Pupils pen poems to reduce mental health stigma

Pupils at St Helens Council’s Tuition Service have been working with a local poet ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May), to create poems centred around raising awareness of the mental and emotional health challenges that young people in St Helens can experience. Published poet, Lynn Gerrard, visited Tuition Service in College Street which … Read more

How St Helens voted in the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Election

The people of St Helens have had their say on who should lead the Liverpool City Region as Elected Mayor. Results for the whole borough are as follows: Roger Bannister (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) – 786 Paul Breen (Get The Coppers Off The Jury) – 83 Tony Caldeira (The Conservative Party) – 8,293 Carl … Read more

County council election results announced

Lancashire County Council’s results have been announced for the election held on 4 May 2017. The results announced by the county’s returning officer, Jo Turton, are: Conservative 46 Labour 30 Liberal Democrat 4 Independent 2 Green Party 1 UKIP 1 Total: 84 seats The Conservative Party takes control of Lancashire County Council. For full results … Read more

Ten point plan to boost local services – local government sets out key manifesto asks

Local government leaders are calling on all political parties to commit to a 10-point plan to boost vital local services, build homes, create school places, close skills gaps and drive economic growth. The Local Government Association has written to all political party leaders with a list of key pledges they want to see in their … Read more

Middle and low-income workers’ rights at risk in both EU and UK after Brexit, warns new report

Workers in low-skilled sectors face greatest risk from erosion of rights TUC calls for workplace rights to be guaranteed in post-Brexit trade deal with EU A new study published today (Friday) by the TUC warns that working people in both the UK and the EU are at risk from the erosion of workplace rights after … Read more

Get down to Skelmersdale this Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health groups in West Lancashire are teaming up to recognise Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 – ‘Surviving to Thriving’ (8 – 14 May 2017). Everyone in and around West Lancashire is welcome to attend some upcoming FREE local events taking place in Skelmersdale. Birchwood Crisis Centre and their popular Junk Food Cafes will be … Read more