Liverpool City Region is open for business during major upgrade to Lime Street station

Passengers are being reassured that the Liverpool City Region will remain ‘open for business’ when the first phase of a major transformation of Liverpool Lime Street kicks off next month. Work will take place at the station between 30 September and 22 October in the biggest upgrade the station has seen since the 19th Century. The … Read more

Black British sailors exhibition

Merseyside Maritime Museum reveals 500 years of Black British seafaring Black Salt: Britain’s Black Sailors reveals the contribution Black seafarers have made to some of the most significant maritime events of the past 500 years. The exhibition opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday 29 September 2017. The exhibition is based on the book Black Salt: Seafarers of … Read more

Slavery Remembrance Day 2017

Dr Gee Walker to deliver Slavery Remembrance Lecture on 22 August Dr Gee Walker campaigner, educator and founder of the Anthony Walker Foundation, will deliver the Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture at this year’s Slavery Remembrance commemorations, which also marks 10 years since the opening of the International Slavery Museum. In July 2005, Gee’s son … Read more

Liverpool City Region secures £3.5m for innovative employment programme

A new innovative programme to help people into work has secured £3.5m of funding from the Department for Work and Pensions. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured the funding to support households across the City Region where more than one adult is unemployed and in receipt of benefits. The Households into Work programme … Read more

Call for more funding for domestic abuse support

Local Government minister Lord Bourne has been lobbied by over the need for increased funding to tackle domestic abuse in Merseyside. Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wirral have received Government funding for a pilot project to offer a specialist accommodation based support package to families fleeing domestic abuse, rather than having to go to a refuge. … Read more

Birmingham and Liverpool through to final phase of assessment process for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Both cities to undertake further work ahead of decision if UK will put forward a formal bid Birmingham and Liverpool have both passed the preliminary assessment phase in the UK city selection process for a potential 2022 Commonwealth Games bid, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has announced today. Both cities have been the subject of inspection visits … Read more