Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust to get support to improve finances

Monitor will be taking action to support the specialist Liverpool Hospital to find ways to improve its finances. An investigation launched in November 2015 has found that the trust will need additional financial support to tackle its predicted deficit of £7.3 million. The health sector regulator has recognised that significant work has been done by … Read more

Young people perform at Town Hall Spring Concerts

Aspiring young musicians, singers and their teachers gathered at the Town Hall to display their harmonious talents for the annual Spring Concerts, presented by the St Helens Music Education Hub. This year’s well-attended concerts, organised by St Helens Council’s Music Service, brought together over 400 children from schools and music groups across the borough, who … Read more

Major investment for new pitch to boost Pendle grassroots football

Grassroots sport in Pendle is set to benefit from a major cash injection following the news that Saints John Fisher and Thomas More RC High School and Lancashire County Council have been awarded a grant of £538,160 from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund. The pitch will also be supported by a £100,000 … Read more

Egg-citing cycling activities this Easter

Saddle up and get down to Taylor Park over the Easter holidays for an egg-citing range of cycling activities brought to you by St Helens Council. Organised by St Helens Council’s Cycling team, with Road Safety, Healthy Living and Ranger staff, along with national transport charity, Sustrans, in attendance – the free event on Thursday … Read more

An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to unhealthy environments

An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from WHO. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than … Read more

Boost your business through apprenticeship scheme

Businesses are being encouraged to consider the benefits of recruiting apprentices, as National Apprentice Week begins (14th – 18th March). Wigan Council has supported more than 200 local businesses in accessing apprentices since 2012 – and in 2014 committed £1.5m to help with this work. Plant hire and sales organisation MTS Group, which has a … Read more