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Herbs With Barbara


Spring is in the air and there's signs of new life everywhere In this edition of Herbs With Barbara it's all about reconnecting with nature! We all know that a walk in the spring sunshine can work wonders for our mental health - but at this time of the year, there's also an abundance of food (and medicine) growing freely in nature. Flowers can also provide the basis of a […]

todayThursday 4 April 2

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In Conversation: Elio Pace

The Billy Joel Songbook makes a return to the Philharmonic in Liverpool this coming SundayFor 10 years, The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band has been delighting audiences around the world and the award-winning show returns to an almost sold-out date in Liverpool, this coming Sunday - 31st March.Only around 10 tickets remain - you can find out more at Elio's official website.Ahead of what will […]

todayTuesday 26 March 8

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Spotlight on Local Elections

Local and Borough Council elections take place on Thursday 2nd MayAll this week on MIX56 we're having a special spotlight on local elections with some special guests lined up.Do you know what your local Parish Council does?  How is your Council Tax used to pay for local services - and who is responsible for things like bin collections and pot holes?Do you want to make a difference in your local […]

todayMonday 25 March

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Only Paper Pee and Poo Down the Loo!

United Utilities supply over 3 million homes with fresh water every year - and magically take it away too!Every day, United Utilities collect more than 1,271 million litres of used water - from flushed loos, emptied sinks, baths, showers and household appliances.And though drains and sewers are out of sight, they shouldn't be out of mind!We were delighted to welcome Sophie - UU's Drainage Performance Manager and Sam, Drainage Delivery […]

todayTuesday 19 March 8

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Cheshire Community Foundation Launches Warrington Fund

The Cheshire Community Foundation has launched a new grant fund specifically available for Charities and Groups in WarringtonWe were delighted to welcome Amy Platt, Marketing Manager of CCF to our studio to find out more.The Cheshire Community Foundation raises funds to support hundreds of amazing small charities and voluntary groups across the whole of Cheshire and Warrington.The foundation connects people and companies who would like to make a difference with […]

todayMonday 18 March 5

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Mr Warrington: Professor Steven Broomhead MBE

An hour in the company of Professor Steven Broomhead MBE, Chief Executive of Warrington Borough Council Professor Broomhead, Chief Executive of Warrington Borough Council has been a name synonymous with Warrington for over 12 years. But prior to that, he was also head of the NW Development agency - and was a key player in realising projects such as Liverpool One and Media City. He also has a distinguished career […]

todayWednesday 13 March 10

Herbs With Barbara

Spring: New Life!

Spring 2024 is hereAs the winter eases into spring, the days get brighter and longer - and there's signs of a new awakening and new life!In this edition of Herbs with Barbara we talk about Spring - and how it can benefit the mind, body and soul!Nature has so much to offer and it's an exciting time right now.We all feel better with a bit of sunshine - and there's […]

todayTuesday 12 March 3

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In Demand: Artist Karl Chester

Local Artist Karl Chester designs trainers for Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John!Karl, a talented artist from Latchford popped in to join Smithy on Monday's breakfast show.He caught our eye recently with a story in the Warrington Guardian about designing a pair of bespoke trainers for Ed Sheeran. The story started when Karl was tasked with creating some Ed Sheeran style trainers as a wedding present for a customer's wife who […]

todayMonday 26 February 5

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Keeping The Blues Alive!

Ahead of a sell-out blues night in Grappenhall this Friday Rob Bradshaw from Warrington Blues Club paid us a visitWarrington Blues Club was formed by husband and wife team, Ray & Barbara O'Hare in 1993 and became a staple of the local music scene for 17 years until it sadly came to a close in 2010.Thirteen years later, Warrington Blues Club is back and is now in the hands of […]

todayWednesday 14 February 4