Ways to Work employment and training centre to open in St Helens Town Centre this month

A vacant retail unit in St Helens Town Centre has been transformed into a high-profile careers centre to support out of work residents through a range of employment, education, and training opportunities. Located in the former Hays Travel unit in Church Square Shopping Centre, the Ways to Work centre will see experienced St Helens Borough […]

New apprenticeship scheme offers opportunities in key Manchester construction projects

A new apprenticeship scheme launching today (Thursday 27 May) will give Manchester residents the chance to launch careers in construction – while working on some of the city’s highest profile projects. Manchester City Council and Manchester Life have joined forces with Ryder Architecture to launch the new PlanBEE scheme, which is open for enrolment today […]

Inspiring the next generation of construction industry leaders

Anew short film shot in Liverpool has been released as part of a call on the construction industry to support them in attracting the brightest and best upcoming talent. Where it All Begins offers an exciting view on the opportunities that the construction sector offers for young people by showcasing the journey of a young girl […]

New Deputy Chief Constable for Merseyside Police appointed

Chief Constable Serena Kennedy has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable for Merseyside Police.  Ian Critchley, who joined Merseyside Police as an Assistant Chief Constable in May 2016, has been successful in the process for the position and will start in his new role with immediate effect. Following the appointment Chief Constable Serena Kennedy, said: […]

Chief Constable Stephen Watson QPM Attestation

Earlier today (Monday 24 May 2021), Stephen Watson QPM officially took up his new post as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. In the presence of Magistrate Steven Paine, CC Stephen Watson swore his oath and signed the Memorandum of Appointment which officially confirmed his appointment as GMP Chief Constable. A short time following his […]

New superintendent begins overseeing local policing in Warrington

An officer who began his career in Warrington is now overseeing the town as its new superintendent for local policing. Mike Evans took over on Monday 17 May after previously being the detective chief inspector for the Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). The 36-year-old, from Liverpool, first joined Cheshire Constabulary in 2004 as a […]

Manchester Council confirms new political appointments to its Executive and Scrutiny Committees

A number of new appointments to the council’s Executive, and Scrutiny Committees were ratified today at the council’s annual meeting which follows the local elections held on 6 May. Membership of the Council’s Executive is now as follows: Leader                                          Sir Richard Leese Statutory Deputy Leader             Councillor Bev Craig Deputy Leader                             Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE Health […]

New Chief Constable delighted and proud to be leading the force

Cheshire Constabulary’s new Chief Constable says he is delighted and proud to be leading the force. Mark Roberts has replaced Darren Martland, who retired on Friday 23 April following a career in policing which spanned more than 30 years. Mark was previously the Deputy Chief Constable at South Yorkshire Police and brings a wealth of […]