Drivers from Liverpool city region will be paying a £1 to use Mersey tunnels from April 1, the city’s transport committee has agreed.
The proposal was first tabled two years ago by Liverpool Mayor Steven Rotheram as part of his election manifesto to help people within the boundaries of the city. Continue reading Mersey tunnel toll to drop to £1 for Liverpool city residents
By Harriet Morphy-Morris The number of homeless people in Liverpool has fallen by more than half in the past year. According to official government figures, which were released this morning, the statistics from the annual rough sleeper count revealed a 53% drop. Liverpool City Council invested £11m in supporting those at the risk of homelessness and currently fund 750 temporary bedspaces accross the city. The … Continue reading Liverpool Council’s fight to reduce the number of rough sleepers
By Sarah Almond LIPA students have celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ last ever-public performance. The group paid homage to the band’s famous Apple HQ rooftop performance in 1969, by playing their own renditions of classic Beatles’ songs on the Starbucks rooftop in Liverpool One. The set list included songs such as ‘Yesterday’, ‘Penny Lane’, and ‘Let It Be’. Shoppers stopped in their tracks … Continue reading LIPA Re-enact The Beatles Apple HQ Performance
By Demi Williams For the fourth year running, Comic Con will return to Liverpool! After the success from last year, the Exhibition Centre will be hosting the event again, with a list of high profile guests and celebrities who have been confirmed. Full sized props, Q&A sessions, a retro arcade selection and booths for all Sci-fi, comic book and anime fans will also be present. … Continue reading The Return of Comic Con
By Olivia Wagg
Bosses at Patisserie Valerie have released a full list of stores to be axed in the first wave of closures since it went into administration.
Liverpool and Southport are among 70 cafés which will be closed immediately – placing thousands of jobs at risk. Continue reading Three Patisserie Valerie stores on Merseyside to close, owners confirm
After the government has announced fresh plans to tackle rising knife crime, Mersey Mash looks into the worrying statistics behind this violent epidemic. Daniel Williams reports. Continue reading Blood on Liverpool’s Streets: the shocking rise in knife crime on Merseyside
By Maelle Fontaine
Merseyside Road Safety Partnership (MRSP) has launched a trial scheme to reduce tragedies across Merseyside’s road network.
As part of speed awareness month, 13 new locations across Sefton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Wirral and St Helens have been equipped with “speed on green” cameras. Continue reading New “speed on green” cameras set up to cut road tragedies in Merseyside
By Jose Ruiz
The controversial movie Detainment has been in the news for its nomination in this year’s Oscars.
It is a true story based on interview transcripts and records with James Bulger’s killers in 1993. The case shocked the world. Continue reading Anger in Liverpool as James Bulger movie petition grows to 200,000
By Reanna Smith
The Knife Angel that has been on display at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral since November is leaving the city today (January 31).
The 27-foot sculpture was created by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork’s Centre in Shropshire, and is made of over 100,000 confiscated knives. It aims to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime on people’s lives. Continue reading Knife Angel bids farewell to Liverpool – but what was its impact?