Women in alternative music – Create your own scene

By Danielle Wilson “If you’re not part of a scene, you create a scene.” – Natalie Papa With the alternative music industry growing over the last three decades, you’d expect to see as many female artists dominating the scene as there are male, but why don’t we? Joan Jett resiliently spent over ten years to make her mark in music. When she did, she helped … Continue reading Women in alternative music – Create your own scene

Single use plastics on the Wirral – are they any closer to being banned?

Back in December 2017, Wirral Council hoped to be the first local authority to ban single use plastics in Merseyside. Have the council pursued this goal, and if so, where are they now? Mersey Mash reporter, Danielle Wilson investigates. The world has become a lot more environmentally aware over the past year, with multiple countries battling against the rising amount of pollution in our oceans. … Continue reading Single use plastics on the Wirral – are they any closer to being banned?

The battle to save a much loved country park continues – as Rimrose Valley Campaign Group make it to Westminster. What happens now?

By Jose Ruiz Highways England announced plans in 2017 to build a dual carriageway through Rimrose Valley country park down to the Port of Liverpool. When an alternative route was not presented, Sefton Council took action and in October 2018, a case was taken to Manchester’s High Court. The decision went in favor of Highways England. The last time Rimrose Valley country park made it into … Continue reading The battle to save a much loved country park continues – as Rimrose Valley Campaign Group make it to Westminster. What happens now?

How the Giants impacted Liverpool – and can any other events top them?

By Megan Stringer It was 2006 when Culture Liverpool began talks with French street theatre company Royal de Luxe to bring the Giants Spectacular Showcase to Liverpool. Finally, in 2012, their wish came true. Since then, they have been prominent figures in Liverpool since 2012, and have held exceptional performances around the city three times. Last October, we finally said goodbye to the showcase as founder, Jean-Luc Courcoult, explained that … Continue reading How the Giants impacted Liverpool – and can any other events top them?

Revolutionary 5G testing in Liverpool and its potentially deadly effects

By Reanna Smith Liverpool is one of the first places in the world to be testing 5G with a variety of trials already underway across the city. Last year the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Consortium were awarded £3.5 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to take part in their 5G Testbeds and Trials programme. The objective is to improve health and … Continue reading Revolutionary 5G testing in Liverpool and its potentially deadly effects

Loneliness this Valentine’s Day

By Mary Slowey With Valentine’s Day here, thousands of couples across the nation check in to hotels, attend dinner reservations or cuddle up at home, whilst singletons meet up with friends to embrace their single status. However what does Valentine’s Day mean for those not in a relationship and who simply don’t have friends to meet up with? February 14th, along with the build up … Continue reading Loneliness this Valentine’s Day