019
  33. Concern for missing 13 year old-now found pontefract

    He was found today (Tuesday, July 30) in the Leyland area. Thanks to everyone who shared our earlier appeals for information. ...

    30/07/2019
  34. Be aware of safety warning signs when swimming near water structures this summer pontefract

    Weirs, currents, and underwater structures all pose hazards, warns the Environment Agency. People looking to cool off this ...

    27/07/2019
  35. Prime Minister launches police recruitment drive pontefract

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson launches police recruitment drive. The recruitment of 20,000 new police officers will begin ...

    26/07/2019
  36. Giant Bionic Bugs at WWT Martin Mere this summer holiday pontefract

    Have a hopping, jumping, buzzing summer adventure at Martin Mere Wetland Centre with our Giant Bionic Bugs! There are loads of ...

    26/07/2019

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