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Merseyside councils unite in bid to drive down empty homes

Liverpool City Council is joining forces with local authorities across Merseyside and Cheshire to host a free ‘Empty Homes Event’.

The unique advice clinic at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday, March 20, aims to offer support to owners of empty properties across the region on a wealth ...

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City in race to host Blue Riband sporting spectacle

Liverpool has been shortlisted to be the only UK host port for one of the most prestigious sporting events on water.

The city is bidding to welcome The Ocean Race in 2021/22 – widely regarded as one of the world’s longest and toughest events. Taking place every four years, The Ocean ...

yesterday 14:29 open_in_new
Gateacre School pupils become UK Junior Science Champions

Four inspirational Year 10 girls from Gateacre School were announced Junior Science Winner of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2019 at Birmingham NEC, for their project “Naturally Infused”.

The students designed and produced a range of natural bath and skin ...

yesterday 11:20 open_in_new
£9 million financial boost for care sector

Liverpool City Council is set to increase the rates paid to the care sector, to help with the recruitment and retention of staff.

It follows a consultation with providers whose staff help and support around 11,000 people at home and another 3,500 living in residential and nursing ...

2019-03-15 16:02 open_in_new
Culture Liverpool scoops double at events ‘Oscars’

Liverpool’s celebrated Giant Spectacular has scooped the top prize at a ceremony widely regarded as the ‘event Oscars’.

Last night (Thursday 14 March) Liverpool’s Dream was named Best Visual Spectacular 2018 by the Event Production Awards – a prestigious industry ...

2019-03-15 11:50 open_in_new
Key phase to begin in upgrade of city’s historic “Dock Road”

A key phase in a radical upgrade to Liverpool’s historic “Dock Road” begins next week.

Essential engineering works begin on Monday, 18 March on Waterloo Road and Regent Road which require a full closure to traffic for up to four weeks – after which a key section will be fully ...

2019-03-14 16:56 open_in_new
Sciontec Liverpool launches search for investment partner

Sciontec Liverpool, the new development company formed out of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool), has launched its search for an investor to bring forward new world-class science and tech workspaces across the city.

The current shareholders of Sciontec Liverpool – Liverpool City ...

2019-03-13 14:41 open_in_new
Commission to look at HS2 station for Liverpool

A special commission has been established to deliver a new station in Liverpool city centre, to enable the city region’s connection to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

The Commission, established by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, will be chaired by Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, MBE, ...

2019-03-13 14:41 open_in_new
Stub it out on No Smoking Day

Smokers in Liverpool are being urged to take a deep breath and make the decision to give up for good on national No Smoking Day.

The annual celebration of kicking the habit takes place on Wednesday 13 March and the theme for this year is Quit Your Way. The campaign is urging those who want ...

2019-03-12 18:44 open_in_new
New Brexit Council for City Region

Private and public sector leaders from across the Liverpool City Region have met for the first time as part of a new group that aims to safeguard the region’s business interests as the UK leaves the EU.

The Liverpool City Region (LCR) Brexit Council has been driven by the Local ...

2019-03-12 17:41 open_in_new
Lining up for another great year

HOIST the colours and roll out the gangway because Liverpool City Council’s Cruise Terminal is on course for another fantastic record breaking year.

It’s exactly one month until Liverpool’s Cruise Season begins, when the Costa Mediterranea makes its maiden voyage down the ...

2019-03-12 14:32 open_in_new
LIMF 2019 line-up announced

International hip-hop legends, Grammy-nominated artists and a Liverpool music institution join Disco Classical with special guest Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge for the award-winning festival’s seventh anniversary.

Hip-hop pioneers and living legends, De La Soul will take to the ...

2019-03-12 10:20 open_in_new
End Period Poverty, Period

To mark International Women’s Day, Liverpool City Council is inviting community organisations to join the city’s efforts to eliminate ‘period poverty’.

Liverpool City Council is asking community and not-for-profit organisations to join the End Period Poverty, Period campaign by ...

2019-03-08 14:59 open_in_new
Liverpool to ‘RISE’ to the occasion celebrating extraordinary women

To mark International Women’s Day, Liverpool is announcing a season of events which celebrate inspirational women.

In the year which sees the city host the Netball World Cup, the RISE programme will pay homage to extraordinary women from Liverpool and from around the world with the aim ...

2019-03-08 10:47 open_in_new
Liverpool takes step closer to becoming Unicef Child Friendly City

Liverpool has reached a milestone in its ambition to become the first Unicef Child Friendly City in the North West.

In November 2018, following work with partner agencies and young people, the city council submitted a bid to the global children’s organisation which cemented its ...

2019-03-07 13:47 open_in_new
Consultation launched on new landlord licensing scheme

Liverpool City Council is launching a public consultation today on a five year extension to its pioneering landlord licensing scheme set to be introduced on 1st April 2020.

To run for the next 12 weeks, the consultation aims to garner views on a range of topics including the cost of the ...

2019-03-05 15:35 open_in_new
Multi-million boost for Festival Gardens site

Up to 1,500 family homes will be built at the Festival Gardens in Liverpool thanks to a multi-million pound funding boost from Homes England, the agency announced today (February 28).

The Government’s housing accelerator – which brings experts and funding to areas to tackle the housing ...

2019-02-28 04:20 open_in_new
Protecting Children’s Services

Liverpool City Council calls for action to preserve vital social care funding for young people

CHILDREN’S care chiefs with Liverpool City Council have joined a national call to action to halt an impending crisis in funding for children’s services after it was revealed that the city is ...

2019-02-27 13:38 open_in_new
New heights in safety

COUNCIL officers have teamed up with the city’s firefighters to make sure that residents living in high-rise buildings are safe, secure and reassured.

The safety conscious team are targeting residents who live in flats across the city as part of a High Rise Reassurance ...

2019-02-27 12:35 open_in_new
City council calls time on unclean pub

A POPULAR city centre pub and eatery has been hit with more than £53,000 in fines and court costs for failing to keep a clean kitchen and failing to keep pests under control.

Stonegate Pub Company, owners of Yates on Queens Square, Liverpool, admitted two food hygiene offences before ...

2019-02-27 11:32 open_in_new
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 ...

2019-02-22 19:11 open_in_new