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Liverpool City Council’s Director of Communications, Camilla Mankabady, looks at the impact the city’s widely acclaimed hosting of Eurovision will have in the months and years to come… Standing by the banks of the River Mersey, with the sun beating down and the Three Graces enveloped by the azure sky, I was listening to the […]

Eurovision in Liverpool smashed visitor targets

As the final sequins are getting swept up from the Pier Head, Liverpool City Council has announced early indications that the Eurovision Song Contest has smashed visitor targets. Although the economic impact and full evaluation will not be known for a few weeks, early footfall data and figures from Merseyside Police suggest that, over the […]

Man arrested in connection with Northwich town centre burglaries

Detectives investigating a series of burglaries in Northwich town centre have arrested a man in connection with the incidents. The 47-year-old local man was arrested at around 12.10am today, Friday 12 May, when officers were called to reports of suspicious activity near to WH Smiths on Witton Street. Officers were at the scene within a […]

Sports Traider opens in St Helens

Britain’s first chain of charity sports shops has opened its fourth Merseyside store with a new branch opening in St Helens. Sports Traider – which provides opportunities for young people – has worked alongside Merseyside Police and Local Authorities in recent years and its latest shop opened its doors to the public in Church Square Shopping […]

Officers out in force to keep city safe for residents and racegoers

Officers will be out in force over the next few days to keep our city safe for residents and racegoers. Over the next few days you’ll see an increase in officers in the city as the first races of the season begins. There will also be a dispersal order in place during this time to […]

Man charged in connection to burglary in Ellesmere Port

Officers have charged a man from Neston in connection to the burglary of a business in Ellesmere Port. John Munro was arrested on Thursday 4 May in relation to the burglary of a business at a commercial premises. The 22-year-old of Station Road, Neston, has since been charged with the burglary of a business. The […]

Illegal Curry Mile Shisha café has £174k proceeds confiscated

A company that owned a property that was used as an illegal shisha café has had £174,074 income confiscated after breaching a planning enforcement notice – and has also received a hefty fine. T&M Property Investment Ltd – the owner of a 999-year lease for the property at 82 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, which it let […]

Selective landlord licensing continues expansion across Manchester

700 more private sector homes will require a landlord licence from today (Tuesday 9 May) as Selective Licensing expands to five new schemes across four neighbourhoods. Selective Licensing allows Council to require landlords of all private rented properties to obtain a licence in a particular area and is intended to address the impact of poor-quality […]


St Helens Borough Council has worked with Barclays bank to ensure a presence remains in St Helens Town Centre following the closure of its Church Street branch today (4 May). Barclays will now operate out of the council-run Ways to Work employment and training centre in Church Square Shopping Centre, open Monday to Friday between 9:30am-4:00pm (closed […]