Liverpool’s care home visiting pilot – frequently asked questions

The Army trains care home staff to administer lateral flow tests at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool Yesterday, a pilot programme was launched that will pave the way for more meaningful indoor visits in care homes. Eleven homes are part of the Liverpool City Council-led programme that will see lateral flow tests (LFTs) being used to […]

£1m financial boost as businesses re-open

Warrington Borough Council has now handed out more than £1m in vital funds to local businesses affected by the recent lockdown. In the past few weeks, the council has received almost 2,000 applications for government support grants and has moved quickly to ensure funds are administered to Warrington businesses as quickly as possible. More than […]

Volunteers needed for community testing station support role in St Helens

A call for registration volunteers to support new community testing stations has been made by St Helens Borough Council and Halton & St Helens Voluntary Community Action. Community testing stations are being established for people who are asymptomatic – they are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 – and registration volunteers are needed to support […]

“Easy money” fly-tipper gets £1,085 penalty and 60 hours unpaid work

A fly-tipper who thought illegally dumping waste was “easy money” has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 and carry out 60 hours of unpaid work, following an investigation by Manchester City Council. Jordan Hargreaves, 26, of Sale Road, Northenden, was tracked down by officers who discovered fly-tipped waste on two separate occasions in the […]


Halton Borough Council Leisure Centres will reopen today, Wednesday 2 December. Customer and staff safety is the top priority to ensure leisure centres and all the activities taking part in them are COVID-19 safe and secure. New systems and procedures are in place, so you can be assured that Government, leisure industry, and sports-specific guidance is being […]

Warrington Borough Council launched scheme for School traffic management

Photo caption: (L-R) Anna McGreal and Becky Shevlin – Warrington Police, Gayle Riley – Maintenance Officer, St Andrews CE Primary School, Beverley Mercer – Road Safety Officer, Warrington Borough Council Warrington Borough Council has begun a new traffic management scheme, known as ‘school streets’, to ease pressures around schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Many schools […]

Virtual Christmas switch-on to take place through social media this Friday

Council-run events still may not be able to take place in the effort to control coronavirus infection rates, but the show must go on (virtually) as we begin the countdown to Christmas. This Friday (4 December) a virtual Christmas lights-switch on will be shown across St Helens Borough Council’s Facebook and Twitter channels to help […]

Annual festive animation reflects on a challenging year for Manchester people

The city’s annual tear-jerking animation returns this Christmas with a poignant look at the past nine months living with Covid-19. In years gone by, the festive film would highlight the attractions, events and days out that make Manchester such a special place at this time of year.   Many of these events have had to be […]

Liverpool Armed Forces Forum’s latest event

The Army has been in Liverpool since November supporting the city during its time at the UK’s first community-testing pilot. LIVERPOOL’s Armed Forces Forum will be holding its third meeting next week. The forum had its inaugural meeting in January and is a platform for organisations offering services to people who have left the Armed […]

“Hollywood of the North” gets studio planning boost in Liverpool City

Liverpool City Council has received planning approval to create the city’s first purpose built film and high-end TV stages. The green light was given this morning at the city’s planning committee to build two 20,000 sq ft sound studios on land adjacent to the famous Littlewoods Building, off Edge Lane. The approval is a huge […]