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Minister for North West Beverley Hughes meets driving instructor who has carved out new career    ...more
2 February 2009 14:16 
Regional Minister For The North West
 
 
 
At twenty six minutes past eight this morning Liverpool Coastguard were contacted by workers on the work barge UR101 reporting that the barge anchor cables were breaking in heavy seas.    ...more
30 January 2009 10:06 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
A harrowing new £3.2m THINK! campaign to highlight the life-wrecking consequences of speeding for drivers as well as victims was launched today by Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick.    ...more
30 January 2009 08:50 
Department for Transport
 
These are the main findings from the two latest good practice reports published today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted). The national surveys take a look at good practice in colleges in the areas of leisure, travel and tourism, as well as information and communications technology (ICT).    ...more
30 January 2009 00:02 
Office For Standards In Education (OFSTED)
 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned employers that they must properly restrain loads on vehicles - whatever the distance travelled.    ...more
29 January 2009 17:32 
Health and Safety Executive
 
* DSA splits the new motorcycle test into two parts    ...more
29 January 2009 14:12 
Driving Standards Agency
 
Parents, teenagers and carers in Merseyside are among those being asked to share their views on guidance around young people and alcohol.    ...more
29 January 2009 11:33 
Department for Children, Schools and Families
 
Parents, teenagers and carers in Lancashire are among those being asked to share their views on guidance around young people and alcohol.    ...more
29 January 2009 11:30 
Department for Children, Schools and Families
 
Parents, teenagers and carers in Greater Manchester are among those being asked to share their views on guidance around young people and alcohol.    ...more
29 January 2009 11:27 
Department for Children, Schools and Families
 
Parents, teenagers and carers in Cheshire are among those being asked to share their views on guidance around young people and alcohol.    ...more
29 January 2009 11:20 
Department for Children, Schools and Families
 
Parents, teenagers and carers in Cumbria are among those being asked to share their views on guidance around young people and alcohol.    ...more
29 January 2009 11:19 
Department for Children, Schools and Families
 
*NOTE TO EDITORS: this is a corrected version of the press release issued on Tuesday (i.e. the clockwise closure will now take place first not second)    ...more
29 January 2009 10:21 
Highways Agency
 
A bridge over the M6 linking villages in north Lancashire is to be refurbished this year in a £350,000 Highways Agency scheme.    ...more
29 January 2009 10:21 
Highways Agency
 
The Government secured compensation for five West Midlands entertainers ripped off by a rogue agent, in a Court hearing this week.    ...more
29 January 2009 10:21 
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
 
Wirral Council has signed up to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Sensible Risk campaign to combat the growing number of myths that are undermining important health and safety legislation.    ...more
28 January 2009 16:43 
Health and Safety Executive
 
The leading gang member behind a major VAT carousel fraud has been ordered to pay back over £6.8million.    ...more
28 January 2009 15:43 
HM Revenue & Customs
 
The adjudicator, Ms June Brown, approved proposals to close Droylsden School Mathematics and Computing College for Girls and Littlemoss High School for Boys from 31 August 2009 conditional on the Secretary of State signing an Academy Funding Agreement by 30 April 2009.    ...more
28 January 2009 12:26 
Office of The Schools Adjudicator
 
A vital new road that will ease congestion and boost the North West economy by taking traffic travelling from Heysham and Morecambe to the M6 away from Lancaster city centre has been given the go-ahead today by Transport Minister Paul Clark.    ...more
28 January 2009 10:18 
Department for Transport
 
A North West food and drink event, which attracted prestigious industry buyers representing 26 different countries, has generated over £750,000 in potential trade, with £153,500 in orders already secured - proving that the quality food and drink products from the region's suppliers continue to appeal to a range of customers worldwide.    ...more
27 January 2009 15:50 
UK Trade & Investment
 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is demanding that companies follow safe working practices when using mechanical equipment.    ...more
27 January 2009 11:14 
Health and Safety Executive
 
A £4.78m scheme to relieve congestion for drivers around junction 32 of the M6 near Preston will begin later this week, the Highways Agency announced today (Tuesday, January 27).    ...more
27 January 2009 09:09 
Highways Agency
 
A £500,000 scheme to repair expansion joints on an M57 bridge at Kirkby in Merseyside is to get underway next week.    ...more
27 January 2009 09:01 
Highways Agency
 
Applications are invited for the second Chemical Sector Award for International Trade, sponsored by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Northwest and organised by Chemicals Northwest.    ...more
26 January 2009 14:30 
UK Trade & Investment
 
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is urging those responsible for children during outings to ensure their safety through proper planning and supervision. Additionally those responsible for public places should ensure that they have completed a risk assessment and taken sensible precautions to prevent access to potentially dangerous areas.    ...more
26 January 2009 14:08 
Health and Safety Executive
 
The Highways Agency is spending £170,000 on painting and repairs to the A65 Greta Bridge at Ingleton in North Yorkshire.    ...more
26 January 2009 12:54 
Highways Agency
 
The contractor for the £85 million upgrade of the M53 Bidston Moss Viaduct Strengthening Scheme will be Costain Ltd.    ...more
26 January 2009 10:51 
Highways Agency
 
Amended version    ...more
26 January 2009 09:51 
Ministry of Justice
 
The M62 will be closed eastbound between Junction 21 (Milnrow) and 24 (Ainley Top) at 22:00 this evening in order to allow the recovery of a lorry which is embedded in the central reserve.    ...more
23 January 2009 17:02 
Highways Agency
 
The Highways Agency will be carrying out emergency repair work on the A628 Woodhead pass between Manchester and Sheffield from January 26 to January 30.    ...more
23 January 2009 16:52 
Highways Agency
 
 
- 7 DAYS BEGINNING W/B MONDAY, 26th JANUARY 2009    ...more
23 January 2009 15:19 
Highways Agency
 
* Hyde driving test centre to be refurbished * Improvements for customers and staff * Temporary relocation from 26 January    ...more
23 January 2009 15:12 
Driving Standards Agency
 
A £38 million scheme to improve a motorway junction and provide new link roads - reducing congestion, improving safety and boosting economic regeneration on Merseyside - was officially opened today by Transport Minister Andrew Adonis.    ...more
23 January 2009 12:11 
Highways Agency
 
English Heritage today (Friday 23 January) announced a grant of £143,000 to Manchester Cathedral under its joint Cathedrals Grants Scheme with the Wolfson Foundation. The grant will fund the replacement of the old lead roof over the South Aisle which after many years is now beginning to split. It marks the first phase in the repairs to the roof of the cathedral.    ...more
23 January 2009 11:30 
English Heritage
 
English Heritage today (Friday 23 January) announced a grant of £50,000 to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral under its joint Cathedrals Grants Scheme with the Wolfson Foundation. The grant will help fund vital repairs to the copper roofs on the Nave and on the Lady Chapel, both of which have suffered from their exposure to high winds.    ...more
23 January 2009 11:30 
English Heritage
 
Two Highways Agency Traffic Officers have been praised for their tenacity and sensitivity after spending more than an hour talking a man away from Barton Bridge in Manchester.    ...more
23 January 2009 08:36 
Highways Agency
 
Public bodies in the North West should use their combined financial muscle to help the region's businesses during the current economic downturn, Minister for the North West Beverley Hughes said today.    ...more
22 January 2009 14:59 
Regional Minister For The North West
 
A company trading as producer and distributor of safety awareness booklets for schools has been wound-up by the High Court in Manchester following an investigation by the Companies Investigation Branch (CIB) of the Insolvency Service.    ...more
22 January 2009 13:30 
Insolvency Service
 
A Morecambe company whose cutting edge software is used to keep our motorways and trunk roads free from ice is on the highway to success with help from the Knowledge to Innovate (K2i) programme.    ...more
22 January 2009 11:16 
Knowledge to Innovate
 
Wirral pensioners are sending a clear message to credit crunch con men promising million pound lottery wins - they know IT'S A BIG SCAM!    ...more
22 January 2009 09:54 
Office of Fair Trading
 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned of the danger of using forklift trucks after a man died when a container of dye crushed him when he was assisting with an unloading operation.    ...more
22 January 2009 09:13 
Health and Safety Executive
 
A key junction linking the M56 and the M6 via the A556 in Cheshire will be affected by an overnight closure this Saturday for ongoing testing.    ...more
21 January 2009 17:38 
Highways Agency
 
Mums to be in the north west area, with babies due on or after 6 April 2009, are being urged to apply now for the new £190 Health in Pregnancy Grant.    ...more
21 January 2009 15:26 
HM Revenue & Customs
 
A £620,000 Highways Agency scheme to repair an M6 bridge near Garstang in Lancashire gets underway this weekend.    ...more
20 January 2009 15:04 
Highways Agency
 
Entrepreneur and star of BBC's Dragon's Den, James Caan has been appointed the new Co-Chair of the Department of Business's Ethnic Minority Task Force.    ...more
20 January 2009 11:33 
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
 
* Highway Code hits Million mark    ...more
20 January 2009 11:30 
Driving Standards Agency
 
Two new reports published today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) highlight the need for clear national strategies to support the different learning needs of long and short-term offenders.    ...more
20 January 2009 00:01 
Office For Standards In Education (OFSTED)
 
A Manchester company who specialise in training and simulation equipment for the aerospace and other transport industries are flying high with two lucrative contracts with Chinese airlines worth over £400,000.    ...more
19 January 2009 14:27 
UK Trade & Investment
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