Liverpool Film Office launches Film Fund in UK First

2nd April 2019 | By Sam Martin

A brand new film and TV fund is being launched to attract more productions to Liverpool City Region (LCR), create jobs and boost the local economy. In a UK first for a combined authority, and the first local authority supported fund in the UK for six years – the LCR Production Fund has been created … Continued..

River Festival Liverpool Returns!

22nd March 2019 | By Sam Martin

The popular River Festival Liverpool is back in June and a huge 23ft replica of the earth will be one of the event highlights. Located in Britain’s biggest cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, the artwork called ‘Gaia’ (meaning the personification of the earth), will hang majestically in the Grade I listed building and features accurate and detailed … Continued..

Merseyside must ‘work harder’ to grow economy, says head of MIPIM delegation

1st March 2019 | By Sam Martin

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram will head the city’s biggest-ever private sector mission to the global expo in Cannes in March. A record 42 public sector partners will join the Liverpool delegation to MIPIM, one of the world’s biggest annual property and investment expos, taking place in Cannes in … Continued..

Nearly £10 million cash boost to bring hundreds of homes to Festival Gardens

| By Sam Martin

Up to 1500 family homes will be built at the Festival Gardens in Liverpool thanks to a multi-million pound funding boost from Homes England, the agency announced today (February 28). The Government’s housing accelerator – which brings experts and funding to areas to tackle the housing crisis – will give a grant of £9.9 million … Continued..

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2019 is coming to Liverpool

28th February 2019 | By Sam Martin

Liverpool will be the host city for the 6 Music Festival 2019, taking place in venues across the city from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March. Lauren Laverne announced the details and full line-up today on the BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast Show. BBC 6 Music are bringing their alternative music festival from Friday 29 … Continued..

Michelle Melia of Radisson Blu shares journey with a global brand in Liverpool

15th February 2019 | By Diarmid Mackinnon

Liverpool is a city which is constantly growing, whether it’s a new local business or an international hotel chain expanding their portfolio in the city. With the news that Radisson RED – a lifestyle brand for the millennial mindset who are selective in their locations  – is coming to Liverpool’s Lime St, we spoke to Michelle … Continued..

£47m city centre highways revamp begins

13th February 2019 | By Sam Martin

First package of works for Liverpool City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) begins. A far-reaching multi-million pound scheme to make Liverpool city centre easier to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists has started. Liverpool City Council has instructed contractors GRAHAM to undertake the first package of works for the £47m Liverpool City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) scheme, which … Continued..

Community Foundation for Merseyside announced as 2019 charity partner for Mayoral Club

6th February 2019 | By Sam Martin

This year, the Community Foundation for Merseyside is partnering with Liverpool’s Mayoral Club to raise vital funds for the Merseyside Women’s Fund. The Mayoral Club was set up in 2014 by Mayor Joe Anderson OBE, to forge local, national and international relationships between Liverpool’s stakeholders, Northern Powerhouse businesses and organisations. A key aim for the … Continued..

Culture delivers massive boost for city

21st January 2019 | By Sam Martin

LIVERPOOL’S programme of events to mark ten years since the city was European Capital of Culture, attracted more than 2.2 million visitors to the city and boosted the local economy by a whopping £85m – QUADRUPLING the 2017 figure. A special End of Year Report into Liverpool’s 2018 cultural activities will be presented to the … Continued..

Footfall up for Liverpool’s high street – representing three years of consecutive growth

14th January 2019 | By Sam Martin

Despite a national slump, Liverpool’s high street is bucking trends, with footfall in 2018 up by 2.4% on the previous year, representing three years of consecutive growth. Liverpool BID Company, which represents and champions the voice of retailers in the city and who compiled the figures, believe the diverse and evolving nature of the city’s … Continued..