A compelling public art exhibition created by local primary school pupils will be among the poignant gestures as St Helens Borough marks Holocaust Memorial Day next week. Held every year on 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day falls on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where more than a million people died during […]

Liverpool celebrates one year of the ADDER accelerator programme

An addiction recovery programme is reducing harm of drug use to people and communities across the city. Launched in July 2021, the Government’s ADDER (Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery) programme has seen partners across Liverpool’s health and social care infrastructure working together to ensure that people are offered a health-based approach to tackling their […]

Dr Shiv Pande awarded Citizen of Honour

A DOCTOR, faith leader and charity fundraiser who has touched the lives of many is to be made a ‘Citizen of Honour’ in a special ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday, 10 August. Dr Shiv Pande MBE, who has lived in the city for five decades, started his career as a surgeon at Broadgreen […]

Manchester to mark 77th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

A ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 6 to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  This event, held across dozens of cities across the world is done in partnership with Mayors for Peace, an international organisation committed to forging bonds of peace.  This year, the commemorations will take place […]

“Green Oscar” for park jewels

It’s a flag waving day for Liverpool – after two of its best loved parks picked up a national award. Sefton Park and Stanley Park have both retained the coveted Green Flag status – for the 15th year in a row – in recognition of their excellent condition. The government-backed accolade, awarded by Keep Britain […]

Appeal on fifth anniversary of Yusuf Sonko murder

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information into the fatal shooting of teenager Yusuf Sonko, five years after his death in Toxteth. At around 8.30pm on Friday, 2 June 2017, it was reported a man had been found injured on Tagus Street, at the back of the shops on Lodge Lane. Emergency services arrived at […]

Manchester marks one year anniversary of its first Covid vaccination

Pharmacist Aneet Kapoor vaccinating his father. Thursday December 16 marks the one year anniversary of the first Covid vaccination given in Manchester.  In the 12 months since that date a public health campaign on a scale never seen before was initiated in the city with the goal of protecting as many people as possible from […]

Officers continue their enquiries on the first anniversary of Nyle Corrigan’s death

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager are continuing their enquiries on the first anniversary of his death. Nyle Corrigan, 19 years, died from a single gunshot wound to the back after being shot in Boode Croft in Stockbridge Village at around 6.30pm on Thursday 12 November 2020. Two weeks ago (Tuesday 26 October) officers […]

Civic buildings process becomes light fantastic

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Liverpool Town Hall is lit up blue in support of National Health Service (NHS) staff on 26 March 2020. ORGANISATIONS and charities wishing to promote their causes by lighting up or flying flags from Liverpool’s civic buildings are now able to use a more transparent process. Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall and […]


The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation, The Never-ending Nightmare, which comes to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn. on Wednesday 23 November. This spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an ‘Alice in Horrorland’ type story driven by […]