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Tributes to Nelson Mandela at Liverpool Town Hall including the Freedom of the City scroll

Mister Brocklebank: "I have a dream" ... oh, that was the other guy

The good squire on the matters of the week

Dr David McElhinney

Finance chief embroiled in row over £600k pay probe

Dr David McElhinney came to be paid £600,000 through County Hall accounts

Chairman of the Save Sefton Park Meadows Campaign Martin Dobson
Stella Shiu

Wirral council ’confident in China investment’

Chiefs insists ‘this is not a myth’

Liverpool Direct

Mister Brocklebank: The freedom to withhold your information

The good squire on who knows what and is telling it to who

Cllr Richard Kemp

Mister Brocklebank: Frankly, my dear, we do give a damn

Justice takes many forms as Mahatma Gandhi and Homer Simpson both illustrate

Noddy says hello from Toytown

Mr Brocklebank: All aboard the Toytown express (much quicker than taking the bus)

The good squire leafs through as many Enid Blyton references as he can muster

Anger as LDL boss given key role in deciding on council service cuts

David McElhinney selected to discuss how to tackle the three-year £156m budget shortfall

Bus Lanes being removed on Kensington.
Photo by Gavin Trafford

Mr Brocklebank: Power is not sufficient evidence of the truth

The good squire ponders whether any bus lane plan evidence will turn up

Liverpool town hall

Town Hall chiefs warned off creating a Bank of Liverpool

Warnings that 'Bank of Liverpool' could lose the council nearly £10m within three years

Still from a 3D film produced by Peel on future development on both sides of the Mersey

Talks over Chinese funding for Liverpool and Wirral Waters are 'well advanced', says Peel

Peel also said demolition work on the site of the £175m International Trade Centre in Birkenhead docks is due to start in the next few weeks.

Liverpool's elected mayor, Joe Anderson

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson assumes responsibility for city finances

Announcement follows the shock resignation of deputy mayor Paul Brant

Artist impression of the proposed £800m Airport City development in Manchester

'Not enough done to win China cash' says senior city councillor

Cllr Richard Kemp hit out after China announced involvement in £800m expansion of Manchester Airport

Ministers say council ‘can’t wash its hands’ of £600k pay row

Liverpool Post revealed £500,000 in pay and bonus had been paid to David McElhinney by Lancashire County Counci

Revealed: Council executive’s bonus was over £600,000

Extra was £92k paid through city partners

Probe into £500k salary of city official paid by Lancashire

Liverpool council official received the money in two payments from Lancashire County Council in June and July this year

City council: 'We must lend if we want investors to spend'

Deputy Mayor Paul Brant believes money needs to be spent or jobs and growth opportunities would be lost

Picture by Gareth Jones
Customs and Excise Building, Liverpool, Waterfront

Council finance chiefs satisfied with £25m loan ‘risk

Council plan to give millions of taxpayers' cash by lending it to a fledgling development firm

Bill Shankly tributes outside the Kop at Anfield

Mr Brocklebank: Knowing the rules but not the game

The good squire displays his silky skills on the football field

Opposition bid to block £25m 'property gamble'

Council plan to give millions of taxpayers' cash by lending it to a private property firm


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