Winners of 2021 ACE Awards celebrated

The standout work of officers, staff members and volunteers was celebrated at Cheshire Constabulary’s annual ACE (Achieving Cheshire Excellence) Awards event on Friday 15 October 2021. The awards are the Constabulary’s highest accolades that can be awarded to an individual or team that has gone that extra mile or demonstrated exceptional commitment to policing in […]

Warrington Market Manager wins top award

Andy Ward, Manager at Warrington Market, has scooped a prestigious national award. He has been named Market Manager of the Year by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA). The ‘Market Heroes’ awards ceremony, which took place as part of the NABMA annual conference’s gala dinner, saw Andy take the top prize for the […]

Jon Snow creates storm as he gets Covid jab in Manchester’s Rates Hall

Game of Thrones fans will be reassured to know that Jon Snow has recently had his Covid jab. To be more specific, that’s Manchester’s version of the Winter Warrior – after a Jon Snow lookalike, who is part of the council’s work to promote vaccines messages, was in town. As ‘Manchester’s winter is coming’ the […]

Liverpool’s Covid Journey

A selection of people involved in Liverpool’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic were honoured at a civic thank you event at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday 13 October. Around 100 guests attended the ceremony, from hospital staff and care home workers, through to those who delivered food parcels and took to the streets to give […]

Civic event to honour Liverpool’s pandemic response

People involved in Liverpool’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic will be honoured at a civic thank you event at the Town Hall on Wednesday 13 October. Around 100 guests will be at the ceremony, from hospital staff and care home workers, through to those who delivered food parcels and took to the streets to give […]

BLOG: Lessons from Covid

Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, Matthew Ashton, says the city should be proud of the way it stepped up to deal with the pandemic. Today’s report from MPs about the Covid-19 pandemic is significant. It is essential we learn lessons from the response. Much of the noise is inevitably around the timings of decisions at a national level […]

Pride in borough’s Covid-19 response shines through report

The tales of pride in helping others, the amazing efforts that have touched lives and the close partnership working help tell the story of St Helens Borough’s Covid-19 journey. The Public Health Annual Report for 2020/21, which was presented to St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet, features first-hand experiences of those who helped lead the response […]

DON’T MISS OUT – HALTON PEOPLE INTO JOBS IS RECRUITING STAFF!

Halton Borough Council’s Halton People into Jobs service is delivering multi-million pound employment programmes across Runcorn and Widnes to tackle unemployment. These programmes include the Restart, Work and Health, and JETS programmes and a Liverpool City Region/ESF/DWP funded Ways to Work programme. Unemployment has increased nationally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Halton […]

Spark in the Park fireworks display called off

Spark in the Park, a free Bonfire Night fireworks display in St Helens Borough, will not take place this year. In line with the rest of Merseyside and other local areas, St Helens Borough Council has taken the decision to call off the event this year after assessing the potential impact it would have on […]

St Helens residents offered assisted Covid-19 testing by local pharmacies

Residents in St Helens are to be offered extra help in getting Covid-19 tested with the launch of a new assisted testing scheme in the borough. The new scheme is being offered by three local pharmacies and will provide important help for people who may be struggling with self-testing at home.  This may because of […]