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Feast of Fire at St John’s Gardens

Renowned outdoor arts producers, Walk the Plank, who produced both the opening and closing celebrations for Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture Year in 2008, has announced its exciting return to the city with Feast of Fire at St George’s, a sensational, seven-day spring celebration ...

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Free start to new £6.5m city centre car park

Motorists are being given an early Christmas gift from the Mayor of Liverpool who has announced the city centre’s newest car park will operate for free in its first week.

Victoria Street Car Park opens at 12 noon on Monday, 18 December and users will not be charged until Boxing Day ...

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Liverpool to bid for 2022 World Gymnastics Championships

Liverpool, UK Sport and British Gymnastics are to bid to host the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet is set to endorse British Gymnastics’ bid to the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG), on Friday, December 15, which if successful would bring ...

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Council boost for alcohol treatment centre

An “outstanding” alcohol treatment centre is to be given a £150,000 boost thanks to Liverpool City Council.

Transforming Choice has an above national average success rate for its rehabilitation services but has been limited in its ability to improve facilities.

Now a report to ...

2017-12-12 16:27 open_in_new
Let’s talk turkey

With two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how to you can safely prepare turkey at home.

From buying turkey, right through to storing leftovers, there are a number of food hygiene tips that ...

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Financial boost for community organisations

Thanks to a special Commonwealth Games Fund, more than 24 local not-for-profit voluntary community organisations have benefited from a financial boost.

The fund, which was worth £10,000, was to be used for delivering activities around Commonwealth sports – with the aim of increasing ...

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Always room inside at new rough sleeping shelter

Liverpool’s Mayor, Joe Anderson, has officially launched the council’s new rough sleeping shelter – as part of a major new drive to tackle homelessness in the city.

Labre House on Camden Street – named after the Patron Saint of the homeless, Benedict Joseph Labre – is ...

2017-12-12 14:23 open_in_new
£12m boost for Paddington Village

Liverpool City Council’s £1bn Paddington Village scheme, has been given a £12m boost from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to unlock development that will help create 870 new jobs, and boosting the local economy by £58m per year.

The £12m grant would pay for enabling ...

2017-12-11 16:23 open_in_new
Christmas at Stanley Park

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and this year Stanley Park are spreading lots of Christmas Cheer!

The events have been organised by Stanley Park CIC and have been supported by Anfield Ward Councillors.

Santa Hat junior parkrun Sunday 10th December 9am-10am Stanley Park ...

2017-12-08 18:31 open_in_new
Feasibility study over introduction of Red Routes

Consultation is set to begin on the introduction of Red Routes to speed up traffic flow on three key roads in Liverpool.

Red routes – first introduced in London in 1991 and also used in the West Midlands and Stoke on Trent – are major roads on which vehicles are not permitted to stop, ...

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New ethical housing company to build 10,000 new homes

Liverpool City Council is to set up a ground-breaking, ethical housing company to deliver 10,000 new homes across the city, including bespoke properties for the homeless, foster carers, large families, the elderly and people with a disability.

A report to the council’s cabinet next ...

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Sharon meadows appointed to Netball World Cup board

Netball World Cup 2019 has today announced the appointment of Sharon Meadows to the position of independent non-executive board director.

Meadows, who is Director of Devices, Products and Partnerships at EE and BT,  has over seven years’ experience at director level and brings a wealth ...

2017-12-07 18:33 open_in_new
Healthy fruit and veg project launched

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, has launched a new scheme designed to support healthy eating and tackle food poverty for families on low incomes.

The Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg project, set up by the Alexandra Rose Charity in 2014 has received funding from ...

2017-12-07 14:21 open_in_new
Keep warm and stay safe in wintry weather

Cold conditions are forecast for Liverpool in the next couple of days.

Liverpool City Council is working to make sure services will be unaffected and keep residents informed of any changes.

We will publicise details of any changes to services on this website, on our Twitter feed at ...

2017-12-06 17:27 open_in_new
Closed community centre on brink of rescue

A rescue package to reopen a community centre that closed in the summer is on the brink of being approved.

Garston Urban Village Hall (GUVH) shut in June after its operating company went into liquidation, ending an 18 year run of providing recreation, leisure, charitable and social welfare ...

2017-12-06 16:25 open_in_new
Pupils park planting is tree-rific!

Green fingered children in Liverpool have marked National Tree Week by launching a massive tree planting programme in the city’s major parks.

Liverpool City Council is piloting the project at seven primary schools with the aim of enabling every 10-year-old child in the city to plant a ...

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Christmas trees making Liverpool city centre merry and bright this festive season!

Liverpool’s Church Street and Williamson Square are now home to two huge, twinkly-lit Christmas trees, bringing festive cheer to shoppers, visitors and businesses alike.

The 52ft traditional, Sitka spruce tree on Church Street (opposite Schuh) is now illuminated for the 2017 festive ...

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Winter crafts in Childwall

A Winter Craft Fair with a Christmas theme was the final event of the year at the Friday Morning Community Café, St David’s Church in Childwall on December 1.

The Friday Café was set up using some of the Childwall councillors’ – Frank Hont, Liz Parsons and Jeremy Wolfson – ...

2017-12-01 16:04 open_in_new
Liverpool stands shoulder to shoulder with Yemen

A vigil is taking place in Liverpool on Saturday 2 December calling for an end to the war in Yemen.

It has been organised by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and will also be attended by West Derby MP Stephen Twigg – Chair of the International Development Committee.

Mayor ...

2017-11-30 19:29 open_in_new
Late night clubbers in Liverpool spared hackney taxi fare rise

A rise in hackney fares in Liverpool will be introduced next week – but the cost of journeys in the early hours of Sunday morning will be frozen.

Of the 2,138 drivers in the city, only 38 (2 percent) submitted objections opposing varying aspects of the rise, which was requested by ...

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Liverpool leads the way on lifetime homes

NEW homes easily adaptable for changing needs have been showcased by the Liverpool Housing Partnership to national accessible housing champions.

Representatives from Habinteg were invited to visit Regency Manor in West Derby by Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Inclusive and ...

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