There’s an ignored alternative narrative to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral – the quiet rejection of the communities she went to war with.
In Liverpool, Margaret Thatcher made an enemy for life. We shouldn’t be surprised at the response to her death.
Talking, texting, chomping and even snoring – is there any depth to which the modern theatre audience won’t stoop?
It’s Global Scouse Day, apparently, so who better than a Liverpool food blogger to explore the city’s favoured dish?
A couple of months ago, we came to the somewhat alarming conclusion that the majority of Liverpool’s UNESCO protected ‘maritime mercantile maritime mercantile City’ (protected as an example of a major trading centre of the 18th and 19th centuries) is, how shall we put this? Empty. All those grand old banking halls, Venetian palazzo-styled office [...]
A leaked series of email between Mayor Anderson and Coun Richard Kemp makes for amusing reading – but there’s nothing funny about party political squabbles in these difficult times.
Paul Casey was sat with a submachine gun by Liverpool docks when he realised how much crime had changed. A decade earlier he had been bobby on the beat with a wooden truncheon for protection. “I’d gone from having this little bit of wood, to being dressed up in SWAT team kit, armed to the [...]
The hugely influential annual CNN Hot List of the world’s must see destinations has been announced – and we’re on it! The list, compiled by leading travel and tourism experts, looks at holiday hotspots around the globe, and predicts where the biggest tourism draws are likely to be over the next 12 months. Of us, [...]
Ah, early January. The big gigs haven’t stared, Panto still clings onto our theatre stages. What to do to keep the January blues away? Well, there are a few things we could suggest… WEBSITE: Gravity Glue (main pic) AKA the man who hypnotises rocks, coaxes them into submission, to create gravity defying, teetering totems of [...]
So, that was 2012. A year of sporting prowess, presidential re-elections and, er, Nick Grimshaw (memory was never our strong suit). But before Jools Holland starts fingering away in the middle of the night, what about stuff around here? It was a busy old year for SevenStreets (y’know, the usual, failed legal threats, brilliant theatre, [...]
My God. It’s full of stars. Well, it is if you get yourself out of the glare of downtown. And, last week, wasn’t the moon looking amazing? It’s on the wane now, but there’s still the perplexing matter of that bright star in the east, beckoning us to follow it. Save your Ugg leather. You’d [...]
With apologies to Belinda Carlisle, heaven is not a place on Earth, but hell is. I was once told that, in the Mersey Maritime Museum, you were welcomed by LCD screens showing a video loop. This doesn’t sound so bad, just the sort of thing cooked up by your typical creative advertising goons in their [...]
Electing unwanted officials on miniscule turnouts is supposed to enhance the democratic process. Instead it’s showing us how broken the whole system is.
A powerful council meeting shows the astonishing depth of feeling Liverpool harbours towards those responsible for smearing Hillsborough families – and the city – 23 years on.
Interested in the shape of cities to come? Add your voice to ENGAGE: a series of debates inviting some of the world’s leading figures on urban design to our city, to discuss urban design and the future of the modern metropolis. Canadian architect and academic Trevor Boddy will be the first speaker in a series [...]
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