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Liverpool residents take poll position

NEARLY 5,000 new Liverpool residents have answered the call to action by registering to vote in the upcoming local elections.

Over the past few weeks, the council has been raising awareness about voter registration in readiness for the elections on Thursday 2 May.

Since the call went ...

2019-04-18 17:47 open_in_new
Liverpool landmark celebrates St George’s

One of Liverpool’s architectural gems is marking St George’s Day (Tuesday 23 April) by opening up an off-limits area to visitors.

Guided tours of St George’s Hall will include the opportunity to stand behind the beautiful St George stained-glass window, which measures 32ft by 17ft ...

2019-04-17 16:35 open_in_new
Liverpool to Host Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 Fan Park

In partnership with Liverpool City Council, the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 will be hosting a Fan Park alongside the showcase international event. Located in Chavasse Park within Liverpool ONE, as part of their Summer of Sport, netball fans from around the world will have the exciting ...

2019-04-17 13:26 open_in_new
Raise a Glass to Return of Wine Festival

Liverpool is gearing up for a ‘corking’ weekend as the city prepares for the return of the award-winning Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool.

The event – which made its debut last year – will be back on the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June and will ...

2019-04-17 13:26 open_in_new
Almost nine in ten pupils get first choice of primary school

A total of 87 percent of pupils have been allocated their first choice of primary school in Liverpool this year.

It is a fall of three percent compared to last year, and follows a rise in the number of applications – up from 5,441 from 5,253 – because of a rising birth rate and a ...

2019-04-16 18:32 open_in_new
Joining forces to save lives

LICENSING officers with Liverpool City Council could soon become real-lifesavers thanks to a new initiative that will see them offer vital first-aid in a medical emergency.

The team has joined forces with Liverpool-based charity The Oliver King Foundation, to equip its fleet of vehicles ...

2019-04-15 18:24 open_in_new
Diabetes drive for city council staff

One of Liverpool’s biggest employers is carrying out life-changing diabetes health checks on its staff.

Hundreds of Liverpool City Council staff are set to benefit from check-ups in the workplace, in an effort to reduce the growing problem.

Latest figures show Type 2 Diabetes is ...

2019-04-12 13:38 open_in_new
We are sailing

Liverpool’s biggest-ever cruise season is officially upon us!

The annual cavalcade of cruise ships begins tomorrow (Friday 12 April), when luxury liner the Costa Mediterranea makes its maiden voyage down the Mersey.

Over the next seven months, Liverpool City Council’s multi-award ...

2019-04-11 16:38 open_in_new
City Council’s cab crackdown continues to get results

Liverpool City Council licensing officers took almost 50 taxis and private hire cars off the road in March for a string safety defects.

As part of the council’s ongoing commitment to ensure passenger safety in the city, officers served suspension notices on 48 vehicles following routine ...

2019-04-11 15:35 open_in_new
Liverpool creates temporary Hillsborough memorial to mark 30th anniversary

Liverpool is to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy by creating a temporary memorial in the city centre.

From Saturday (13 April) nine banners will hang from the front of St George’s Hall featuring the images of the 96 who lost their lives, along with the powerful ...

2019-04-10 13:20 open_in_new
Welfare schemes helping more than ever

COUNCIL spending on schemes to support people and families who cannot afford basics such a food and fuel in Liverpool is at its ‘highest ever level’, a report has revealed.

And with it comes a warning that if demand continues to increase against a backdrop of continued austerity and ...

2019-04-05 17:50 open_in_new
Matthew Syed to talk at St George’s Hall

Commonwealth Games Gold medallist,  known for his part in the popular BBC Radio 5 live topical sports podcast, Flintoff, Savage and The Ping Pong Guy. Or as a sports columnist for The Times.  Matthew Syed is also a critically-acclaimed author, celebrated for his thought leadership and ...

2019-04-05 15:44 open_in_new
Hillsborough Outdoor Commemortion Cancelled

Following yesterday’s hung jury verdict in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the planned commemoration event which would mark the 30th anniversary of the disaster.

A statement by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson is ...

2019-04-04 19:47 open_in_new
Hillsborough trial outcome – Mayor Anderson’s reaction

Today’s outcome will be one of mixed emotions for the families, the survivors and for all of those still trying to come to terms with the disaster that unfolded at Hillsborough on April 15 1989.

Graham Mackrell, ex-Sheffield Wednesday Secretary, has been found guilty of a charge under ...

2019-04-03 15:26 open_in_new
Become a trustee for one of the city’s most iconic buildings

St George’s Hall Charitable Trust is on the hunt for new members to help shape the future of one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings.

The trust is dedicated to conserving, restoring and developing the Grade I listed venue – with a focus on raising funds which can be invested in ...

2019-04-03 13:20 open_in_new
Liverpool 5G Health pilot extended for a year

The ‘great work’ taking place at Europe’s first dedicated 5G health and social care pilot, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care, has been recognised with an extra year’s funding.

The project will receive £1.48 million (£0.94M in government funding, bringing the total DCMS funding ...

2019-04-02 19:29 open_in_new
Liverpool to commemorate 30th Hillsborough anniversary

Liverpool is to stage a commemorative event marking the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster on Monday, 15 April at St George’s Hall Plateau.

Organised by Liverpool City Council, the event will be open to anyone who wants to take the opportunity to pay their respects ...

2019-04-01 16:11 open_in_new
Fostering success

A speclal event aimed at encouraging more people in Liverpool to become foster carers has been hailed an instant success.

More than 400 people logged online to watch the special live question and answers session at Liverpool Town Hall. And the team behind the event say they have already ...

2019-03-29 17:08 open_in_new
Road revamp under starter’s orders after Grand National

A key stretch of a major A road, which passes close to Everton FC’s stadium at Goodison Park, is about to receive a £5.9m revamp.

The A59 (the historic Liverpool to Preston road) is to undergo new roadworks from the junction of Great Mersey Street to Queens Drive in the Walton area of ...

2019-03-29 17:08 open_in_new
EU document scanning service to launch

Liverpool City Council is providing a document verifying and scanning service from next week [Tuesday] that will support EU citizens who wish to continue living and working in the city.

The council is committed to encouraging all its non-UK EU residents to remain in Liverpool. EU citizens ...

2019-03-29 12:56 open_in_new
Liverpool Film Office launches Film Fund in UK First

A brand new film and TV fund is being launched to attract more productions to Liverpool City Region (LCR), create jobs and boost the local economy.

In a UK first for a combined authority, and the first local authority supported fund in the UK for six years – the LCR Production Fund ...

2019-03-29 08:41 open_in_new