Eating Disorder Awareness Week highlights major issues with mental health services

By Catrin Whitehead The Prime Minister has criticised celebrity endorsement of diet suppressants during yesterday’s Prime Minister Question Time (PMQT), this follows rising numbers of people suffering from eating disorders. An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder according to Beat – a leading charity on the subject. Research has also shown that hospital admissions for eating disorders have … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week highlights major issues with mental health services

Churchill Way Flyovers to be demolished over safety fears

By Olivia Wagg The Churchill Way Flyovers will be demolished this summer. The statement was made following serious safety concerns last September. Since the first closure, engineers have been drilling into the structure to inspect the condition of the bridge. Now Liverpool Council has revealed that the repair for the Flyover would be too costly. To rebuild the bridge it would cost up to £60m … Continue reading Churchill Way Flyovers to be demolished over safety fears

Businesses slam plans for Liverpool Old Haymarket bus hub

Up to a 120 buses an hour – that is one of the reasons why the new bus hub approval by the Liverpool City Council has caused some controversy. This decision was approved by the council on Tuesday and it has caused outrage for the residents and local businesses situated in that area.  A narrow vote saw the plan being approved as a dozen of … Continue reading Businesses slam plans for Liverpool Old Haymarket bus hub

The X Factor tour comes to Liverpool – but without its Scouse star?

By Megan Stringer The X Factor tour tour is set to take over the M & S Bank Arena this Friday (March 1), with acts such as Scarlett Lee, Brendan Murray, Danny Tetley and winner Dalton Andre Harris performing. However fans of local Scouser Anthony Russell will be sad to hear that he has dropped out for ‘personal circumstances’. Many have speculated that the Liverpool … Continue reading The X Factor tour comes to Liverpool – but without its Scouse star?

Sean Cox attacker jailed

By Daniel Williams The Roma fan who brutally attacked Liverpool supporter Sean Cox and left him in a coma has been jailed for three and a half years. The Irishman was assaulted by Simone Mastrelli outside Anfield stadium during last year’s Champions League semi-final tie between Liverpool FC and AS Roma. The 53-year-old was left with a severe and traumatic brain injury that put him … Continue reading Sean Cox attacker jailed

“Game-changing” plans to boost Liverpool’s economy by 2022

By Sarah Almond Up to 1,500 new family homes will be built at the Festival Gardens in Liverpool. It comes courtesy of a multi-million pound fund from Homes England, where Liverpool City Council have been granted a cash injection of 9.9 million pounds to tackle the housing crisis in deprived areas. The grant comes from the Government’s 450 million pound Local Authority Accelerated Construction (LAAC) programme, … Continue reading “Game-changing” plans to boost Liverpool’s economy by 2022

Scouse Day : Liverpool “the city where everyone belongs”

By Maëlle Fontaine and Francesco Guerritore Today is Scouse Day and Liverpool is celebrating years of tradition and culture. The Homeless Games is a non-profit charity making the most of this day. They are out on the streets all day raising awareness on the importance of unity and community. Created by two ex-homeless friends, the organisation which uses sport to connect people who are socially excluded, is helping … Continue reading Scouse Day : Liverpool “the city where everyone belongs”

Launch of All-Women Photo Exhibition

By Demi Williams To mark 100 years since women achieved the right to vote, an all-female photography initiative have created portraits of the UK’s women MPs, shot exclusively by female photographers. These will be displayed in a free public exhibition called ‘209 Women’ at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery, which will launch tonight! ‘209 Women’ is a national artist-led project to celebrate the centenary of women’s … Continue reading Launch of All-Women Photo Exhibition

Everton vs Liverpool: Preview for huge clash at Goodison Park

By Ben Kelly TOFFEES LOOKING TO HALT REDS TITLE CHARGE THIS WEEKEND Liverpool will look to continue their push towards a first Premier League title in 29 years with a win in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park this weekend. With 10 games to go and top of the league by just a single point, there is no room for error for Jurgen Klopp’s side when … Continue reading Everton vs Liverpool: Preview for huge clash at Goodison Park