With The Caledonia threatened with closure, we asked seven people what the pub means to them and why it deserves to stay.
Jane Jacobs is a bit of a hero of ours. An urban living champion, she was a passionate advocate of the urban cityscape as a liveable ecosystem, where bricks and mortar and flesh and bone met in perfect harmony. She’s being celebrated in a series of walks in our city (to mark the anniversary of [...]
Pretty much everyday, when we turn on the television or radio, we’re told about how we can save lives by ‘donating only five pound a month’ or ‘sponsoring a child’. Every day we walk down the street, pass someone begging and hold onto our change, apologising on the way past. Every day we read the [...]
The first time I cut myself I was asleep. I’d been having one of those classic stress dreams – running around, chasing my tail. Never being quite in the right place at the right time. I must have closed the lid of my laptop sometime after 1 am. Fiddling over a feature, replying to tweets, [...]
The Liverpool Waters redevelopment get the green light from the Government, clearing the way for massive investment and redevelopment of North Liverpool dockland.
In news that will have the city’s WAGs, Scouserati (we’ve no idea what this means either), and hangers on weeping hot tears of snotty white sadness, city ‘hotspot’ Playground is having its license reviewed by police. Police were called after a 67-year-old staff member was punched in the face last month after two groups of [...]
Local TV company Bay TV has clinched the city’s hyperlocal TV licence. The company, which already broadcasts programmes from its online channel, beat off competition from Phil Redmond, and Frank McKenna. Bay’s bid was chaired by former Liverpool Chamber of Commerce chief executive, Jack Stopforth. The channel will begin broadcasting at the end of the [...]
There’s a saying in business. Fake it til you make it. Perhaps Liverpool was guilty of that in 2003 when the city and its positive charm won over the judges deciding which city would next be capital of culture but hey, it worked. And guess what, we’ve won everyone over. We shouldn’t stop now. It [...]
Birkenhead needs a reason to exist, and for people to invest in it. ‘Failed post-industrial town’ isn’t it. ‘Liverpool’s south bank’ could well be. The town (and Wallasey) is facing a fight for survival, of that there is little serious doubt. Unemployment runs at nearly twice the national average (at 6.6%). Long-term youth unemployment rose [...]
We like to think we care about the shape of our city – and you do too. So this week sees an event worth squeezing in time for. RIBA North West has snagged ace young architect Joe Morris of Duggan Morris to take part in the ‘Pushing Boundaries’ lecture series, this Wednesday 13 February at [...]
The Homes and Communities Agency regeneration agency (the regulator for social housing providers in England) has revealed its bold new vision and development framework for the new Kings Dock in Liverpool. And we like what we see. With its stacked, jagged edged blocks of residential, leisure and hotel developments resting on jaunty, Will Alsop-like stilts, [...]
We’ve got the arena, the cathedral ‘to spare’, and the bold new Liverpool Waters castles in the sky project. Yeah, we’re the very model of a desirable modern city. But we’re missing a vital cog. We’ve read it through seven times (of course) and nowhere in the Council’s new strategic framework is there any mention [...]
In the wake of WCS’s closure, a year of protracted arguments about noise in the city centre, and the Council’s new Strategic Framework Document (handily digested here) what’s the future for local, grass-roots organisations in Liverpool? Add your voice to the debate next week, chaired by the excellent folk at Bido Lito! and held in [...]
Today the Government announced its HS (high speed) 2 route, scything through the countryside from Birmingham to all points north. Well, when we say ‘all points’ we mean Manchester and Leeds, and major cities such as Preston, York, and Crewe. Manchester’s a given, naturally – and it gets two new stations. Liverpool? It remains silting [...]
In one of the more curious bits of news we’ve read this week, today it’s been confirmed that Liverpool is drinking too much wine. And it’s not our fault: it’s the bars and restaurants. An undercover operation by Liverpool Trading Standards (that glasses and moustache combo ain’t fooling anyone, guys) says bars and restaurants in [...]
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