Manchester Council begins major review of Housing Strategy to meet demand in the city

A review that will look at the way all aspects of housing is managed in Manchester will be undertaken over the next six months to better react to local issues – including affordability and sustainabil Manchester’s housing story is one of high demand. However, at the same time Manchester remains a highly polarised place with major wealth and housing inequalities across the city.  […]


Who were the industrial movers and shakers who helped shape Halton? Who were the worker and what jobs did they do and how did they change over the years? Halton Borough Council has been successful in gaining funding of £207,700 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the Celebrating Halton’s Heritage project. Part of Celebrate […]


It is with much regret that, following advice from Public Health, Halton Borough Council has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Borough of Culture Bridge Takeover event on Saturday 26 June. Halton, along with the other areas of the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and much of the North West, is currently a Covid ‘Enhanced […]

Manchester City Council reflects on Windrush Day 2021

On Windrush Day, Manchester City Council is reflecting on the role it can play to address the injustices endured by this community. On Windrush Day, Manchester City Council is reflecting on the role it can play to address the injustices endured by this community.  As one of the most deplorable episodes in recent history, the Council […]

‘Mini police’ to patrol revamped subway in Bewsey and Whitecross

A subway that was the target of anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and graffiti in Bewsey and Whitecross has been revamped.  The issue was highlighted in 1000 surveys sent to residents who shared concerns over the safety of people using the subway, especially at night. The subway was threatened with closure, which would have made the […]


Are you interested in climate change, art, animals and our natural world? Halton Libraries invite you to ‘Love Our Planet’ during June and July for the Let’s Go Green Festival as part of the Celebrate Halton – Borough of Culture 2021 celebrations. Artist Rebecca Atherton has been commissioned to explore climate change in a unique […]

Libraries across Manchester prepare to see an increase in hours

Manchester Libraries have worked through an incredibly busy time since the official reopening of its services on 12th April. However, it is expected that the popular service will see a further increase from today, 21 June, with the opening hours of libraries increasing and closing hours the same as pre-COVID. Central Library will now be […]

‘Rivers of the World’ exhibition comes to Warrington

The work of Warrington schoolchildren – part of a prestigious international project exploring the world’s rivers – is being displayed at Pyramid Arts Centre. Led by Accent Music Education Hub, in partnership with the Thames Festival Trust and Culture Warrington, the ‘Rivers of the World’ art and geography project, has involved high schools from across Warrington […]