WEEK LONG CAMPAIGN FOR ‘SHARK FREE SURFING’ LAUNCHED

Halton Borough Council Trading Standards is supporting The England Illegal Money Lending Team’s  new campaign aimed at tackling illegal money lending on the internet and warning of the dangers of online loan sharks. The campaign comes amid concerns more people are falling prey to unscrupulous lenders online as statistics show one in five victims met […]

Police give safe shopping advice ahead of Black Friday

Many of us have been shopping online throughout the year, given the restrictions on going into shops, and in the midst of lockdown it is expected that Black Friday (27 November) and Cyber Monday (30 November) will see more online shoppers than ever flock to the online sales for bargains. These days are also the […]

FUNDING APPROVED AND WORK STARTS ON £17.8M SCI-TECH DARESBURY DEVELOPMENT

£8.4m from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Work has officially started on £17.8m Project Violet – the next stage of development of Sci-Tech Daresbury Will create or support 332 full time equivalent jobs Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region has announced an £8.4m investment in Project Violet, the next stage of development […]

TAKE A ‘BYTE’ OF A NEW IT COURSE, AIMED AT BEGINNERS

Does anyone you know need help with IT skills ? Do they want to learn how to search the web, set up and use email and stay safe online? Well Halton Borough Council can help. Why not join one of our FREE beginners classes starting Tuesday 3 Nov at Kingsway Learning Centre? If you want […]

Working from home and claiming tax relief

Are you eligible to claim tax relief to help towards the costs of working from home? You can apply if you work at home on a regular basis, either for all or part of the week, and if you have to work from home because of Covid-19. You can claim tax relief for the whole […]

£110k digital inclusion scheme helps 400 Manchester residents get connected

Manchester City Council is set to distribute 400 Google Chromebook laptops to residents in need over the coming weeks, to them to stay connected with friends and family.   The Chromebooks, which will be gifted permanently and come with free internet data until March 2021, are being provided to Manchester residents who do not have […]

New digital campaign launched to get families chatting, playing and reading together

Read Manchester and Manchester Art Gallery have launched a brand new digital campaign to help parents in Manchester turn the everyday activities they are already doing with their child into new opportunities to build their child’s language skills.  The ‘Hungry Little Minds’ campaign will provide families of children under five with lots of simple and […]

Warrington’s history preserved

Historical documents dating back to the 19th century have been preserved for future generations, thanks to the completion of a council project. Around 2,500 books containing the original birth, death and marriage certificates for Warrington residents, going back to 1837, have been digitised. The new electronic archive will help ensure the irreplaceable books are protected […]

ARGOS SCAM TEXT ALERT

Consumers in Halton have been receiving texts allegedly from their bank. Many of these are scams, warn Halton Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers. The message states: “A total of £1,399.99 is due out of your account tomorrow on the merchant Argos. “If this wasn’t you follow the link: secure-nationalert.com” The link will likely contain at […]