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UNESCO’s voice to be “heard publicly in Liverpool for the first time” image

UNESCO’s voice to be “heard publicly in Liverpool for the first time”

Local social enterprise will bring three UNESCO officials to the city for free seminar series in autumn 2017.

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World Heritage plan to be approved image

World Heritage plan to be approved

The state of conservation of Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site (WHS) is at its best for decades, according to a new report.

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World Heritage Day launch of Engage Report to World Heritage Watch NGO Forum Krakow image

World Heritage Day launch of Engage Report to World Heritage Watch NGO Forum Krakow

Engage was invited to submit a report to the  2017 World Heritage Watch NGO Forum to be held in Krakow at the same time as the World Heritage Committee meets to decide upon the future of Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Mersey Bar Lightship Planet SOLD by Canal & River Trust image

Mersey Bar Lightship Planet SOLD by Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust North West Manager, that C&RT has finally sold the Mersey Bar light vessel Planet, after seizing it in lieu of £10,000 unpaid mooring debts over four years at Canning Dock, Strand, Liverpool.

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Everton FC's Farhad Moshiri BUYS the Royal Liver Building image

Everton FC's Farhad Moshiri BUYS the Royal Liver Building

Billionaire now joint owner of world famous Liverpool landmark and its Liver Birds

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Southport Pier's £3m revamp to create almost 130 jobs image

Southport Pier's £3m revamp to create almost 130 jobs

New shops, cafes and stairs down to the beach among the plans

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Work underway on new £7 million food hub image

Work underway on new £7 million food hub

Work is underway on a new £7 million food hub to house Liverpool’s fruit, vegetable and flower market in Gillmoss.

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Greening our Towns  and City Centres image

Greening our Towns and City Centres

MCS meeting on 21st February considered the topic of 'Greening our Towns and our City Centres'

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New Everton stadium will be ‘powerful statement of intent’ image

New Everton stadium will be ‘powerful statement of intent’

A key stage in Everton FC’s proposed move to Bramley Moore Dock approved

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The last call for free stalls at the History Show St Georges Hall 29th 30th April image

The last call for free stalls at the History Show St Georges Hall 29th 30th April

Would you like to exhibit ~ FREE OF CHARGE?

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RIBA tries again with North centre opening image

RIBA tries again with North centre opening

The RIBA has set a date of 17 June to open.

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New Operator for Croxteth Hall and Country Park? image

New Operator for Croxteth Hall and Country Park?

City Council to procure a new operator for Croxteth Hall and Country Park

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Northern Flowerhouse: the seed has been sown image

Northern Flowerhouse: the seed has been sown

Landlife was a small NGO based on the fringes in Liverpool, which established the National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley in 2000.

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£1 BILLION plan to transform Birkenhead and Wirral image

£1 BILLION plan to transform Birkenhead and Wirral

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Home Bargains Speke megastore approved image

Home Bargains Speke megastore approved

A large Home Bargains and garden centre has been approved by Liverpool City Council

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MIPIM | Everton stadium dock move ‘happening and real’, says mayor image

MIPIM | Everton stadium dock move ‘happening and real’, says mayor

Everton stadium dock move ‘happening and real’, says mayor

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City seeking 'cultural garden' development partner image

City seeking 'cultural garden' development partner

Liverpool City Council has announced it is seeking a development partner to create “a cultural garden suburb” on the banks of the River Mersey. 

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Very Cross – The Mersey image

Very Cross – The Mersey

As Monday morning kicks into life there is anguish and confusion both at the stations and on social media about the strike action that RMT union are undertaking on Merseyrail today.

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DOOs/DONTs image

DOOs/DONTs

Monday sees action by RMT Union in protest of northern trains’ prospective plans to introduce driver-only-operated trains by 2020.

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Soccerbus could be AXED under major shake-up of Liverpool bus routes image

Soccerbus could be AXED under major shake-up of Liverpool bus routes

Find out here if your service is set to be withdrawn as a huge revamp of the bus service is set to be implemented

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Underground train could go from Liverpool to Manchester in SEVEN minutes image

Underground train could go from Liverpool to Manchester in SEVEN minutes

Transport bosses considering plans for underground Maglev system

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Liverpool's £200m New Chinatown scheme set to be sold image

Liverpool's £200m New Chinatown scheme set to be sold

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DIY City image

DIY City

The DIY City Project was launched in 2009 at a time when the economic crash and austerity measures really began to bite.

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Dementia and Town Planning image

Dementia and Town Planning

Creating better environments for people living with dementia

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Historic hotel under threat of CPO image

Historic hotel under threat of CPO

Liverpool’s Adelphi hotel – one of the largest properties in Britannia Hotels’ 52-strong portfolio – could be compulsory purchased by the city council.

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ECHO investigation: What is happening at £160m Central Village development? image

ECHO investigation: What is happening at £160m Central Village development?

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‘A rotting mess’ – the sad fate of Hodder’s National Wildflower Centre image

‘A rotting mess’ – the sad fate of Hodder’s National Wildflower Centre

The National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley is a sad, rotting mess. Hodder and Partners’ tragically decomposing 160m-long visitor centre at the heart of a larger complex in Court Hey Park, east of Liverpool city centre, is less than two decades old.

 

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The Wall of Trump ? image

The Wall of Trump ?

Why have the council put fences up around city centre spot popular with rough sleepers?
Council explains decision for fencing at Mount Pleasant Car park

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Plotting a Course for Maritime Heritage image

Plotting a Course for Maritime Heritage

A short Blog from Steven Jones.

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Huge combine harvester drives through Liverpool city centre image

Huge combine harvester drives through Liverpool city centre

The giant piece of farm machinery was taken to the Liver Building by a former manager at the Huyton attraction, which closed in January .

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D-day approaching for controversial Harthill housing plan image

D-day approaching for controversial Harthill housing plan

Campaigners say the 51-home application is actually on part of Calderstones Park - something the council denies

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To List or Not to List? image

To List or Not to List?

Two years have now passed since a special piece of Liverpool was granted an extra layer of protection in the planning world. In 2015 the former Midland Bank was granted Grade II status by Historic England

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Liverpool picks projects for first SIF allocations image

Liverpool picks projects for first SIF allocations

Forty three projects are to go on to the next stage of assessment in their bids to win funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Single Investment Fund.

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Here's what's happening at Liverpool landmark Chancery House image

Here's what's happening at Liverpool landmark Chancery House

Work almost complete at red-brick building by Liveprool ONE bus station

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Mersey megaprojects - stunning pictures of our iconic landmarks being built image

Mersey megaprojects - stunning pictures of our iconic landmarks being built

Massive building schemes from the Mersey tunnels to the Royal Liver Building

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The tall towers that could change Liverpool's skyline image

The tall towers that could change Liverpool's skyline

City estate agent hails rise in number of high-rises - but what could it mean for our World Heritage status?

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UNESCO funding boost for Liverpool image

UNESCO funding boost for Liverpool

Liverpool is to receive a cash boost after becoming the only ‘Heritage Role Model’ city in the UK – and one of just 10 in the world.

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New homes for rough sleepers pledge from Metro Mayor candidate image

New homes for rough sleepers pledge from Metro Mayor candidate

The Labour party want 35 homes for the homeless in Merseyside

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£47m boost for massive Liverpool Knowledge Quarter plans image

£47m boost for massive Liverpool Knowledge Quarter plans

Building giant to start work turning old high school site into complex that could house thousands of jobs

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City centre office block to be converted into major hotel image

City centre office block to be converted into major hotel

A city centre office block is set to be converted to an aparthotel after £16m loan was granted.

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New January Merseyside Civic Society Newsletter available for download image

New January Merseyside Civic Society Newsletter available for download

The January edition of the Merseyside Civic Society’s newsletter is available for download.

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Business as usual for Court Hey Park image

Business as usual for Court Hey Park

Following news about the closure of the National Wildflower Centre by its board of trustees, Knowsley Council is reassuring residents that the park where the centre was based remains open as usual.

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Has the National Wildflower Centre closed already? image

Has the National Wildflower Centre closed already?

This morning the centre is closed permanently

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Leafy Victoria St car park flattened for multi storey image

Leafy Victoria St car park flattened for multi storey

You may have heard about the planning application to replace the current, ground based Victoria Street Car Park with a large multi-storey car park

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What's actually happening at Liverpool Waters? image

What's actually happening at Liverpool Waters?

Liverpool Waters is the city’s single biggest regeneration scheme – so what’s happened at the site in the decade since it was launched?

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Here's how Liverpool Lime Street Station could look with two new platforms image

Here's how Liverpool Lime Street Station could look with two new platforms

Station upgrade set to be completed in 2018 will increase capacity and allow for longer trains

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Local builders should win local building contracts image

Local builders should win local building contracts

New forum aims to ensure local firms benefit from Wirral building projects

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Cross-river commuters face fresh misery as Stagecoach bus drivers vote to go on strike image

Cross-river commuters face fresh misery as Stagecoach bus drivers vote to go on strike

Industrial action will coincide with Wirral loop line closure

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Developer of massive Pall Mall scheme wants to make it even bigger image

Developer of massive Pall Mall scheme wants to make it even bigger

North Point Global applies to add flats to scheme that is already under way to the north of the city centre

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Stunning new plans for £250m triple towers in Liverpool image

Stunning new plans for £250m triple towers in Liverpool

high and would be city's third-tallest building

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THIS is how the Alder Hey Hospital site could look if plans are approved image

THIS is how the Alder Hey Hospital site could look if plans are approved

Planning application for new parkland around the hospital to be made public today

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Planet could be coming home to Liverpool image

Planet could be coming home to Liverpool

Controversial sale of Mersey bar lightship put on hold

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Redrow plans for Allerton Priory thrown out by councillors image

Redrow plans for Allerton Priory thrown out by councillors

Building company may appeal as they try to put 160 homes on south Liverpool green space

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Hardman House to be replaced by student block up to seven storeys high image

Hardman House to be replaced by student block up to seven storeys high

Another city centre building could be demolished to make way for student accommodation.

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Liverpool MP "deeply concerned" about sale of iconic Mersey lightship Planet image

Liverpool MP "deeply concerned" about sale of iconic Mersey lightship Planet

Liverpool MP "deeply concerned" about sale of iconic Mersey lightship Planet

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Mersey Rail Link Disruption image

Mersey Rail Link Disruption

The cross-river Merseyrail line and underground city centre loop line is to be closed for most of the first six months of 2017.

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Bluecoat to reveal 300 year history image

Bluecoat to reveal 300 year history

Merseyside civic society is delighted that Bluecoat received major funding from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to reveal 300-year history

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A Liverpool Architecture Biennial. image

A Liverpool Architecture Biennial.

Liverpool should host an architecture biennial.

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£11m transformation of the former ABC Cinema image

£11m transformation of the former ABC Cinema

Plans for an £11m transformation of the former ABC Cinema on Lime Street in Liverpool city centre are set to advance this wee

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Petition attracts over 900 signatures image

Petition attracts over 900 signatures

Petition attracts over 900 signatures to Bring former Mersey Bar light ship Planet to her Liverpool home port

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Major plans are afoot to enlarge the Knowledge Quarter image

Major plans are afoot to enlarge the Knowledge Quarter

City planning department is currently running a Public Consultation

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Civic Saturdays Event Programme Announced image

Civic Saturdays Event Programme Announced

Family fun, in interesting places around Merseyside. A good opportunity to meet people from around the area and discuss what you are thinking and doing nearer home.

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Petition launched in bid to bring Liverpool Mersey Bar lightship home image

Petition launched in bid to bring Liverpool Mersey Bar lightship home

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Merseyside Civic Society gets new leader image

Merseyside Civic Society gets new leader

MERSEYSIDE must demand a much higher standard of new architecture and design for the future in line with its renewed status as one of the UK’s most important areas for culture, 
commerce and industry, said Jean Grant, new chair of Merseyside Civic Society (MCS).

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Save the Planet image

Save the Planet

Liverpool Mersey Bar lightship advertised for sale for £100,000

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A message from our Outgoing Chair image

A message from our Outgoing Chair

After serving as MCS Chair for 16 years, it seemed to be timely to respect the constitution that was adopted a couple years ago and make this my last AGM as Chair. 

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Tributes pour in for Waterloo's Brenda Murray who was the 'rock' of her community image

Tributes pour in for Waterloo's Brenda Murray who was the 'rock' of her community

Brenda spent her life campaigning in Waterloo and Seaforth

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Demystification of Mental Health; Why mental health matters to us all image

Demystification of Mental Health; Why mental health matters to us all

Spirituality....includes our relationship with art and nature

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Merseyside Civic Society Pre-History Tour image

Merseyside Civic Society Pre-History Tour

Helen and Trevor Skempton take a look back at The Merseyside Civic Society Pre-History Tour on Saturday 11th June 2016 with Ron Cowell of National Museums Liverpool

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£3.9 Million awarded to our community by Heritage Lottery Fund image

£3.9 Million awarded to our community by Heritage Lottery Fund

Fantastic news: our Stage 2 HLF bid was successful! Their commitment of £3.9m, alongside match-funding already in place from Lister Steps and Liverpool City Council, now means the restoration and re-use of the Old Library will go ahead.

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Plans for a £100m John Moores University development at the former Royal Mail sorting office on Copperas Hill have been scrapped. image

Plans for a £100m John Moores University development at the former Royal Mail sorting office on Copperas Hill have been scrapped.

An email leaked to the ECHO today said huge rises in the cost of the Liverpool city centre development and changes to ‘the external environment’ meant the current plan has had to be abandoned.

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Controversial Liverpool demolition plans approved by councillors image

Controversial Liverpool demolition plans approved by councillors

Planners have approved controversial schemes to demolish two historic buildings in Liverpool.

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16-storey scheme at Herculaneum Quay backed by councillors - but planners insist it won't set a precedent for developers image

16-storey scheme at Herculaneum Quay backed by councillors - but planners insist it won't set a precedent for developers

16-storey scheme at Herculaneum Quay backed by councillors - but planners insist it won't set a precedent for developers

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Urgent Irish Centre repair plans get approved image

Urgent Irish Centre repair plans get approved

A top city councillor who had his wedding do at Liverpool’s historic Irish Centre has welcomed news that urgent works to save the building will soon begin.

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Neighbours battle plans for "monster" tower block that could leave their homes in shadow image

Neighbours battle plans for "monster" tower block that could leave their homes in shadow

Liverpool city centre residents are battling plans for a “monster” block of flats they say will tower over their homes and block out their sunshine.

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The Mersey Forest Autumn Newsletter image

The Mersey Forest Autumn Newsletter

MCS support Mersey Forest and their work on greening Merseyside

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Edge Hill station could get a new look image

Edge Hill station could get a new look

Ticket office plans revealed at historic city station

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Residents fear new blocks of flats will obscure views of historic landmarks - but planners say benefits outweigh harm image

Residents fear new blocks of flats will obscure views of historic landmarks - but planners say benefits outweigh harm

Residents fear new blocks of flats will obscure views of historic landmarks - but planners say benefits outweigh harm

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RSA Research, Networked Heritage image

RSA Research, Networked Heritage

Heritage is central to how places feel and function

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Former dock set for 11m apartments image

Former dock set for 11m apartments

Planners at Liverpool City Council have recommended that the project by Primesite Developments be given the go-ahead

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Historic Downtown Planning image

Historic Downtown Planning

Engage is consulting with people who live and work in Historic Downtown...

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Two new floors could be added to 1970s city landmark image

Two new floors could be added to 1970s city landmark

Ambitious plans for Water Street building set to be converted into apartments with a roof garden on top

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Building bonanza beckons as Sefton's Local Plan nears completion image

Building bonanza beckons as Sefton's Local Plan nears completion

More than 11,000 new homes to built across the borough

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Have your say on £1bn plan for massive Paddington Village development image

Have your say on £1bn plan for massive Paddington Village development

Plan would see former Archbishop Blanch school site in Liverpool transformed into high-tech hub with thousands of workers.

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African Caribbean Heritage Centre (ACHC) Liverpool image

African Caribbean Heritage Centre (ACHC) Liverpool

Consultation on Building proposalOctober 2016

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MCS at the Civic Voice Convention in Chester  image

MCS at the Civic Voice Convention in Chester

Workshops, and a range of interesting tours in the city's historic core

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Flaybrick Memorial Gardens image

Flaybrick Memorial Gardens

New hope for the future of Flaybrick Memorial Gardens

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Liverpool Lime Street building work will start before end of the year image

Liverpool Lime Street building work will start before end of the year

Hundreds of Student flats to be built.

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Controversial £45m traffic plans for Liverpool image

Controversial £45m traffic plans for Liverpool

Have your say on council's controversial £45m traffic plans for Liverpool...

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Work on new Paddington station in Liverpool image

Work on new Paddington station in Liverpool

Work on new Paddington station in Liverpool could start within five years

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Liverpool Local Plan Presentation image

Liverpool Local Plan Presentation

At an interesting meeting at the Quaker’s Meeting House Mike Eccles...

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Reclaiming The City Seminars image

Reclaiming The City Seminars

Book your tickets for Seminar Three!

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Save Britain's Heritage image

Save Britain's Heritage

Liverpool City Council has approved proposals for a 22-storey tower...

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Liverpool Local Plan (1st Draft) Consultation image

Liverpool Local Plan (1st Draft) Consultation

At an interesting meeting at the Quaker’s Meeting House Mike Eccles explained the process...

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Locality member spotlight: Giroscope and Canopy image

Locality member spotlight: Giroscope and Canopy

Are you concerned about the availability of fairly priced, good quality housing in your area?

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Granby Four Streets – community-led regeneration image

Granby Four Streets – community-led regeneration

Local residents in Granby, Liverpool, took matters into their own hands...

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Community Economic Development 2016-17: Successful areas image

Community Economic Development 2016-17: Successful areas

View the full list of the the successful new and existing projects...

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Plans for extended St George's Plateau welcomed image

Plans for extended St George's Plateau welcomed

Jonathan Brown from Merseyside Civic Society interview with Liverpool Echo

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Priorities for the City Region image

Priorities for the City Region

The Society has responded to the consultation exercise carried out by the new Liverpool City Region Authority.

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Metro Mayor Candidate image

Metro Mayor Candidate

Steve Rotheram chosen as the Labour candidate for Mayor of Liverpool (‘Metro-Mayor’) City Region

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The future of the waterfront image

The future of the waterfront

We're delighted that Peel Holdings plan to bring life back to the area north of the Pier Head, but wish they would keep the public more informed.

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“Municipal Vandalism” at the Futurist image

“Municipal Vandalism” at the Futurist

Demolition of Futurist and forthcoming demolition of Victorian buildings in the area causes much concern.

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Wirral Council refused to recognise Birkenhead and Tranmere Neighbourhood Planning Forum image

Wirral Council refused to recognise Birkenhead and Tranmere Neighbourhood Planning Forum

News from Greg Vogitzis (Secretary of the Forum).

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Message from the Chair – September 2016 image

Message from the Chair – September 2016

Dr Peter Brown (MCS Chair)

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MCS: Call for Volunteers image

MCS: Call for Volunteers

Hon. Secretary, Hon. Membership Secretary and Programme & Events co-coordinator vacancies to fill.

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New MCS White Paper on Terraced Housing image

New MCS White Paper on Terraced Housing

‘the most sustainable and attractive option…’ - MCS on Terraced Housing in the Liverpool City Region. 

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