Ukrainian Independence Day in Manchester

Manchester is showing its solidarity with the people of Ukraine by celebrating their Independence Day with a host of events – as well as lighting up buildings in the city centre. 24 August 2022 marks 31 years since Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union and six months since the country was invaded by Russia. […]

Manchester to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month

Manchester City Council, in collaboration with local communities and youth groups, are organising events to celebrate South Asian communities and the contribution they have made to Manchester. South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) is an annual celebration that runs from 17 July- 18 August. The month is dedicated to raise the profile of British South Asian […]

Manchester’s annual Caribbean carnival returns for it’s 50th year

All roads lead to Alexandra park this year as one of the biggest events in Manchester’s cultural calendar celebrates it’s 50th anniversary with a star studded line-up. After a short hiatus due to Covid restrictions The Manchester Caribbean Carnival will return to Alexandra Park this year celebrating its 50th year anniversary and 60 years of […]

Neighbourhood Watch Association celebrates its 40th anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Neighbourhood (Home) Watch’s launch in Mollington, Cheshire in 1982. To mark this achievement, Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) hosted a celebration event which took place at Vale Royal Abbey on Saturday 18 June.  Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators, Assistant Chief Constable Bill Dutton and the Police and […]

Force holds county’s biggest Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony

Armed Forces Day – From left, Armed Forces Liaison Officer Graham Evans, Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Lady Redmond MBE, and Chief Constable Mark Roberts Cheshire Constabulary has reaffirmed its immense support for the UK military by holding the biggest Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony in the county. […]

Manchester to mark Armed Forces Week 2022

Manchester will pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of the nation’s Armed Forces this week. On Monday 20 June the Armed Forces flag will be raised on top of Central Library at 10:30am and on Saturday 25 June there will be an Armed Forces family fun day in St Peter’s Square.   The Lord Mayor […]

Communities to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Warrington’s communities are being invited to join a right royal celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Council has received funding of £8,543 from National Lottery Awards For All England to deliver a range of activities relating to the Platinum Jubilee. The funding aims to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. It will see […]

Liverpool to commemorate 40-year anniversary of Cunard Falklands loss

Liverpool is to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the loss of the Cunard-owned and Liverpool-registered Atlantic Conveyor in the Falklands conflict, in which 12 people died. In 1982, a South Atlantic Task Force of merchant ships – including Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 and Atlantic Conveyor – joined the UK Government mission to regain control of […]


Cllr Tony McDermott, 81, is still serving the same Widnes ward that he was elected to on 5 May 1972. Over his 50 years, Tony has also served as Mayor of Halton during the civic year 1998-99 and was Leader between 1999 and 2010. It was a turbulent time in British politics when Tony began […]