Flower Power comes to Knowsley this summer

The spirit of the Summer of Love will be captured this summer in two fantastic, free family events at Court Hey Park in Huyton, Knowsley. Both the Knowsley Flower Show and Feelgood Festival will be harking back to the Summer of ’67 with a packed schedule of flower power inspired fun and entertainment. Taking place … Read more

Wind power can provide energy on coldest days

A new study by climate scientists – published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather. The team, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College London and the University of Reading, compared wind power availability … Read more

LGA: Learn lessons from the work programme and devolve power to councils

Thousands of disadvantaged jobseekers and people with disabilities and health conditions would be supported into work if funding and responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme (WHP) was devolved to all areas, councils say today. The Local Government Association (LGA) is urging the Government to learn the lessons from the predecessor – the Work … Read more

Scottish Power failed customers

Today Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, announced the results of its investigations into Scottish Power and found the firm’s billing, complaint resolution and call handling to be inadequate.  As a result the energy company will pay out £18 million. Consumer champion Citizens Advice, which provided evidence to the Ofgem investigation, said the company had failed … Read more

Lighting the way forward

Great Sankey Primary School will generate enough electricity to power more than ten average homes each year thanks to new solar panels, installed by Warrington Borough Council. The solar photovoltaic panels have been installed as part of the Warrington Sustainable Energy Programme, a borough-wide, innovative energy programme. The council is leading the way as one … Read more

Devolution the key election issue for 18 to 24-year-olds

A promise that the new government will devolve powers from MPs in Westminster to their local area would encourage 18 to 24-year-olds to vote in the General Election, a national poll reveals today. Just a third (32 per cent) of 18 to 24-year-olds polled by ComRes, for the Local Government Association (LGA), said they are … Read more