Liverpool marks 32nd Hillsborough anniversary

LIVERPOOL will mark the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy tomorrow [Thursday, 15 April]. Acts of remembrance will be held from the afternoon but people have been asked not to gather due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Flags will be flown at half-mast from civic buildings (St George’s Hall, Cunard Building and the Town Hall) and the […]

200 days to go until Rugby League World Cup 2021

To celebrate the 200 days to go until the opening fixture of RLWC2021, general admission tickets are now officially on sale. You can now secure your seat for any of the 61 fixtures being held later this year, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments that will take place simultaneously for the first time across […]

Staying safe over the Easter weekend

Easter weekend will be a chance for increased celebrations thanks to the bank holiday, the better weather and the easing of lockdown restrictions. However, we would like to remind you that COVID-19 is still out there and there is still a chance of the virus spreading. Please remember the importance of staying at home and […]


Three of Halton Borough award winning parks are now displaying their new “Green Flags”. as well as new Union Flags and the Halton Coat of Arms. The Green Flag Award is administered by Keep Britain Tidy; it recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world. The […]

Residents urged to stick to the rules ahead of Easter bank holiday weekend

Residents across Cheshire are being urged to stick to the rules ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend following the latest relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. Since 29 March, people across England have been able to socialise outdoors while following the rule of six or meeting with another household – including in private gardens. As part […]


Less fortunate children in Halton are in line for an Easter treat after the organisations behind the Mersey Gateway Bridge stepped in to save a local charity appeal which looked certain to be scuppered by Covid-19. Construction consortium Merseylink and tolling operator Merseyflow have donated £750 worth of Easter eggs between them to the Halton […]

Residents encouraged to respect relaxed rules and their neighbours at Easter

As we all look forward to a well-deserved rest over the long Easter Bank Holiday weekend and enjoying the relaxed Covid-19 restrictions in force from Monday 29 March, residents are being encouraged to respect each other and the rules by community safety partners. While restrictions are easing, the ease comes at a time when the […]

Hampers for veterans delivered by council and community groups in time for Easter

St Helens Borough veterans will soon receive complimentary food hampers in a partnership project between the council and local veterans’ community groups. The hampers containing various food items, face masks, meal plans, shopping lists and recipe ideas, as well as signposting for physical health and mental wellbeing support have been funded by the council and […]

Easter recycling and waste collections in St Helens Borough

With the long Easter Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to, there’s always that little bit of confusion in households about recycling and waste collections. But there’s no need to anxiously wait to see which bins your neighbours are putting out. Collection crews won’t be working on Good Friday, 2 April, but will carry out those […]


Halton Borough Council has been awarded £100,000 from Arts Council England to support its Borough of Culture 2021 project. The award, part of the National Lottery Project Grants programme, will enable delivery of a number of exciting, high-profile events later this year including a music weekender, festival of light and community takeover of the Silver […]