The GMP Transport Unit arrives at its one-year milestone

This month, GMP’s Transport Unit celebrates its first anniversary. Launched in November 2019, the Transport Unit tackles incidents on the Greater Manchester transport network. The unit comprises of 63 officers, and supports the work of the wider TravelSafe Partnership (TSP) – which includes Transport for Greater Manchester and public transport operators. The aim is to […]


This year, sadly, we will not be able to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 8) in the usual way by attending commemoration events. We can, however, pay our respects in our own homes. The traditional parades and services at the war memorials in Runcorn and Widnes have been cancelled to help reduce the spread of coronavirus […]

Display a poppy for Remembrance Sunday

Warrington residents are being asked to display a poppy in their window to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday. The new national lockdown, which comes into force on Thursday 5 November, means that there will be no official Remembrance Sunday parades and services taking place in Warrington on Sunday, 8 November. Residents and veterans are being […]


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, […]

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 […]

Manchester remembers the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Manchester will pay tribute to the lives lost and the lasting impact it has had.  Manchester remembers the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years on In line with social distancing guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are encouraged not […]

Warrington Town centre programme to mark war victory

Warrington’s role in World War II will be remembered through a programme of ‘live’ and online events, commemorating VE Day and VJ Day. In March, the Council was granted an award of £9,900 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to mark the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, with a series of town […]


The 11th July marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide – one of the worst atrocities in Europe since the end of World War Two, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in and around the town of Srebrenica, during the Bosnian War. They were murdered simply because of their religious identity. […]

Srebrenica genocide to be marked in St Helens Borough on 25th anniversary

This week (5-12 July) will mark 25 years since the genocide of more than 8,000 people, predominantly Bosnian Muslim men and boys, by Bosnian Serb troops in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War in 1995. The Steve Prescott Bridge will be lit in white and green, the colours of the UK […]

Couple brings Warrington to the States for 50th wedding anniversary

Picture caption: Frank and Teresa Terrones on their wedding day in June 1970 and on their anniversary 50 years later. The council has worked with the couple’s family to help them commemorate their Warrington wedding on their landmark anniversary. Frank and Teresa Terrones were married on 20 June 1970 at Warrington Register Office. Frank, originally […]