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 […]

Manchester prepares to mark 5th anniversary of 22 May 2017 attack

Sunday 22 May will see Manchester mark the fifth anniversary of the 2017 terror attack with various tributes and reflections. Throughout the day, people will be able to pay their respects at the Glade of Light memorial near Manchester Cathedral. The memorial – officially opened on Tuesday 10 May 2022 by the Duke and Duchess […]


Over the extended June bank holiday weekend (2-5 June), celebrations will be held in St Helens Borough in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Article date: 11 May 2022 As is tradition for significant Royal events – including The Queen’s coronation in 1953 and subsequent silver, golden […]

Glade of Light official opening – Royal involvement confirmed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the official opening of the Glade of Light memorial in Manchester on Tuesday 10 May 2022, it has been announced. Their Royal Highnesses will join families of those who lost loved ones in the 22 May 2017 terror attack, others who were seriously affected and civic dignitaries […]

Liverpool remembers Hillsborough anniversary

DAILY EXPRESS PICTURE BY STUART MASON … AS MEMBERS OG THE PUBLIC OBSERVE TWO MINUTES SILENCE IN EXCHANGE FLAGS BEHIND LIVERPOOL TOWN HALL ONE FAN HOLDS THE LIVERPOOL SCARF ALOFT Liverpool will mark the 33rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster on Friday (15 April). Flags will be flown at half-mast from civic buildings (St George’s Hall, […]

It’s street party time – how to get involved in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Manchester City Council want to invite local communities to dust off the bunting and host street parties to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. The Platinum Jubilee celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s seventy years of service to the British people and there will be a wide range of […]

First events announced for Sefton Park’s 150th anniversary

Details of the first event to celebrate Sefton Park’s 150th anniversary have been revealed. The Palm House, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year, is delighted to announce its plans to mark the much loved Grade I listed park’s important milestone.  As part of the landmark celebrations, the Palm House outdoor events will take on a new […]

Liverpool Remembers Lockdown – Two years on…

Liverpool will reflect how the pandemic brought communities together, on the second anniversary of the 2020 lockdown. The Museum of Liverpool is hosting the finale of ‘Visible Virals’ – a unique arts project which has provoked public discussion and celebrated the city’s resilience, kindness and scouse spirit. Throughout March, Culture Liverpool partnered with the city’s Public Health […]

Police appeal on the 19th anniversary of the murder of Andrew Jones

Detectives investigating the murder of 18-year-old Andrew Jones have issued an appeal on the 19th anniversary of his death. Andrew Jones died from injuries sustained after he was attacked in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Sunday, 9 March, 2003. Police officers found Andrew lying in Hanover Street, at its junction with Gradwell Street, just before 3.30am. […]