People visit Liverpool every year to hit the many shops our city is renown for. In the city centre there is The Metquarter, Liverpool ONE , St Johns and Cavern Walks, but among these lay many hidden gems. These hidden gems are Liverpool's independent stores. While most brands thrive off advertising, these shops avoid it, opting to be discreet and intimate. We took a look at the city's best independent book shops, and discovered the secrets behind their long-lasting success. News from Nowhere Since opening in 1974, this book shop has been a hive for all things literature and culture in Liverpool. It can be found on Bold Street, where it has been since 1996, thanks to the generous people of Liverpool who clubbed together enough money to find it a new permanent home. It hasn't been an easy ride for the owners, in the 1980s the shop was the target of arson attacks. News from Nowhere is a not-for-profit organisation, all the books for sale have been carefully selected and aim to inspire … [Read more...] about What makes Liverpool’s independent book shops so popular?
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Neighbours are fighting to save County Road as more shops shut, fly tippers litter the street and thieves target the area. Once home to packed pubs, fruit and veg shops and the much loved 'County Caf', the renowned road is "dying" and is a "ghost street" according to many that live there. Earlier this month, staff at the local flower shop were held at knife point by thieves demanding cash. And with a growing catalogue of closed shops from Argos and Barclay's to Tesco, many are considering moving out of the area all together. However, other locals fighting to make County Road a better place to live and work, say such negativity towards it is not helping to change it. To find out exactly what is happening, we spoke to shop owners and locals along County Road about their experiences and to politicians and community groups trying to help the area. 'She turned around and a man was stood there with a knife' Blooming Marvellous flower shop, located at the top of County Road, recently became … [Read more...] about ‘Ghost street’ where flower shop robbed at knifepoint
Liverpool 4 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-47816079 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A cleaner who stole £30,000 worth of items from one customer and jewellery valued at up to £12,000 from another has … [Read more...] about Cleaner stole jewels and goods worth £42k
PUBLISHED: 20:52 08 August 2011 | UPDATED: 13:45 10 August 2011 Tom Barnes Tensions are running high in Harlesden ©CarmenKlammer Youths carrying makeshift weapons rampaged down busy high street Harlesden shopkeepers were attacked trying to defend their businesses as looters carrying makeshift weapons ran riot down a busy high road.Workers at Best Buy on Harlesden High Street fought off attempts to enter their shop from a gang of around 20 thieves, alleged to be aged 13-26, carrying bits of wood from nearby shop fronts and stolen wooden mops.One employee was seen with cuts and bruises on his face and forehead whilst another had blood coming from his nose.According to a nearby shop keeper, police, who were attending an incident at a pawn brokers further up the high street, were on to the incident in a flash.He said; “They were on top of it within five minutes but considering … [Read more...] about Harlesden traders attacked as looters attempt to storm their shops
Produced by James Stolz and Jaime Hellman After three murders with chillingly similar scenarios occurred in Austin, Texas, police began to wonder if they were chasing a serial killer. But whomever committed the crimes left no evidence, no DNA. Cops went into a frantic investigation. The hunt for clues changed when a man testing out a new thermal imaging scope recorded the nighttime movements of a stranger the night of the first murder. As "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher reports, it was evidence cops never expected – and would help them break the case. A SHOCKING CRIME These days in Texas, it seems like all roads lead to Austin. The sleek skyline of the Lone Star capitol---glittering. A boom town that welcomes newcomers, chasing dreams. It's a city charged with life -- an unlikely place to find tragedy as dark as the death of a dreamer, like Kathy Blair. Kirsten Mathieson | Kathy Blair's sister: She loved life … you loved being around her. Maureen … [Read more...] about Was a killer filmed on his way to committing a murder?