Breaking news – Video of raided Liverpool cannabis cafe

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

Where Are Liverpool’s Sex Workers Now? A Mersey Mash Investigation

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

Kensington Factfile – is it more than a student hot spot?

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?