Scottie Press: A Liverpool Institution

Celebrating 47 years and counting of independent local news and opinions Yesterday morning I spent  a couple of hugely enjoyable hours in the office of, arguably, Liverpool’s most opinionated newspaper, talking about? ‘The power of local news in communities and the role Scottie Press has in the regeneration of north Liverpool’ Well so the paper’s […]

Walking with Municipal Dreams

From LFC to Eldon Grove, talking history, housing and the beauty of hills. I’m on my way to meet John Boughton, renowned blogger as ‘Municipal Dreams’ and his partner Michele Grant, to go walking. They live in London and have done for many years, but Michele grew up here in Liverpool. And all suspecting that as […]

In North Liverpool: At Rotunda

When I told a friend I’d been to Rotunda he’d never heard of them. “What is it?” he said “What do they do?” I took a deep breath and said roughly this: “Basically they’re a community led place that’s there to improvise whatever help’s needed around whoever comes through their Kirkdale door. Alternative education for […]

No photos?

Are our public places being made private by stealth? One of them is acting like it has. It’s been the ‘new’ Greatie since it was moved into its compund a year ago. I came to visit on its opening day. Today will turn out to be my final visit here. You’ll find out why soon. Noticing in […]

In Everton: The New Precinct

These are the end days for the new precinct. Born in the 1960s, in the ‘city of change and challenge’ the new precinct on Great Homer Street is almost ready to leave us now. The second time in my lifetime there’s been a ‘new precinct’ built here. On Great Homer Street. The street of Homer, the […]

Inspecting Liverpool, part two

So, continuing my Sunday walk this week. It’s a beautiful, sunny day. And having walked to the Bold Street Festival, through Granby, Canning and down the hill from Hope Street, now I’m outside St George’s Hall. I get off at Walton Lane and walk along Bullens Road to the first place I want to see. […]