Young Traders Market set to return to Time Square

Applications are now open for the 4th annual Young Traders Market event, organised and hosted by the multi-award winning Warrington Market. The event takes place at Time Square on Saturday 20 May, 9am to 5pm, providing a platform for budding entrepreneurs aged 16 to 30 to showcase their business and sell their products and services to […]


A new Night Time Economy Forum is putting a new focus on providing a vibrant and varied evening entertainment and hospitality offer in St Helens town centre. Partners from across St Helens town centre, including St Helens Borough Council, Merseyside Police, community partners and business representatives came together for the first meeting of the forum.  […]

BLOG: Dressed up and raring to go

Liverpool has always taken massive pride in its appearance. Let’s face it, us Scousers love an excuse to dress up to the nines. So while keeping the city looking fabulous is business as usual for the teams within the Neighbourhoods directorate, it comes as no surprise that they’re pulling out all the stops for Eurovision. […]

£3m Investment in Moston and Withington confirmed from national Shared Prosperity Fund

Moston Lane and Withington high street will share around £2.8m funding for projects to improve the district centres through new high quality green public spaces, amongst wider regeneration investment. Greater Manchester was allocated £84m by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (which has replaced the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF)) that has been allocated for […]


With Spring approaching and better weather on its way, St Helens Borough Council’s Trading Standards Service is seeing an increase in doorstep trading especially roof, guttering and chimney work and is urging residents to be on their guard against rogue traders. Rogue traders may cold-call or post a leaflet through the door, or respond to […]

What skills does Warrington need for the future?

Warrington’s Skills Commission has launched a public survey to assess employability and skills across the borough. The survey, which anyone in Warrington can complete, looks to identify current skills, job market trends, future employment opportunities and what people look for when applying for a job. The Warrington Skills Commission aims to ensure local people have […]

BLOG: “This is a chance for us all to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson at the Cunard Building on 21 May 2021. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council As the city’s Eurovision plans step up a gear, Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, looks ahead to how May’s events will be transformative for the city. When I became Mayor in 2021, I introduced triple-lock […]

Totally Locally Fiver Fest

Warrington Market is joining over 100 high streets across the UK in the national Totally Locally Fiver Fest campaign. The Fiver Fest is running from 11 – 25 March, with over 50 traders offering special £5 promotional offers on a range of products and services throughout the two week campaign. The aim is to showcase […]

Winners of Manchester’s prestigious Youth Buzz Awards announced

Youth Project of the Year award winners The winners have been announced of Manchester’s prestigious Youth Buzz Awards that see young people recognised for their stand-out achievements and for making a positive difference to their communities. The annual awards, for young people aged up to the age of 19, are organised by Manchester Youth Council, […]