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Boil water notice lifted for further 86,000 homes

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United Utilities has lifted the boiled water advice in further parts of Lancashire. People in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble no longer need to boil their tap water. A further 86,000 properties are included in the latest lift, bringing the total number of homes and businesses now able to use their water as normal to half of the original area.

To check which postcodes are now lifted, click here.

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United Utilities lifts boil water notice for 80,000 Lancashire homes

United Utilities say they have lifted the boil water notice for 80,000 homes in parts of Lancashire, around a quarter of those affected by the cryptosporidium outbreak.

The boil water restriction has been lifted for Credit: PA Images

Residents in parts of Blackpool, Chorley and Preston will be able to use their water without boiling it.

More than 250,000 residents are still having to boil their water, and United Utilities say they must check their postcode on their website.

Customers can also call a freephone number on 0800 912 7241.

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No timeframe on when boil water notice will be lifted in certain towns and cities in Lancashire

United Utilities has said there is no timeframe of when the boil-water notice will be lifted in certain towns and cities in Lancashire.

It's two weeks today since the notice went out for homes to boil their water after an outbreak of the Crytosporidium bug was found in the area's water supply.

Foundation trust in Cheshire to take action over finances after investigation

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to take action to improve its finances after an investigation by the health regulator Monitor.

The regulator says there are reasonable grounds to suspect the trust has breached its licence to provide NHS-funded health services.

The trust will now draw up and implement plans to improve its financial position, and must also ensure it has sufficient capacity and capability to deliver these plans. The trust will also take steps to ensure it can continue to provide its services on a sustainable basis.

Paul Chandler, Regional Director at Monitor, said:

“Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will take urgent steps to improve its finances following our investigation."

“It is important that improvements are now made and that the trust is able to provide its services on a sustainable basis for patients in the local area.”

– Paul Chandlrr, Regional Director at Monitor

The regulator also examined the trust’s A&E performance but that investigation has been closed without further formal regulatory action following improvements in performance. However, Monitor expects the trust to continue this progress, in collaboration with other local organisations.

The trust will report to Monitor on its progress and the regulator may take further action if required.

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