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 […]

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 […]

City’s culture councillor made OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Skills has been awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours. The award has been made for services to local government in recognition of the Labour member’s many achievements since he was first elected as a local councillor in 2008 for […]

Phil Redmond to be given Knighthood

As the creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks, Phil Redmond has been responsible for some of the most gritty and impactful shows on British television. He has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting and arts in the regions. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “For almost half a century, […]

Councillor Paul McQuade named Mayor of St Helens Borough for 2020-21

Blackbrook ward councillor, Paul McQuade, has been sworn in as Mayor of St Helens Borough for 2020-21. Blackbrook ward councillor, Paul McQuade, has been sworn in as Mayor of St Helens Borough for 2020-21.  Born and bred in St Helens, Councillor McQuade grew up in Blackbrook, the area he has represented since being elected on […]

GMP Chief Constable wins Director of the Year Award

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins wins Director of the Year Award The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Ian Hopkins, has won the Public Sector category at the North West Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards 2020. The (IoD) Director of the Year Awards recognises exceptional leadership, business talent and good governance […]

Local artists and collectives secure funding from St Helens Council

Nine local artists and collectives have been given the opportunity to turn their dream project into a reality after securing funding from St Helens Council. As part of the award-winning Cultural Hubs: Arts in Libraries programme, St Helens Council’s Cultural Hubs: Arts in Libraries team recently launched its 2020/21 artist commissions which looks to financially […]