Blog: Winter Is Coming!

With flu and Covid both on the horizon, Director of Public Health for Liverpool, Matthew Ashton urges those who are eligible for a free flu vaccine and a Covid-19 booster vaccine to get protected as soon as possible. “We are expecting a difficult winter with a lot of respiratory illness due to viruses like flu […]

NEW LOOK FIREWORKS SHOW TO LIGHT UP THE SKIES IN ST HELENS THIS NOVEMBER

After a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, St Helens’ fireworks display will make a return this Bonfire Night with a new look. St Helens Borough Council has teamed up with Saints to present ‘From the Ground Comes Light – Fire and Light Spectacular’ at the Totally Wicked Stadium, moving from Sherdley Park for […]

REMINISCE FESTIVAL GOERS URGED TO BE COVID SAFE BEFORE AND AFTER ATTENDING EVENT

Music fans in St Helens Borough planning to attend the Reminisce Festival in Sherdley Park this weekend (Saturday September 10th) are being encouraged to stay COVID safe both before and after the event. Free testing for COVID-19 ended in April, so we have seen a reduction in the numbers of cases, but people are still […]

Autumn booster plans for Liverpool

From today, the NHS in Liverpool will start to offer Covid-19 autumn boosters to those who are eligible – with those at highest risk being offered it first, this includes residents and staff in care homes, and some housebound patients. From Monday 12 September, the autumn boosters will also be made available to health and […]

Manchester City Council calls for support as inflation drives forecast overspend for 2022/23

Manchester City Council is warning that without extra Government support it is on course to overspend its budget for this financial year by around £20m.   Since the budget was set there have been several significant changes that have affected the Council’s financial position including soaring inflation (especially for utilities), global supply shocks, and a […]

Blog: “I am one of the last people to have been affected by polio in the UK”

With Liverpool families being urged to check that their children are up to date with routine vaccinations, Councillor Pam Thomas, lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion shares her first-hand experience of contracting polio as a child and the lasting impact it’s had on her life. “I am one of the last people to have been affected […]

Have your children had their polio vaccinations?

With an urgent polio vaccine booster programme being rolled out for London children– the key message for Liverpool families is to check if your child is up to date with their routine vaccinations. You can check their Red Book and contact your GP practice to catch up if needed – as soon as possible. The […]