GMP officer receives a BEM in the King’s New Year Honours List

Greater Manchester Police officer, Inspector Jim Jones, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the King’s New Year Honours List, for his services to policing and the armed forces. Inspector Jones, who has given 27-years of service to GMP, currently works as part of the Specialist Operations Branch at Manchester Airport and acts […]

Odesa congratulates Liverpool!

Following the announcement that Liverpool will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of Ukraine, the Mayor of Odesa, Gennadiy Trukhanov, has sent his congratulations to the people of the city: Dear Liverpudlians, It is a matter of great pleasure to know that the bid of Liverpool, our sister city, to host the Eurovision […]

Local Business Wins award in Las Vegas!

Liverpool business ThinK Wine Group launched their award-winning wine and prosecco in the USA late last year and have just won their first set of stateside awards for both products, at the prestigious Las Vegas Global Wine Awards. These globally-renowned awards saw a world class judging panel consisting of an ‘extraordinary mix of Master Sommeliers, […]

Don Billington wins his tenth Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

World-renowned horticulturalist and Bromeliad expert, Don Billington, has won another Gold Medal this week for his collection of plants from the glasshouses at Walton Hall and Gardens. Plants from the conservatories are now on display at the prestigious RHS Chelsea flower show, with the display illustrating how bromeliads grow in a natural setting. The display […]

Former detective awarded Queen’s Policing Medal in Birthday Honours

Chief Constable Serena Kennedy has today expressed her delight following the news that a former officer of the force has been awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Following the announcement that John Williams, who retired earlier this year after completing 30 years’ service with Merseyside Police, has been given the award […]

Council appoints new Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods

Neil Fairlamb has been announced as the new Strategic Director of Neighbourhoods at Manchester City Council.   Neil takes on the role following the announcement that previous Strategic Director, Fiona Worrall, will retire later this year after 33 years at the Council. Neil is currently Head of Parks, Leisure, Youth and Events and will take […]

Roy’s Glad-den to be the new Lord Mayor

Liverpool’s new Lord Mayor is being sworn in on Wednesday 25 May. Cllr Roy Gladden grew up above his grandma’s chip shop on Breckfield Road in Everton, attending Granton Road Junior School. He joined the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment at the age of 17, and was discharged in 1967. At the age of 40, […]

Manchester welcomes new Lord Mayor

Councillor Donna Ludford has today – Wednesday 18 May – taken up the chains of office as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester. Councillor Donna Ludford has served as Councillor for Ancoats & Clayton, Clayton & Openshaw and has been the Deputy Chair and the Chair of the Licensing Committee for the past eight years. Donna Ludford was […]


Cllr Tony McDermott, 81, is still serving the same Widnes ward that he was elected to on 5 May 1972. Over his 50 years, Tony has also served as Mayor of Halton during the civic year 1998-99 and was Leader between 1999 and 2010. It was a turbulent time in British politics when Tony began […]


Local NHS hospital workers and a former politician have been recognised for their services to St Helens after officially receiving Honorary Freedom of the Borough status. At a special full council meeting held in St Helens Town Hall last year, a motion was submitted by Council Leader David Baines – seconded by Deputy Leader, Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron […]