The Biggest on line activity of the year- dubbed Mega Monday - proved too much for the banks technology on 2nd December, with millions of transactions declined for no reason.
A technological banking glitch on one of the busiest online shopping days of the year left millions of shoppers unable to pay for transactions using their credit or debit cards. Customers of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) gro [...]
Almost 90% of Britons will use mobile devices or purchase online to do their Christmas shopping this year – a higher proportion than any other major country – according to PayPal’s global Holiday Shopping Study.
The survey, covering shoppers in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia and Singapore, shows that Britons shopping this Christmas will do almost half their festive shopping online or via a smartphone or tablet, comp [...]
A lorry driver from Heywood, who was caught four times with illegal loads of beer smuggled from France, has been jailed for £131,000 fraud.
Simon O'Hare, 29, was stopped on four separate occasions in London, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators with 26 pallets of smuggled beer: - 29 February 2012 at a licensed cash and carry s [...]
Community groups in the North West are being encouraged to apply for funding and volunteer support as the latest round of applications open for David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place initiative.
The housebuilder’s Our Space, Your Place scheme offers monetary and volunteer support to a diverse range of community groups in the region. Since its launch in 2010, the scheme has helped a variety of organisations, including char [...]
VetUK is based in Thirsk and supplies over 1 million pets with cheaper pet meds, veterinary products and pet products online. They sell items for your dogs, cats, horses, small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters; an
VetUK aims to increase the availability and reduce the cost of pet ownership whilst maintaining the highest standards of veterinary care for both you and your pet. They stock a broad range of over 8,000 products with fantastic sa [...]
With a fifth of UK households experiencing a boiler breakdown last winter*, a local warmth scheme is encouraging people in Blackpool to seek help now if their heating is broken.
npower Health Through Warmth works with organisations in Blackpool to help with the funding and installation of heating and insulation measures for vulnerable people. Elaine Midwinter, npower Health Through Warmth scheme manage [...]
Salvation Army Trading Company’s charity shops in Cleveleys and Lytham St Annes are set to launch their 2013 Christmas campaign this month on 19 and 21 November respectively with an appeal to shoppers that ‘All we want for Christm
As well as revealing for the first time this year the special Christmas stock that the teams have been saving up all year including gifts, toys, jewellery and winter clothing, they will also be appealing to shoppers to think about [...]
With many motorists failing to carry out vital yet basic maintenance checks on their vehicles, local Ford dealer, Evans Halshaw in Preston, is raising awareness of road safety within the local community by offering free winter hea
In 2012 road accidents caused by vehicle defects accounted for a staggering 426 serious injuries and 37 deaths in the UK*, making it more important than ever for drivers to ensure their vehicle is in optimum working order. With t [...]
PEOPLE from Blackpool can from now (November 14, 2013) onwards download two charity singles that have been specially composed for a fundraising event taking place next February (2014).
The songs, As One and Get Up and Sign, will be sung during SignHealth’s sign2sing fundraising world record attempt on February 5 and are now available to download from iTunes. Linda Petrons, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at [...]
Between 1st April and 30th September 2013, the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) saved approximately 5,864 ambulances from being sent out unnecessarily, thanks to one specific department – the Urgent Care Desk.
For many patients who call 999, Accident & Emergency departments are not the right place for their treatment so this particular role within the service is extremely important and ensures that patients get the right care, in the ri [...]
New products now available online at www.lilleys.biz
Lilley’s Cider Barn is a father and son business run by Chris and Marc Lilley. Originally based in East Somerset the company started out delivering a wide range of ciders and perrys to pubs, clubs and breweries throughout the UK, [...]
If you're a retailer looking to get more customers through the door and onto your site, and want to know how you can maximise sales through important calendar events, then look no further than RedBorder Ltd. They have launched the
To successfully stay in business retailers must now stay one step ahead of their competition, and be both proactive and reactive when it comes to important annual events. Now in its second year, The Retail Calendar by RedBord [...]
Welcome to the simple three step guide to understanding and establishing quality knowledge about sewage treatment plants. A sewage treatment system is required when you have no access to normal ‘mains drainage’ infrastructure, e.g
The Sewage Treatment Plant Guide Gain advice on the best sewage treatment plant for your installation Research how a sewage treatment plant works Find an approved supplier and installation team More information about [...]
TownTalk is still your guide to your town but now it’s had a makeover. It's still as simple to use but now it’s even faster, even smarter and it looks amazing too!
With now over 190 sites (and an ever expanding network) we’ve got everything from local attraction and places to visit, to a directory of restaurants, bars and shops in your area. TownTalk is still the most comprehensive local new [...]
This month pupils from Northfold Community Primary School in Thornton-Cleveleys, will be joining forces with thousands of children from across the UK and over 40 countries worldwide, to celebrate International Walk to School Month
Teaming up with local housebuilder, David Wilson Homes North West, the primary school, located close to the Hawley Gardens development, is encouraging the pupils to reap the benefits of walking to school throughout October. Desp [...]
As the clocks go back and the dark nights draw in this month, a warmth scheme is encouraging people in Blackpool to take time to check in on loved ones who might be concerned about winter.
According to npower Health Through Warmth, which helps vulnerable people install or repair heating systems at home, now is the time to ensure that friends, family or neighbours’ homes are prepared for the colder months. Elaine [...]
LYTHAM St Annes YMCA U-14's is hoping to be league winners once again – this time with the backing of Questa Chartered.
Questa Chartered Financial Planners has sponsored the football team for the 2013-14 season following its championship performance last year. The squad has been equipped with new football shirts and training tops thanks to Ques [...]
Local Ford dealership, Evans Halshaw in Blackpool, is delighted to announce they have enrolled on a national fundraising mission for cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow.
As part of an initiative by the Evans Halshaw Group, the ‘Charity Challenge’ will see staff at the dealership, on Vicarage Lane, pulling out all the stops to ensure the group’s £260,000 target is met. The dealership has signed [...]
A Thornton-Cleveleys site manager working for local housebuilder, David Wilson Homes North West, has scooped a prestigious award in a national competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain.
Keith Edwards gained official recognition for the excellence of David Wilson Homes North West’s Hawley Gardens development in Thornton-Cleveleys, which he runs, with a Pride in the Job Quality Award. Keith was one of seven Dav [...]