Monthly Archives: December 2017

Liverpool 2018 – It’s Time for a Change

Our task in 2018 is to give back to Liverpool the hope and confidence it had in Capital of Culture year 2008 10 years ago, our City was preparing to launch the 2008 European Capital of Culture year. Few knew … Continue reading

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So, what is happening at Calderstones Park?

Residents turned out in force to protest about the development of part of Calderstones Park for housing. They and the local councillors are in the dark as to the Mayor’s current proposals To be honest I haven’t a clue what … Continue reading

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Heads Must Roll in China Town affair

The future of the four stalled developments of which this in Norfolk Street is one hang in the balance following today’s court ruling against the Council You will have seen the judgement against Liverpool City Council given today. This is … Continue reading

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Liverpool Labour lacks long term vision and direction

In Jinja, at a meeting of Cities Alliance,  I argued that politicians needed to take a long-term approach to the development of their Cities As readers of this blog know I have been out of Liverpool for the past 13 … Continue reading

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No sense of responsibility on Northern Rail or Network Rail

  The terminal at Nairobi is far better than the hell hole of  termkinal one at Manchester Airport Last Monday I had the first of my wet palm events (there were many more!) The train from Liverpool to Manchester Airport … Continue reading

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Liverpool – A council with no moral compass

Apparently, there are no problems around the failed sites like this one in Norfolk Street according to the Council. They haven’t spoken to local people and businesses. I put down a series of written questions about our due diligence and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from China (1)

The modern City of Huangzhou in South – Eastern China as seen from my hotel room! It seems to stretch for miles! I had never heard of Hangzhou until 3 months ago. It’s a relatively small city in China. It only … Continue reading

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