Liverpool Express

Boccia World Championships to be held in Liverpool

The Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) has awarded the rights to host the 2018 World Championships to Boccia UK.

The competition, which is the biggest and most prestigious on the international calendar outside the Paralympic Games, will be hosted at Exhibition Centre Liverpool ...

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Liverpool to host HSBC UK City Ride

British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Liverpool will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer.

The announcement of the new HSBC UK City Ride events is the first step in British Cycling and HSBC UK’s ambition to make cycling the most popular activity ...

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Liverpool LECCY launches


A new not-for-profit energy company to tackle fuel poverty in Liverpool has launched – and it could save households hundreds of pounds per year.

The LECCY – Liverpool Energy Community Company – is offering competitively priced gas and electricity cheaper than ...

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Marcus Willis to prepare for another Wimbledon venture in Liverpool

Marcus Willis was the toast of Merseyside last summer.

The Brit became the story of last year’s Wimbledon when he beat Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis to earn a Centre Court showdown with Roger Federer – then refused a £15,000 windfall from The S*n newspaper because he is a ...

2017-04-26 19:59 open_in_new
Land deal for major TV & film hub

CAPITAL & CENTRIC has completed its acquisition of the former Littlewoods building and agreed a 250 year lease with Liverpool City Council to deliver a major hub for film, television and other creative industries.

The building was constructed during 1938 in an art deco style and was ...

2017-04-26 15:33 open_in_new
Biggest round-the-world ocean race returns to Liverpool

The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region.

The 2017-18 edition of the famous Clipper Round the ...

2017-04-26 12:15 open_in_new
World premiere heads to LIMF

In a world premiere, DJ Spoony will present a UK Garage classics live with the backing of the 40 piece Royal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra as part of the LIMF Presents programme in 2017. As the performance curator, he will be joined for an unforgettable experience by UK Garage ...

2017-04-25 18:39 open_in_new
Spring arts and crafts success

Residents in Childwall enjoyed a Spring Arts and Crafts Fair as part of The Friday Café community events programme at St David’s Church.

They were able to choose from a selection of gifts from local artists and crafters as well as taking part in activities for adults and ...

2017-04-25 15:21 open_in_new
Kick-off for major regeneration site

Leading property developers Stoford Developments and Gallan Group have today announced that the redevelopment of a key employment site at Stonebridge Cross in Liverpool – with 1.2 million sq ft of warehouse and logistics units – is set to go ahead.

The announcement comes after ...

2017-04-24 18:27 open_in_new
Iconic pop artist to be honoured by Liverpool

Iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake is to be honoured by the City of Liverpool.

Sir Peter, one of the major figures of British pop art who famously created the album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, is to be made a Citizen of Honour on Sunday.

Sir Peter will receive the ...

2017-04-23 10:31 open_in_new
Care fee rates set to rise in Liverpool


Liverpool City Council is starting consultation over a proposed above inflation increase in social care fee rates which would see the local authority spending an additional £4.3 million a year.

The Cabinet has this morning agreed to engage with providers over an across the ...

2017-04-21 15:37 open_in_new
Cream founder honoured by city

The super club turned global events company Cream and its founder are being honoured by the City of Liverpool.

Cream – formed in Liverpool 25 years ago and now one of the globe’s leading event promoters, part of Live Nation Entertainment – is being awarded the Freedom of ...

2017-04-20 14:17 open_in_new
Council warns against buying illegal imported puppies

Environmental Health Officers at Liverpool City Council are warning residents to beware of buying an illegally imported puppy.

The warning comes after council officers had to seize and order that a sick puppy was put to sleep on welfare grounds, because it had been smuggled into Britain ...

2017-04-19 17:15 open_in_new
Percentage of pupils getting their first choice of primary schools goes up

The percentage of pupils getting their first choice of primary school in Liverpool has increased this year, thanks to an expansion of places in the city.

A total of 89 percent of children will get into their preferred school, up from 88 percent last year.

Last year the council ...

2017-04-18 15:55 open_in_new
Spring into Stanley Park

Stanley Park will host a free family event this Easter Break!

On Saturday, 22nd April Stanley Park’s Spring Fiesta, will take over the grounds of the Isla Gladstone with fun for all the family including; pom pom making with Square Pegs, yoga for children and grown-ups, face-painting, ...

2017-04-18 13:43 open_in_new
Owners of “deathtrap” empty property prosecuted

Liverpool City Council is again warning private landlords not to sit on long term vacant properties, after owners of a deathtrap property were successfully prosecuted.

The warning comes as a third private property owner in as many weeks was fined for allowing a vacant property to fall into ...

2017-04-13 10:29 open_in_new
World Heritage plan to be approved

The state of conservation of Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site (WHS) is at its best for decades, according to a new report.

The city has published a survey showing that almost £750m has been invested into historic assets within the UNESCO approved site including ...

2017-04-12 15:47 open_in_new
New Mersey cruise facility takes step closer

Liverpool City Council is set to appoint a team to design a potential new cruise passenger terminal on the River Mersey.

The authority’s cabinet is being asked to endorse the selection of a highly skilled technical team to scope out and develop a new permanent facility at the former ...

2017-04-12 09:09 open_in_new
Brian Barwick to lead Team Liverpool’s Commonwealth Games bid

Sports executive Brian Barwick is to Chair Liverpool’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games.

The 62 year old Liverpudlian – who is Chair of the Rugby Football League (RFL), Super League Europe Ltd, the National League and a member of the FA Council – will spearhead the city’s drive ...

2017-04-12 08:03 open_in_new
‘Sound’ exhibitions celebrate Liverpool Poets

Two major exhibitions celebrating the work of the creative geniuses behind The Mersey Sound will open this week (Wednesday 12 April).

As part of Liverpool’s Tonight At Noon programme of events – which mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of what is regarded as one of the ...

2017-04-11 11:09 open_in_new
Advice for people travelling on Saturday 8 April

People making plans to travel across the region on Saturday (8th April) are being urged to plan ahead as a result of an RMT rail strike affecting both Merseyrail and Northern services.

Timetables for both operators have been significantly impacted as RMT guards are planning a second ...

2017-04-07 16:41 open_in_new