Come and celebrate International Women’s Day at Frank Myler Pavilion, Widnes, on Wednesday 8th March 2023. Free classes Free refreshments – pop in for a chat and a cuppa. Free information (freebies) Hygiene Bank donations welcome. Any queries contact Paula Parle 0151 511 8550. www.internationalwomensday.com

Warrington Bombing – 30th anniversary event

On Monday 20 March, we will collectively remember the victims of the Warrington bombing which happened 30 years ago. As part of the town’s remembrance in this 30th anniversary year, guests will be seated for an event in the town centre. This event will take place from Market Gate, looking down towards Bridge Street. The event […]

“My Sweet Lord” – Celebrating George Harrison’s 80th Birthday

On the eve of what would have been “The Spiritual” Beatle’s 80th Birthday – Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson has been presented with copies of India’s spiritual classics. George Harrison’s, Hare Krishna friend, Gurudas, who met the Beatle in 1968 has gifted copies of the Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-Gita to the city’s Central Library, where they will go on […]

Liverpool City to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

LIVERPOOL will mark international Holocaust Memorial Day this year with a Service of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall. The service, for invited guests, will be held on Friday, 27 January, and will include prayers led by Rabbi Natan Fagleman, Allerton Hebrew Congregation, and an Act of Commitment by representatives of other faiths. There will also be a […]

Manchester’s spectacular Dragon Parade returns to city streets to mark Chinese New Year

Manchester will be celebrating the Year of the Rabbit this weekend with the return of its legendary Dragon Parade after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. Headlining this year’s celebrations, the popular parade – which attracts thousands of visitors – will take place this Sunday (22 January). Weaving its way through the city’s streets, […]

Hop to it! It’s Liverpool’s Chinese New Year celebrations

Liverpool’s Chinatown is set to be a festival of colour and sound this month as it welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. Taking place on Sunday 22 January, the FREE celebrations of Europe’s oldest Chinese community will include the traditional dragon, lion and unicorn parades, firecracker displays, family workshops, Tai Chi demonstrations, live music performances, […]


Residents with Christmas floral tributes and memorabilia on graves in any of Halton’s cemeteries are advised that they will be removed in February. In preparation for the forthcoming grass cutting, the Council’s cemetery staff will begin to remove wreaths and other Christmas items from graves in February. Therefore if there are any Christmas tributes on graves […]


St Helens Borough has taken up the mantle of Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture for 2023. Councillor David Baines, Leader for St Helens Borough Council, officially received the sculpture designed by Emma Rogers, at Knowsley Council’s final events of their year of culture at a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Shakespeare Playhouse North […]

Manchester celebrates 5 years of being a UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester City Council is marking the fifth anniversary of Manchester joining the UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a City of Literature. In 2017, after a successful bid to UNESCO, Manchester became a UNESCO City of Literature and joined other cities such as Dublin, Barcelona, Prague, Melbourne, and Reykjavik in the prestigious global network and […]