Liverpool Council LOSES Calderstones Park battle in High Court as campaigners score historic victory  Liverpool Echo

The High Court has handed out its judgement this morning.

This is why Liverpool Council was clearing away homeless tents in the city centre last night  Liverpool Echo

People were concerned about the authority's actions - so we asked for an explanation.

Liverpool City Council plans to hire 160 more staff in child social services  BBC News

The move comes in response to an Ofsted report last year which criticised social workers' caseloads.

Liverpool Council to hire 160 new staff in 'unprecedented' £8m investment  Liverpool Echo

The cash-strapped council is making the big decision to help vulnerable children in the city.

Liverpool 'tourist tax' needed to fund culture, council says  BBC News

A "tourist tax" on guest accommodation in Liverpool could help to pay for future cultural events in the city, the council says. Plans to add a £1 levy on hotel rooms ...

Revealed: The first class trips taken by Liverpool City Council officers  Liverpool Echo

Questions have been asked about why Liverpool Council has flown top officers around the world on First and Business class flights. In June, the ECHO reported ...

What does the future hold for Liverpool's Clayton Square?  Liverpool Echo

Shops are closing on key city centre route - but retail bosses stay positive.

Hundreds of Liverpool taxi and private hire drivers snared in city-wide crackdown  Liverpool Echo

More than 300 taxi and private hire drivers in Liverpool have been hit in a council and police safety crackdown over the past year. Some of the most serious rule ...

Booze, baubles and ukulele bands: The WEIRD ways Liverpool council spends your money  Liverpool Echo

Roads, schools and houses are some of the big things Liverpool council has to spend money on. And these big budget areas do take up most of the council's ...

Watchdog DOES NOTHING after Liverpool Council 'misled' the public over North Point Global banner  Liverpool Echo

A watchdog has decided to take no action against Liverpool City Council after it misled the public over its role in a controversial banner which said the Mayor ...

Former BBC and ITV News editor named director of comms at Liverpool City Council  Prolific North

A former programme editor of both BBC News and ITV's News at Ten has been named as the new director of communications at Liverpool City Council.

Extra £16 council tax fee for Liverpool City Region mayor  BBC News

An extra charge on this year's council tax bill has been proposed to pay for the Liverpool City Region's mayor. Householders will be charged an average of ...

Steve Rotheram is going to charge YOU a new 'Metro Mayor tax' - this is how much you will pay and why  Liverpool Echo

People across the entire Liverpool City Region will have to pay a new 'Metro Mayor tax' to help pay for Steve Rotheram, his team and what they want to do.

This Liverpool area could get 120 buses EVERY HOUR - despite businesses worrying it could 'kill' them  Liverpool Echo

An area of Liverpool city centre could see almost 1,700 buses pass through it every day - despite concerns from nearby businesses that it could ruin them.

Campaigners backed by The Mail on Sunday stop historic park being concreted over by luxury homes  Daily Mail

Campaigners backed by The Mail on Sunday are celebrating after the High Court blocked plans to build dozens of plush homes on a historic Liverpool park on ...

Shocking state of Liverpool street after Christmas and New Year celebrations  Liverpool Echo

An angry resident sent these pictures of overflowing bins and disgusting mountains of rubbish.

This Merseyside town ditched its CCTV to save money - but now it's had to pay for a new one  Liverpool Echo

Some shops in the area had been 'targeted repeatedly' by robbers.

Watch as we take you inside the first of Liverpool's dedicated Dementia Care Centres  The Guide Liverpool

A special motion agreed by the city's Full Council this week reaffirmed the council's commitment towards making Liverpool an 'inclusive and accessible ...

Lucky people in this Liverpool area could be GIVEN £50,000  Liverpool Echo

It's all part of a scheme to fund improvements in the area.

Liverpool names team for Baltic Triangle masterplan  Place North West

Liverpool City Council has appointed a team led by LDA Design to develop a spatial regeneration framework for the Baltic Triangle, an area which has seen ...

REVEALED: How Liverpool Central will look after major revamp  Liverpool Echo

The shopping centre above the key train station was bought by the city council last year.

Popular chippy fearing for future after row with council over opening hours  Liverpool Echo

Bosses of a popular city centre chippy fear their business 'won't survive' after the council scuppered make-or-break plans to extend their opening hours.

Meet Liverpool's new Cycling and Walking Officer  The Guide Liverpool

“Cycling and walking for pleasure have so many benefits for your health,” said Jayne. “At this time of year, a lot of people will be trying to get a bit fitter and lose ...

This is how many refugees your Merseyside council took in over the past year  Liverpool Echo

Wirral and Sefton councils accepted over 50% more refugees than their Liverpool city counterparts over the past 12 months, new figures have revealed.

Joe Anderson's New Year's message: The maths don't add up and I am angry  Liverpool Echo

"I didn't enter politics to cut social care services, but I did enter politics to do everything I can for the most vulnerable in my city."

Major road into Liverpool city centre to close for two weeks from tomorrow  Liverpool Echo

Motorists are facing disruption on the first full working week of 2019.

Wirral council have made £170k by charging people to park at beautiful green spaces  Liverpool Echo

They were introduced last year despite protests and huge opposition.

Team appointed to prepare new Liverpool tall buildings policy  YM Liverpool

Experts have been appointed by Liverpool City Council to prepare a new tall buildings policy which can be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document.

Residents slam 'useless' streetlights turning neighbourhood into 'robbers paradise'  Liverpool Echo

People in an area of Liverpool have hit out at the rollout of 'useless' new street lights, which they fear could turn their neighbourhood into a 'robber's paradise.".

Could ANOTHER Liverpool market become a £7m 'ghost town'?  Liverpool Echo

Traders have said some of their business has just disappeared.

Why does Liverpool have THREE mayors? And what do they all do?  Liverpool Echo

Liverpool's many layers of government are complex. And the mayoralties are no different. There are actually more mayors than Premier League football teams in ...

Live: Traffic light failure causing chaos in Liverpool city centre - updates  Liverpool Echo

Council says the loss of power has also caused problems with timings on other city centre traffic lights.

10 heartbreaking pictures that show the extent of the homeless crisis in Liverpool  Liverpool Echo

Temperatures have plummeted leading up to Christmas, and homeless people can be seen lining the streets of the city. The rough sleepers are left to wrap ...

New plan to pull down flyovers and build HUNDREDS of homes  Liverpool Echo

Hundreds of houses planned for derelict site on edge of town centre.

Bootle nan SAVED from "criminal record" after council decide to drop dog lead fine  Liverpool Echo

A Bootle nan who was fined for walking her dog because the lead was "too long" has been saved from a possible "criminal record" after the council withdrew the ...

Fraud investigation launched into Angelgate and New Chinatown  Place North West

The Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into three stalled developments in Liverpool and Manchester: Pinnacle's Angelgate; and North Point's ...

Fury from dog owners as Wirral Council plans to ban dogs from 117 places  Liverpool Echo

But some people think the ban is "all perfectly reasonable"

Liverpool appoints consortium to develop tall buildings policy  Building

Liverpool council has appointed a consortium led by London-based planning and design consultancy Urban Initiatives Studio to come up with a tall buildings ...

The haunting photos which show how a Liverpool landmark has been left to rot  Liverpool Echo

But hope could be on the way for the important historic site.

A new foundation for Liverpool  LocalGov

Liverpool City Council has set up a private housing company in order to - in the words of Mayor Joe Anderson - 'radically reshape' the city's housing market.

Wirral library to become winter homeless shelter  Liverpool Echo

There will be sleeping facilities for up to 12 people.

PLANNING | Haymarket bus hub heads Liverpool agenda  Place North West

The Old Haymarket bus hub and the restart of work at Norfolk Street, a residential scheme now owned by Crossfield Exclusive, lead the agenda at Liverpool City ...

Shock as Wirral Councillors vote to SCRAP controversial dog ban  Liverpool Echo

Major surprise tonight - but story not over for hotly-debated pet plan.

Liverpool hires planning experts to write new 'tall buildings policy'  Liverpool Business News

Following a stand-off with UNESCO over the threat to its World Heritage Status, the city council is looking to ensure future schemes do not negatively impact on ...

The WORST potholes and resurfacing jobs seen across Merseyside in 2018  Liverpool Echo

We all know a road in need of a bit of TLC in our area, or where the council's contractors could have done a slightly better job filling a pothole or resurfacing the ...

Liverpool's Dock Road reopens as Victorian gas main works complete  Liverpool Business News

Cadent, which manages the North West's gas network, has undertaken essential repairs to the metallic main under Waterloo Road – one of the oldest working ...

New restaurants and bars opening in Liverpool in 2019  Liverpool Echo

The exciting new culinary delights heading to Liverpool this year.

How living in a frozen council house inspired these Scouse sisters to become business success story  Liverpool Echo

Siblings with Energy Fairies company have high hopes for energy-saving blind.

Scousers rally to help grieving daughter save dad's council house  Liverpool Echo

She asked the housing association to let her keep the family home she was raised in after her father died this month.

Why a night on the streets was too much for this Liverpool boxer  Liverpool Echo

Joe Gerrard said that pretending homeless people are not there will not make the problem go away.

Liverpool Record Office chooses Preservica for new cloud-based public archive  RealWire

Liverpool Record Office will use Preservica's cloud-hosted active digital preservation software to make its archives accessible online and protect over 800 years ...

The results are in: Where was Liverpool's rat capital in 2018?  Liverpool Echo

County ward has lost his crown - and a new rat capital can be revealed.

Liverpool tributes after death of former Liberal democrat leader Paddy Ashdown aged 77  Liverpool Echo

Mr Ashdown, who had bladder cancer, died on Saturday evening.

Council row putting £10m Belfast courthouse hotel plan in jeopardy  Belfast Telegraph

Liverpool property developer Lawrence Kenwright has said there is "not a chance" he will proceed with a £10 million hotel project in the former Crumlin Road ...

Salford backs Liverpool Street cycling route  Place North West

Works to complete “the final piece in the jigsaw” of a £2.5m cycling route linking MediaCityUK with central Manchester are set to win funding from Salford City ...

30 under 30: Meet the young people changing the face of Liverpool  Liverpool Echo

What did you think you'd be doing by the time you were 30? For these 30 people, the answer is changing the face of Liverpool and living the dream.

'Losing his home will kill me' - daughter's desperate bid to keep late dad's council house  Liverpool Echo

Allan Ruddock raised eight children in his Huyton home - but the family could be about to lose the property.

Neighbours fear traveller camp will remain for 'years' as unauthorised work continues  Liverpool Echo

The fears comes after 'violent' scenes at the weekend as the council admits its powers are 'limited'

Universal Credit has wreaked HAVOC in Liverpool - and it could get worse  Liverpool Echo

Thousands more across the city could end up on the controversial benefit.

Paul Massey's family say "Mr Big" was actually "Mr Softy"  Liverpool Echo

The devastated family of Paul Massey said he can now rest in peace after a the ice cold assassin who gunned him down was found guilty of his murder.

It's where Liverpool footballer Jordan Henderson honed his skills - and locals want to protect it  Chronicle Live

Campaigners fighting to protect Sunderland's West Park from development have made a bid to protect the site by having it designated a village green.

The south Liverpool community being terrorised by teen arsonists and scrambler bike yobs  Liverpool Echo

"You've got two bobbies looking for 20 kids, and they're never going to catch one because they're zig zagging everywhere."

Lawrence Kenwright for next Mayor of Liverpool? Hotel boss responds to rumours  Liverpool Echo

EXCLUSIVE: The hotel mogul has answered our question...

Waltham Forest Council gave one woman a difficult decision  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Liverpool or the streets – this was the decision facing one mother five days before Christmas.

Liverpool Council wants to hire a new PR boss - and the salary is HUGE  Liverpool Echo

Eye-watering package for new top job at the authority.

Do you live near Merseyside's most anti-social homes of 2018?  Liverpool Echo

No-one who has had the misfortune to live next door to a flat or house which is plagued by anti-social behaviour is ever likely to forget the experience.

Digital Local Land Charges Register goes live for Liverpool City Council  GOV.UK

From 3 September 2018, anyone requiring Local Land Charges searches in the local authority area of Liverpool City Council will need to get them from HM ...

Liverpool landlord with 18 houses on one street investigated by council  The Guardian

Liverpool city council is investigating a landlord who bought 18 houses on a single street in February to determine whether his firm has broken housing law by ...

Property developer cleared of threatening benefit cheat council boss  Liverpool Echo

A property developer was today cleared of sending a threatening email to a Liverpool council housing boss - because she is a convicted benefits cheat.

Plans unveiled to convert old Liverpool magistrates' court into boutique hotel  Liverpool Echo

The landmark Dale Street site has stood empty since 2015.

This is how much traffic wardens get paid - as Liverpool council advertises for more  Liverpool Echo

We asked Liverpool city council how much parking wardens got paid.

This is the man set to take over the top job at Liverpool City Council  Liverpool Echo

Authority agrees on candidate to take over from arrested Ged Fitzgerald.

Free city centre parking for nurses is cancelled - Liverpool council explain why  Liverpool Echo

Nurses are asking relatives of patients to keep guard and stop them getting parking tickets after a free scheme for NHS workers in Liverpool was withdrawn.

Liverpool council finds 24 adult asylum seekers posing as children  Liverpool Echo

The authority is trying to claw back the cash it has spent in providing extra support.

Liverpool litter firm Kingdom sacked by council  BBC News

Kingdom's contract was terminated amid concerns over the behaviour of some staff, Liverpool's mayor says.

Liverpool Council now offering budget funerals to austerity-hit families  Liverpool Echo

Authority says increasing number of people can't afford to bury loved ones.

Liverpool city council hits back at 'negative reporting' over Festival Gardens project  Liverpool Echo

Mayor and chief officer unhappy after we revealed huge clean-up costs for key site.

Britain unites in exasperation at Brexit impasse, but little else  Financial Times

Visceral differences of opinion intensify in area that mirrored the nation in EU referendum.

Liverpool council building gets go ahead for luxury hotel conversion  The

The former Liverpool City Council building will be converted into a luxury four-star hotel after the Fragrance Group received approval for the site.

Pressure on council to act over senior officer who did not disclose benefit fraud convictions  Liverpool Echo

Pressure is mounting on Liverpool Council to act after one of its senior officers failed to disclose convictions for benefit fraud when she first started working for the ...

Watch moment 'Liverpool City Council worker' fly-tips behind takeaway  Liverpool Echo

Shopkeeper Shahrokh Razaghi has CCTV of two separate incident seemingly showing two 'council workers' fly-tipping.

Special Liverpool Council committee to start investigating stalled developments that litter Liverpool  Liverpool Echo

Liverpool council is to start investigating the stalled developments that litter our city - and one leading councillor says the Government needs to step in to stop ...

Liverpool council 'united against transgender abuse'  BBC News

Liverpool City Council has "united" against the "hateful" defacing of public art by ReSisters in a row over the transgender community, the city mayor has said.

Cash strapped Liverpool Council is owed £100MILLION in unpaid council tax  Liverpool Echo

The shocking figures show that nearly £11m is owed from the last financial year alone.

Liverpool Council makes roadworks announcement - and it is GOOD news  Liverpool Echo

Finally something drivers will want to hear about the roads.

Liverpool Council to introduce 'zero tolerance' approach to rough sleeping  Liverpool Echo

Mayor Anderson to bring in 'tough love' tactics in bid to help those living on the streets.

Police to investigate allegations council 'threw inquiry for developers', meeting hears  Liverpool Echo

Police are set to investigate claims that Liverpool council 'threw' a public inquiry in favour of a major developer - and potentially cost the city £100,000, a public ...

Liverpool Council Labour candidate steps down over 'antisemitic and homophobic' slurs  Liverpool Echo

A controversial Liverpool Council candidate has stepped down after he was accused of making antisemitic and homophobic comments on social media.

How much Liverpool Council spends on Christmas trees each year  Liverpool Echo

Exclusive figures reveal how much Liverpool Council spend on Christmas trees each year - and they may surprise you. Numbers from a Freedom of Information ...

Liverpool Council releases new images of Lime Street transformation  Liverpool Business News

Computer-generated images show a new public square outside Lime Street station and an expanded plateau outside St George's Hall. Tony McDonough ...

Liverpool City Council's listed building banner blunder  BBC News

A tourism banner on the side of a Grade II*-listed Liverpool City Council building is being removed because the authority hung it without permission. The council ...

Liverpool council and police apologise for 'victim-blaming' tweet  The Guardian

Merseyside police and Liverpool city council have apologised after posts on their social media accounts were criticised for blaming victims for sexual assault.

REVEALED: Finances of Liverpool and Everton match day car park investigated by council  Liverpool Echo

Probe will look at running of car park company linked to local authority.

Liverpool council finds 24 asylum seekers who are posing as children  Daily Mail

Some asylum seekers coming to Britain try to lie about their age. Siavash Shah, described by pupils as looking 30, spent six weeks as a Year 11 pupil at Stoke ...

Changes to Liverpool’s Christmas bin collections revealed  Liverpool Echo

Christmas is on its way and if you live in Liverpool, so are changes to your bin collection *service*. A revised time table will be in place over the Christmas and ...

Liverpool bids to become first 'climate positive' city by the end of 2020

Liverpool Council has announced a partnership with blockchain non-profit Poseidon Foundation in a bid to become the "world's first climate positive city" by the ...

Liverpool Council responds to claims it is 'moving homeless people on' from Mathew Street  Liverpool Echo

The authority has spoken out after social media posts appeared over the weekend.

Merseyside Police horse sponsorship 'thin end of the wedge'  BBC News

Corporate sponsorship deals struck by Merseyside Police's mounted section may be "the thin end of the wedge", the Police Federation has warned. The force ...

Council leisure centre staff threaten strikes over 'huge pay cut'  Liverpool Echo

Up to 250 council leisure workers in Liverpool could strike if controversial proposals to make key changes to their contracts go ahead, according to union bosses ...

Bailed Liverpool council boss Ged Fitzgerald resigns  BBC News

Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald is bailed until 22 May.