Manchester Central Library Development trust secures funding to support new dual language book gifting initiative


Manchester Central Library Development trust has secured £8,000 to support an initiative that aims to reflect the city’s diverse communities and, ensure all can experience the benefits of reading. The Central Library Development Trust raises funds to support the educational, cultural and archives work of Manchester Libraries.  The grant will help Manchester’s Libraries and Read Manchester gift over 1,000 brand new dual language books for children and young people across the city.  The books will be distributed all over Manchester, […]

Local Business Owner Supports Affordable Uniform Initiatives

Liverpool Entrepreneur Kate Stewart is calling for a change in government and local policies on school uniforms. Kate is concerned about the impact of the current cost of living crisis on families’ finances, especially those struggling to feed their children, let alone buy new school uniforms ahead of the new academic year. Kate comments “Central […]

GMP officer completes gruelling Ironman for cancer charity

A Greater Manchester Police officer survived being knocked off his bike to complete an Ironman at the weekend. Superintendent John Haywood, who works in GMP’s Change Branch, took part in Ironman UK in Bolton, completing the event in just over 13 hours on Sunday and raising more than £2,500 for Move Against Cancer. A full […]

Giant guitar group to strike a big note at St George’s Hall

St George’s Hall has chord-ially invited 600 guitarists to play together in one of the biggest musical performances ever to take place in the venue. The special concert, which takes place on Wednesday, 14 June, will raise money for local charity, The Florrie which has organised the event. The Florrie has been at the heart of the L8 […]


Willowbrook Hospice has received a donation of £12,000 as a result of St Helens Crematorium’s participation in an international metal recycling scheme. With the consent of next of kin sought sensitively at the time of making funeral arrangements, many crematoriums across the country carry out the recycling of metals following the cremation process. Metals for […]

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. […]

Rare chance to climb aboard the historic Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s Coach

People will get the chance to feel like royalty by climbing aboard the historic Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s Coach on Saturday 13 May. For the first time in more than a decade, the Coach – which is similar to those used by the Royal Family in the Coronation last weekend – is being taken out […]

Sports Traider opens in St Helens

Britain’s first chain of charity sports shops has opened its fourth Merseyside store with a new branch opening in St Helens. Sports Traider – which provides opportunities for young people – has worked alongside Merseyside Police and Local Authorities in recent years and its latest shop opened its doors to the public in Church Square Shopping […]

St George’s Hall could have looked very different without HM King Charles III.

St George’s Hall is one of the finest examples of architecture in the world, it’s the first impression for many tourists arriving in the City by train and it’s been a place of celebration and congregation for Liverpool and it’s residents for decades. Inside it offers a magical space to enjoy an evening, with its […]


Community groups in Halton are being invited to be at the heart of the Eurovision celebrations this May.  Following on from EuroFest, the two-week cultural festival, and EuroLearn, the education programme, EuroStreet, will make sure that communities across the Liverpool City Region get the chance to bask in Eurovision’s sparkle. And not only that – there is now […]