Liverpool Express

Pavement parking hit list to be drawn up

Liverpool is set to take action to tackle the issue of pavement parking.

A list of hotspot sites where drivers place their vehicles inconsiderately regularly is to be drawn up to help prioritise areas where action needs to be taken.

It includes areas near schools or where it ...

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Storytime sessions take over city venues this month

Fairies, fantasy and fun are on offer for families in Liverpool next week.

On Wednesday 30 August from midday to 3pm, venues across Liverpool will host FREE Anytime is Storytime events which gives families the opportunity to enjoy free stories read aloud at libraries, children’s ...

2017-08-21 15:09 open_in_new
Council proposes alternative to closure of two job centres

Liverpool City Council has come up with proposals which it believes could prevent the closure of two job centres in Liverpool.

The Government recently announced it wants to close four centres in Liverpool – Norris Green, Wavertree, Edge Hill and Aintree, meaning in some cases a two bus ...

2017-08-18 16:43 open_in_new
Commonwealth baton heads to the city

Commonwealth Games fever is coming to Liverpool as the city prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay tomorrow (Saturday 19 August).

The baton, which is carrying a special message from The Queen, is visiting Liverpool as part of a 388-day, 230,000km journey to the Gold Coast, which is ...

2017-08-18 12:19 open_in_new
A level results improvement

A level results in Liverpool have shown an improvement, according to provisional figures.

Grades from the schools that have reported their results to the council so far show that 92 percent have seen an improvement in their average grade score.

Of particular note was the School ...

2017-08-17 17:52 open_in_new
HMRC builds on its strong presence in Liverpool

Liverpool’s historic India Buildings is to become a UK Government Hub, with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) occupying the majority of the space. The move will see HMRC become one of the largest employers in the city.

Around 3,500 HMRC staff will be based in India Buildings which will ...

2017-08-17 17:52 open_in_new
ACC Liverpool hosts Britain from the Air street gallery

ACC Liverpool has unveiled an outdoor exhibition of more than 100 stunning aerial photographs.

Britain from the Air is a national outdoor touring street gallery exhibition which will be located on the piazza outside the waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and ...

2017-08-16 18:41 open_in_new
Court bills of around £300 for people who dropped litter

People who refused to pay £80 fines for dropping litter in Liverpool have been found guilty in court and face being hit in the pocket with a bill almost FOUR times the cost of the fixed penalty notice.

In March 2017, the council launched a new partnership with Kingdom which has seen a 14 ...

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World-class acts confirmed for the international Folk on the Dock music festival

More than 200 folk, roots and acoustic performers – from across the UK and Europe – will converge on Albert Dock Liverpool over August Bank Holiday weekend for Folk on the Dock – a free, three-day live music festival on the city’s iconic waterfront.

Headlining the Dock ...

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Liverpool BID Company launches security initiatives to improve safety on city streets

Liverpool BID Company launches the first of a series of support measures to improve safety for its BID businesses, their customers and visitors during evenings.

From next week, the BID has agreed to fund extra security staff to work with and alongside Liverpool City Council’s City Watch ...

2017-08-15 18:29 open_in_new
Lord Mayor takes on Liverpool Cathedral abseil for ADHD Foundation

To mark the tenth year of ADHD Foundation the team – along with Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy – were pushed to the limit after abseiling down Liverpool Cathedral.

Aiming to reach a target of £10,000, 20 brave individuals took part in the 150ft drop, including ...

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Council seeks operator for Croxteth Hall and Park

A Europe-wide search has been launched to find an operator to manage Liverpool’s Croxteth Hall and Country Park.

Liverpool City Council has published a tender with the European Journal (OJEU) today (Monday 14th August 2017) to find a partner to manage the historic estate on behalf of the ...

2017-08-14 18:17 open_in_new
New super-sized refuse fleet hits city streets

The first wave of Liverpool’s first fully owned fleet of refuse vehicles has arrived to boost the city’s bid to meet new refuse and recycling targets.

Liverpool City Council approved a £3.4m loan for Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd (LSSL) to acquire twenty refuse vehicles and ten ...

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Liverpool 2018 vessel all decked out

Liverpool’s very own Clipper Race yacht will be officially named on Thursday (17 August) in a special ceremony.

The ship which is called Liverpool 2018 is to sail in to the city today (14 August) from 4pm where it will join the other 11 vessels taking part in the Clipper 2017-18 Round ...

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Everton star Wayne Rooney backs city’s bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has joined his boyhood club Everton in backing Liverpool’s transformational bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Rooney, born and bred in the Liverpool suburb of Croxteth, has thrown his weight behind the bid which promises to ...

2017-08-11 13:17 open_in_new
Sculptor to become Citizen of Honour

Award winning painter and sculptor Tom Murphy is to be given Liverpool’s highest honour tomorrow (Friday 11 August).

In recognition of his iconic work which adorns areas of the city, along with his contribution to the arts scene, Tom will be added to the Roll of Citizen of ...

2017-08-10 18:35 open_in_new
Welsh Streets Heritage event

A multi-million pound project to refurbish dozens of empty Victorian homes in Toxteth into beautiful rental properties is being unveiled at a heritage open weekend.

Specialist landlord, Placefirst, is re-modelling the 19th century Welsh Streets, to create distinctive family homes that ...

2017-08-10 15:17 open_in_new
LFC legend Steven Gerrard backs 2022 bid

Liverpool Football Club U18 manager and club legend Steven Gerrard has today given his backing to Liverpool’s bid to become the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Gerrard, former club captain and UEFA Champions League winner, has backed the bid for his hometown city and believes ...

2017-08-09 16:09 open_in_new
Free Family Forest School Activities

Councillors from the St Michaels ward have organised two Family Forest School sessions in Sefton Park for children aged 4 to 9 and their parents.

Taking place on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 August, they will be run by experienced Forest School Leaders from Courgette in the City and St ...

2017-08-09 13:57 open_in_new
2022 Games bid boost as city ranked UK’s sporting No1

The Liverpool 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid received a timely boost today (Tue, 8 Aug) with the city being named as the #1 Sporting City in the UK by global sports media outlet ESPN and the University of Bath.

The research project, set up in 2015, sets out to find the UK’s Greatest ...

2017-08-08 08:13 open_in_new
Hope and Glory ticket refunds: Know your rights

In light of the cancellation of the Hope and Glory Festival, the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) website has clear guidance on your rights as a consumer in these circumstances.

Just follow the link ...

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