Operation Avro comes to Bury with a successful day of action.

Officers in Bury made a total of 80 arrests yesterday (26 May 2022), for a range of offences including drug supply and burglary as part of Operation Avro, the monthly GMP initiative that delivers a surge of extra resources and specialist officers to a different district within Greater Manchester each month, in a bid to […]

Detectives appeal for information following robbery in Warrington

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Warrington. At around 8pm on Wednesday 25 May, a man was walking his dog on the footpath under the Howley suspension bridge when three youths approached him and asked the time. The victim pulled his phone out his pocket to check, only to be struck in […]

Next of Kin: Jacqueline Williams

We are appealing on behalf of Liverpool Coroner’s office for help in tracing the next of kin of a 67 year-old woman. Jacqueline Williams sadly passed away at her home in Waterloo Road, New Brighton. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone with information should email HMCoroner@liverpool.gov.uk or call 0151 233 5770 (option 1) to […]

Day of action in Wirral targeting criminals leads to nine arrests, drugs and weapon seized

We arrested nine and seized drugs and weapons during a day of action in the Woodchurch estate in Birkenhead yesterday (Thursday 26 May). Our community policing team and Matrix officers carried out the proactive policing operation, Operation Presley, to disrupt criminality and protect those living in the area. Throughout the day and evening police patrolled […]

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 […]

Council Tax Energy Rebate – your questions answered

We know many of you are wondering when you will get your Council Tax Energy Rebate payment. We’ve answered some of the most frequent questions below. What is the Council Tax Energy Rebate? Earlier this year, the government announced support to help with rising energy bills, including a one-off payment of £150 to households in […]


Fireman Sam from the much loved animated TV series is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Tuesday 30 August 2022. When all of his friends go away, Norman Price decides to find adventure in Pontypandy and become the star of a visiting circus. But with a tiger on the loose and faulty lights, the […]


Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers about energy rebate scams that are currently circulating. Householders are currently receiving scam emails, text messages and telephone calls asking for their bank details so they can receive the government’s £150 energy rebate. Local Authorities (such as Halton) are administering the council tax rebates, which council tax bands A […]

Liverpool’s food and drink festival ready to be served up

The countdown is now truly on for Taste Liverpool. Drink Bordeaux and the most delicious weekend of the year from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. Taking place over the 4-day bank holiday jubilee weekend, the festival is a vibrant celebration of the city’s famous hospitality culture. It features over 50 restaurants, bars, food-halls, cafes and coffee […]


St Helens Chamber and St Helens Borough Council are delighted to launch the 2022 St Helens Borough Business Awards. The awards celebrate the many achievements of businesses and are now open for entries until midnight on Tuesday 28 June 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Friday 30 September 2022. Businesses across the borough can […]