Writing on the Wall achieves financial boost for Year of Writing

A raft of new events will take place as part of Liverpool’s Year of Writing (LYOW) thanks to a funding boost. Literacy events, workshops, a writing bus and writer’s boot camp will be just some of the activities for adults and children, all designed to improve literacy in the city and inspire through creativity. The […]

Footprints and football to mark Refugee Week in St Helens Borough

St Helens Borough Council is marking national Refugee Week (14-20 June) with a programme of inclusive events arranged by its dedicated Resettlement Service, celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary here. The week launches with a local tribute to the campaign’s theme for this year – ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’. […]

BLOG: “I would love my experiences to have a positive outcome”.

On a day when the world is remembering George Floyd and the pain, protest and progress which has been made a year on from his death, Liverpool resident Jordan reflects honestly and openly on his experience as a mixed-race man living and working in the city. In it, he holds the private sector to account […]

Statement on the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh

Leader of the Council Sir Richard Leese responds to the announcement that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died this morning. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Prince Philip has been a major national figure for more than seven decades and, as the longest-serving consort to a British monarch, a source of companionship and support for the Queen […]

Tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Liverpool is sending its condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, following the sad death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh visited Liverpool many times as consort to the Sovereign, most recently in 2016, when the Royal couple attended the International Festival of Business and opened both the new Exhibition Centre and […]

New SEND strategy puts young people at the heart of plans

A new strategy which sets out plans to support young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs) has been approved by councillors. A Life of Equal Chances sets out a partnership approach to making sure that young people with SEND get the right help over the next four years. It was created using the feedback from […]

One-year on

This time last year the UK went into its first national lockdown following a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19. The stay-at-home order put a ban on all non-essential travel and prevented close contact with other people outside the immediate household. The Coronavirus Act 2020 was rapidly brought in to help police forces enforce the regulations and […]

BLOG: Looking back on a year since lockdown

It has been a year since Liverpool entered lockdown for the first time – Director of Public Health Matthew Ashton reflects on 12 months of dealing with the worst pandemic in a century. If we have to start anywhere when writing about the last 12 months, it has to be thinking about the 1,300 people […]

This Is Not What It Was Meant to Be by Dorcas Seb

2020 cancelled20’s a shamblesFor the 20’sAnd the Gen Z’sWhere the 4 walls have become my new friendsWhere the 4 walls know me more than my real friendsWhere screens have become the fourth walls, like FacebookI, like Beech treeHave longed for the nature of nurture longing for my branches to reach out ,Embrace a neighbourThese branches […]