Monthly Archives: May 2016

Send One Free Text to Opt Out of Nuisance Calls to Your Mobile

Millions of mobile phone users can now send a free text message to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls under a new campaign by telecoms watchdogs to end the practice. The text-to-register service, designed by Ofcom, which regulates … Continue reading

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Trade in So-Called Legal Highs Illegal from Today

Unscrupulous dealers in psychoactive substances face up to 7 years in prison as the trade becomes illegal today. The blanket ban on the sale, supply, importation and exportation of the dangerous drugs will apply across the UK whenever they are … Continue reading

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Nearly 600 Miles of Roadworks Removed for Late May Getaway

Parents may not be able to rely on the British weather for bank holiday fun, but Highways England hopes it can help make the break better for all drivers as it lifts roadworks from Friday. Highways England aims to complete … Continue reading

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Illicit Tobacco Seized in Tamworth during Four-Day Operation Across Staffordshire

Illicit tobacco has been seized from premises in Tamworth as part of a national operation. The operation, which was funded by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and supported by the Department of Health, saw 20 premises targeted in Tamworth, … Continue reading

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Alan Sugar Appointed Government’s Enterprise Tsar

Lord Sugar has been appointed Enterprise Tsar as part of the government’s drive to get more young people to consider starting their own business or undertaking an apprenticeship. As well as championing enterprise and apprenticeships among young people, he will … Continue reading

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Early Completion for Roadworks on M6 Junction 5 Slip Road near Birmingham

Important maintenance work to safeguard the M6 slip roads near Castle Bromwich in Birmingham is set to be completed this weekend – a month ahead of schedule. Highways England has been carrying out vital structural maintenance work, including concrete repairs … Continue reading

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