Statement on the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh

Leader of the Council Sir Richard Leese responds to the announcement that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died this morning. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Prince Philip has been a major national figure for more than seven decades and, as the longest-serving consort to a British monarch, a source of companionship and support for the Queen […]

Tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Liverpool is sending its condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, following the sad death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh visited Liverpool many times as consort to the Sovereign, most recently in 2016, when the Royal couple attended the International Festival of Business and opened both the new Exhibition Centre and […]

New SEND strategy puts young people at the heart of plans

A new strategy which sets out plans to support young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs) has been approved by councillors. A Life of Equal Chances sets out a partnership approach to making sure that young people with SEND get the right help over the next four years. It was created using the feedback from […]

One-year on

This time last year the UK went into its first national lockdown following a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19. The stay-at-home order put a ban on all non-essential travel and prevented close contact with other people outside the immediate household. The Coronavirus Act 2020 was rapidly brought in to help police forces enforce the regulations and […]

BLOG: Looking back on a year since lockdown

It has been a year since Liverpool entered lockdown for the first time – Director of Public Health Matthew Ashton reflects on 12 months of dealing with the worst pandemic in a century. If we have to start anywhere when writing about the last 12 months, it has to be thinking about the 1,300 people […]

This Is Not What It Was Meant to Be by Dorcas Seb

2020 cancelled20’s a shamblesFor the 20’sAnd the Gen Z’sWhere the 4 walls have become my new friendsWhere the 4 walls know me more than my real friendsWhere screens have become the fourth walls, like FacebookI, like Beech treeHave longed for the nature of nurture longing for my branches to reach out ,Embrace a neighbourThese branches […]

Again by Pauline McAdam

We will dance again.We will sing again.We will claim back our livesproud and fierce again.This pandemic of fearLocked away,we’ll draw nearto our day to day hopes,needs,gripes,dreams:Again In the room againno more Zoom again;drinking tea with me Nan on the couch again.No two metre divide;not arm’s length but arms wide.Cross the threshold to family lifeAgain Stay […]

Virtual events planned for World Book Day

Calling all young bookworms – St Helens Library Service has a host of special virtual events planned this week to celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 4 March). As part of the day’s celebrations, children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character and take part in a range of activities taking place through […]

New £10m Local Business Support Grants Launched for Liverpool City Region

A further £10m round of financial support has been announced for Liverpool City Region businesses. The new Local Business Support Grants, of between £3750 and £13500 per business, are aimed at businesses who have not yet accessed funding from the Liverpool City Region.  The £10m fund is the latest round of the Liverpool City Region […]