Liverpool Express

Unfit bedsits closed down due to fire risk

Liverpool City Council’s Landlord Licensing team have closed down three bedsits which were a serious fire risk for tenants. 

Acting on intelligence received about accommodation above commercial premises in Lodge Lane, Toxeth, officers uncovered a catalogue of hazards.

They found ...

2017-10-13 19:19 open_in_new
GCSE results improvement confirmed by Government data

New GCSE results data released by the Government confirms improvements in attainment at schools across Liverpool.

English and maths exams taken by pupils this year were the first of the reformed more challenging GCSEs introduced by the Department for Education, and the biggest change since ...

2017-10-12 18:01 open_in_new
Thrills and Quills at Central Library

On Saturday 4 November, a special event at Liverpool’s Central Library will show audiences what it would be like if Jane Austen had a Twitter account!

In a show entitled Thrills and Quills, professional theatre company LipService, once called “Britain’s favourite literary ...

2017-10-12 14:41 open_in_new
Fiery pre-show fun for all the family

A kaleidoscopic parade, fiery performances, street entertainment and creative workshops are on offer for visitors to enjoy ahead of Liverpool’s River of Light music and fireworks spectacular.

Taking place on Sunday 5 November, plans are in place for special pre-show performances suitable ...

2017-10-12 11:23 open_in_new
Flu campaign gets underway in Liverpool

Liverpool is launching its annual flu campaign – with a particular emphasis on encouraging pregnant women and toddlers to get the vaccine. 

Free vaccinations are available to all pregnant women, all children aged 2 to 8, residents with health conditions including chest or heart ...

2017-10-12 04:47 open_in_new
Absent landlord prosecuted

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

The warning comes as the council successfully prosecuted its sixth case in as many months, with an absent landlord fined for allowing a vacant property in Walton to blight the local ...

2017-10-11 18:53 open_in_new
Halls all decked out for Christmas

Get those Christmas jumpers at the ready as two of Liverpool’s most beautiful buildings unveil a host of special festive frivolities!

St George’s Hall and the Town Hall are set to stage a series of magical events throughout December to help get everyone into the Christmas ...

2017-10-11 18:53 open_in_new
Filming on the up in Liverpool

Autumn might have arrived, but it seems filming is still thundering along at a gale force pace!

Fox searchlight and Chernin Entertainment have brought Tolkein to film on location in and around Liverpool over the coming weeks. The film’s script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford ...

2017-10-11 16:41 open_in_new
BBC Sports Personality of the Year tickets on sale

Tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 go on sale this Friday 13 October at 9am.

Echo Arena Liverpool hosts this year’s star-studded awards ceremony on Sunday 17th December as another incredible 12 months of sport is celebrated in style. Presenters Clare Balding, Gabby Logan ...

2017-10-11 14:29 open_in_new
City gets gold for supporting armed forces 

Liverpool City Council’s work to support armed forces personnel has been given the Royal seal of approval.

The council was presented with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award by HRH Prince Harry and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, at a special ...

2017-10-10 19:47 open_in_new
Baltic Triangle enters next phase of development

Baltic Creative Community Interest Company is set to embark on its next phase of development after completing the purchase of a historic 19th century docklands storehouse in the Baltic Triangle.

The four storey red brick warehouse located at 61-65 Norfolk Street and adjoining two storey ...

2017-10-09 19:35 open_in_new
Liverpool is flying the Purple Flag

Liverpool will be flying the Purple Flag this weekend to celebrate the fact its night time economy is recognised as being well managed and safe.

The annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night-time economy (ENTE) ...

2017-10-06 14:43 open_in_new
Ready, set, read: 20,000 children unite for city-wide sponsored read

More than 70 schools are joining forces to run a city-wide sponsored read next week in a celebration of libraries, reading and the power of stories.

Read for Good has been running its Readathon in individual schools since 1984, motivating millions of children to get reading.

Now the ...

2017-10-06 14:43 open_in_new
Ten Streets public consultation to begin

A major public consultation on the proposed dramatic transformation of 125 acres of former docklands is set to begin in Liverpool, next week.

The six-week long event will be inviting feedback on the draft masterplan which includes establishing a creativity district in the Ten Streets area ...

2017-10-06 14:43 open_in_new
Kinship care celebrated in Liverpool

Activities are taking place in Liverpool to promote awareness of ‘kinship carers’ – who take on children that would otherwise end up in foster care. 

Kinship care is where a child is placed with a family member or a close friend of the family, rather than being fostered by the ...

2017-10-06 13:37 open_in_new
Independent report into festival released

An Independent report into the failed Hope and Glory Festival has found that the event organisers were responsible for its collapse.

Commissioned by Mayor Anderson and carried out by The Event Safety Shop (made up of some of the country’s leading health and safety experts) – the ...

2017-10-06 11:25 open_in_new
Government failing rough sleepers – report

A major independent report into rough sleeping in one of Britain’s major cities is calling for a change in legislation that prevents people from claiming support.

The policy of “No Recourse to Public Funds” has been pinpointed as a major contributory factor in the growth of rough ...

2017-10-04 08:47 open_in_new
Underused Citybike stations removed 

Citybike docking stations in Liverpool which are used less than once a day are being removed over the next few weeks in a drive to reduce costs.

There have been around 300,000 rentals to date, with usage up significantly year on year, and those using the bikes have cycled a total of 1.4 ...

2017-10-03 15:11 open_in_new
Liverpool creates World Heritage taskforce

Liverpool has set up a special taskforce to examine how the city can maintain its UNESCO World Heritage Status (WHS).

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has informed Heritage Minister John Glen, MP, of the establishment of the Liverpool World Heritage Board in a bid to work closer with the ...

2017-10-02 19:21 open_in_new
Library recommendations considered

An independent report which makes recommendations to help secure the future of Liverpool libraries is being considered by councillors. 

The Library Advisory Task Group – chaired by the former President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, Jan Parry – ...

2017-10-02 19:21 open_in_new
Liverpool City Council and E.ON unite with new £1.5m energy saving scheme

Families across Liverpool can get a warmer and more comfortable home this winter and beyond thanks to an energy saving scheme launched today by E.ON and Liverpool City Council – which could see up to £1.5 million invested in improving homes across the city.

Liverpool City Council ...

2017-10-02 13:51 open_in_new