Liverpool Express

Regeneration expert thanked by city


One of the country’s leading regeneration experts is being awarded a top civic honour by Liverpool City Council.

Professor Michael Parkinson CBE is being presented with the Citizen of Honour award on Monday 26 June at Liverpool Town Hall.

Professor Parkinson, who is ...

yesterday 12:33 open_in_new
Special school set to expand

Plans to expand the number of places at a special school for children with autism in Liverpool are set to get the green light.

Under the proposal, Bank View High School in Fazakerley – which is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted – will expand by 28 places to 178 from ...

yesterday 11:16 open_in_new
Iconic hotel fined for food safety breaches

The operator of a landmark Liverpool hotel has been fined more than £265,000 after pleading guilty to seven breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations.

Britannia Hotels Ltd, which runs the Adelphi Hotel was sentenced after appearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court today (22 June) and ...

2017-06-22 19:25 open_in_new
Big Boss Brekkie raises hundreds of pounds for homeless charities

Hundreds of pounds has been raised for homeless charities through a Big Boss Brekkie at the Pier Head.

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ann O’Byrne, helped dish up bacon butties and sausage sandwiches, yoghurt and fruit on Wednesday 21 June/

The Big Boss Brekkie is a week long ...

2017-06-22 19:25 open_in_new
New play areas set to be approved

A £1.5 million programme to deliver 20 new and improved play areas across Liverpool is set to be approved by the Cabinet.

Last year, the city council agreed in principle to spend £1 million using Section 106 contributions which are paid by developers as part of planning agreements and ...

2017-06-22 16:55 open_in_new
Welsh Streets masterplan set to be approved

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet is set to approve a masterplan for the Welsh Streets.

The vision for the area has been drawn up in partnership with specialist development company Placefirst, who are nearing completion on a pilot scheme to bring some of the terraced properties on High ...

2017-06-22 15:35 open_in_new
It was 50 years ago today…

As part of Liverpool’s 50 Summers of Love season, Liverpool Central Library presents an author event that all Beatles fans will love.

Taking place on the fourth floor on Sunday 2 July from 1.45pm to 5pm, American author Kenneth Womack and local author Stephen Goddard share ...

2017-06-22 14:19 open_in_new
New market manager “comes home”

A new manager has been appointed to run Liverpool’s St Johns Market – 25 years after he had a life changing moment there!

David Wightman, 62, has spent the past 23 years running shopping centres before taking up his new role at one of Britain’s oldest indoor markets.

David, who ...

2017-06-22 11:33 open_in_new
An ‘event’ful weekend for Liverpool

It’s a bumper events weekend in Liverpool as the city gears up to be the national host of Armed Forces Day AND stages the popular Mersey River Festival at the same time.

The two FREE major events will take place side by side on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, with the majority of ...

2017-06-21 14:41 open_in_new
£27m boost for city from its cultural organisations

A new report reveals that Liverpool’s cultural organisations generated around £27million pounds for the city in just one year.

The Social Impact of the Arts in Liverpool 2015/16 report looks at 36 cultural organisations in the city which are funded through the city council’s Culture ...

2017-06-21 12:11 open_in_new
Woollen boobs to promote breast feeding

Woollen boobs are appearing all over Liverpool city centre to promote breast feeding.

The 300 knitted items – used in antenatal sessions to teach mums how to latch a baby on to their breast and hand express their milk – have been made by local nans.

They are on display at ...

2017-06-20 19:09 open_in_new
Regus to Open Third Liverpool Centre

Global workspace provider Regus has announced plans to open its third business centre in Liverpool.

The deal is further evidence of Regus’ UK network expansion as demand for flexible workspace continues to increase.

The centre, which is due to open this autumn, will occupy over ...

2017-06-20 19:09 open_in_new
Ed The Campervan Helping to Create a New Vision for Islington

Award winning Social Enterprise PLACED will be visiting the Islington area of the city with Ed, their re-purposed camper van, to invite local people to share their views about the regeneration of an area described by some as the ‘next big project’.

The event, taking place in Monument ...

2017-06-19 17:45 open_in_new
Eat safe this summer

We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months?

New research indicates that people in the North West could be putting themselves and their families at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge ...

2017-06-19 11:09 open_in_new
Liverpool reveals breakfast cereal sugar shock


Public health officials in Liverpool are the first in the country to highlight the amount of sugar in specific breakfast cereals.

‘Save Kids from Sugar’ is the latest phase of the city’s war on sugar, which began last year when the city identified the high number of ...

2017-06-19 08:57 open_in_new
Liverpool and Wirral Stock Exchange picks up pace with latest member Videregen

The UK’s first regional ‘social’ stock exchange set up with Liverpool and Wirral councils is already showing signs of success as it welcomes its latest member Videregen, a clinical stage regenerative medicine company developing personalised organ replacements.

Liverpool and Wirral ...

2017-06-16 18:15 open_in_new
Liverpool unveils transformational plan to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Liverpool has today unveiled ambitious plans to host a bold and inspiring 2022 Commonwealth Games that will speed up the transformation of its world famous waterfront and leave a lasting legacy for communities across the city and region.

Mixing existing world-class venues, its iconic ...

2017-06-16 17:09 open_in_new
Schools investment scheme success

The Liverpool Schools Investment Programme created by Mayor Joe Anderson has transformed 23 schools and created 2,000 construction jobs.

That is the finding of a report looking at the impact of the scheme, which was set up to rescue Liverpool’s Building Schools for the Future programme ...

2017-06-15 16:57 open_in_new
Conjuring up the start of Armed Forces Day celebrations

A sprinkling of magic will officially launch Liverpool’s national celebrations honouring servicemen and women next week.

On Monday 19 June, a special flag raising event will take place at the Town Hall which signals the start of the city’s Armed Forces Day festivities.

Hoisting ...

2017-06-15 15:51 open_in_new
Liverpool sets out £700m Festival Park plan

Liverpool City Council is set to approve a masterplan this Friday (16 June) that aims to create a spectacular £700m riverside suburb in the south of the city.

The authority’s cabinet is set to green light the next stage of the radical transformation of the former International Festival ...

2017-06-14 14:33 open_in_new
Secondary school options on offer

Parents of primary school pupils living in Toxteth, Dingle and Wavertree are being urged to find out more about the secondary school options in the area for admission in September 2018.

It is being held at St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School on Earle Road from 2pm – 5pm on Tuesday ...

2017-06-13 18:45 open_in_new