Thousands of new homes planned for Liverpool.

By Faye Wasilowski. More than twenty thousand homes are set to be built in Liverpool City Centre, with some plans already underway. Architect Adam Hall speaking at the Mipim Property Festival in Cannes earlier this year, used some of his firms CGI’s to show his ambitions for transforming the city centre. Three sets of towers situated on Prince’s Doc are just some of the new … Continue reading Thousands of new homes planned for Liverpool.

Uncertain future for the oldest black community in Europe.

By Faye Wasilowski.  The future of an African Caribbean community centre in Toxteth is an uncertain one, since Council funding terminated in 2012, and plans for new housing on the plot are have been discussed.   Completed in 1976, the centre was officially opened by the Bishop of Liverpool, the right Reverend David Sheppard. Since then, it has been left to deteriorate, after its official … Continue reading Uncertain future for the oldest black community in Europe.

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

Street art brings life to Toxeth

By Jose Ruiz Walking through Toxteth, it’s not hard to come across derelict houses, and although certain locations look like something out of a war movie, it’s very easy to stumble upon colourful art murals that bring life to the surroundings. The community, deciding to add character to the area has turned a street of abandoned houses into a work of art. Just a few … Continue reading Street art brings life to Toxeth

The Liverpool based charity helping families learn about autism

By Jose Ruiz Based in Liverpool, the Isabella Trust focuses on providing families and carers with the support and knowledge they need when taking care of children with autistic spectrum condition (ASC) and sensory processing difficulties (SPD). Liverpool’s Taco Bell store, which is situated on Bold Street, recently collaborated with the trust to help raise money for the charity, and raise awareness around the matter. … Continue reading The Liverpool based charity helping families learn about autism

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

Bongos Bingo- What is all the fuss about?

Johnny Bongo is the creative genius behind the whacky bingo night we all know and love ‘bongos bingo’. Starting as a pub quiz night in Liverpool it quickly took off and is now an internationally renowned event. With events in over 42 cities including Dubai and Australia It is not uncommon for 3 generations to be at one of the events showing just how appealing … Continue reading Bongos Bingo- What is all the fuss about?

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