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There's been a sharp increase in complaints against United Utilities - the worst increase against a water company in the north of England.
United Utilities experienced the largest increase in the North – up 13.5 per cent.
One of the reasons was due to a 'boil water notice' which affected more than 320,000 homes and business in West Lancashire last August 2015. The company took action to safeguard public health after traces of the parasite cryptosporidium were detected in water samples taken from supplies at a treatment works.
It’s disappointing that almost half of the water companies who saw an increase in complaints were based in the north of England.”
“We cannot allow the good progress that most of these companies have made in recent years to be undermined. That’s why we’ll be working closely with each company to help them address the issues this report highlights.”
The 2016 astronomical autumn begins on 22nd September and ends on 20th December.Read the full story ›
Bright or sunny spells and mainly dry. Breezier yet warmer midweek, showers later. Kerrie has the detail.....Read the full story ›
On Granada Reports we often hear calls for tougher sentences for those who break the law. But what happens to those offenders when they leave prison?
Well, the answer is all too frequently they end up committing more crime and going back inside at great expense to the taxpayer.
But next we're looking at the work of a charity that's hoping to break that cycle by helping offenders rebuild their lives.
Sarah Rogers has this report:
It is claimed that the impact of closing the Chorley A&E has left the department in 'chaos' and patients are being put at risk.
That's the view of councillors who are calling for the Lancashire Trust which runs it to prove it's taking action by urgently recruiting more staff.
This weekend campaigners protested at hospitals across Lancashire and Greater Manchester because their services are being hit by the closure.
Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has this report:
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The UK's Storms will be named again this coming Autumn and Winter.Read the full story ›
Rain clearing southeastwards overnight to leave a mainly dry day on Monday. Here's Kerrie with the detail......Read the full story ›