Day of action in Liverpool tackles serious violence

19 stop searches, 9 arrests, 5 Covid fines, 4 warrants and 2 roadside operations, sees a full day of policing activity across Liverpool! Yesterday (24th Feb), officers conducted a day of action in Walton, Kensington, Anfield and Tuebrook aiming to reassure our local communities, identify those involved in organised crime, gangs and serious violence and reduce […]

Symptom-free Covid-19 Testing Centre opens in Parr

A new symptom free Covid-19 testing centre will open its doors in Parr today, Thursday. The new test centre at the Torus Housing Office on Newton Road, will be open from 1pm to 6pm and is open to anyone who does not have symptoms to get one of the quick tests that will tell you […]

Community power key in St Helens Together strategy

Harnessing the community power in responding to a pandemic is the key to making St Helens Borough better. St Helens Together – Our Borough Strategy lays the foundations for the recovery and transformation of the borough to 2030. The borough strategy is the document that brings together how St Helens Borough Council will work side […]

Carers in Liverpool to receive Covid-19 vaccine

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. A nurse at Aintree University Hospital in a wheelchair takes part in ‘Clap For Carers’ after losing two staff members to coronavirus. 9 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council. The local NHS and Liverpool City Council are appealing to unpaid carers whose role currently isn’t recorded, to make themselves known so that […]

Man arrested after two officers were assaulted whilst dispersing an illegal gathering.

At around 4.40pm on Monday 22 February 2021, police attended an address on Wigan Road, Bolton following reports of a large illegal gathering. Upon arrival, officers established that a large number of people from various households were in attendance at the address in breach of current COVID restrictions. As officers attempted to disperse the gathering […]


Halton Borough Council Trading Standards Officers are warning consumers of copycat driving licence websites. These websites pass themselves off as the DVLA but often charge additional fees (as much as £79 for ‘form checking’ services etc). To try and pass themselves off as genuine, these copycat websites might include ‘DVLA’ in their web address (URL). […]

Cabinet back financial plans ahead of Council meeting

St Helens Borough Council Cabinet has today (Wednesday) approved the 2021-22 budget and a new Medium Term Financial Plan, addressing the impact of funding pressures on services and which also set out how we will use capital funding to support vital regeneration projects across the borough. The plans will now go to the Full Council […]

New symptom-free testing site set to launch in Croft

Alongside the testing sites at Grappenhall Cricket Club and the Halliwell Jones Stadium, a new symptom-free testing site is being set up in East Warrington. The testing site will open at Croft Youth and Activity Centre on Smithy Lane, initially for five days – Thursday 25 February, Thursday 4 March and Thursday 11 March, Thursday […]

Vaccination site worker captures the faces of Mancunians who stepped up to volunteer

In January a call went out to ordinary Mancunians, asking them to step forward and volunteer to help successfully roll out the city’s Covid-19 mass vaccination programme. People turned out in their thousands, with nearly 3,000 volunteers in total pledging to help. Working as stewards and marshals at vaccination centres popping up throughout Manchester, they […]