Manchester launches five-year plan for Age-Friendly Manchester

A new Age-Friendly strategy, underlining Manchester’s direction of travel to push forward initiatives that understand and meet the needs of its older population, has been launched today. The strategy, ‘Manchester: a city for life 2023- 2028′ builds on the foundations of age-friendly work ongoing in the city for the last two decades. It sets out […]

Protect yourself and others this winter with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Warrington’s public health leaders are urging local people to ‘get winter strong’ by getting the COVID-19 vaccine before the National Booking Service (NBS) comes to an end. The last date to book a COVID-19 seasonal vaccine on the NBS is anticipated to be Thursday 14 December. Eligible people in Warrington who haven’t yet had their vaccine are […]

Stay protected this winter


As the winter weather sets in, the council is urging eligible and vulnerable groups to take up the flu and COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant women, young children and those with certain chronic medical conditions, such as coronary heart disease, cerebral palsy, liver or spleen disorders or long-term lung conditions, are particularly vulnerable to flu. Data shows […]



As winter approaches we can all take steps to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as flu or Covid-19. Preventable illnesses such as flu and Covid-19 are more common during the colder months, bringing potential risks for all of us, particularly for those vulnerable due to age or underlying illnesses. But there are some […]

Consultation launched on street trading around Sefton Park


Croxteth Drive at entrance to Sefton Park Liverpool City Council is undertaking a review of street trading along Sefton Park’s perimeter roads.  The perimeter roads in question are Mossley Hill Drive, Croxteth Drive and Aigburth Drive and the Council has today launched a six-week consultation to gain public feedback on whether or not to increase the number […]

Manchester City Council confirms official bonfire night celebrations will not return


Credit: Alexander Kagan/Unsplash Manchester City Council has confirmed that it will not be reinstating bonfire events in its parks and the position remains the same following the review post covid.  No large bonfire events have been held in the city since 2019 when the impacts of the pandemic initially caused them not to go ahead. […]

Manchester City Council executive approves measures to support black cab trade


Three private hire drivers have been prosecuted by Manchester City Council Manchester City Council’s Executive has approved plans that would provide additional support to the Hackney Carriage trade. For a number of months the Council has been exploring additional measures that could benefit drivers working in Manchester. Given the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, as well as […]

Exam results day for thousands of Manchester teenagers

CHS South pupils collect their exam results Students at schools across Manchester have collected their GCSE results today, their achievements coming off the back of repeated lockdowns and other disruptions to their education during Covid. Councillor Garry Bridges, Executive Member for Early Year, Children and Young People, Manchester City Council, said: “Things have been far from […]

A-Level success for Warrington

The publication of the 2023 A-Level results has brought positive news for Warrington students. Friday, 18 August 2023 The last three years have been challenging for our students who have worked through the COVID pandemic, but it is important to celebrate the achievements of all of our young people. Three colleges in Warrington supported pupils […]