Blogs and news stories

Cammell Laird wins two Royal Fleet Auxiliary contracts worth £619m

9th October 2018 | By Sam Martin

Birkenhead shipyard and engineering firm will maintain nine RFA vessels in two 10-year deals and vowed to create 100 new apprenticeships. Mersey shipyard and engineering firm Cammell Laird has secured two 10-year contracts to support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels worth a total of £619m. The deal, with the Ministry of Defence, will sustain more … Continued..

LJMU wins planning consent for £64m Copperas Hill transformation

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool John Moores University’s £64m plan to redevelop the city’s former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill has secured planning consent. Designed by architects Sheppard Robson, LJMU’s scheme will  see the creation of a ‘Student Life’ building and a new indoor sports facility on the three-and-a-half-acre site. The Student Life building will provide a … Continued..

Multi-million pound plan to transform Liverpool’s Festival Park into a waterfront neighbourhood in place

| By Sam Martin

A multi-million pound plan to radically transform Liverpool’s famous Festival Park into a new “waterfront neighbourhood” is set to take a step closer next week. A report to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet on Friday 12 October is recommending the authority appoint specialist contractors to develop a remediation strategy and draft a planning application to prepare … Continued..

Liverpool’s Mashbo wins national award for its mental health app

4th October 2018 | By Sam Martin

Hub of Hope was created in collaboration with national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and won the ‘Website & Apps with Conscience’ accolade at the BIMA Awards ceremony in London. Liverpool software consultancy Mashbo has scooped a national industry award for its mental health app, the Hub of Hope, which is revolutionising the way that … Continued..

The River of Light is back

2nd October 2018 | By Sam Martin

BOTH sides of the River Mersey will be lit up by fireworks on Sunday 4 November with a specially commissioned musical display in Liverpool and Wirral. River of Light: The Elements in association with Royal Liver Building 360 will see the return of Titanium Fireworks, who wowed crowds last year with a jaw dropping display. … Continued..


| By Sam Martin

Further details have been revealed about a new visitor attraction opening inside Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building in spring 2019. Royal Liver Building 360 brings guided public tours to the 15th floor of Liverpool’s most iconic landmark for the very first time. The experience begins in a new lower ground floor visitor centre where the building’s … Continued..

Giants Route Revealed! #FollowTheGiants

13th September 2018 | By Sam Martin

Are you ready to plan your Giants journey? Comfy shoes √ Clothing for all weather conditions √ Smartphones/cameras fully charged and ready to take hundreds of pictures √ Are you ready to plan your Giants journey?  There are just over three weeks until Giant visitors will walk the streets of Liverpool and Wirral (Thursday 4 to … Continued..

Culture: The Catalyst of Liverpool’s Re-introduction to the World

5th September 2018 | By Tammi Murphy

An international conference takes place in Liverpool this October to present unique, ground-breaking cultural research and discuss the role culture plays within cities around the world. Cities of Culture, 30 years on. Who has the edge? In 2018, Liverpool looks back into the 10 year legacy of becoming European Capital of Culture. It does so … Continued..

Cray-sea good cruise season

3rd September 2018 | By Sam Martin

Liverpool’s Cruise Terminal is riding the crest of a wave after notching up a record-breaking summer season – with a 150% rise in visitors compared to last year. From April to the end of July, the facility at Princes Dock has already welcomed 57,990 international passengers and crew – with 12 more weeks of visits still … Continued..

Think Publicity secures PR contract for Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock

| By Sam Martin

Waterfront attraction, which welcomes more than 6m visitors every year, has embarked on a programme of strategic change over the past year focused on its commercial retail and office space. Liverpool PR and marketing agency, Think Publicity, have been appointed by Aberdeen Standard Investments to handle commercial tenant PR for the Royal Albert Dock. The waterfront attraction, which … Continued..