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The importance of Europe to Liverpool

  Let me be clear from the start I am biased in my consideration of the importance of Europe to the City of Liverpool. At the time of the Heath Referendum 40 years ago I was a co-chair of the … Continue reading

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Next steps for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

  Those of a nervous disposition should note that I am almost certain that Joe Anderson will agree with almost everything I say in this Blog! The new Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has not got off to a good start. … Continue reading

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What sort of City do we want to live in?

Recently I was challenged by someone on Facebook that I was only jumping on a band wagon and interested in sound bites over my stance on St Luke’s Church If so then it is a very long standing bandwagon! In … Continue reading

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Labour make mockery of Greater Liverpool

  Yesterday which should have seen the start of a brave new venture to attract industry and commerce to our Greater Liverpool Conurbation instead saw us descend into an ‘April Fool’s Joke’ of mega proportions. 6 apparently grown up men … Continue reading

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What sort of retailers do you want in Liverpool?

Local Produce for sale at the Allerton Road farmer’s market Over the past few days I have pondering the biggest question which never seems to be asked or answered in Liverpool, “What sort of city do we want to live … Continue reading

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Council Motion Regarding St Luke’s (the bombed out) Church

  Attached below is a motion that I am placing before the next meeting of the City Council. I hope that it won’t be debated because I have made no comments about how we got to this position or why. … Continue reading

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The fight for Sefton Park goes on

For the past year local campaigners have fought the blind prejudice of the Mayor of Liverpool to try and ensure that the Sefton Park Meadowlands are not built on. That war is not yet lost although several battles along the … Continue reading

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The future of St Luke’s Church – The “bombed out” church

I was appalled earlier to discover from the Liverpool Echo that Liverpool Council is considering selling St Luke’s Church to a developer. This iconic building which commemorates famines and bombings needs better treatment than that. I would be delighted to … Continue reading

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The importance of saying “Thank You”

Dignitaries including me(!) before the Age Concern Freedom Ceremony. The 1 recognises that they were the first Age Concern in the Country One of the best ways to encourage people to renew their efforts is always to say “Thank You”. … Continue reading

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What Liverpool could DO in a Ukrainian Crisis

More than  12 years ago Liverpool made a name for itself with the Government and in the eyes of the nation when within 3 days it organised and took in more than 900 Kosovan refugees. Most of these were women … Continue reading

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