Barrie Grunewald

Grunewald steps down in St Helens

Barrie Grunewald has stepped down as leader of St Helen’s Council while police investigate a data breach, with Derek Long being appointed in his stead.

Knowsley Green Space

Knowsley parks plan agreed by cabinet

Knowsley Council’s cabinet has agreed unanimously that a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces should be established, as the local authority seeks to raise funds to manage its parks following funding cuts.

Knowsley Green Space

Knowsley names parks to be sacrificed

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Knowsley Council has agreed to sell off 10% of its parks and green spaces in order to secure funding for the continued management of the remaining sites, which it said will be protected "forever".