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January 19, 2023

Planning Woes

  • by chris

With UK ministers and civil servants being lobbied hard about changes to planning laws, Martin Liptrot wonders if perhaps its time to look at how local decision-making is better informed too.

Trans rights political minefield for all

  • by chris

Jim joins the debate raging over trans rights and thinks the issue could have dangerous consequences for Labour and particularly the Scottish Nationalists.

Time to end costly ‘Beauty Contests’

  • by chris

The latest tranche of ‘Levelling Up’ grants were announced this week. Whether your area was a winner or a loser the bidding process is fatally flawed and should be scrapped according to DIB boss Frank McKenna.


We are delighted that Gaucho Restaurants are our Venue of the Week. Gaucho has branches in cities across the UK, including Liverpool, London, Manchester and Leeds. The steak restaurant serves up food with a contemporary global influence, most notably based around modern Argentina.

COLBA23 nominations now open

  • by chris

Which leading businesses do you think deserve a City of Liverpool Business Award in 2023? Nominating for #COLBA23 is now open.