Larger than life Christmas fun at the award winning Otterspool Adventure

After the success of last year, the team at Otterspool Adventure will once again be creating the ultimate winter wonderland this year, full of enchanting events, crafts & activities. Managing Director Cheryl Cosgrove said “We were overwhelmed with the response to last year’s event and have lots of festive fun planned for our valued customers. […]


Norton Priory in Runcorn is once again working with Liverpool University students on a series of excavations to uncover hidden treasures. Between now and October 1, students from the university’s Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology department, directed by Professor Harold Mytum and Dr Rob Philpott, are hoping to shed more light on the extensive medieval moat […]

River of Light is back!

River of Light is back to illuminate Liverpool’s waterfront this autumn. After the event’s huge success in March which saw around 120,000 people safely enjoy the River of Light Trail, demand has been high for this spectacular outdoor art gallery to return to the city.    From Friday 22 October to Sunday 7 November, light installations with […]

GMP prepare to welcome 80,000 festival goers at Parklife this weekend

Greater Manchester Police along with partner agencies are preparing for around 80,000 festival goers to attend this year’s Parklife festival at Heaton Park this weekend. Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, from GMP’s Specialist Operations Branch, who will be overseeing policing at the festival, said: “We didn’t have Parklife last year due to Covid-19 restrictions and so we […]

Explore Warrington’s fascinating past on Heritage Open Days

The annual celebration of Warrington’s rich history and heritage gets under way this week – with a range of organisations getting ready to deliver the largest programme yet in the borough. Warrington’s Heritage Open Days 2021 takes place from 10-19 September, giving people the chance to discover fascinating local stories of the past, and how they have helped […]

Museum Reopening

Museum Curator, Katie Henderson, alongside the new exhibition GMP Museum is excited to announce a new exhibition to coincide with the reopening of the building to the public on 7 September 2021. Located in the first gallery on the ground floor, the new exhibition focuses on the beginnings of the police in Manchester and how […]

Library story tipi to support children and young people with SEND

A flavour of Native American culture has arrived in Haydock Library as part of an initiative to make libraries more comfortable for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND). Thanks to funding as a parting gift from the now dismantled Ashton with Haydock Rotary Club, the library has acquired a tipi-style story tent, a […]

Latin American celebration taking place in the city

A festival of Latin American Arts and Culture is set to take over city centre venues in Liverpool this month. For their 10th Anniversary activities, local arts organisation LUMA Creations will present LA FERIA, an innovative and colourful celebration of Latin American Arts and Culture. Forming part of the Liverpool Without Walls initiative, the programme of events, features an exciting […]


A memorial garden and commemorative stone to honour our seafarers and mariners will be unveiled at Runcorn Cemetery on Friday, 3 September – Merchant Navy Day. Runcorn has been an inland port for centuries and it was particularly busy in the latter half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Sailors […]