Local 16-year-old Khan Odita wins National Crimebeat Award

We are delighted to report that Khan Odita, a local lad from Toxteth, has won first prize at last night’s National Crimebeat awards for his community garden project. Back in October 2023, we shone a light on Khan who at the age of 14, set up the Mulgrave Street Action Group (MSAG) to help improve […]

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 […]

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 […]


There was a great turnout for The Brow Community Clean Up today (15/03/2024). Halton Borough Council officers along with Halton Veterans and Plus Dane Housing were out litter picking, clearing up rubbish and engaging with residents. The clean-up was a great success and through the efforts of everyone involved we cleared over 45 bags of […]

Measles is spreading – make sure you are protected.

Warrington Borough Council’s public health team is urging local people to check that they and their children have had the MMR vaccine that protects against measles.  With measles continuing to increase across the country – and cases now in Warrington – it is particularly important for people to make sure they are vaccinated. Nationally, the […]

Spring Clean campaign launches to Keep Liverpool Tidy

Liverpool City Council is rolling out a £4.6m investment boost to improve cleanliness around the city. The new funding has already translated into the recruitment of 18 new streetscene staff to focus on litter hot spots – with more staff to be hired to target enforcement on issues such as flytipping. And to add to […]

Smoking – it’s never too late to quit!

Warrington Borough Council’s Public Health team is encouraging smokers in the borough to give up this No Smoking Day (13 March). Smoking is still the single largest preventable cause of death in England – estimated to account for 64,000 deaths annually. A recent survey with 5,000 local residents showed that 1 in 14 adults currently […]


The chairman of Parkside Regeneration, the joint venture company tasked with delivering the redevelopment of Parkside Colliery in Newton-le-Willows, has welcomed approval of a ‘reserved matters’ application for the scheme’s first phase. The planning committee of St Helens Borough Council backed proposals for the scheme’s detailed design, setting the next phase of project delivery in […]

New safety measures installed at St John’s Gardens

New lighting, CCTV and a speaker system have been installed in St John’s Gardens in Liverpool city centre following a successful funding bid by Merseyside Police. As part of ongoing efforts with partners to reduce criminal activity and serious violence in the gardens, the force applied for funding from the Home Office and this has […]

Historic Chorlton Library refurbishment plans unveiled

Chorlton Library is about to undergo a major refurbishment that will see an enhanced library reopen to the public next year. The Library closes its door for two weeks on 24 March and will reopen with a temporary reduced library offer from the library extension at the back of the library from 8 April. Work to […]