Children in care and foster carers in Halton came together at a festive party this weekend. Children thoroughly enjoyed seasonal activities and a surprise visit from Father Christmas. Liz Davenport, Divisional Manager for Children in Care and Care Leavers said: “The work of our foster carers is truly something we need to acknowledge and celebrate. Foster […]

Swimming pool renamed in honour of Warrington Olympian

Kathleen with Year 5 pupils from Chapelford Community Primary School at Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub The pool at Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub has been renamed ‘The Kathleen Dawson Swimming Pool’ in recognition of Kathleen’s gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics.  Kathleen returned to where it all began today, Monday 6 December, where she was […]

Christmas arrives in St Helens Borough after successful lights switch-on events

The countdown to Christmas in St Helens Borough is officially underway after successful community Christmas lights switch-on events were held in St Helens and Earlestown town centres. Organised by St Helens Borough Council’s Events team, the shows featured a whole host of local talented performers from the world of music and dance, such as MD […]

Santa’s officers supporting Radio City and their MISSION CHRISTMAS campaign

Santa’s officers are supporting Radio City’s ‘Mission Christmas’ for another year to ensure under-privileged children and young people wake up to presents under the tree this Christmas. “Every child in Merseyside deserves to have a special Christmas each and every year but not every family can afford to buy their children gifts. Therefore, officers and […]

Operation Shepherd launched to reduce crime and keep communities safe this Christmas

Merseyside Police has launched Operation Shepherd, its annual campaign to reduce crime and keep communities safe during the festive period. You can expect to see more officers out and about from now, through to Christmas and into New Year. This will include uniformed and plain clothes officers, supported by specialist teams including the Dog Section, […]


Shopping local is nothing new  – businesses in Halton have been locally supported through generations and are still here today, so let’s celebrate them in the lead up to Christmas. To recognise the importance of our local shops, the Mersey Gateway Bridge will be lit up red, yellow and green on Saturday 4 December, which […]

Enjoy a safe festive season in Warrington

Residents have lots to look forward to in Warrington town centre and beyond this festive season, but are being reminded to stay safe and be vigilant due to a rise in COVID cases and the Omicron variant. There is so much happening in the run up to Christmas in Warrington, with markets, activities and workshops, […]

Rescheduled St Helens Christmas lights switch-on event confirmed

The St Helens Town Centre Christmas lights switch on has been rescheduled for this Thursday (2 December) after Saturday’s event had to be postponed due to Storm Arwen.  Taking place in Church Square, the show will feature music and performances from local artists including DJ and producer, Eric McKenna, and MD Creatives – as well […]

Marshals support night time businesses in St Helens Town Centre

Revellers enjoying St Helens Town Centre in the evenings will be supported thanks to new night-time economy marshals. The marshals will be on hand in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday nights and all week long for the busy Christmas period and bank holidays providing advice and support to people making the most of the […]

Liverpool. Feels Like Christmas

Hands up who’s excited for Christmas? Magical Christmas markets, non-stop shopping and historic streets filled with world-class culture (and pantos!). And if you’re ready to drop after all that shopping, Liverpool’s got it covered with cosy pubs and restaurants – perfect for every taste. The city’s Christmas 2021 marketing campaign – ‘Liverpool. Feels Like Christmas’ […]