£23.6M FUNDING ALLOCATED TO SEVEN ‘RECONNECTING RUNCORN’ TOWN DEAL PROJECTS

The Runcorn Town Deal Board has identified seven exciting and ambitious projects that will share £23.6m in Government funding. Under the banner of ‘Reconnecting Runcorn’ these projects will collectively help to make Runcorn a prime location, by providing the workforce, connectivity and infrastructure to support local businesses and enable the local community to thrive. In […]

Brand new primary school for Manchester city centre

A brand new primary school in the city centre is a step closer to opening after the Council’s Executive this week approved additional budget for the project. Additional capital funding of £2.45m in the 2022/23 financial year and £0.25m in the 2023/24 financial year, funded by external contribution, was unanimously agreed by councillors, along with […]

Get connected this ‘Get Online Week’ St Helens Borough Council services

This ‘Get Online Week’ St Helens Borough Council services will be delivering a number of courses and workshops to support anyone wanting to improve their digital skills. Running from 18-24 October, Get Online Week is the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign which sees thousands of activities, hosted by local community organisations, take place each year.  […]

Bewsey & Dallam Community Hub to open in November

The new Bewsey & Dallam Community Hub is set to open in November, LiveWire and Warrington Borough Council have announced today, bringing vital leisure, library and community facilities to the area. The new £4.3m facility on Longshaw Street will provide residents with a range of community and wellbeing services, including community spaces, a state-of-the-art gym, […]

Businesses across St Helens Borough are invited to online forum to find out about further grant opportunities and game-changing regeneration plans

Businesses across St Helens Borough are invited to a free-to-attend webinar to discuss resetting the local economy into 2022 and hear about the council’s soon-to-be-announced ambitious regeneration proposals. Hosted by St Helens Borough Council, the session follows on from well-attended events held earlier this year to assist with the opening of high streets following the […]

Two more Manchester libraries set to benefit from a re-vamp

Libraries in Chorlton and Longsight are the latest Manchester libraries set to get a re-vamp as part of the council’s ambitious £6m Libraries 2023 strategy. The city currently has 22 libraries and over the last ten years there has been significant investment in the library estate to ensure they are fit for a 21st century […]

Mandela8 launches book scheme in schools to celebrate Black History Month

A Liverpool charity has launched a book loan scheme to increase understanding of diversity within schools, and ’empower, encourage and educate’ all children in the City Region about diversity and inclusion. Mandela8 – the organisation behind the Nelson Mandela memorial soon to be opened in Princes Park – earlier this year were gifted a collection of […]

Work starts on new Penkford School

The work to create a new fit-for-purpose home for Penkford School is under way. Staff and pupils from the school had the chance to see the work for themselves when they paid a visit to the school’s new home at the former Red Bank Education Unit in Newton-le-Willows with members of St Helens Borough Council’s […]

Merseyside Police and LJMU partner to deliver pioneering masters course

Merseyside Police and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have teamed up to combat the use of deepfakes, voice manipulation, face-editing and other reality-blurring scams in the UK. Police, lawyers and judges have seen an increase in public accessibility to an array of new technologies and software, and Merseyside Police recognised the challenge this could pose […]