GMP welcome 93 new police constables in latest attestation ceremony


Greater Manchester Police welcomed 93 Police Constables into its ranks in an attestation ceremony held at Sedgley Park on Tuesday (12 September 2023). The new officers were sworn in by Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Jackson in front of Magistrate Stephen Paine JP, promising to uphold the key values and principles that GMP expects from all […]


Children’s Services delivered by St Helens Borough Council have been rated Good by Ofsted, with services for young people leaving care rated Outstanding. Inspectors praised the transformation of the service which has moved from an Inadequate rating in 2019 to leapfrog the ‘RI’ judgement and achieve a judgment of ‘Good’ in its latest full inspection […]


Halton residents taking Adult Learning courses develop valuable skills for success in life and work. Learners improve their confidence and independence, with many continuing their education or moving into employment. These are some of the findings by Ofsted which recently carried out a two-day inspection of Halton Borough Council’s Adult Learning Service, which provides a […]

Lights, Camera, Action for local talent

Major productions filming in Liverpool are not only putting the city in the spotlight – they’re helping local people get their break in to the industry. Thanks to a Liverpool Film Office training programme, more than 20 people have worked on global projects including Taylor Swift’s “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version)” music video, popular series Outlander, […]


If you or your child has received or are waiting to receive exam results this week, you may feel excited as well as anxious, confused, or upset. Whilst receiving your A-level, BTEC or GCSE results can be an exciting and rewarding time, you or your child may also find Results Day to be upsetting, confusing, […]

City’s Tourism Sector Continues to Bounce Back

Liverpool Football club Parade Liverpool’s travel and tourism sector is welcoming a post-Covid resurgence. New figures published have calculated vital information relating to Liverpool’s tourism sector, and show last year’s economic boost of more than £3.5 billion has outstripped previous city records. Reflecting on 2022, the new statistics also highlight the number of visitors the […]

GMP enjoys first Volunteer Police Cadet Attestation in many years

Stockport Town Hall hosted GMP’s first Volunteer Police Cadet Attestation for many years on Thursday 20 July 2023. It was a showcase of the new-look Volunteer Police Cadets scheme following its recent review and restructure and the introduction of new governance and safeguarding. The event, which was attended by around 350 people, was also an […]

Update as Aviva Studios opens to acclaim

Aviva Studios, Manchester As Aviva Studios – the home of Factory International – approaches completion, the Council will receive an update on its progress and the final steps to be completed before its official opening in the autumn. Audiences have been flocking to get their first glimpse of Manchester’s new world-class arts venue this month […]

Liverpool City Council seeks to transform delivery of key services

Liverpool City Council is set to implement a new Neighbourhood Model to fundamentally transform the way it delivers frontline services for the people of the city. A report is going to the Council’s Cabinet next Tuesday (18 July) recommending the adoption of the biggest shake up in how Council services are provided and commissioned in […]

Greater Manchester Police welcome 60 new police constables in attestation ceremony

Greater Manchester Police welcomed 60 new Police Constables in the latest attestation ceremony held at Sedgley Park on Tuesday 4 July 2023. The new officers were sworn in by Assistant Chief Constable Matthew Boyle, his first as a member of GMP’s senior leadership team, in front of Magistrate Stephen Paine. The attestation ceremony is a […]