Liverpool Express

Unlicensed landlord fined almost £10,000

An unlicensed landlord in Liverpool has been fined almost £10,000 by a District Judge.

Liverpool’s Landlord Licensing Scheme came into force last year with the aim of driving up standards in the private rented sector, and action is now being taken against those who are still refusing to ...

2017-02-24 19:15 open_in_new
Green waste collections resume

Householders whose gardens are littered with debris from Storm Doris are being reminded that green waste collections resume from Monday 27 February.

The service was suspended for the winter in early December for the period when there is low demand.

Following the recent bad weather, ...

2017-02-24 19:15 open_in_new
New city centre cleansing operation begins

Liverpool City Council has begun a new cleansing operation in Liverpool City Centre.

The authority is trialing a three month pilot with cleansing teams operating an extra three hours during the day.

The new shift patterns, which started this week, mean crews are now on the streets ...

2017-02-24 14:51 open_in_new
Fly-tipping duo jailed

hi Two serial fly-tippers who were caught dumping tonnes of illegal trade waste, including asbestos, yards from a children’s dance school have been jailed.

George Kevin Parry (55) and David Smith (53), who both live in Aspes Road, West Derby, were sentenced at Liverpool Magistrates ...

2017-02-24 09:21 open_in_new
Liverpool and Argentina unite

National Museums Liverpool has facilitated a visit to the city from Monica Fein, the first female elected Socialist Mayor in Argentine history.

On 22 February, Mayor Fein visited the International Slavery Museum and also met with Liverpool’s Mayor, Joe Anderson, to sign a concord ...

2017-02-23 17:51 open_in_new
The Story Giant heads to the Everyman

This Easter a magical storytelling adventure for all the family will be brought to life by the Everyman Company.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound, the Hope Street venue will present a new adaptation of The Story Giant. The production runs from Thursday 13 April to ...

2017-02-23 16:45 open_in_new
Storm Doris – Liverpool City Council operations statement


Liverpool City Council has taken the decision to suspend outdoor environmental services during the present high winds and adverse weather.

Whilst grounds maintenance and street cleansing has stopped, refuse and recycling collections currently in operation will continue until ...

2017-02-23 15:39 open_in_new
Developers appointed for “game changing” city centre scheme

Liverpool City Council has appointed a leading team of property developers to begin a “game changing” £200m transformation of the city’s business district.

Kier Construction and CTP Limited have won the tender to redevelop Pall Mall Exchange providing up to 400,000 sq ft of Grade A+ ...

2017-02-21 14:57 open_in_new
Police officers support taxi licensing enforcement

Working alongside Liverpool City Council and the accredited awarding organisation, ICQ, a number of Merseyside Police Roads Policing officers have been put through a specialist taxi licensing course.

The course gives the officers the opportunity to learn the finer details of local taxi ...

2017-02-20 19:07 open_in_new
Film director becomes Citizen of Honour

David Yates, the film director behind some of the UK’s highest grossing feature films, has become Liverpool’s latest Citizen of Honour in a special ceremony on Friday 17 February.  

Yates, has been added to the Roll of Citizens of Honour and presented with an official scroll by the ...

2017-02-20 12:31 open_in_new
Half Term Fun in Stanley Park


On Tuesday 21st February Stanley Park will be hosting a free family fun day in the grounds of the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park.

There will be kids yoga, games, wildlife workshops, face-painting, storytelling, family orienteering plus special appearances from ...

2017-02-17 19:33 open_in_new
Crackdown on irresponsible environmental crime in Liverpool


Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has announced a drive to crackdown on illegal dumping and targeting residents that do not recycle responsibly.

A report approved by Cabinet on Friday 17 February recommended a number of steps to improve the recycling rate of 33 percent. It ...

2017-02-17 12:57 open_in_new
Further £90 million of budget options identified

Liverpool City Council has revealed budget cuts of £90 million over the next three years.

It takes to £420 million the amount of central Government spending cuts since 2010, equivalent to a 68 percent reduction in funding.

The city council has taken steps to protect adult and ...

2017-02-16 19:21 open_in_new
LJMU sponsors LightNight Liverpool 2017

LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts festival, returns for its eighth edition on Friday 19 May 2017. Produced by local social enterprise Open Culture, the festival is one of the city’s biggest and best-loved cultural happenings and sees tens of thousands of visitors of all ages attending ...

2017-02-16 14:53 open_in_new
Enterprising city school students star in new 50/50 charity competition

Budding entrepreneurs from across Liverpool have put their Scouse-nous to good use, rising to the challenge of turning seed-funding into profit to support the vital work of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Primary and secondary schools across the city were invited to take part in the ...

2017-02-15 22:23 open_in_new
Meet the new stars of Fit For Me!

The latest group of ambassadors for Liverpool’s Fit For Me campaign have been revealed.

The ambassadors who are from all over the city and from all walks of life have one thing in common and that’s to inspire everyone to be more active with their own personal stories.  They join other ...

2017-02-15 09:09 open_in_new
Councillor recognised arts champion

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, has been named Best Local Authority Arts Champion (Councillor).

What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts have come together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new ...

2017-02-14 17:45 open_in_new
Threshold launch crowdfund campaign for 2017 festival

Ahead of their 7th annual festival of music and arts in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Threshold Festival have launched a new crowdfunding campaign with a variety of rewards on offer for those who pledge.

Threshold Festival of Music and Arts was started by artists for artists and has ...

2017-02-14 13:17 open_in_new
Food safety fine for Granby St convenience store

The owner of a butchers and convenience store has been fined more than £4,500 after pleading guilty to seven food safety breaches.

Mr Ali Hacim Abdullah, who runs the Al Baraka shop on Granby Street, was fined a total of £3,500, made to pay £1,000 in costs to the council and a £170 ...

2017-02-10 19:31 open_in_new
Liverpool partners with ITF England Taekwon-Do

As part of the drive to get Liverpool active, the city council has partnered with ITF England Taekwon-Do to start a new programme with schools in the city, which will include weekly visits by Taekwon-Do instructors for pupils of all age groups.

The launch of the initiative coincides with ...

2017-02-10 19:31 open_in_new
Merseyside Police operations target road safety offences

A total of 320 road traffic offences have been identified in a joint operation by Merseyside Road Safety Partnership, Merseyside Police and council road safety teams.

The Road Safety Teams spoke to over 700 road users across Merseyside by offering advice on issues such as child car seats, ...

2017-02-10 17:19 open_in_new