With Halton and the rest of the  Liverpool City Region in the ‘very high’ Covid alert level, outdoor commemoration events planned for Remembrance Sunday on 8 November have been cancelled to help to reduce the spread of coronavirus in our community. Instead of the traditional parade and commemoration at the war memorial in Victoria Park, […]


A newly opened road in Widnes has been named by Halton Borough Council in honour of one of the town’s highly regarded politicians, the late Honorary Freeman, John Collins. John Collins Way, opened at the weekend, is the new road at Widnes Loops linking West Bank to the Mersey Gateway. The four-way junction, controlled by […]

Remember at home

Warrington residents are being asked to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations from home. The government restrictions on public gatherings mean that there will be no official Remembrance Sunday parades and services taking place in Warrington on Sunday, 8 November 2020. Instead, residents and veterans are being encouraged, in line with national advice, to pay their […]

LIMF announces Academy class of 2020-21

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) has unveiled its new intake of future music stars. The festival’s award-winning LIMF Academy has selected ten Merseyside-based artists to work with over the next year, honing their skills and providing them with help and support to launch their careers. The work of the academy is even more important during […]

Family pay tribute to man who died following incident in Winsford

The family of man who died following an incident in Winsford have paid tribute to him. Keagan Crimes, 27, died on Sunday 11 October following a disturbance in Cheviot Square. Two other men, aged 26 and 36, were also injured during the incident. Keagan’s family have now issued the following tribute: “As a family we are […]

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 […]

Warrington Council and health leaders confirm public broadcast for Wednesday

With coronavirus case numbers remaining very high in Warrington, and following the government’s announcement about the new three-level COVID-19 alert system, health and council leaders are set to deliver another public broadcast tomorrow, Wednesday 14 October, at 5pm. The panel for Wednesday’s broadcast will include: Cllr Russ Bowden, Leader of the Council Professor Steven Broomhead MBE […]

MBE for Council Chief Executive, Professor Steven Broomhead

Warrington Borough Council’s Chief Executive, Professor Steven Broomhead, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. The award comes following Professor Broomhead’s leadership and chairmanship of the National Libraries Taskforce, helping to implement the Independent Library Report and reinvigorate the national public library service. As chair of the Taskforce since September 2018, Professor Broomhead has […]