Major deal signed to deliver £70 million Littlewoods project

The Littlewoods Project has reached a major milestone with a deal signed that kick starts work on the high-profile scheme. The developers behind the project CAPITAL&CENTRIC have entered into a partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Liverpool City Council to deliver the first phase of the ambitious £70m regeneration project. This follows […]


The brilliant and versatile Paul Tate is coming to Runcorn this festive season to star as Tilly Trot in the Brindley Theatre’s fantastic pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk, which runs from Wednesday 7 December and Sunday 8 January. He has performed in the musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, City of Angels, Bless […]

Manchester’s Christmas book gifting appeal returns for third year

The book gifting campaign has distributed over 150,000 books to Mancunian children since March 2020. The Christmas book gifting appeal is run by Manchester City Council, Read Manchester and the Manchester Central Library Development Trust. The annual appeal gifts new books to children from low socio-economic backgrounds from all over the city so that they […]

Manchester City Council leader Bev Craig reflects on her first year at the helm

Today (Thursday 1 December 2022) marks a year to the day since Cllr Bev Craig became leader of Manchester City Council. It has been a tumultuous year nationally and internationally which has seen three Prime Ministers, four Chancellors of the Exchequer and countless ministers, the outbreak of war in Ukraine and the emergence of a cost of living crisis set against […]

Views sought on a parking zone for Everton FC’s new stadium

Liverpool City Council has launched a public consultation on extending the city’s ‘Football Match Parking Zone’ around Everton Football Club’s new stadium, at Bramley-Moore Dock. The parking zone already exists for both of the city’s current major football stadiums at Goodison Park and Anfield. Given the scale of the events to be hosted at Everton’s brand […]

Liverpool’s Safer Streets campaign praised at national awards

Liverpool’s Safer Streets campaign has been recognised at a national awards ceremony for its educational campaigns aimed at improving the city’s safety. Joanne Matthews, Liverpool City Council’s Community Coordinator for Safer Stronger Communities, won an award put forward by the Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell. And the Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, Jenny […]

Christmas markets, festive films, and Father Christmas set to take over Heaton Park

With the countdown to Christmas now well and truly on, Heaton Park in north Manchester has a packed programme of seasonal events on offer from now until the big day, perfect for the whole family. Christmas Market stalls will fill the Stables Courtyard every weekend from 3 December until Christmas, and with an enchanting Santa’s […]

Liverpool City Council and police team up to prevent crime

Merseyside Police and partners including Liverpool City Council are pledging their commitment to invest in prevention with new force teams and a new force approach to help make the area a safer place to live, work and visit. Merseyside Police is investing in new teams, in a new force approach, and in new ways of […]

Reality Star launches new clothing range

Melissa Reeves, 30, from Liverpool,  left school at just 16 and went straight into Djing. She soon landed a role in hit reality TV series Ex On The Beach which saw her make an established name for herself. She was then did 4 seasons of The Challenge on MTV. ‘I had this idea that getting […]


St Patrick’s care home in Widnes is one of only 300 places across the country to receive a special tree as part of the legacy to honour Queen Elizabeth II. A rowan tree was planted yesterday in the garden of the home as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ in memory of […]