Press Releases – 2016

Please find below press releases on behalf of my clients. They are in PDF format and can be opened and printed as needed:

23 December: Discover the hidden Winter secrets of Britain’s much loved waterways

  • Winter is a great time to take a walk along your local waterway and blow away the Christmas cobwebs… Read more

16 December: Llangollen Canal £100,000 Winter makeover

  • Three sets of locks on the picturesque Llangollen Canal in Shropshire are being upgraded and improved, thanks to a £100,000 winter works package by the Canal & River Trust… Read more

7 November: Ashton-Under-Lyne MP gives support to Canal & River Trust

  • Angela Rayner, Ashton-under-Lyne MP and shadow education secretary, has signed up to become a supporter of the Canal & River Trust charity after a fact-finding visit to the Tame Aqueduct repair project… Read more

20 October: Leeds and Liverpool canal special bicentenary awards presented

  • A towpath taskforce from Sefton, a Bingley youth charity and the Kennet heritage education boat are among eight groups and individuals presented with special awards by the Canal & River Trust to mark the bicentenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal… Read more

16 October: Leeds & Liverpool canal celebrates 200 years re-creation of 1816 inaugural boat passage

  • England’s longest man-made waterway, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal (127 miles long) celebrates its 200th anniversary this week… Read more

22 September: New foreign currency exchange service launched by Halton Chamber

  • Halton businesses who trade abroad could save hundreds of pounds, thanks to a new foreign currency exchange service launched by Halton Chamber of Commerce… Read more

20 September: Book Group Comedy takes a novel approach on stage in Kingsley

  • A modern comedy ‘Some of My Best Friends are Women’ will be staged by Kingsley Players for four nights, Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 October at Kingsley Community Centre… Read more

12 September: Public consultation invitation to see development proposals for Jalsea Marine riverside site, Northwich

  • A public consultation exhibition is being held to showcase proposed changes to the Jalsea Marine, Weaver Shipyard site, Saxons Lane, Northwich… Read more

9 September: Canal Trust CEO digs deep for Leeds and Liverpool Canal bicentenary milepost project

  • Canal & River Trust chief executive Richard Parry rolled up his sleeves and helped to install a new milepost on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Rishton this month to mark the halfway point of both the canal and the bicentenary mile marker project… Read more

5 September: BBC ONE SHOW spotlight on new coast to coast canoe trail

  • The Canal & River Trust’s new Desmond Family Coast to Coast Canoe Trail has come under the spotlight in three short films broadcast by the BBC One Show at the beginning of September… Read more

5 September: New Halton’s Got Talent Stars

  • Sixteen-year-old Lucy McDiarmid is the new star of Halton’s Got Talent 2016. At the grand gala final at Runcorn’s Brindley Theatre on Saturday… Read more

16 August: Get cameras ready for new waterway photographic competition

  • A new photographic competition has been launched by the Canal & River Trust across North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire… Read more

9 August: Halton businesses put on a brave face following EU Brexit vote

  • Halton businesses are putting on a brave face following the EU Brexit vote – despite an overwhelming majority voting to remain in the European Union… Read more

3 August: Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary re-creation of 1816 inaugural boat passage

  • Come and join the greatest long distance waterway party ever staged in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary celebrations reach a high point this October as the historic short boat Kennet re-creates the inaugural ceremonial journey 127 miles across the Pennines from Leeds to Liverpool… Read more

26 July: Lancaster canalside heritage homes completed at Aldcliffe Yard

  • A small bespoke waterside development of 14 family homes at Aldcliffe Yard in the heart of Lancaster is now complete and ready for new residents… Read more

18 July: Blackburn Canal Festival and Canoe Hub Launch

  • The launch of a new canoe hub, a flock of origami swans, art workshops, boat trips, and dozens of exciting free waterside activities are on offer at Blackburn Canal Festival this weekend (22-24 July)… Read more

1 July: Kingsley Players triumph at Cheshire Theatre Guild Awards

  • Kingsley Players have stormed to success in the annual Cheshire Theatre Guild awards, staged this month… Read more

22 June: National Award for Runcorn shopping cnetre’s amazing turnaround

  • Runcorn Shopping Centre’s amazing three year transformation has received official recognition from the national retail industry at their industry Oscars, the SCEPTRE Awards, held last night at the Dorchester Hotel in London… Read more

13 June: Queen’s birthday street party & launch of Halton’s Got Talent competition

  • Runcorn Shopping Centre was awash with patriotic red, white and blue bunting last weekend as it hosted a traditional street party to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday and the launch of the 2016 Halton’s Got Talent Competition… Read more

8 June: Halton businesses give thumbs up to the EU in mock referendum debate

  • A number of Halton businesses gave an emphatic ‘thumbs up’ to remaining in the European Union at a mock EU referendum debate hosted at this week’s 1st Tuesday business network event run by Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise… Read more

25 May: Free Royal Street Party at Runcorn Shopping Centre

  • Fifty lucky Halton residents are invited to be VIP guests at a special street party hosted at Runcorn Shopping Centre on Saturday 11 June to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday… Read more

19 May: Application for new North West Leigh Waterfront homes and canal park

  • An outline planning application for up to 470 homes set in an attractive landscaped waterfront park in West Leigh has been submitted to Wigan Borough Council… Read more

16 May: Bag some high end advice on Mental Health at Runcorn Shopping Centre

  • Halton is marking National Mental Health Awareness Week by staging a revolutionary invitation to go ‘shopping’ – in a new pop-up advice store… Read more

15 May: 100 New jobs created at Runcorn Shopping Centre

  • Over 100 new jobs are being created at Runcorn Shopping Centre, thanks to the arrival of a new flagship store, The Range… Read more

13 May: Leeds & Liverpool Canal Special Bicentenary Awards Launched

  • Calling everyone who has helped to make the Leeds & Liverpool Canal special… Read more

5 May: Canal Trust seeks volunteers to welcome visitors to Burnley

  • Waterways charity the Canal & River Trust wants to recruit new volunteers to welcome visitors to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Burnley… Read more

22 April: Talking Heads on stage in Kingsley

  • Three monologues from Alan Bennett’s celebrated Talking Heads will be staged by Kingsley Players for four nights, Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 May… Read more

19 April: Halton’s Got Talent Competition bigger and better for 2016

  • A huge £1,000 cash prize will be on offer to the 2016 winner of Halton’s Got Talent, in a new competition format to include all age groups, it was announced this week… Read more

7 April: Social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson – inspiring guest speaker at Halton Chamber Awards Dinner

  • Social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson will be the guest speaker at this month’s glittering business awards dinner hosted by Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise… Read more

29 March: Salford Quays inspires exciting new book of poems and images

  • Salford Quays and the history of Manchester Docks come under the spotlight in an exciting new collection of poems and images by Cheshire writer Lynn Pegler and Salford photographer Mike Poloway… Read more

17 March: North West authors promoted in new event at Weaver Words Literature festival

  • Calling all book groups, libraries and book lovers – please come and support your local authors at a special new free event at Weaver Words Literature Festival in Frodsham on Friday 8th April… Read more

17 March: Tickets flying out for Weaver Words Literature Festival

  • Tickets for literary events and creative workshops at Weaver Words, Frodsham’s five day literature festival in April, are flying out…. Read more

4 March: Young percussion star joins matinee chamber concert

  • Rising percussion star Max Heaton makes his debut with the Lancashire Chamber Orchestra at a classical music matinee concert in Altrincham on Sunday 20th March… Read more

1 March: Campaign launched to restore Lancashire and Merseyside’s historic canal mileposts. Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary (1816-2016)

  • The Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary this year is being marked by the Canal & River Trust with a major fundraising appeal to restore or replace missing mileposts along the waterway’s 127 mile route… Read more

24 February: ‘Halton Foundation’ – new business and charity partnership launched

  • ‘Halton Foundation’, a new partnership between local businesses and the voluntary sector, was launched at Runcorn’s Heath Business Park today. (Wednesday 24 February)… Read more

11 February: New business and charity partnership ‘Halton Foundation’ launched

  • ‘It’s good business to support local charities and communities’ – this will be the message to Halton firms at the launch of a new partnership, the Halton Foundation, on Wednesday 24 February at Runcorn’s Heath Business Park… Read more

27 January: Roger McGough and Dan Cruickshank lead impressive Weaver Words line up

  • Poet Roger McGough and TV historian Dan Cruickshank head up an impressive programme of talks, events, workshops and competitions for Frodsham’s third Weaver Words Literature Festival (Wednesday 6th April – Sunday 10th April)… Read more

20 January: Laptop ‘golden ticket’ on offer at Alsop High School Sixth Form Open Evening

  • A great education will not be the only bounty landing in the lap of would-be sixth formers attending an open evening at Alsop High School on Thursday 28 January… Read more

15 January: 200 Schools for 200 years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

  • Thousands of children who attend a primary school within two miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are being invited to join in the 2016 canal bicentenary celebrations… Read more

HGT Finalists


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One Show

Halton's Got Talent

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Queens Birthday

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Cartoon Workshop

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