Liverpool Community Policing Inspector marks 80-year anniversary of the May Blitz

This week marks 80 years since Liverpool was bombed during the May Blitz, and Liverpool Community Policing Inspector, Dave Uren is commemorating the anniversary by reflecting on the heroic actions of his late Grandfather. The bombings, which took place between 1-7 May 1941 during World War 2, resulted in many deaths and injuries, and destroyed […]

Warrington Borough Council will be joining National Day of Reflection

Warrington Borough Council will be joining a national minute’s silence at 12 noon today, Tuesday 23 March, to reflect on the anniversary of the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown and those who have died or been severely affected by the virus. Following the minute’s silence, there will also be a doorstep vigil at 8pm to end […]

Liverpool marks lockdown anniversary with day of reflection and hope

Liverpool to mark one year since England’s first lockdown began with a series of tributes. Tuesday 23 March is being recognised across the country as a day of reflection after such a challenging year.  In the city, a one-minute silence will be observed at midday and immediately after the silence, a special event called Liverpool Together, […]

Residents urged to fall silent on their doorstep for Remembrance Sunday

Residents are being encouraged to mark our military veterans on their doorsteps this Remembrance Sunday. Everyone is urged to stand on their doorstep at 11am on Sunday 8th November to observe the national two-minute silence for those who have served our country. This is in place of the normal Remembrance Sunday Services which take place at […]

Liverpool marks Merchant Navy Day

Liverpool will mark Merchant Navy Day on Sunday 6 September with a special service and wreath-laying ceremony. The annual celebration raises awareness of past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers and also remembers the 36,000 men who died at sea during World War Two. A public service of celebration will take place in the grounds […]

Manchester marks Victory over Japan day with a special online commemoration

Deputy Leader Cllr Nigel Murphy quote This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Early this year in May, many people marked the anniversary by celebrating Victory in Europe (VE Day). However, it is not commonly known that many more lives were lost in the  conflict in Japan.  What […]

Video events to commemorate 75th VJ Day in St Helens Borough

With the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) next week (Saturday 15 August), St Helens Borough Council is presenting a series of virtual projects to commemorate the occasion. VJ Day marks the surrender of Japanese forces, which in effect ended the Second World War. For months after VE Day (Victory in Europe) on […]