Down by the North Docks: Liverpool

Some will call them Ten Streets but with me that hasn’t taken That’s marketing talk from another place by people who can’t count To me this is the North Docks, the gates where we came in The generations before me who lived and dreamed round here. Who worked the warehouses, queued at the gates and […]

Liverpool: City of Sanctuary

Today, Saturday there was a special City of Sanctuary event in Liverpool. I was there all day, live blogging to encourage people to come down. And loads did, For a special and welcoming reason. “City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from […]

On Lodge Lane: The L8 Superstore

A post from just before Christmas 2014. Now in May 2015 comes the news that Lodge Lane’s L8 Superstore has won the BBC’s Food and Farming Awards for 2015 as ‘Food Retailer of the Year.’ The BBC used these photos of mine in a film they put together for the Awards show. Well done L8! As the joint and malign forces […]