Cruise celebrate one-in-a-million passenger

Cruise Liverpool has pushed the boat out to celebrate their one millionth passenger. Seeing a cruise ship berthed at Liverpool’s waterfront has been a regular sight in the city for over 15 years. With hundreds of ships choosing to beak their journey or embark passengers in Liverpool in that time, the number of visitors to […]

Liverpool City to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

LIVERPOOL will mark international Holocaust Memorial Day this year with a Service of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall. The service, for invited guests, will be held on Friday, 27 January, and will include prayers led by Rabbi Natan Fagleman, Allerton Hebrew Congregation, and an Act of Commitment by representatives of other faiths. There will also be a […]

Manchester’s spectacular Dragon Parade returns to city streets to mark Chinese New Year

Manchester will be celebrating the Year of the Rabbit this weekend with the return of its legendary Dragon Parade after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. Headlining this year’s celebrations, the popular parade – which attracts thousands of visitors – will take place this Sunday (22 January). Weaving its way through the city’s streets, […]


The popular Vintage Rally at Victoria Park, Widnes, will return in 2024. The event will be part of the 50th Anniversary of Halton celebrations. Anyone interested in being part of the Rally should email Halton Council is also pleased to support some great events this year, including: Halton Makefest on 25 March at Widnes Library. A […]

Hop to it! It’s Liverpool’s Chinese New Year celebrations

Liverpool’s Chinatown is set to be a festival of colour and sound this month as it welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. Taking place on Sunday 22 January, the FREE celebrations of Europe’s oldest Chinese community will include the traditional dragon, lion and unicorn parades, firecracker displays, family workshops, Tai Chi demonstrations, live music performances, […]

New exhibition explores British Chinese communities

A free display at Liverpool Central Library explores the history, culture, and heritage of British Chinese communities. Running until Friday 31 March, the exhibition draws on personal stories and moments of national significance and asks what it means to be Chinese and British. From the first recorded individuals arriving from China in the late 1600s […]

More than 1,790 people arrested during Cheshire Police’s Christmas operation

Officers arrested 1,797 people across the county as part of a policing operation to keep people safe throughout the Christmas period – An increase of 23% in comparison to the previous year’s operation. The operation saw officers targeting perpetrators of anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls, domestic abuse and drink and drug driving – […]

New Development Framework maps out the future of Gorton Town Centre

A new masterplan that will help guide future development in the heart of Gorton – including new shops, public realm and affordable housing – is set to be agreed at a meeting of the Council’s executive A public consultation over the Christmas period gained valuable feedback from local people, attracting more than 260 responses – […]