Liverpool Express

Council to support new Everton stadium plans

Liverpool City Council is set to agree the principles of an innovative finance model with Everton Football Club that will support the Premier League club’s ambition to build an iconic waterfront stadium in the city.

A report will be presented to the council’s cabinet next Friday (31 ...

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The new digital kids on the block

The next generation of computer experts are to be trained in Liverpool’s libraries as part of a new initiative funded by the Arts Council.

Liverpool City Council has secured £75,500 to develop code clubs for hundreds of children and young people over the next year.

The ‘Maker ...

2017-03-22 19:01 open_in_new
Celebrating Sgt Pepper at 50

Liverpool is set to embark on a never-before-seen celebration of one of the most influential albums of all time – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Hailed as the first-ever ‘art rock’ album, the city is curating a unique festival which brings together world renowned artists ...

2017-03-22 13:27 open_in_new
Regional adoption agency to be set up

A Regional Adoption Agency covering Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wirral is set to be established.

It follows a successful bid to the Government last year by local authorities on Merseyside to create a new organisation to get more children placed successfully as quickly as ...

2017-03-22 13:27 open_in_new
Drive to improve school attendance

A new drive to tackle school absence in Liverpool will see businesses asked to help promote good attendance and the reintroduction of truancy patrols.

The Attendance Strategy will build on the progress that the city has made in recent years and aims to close the gap with the national ...

2017-03-22 13:27 open_in_new
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival returns for 2017

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF), the UK’s biggest annual celebration of Arab arts and culture, returns to venues across the city from 8 to 16 July 2017.

Organisers have now announced the first wave of nationally and internationally celebrated artists and performers coming together ...

2017-03-20 19:37 open_in_new
National Child Sex Exploitation Day to be marked

Merseyside Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and our key partners are taking part in a day of action as part of National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day tomorrow, Saturday 17 March.

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of CSE and gather ...

2017-03-17 15:36 open_in_new
Mandela memorial plan boost

Plans for a permanent memorial to Nelson Mandela in a Liverpool park are to be boosted by work to improve the lake around its proposed location.

The Nelson Mandela Memorial Campaign (Mandela8) wants to create a tribute on the lake island at Princes Park to tie in with what would have been ...

2017-03-17 13:24 open_in_new
Mayor urges Government to review highways funding allocation

Mayor Joe Anderson has written to the Transport Secretary to outline serious concerns about the condition of the city’s roads and asking him to urgently review the counci’s funding allocation.

A report to the council’s Cabinet on Friday 17 March estimated that the value ...

2017-03-17 13:24 open_in_new
Council crackdown on owners of empty homes

Liverpool City Council is again warning private landlords not to sit on long term vacant properties.

The warning comes as a second private property owner in as many weeks was fined for allowing a vacant property to become a home for vermin.

Jason Bernard Living, of Bridge Street in ...

2017-03-17 11:11 open_in_new
100 Day Countdown to Armed Forces Day

There are just 100 days until Liverpool becomes the national focus for Armed Forces Day.

Plans are well underway for Saturday 24 June with the city preparing to show its support and say thank you to the armed forces community – from currently serving troops, to service families veterans ...

2017-03-16 10:58 open_in_new
Peel reveals new Central Docks look

The team behind Liverpool Waters have revealed the first glimpse of the incredible new Central Docks neighbourhood at the property industry’s premier annual event, MIPIM, in Cannes, as well as releasing eight new plots there for investor development.

The Central Docks neighbourhood will ...

2017-03-15 18:23 open_in_new
Pioneering Proton Cancer Centre coup for KQ Liverpool

A pioneering £35m Proton cancer treatment centre is to be built in Knowledge Quarter Liverpool’s Paddington Village.

The deal to secure the centre, which uses Proton Beam Therapy, was announced today (Wednesday, 15 March) at MIPIM – the world’s leading property expo in Cannes, ...

2017-03-15 08:29 open_in_new
Taxi drivers prosecuted

Eleven private hire taxi drivers have appeared in court charged with a variety of offences following a crackdown in Liverpool.

It follows an operation before Christmas by council licensing officers and Merseyside Police which identified drivers from Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral who were ...

2017-03-14 17:05 open_in_new
BLOG: A chapel with a difference…

Mayoral Lead for Wellbeing, Councillor Tim Beaumont, visits Recycles Merseyside, where they bring old worn out objects back to life…

“Sometimes when all else fails, you’ve got to smack it with a hammer!”

Not what I was expecting to hear as I walked into the ...

2017-03-14 13:45 open_in_new
Staying safe on our roads for longer


A free event aimed at senior road users aged over 60 is being held on Thursday 16th March.

Liverpool and Knowsley Councils have organised the event at Everton Football Club from 10am – 2pm, targeted at not just drivers but also bus users and pedestrians.

Places are ...

2017-03-14 12:40 open_in_new
The soundtrack to your summer is back – LIMF 2017!

The Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) returns in 2017 for its fifth anniversary. Taking place between Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd July 2017, the LIMF programme is a grand-scale celebration of Liverpool’s rich musical history, diversity and continued relevance, reflected in ...

2017-03-14 11:33 open_in_new
Liverpool seeks partner for Festival Park

Liverpool City Council has announced it is seeking a development partner to create “a cultural garden suburb” on the banks of the River Mersey.

The authority has unveiled the next stage of its vision for the former International Festival Gardens site today (Tuesday, 14 March) at MIPM ...

2017-03-14 08:15 open_in_new
Liverpool heads for top property conference

Liverpool is sending its biggest ever delegation to one of the world’s largest property conferences this week.

The private sector-led, 86 strong party head for MIPIM, in Cannes, in the wake of several high-profile investment announcements and key projects starting on ...

2017-03-13 15:45 open_in_new
Funding boost for Commonwealth sports

A special Commonwealth Games Small Grants Fund has been launched to mark Commonwealth Day.

Set up by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, the fund is worth £10,000, and not-for-profit voluntary community organisations across the city are being encouraged to bid for bursaries of up to ...

2017-03-13 14:39 open_in_new
Register to vote for mayoral elections

Ensure you’re registered to vote in the Liverpool City Region Mayoral Elections. 

On Thursday, 4 May 2017, all residents over the age of 18 years residing in the Liverpool City Region will be entitled to vote for the first ever Liverpool City Region Mayor.

If you are already ...

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