Warrington marks World AIDS Day

Warrington Town Hall will be lit up red this Friday, 1 December, for World AIDS Day. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day asks everyone to think about those who have been or are affected by HIV and AIDS, consider the progress that has been made in healthcare and support the work to challenge stigma. This year, Warrington […]

Super-inspection praises Manchester’s effective joint work to protect young people


Inspectors have praised how effectively key Manchester agencies are working together to safeguard young people at risk of serious violence or criminal exploitation.   The results of a Joint Targeted Area Inspection of Manchester – carried out jointly by inspectors from Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & […]


Carl Foster from West Park died in April this year aged 46, after suffering a cardiac arrest while out with friends and colleagues. CPR and use of defibrillators on site at Knowsley Safari Park allowed paramedics to arrive in time, but Carl sadly passed days later in hospital. Carl’s long-time close friend Gary Ward was among those with him […]

Funding secured to help deliver data-led approach to tackling inequalities in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council’s public health team has secured £5 million of national funding to deliver a data-led approach to tackling inequalities. The money, from the Department of Health and Social Care, through the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), will be used to create a Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC).Liverpool is one of eleven […]

Manchester launches five-year plan for Age-Friendly Manchester

A new Age-Friendly strategy, underlining Manchester’s direction of travel to push forward initiatives that understand and meet the needs of its older population, has been launched today. The strategy, ‘Manchester: a city for life 2023- 2028′ builds on the foundations of age-friendly work ongoing in the city for the last two decades. It sets out […]

£5.2m funding for new supported accommodation to help former rough sleepers rebuild their lives

Manchester City Council has secured more than £5 million in Government funding to provide extra accommodation for rough sleepers.  The Council has succeeded in an application for £5.2m of funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP.)   Working in partnership with housing and support providers Humankind, Jigsaw […]

Protect yourself and others this winter with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Warrington’s public health leaders are urging local people to ‘get winter strong’ by getting the COVID-19 vaccine before the National Booking Service (NBS) comes to an end. The last date to book a COVID-19 seasonal vaccine on the NBS is anticipated to be Thursday 14 December. Eligible people in Warrington who haven’t yet had their vaccine are […]


A Runcorn man has been ordered to remove his dogs from his property and prohibited from keeping any dogs at the property for five years. Kevin Nolan, 59, was handed a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order applied for by Halton Borough Council. The Order states that he must remove all dogs from his home address on Runcorn Road in […]

Come along to our winter survival event

A Winter Survival Fuel Poverty awareness day is being held at Radio Merseyside on Hanover Street in Liverpool on Thursday 30 November from 10.30am – 1pm. The event is free and will offer advice and support for vulnerable residents on issues such as health & wellbeing; staying warm; fuel poverty/debt; energy efficiency and grants, and […]