Halton Borough Council Trading Standards Officers are warning consumers of copycat driving licence websites. These websites pass themselves off as the DVLA but often charge additional fees (as much as £79 for ‘form checking’ services etc). To try and pass themselves off as genuine, these copycat websites might include ‘DVLA’ in their web address (URL). […]

Arts project to set out how St Helens Borough could look way into the future

Ever wondered what the world we live in will look like in a 100 years’ time?  St Helens Borough Council’s Library Service invites you to take part in a free virtual workshop to feed your ideas into a project and imagine – without limits – what a St Helens of the future might be.      As […]

Free digital skills training sessions launched

The Women’s Organisation has launched a new series of fully funded, accredited training courses, open to men and women living within the Liverpool City Region. Funded by The European Social Fund, the level 2 and 3 training courses, such as Digital Marketing, Stepping into Management, Resilience, and Presenting Online, are accredited meaning participants will gain […]


Halton Borough Council is excited to announce it is starting two Reading Friends Groups,  from our libraries. They bring people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. Library staff use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to start everyone chatting. There are two groups starting in February […]


Seven projects aimed at transforming Runcorn Town Centre into a better place to live, work and visit could secure up to £25 million investment from the Government’s Towns Fund. The projects, suggested by local people, businesses and community groups, make up the Runcorn Town Investment Plan (TIP) – a vision for the town’s future. The […]

BLOG: All we know about the new strain of COVID-19

Last week, it was announced that a new variant, or strain, of Covid-19 has been identified. Director of Public Health Matt Ashton writes for Liverpool Express about what we know so far… Why do we have a new strain? All viruses vary and mutate in response to the way our body responds to them, or because […]