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Flights to the Champions League Final

Statement from Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson: 

“My team and I have been working flat out over the past 48 hours in a bid to support those Liverpool fans who found their flights to the Champions League Final in Kyiv cancelled.

I have been in regular contact with the Mayor of ...

2018-05-25 19:53 open_in_new
Gateacre School is on the up!

Pupils and staff at Gateacre School are celebrating after a rapid increase in standards led the Department for Education to withdraw its plan for it to become an Academy.

The secondary school, which has 1,000 young people on roll, was placed in special measures two years ago by Ofsted, ...

2018-05-25 18:50 open_in_new
Route extended for potential LFC victory parade

The parade route for Liverpool FC’s potential Champions League victory parade has been extended.

The Mayor of Liverpool has agreed with Merseyside Police to lengthen the original 3.5 mile route by 1.5 miles, with it now ending at the Green Lane roundabout.

The change follows talks ...

2018-05-25 17:47 open_in_new
Liverpool’s big weekend is here

There’s lots going on in Liverpool this weekend. We have got the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, the Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival and a possible homecoming parade for Liverpool Football Club.

Watch our video all about it here: t


2018-05-25 13:35 open_in_new
Council identifies first homes for new housing company

Liverpool City Council has announced the first wave of properties to be built for its new ethical housing company – Foundations.

A report to the council’s cabinet says it has identified council owned land in north Liverpool which could deliver the first 120 homes – some of which ...

2018-05-25 12:32 open_in_new
Council staff do ‘some-tin’ amazing

WHEN it comes to supporting a really worthy cause, staff at Liverpool City Council have got a real ‘can do’ spirit.

Over the past two weeks council workers from across the organisation have been rummaging through the cupboards to find tins, cartons and packets to help people in ...

2018-05-24 17:38 open_in_new
LFC fan has heart of gold

A Liverpool FC super-fan has sold their tickets to the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev and has used the money for a life-saving piece of equipment.

Saturday sees Liverpool FC face Real Madrid to become the champions of Europe, with unwanted tickets changing hands for thousands of ...

2018-05-24 17:38 open_in_new
Plan your journey into Liverpool this weekend

Event goers and travellers are being urged to plan their journeys ahead of the upcoming, event packed bank holiday weekend for the Liverpool City Region – 25 to 28 May.

Events including the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, the Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival and a homecoming ...

2018-05-24 15:32 open_in_new
Work begins on Liverpool’s new Cruise Terminal

The first phase of construction of Liverpool’s new Cruise Liner Terminal has begun.

An overwater jack-up platform has arrived in the River Mersey to begin site investigations on the bedrock on which much of the new facility will be built.

This jack-up platform will be working for ...

2018-05-24 15:32 open_in_new
St Julie’s receives glowing Ofsted report

A Liverpool secondary school has been praised by Ofsted for “rapid improvement” over the last two years which has seen it graded as good overall, with outstanding leadership and management.

Ofsted found that St Julie’s Catholic High School in Woolton had quickly set about tackling ...

2018-05-24 13:26 open_in_new
Council to purchase central shopping centre

Liverpool City Council is to buy Liverpool Central Shopping Centre to help accelerate a series of multi-million pound regeneration schemes.

The council will be purchasing the lease from Aviva Life & Pensions UK Ltd as part of a programme to stimulate the wider redevelopment of the ...

2018-05-23 19:20 open_in_new
Stars come forward to back city’s Channel 4 bid

An illustrious roll call of stars from TV, film and stage as well as leaders in education, business and politics have today backed Liverpool’s bid to be the new home of Channel 4.

David Yates, Director of the final four Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts, legendary actor Alison ...

2018-05-23 19:20 open_in_new
Three foster carers explain why they foster Liverpool children

During Foster Care Fortnight, three Liverpool foster carers write about why they foster…. 

Sue Boddison 

Alongside my husband Dave, I’ve been a foster carer for the council for 28 years. Sounds like a long time doesn’t it?

I can hardly believe it’s been that long ...

2018-05-23 18:17 open_in_new
Face of Channel 4 backs city’s TV bid

Jon Snow, the lead anchor of Channel 4 News, has today backed Liverpool’s bid to be the new home of Channel 4.

The renowned TV news presenter added his voice to the city’s #4ForLiverpool campaign alongside an illustrious roll call of stars from TV, film and stage as well as leaders in ...

2018-05-23 17:14 open_in_new
New Toxteth homes key to a bright future for Plus Dane and its customers

The keys to 10 brand new properties in Toxteth have now been handed over to those who will now call them home.

The new Wellington Road homes, all 1-bedroom cottage flats, have been developed by north-west housing association, Plus Dane who invested over £1.3m in the development. Each has ...

2018-05-23 13:02 open_in_new
Funding boost for grassroots sports

A special fund worth £10,000 has been created to help encourage Liverpool residents, of all ages, to get fit and active.

The Mayoral Active Sports Fund has been set up and allows community and volunteer groups, civic organisations, clubs and other not-for-profit voluntary ventures to ...

2018-05-21 17:59 open_in_new
Liverpool Remembers

FLAGS will fly at half-mast and Liverpool will fall silent tomorrow (Tuesday 22 May) as the city remembers all those caught up in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

One year on from the tragedy that claimed the lives of 22 people, there will be a national one minute’s silence at ...

2018-05-21 13:47 open_in_new
Potential victory parade explained

Following the announcement that Liverpool will stage a victory homecoming parade for Liverpool Football Club starting at midday on May 27 May if they win the UEFA Champions League, here is a message from the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson and some useful Q&As.

A message from Mayor ...

2018-05-18 18:32 open_in_new
Bid to stop dumping by student landlords in Liverpool

Work is underway to prevent dumping in alleyways by private landlords when thousands of students leave Liverpool at the end of the academic year.

The city council has written to 550 landlords across Greenbank ward, which has an estimated 3,500 students who occupy nearly half of the ...

2018-05-18 16:59 open_in_new
New vision to expand business district

A new masterplan is set to explore how Liverpool’s business district can be expanded.

A report to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet next Friday (25 May) is recommending a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) be drafted that would seek to develop the district and potentially connect it ...

2018-05-18 14:53 open_in_new
Plans for potential LFC victory parade

Plans are in place for a victory parade if Liverpool Football Club win the UEFA Champions League Final.

If Jurgen Klopp’s team triumph, Liverpool city council will formally invite the club to hold a victory parade in the city which will be held the following day – Sunday, 27 May ...

2018-05-17 14:44 open_in_new