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Bumper fleet of ships sail into Liverpool’s River Festival

River Festival Liverpool returns to the city from 1-2nd June and this year boasts a bumper fleet of ships!

The River Mersey will be brought to life over the weekend with a chance to see rare, historical sea-faring vessels and experience a packed-schedule of live music and performance, much ...

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“Thank you Mam” – says new Lord Mayor

COMPASSION and a sense of duty will be the hallmarks of the new Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s year of office – and it’s all thanks to his Mam.

Cllr Peter Brennan will be sworn in at a ceremony at the Town Hall this Wednesday, 22 May 2019, and will dedicate his 12 months in the role to ...

2019-05-20 16:26 open_in_new
Cathedral goes global for River Festival

The UK’s largest cathedral will be home to the earth this weekend in preparation for Liverpool’s popular River Festival.

Gaia, a stunning 23ft replica of the earth featuring accurate and detailed NASA imagery, will hang from the Anglican Cathedral’s Well – and for one of the ...

2019-05-20 13:17 open_in_new
Liverpool appoints TV star as its first cycling champion

Liverpool City Council has appointed actor, TV presenter and environmentalist Simon O’Brien to be its first cycling champion.

Simon, who first rose to fame as as Damon Grant and has been acting and presenting ever since on programmes such as Rough Guide and To Buy Or Not To Buy, is about ...

2019-05-17 15:53 open_in_new
Battle of the Atlantic heroes honoured with plaque

A PERMANENT memorial to the Merchant Navy heroes of the Battle of the Atlantic will be unveiled tomorrow by the Lord Mayor at Liverpool Town Hall.

A plaque bearing the names of some of the 3,500 vessels that were lost from the merchant fleet will now have a permanent home in the city. It ...

2019-05-16 17:51 open_in_new
Find out more about dementia

PEOPLE in Liverpool can find out more about dementia at special sessions being held as part of Dementia Action Week 2019.

To be hosted at Sedgemoor Hub, Liverpool City Council’s specialist dementia centre, two drop-in sessions are running on:

• Tuesday 21 May at 1pm, organised by ...

2019-05-16 14:43 open_in_new
I spy an unmissable event

The first female Director General of MI5, and the alleged inspiration behind James Bond’s ‘M’, is heading to Liverpool in June.

Dame Stella Rimington DCB MA, the former boss of one of the most legendary security services in the world, will take part in a special event – How to be a ...

2019-05-16 11:33 open_in_new
Liverpool’s events team is UK’s No.1

Liverpool City Council’s culture team has been named the UK’s TOP event organiser – and 15th in the world overall.

The Eventex Awards – the most esteemed accolade in the events industry – has today released its annual All-Stars Index featuring the top event organisers ...

2019-05-15 18:44 open_in_new
Rewriting futures with Foster Care Fortnight

How a Liverpool teenager’s life was transformed by her foster family at the age of 16 is the subject of a two minute film in a new campaign to promote foster carers.

 Bianca, now 19, is about to embark on a university education – an achievement unimaginable just a few short years ...

2019-05-15 16:38 open_in_new
Water spectacular for River Festival is ‘fin’tastic!

Visitors to Liverpool’s River Festival will have a ‘whale’ of a time thanks to a stunning water and light projection show.

The team responsible for the festival’s artistic programme – Changing Tides – has commissioned Whale Song – a visually stunning water, sound and ...

2019-05-15 13:29 open_in_new
Liverpool thinks differently for Neurodiversity Celebration Week

SCHOOLS across Liverpool are preparing to salute the differences that bring us all together as part of the city’s first ever Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Liverpool City Council is leading the way in backing the event as part of its commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive ...

2019-05-10 18:59 open_in_new
500 homes in fuel poverty to benefit from central heating

Central heating is to be fitted in 500 of the coldest homes in Liverpool.

Around 30,000 households in the city live in fuel poverty, meaning residents are unable to keep their homes heated at a reasonable cost, and almost 10,000 of these are without gas central heating.

Liverpool ...

2019-05-09 11:29 open_in_new
Plans for potential LFC victory parades

Plans are in place for two victory parades if Liverpool Football Club win the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League Final.

 If Jurgen Klopp’s team triumph in either competition, the City of Liverpool will formally invite the club to hold a victory parade.

 The dates have ...

2019-05-09 09:23 open_in_new
Liverpool – fit for the future

Can you help Liverpool get fit for the future?

That’s the big question from Liverpool City Council and its partners who are looking for great projects linked to education settings that could benefit from a funding boost.

Liverpool City Council has £40,000 available and is looking ...

2019-05-07 14:20 open_in_new
Marching towards Armed Forces Week 2019

The countdown to Armed Forces Week 2019 has begun – and this year in Liverpool it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.

This Sunday, 5 May, marks 50 days until celebrations start on Monday 24 June, leading up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, with Reserves Day also marked ...

2019-05-03 13:44 open_in_new
Writing up the North

Award-winning authors are heading to two of Liverpool’s libraries in a celebration of writers from the north of England.

As part of the Read Regional campaign – which encourages people to enjoy the works of authors based in the North – four writers will take part in FREE readings ...

2019-05-01 12:23 open_in_new
European Parliamentary Elections: Registration deadline is looming

There are just days left for anyone wishing to have their say in the European Parliamentary Elections to ensure they are registered to vote.

More than five million voters across the North West England region will go to the polls on Thursday 23 May to elect the region’s eight Members of ...

2019-04-30 17:30 open_in_new
Huge careers showcase for Liverpool’s school pupils

Hundreds of Liverpool school children are to get a taste of the world of work at a giant careers showcase at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

Changing Horizons on Wednesday 1 May, organised by volunteers from Civil Service Local and Liverpool City Council, connects year 7 and 8 pupils ...

2019-04-30 16:26 open_in_new
Liverpool street scene staff take to the pitch to raise awareness of cardiac campaign

Street scene staff in Liverpool are joining celebrities to take part in a charity football match on Friday 26 April to raise money to help prevent sudden deaths of young people from cardiac arrest.

Workers at Liverpool Street Scene Limited (LSSL) – which operates street cleansing, refuse ...

2019-04-25 14:38 open_in_new
Council supports more rough sleepers off the streets

NEARLY 300 hundred people found safety and shelter at Liverpool City Council’s rough sleeper hub Labre House during March.

The centre, which is at the heart of the council’s Always Room Inside campaign, offers overnight shelter to anyone who needs it, regardless of their background or ...

2019-04-24 14:29 open_in_new
Many faiths, one city

Community leaders, artists, performers and representatives from Liverpool’s many faith groups will join together this week for a special celebration of city pride and solidarity.

The open-air event, to be held at St George’s Plateau on Thursday 25 April will see a host of artists and ...

2019-04-23 16:26 open_in_new