April 29, 2021

Transport Minister to address DIB parliamentary reception

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The Minister of state for High Speed 2 will be one of the keynote speakers at the Downtown in Business Parliamentary Reception in October. The MP for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson will be among a range of parliamentarians from the Commons and the House of Lords who will be in attendance at the event.

Manctopia comes to The Belfry

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One of the personalities who featured in popular documentary series ‘Manctopia’, Tim Heatley, is the latest big-name to be added to the speakers list for the Downtown in Business national Planning, Property, and Regeneration conference which takes place at the world-famous Belfry Hotel & spa on Thursday 9th September.

Local elections with a national impact

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The local elections that take place next week may not be a priority for most of us, and turnout will likely be low. But the results could have huge implications for the future of the country. Frank McKenna explains why.

Will sleaze cut through

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Boris Johnson was set to benefit from the vaccination success in next week’s local election. Jim asks whether the sleaze allegations will make any difference as he previews the contests for elected mayors and police and crime commissioners.

‘Take one for the Team’ campaign launched

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A group of Liverpool business leaders are urging local people to get vaccinated and take regular COVID tests as they look to encourage people back into city centre offices, retail outlets and hospitality venues.

Brock Carmichael completes Medical Centre

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Liverpool-headquartered architect Brock Carmichael has completed work on a £5.5 million new medical centre in St Leonards, Hastings. The three-storey 20,000 sq ft building houses two GP surgeries and a pharmacy in Bexhill Road next to West St Leonards Community Centre. It was designed and built to BREEAM Excellent with rooftop HVAC plantroom, 26 consulting rooms, two GP surgeries, pharmacy, six treatment rooms and a skype-enabled consulting and training suite.

A week in America | 30 April 2021

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The latest ‘Week in America’ discusses the legalisation of Cannabis in New York and what this means for America’s love of all things smokeable.