Seven projects aimed at transforming Runcorn Town Centre into a better place to live, work and visit could secure up to £25 million investment from the Government’s Towns Fund. The projects, suggested by local people, businesses and community groups, make up the Runcorn Town Investment Plan (TIP) – a vision for the town’s future. The […]

Warrington cements top 10 position for high street spend recovery

Warrington has again defied the national trend and demonstrated a continued, strong performance of its high street and local economy despite the pandemic, following the latest figures from Centre for Cities. The positive performance of Warrington’s town centre in December has seen the town nestled in the top 10 for both comparative footfall and spend […]

Devices and Dongles appeal launched to support home learning

LIVERPOOL City Council is asking businesses if they can help children and young people get online and keep learning during the latest lockdown. In a new initiative – Devices and Dongles – supported by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, businesses are being asked to donate unwanted laptops and tablets or to sponsor Wi-Fi dongles and data […]


Halton Borough Council is urging everyone who must leave home to do essential shopping to reduce their risk of catching Coronavirus by taking a number of simple precautions that will keep them, and others, safe. Everyone is currently being asked to stay at home as cases of Coronavirus continue to increase rapidly in Halton and across the […]

Liverpool Businesses urged to lead lockdown counter-attack to curb Covid rise

Businesses in Liverpool are being asked to redouble their efforts to help the city’s fight against Covid-19. Several business associations, including Liverpool’s Chamber of Commerce, have issued a joint letter calling on businesses to go “all in” to arrest the spread of the virus. The unprecedented plea, which has been sent to more than 15,000 firms this […]

Warrington Council remains in top quartile for processing business grants

Warrington businesses are being reassured that the council is continuing to work tirelessly to issue every penny of government Covid support grants as quickly as possible. Since November, the council has processed 93% of more than 1,200 applications for Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG), handing out £1.9m in vital funding. LRSG provides funding of up to £3,000 per month […]

Investing in the future of Manchester Aquatics Centre

Details have been set out of a major investment package to protect the future of Manchester Aquatics Centre while improving its facilities and reducing its carbon footprint. The Aquatics Centre was built in 1999 and opened in 2000, playing a key role in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It has since gone on to welcome more […]

Time Square multi-storey car park, Warrington – change to opening hours

Changes will be made to the opening hours through lockdown. Due to the national lockdown introduced on 5 January, the opening hours of the Time Square multi-storey car park will be temporarily adjusted. The car park will close at 10pm on Saturday 9 January and will then operate from 6am – 10pm, seven days per week, […]

St Helens Borough Council Cabinet approves economic recovery plan

St Helens Borough Council’s cabinet has approved plans to kickstart the borough’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Drafted before the third national lockdown was introduced, the St Helens Economic Recovery Plan outlines the scale of the challenges, opportunities that exist in St Helens Borough and the practical projects to address the challenges. The plan […]

Wythenshawe Forum goes solar as carbon reduction plan moves forward

Wythenshawe Forum is now powered by solar electricity, with the installation of a new photovoltaic array on the building’s roof completed.   New carbon-saving features for the popular community hub are set to reduce carbon emissions by 121 tonnes per year, while also saving more than £50,000 in energy costs annually.   To complement the […]