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Liverpool property manager fined for rat-infested student home

One of Liverpool’s largest property managers has been fined more than £10,000 for allowing student tenants to live in a rat-infested property which also had a host of fire hazards.

BFL Property Management Ltd, which trades as Venmore, were found to be in breach of numerous regulations ...

yesterday 17:11 open_in_new
£9.8million fund to confront knife crime and gang culture

Community-backed projects in 21 areas across England will each receive a share of £9.5 million to help families who are vulnerable to the devastating effects of knife crime and gang culture, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire MP confirmed today (22 February).

he Supporting Families ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
Week-long air quality monitoring to take place in city

A huge traffic monitoring exercise takes place next week as part of the development of Liverpool’s city-wide air quality plan.

Starting on Monday 25 February for a week, 40 cameras will count the amount of traffic, the type of vehicles and engine types on major routes into the city ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
Harthill ruling to be appealed

Decision to be challenged to establish clarity on the wider issue of development on green wedge

Liverpool City Council is to appeal the recent High Court judgement on the Harthill scheme because of the wider ramifications it has for planning policy nationally.

Following a ruling on ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
Churchill Way flyovers to be demolished

The Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool city centre are to be demolished after an independent engineering inspection found they should not carry vehicles or pedestrians because of significant defects, and cannot be strengthened.

The two-lane, concrete structures – which were opened ...

yesterday 09:50 open_in_new
Disco Classical featuring Sister Sledge heads to LIMF!

LIMF is returning to Liverpool’s magnificent Sefton Park this July for a two-day musical extravaganza, featuring global household names and emerging, homegrown talent.

The first act to be announced for LIMF 2019 is the unmissable live experience: Disco Classical featuring Sister Sledge ...

2019-02-19 11:23 open_in_new
Major scheme to improve “crumbling” road to begin

Work is to begin next week on a highways scheme to upgrade a major arterial route in and out of Liverpool city centre.

Improvement works along Prescot Road (A57) will begin on Monday, 18 February, and will run from Low Hill, near the Royal Liverpool Hospital, to Newton Road by Newsham ...

2019-02-15 16:02 open_in_new
Liverpool launches £60m housing repairs framework

Liverpool City Council and Foundation Homes are looking for contractors to work on a four year long housing framework worth up to £60million.

The framework – one of four bespoke platforms the council is creating to invest in new homes and roads – is divided into three lots ...

2019-02-15 14:59 open_in_new
Council tax increase to protect children’s social care

Council tax in Liverpool is set to rise by 61 pence a week for most households in Liverpool – with investment in children’s social care among the budget priorities.

Papers being considered by the Cabinet next week will propose a rise of 2.99 percent, meaning an increase of £31.93 per ...

2019-02-14 20:05 open_in_new
Punk takes over Central Library

A fascinating series of talks, live bands and a disco will take over Liverpool’s Central Library to complement the punk exhibition, which has been extended to Sunday 3 March 2019 by popular demand.

The attitude and style of punk inspired a complete upheaval in artistic expression, ...

2019-02-14 14:50 open_in_new
Help and support for people on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

More than 500 families in Liverpool affected by the Benefit Cap are to be offered help with their winter fuel bills.

To tie in with Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday 15 February, households affected by the benefit cap are being written to with details of how to claim a free £20 voucher ...

2019-02-13 17:50 open_in_new
Designs wanted for special Holocaust anthology

Young people are being asked to design a front cover for a special anthology to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

All 63 poems entered into a competition for the city’s 2019 commemorations will be placed in the published collection, which will be presented to schools and libraries and ...

2019-02-11 16:29 open_in_new
Landlord hit with fine for placing family in ‘unfit for purpose’ house

A landlord has been hit with an £11,000 fine for housing a family of four in an unlicensed property which was in such poor condition it had to be shut down.

The house on Webster Road in Wavertree had a hole in the kitchen ceiling which meant rain came into the house, no lock on the back ...

2019-02-11 16:29 open_in_new
Moving towards the Living Wage for all

Council chiefs in Liverpool have pledged their commitment to making sure that everyone who works for the authority is paid the Real Living Wage.

The move is part of Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson’s commitment to ensure all members of city council staff are paid the £9 an hour Real ...

2019-02-08 16:02 open_in_new
Highways scheme fit for Princes – includes cycling first for city!

A major highways scheme which will transform a historic boulevard in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, complete with a cycling first for the city, is set to go ahead.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet has today approved that the contract to upgrade Princes Avenue and Road – featuring a ...

2019-02-08 12:53 open_in_new
Your guide to Liverpool’s Chinese New Year celebrations

Liverpool’s Chinese New Year celebrations are well underway as thousands of lanterns line city centre streets, images of the Chinese zodiac animals have appeared on walls and in shop windows and buildings have turned red.

All the activities mark the Year of the Pig and the 20th ...

2019-02-07 17:59 open_in_new
Extraordinary women celebrated in unique arts programme

Liverpool is preparing a season of arts and cultural events to celebrate inspirational women.

The RISE season will span the worlds of arts, science, business, sport and politics, shining a light on women whose impact has been felt in their community, in their home city or town, or across ...

2019-02-07 16:56 open_in_new
Drive to get more young people active

An ambitious plan to drive up activity rates for young people in Liverpool has been launched.

The Liverpool Active Promise aims to make the city the most active big city by 2026 – with nine out of ten children being active for at least 30 minutes a day, compared to 70 percent at the ...

2019-02-07 11:41 open_in_new
Consultation set to start on extending landlord licensing for five more years

Liverpool City Council is set to begin consultation on continuing its pioneering Landlord Licensing scheme for another five years.

More than 48,500 licences have been granted to the owners of privately rented properties since April 2015, and it has delivered huge benefits for tenants and ...

2019-02-06 14:41 open_in_new
Work Begins On New Car Park At Kings Dock

Work has begun on creating a permanent new car park at Kings Dock to replace the one destroyed in a fire on New Year’s Eve 2017.

Liverpool City Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to construct the nine-floor facility which will have a capacity for 1,454 cars.

Ground clearing works ...

2019-02-06 13:38 open_in_new
Mandela family visit Liverpool

Liverpool is set to welcome the family of revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela when they arrive in the city next week.

The former President’s eldest daughter Dr Makaziwe ‘Maki’ Mandela and his granddaughter Tukwini Mandela, will spend three days in Liverpool (Monday to ...

2019-02-05 12:26 open_in_new