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 […]

Reports of mini tornado in Widnes

At 12.25pm on Wednesday 20 October police received reports of a mini tornado in the Widnes area. The damage includes a wall falling down, windows of cars smashed and debris on Camberwell Road. A number of road closures are in place including Camberwell Road at the junction of Moorfield. Damage has also occurred to the […]

Government backs region’s revolutionary green network

The government has backed an innovative low carbon and hydrogen energy project for the North West and North Wales. The HyNet programme today became one of just two carbon capture, usage and storage schemes nationally to be selected for further development by government. The Metro Mayor and local leaders have played an active role in […]

New city centre landmark shines a light on low carbon heat network

The Tower of Light. Manchester’s new Tower of Light structure has been officially switched on – marking a milestone in the development of the city’s new Civic Quarter Heat Network. The 40m tower, which will be lit up every night, is be a striking new landmark in the city centre and the most visible manifestation […]

Green Festival will be held in St Helens Borough to highlight climate change

A special family-friendly festival will be held in St Helens Borough later this month (October) to highlight the start of the council’s journey to address climate change and the actions we can all take to help make the world a greener place. Organised by St Helens Borough Council with funding support from the Liverpool City […]

Sankey Valley Park path improvements begin

Work is under way on a path improvement project at Sankey Valley Park. Work is under way on a path improvement project at Sankey Valley Park. The 10-week project involves path widening and full resurfacing of a 500m section between the rail viaduct (Seven Arches) and the pumping station (Bewsey Lodge). Sankey Valley Park is […]

Council considers radical renewable energy options

Manchester City Council could buy its own solar farm under options to be discussed by councillors later this month. The idea is one of two options to emerge from a study into how the Council can get involved in large scale renewable energy generation as part of its wider ambitions to tackle climate change.   The […]

Fly tipper fined for dumping waste on Forrest Way

The fly tipper pleaded guilty to dumping waste on behalf of a third party in Bewsey and Whitecross. James Donoghue, 26, of Siddeley Drive, Newton-le-Willows, agreed to dispose of waste on behalf of a third party and fly tipped it at the roadside along Forrest Way in Bewsey and Whitecross. The waste, consisting of bags […]