Halton Borough Council welcomes the findings of the recent Ofsted inspection of Inglefield Children’s Centre in Runcorn where short breaks are provided for children who often have complex disabilities. Inspectors found that the home provides effective services and meets requirements for a good rating. Inspectors visited the home on 15 and 16 March 2023 and were focused […]

£1M UK National Centre for Digital Heritage established by the University of Liverpool

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) at the University of Liverpool has been awarded £1 million funding to establish the UK’s first National Centre for Digital Heritage Research. The new Centre aims to make Liverpool a global leader in digital heritage research, preservation and enterprise, creating a digital heritage ecosystem and strategy for the Liverpool City […]

New Lord Mayor of Manchester appointed

Credit Mark Waugh Councillor Yasmine Dar is the city’s first female Asian Lord Mayor and was welcomed as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester today in a full council meeting (Wednesday 17 May) . Councillor Dar was born in South Yorkshire but was raised in Manchester. She is a proud Mancunian and has lived in Manchester for […]

BLOG: It was everyone’s Eurovision!

Whether you’re 0 or 100, there’s simply no way you could have avoided Eurovision, thanks to Culture Liverpool’s learning and participation programme. Alicia Smith, Arts and Participation Manager for Culture Liverpool explains… From volunteers and community engagement, right through to education activities, an unrivalled culture festival and an iconic fan village … this has been […]


Pupils and staff have given top marks to their new fit-for-purpose school following a £7.7m investment by St Helens Borough Council. In January last year, work started at Ashurst Primary School in Blackbrook to replace the 1970’s building with a modern, vibrant learning facility which has increased classroom size – taking overall capacity up to […]

Special educational needs schools from Liverpool to perform at Eurovision village

A choir of Liverpool school children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they perform at the Eurovision Village next month. Pupils from Sandfield Park School in West Derby and Alt Bridge Secondary School in Huyton will take to the stage at the Pier Head on Thursday 11 May […]

Report praises work to empower young people with SEND

The voices of young people with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) matter in Warrington, according to a new report. Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have published their Area SEND inspection report of Warrington Local Area Partnership, following their inspection in February 2022. It highlights that senior leaders across the Warrington Partnership are ambitious for children and young […]

Teens in Merseyside set sights on creative careers following successful programme

A group of twenty teenagers have taken the next step towards dream careers as DJs, hairdressers, and makeup artists, following an initiative funded by Merseyside Police. The initiative forms part of Merseyside Police’s prevention policing approach and uses music and hair and beauty to divert young people away from potentially coming into harm’s way, or […]

Cheshire Constabulary is setting the standards in schools and colleges across the county

Cheshire Constabulary is equipping secondary schools and colleges with the knowledge on how to effectively recognise, respond and intervene to issues relating to sexual harassment and violence to help keep young people safe across the county – setting the standards of appropriate behaviour from an early age. The Constabulary is offering free sexual harassment and […]