Monthly Archives: October 2014

Devolution of Power to City & County Regions

Today councils in Manchester have been told by George Osborne that they can have more powers if they have a Metro Mayor. In fact as Nick Clegg confirmed to me last week that is Osborne’s policy and not that of … Continue reading

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Vote ‘Allerton Oak’ as Tree of the year

FRIENDS OF HARTHILL AND CALDERSTONES PARK   The Woodland Trust is holding a competition to find England’s Tree of the Year The shortlist was announced on 27th October 2014 The Allerton Oak is one of the ten finalists!!   Please … Continue reading

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Does Liverpool (and the rest of the UK) need a new type of politics?

Protestors at Walton Hall Park Over the past few months I have been ruminating on three things: 1. The outburst of political debate and discussion caused by the Scottish Referendum. It really excited people to be taking part in a … Continue reading

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A Dinner with a Difference in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool Last Thursday night I went to a Dinner with a Difference. The food wasn’t different. I had an excellent 3 course meal of soup, lamb shank and a cheesecake dessert to die for. It was delightfully served by … Continue reading

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Rotherham and Liverpool

Liverpool Town Hall Yesterday Cllr Steve Radford and I decided not to take part in a meeting with Joe Anderson and Ged Fitzgerald about what happened in Rotherham in the last decade. For different reasons we overcame reservations that we … Continue reading

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In Praise of…………. International Liverpool

Have you any idea how many people I drank with from different nations in the Caledonia Pub on Saturday night? Well to be frank neither have I. It all got a bit blurred towards the end! But let me tell … Continue reading

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In Praise of…… Kumamoto City

Three months ago I hadn’t heard of Kumamoto City. It’s a city of approximately 750,000 people in the South East of Japan and I visited it last week as part of my study tour of Japan organised by CLAIR the … Continue reading

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