Celebrating World Social Work Day in Warrington

Today marks World Social Work Day, and the council is recognising the important role of those working in social care.  World Social Work Day allows those working in social work to take a moment and reflect on the work they do, and allows others to celebrate the difference that social work can make to families […]

Manchester Central Library set to mark 10 years since historic reopening

One of Manchester’s most celebrated libraries will mark its 10th anniversary since it opened to the public. Manchester Central Library, located in the heart of busy St Peter’s Square, was officially opened by King George V on 17 July 1934. Affectionately known as the “jewel in the crown” of Manchester’s libraries, it underwent a major […]

Dance in motion as new culture funding awarded

Liverpool’s dance sector has a spring in its step after 15 brand new dance commissions have been awarded vital funding. More than 40 artists from across Liverpool have submitted applications to receive a Culture Liverpool Dance Creative Commission grant, allowing them to create a brand new piece of work – many of which will be performed at […]

Winners of this year’s prestigious Youth Buzz Awards announced

One of this year’s Youth Buzz Award winners The winners have been announced of this year’s prestigious Youth Buzz Awards that see young people in Manchester recognised for their stand-out achievements that help make a positive difference to them, their communities, or their peers. The awards recognise young people up to the age of 19 […]

Liverpool City Council Planning a Merry Mersey Christmas

It may only be March, but Christmas planning is already under way for Liverpool City Council’s Culture Liverpool team. Following the huge success of 2023’s Christmas Market outside St George’s Hall – which welcomed more than 750,000 visitors across 36 days – there are initial plans in place to explore the potential expansion of the […]

Liverpool fashion favourite Glamify Fashion launch exciting new brand

Liverpool based Glamify Fashion was founded by husband-and-wife team Ashley Ali and Hollie Cassidy in 2019 after selling their previous business, nationally renowned fashion brand ‘MissPap’, to Boohoo. Since then, Glamify Fashion has rapidly grown into a company dominating all areas of women’s fashion and their garments are regularly seen on high profile celebrities. Considering […]


Halton Borough Council’s  Short Breaks Service for children with disabilities is delighted to receive a generous donation of Easter eggs from Chris Hanson-Jones and his team at Restore Technology, Runcorn. The Short Breaks Service provide short breaks for carers of disabled children 0-18 years to enable them to continue to care for their child.  They […]

Be Proud Awards honours Manchester’s unsung heroes in glittering return to the city

Climate activists, creative innovators and equality and diversity champions make up just a few of Manchester’s unsung community heroes celebrated at the annual Be Proud Awards. Manchester City Council invites residents across the city to submit nominations to recognise the extraordinary everyday Mancunians who are making a life-changing difference to thousands through their volunteering efforts […]