Warrington secures funding for key active travel projects

Warrington Borough Council has been successful in obtaining over £1 million funding from the government’s ring fenced Active Travel Fund. The government has confirmed with Warrington’s transport team that their bid to the Fund, administered by Active Travel England, has resulted in extra funding being awarded for three key active travel projects. An award of £359,500 has […]

BLOG: “The love we took was equal to the love we gave.”

Two weeks on from the official fan zone opening its doors, Eurovision fan David Lloyd, talks warm welcomes, comparisons with previous host cities and tambourines… I’m jumping up and down at the Pier Head with 25,000 new friends. We’ve all learned a new language – Finnishish. National flags and biodegradable glitter blur in a kaleidoscope […]

Ofsted praise ‘lifeline’ children’s facility

Ashort break service for children with complex needs and disabilities in Liverpool, described as a ‘lifeline’ by parents, has been praised in its recent inspection by Ofsted. Children who attend Prescot Drive in Kensington have access to a range of specialist equipment to meet their needs, and take part in a number of activities. Ofsted […]


Inspiration is the theme as St Helens Borough Council upgrades its boundary signs at key gateways into the borough.  Motorists heading into St Helens Borough will soon be welcomed by new boundary signs on the East Lancs (east and west bound), Liverpool Road (southbound), St Helens Linkway (northbound) and the Rainford Bypass that reflect the borough’s success and achievements.    Featuring St […]

Liverpool City Council’s new Cabinet unveiled

The new Leader of Liverpool City Council, Cllr Liam Robinson, has announced who will sit in his Cabinet. Councillor Liam Robinson made the announcement at last night’s Annual Council Meeting after the Labour group won a large majority in May’s local elections. Cllr Ruth Bennett has been appointed Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Transformation. Cllr […]

New Lord Mayor of Manchester appointed

Credit Mark Waugh Councillor Yasmine Dar is the city’s first female Asian Lord Mayor and was welcomed as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester today in a full council meeting (Wednesday 17 May) . Councillor Dar was born in South Yorkshire but was raised in Manchester. She is a proud Mancunian and has lived in Manchester for […]


Councillor Lynn Clarke has spoken of her pride after being selected to serve as Mayor of St Helens Borough. At Annual Council, held in St Helens Town Hall today (Wednesday 17 May), Councillor Clarke – who represents Windle ward – was formally sworn in for 2023-24. Lynn has worked in the public sector, including the NHS […]