Op Limit to tackle drink and drug driving over festive season

Officers have wasted no time in making an impact during this year’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign by convicting a man on the first day of its launch. Op Limit is now underway and officers from the Matrix Roads Policing Unit and colleagues across the force will be stepping up patrols throughout the month-long campaign, […]

Christmas shoppers reminded to wash their hands to help prevent the spread of bacteria

Health chiefs are warning Christmas shoppers to massively step up their hand hygiene after a public health study identified thousands of bacteria lurking on self-service screens and handrails. With the festive shopping period in full swing and time-poor consumers opting for speedy self-service checkouts, public health chiefs are calling on people to take extra care to […]


Halton Trading Standards and the Office of Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) are warning consumers, users and businesses of the risks of Baby Self-Feeding Pillows. The Urgent Safety Alert is urging the public to stop using them immediately and dispose of them safely. Businesses selling these products must immediately remove them from the market as they cannot […]

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 […]

BLOG: Liverpool unites to mark World AIDS Day

Each year, people around the globe come together to commemorate World AIDS Day on 1 December. Advanced Public Health Practitioner (Sexual Health and HIV lead), James Woolgar explains how Liverpool is once again uniting to show support for people living with HIV, the progress being made to eradicate the virus and how we’re remembering those […]

New community garden opens in Greenwood

A run-down children’s play area at Greenwood Community Centre has been transformed into a community garden. The council’s neighbourhoods team worked in partnership local councillors and the Cheshire Wildlife Foundation (CWF) to create a community gardening group and wilderness tots sessions at the recently transformed community garden at the centre on Greenwood Crescent in Orford. […]

Winter health, wellbeing and cost of living help booklets available citywide for residents

An easy-to-use booklet that contains Covid and flu vaccination details, set within essential information to help with heating, food, bills, computer and mobile phone support has been launched today. The booklets, produced by Manchester City Council and partner organisations as part of its Winter preparations, can be picked up throughout city via community outlets like churches, […]

BLOG: Flu Season is here

Flu season is now well and truly upon us, and with an increased risk of people getting flu and being hospitalised as a result, Director of Public Health for Liverpool, Matthew Ashton urges those who are eligible for their seasonal flu jabs to get protected as soon as they can “With colder weather here, people […]


Residents in St Helens are to get important extra support during the current Cost of Living situation with the launch of special ‘Warm Spaces’ across the borough. The facilities, which are operating across all libraries in St Helens and some community sites, will provide heated areas for all residents to use plus the provision of […]

Children’s Immunisation Catch-Up Clinics

Has your son or daughter missed any of their routine immunisations at their GP? Over the coming month, Mersey Care’s School Immunisation Team will be hosting a series of weekly ‘catch-up clinics’ offering children in Liverpool any childhood immunisations that they may be overdue. These catch-up clinics will be held at County Children’s Centre, Arnot […]