By Hannah Martin, The cafe, on Holt Road, had around 40 customers at the time police raided the premises on Saturday (March 30). Witnesses of the raid said they’d seen multiple Matrix vans at the scene with numerous people fleeing the area. Brian, 46, a local tradesman who lives behind the now closed cafe said: “We’d seen Matrix vans and then all of a sudden … Continue reading Breaking news – Video of raided Liverpool cannabis cafe
by Harriet Morphy-Morris
The illegal dumping of rubbish and old furniture is becoming a major problem for the residents of Kensington.
Residential streets are being blighted with old sofas, rotten wood and tyres. Continue reading Residents say Kensington streets plagued by fly-tipping
By Hannah Martin, It’s been three years since BBC’s Four Pounds for Sex highlighted the impacts of Liverpool’s ‘Red Light District’. The programme labelled Kensington’s Sheil Road area as one of the cheapest places to buy sex in the UK, and was also home to one of the highest rates of organised crime in the city. Since then, police and local council have put efforts … Continue reading Where Are Liverpool’s Sex Workers Now? A Mersey Mash Investigation
By Megan Stringer Known locally as ‘Kenny’, Kensington is very different to its London namesake. Described by many as one of the most deprived areas in Liverpool, the area is home to around 15,377 people, according to the 2011 Census. Kensington is known for being a student hot spot, with many of the houses being occupied by students from Liverpool’s three Universities. However, Kensington is … Continue reading Kensington Factfile – is it more than a student hot spot?
One would never guess what is behind the St Anne’s Church doors in Kensington. Asylum Link Merseyside is a busy charity working to help asylum seekers and refugees integrating British society. Francesco Guerritore and Maelle Fontaine found out more. Continue reading Kensington’s hidden refugee charity
By Olivia Wagg
Kensington residents were left confused after a community area was demolished without warning.
The site was dug up as part of major resurfacing in the area, however Liverpool City Council has since apologised for not letting people know about the work. Continue reading Liverpool City Council improves treasured Kensington green space
By Faye Wasilowski
Some of Liverpool’s most vulnerable people are living in shocking conditions across Merseyside, including the Kensington area.
Many homes affected are those owned by non-for-profit housing association organisations. Continue reading Poor social housing hits vulnerable people in Kensington
By Reanna Smith
Roadworks taking place in Kensington will last until autumn, according to Liverpool City Council.
Works began on February 18 and will take place between Low Hill and Laurel Road. Continue reading Major roadworks for “crumbling” road in Kensington to last until autumn