Manchester Christmas book gift appeal now open for donations

Out of present ideas for family and friends this Christmas? Why not tell them that their gift has helped to give a local child the gift of reading and donate the present money to the Christmas Book Gifting Appeal 2023. Manchester Central Library Development Trust has just launched its Christmas Book Gifting Appeal and this […]

Manchester Culture Awards finalists announced

Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE speaking at last year’s awards ceremony The finalists in the running for the top spots at the prestigious Manchester Culture Awards next month have been announced as the city gets ready for its annual celebration of the stand-out cultural and creative highlights of the last year. First launched back in 2018 […]

Eurovision – From Flags to Bags

Remember the official Eurovision Song Contest 2023 branding which was emblazoned across Liverpool in the run up to those incredible two weeks in May? Well, it has now been transformed into the ultimate, must-have Eurovision host city merchandise. More than 100 flags and banners, which adorned key areas of the city centre, have had a […]

Liverpool schools honoured at Educate Awards 2023

Three Liverpool schools have scooped top prizes at the Educate Awards 2023. Now in its twelfth year, the event showcases the hard work and creativity in the education sector across the north west, from STEM and performing arts to sports and literacy. The awards also recognise the individuals who bring schools and colleges to life, […]



Halton Borough Council’s Town Hall Open Day is taking place on Saturday 2nd December, 10am – 4pm, Admission free. Members of the Mayor’s Fundraising Team will be undertaking fundraising activities for Child Bereavement UK and The Fellowship Centre, Widnes. There will be various craft stalls, tombola and raffle stall, and of course Father Christmas will be […]

Liverpool’s Christmas Markets are back!

Get ready for some festive treats, crafts and winter fairground rides at the Liverpool Christmas Market. It officially opens on November 18th and will run until December 24th, with extended opening hours from 11am to 10pm every day, except Christmas Eve, when it will close at 5pm. This year, you’ll find a variety of food […]

Police officers, staff, volunteers and community partners recognised for their work and commitment at Community First Awards 2023

Merseyside Police’s annual ‘Community First Awards’ were celebrated last night, Tuesday 14 November, to recognise police officers, staff, volunteers, and community partners for their dedication, bravery and professionalism. The ceremony, which is now in its sixth year, saw members of the force awarded for a range of achievements. Partner agency professionals, volunteers and community leaders […]

Police issue message and urge public to stay safe this Bonfire Night


As many will be getting ready to attend bonfire night and firework displays this weekend, officers urge the public to stay safe and think about vulnerable members of their community. Neighbourhood officers will be patrolling communities across Greater Manchester to ensure that people celebrate responsibly and to make sure that everyone in our communities is […]