D-Sport diversionary programme in St Helens

A group of St Helens teenagers has attended the first session in a free six-week sports programme that has been funded by Operation Target, Merseyside Police’s force-wide operation to tackle serious and violent crime. Delivered with the support of Active St Helens and the Saints Community Development Foundation, the D-Sport diversionary programme will run at […]

GMP players to tour Australia with Great Britain Police Rugby League squad

Greater Manchester Police will provide a third of the playing squad, the captain and the assistant coach when Great Britain Police Rugby League tour Australia in February and March.  Seven players plus assistant coach James Forster make up the GMP contingent in the tour squad that will play two matches down under. PC Forster is one of […]

Liverpool students help Give Back to Garston

Eleven organisations have been given thousands of pounds in funding to deliver youth engagement projects in Garston. At an event at The Academy of St Nicholas, schoolchildren from the Academy and five local primary schools (St Austin’s, Garston CE, Banks Road, Gilmour Juniors and Holy Trinity) decided who should win the share of £31,000, made […]

Elite candidates sought for the Sport Liverpool Board

A search is under way to appoint experts who can play a pivotal role in securing major sporting events for the Liverpool City Region.Following success in securing host city status for the UK and Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 men’s football championships, as well as staging the World Gymnastics Championships 2022, and the Netball World Cup […]

Children set to HAF a wonderful Christmas

Children and young people across Liverpool will once again be able to enjoy a programme of hundreds of FREE activities across the festive break. The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme returns on Wednesday 27 December, with a huge choice of activities for children and young people from eligible families. As well as plenty of […]


Halton’s Sports Development Team have won an award from Active Through Football for their work supporting communities to become more active. Active Through Football is an exciting programme from Sport England, funded throughout Merseyside by the National Lottery and the Football Foundation, to increase physical activity for people aged 16 and over from lower socio-economic […]

Football fans arrested in Bolton and Wigan in early-morning GMP strikes

A dozen people have been arrested after a series of co-ordinated strikes in Bolton and Wigan this morning (30/11/23).  The arrests come after serious disorder that followed the Bolton Wanderers-Wigan Athletic match on 19 August 2023 when around 50 people were involved in violence in Westhoughton.  Around 50 officers from Greater Manchester Police were involved this morning […]

Easier access to Manchester’s green loop after improvement works completed


Work to make the Fallowfield Loop easier for people to access and safer to use is under way, with even more improvements to Manchester’s popular eight-mile traffic-free greenway also in the pipeline. Recognised as a priority following discussions with local residents, schools and businesses, work has been carried out to resurface a section of the […]



Cash  to help keep pools afloat Halton has received £146,799 from the Government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund to help with running costs at three pools: More than 100 local authorities across England have been awarded a share of the £20m fund to help them keep public pools open in the face of challenging financial pressures. […]

GMP sends message to fans attending Bolton vs Blackpool match this weekend

This weekend (Saturday 11 November), Bolton Wanderers will be hosting Blackpool at the Toughsheet Community Stadium in what promises to be an exciting clash between the League One sides. Greater Manchester Police is working hard behind the scenes to ensure that both sets of fans can enjoy the action safely, not just in the ground […]