West Derby school open cafe to help their students with special needs gain key work experience

By Megan Stringer A school in West Derby has opened a cafe ran by students with special needs, to encourage them to acquire skills which will help them gain key work experience to help with employment in the future. The cafe aims to break down barriers about people with special needs, and to make people realise everyone has a role in the workplace, regardless of … Continue reading West Derby school open cafe to help their students with special needs gain key work experience

30 operations – Emma’s story

By Hannah Martin, This article & video contain graphic images. Research shows the average Briton will under-go two surgeries in their life. This hasn’t been the case for Emma who’s endured 30 surgeries, 20 years of rehabilitation and 10 years bed-bound. At the age of seven, Emma was in a car accident, nearly loosing her life. After weeks in intensive care at Great Ormond Street … Continue reading 30 operations – Emma’s story

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

What Next for Liverpool’s Sex Workers?

By Hannah Martin, It’s been two years since the BBC documentary, Four Pounds For Sex revealed Liverpool as the second cheapest place to buy sex in the UK after London. After the documentary aired, there was a lot of media attention and people wanted to know how the situation was going to progress. Since the big headlines faded away in 2017, there hasn’t been much … Continue reading What Next for Liverpool’s Sex Workers?

Junkyard Golf Club has landed in Liverpool

By Olivia Wagg The highly anticipated Junkyard Golf Club has arrived in Liverpool. Following on from its major success in London, Manchester and Leeds. Crazy golf brand junkyard golf has officially launched inside Liverpool One. The venue will now be home to three 9-hole themed golf courses all constructed from reclaimed junk. Scrap yard slides, wrecked car parts and jungle bathtubs are all apart of … Continue reading Junkyard Golf Club has landed in Liverpool

Liverpool’s youth strike for climate action tomorrow

By Hannah Martin, Young people in Liverpool are set to strike for the second time over the government’s climate change policies. A second Youth Strike 4 Climate is set to take place Friday 15th March – four weeks after the first UK-wide #fridaysforfuture brought thousands of students out of schools and on to the streets. Young people from more than 40 countries together to join … Continue reading Liverpool’s youth strike for climate action tomorrow

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

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”

Merseyrail station band get a new platform

By Olivia Wagg  Liverpool’s very own Merseyrail Sound Station has featured as part of the fringe events at the BBC Radio 6 Music’s festival. The festival will be a great opportunity for local acts such as ‘PALE RIDER’ to showcase new material and represent the city in March. Merseyrail sound station is a development scheme developed by Merseyrail and Bido Lito. Their aim is to … Continue reading Merseyrail station band get a new platform

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?