St Helens Borough Council Deputy Leader ‘humbled and honoured’ after MBE recognition

St Helens Borough Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Sev Gomez-Aspron, has been selected as one of 457 candidates from across the United Kingdom to receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2021 for services to the community of Newton-le-Willows during Covid-19. Councillor Gomez-Aspron, who represents the Newton ward on St Helens Borough Council, […]

GMP Chief Superintendent Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry, Branch Commander of GMP’s Specialist Operations Branch, has been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM). Chief Superintendent Chaudhry joined GMP in 1995 and during his career has played an instrumental role in improving community relations, ensuring the voice of all communities is heard, and supporting residents through difficult times. As a […]

Liverpool City Region Calls on Government for Vaccine Surge

The Mayor of Liverpool is backing Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the leaders of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral Councils in calling on the Government for extra vaccine supplies for Liverpool City Region. In a letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi today (Friday 11 June), Mayor Joanne Anderson […]


The Liverpool City Region will benefit from more than 18,000 new jobs and £225m of additional investment as a result of £313m worth of Local Growth Fund investments by the Combined Authority. The fund was committed to nearly 200 projects before the March 2021 deadline, despite the pandemic. Investments in Local Growth Fund Projects have already […]

Government decision on Best Value interventions announced

The Government has announced the full package of interventions for Liverpool City Council, following the Best Value inspection earlier this year. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, made the announcement in a written statement to the House of Commons. The changes will see: All-out elections every four years from 2023, […]

New visitor experience at Liverpool city gem to use latest technology

Work has been taking place behind the scenes on a brand-new visitor experience, which will open later this year at an iconic Liverpool landmark. The History Whisperer will be the focal point of a new attraction at St George’s Hall located in the heart of the UNESCO Word Heritage Site – set to open late in […]

Warrington Market to open on Sundays

From this weekend, the market will open on a Sunday for the first time in its history for customers to shop and dine at the Cookhouse. The full trader line-up will be open to customers on the second Sunday of every month, starting this Sunday, 13 June, 10am to 4pm. This is in addition to the […]