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Legacy 5K fun run to remember Rhys Jones returns in August

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in the second annual Run For Rhys 5K, which takes place in Croxteth next month.

Run For Rhys celebrates the life of Croxteth youngster Rhys Jones.

The 5K fun run is on Sunday, 26 August, 2018, and takes place in the grounds of ...

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Liverpool’s £500m roadwork plan mapped out

An interactive map has been launched to allow people in Liverpool to discover when their road is being upgraded as part of a £500 million investment drive in the city’s highways network.

The new map, which outlines works on a 12 month rolling programme and will be regularly updated can ...

2018-07-19 14:20 open_in_new
Liverpool City Council speaks out against immigration detention

Liverpool City Council has passed a cross-party motion against immigration detention and in support of the local ‘These Walls Must Fall’ campaign.

Councillors from all four parties proposed a motion that called on the government to end indefinite detention, and that the system was ...

2018-07-19 14:20 open_in_new
Liverpool bids to be first ‘Climate Positive’ City by end of 2020

Liverpool City Council has signed a ground-breaking partnership with a leading eco-digital company in a bid to make Liverpool the world’s first climate positive city by the end of 2020.

The city council has signed an agreement with The Poseidon Foundation (“Poseidon”) Poseidon to ...

2018-07-19 08:02 open_in_new
Medicash awarded Freedom of the City

Liverpool cash plan provider Medicash has been awarded the Freedom of the City.

 

The civic honour is the highest nomination that can be bestowed to an organisation that has rendered significant and valuable service to the City of Liverpool and its ...

2018-07-18 18:23 open_in_new
Park and ‘Pride’

Sefton and Stanley Park are Great British Green Spaces

THE flags are flying for Liverpool’s parks because two of them have been hailed as being amongst the best green spaces in the country.

Sefton Park and Stanley Park have been awarded the coveted Green Flag status and Green ...

2018-07-18 17:20 open_in_new
Liverpool Central Library wins The Bookseller’s Library of the Year Award 2018

Liverpool Central Library has triumphed in a field of over 40 entries to be awarded the coveted spot which recognised success in a wide range of libraries.

The judges commented that Liverpool Central Library, which reopened in 2013 following major refurbishment, was providing an example ...

2018-07-18 16:17 open_in_new
Football hubs investment will support next generation of Gerrards and Rooneys

Completion of four new state of the art football hubs is just months away, as part of a major £20 million investment in grassroots football across the city.

The ‘Parklife’ project is a partnership between Liverpool City Council, the Premier League, The FA, the Government, the Football ...

2018-07-18 12:05 open_in_new
Your Guide To All Things LIMF 2018

One of the city’s biggest celebrations of music is BACK in Sefton Park this weekend. Here is a handy guide to everything you need to know about Liverpool International Music Festival.

What Is LIMF?

Liverpool International Music Festival is a huge celebration of music ...

2018-07-17 14:02 open_in_new
LIMF Family Zone back for 2018

Sand sculpting, open jamming sessions with the British Music Experience, an Ocean Dome, silent disco, circus workshops and loads more for families at this weekend’s Liverpool International Music Festival.

Make Space Create and Culture Liverpool will create a magical and ...

2018-07-16 17:59 open_in_new
Be A Liverpool 2018 Supercar Spotter!

A supercar has been given a neon makeover to celebrate the anniversary of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture title.

An award winning BAC Mono motorcar has been emblazoned with the ‘Liverpool 2018’ branding by APM Customs, and anyone who spots it on the city’s streets are ...

2018-07-16 16:56 open_in_new
Queen Elizabeth sails into Liverpool

This will be Queen Elizabeth’s seventh visit to Liverpool – Cunard’s spiritual home. Her latest call marks the 80th anniversary of the launch of Cunard’s second Mauretania at Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead in July 1938.

To mark the occasion a special sail away show ...

2018-07-16 09:35 open_in_new
Flying the flag for suffragettes

To celebrate Pankhurst Day (Saturday 14 July) and a 100 years of partial women’s votes, Liverpool City Council have been working with HM Revenue and Customs to raise the suffragette flag from Cunard Building on Friday 13 July.

Over the weekend, the Cunard Building, Liverpool Town Hall ...

2018-07-13 17:29 open_in_new
Jewel of a bridge to shine on!

A famous landmark in Liverpool’s docklands can now be seen in a new light.

The historic Bascule Bridge on Regent Road, which crosses the historic Stanley Dock system, has had a new lighting system fitted to show off its unique engineering and architectural features in a multitude of ...

2018-07-13 17:29 open_in_new
Walton Festival back for a third year

Walton Festival is taking place from 10am until 6pm on Sunday 15th July at Walton Hall Park in Liverpool.

The free event, which returned in 2016 for the first time since the 1990s, includes:

• A farmers market and food court • Pets Corner and dog show • Victorian funfair ...

2018-07-13 15:23 open_in_new
Primary school results improve again

Provisional figures show Liverpool has made improvements in primary school standards over the last two years and is continuing to narrow the gap with the national average.

Interim test and teacher assessment figures released by the Department of Education (national figures in brackets) ...

2018-07-13 13:17 open_in_new
One year until the Netball World Cup!

England’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jade Clarke joined local schoolchildren in Liverpool today to mark one year to go until the Netball World Cup 2019 gets underway in the city.

Clarke – who is England’s most-capped player – joined a group of eight children from Phoenix ...

2018-07-12 18:20 open_in_new
Rudston pupils step back in time

Pupils from Rudston Primary School in Childwall have been learning more about the history of Liverpool.

The project, called ‘A Step Back in Time’, focuses on various aspects of Liverpool’s rich history, including sport, music, the wars, the docks, landmarks, multiculturalism and the ...

2018-07-12 16:14 open_in_new
Phil Redmond set to be awarded Freedom of Liverpool

TV producer and cultural entrepreneur Phil Redmond CBE is set to be awarded the Freedom of Liverpool.

The proposal to bestow the city’s highest civic honour will be considered at an extraordinary meeting of Liverpool City Council on Wednesday 18 July and, if approved, a ceremony will be ...

2018-07-12 15:11 open_in_new
Team chosen to masterplan gateway to £2bn scheme

Liverpool City Council has appointed a “super team” of planning experts to develop a masterplan for the Knowledge Quarter Gateway site to a £2bn flagship regeneration scheme.

After a major tendering exercise the council has chosen a consortium of three companies to independently ...

2018-07-12 07:50 open_in_new
Liverpool Schools – building programme continues to bring benefits to city’s children

Visit the Liverpool School Investment Programme webpages at: liverpool.gov.uk/lsip

THOUSANDS of children in Liverpool have benefited from a school building scheme that has transformed the educational landscape in the city for generations to come.

Eight years ago this month (July) ...

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