Rotheram launches fund for town centres

Steve Rotheram, the Metro Mayor for Liverpool City Region, will today announce a £5m Town Centre Fund as the first round of investment in supporting improvements in urban centres.

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.