£10K fine issued following party in Manchester

A man has been given a £10,000 fixed penalty notice after officers closed down a party with over 50 people in attendance in Manchester. Shortly after 11.20pm last night (Friday 23 October), officers were called to a report of a party at a flat on Simpson Street in Angel Meadows. Officers arrived and discovered around […]

Warrington to move into tier 3 on Tuesday

Warrington is set to become a ‘very high’ local COVID alert area, tier 3, from 00.01am this Tuesday, 27 October. Initial discussions indicated that Warrington’s new restrictions could come into play from Thursday 29 October, but a decision has been made between the council and government to bring this forward. The joint agreement for Warrington’s enhanced […]

Officers launch operation to help tackle community concerns in Winsford

Officers in Winsford are launching a new operation to help address concerns raised by the local community. Following the death of Keagan Crimes after an incident in Cheviot Square on Sunday 11 October, the local policing unit has been contacted by residents raising a number of issues. Some are particularly concerned about knife crime following […]


A virtual exercise took place recently for the Runcorn Site COMAH Operators to test and validate the effectiveness of the External Emergency Response Plan that would be used in the event of a major emergency at the site. Halton Borough Council has a statutory duty under the Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) Regulations to produce a […]


With Halton and the rest of the  Liverpool City Region in the ‘very high’ Covid alert level, outdoor commemoration events planned for Remembrance Sunday on 8 November have been cancelled to help to reduce the spread of coronavirus in our community. Instead of the traditional parade and commemoration at the war memorial in Victoria Park, […]


A Council spokesperson said: ‘We will ensure anyone who is entitled to a free school meal and requests one will get one over the half term school holiday. ‘Because of the short notice and practical distribution difficulties we are unable to offer a voucher scheme by next week to 6,000 school children, but we are looking at […]

Warrington – Rugby League World Cup 2021 is only one year away

The public ticket ballot is now open to celebrate the one year countdown to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). Warrington will be hosting three fixtures at RLWC2021, starting off with New Zealand vs Lebanon on Sunday 24 November 2021. Professor Steven Broomhead MBE, Warrington Borough Council Chief Executive and Vice Chair of Warrington […]

Council secures tier 3 coronavirus support package for Warrington

Warrington Borough Council has secured £5.9 million in coronavirus (COVID-19) support from the government as part of its move from a ‘high risk’ tier 2 area, to a ‘very high’ risk tier 3 area. Around £1.68 million of this funding package will be allocated to supporting the council’s Public Health response – including for public […]

St Helens Borough’s black communities to tell their stories as part of arts project

St Helens Library Service, through the award-winning Cultural Hubs: Arts in Libraries programme, is working with a local artist to develop a project which captures the voices of the borough’s black community. The project – announced during Black History Month – forms part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund-backed ‘St Helens Oral History Project’ which […]