Baby Week puts focus on the importance and the joy of a child’s early years

Nigel Clarke. Baby Week is on the horizon and Manchester City Council is hosting events across the city to celebrate and promote the importance of a child’s early life. Free activities and events will be running for babies and their families where information and advice can be found, and to help shine a light on […]

Extra support for vulnerable families over the summer

Coins stacked in wooden house frame on table. Home mortgage loan rate. Saving money for future retirement. Real estate investment or property ladder concept. Housing project for construction business Vulnerable families in Liverpool are set to receive extra support with food bills this summer. Liverpool has been awarded £6 million from the Household Support Fund […]

Unique City Council Project Scoops National Broadcast Award

A Liverpool City Council cultural project has scooped a sought-after national broadcast accolade. Statues Redressed took gold in last night’s Broadcast Digital Awards in the Best Content Partnership or AFP category, pipping the likes of ITV’s Cooking With The Stars, Channel 4’s Cook Clever Waste Less and BT’s FA Disability Cup coverage to the title. The Liverpool project saw Culture Liverpool join […]

Summer activities lead to a surge in COVID cases in Warrington

The number of COVID-19 cases in Warrington is continuing to increase week on week. The number of people in Warrington Hospital with COVID-19 is also on the rise. Latest data shows that Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 now make up more than half of the COVID-19 cases in the UK and are driving the increase in […]

LIBRARY STRATEGY TO TRANSFORM SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC

Bringing the St Helens Library back to the Gamble is one of the key aims of a new five-year Library Strategy which will transform the service to deliver what people want and need. The new Library Strategy, which is set to go before Cabinet next week, lays out how the service will radically transform from a traditional […]

OUTSTANDING ABBEYFORD CELEBRATES OFSTED RESULT IN STYLE

Abbeyford Children’s Home celebrated its most recent impressive Ofsted report in outstanding style over the weekend by throwing a garden party – with Disney characters and farmyard animals in tow. Towards the end of last year, the St Helens Borough Council-run facility in Windle – which provides respite for children and young people with complex […]

New site for Pride in Liverpool 2022

LCR Pride Foundation, the organisation responsible for delivering Pride in Liverpool, has announced that this year’s free festival will move from its usual site on Tithebarn Street to Liverpool’s world-famous Pier Head. Pride in Liverpool 2022 returns on Saturday 30th July after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The change in location comes due to circumstances […]

Liverpool seeks red card on foul play

Liverpool City Council is looking to rein in dog owners who let their pets foul in public places – and then don’t bin it. The council has launched a month-long consultation on a plan to introduce a city-wide Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that will see owners fined for failing to bag and dispose of […]

Daily testing saved city’s emergency services from Covid catastrophe

Key workers in Liverpool have been praised for carrying out daily testing, which prevented Covid-19 from crippling emergency services. New findings published by a major health journal have revealed the world’s first testing pilot saved almost 8,000 work days from being lost to self-isolation. At the height of the pandemic, there was a risk of […]

Warrington residents urged to claim energy rebate

Warrington residents are being reminded to make sure they don’t miss out on the Government’s council tax energy rebate, by applying to the council now. The council is currently in the process of issuing the rebate payment of £150 – introduced to help households with rising energy bills – to eligible households in Warrington. The rebate, which […]