Cheshire Constabulary celebrates Volunteers’ week and National Specials Weekend 2023

Cheshire Constabulary is shining a light on its volunteers, celebrating their dedication to helping to keep Cheshire safe and encouraging the public to consider volunteering with the Constabulary. This week marks the start of Volunteers’ Week 2023, 1–7 June with National Specials Weekend forming part of the week-long celebration on 2–4 June. This year is […]


Road closures will be in place Sunday 4 June to facilitate the Jubilee 10K run. Traffic including bicycle and pedestrian movement will be restricted during the hours of closure. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Road(s) affected: Roads to be Closed* Hours of Closure High Street, Runcorn 07:00am – 10:00am B5155 Devonshire Place, Runcorn 07:00am – […]

New Area Coroner and Assistant Coroners sworn in

An Area Coroner and Assistant Coroners for Cheshire were sworn in at an official ceremony on Thursday 25 May. The ceremony took place at Cheshire Coroner’s Court, St James Business Centre, Wilderspool Causeway, having recently moved from its previous location at Warrington Town Hall. In Cheshire, there is a full time Senior Coroner and an […]

Raising a cuppa to Fostering communities

To kick off Foster Care Fortnight, Foster4 hosted a special afternoon tea event last week celebrating the fostering community across Halton, Warrington and Cheshire West and Chester. The event was held at Doubletree by Hilton in Chester and was attended by foster carers, their families, friends and senior managers from each of the local authorities. […]

BLOG: Liverpool European Festival keeps Eurovision party alive

The Eurovision Song Contest may have left town but the party is far from over. Gosia McKane, Director of Merseyside Polonia, spills the beans on the inaugural Liverpool European Festival coming to Liverpool next month. Commissioned as part of EuroStreet – Culture Liverpool’s community programme supported with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Department […]

Former GMP officer breached Covid rules with pre-wedding party

A former Greater Manchester Police officer who broke Covid lockdown rules breached expected standards of behaviour and brought ‘discredit to the police service’. A disciplinary hearing ruled that Manisa Matloob’s behaviour amounted to gross misconduct and she would have been dismissed had she not already resigned. Miss Matloob, who resigned in February 2023 and did […]

BLOG: “The love we took was equal to the love we gave.”

Two weeks on from the official fan zone opening its doors, Eurovision fan David Lloyd, talks warm welcomes, comparisons with previous host cities and tambourines… I’m jumping up and down at the Pier Head with 25,000 new friends. We’ve all learned a new language – Finnishish. National flags and biodegradable glitter blur in a kaleidoscope […]

Two Merseyside Police officers nominated for National Police Bravery Award

Two Merseyside Police officers have been nominated for a National Police Bravery Award following an incident where one officer sustained serious injuries in the line of duty. In May last year, PCs Dan Parr and Steph Catterall were on patrol and responded to a call where two men were seen acting suspiciously and had discarded a bag containing […]

Neighbourhood Weekender returns to Victoria Park

The North West’s biggest Indie festival returns to Victoria Park this May.  Noise and cleaning issues A designated resident’s number for any noise and cleaning concerns has been set up with the event organiser. The resident’s hotline will be operational during the festival by calling 01925 873090 or 01925 873091. Road closures, speed limit reductions and parking restrictions […]

City honour for community champion

Liverpool City Council has honoured a man who has spent 30 years helping his local community. Bob Blanchard received the ‘Citizen of Honour’ award at Liverpool Town Hall on Tuesday 16 May. He has been Manager of the Breckfield North Everton Neighbourhood Council for over 30 years, having set up and established the agency himself. […]