New Area Coroner and Assistant Coroners sworn in

An Area Coroner and Assistant Coroners for Cheshire were sworn in at an official ceremony on Thursday 25 May. The ceremony took place at Cheshire Coroner’s Court, St James Business Centre, Wilderspool Causeway, having recently moved from its previous location at Warrington Town Hall. In Cheshire, there is a full time Senior Coroner and an […]

The Manchester Culture Awards are back for 2023 – and nominations are now open!

The Manchester Culture Awards are back for 2023 with nominations opening this week as the city gears up to once again celebrate the stand-out cultural and creative highlights of the last year. The awards were launched in 2018 by the city council to acknowledge Manchester’s rapidly growing reputation for culture and the arts, with the […]

Remembering Cllr Diana Friend

Cllr Diana Friend, Poulton North councillor since 2016, has sadly passed away. A retired teacher, Cllr Friend was a lifelong Warrington resident who was, alongside her borough council responsibilities, a member of a number of council committees, most notably serving as chair of the Protecting the Most Vulnerable Policy Committee. She also represented the council […]

£1M UK National Centre for Digital Heritage established by the University of Liverpool

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) at the University of Liverpool has been awarded £1 million funding to establish the UK’s first National Centre for Digital Heritage Research. The new Centre aims to make Liverpool a global leader in digital heritage research, preservation and enterprise, creating a digital heritage ecosystem and strategy for the Liverpool City […]

Two Merseyside Police officers nominated for National Police Bravery Award

Two Merseyside Police officers have been nominated for a National Police Bravery Award following an incident where one officer sustained serious injuries in the line of duty. In May last year, PCs Dan Parr and Steph Catterall were on patrol and responded to a call where two men were seen acting suspiciously and had discarded a bag containing […]

Family pay tribute to 47-year-old man who died following Nantwich collision

The family of a 47-year-old man from Crewe who died following a collision on Monday 15 May have paid tribute to him. Christopher Allen was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries after a collision on the Wettenhall Road, Poole. Sadly, Christopher passed away on Wednesday 17 May. Christopher’s family have now paid the […]

New Lord Mayor of Manchester appointed

Credit Mark Waugh Councillor Yasmine Dar is the city’s first female Asian Lord Mayor and was welcomed as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester today in a full council meeting (Wednesday 17 May) . Councillor Dar was born in South Yorkshire but was raised in Manchester. She is a proud Mancunian and has lived in Manchester for […]

Mary prepares to serve her second term

A FAMILIAR face will be sworn in as Lord Mayor of Liverpool this week. Cllr Mary Rasmussen, who was also Lord Mayor in 2021/22, officially returns as Liverpool’s First Citizen at the council’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 17 May, at Liverpool Town Hall. Cllr Rasmussen served as Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool in the […]

City honour for community champion

Liverpool City Council has honoured a man who has spent 30 years helping his local community. Bob Blanchard received the ‘Citizen of Honour’ award at Liverpool Town Hall on Tuesday 16 May. He has been Manager of the Breckfield North Everton Neighbourhood Council for over 30 years, having set up and established the agency himself. […]