Manchester Central Library set to mark 10 years since historic reopening

One of Manchester’s most celebrated libraries will mark its 10th anniversary since it opened to the public. Manchester Central Library, located in the heart of busy St Peter’s Square, was officially opened by King George V on 17 July 1934. Affectionately known as the “jewel in the crown” of Manchester’s libraries, it underwent a major […]


Photo:L/R: Council Chief Executive, Stephen Young, Council Leader Cllr Mike Wharton, and former Everton and England star, Trevor Steven –  Mental Health Ambassador for Causeway Technologies.Halton Borough Council has taken a major step in helping tackle mental health in the construction industry which has an extremely high rate of suicide among young men. The Council’s […]

Liverpool fashion favourite Glamify Fashion launch exciting new brand

Liverpool based Glamify Fashion was founded by husband-and-wife team Ashley Ali and Hollie Cassidy in 2019 after selling their previous business, nationally renowned fashion brand ‘MissPap’, to Boohoo. Since then, Glamify Fashion has rapidly grown into a company dominating all areas of women’s fashion and their garments are regularly seen on high profile celebrities. Considering […]


The chairman of Parkside Regeneration, the joint venture company tasked with delivering the redevelopment of Parkside Colliery in Newton-le-Willows, has welcomed approval of a ‘reserved matters’ application for the scheme’s first phase. The planning committee of St Helens Borough Council backed proposals for the scheme’s detailed design, setting the next phase of project delivery in […]

Job success for Manchester apprentices after following PlanBEE

PlanBEE Manchester’s first apprentices have gone on to secure jobs The first young people to embark on an innovative training programme designed to tackle construction skills shortages in Manchester have now graduated and secured their first jobs in the sector. The apprentices who all successfully completed the PlanBEE Manchester programme have been offered positions with […]

STATEMENT: St Johns Market has closed

Liverpool City Council has today (Monday, 11 March) been forced to end the tenancy of traders within St Johns Market, with immediate effect. The decision to cease the 43 tenancies follows a lengthy period of communication with the businesses operating at the Market, to recover more than £1.7m of unpaid rent and service charges dating back to […]

St Johns Market – FAQs

In light of the news St Johns Market has closed for the foreseeable future, here are some FAQs to help explain the situation: What’s happened to St Johns Market?The Market has closed from Monday, 11 March. Why has it closed?The businesses within the market owed the Council more than £1.7m in rent and service charges, dating back […]

Team chosen to develop Neighbourhood Development Framework for Holt Town

Studio Egret West have been appointed to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop a Neighbourhood Development Framework (NDF) for Holt Town in east Manchester. Manchester City Council is working with Homes England and GMCA to develop a new plan to help guide the long-term investment plan for this regeneration area. The procurement competition was launched […]

New measures to tackle business crime roll out on Safer Business Action Day

Today (Thursday 7 March), the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Emily Spurrell, officers from Merseyside Police and businesses across the region are joining forces for Safer Business Action Day. Local policing teams will be undertaking proactive patrols, plain clothed operations, talking to shop owners and engaging with local communities to show their commitment to tackling business-related […]