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Contents //// WELCOME TO ISSUE 232


Hello Welcome to a bright and bold Your Move, this issue featuring the Go Out lifestyle supplement to entertain you right through the coming months. We’ve visited Prescot, where family run businesses and quirky landmarks make for delightful town centre living, and sourced properties to rent or buy from the sleepy suburbs right through to the World Heritage waterfront. Il Café Deli at Toni & Guy comes under the spotlight, and our snapper caught those enjoying the launch of the city centre apartments released within the Liverpool One scheme. For more party pictures and latest news visit

Lucy Oliver Assistant Editor Advertising Sales Manager Jeff Porter Telephone 0151 709 3871 Assistant Sales Manager Jo Tait Media Sales Executive Rob Galle Art Direction The Design Foundry Picture Researcher Frances Gill CreditsMovers/Interiors/ /Standpoint/Frances Gill/Ask the Expert / preview/Catherine Ashmore,Theatre Clwyd/Club Nights, Hot in the city/Dave Evans/Dan Reid Editorial Lucy Oliver, Marya McCann Email Telephone 0151 709 3871 Fax 0151 707 1678 Published fortnightly by Move Publishing Ltd Directors David O’Brien, Kim O’Brien, Fiona Barnet Designed & Produced by The Design Foundry, 36 Henry Street, Liverpool L1 5BS Printing by Acorn Web Offset Limited Subscriptions and mailing list 0151 709 3871 Distribution Liaison Manager Barbara Troughton Telephone 0151 733 5492 Mobile 077148 14662 Copyright Move Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced copied or transmitted in any form or by any means or stored in any information storage or retrieval system without the publishers written permission. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of material published, Move Publishing can accept no responsibility for the veracity of the claims made by advertisers. The views expressed are not necessarily the views of the publisher. The cancellation deadline for advertising is strictly one week before publication and must be in writing to the sales manager.

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Cover Story 52 Talent in the city Cathy Tyson returns to the Empire

Four best buys Featuring City Residential, Keppie Massie Residential, Blacks Estate Agents and Move Residential

30 Four Best Lets Featuring Northwood UK, Property First Asset Management, Martin & Co and King Sturge Cover Story 32 Hot Topic How should we recycle in the global crisis? 34 Hot and Happening Sefton estate agents team up 37 Hot off the Press East Float Mills attracts homebuyers Cover Story 39 Area Focus Prescot’s pick of property and culture 44 On the ladder with… Steve McElroy at Miller Homes 45 Have your say Should we have to pay for parking after 6pm? 47 Movers An apartment in Connaught Green, Anfield

54 Bit of a do Plus Dane Group at Liverpool One Cover Story 55 Reader Offer The Metquarter Discount card 57 Ask the Expert Interior dilemmas answered 59 Your Move Interiors Colourful children’s storage 61 Green Days Ideas for the great outdoors 63 Hot in the city All the latest lifestyle news 65 Table Talk Marya McCann interviews Angie James Cover Story 67 Go Out Magazine Essential listings

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Southport Road Bootle, L20 £229,950 What’s on offer?

This three bedroom, double fronted property offers stylish interiors and a popular location for a family. Agent’s view

Mike Black director at Blacks Estate agents

“This extensive, semi-detached property comprises three good size bedrooms with a quality en-suite to the master bedroom, stylish kitchen/diner and modern bathroom. A block paved drive for two cars and a decked garden to rear make it ideal for the busy family. Internal inspection is highly recommended as this property has been stylishly modernised by its present owner. Southport Road is an extremely popular part of Liverpool due to its excellent transport links and the size of the properties.” To view this property now call 0151 933 7077.

Stairhaven Road West Allerton, L19 £189,995 FREEHOLD What’s on offer?

This well presented, extended three bedroom home includes a conservatory and front and rear gardens for indoor and outdoor living. Agent’s view

Scott Morgan director, at Move Residential

“This very well presented three bedroom semidetached home has been improved and extended by the current owners, with the further addition of a conservatory making it ideal for a family. It is very attractively priced at £189,950, having been on the market last year at £225,000. The location is superb and the property also benefits from a drive, garage and rear garden.” To view this property now call 0151 734 6722.

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Percy Street Liverpool, L8 £645,000 What’s on offer?

This five bedroom Georgian town house offers a fine architectural composition, retaining original features and including an established Mediterranean garden. Agent’s view

Sue Taylor head of Keppie Massie Residential

“This exceptional home, built in Greek Revival Style, is situated in the popular Georgian Quarter on the peaceful Percy Street – which has been featured in several costume dramas and television adverts. With five bedrooms and an abundance of entertaining rooms, including a basement family room, the heart of the property is the kitchen breakfast room with a gas-fired Aga and an amazingly well planned kitchen. Finish off the day in the private Mediterranean style garden with a glass of wine; life doesn’t get any better than this!” To view this property now call 0151 236 9660.

Quebec Quay Liverpool, L3 £339,000 LEASEHOLD What’s on offer?

This generously proportioned two bedroom penthouse apartment, is offered for sale with no onward chain, and situated within the prestigious Alfred McAlpine waterside development. Agent’s view

Frances Jones, sales manager at City Residential

“This spacious penthouse apartment is ideal for someone who wants to be close to the city but wants the tranquillity of the Docklands. The numerous notable features include; modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, large balcony, two parking spaces within barrier controlled area, en-suite facilities to both bedrooms and smart presentation throughout. Telephone City Residential for your personal viewing at this prestigious Alfred McAlpine development.” To view this property now call 0151 231 6100.

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City Centre Office, 30/32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ Tel: 0151 236 2332


Third Floor Apartment, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen, Double Bedroom, Study, Contemporary Bathroom, No Chain



Eight floor penthouse, open plan living area, contemporary bathroom, air conditioning, city and river views, two double bedrooms, stylish kitchen, ensuite £230,000


Second floor apartment, lounge/dining room, bathroom/wc, secure car space, no chain, two bedrooms, kitchen, en-suite



First Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom/WC, En-Suite Shower Room, No Chain



Duplex penthouse apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom, ensuite shower, balcony, no chain.



Ground Floor Apartment, Double Bedroom, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen Modern Bathroom, No Chain




Ground Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Contemporary Bathroom, Fitted Kitchen, Upvc Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, Balcony, Secure Car Space £96,000

1st floor apartment, lounge/ dining room, double bedroom, modern kitchen, bathroom, secure car space, large terrace, inspection essential

Third floor apartment, open plan living area, double bedroom, fitted kitchen, bathroom, DG, GCH, secure car space.




First floor apartment, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom/WC, secure car space.


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First Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Open Plan Living Area, Kitchen, Bathroom/W.C, Upvc Double Glazing




19th Floor, Two Double Beds, Spacious Open Plan Living Area, Luxury Fitted Kitchen, Bathroom, En-Suite Shower Room, Terrace, Stunning Views



A selection of 2 bedroom apartments, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom, balcony with city views, secure car space.

From £109,950


A selection of 1 bedroom apartments, open plan living area, modern kitchen, contemporary bathroom, DG, GCH, car space

From £87,950


First Floor Apart, Two Beds, Open Plan Living Area, fitted kitchen, ensuite bathroom, shower room/WC, secure car space, river views



First floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom, no chain



Second Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Open Plan Living Area, Kitchen, Bathroom/WC, No Chain



First Floor Apartment, One Bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom/W.C., Balcony, No Chain





Modern end town house, 3 bedrooms, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, bathroom/WC, gas central heating, double glazing, inspection recommended £139,950

Commercial offices in a two storey former Public House with ancillary parking, central heating, laminate floors, security grills to the windows Tel 0151 207 9339£175,000




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LETTINGS DEPARTMENT 0870 142 0390 incorporating Thomson & Moulton

We have a wide range of properties available! FULWOOD PARK

5 bedroom detached house, 2 en-suite bathrooms, double glazing, central heating



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4 bedroom detached house, furnished, central heating, double glazing, double garage



2 bedroom apartment, part furnished, double glazing, parking


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£595pcm VIEW 146

2 bedroomed furnished apartment, central heating, double glazing, balcony, parking



A slection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, unfurnished, central heating, double glazing

Two bedrooms, part furnished, gas central heating, double glazing




3 bedroomed semi detached house, unfurnished, double glazing, central heating



3 bedrooms, semi detached house, double glazing, central heating, gardens to front and rear


One bedroom, unfurnished, electric heaters, Georgian Quarter, parking



Two bedrooms, unfurnished, gas central heating, double glazing



3 bedrooms, end terrace house, furnished, central heating



3 bedroom terraced house, unfurnished, double glazing, central heating. Price negotiable


1 bedroom, furnished flat, central heating, double glazing, close to city centre



2 bedrooms, unfurnished, recently refurbished


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Email: Website: Fax: 0151 933 4033

TEL: 0151 933 7077 Albert Drive, Orrell Park

Seven Bed Semi Detached, Four/Five Car Drive, Three Stories, Feature 150ft Rear Garden, Three Reception Rooms, Cellar

Trinity Road, Bootle

Three Storey Semi Detached, Cellar Rooms, Six Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Driveway Area, Utility/GCH

St Edmonds Road, Bootle

Three Storey Semi Detached, DG & GCH, Six/Seven Bedrooms, Front & Rear Gardens, Three Reception Room, Cellar Rooms

Alexandra Drive, Bootle

Four Bed Semi Detached, Modern Kitchen, Three Reception Rooms, Modern Bathroom, Conservatory/Garage, Six Car Driveway



£249,950 Offers


Glenwyllin Road, Waterloo

Kingfield Road, Orrell Park

Parkdale Avenue, Orrell Park

Richmond Court, Litherland

Four Bed Semi Detached, GCH, Plus Loft Room, Modern Bathroom, Three Reception Rooms, 2/4Car Drive,Part Double Glazing

Four Bed Detached, Drive/ Gardens, Two Reception Rooms, DG & GCH, Utility / Cloakroom, Tasteful Decor, En-Suite/ Garage

Detached, Two Car Drive, Three/Four Bedrooms, En Suite, D/G & GCH, Gardens, Utility/Cloakroom, No Chain

Detached Property, 3 Car Drive/Garage, Three Double Bedrooms, Gardens, D/G & GCH, Fully Modernised, Conservatory, Cul-De-Sac


£199,950 OIRO

£164,950 OIRO

£156,950 OIRO

Southport Road, Bootle

Twyford Avenue, Litherland

Hexham Close, Netherton

Southfield Road, Liverpool

Semi Detached, Drive & Gardens, Three Bedrooms, Additional Parking, Two Reception Rooms, Fully Modernised, DG, GCH, No Chain

Semi Detached, Modern Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Modern Bathroom, Two Reception Rooms, Front & Rear Gardens, DG & GCH

Three Bed Semi Detached, Modern Bathroom, DG & GCH, Conservatory, Cloakroom, 3 Car Driveway, Modern Kitchen/Diner, Gardens

Three Bed Semi Detached, Extended Kitchen, Two Reception Rooms, Modern Bathroom, DG & GCH, Two Car Drive/Garden, Conservatory





Trevor Road, Orrell Park

Redvers Drive, Orrell Park

Masefield Place, Bootle

Morningside View, Liverpool

Mid Terrace, Stylish Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Modern Bathroom, Two Reception Rooms, Courtyard, DG & GCH, No Chain

5% deposit Paid, Mid Town House, Garage To Rear, Three Bedrooms, Front & Rear Gardens, DG & GCH, Cul-De-Sac Location, Bathroom



£99,950 OIRO


Greystone Road, Fazakerley

Hereford Drive, Netherton

Fernhill Road, Bootle

Green Park, Netherton

Mid Terrace, GCH, Three Bedrooms, Kitchen/Diner, Two Reception Rooms, Courtyard, DG, No Chain

Mid Town House, Modern Bedrooms, Three Bedrooms, DG, Two Reception Rooms, GCH, Stylish D/S Bathroom, Front & Rear Gardens


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Semi Detached, Modern Kitchen/Diner, Three Bedrooms, Front & Rear Gardens, DG, Tasteful Décor, GCH, No Chain


Three Bed Town House, Modern Bathroom, Loft Room, Driveway/Utility, DG & GCH, Front & Rear Gardens, Modern Kitchen


End Town House, Modernisation, Three Bedrooms, 45ft Wide Garden, Two Reception Rooms, Communal Parking, DG & GCH

One Bedroom Apartmen, Modern Bathroom, Ground Floor, Garage/Parking, DG & GCH, Feature Gardens, Kitchen/Diner, No Chain






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WATERLOO QUAY Second floor apartment. Briefly comprising open plan lounge and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. The property benefits from a timber-decked balcony overlooking Waterloo Dock, allocated parking and 24 hour manned security. £144,950

STATEN COURT Duplex penthouse. Comprising lounge, dining area, fully fitted kitchen, two balconies, two bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Benefits from dual aspect views over the River Mersey and the City, solid oak flooring, intercom and secure underground parking.

THE COLONNADES Second floor apartment with dock and city views in the exclusive Albert Dock. Comprising lounge and dining areas, kitchen, two double bedroooms, bathroom and ensuite. Secure underground parking and 24 hour concierge

SANDON STREET Beautifully presented town house. Two reception rooms, kitchen and dining area, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and shower room. Original features cornicing, skirting, sash windows and fireplaces to all rooms. Rear walled garden and street parking for residents and visitors.




BEETHAM TOWER 17th floor apartment with River and city views. Two double bedrooms, living area, dining area, kitchen, bathroom and ensuite. Offering spectacular views, 24 hour concierge and secure parking. Beautifully presented viewing recommended.

CITY LOFTS Penthouse apartment offering views over the River Mersey, Liver Building and the city. Spacious living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen with feature cooking island, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Concierge and a secure parking space.


THE COLONNADES Stunning penthouse situated in the Albert Dock with direct views over the River Mersey. Spacious lounge/dining room, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, ensuite, bathrrom and WC. The property benefits from a usable balcony overlooking the River, secure parking and 24 hour concierge. £750,000


THE COLONNADES Penthouse apartment. Open plan living area, kitchen, three double bedrooms, en-suite and WC. Mezzanine level with third bedroom, additional en-suite, study area. Exposed brickwork. 2 balconies, roof terrace, views over the River and Kings Waterfront Arena, parking, 24 hour concierge. £800,000

Beetham Tower studio, furn ........................................................ £500pcm Chandlers Wharf 1 bed, unfurn .................................................. £500pcm Lydia Ann Street 2 beds unfurnished ......................................... £538pcm Victoria Buildings 1 bed, furn ..................................................... £595pcm Trafalgar Warehouse 1 bed, part furn, parking ............................£600pcm Eden Square 1 bed, furnished .................................................... £600pcm Cable Yard 2 double beds, furnished ........................................... £600pcm Sweeting Street 2 beds, furnished ............................................ £625pcm City Quay 2 beds, furnished, parking .......................................... £650pcm Trafalgar Court 2 beds, unf, study, permit parking ..................... £650pcm The Anchorage 2 double bed, furnished, parking ...................... £675pcm Waterloo Quay 2 double beds, furn, parking .............................. £695pcm Hatton Gardens 2 beds, furnished, parking ............................... £700pcm Catharine Street 2 double beds, unfurn, secure parking ........... £700pcm City Lofts 2 double beds, furnished ........................................... £700pcm Tower Buildings 2 beds, furnished ............................................. £775pcm Westminster Chambers 2 bed penthouse, permit parking ...... £775pcm Unity Building 2 double beds, furn/unfurn, secure parking From £800pcm Waterloo Warehouse 2 double beds, furnished, parking ........... £850pcm

Available to view now!!

King Sturge is proud to announce that One Park West is complete. With a selection of studio, one and two bed apartments available, all apartments have the option to furnish. Enjoying amazing river, dock and city views, the apartments benefit from a 24 hour concierge service and optional parking.

Arrange to view now to avoid disappointment

Park Block now available Prices from £425pcm




Dudlow Lane L18

• Detached Character House • Four Bedrooms • Lounge, Sitting Room • Dining Room, Kitchen • Bathroom, Sep W/C, GCH

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Quarry Street L25

• Semi detached bungalow • Two double bedrooms • Two reception rooms • Modern fitted kitchen • Utility room, Garage

Hazelwood Grove L26

• Modern Detached Property • Three Bedrooms • Ensuite to Master Bedroom • L-shaped through Lounge/Diner • Front & Rear Gardens

Riversdale Mews L19

• 3 Bedroom Town House • 2 Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen. Utility Room • Modern Bathroom Suite • Off Road Parking, Garage

Holmefield Ave L19

• 3 Bedroom Semi Detached • 2 Reception Rooms • Modern Fitted Kitchen • DG, GCH • Off Road Parking, Garage






Ashbourne Road L17

Lark Lane L17

Mersey Road L17

Southmead Road L19

Francis Way L16

• Four Bedroom Terraced •Two Separate Reception • Open Plan Kitchen, Dining Room • Downstairs WC, Utility Room • Family Bathroom

• Luxury Two Bed Apartments • First and Second Floor • Legal Fees & Stamp Duty paid • 5 % Deposit Paid • Lounge & Kitchen Diner

• 1 Bed Apartment • Top Floor • Lounge, Modern Fitted Kitchen • En Suite, GCH, DG • Modern Bathroom Suite


From £175,000


Maycroft, Park Av L18 T


The Copse L18 E TO L

• Luxury Penthouse Apartment • Three Bed, Master En Suite • Spacious Lounge • Luxury Kitchen Diner • Juliet Balconies to all Beds


• Modern Detached Property • Five Bedrooms • En Suite to Master Bedroom • Conservatory • Double Garage, Parking


City Quay L3 T



• Character Terraced Property • Four Good Sized Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms • Family Bathroom • Kitchen

• Two bedroom apartment • Ground floor, Balcony • Open plan fitted kitchen • Lounge /Dining Room • Secure allocated parking


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Lentworth Court L17 T


Kildare Close L24 ET TO L

• First Floor Apartment • Three Good Sized Bedrooms • Lounge/Dining Room • Fitted Kitchen With Appliances • En-suite & family Bathroom


Hampstead Road L6

• Extended Semi Detached • Three Bedrooms • Through Lounge, Dining Room • Kitchen Diner • Rear Garden. Driveway



• Available Immediately • 3 Storey Town House • 3 Bedrooms • Juliet Balcony to Lounge • Fully Furn to High Standard


Nicander Road L18 T

Armstrong Quay L3 E TO L

• 3 Bedroom Town House • 2 Reception Rooms • Extended Fitted Kitchen • DG, GCH • Off Road Parking

• Semi Detached Property • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen, Conservatory • DG, GCH, Gardens


Calder Park Court L18


Avonmore Ave L18




• Stunning End Terrace • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Recently Refurbished

• 2nd Floor Apartment • Two Good Sized Bedrooms • Lounge & Dining Room • Bathroom & Separate W.C • Modern Fitted Kitchen

• Delightful Terraced Property • Three Good Sized Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Modern Kitchen • Family Bathroom, GCH, DG









Evenson Way L13

• Modern Three Bed Terrace • Lounge & Kitchen Diner • Family Bathroom • Rear Courtyard Style Garden • DG, GCH

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Baileys Lane L26

• Semi - Detached Property • 3 Bedrooms • Modern Fitted Kitchen • DG, GCH • Detached Garage

Belhaven Road L18

• 2 Bedroom End Terrace • 2 Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen. Double Glazing • Gas Central Heating • Well Presented

Cranborne Road L15

• Three Bedroom Terrace • Well Presented. • Lounge & Dining Area • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Gas Central Heating





The Spinnakers L19

Princes Avenue L8

Gateside Close L27

Guernsey Road L13

• Ground Floor Apartment • 2 Bedrooms • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Allocated Parking vDouble Glazing

• Lower Ground Floor Apart • Three Bedrooms • Lounge with Study Area • GCH, Sash Windows • Secure Parking Space


Liscard Road L15


Sefton Park Road L8 ET TO L



• Mid Terrace Property • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen • Family Bathroom

Saxony Road L7

• Terraced Property • 3 Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen • 2 Reception Rooms • Ground Floor Bathroom


Ullet Road L8 T

• 3 Bedroom Semi Detached • 2 Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen. Double Glazing • Gas Central Heating • Front & Rear Gardens


Ennismore Road L13 T


• 5th Floor Apartment • One Bedroom • 24hr Concierge Service • Available Immediately • Furnished to a High Standard

• Two Bedroom Apartment • One Reception Room • Fitted Kitchen • Bathroom • Communal Gardens

• Terraced Property • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen • Family Bathroom, GCH


Ribble Road L25 T


Warmington Rd L14



• Mid Terraced Property • Two Double Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen • Family Shower Room • Gas Central Heating



Tower Building L3

Stevenson Street L15 T

• First Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Intercom System and Alarm • Balcony • Double Glazing




• 3 Bedroom Semi Detached • Lounge. Dining Area • Fitted Kitchen • DG, GCH • Off Road Parking



• Ground Floor Apartment • One Double Bedroom • Fitted Kitchen • One Reception Room • Shower Room, GCH, DG



• 3 Bedroom Semi Detached • Lounge/diner • Fitted Kitchen • Modern Bathroom • DG, GCH

Aigburth House L17


Somerset Place L6 E TO L

• Ground Floor Apartment • One Good Sized Bedroom • One Reception Room • Shower Room, GCH • Fitted Kitchen, Garden

£440 pcm



New Road Court, L13 T


• Top floor apartment • Two Bedrooms • Bathroom & Kitchen • Gas Central Heating, DG • Parking


• Ground floor studio apartment • Dressing Room • Shower Room • Electric Heating • Unfurnished


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THE ONLY ESTATE AGENT FOR YOU DREAMING OF BUYING YOUR OWN HOME afford the deposit? C an’t redit Crunch affecting your decision?

Why not consider Rent to Homebuy

Banbury Court, Worcester Road, L20 A modern 2 bedroomed apartment. Available from £440pcm with a service charge of £47.59pcm. Also available for sale under Shared Ownership

You can RENT your home for up to 5 years with the Option to purchase anytime during this period. A range of Houses and Apartments are currently available throughout Liverpool. * Subject to Status


Fern Grove, L8 A Selection of 3 and 4 bedroomed semi detached properties. Available from £520pcm. Also available for sale under Shared Ownership.

Brookhill Springs, Hawthorne Road, L20 A newly built 3 bedroomed Semi Detached property. Available from £460pcm. Also available for sale under Shared Ownership


Hartington Road, L8 A Selection of 2 bedroomed Apartments. Available from £440pcm with Service Charge from £48.66pcm. Also available for sale under Shared Ownership

Lincoln Court, L20 A modern 2 bedroomed Apartment. Available from £440pcm with a service charge of £78.53pcm. Also available for sale under Shared Ownership

Saxony Road, L7 With A 5% Deposit Paid An Middle Terrace Property, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen With A Range Of Units, Ground Floor Bathroom, Three Bedrooms, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, Rear Yard


Lemon Grove, L8 An End Terrace Property, Fitted Kitchen, First Floor Bathroom With Electric Shower, 2 Bedrooms, Central Heating, Double Glazing, Front Garden & Rear Yard


Lime Grove L8 A Middle Terrace, Lounge, Kitchen With Fitted Oven, Hob And Hood, Single Storey, Extension To Rear, First Floor Bathroom, Two Bedrooms, Rear Garden, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, Off Road Parking, To The Rear Of Property


Horsfall Grove, L8 Ground Floor, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom, First Floor Landing, Two Bedrooms, Double Glazing, Part Gas Central Heating, Rear Yard



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PRIORY Property Services Independent Estate Agents

• Competitive fixed sale fee • Quality of service second to none

• Established for 16 years • Commitment to customer care

70 Priory Road, Anfield, Liverpool L4 2RZ t: 0151 260 0300 f: 0151 263 0646

Breckside Park, L4

Berwyn Road, L4

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Sandeman Road, L4

Corwen Road, L4






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Ince Avenue, L4

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Elderdale Road, L4

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Lampeter Road, L6

Monastry Road, L6

Dewsbury Road, L4

Cannon Road, L6






Sunlight Street, L6

Cannon Road, L6

Waltham Road, L6

Dewsbury Road, L4

Dewsbury Rd ,L4






267 Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool L5 6PT Tel 0151 264 7363 Fax 0151 263 4719 86 County Road, Walton, Liverpool L4 3QN Tel 0151 286 4515 Fax 0151 286 4523




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QUEBEC QUAY, L3 £750pcm

ZIG ZAG ROAD, L12 £725pcm

MARFORD CLOSE, L12 £725pcm

LAPWING CLOSE, L12 £675pcm

Two Bedroom Unfurnished 1st Floor Apartment, Kitchen/Diner with Breakfast Bar, Ensuite to Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom, Private Parking, Double Glazed, Gas Central Heating

Three Bedroom Detached, Four Piece Bathroom, Driveway Parking, Gardens to Front and Rear, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazed, GARAGE NOT INCLUDED

Four Bedroom Semi Detached, Un-Furnished, Two Reception Areas, Large Kitchen/Diner, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazing, Driveway Parking, Large Rear Paved Garden

Three Bedroom Detached House, Fitted Kitchen, Downstairs WC, Conservatory, Ensuite to Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Rear Garden, Driveway Parking, DG



ADDENBROOKE, L24 £650pcm

BOOKER AVENUE, L18 £550pcm

BRAVERY COURT, L19 £550pcm


Three Bedroom Detached, Unfurnished, Lounge, Fitted Kitchen, Downstairs WC, Integral Garage, Driveway Parking, Gardens to Front and Rear, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazed

Two Bedroom First Floor Flat, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazed, Opposite West Allerton Railway Station, Available Furnished/ Unfurnished

Two Bedroom First Floor Apartment, Furnished, Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, En suite to Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom, Allocated Parking

Two Bedroom Detached Bungalow, Reception Room, Fitted Kitchen with White Goods, Family Bathroom, Private Parking, Double Glazed, Gas Central Heating System



PRINCES DOCK, L3 £495pcm




Waterfront Development in the Heart of the City Centre, Furnished Studio, Conran Designed Third Floor Apartment, On Site Concierge, Double Glazed, Electric Heating System

Two Bedroom Unfurnished Apartment, Superb Commuter Location, Easy Access to Liverpool South Parkway, Lounge/Diner, Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Allocated Parking, DG, EH

One Bedroom Town House, Kitchen with Appliances, Off Street Parking, UPVC Double Glazing, Economy 7 Heating, Front Garden

Two Bedroom Unfurnished Mid Terrace Property, Two Reception Rooms, Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Double Glazing, Rear Yard




15-17 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5HJ SALES LETTINGS MORTGAGES

telephone: 0151 256 1035 email:





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Cranborne Road - £675pcm

Waterloo Road - £625pcm

Belvedere House - £625pcm

Princes Road - £550pcm

Fingland Road - £550 pcm

Large 4 bedroom house fully furnished

Newly built 2 bed apartments, fully integrated kitchen and parking

Modern 2 bed apartments with luxury kitchens, secure parking

2 bed basement flat, large kitchen and living area, ensuite to master

3 / 4 Bedroom House with modern kitchen

Livingston Ave - £500pcm

Smithdown Rd- £385-500pcm

Princes Rd - £450-£500pcm

Lockfields View - £500pcm

Roby Street - £495 pcm

2 Bedroom basement flat near Sefton Park.

Selection of modern 1 and 2 bed apartments

1 and 2 bed modern flats, recently renovated, on site parking.

Large 2 bed flat located near the Liverpool Canal.

Large 3 bed end of terrace, back yard and dining room.

Bold Place - £475pcm

Parkfield Rd - £425-£450pcm

South Road - £425-£450pcm

Palmerston Road- £425pcm

Mount Street - £365pcm

Modern 1 bed city centre apartment, nice views.

Large 1 bedroom flats inclusive of central heating bills

Good size 1 bed flats near promenade, nice views.

Large 1 bedroom flat with good links to transport

Large bedsit, shared kitchen and bathroom

Ash Grove - £85,000

Pearson Street - £92,000

Tiverton Street - £92,000

Stevenson Street - £95,000

McDonald Street - £96,500

Two bed, mid terrace. L15

Two bed, mid terrace. L15

Two bed, mid terrace. L15

Two bed, mid terrace. L15

Two bed, mid terrace. L15

Strathcona Road - £95,000

Bishopsgate St - £99,000

Blantyre Road - £125,000

Victoria Court - £165,000

Sandown Lane - £210,000

Two bed, mid terrace. L15

Two bed, mid terrace. L15 (NEW)

Three bed, mid terrace. L15

Three bed, semi detached. L15

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0151 255 0222 Property Investment • Lettings • Furnishings • Relocation • Property Management ALEXANDRA TOWER


From £700pcm

Luxury 2 bed apartments, brand new development, furnished, river views, parking





Luxury 2 bed apartment, City Centre, furnished to a high standard, secure parking


Luxury 1 & 2 bed apartments, City Centre, furnished/unfurnished, Juliet balcony, some parking available




2 bedroom apartment, brand new development, fully furnished, secure parking, viewing recommended


From £550pcm

2 bed aparts, popular development next to Liverpool Womenʼs Hospital, fully furn, 2 double beds, secure parking





From £525pcm

Luxury 1 & 2 bed apartments, City Centre development close to Albert Dock, Fully furnished, Balcony


From £525pcm

From £525pcm

Luxury 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, fully furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, secure parking




Spacious 2 bedroom apart, City Centre develop, Fully furnished, Balcony, Roof terrace, 2 double beds





Spacious 2 bed duplex apartment, 2 double bedrooms, available part furnished, secure parking, City Centre


From £575pcm

From £500pcm

1 bedroom city centre apart, prestigious development, furnished/unfurnished





Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, excellent City Centre location, furnished, secure parking





1 bed apart, Fully furnished, Popular City Centre development on Leeds St, double bedroom, Juliet Balcony

1 bedroom City Centre apartment, excellent central location on Matthew Street, fully furnished

2 bed apart in City Quay development, fully furnished, fitted kitchen, landscaped grounds, secure parking





From £650pcm

New 2 bed apartments on Sefton Park, unfurnished, fitted kitchens, central heating, private parking



From £495pcm

2 & 3 bedroom houses, Quiet Culde-Sac off Speke Boulevard, Garden to rear, Fitted Kitchen, GCH, DG


From £550pcm


Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, City Centre development, fully furnished, 2 double bedrooms, fitted kitchen



Spacious 2 bed apart, on Aigburth Vale, next to Sefton Park, available furnished/unfurnished, secure parking



Large 4 bed end terrace, spacious property in Waterloo, close to beach furnished, fitted kitchen




2 bedroom apartment off Halewood Road, fully furnished, central heating, fitted kitchen, secure parking

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Walton Vale, 479 Rice Lane 0151 523 6600 ELLIOTT DRIVE, KIRKBY

Four Bedroom Detached Double Glazed Windows Gas Central Heating Integral Garage


Three Bedroom SemiDetached Two Reception Rooms Gas Central Heating Double Glazed Windows


Three Bedroom Mid Town House Front & Rear Gardens Paved Driveway Double Glazed Windows


Two Bedroom Mid Terraced Two Reception Rooms Close to Amenities Laminate Flooring



Three Bedroom SemiDetached Fully Furnished Off Road Parking Front & Rear Gardens


Two Bedroom Apartment Integrated Appliances Economy 7 Heating Double Glazed Windows




Three Bedroom MidTerraced Two Reception Rooms Fitted Kitchen Fitted Wardrobes

One Bedroom Apartment Double Glazed Windows Gas Central Heating Fully Fitted Kitchen

Two Bedroom Terraced Laminate Flooring Double Glazed Windows Gas Central Heating




Two Bedroom Apartment Economy 7 Heating Laminate Flooring Double Glazed Windows







Two Bedroom Apartment Recently Refurbished Allocated Parking Space Communal Gardens

Two Bedroom Apartment Economy 7 Heating Allocated Parking Entry Phone System

Two Bedroom Terraced Furnished Double Glazed Windows Gas Central Heating







Three Bedroom Semi Double Glazed Windows Gas Central Heating Off Road Parking

Two Bedroom Apartment Economy 7 Heating Double Glazed Windows Allocated Parking





Two Bedroom Apartment Allocated Parking Communal Gardens White Goods


Three Bedroom End Terraced Fitted Kitchen Carpets Recently Modernised

3 bed sem Ffitted kit, gardens DG windows, GC Heating, Off Road Parking, Alarms




Three Bedroom End Terraced Modern Fitted Kitchen Front & Rear Gardens Driveway Parking


L12 L4 L1 L5 L32 L20 L4 L8 L32 L15 L9 L33 L9 L20 L36 L20 L21 L21 L9 L24 L10 L19 L6 L12 L36 L11 L21 L4 L36 L21

Oaksmeade Close Hale Road Park Lane Plaza Tobacco Wharf St. Kevinʼs Drive Harris Drive Saxonia Road Kaber Court Rowan Drive Knightswood Court Yew Tree Road Hawthorne Drive Oakhouse Park Pleasant View Easton Road Cambridge Road Bankside Ct Cumpsty Road Taylforth Close Greyhound Farm Rd Sixth Avenue Grassendale Ct Hawkins Street Colonel Drive Kipling Avenue Delabole Road Ismay Road Wilburn Street Dinas Court Cecil Road

3 Bed Detached, DG, GCH, parking, gardens 4 Bed Mid Terr, Fitted Kitchen, GCH, 3 Reception rooms 2 Bed Apt, f/furnished, DG, E7Heating, parking 2 Bed Apt, f/furnished, roof terrace, DG, E7H 3 Bed Town, DG, GCH, lam flooring, gardens 3 bed semi, fit/kit, gardens. DGW, GCH, Alarms 3 Bed Mid Terraced, Fully Renovated, Laminate flooring, Fit/Kit, GCH, DGW 2 Bed Apt, f/kitchen, DG, E7H, lam flooring, parking 3 Bed Semi, DG, GCH, house alarm, gardens, parking 2 Bed Apt, f/kitchen, GCH, DG, parking 3 Bed Semi, GCH, DG, f/kitchen, lam flooring 3 Bed Town, f/kitchen, DG, E7H, carpets 2 Bed Apt, lam flooring, GCH, f/kitchen 4 bedroom semi, 2 Reception rooms, part furnished 3 bed semi, fit/kit, gardens. DGW, GCH, Alarms 3 Bed Terraced, DG, GCH, through lounge 2 Bed Apt, lam flooring, GCH, DG, parking 3 Bed Town House, Fit/Kit, Laminate flooring, DGW, Part GCH 2 Bed apartment, E7H, DG, lam flooring, parking 3 Bed Terrace, driveway, gardens, DG, GCH 2 Bed Terraced, DG, GCH, kitchen, rear yard 1 Bed Apt, f/kitchen, off road parking, GCH, DG 2 bedroom furnished terr, GCH, Lam Floor, White goods 2 Bed Apt, GCH, DG, lam flooring, parking 3 Bed Terrace, f/kitchen, gardens, DG, GCH 3 Bed Town, DG, GCH, gardens, driveway, lam flooring 2 Bed Terrace, carpets, DG, GCH, f/kitchen, shower 2 Bed terraced, GCH, DG, rear yard 2 Bed Apt, DG, GCH, lam flooring, carpets, parking 1 Bed Apt, DG, GCH, carpets, separate kitchen & bathroom


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Rodney Street

The Coach House

• • • • • • •

• Luxury at its best • Located between the Georgian quarter and the bustling hub of City Centre • 3 large bedrooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms

Located within Sefton Park Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments Top of the range kitchen appliances Spacious and light rooms


From £1200pcm

A selection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Fitted Kitchen with appliances Bright & Spacious living and bedroom areas Secure Parking

• A selection of 2 bed apartments coming soon. • Please call to register your interest and to arrange a viewing.

From £775pcm

Third Floor, 2 bedrooms Furnished Balcony Ensuite

• • • •

One Park West

Focus Building

• • • •

Windermere House, L17

• Ensuite bathrooms • Fitted Wardrobes, Secure Parking • Video Entry System, Residents Gym

Croxteth Road, L8

• • • •

From £750pcm

• • • •

A selection of 2 bed apartments Close to Princes/Sefton Park Fitted Kitchens/Bathroom with shower Parking

From £600pcm

Luxury apartment, Two bedrooms Ground floor, Furnished Overlooking Sefton Park Ensuite to master bedroom


Albany Apartments, L3

• • • •

Desford Road, L17

• • • •

Devonshire Road West, L8



• Large Lounge, Dining area/Utility room • Fitted Kitchen with appliances & breakfast room • Hardwood flooring, Furnished, Bills included

The Palm, Ibbotsons Lane, L17

• • • •

Set within a new development Large bedrooms with ensuite Fitted Kitchen with appliances DG/GCH Private Courtyard, Video Entry system Double Garage, Residents Gym Ideal Location

3 bed semi detached Newly Refurbished Fitted Kitchen, Large Garden Close to Aigburth Train Station


Luxury 2 bed apt Furnished, ECH/DG Fitted Kitchen with appliances Parking

Archibishops House, L25

• • • •

A selection of 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments GCH/DG Ensuite to master bedroom Sought After Location, Residents Parking

From £650pcm

New Bertram Court, L17

• • • •

1st Floor, 2 Bedrooms GCH/DG Newly Refurbished Close to Lark Lane



Newsham Park, L6

• • • •

One bedroom attic apartment GCH, DG Fitted kitchen Residents Parking


7 Litherland Road, Liverpool L20 3BY tel 0151 933 7303 fax 0151 203 3070 email website Your Move 23




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Castle Estates 53 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 2DA t: 0151 738 1619 e: w:



Apartment 3 bedrooms Bespoke kitchen Ensuite bathroom Underfloor heating Landscaped gardens

Apartment 2 bedrooms Bespoke kitchen Ensuite bathroom Underfloor heating Landscaped gardens







Lodge 3 bedrooms Lounge Kitchen/diner Loft conversion Unfurnished

Triplex apartment 3 bedrooms Lounge, kitchen Carpets, blinds Secure parking Viewing recommended

Town house Refurbished 3/4 bedrooms GCH, DG Integral garage Partly furnished







Refurbished terrace 3 bedrooms Furnished Carpets/laminate flooring throughout Garage @ £80pcm

Refurbished property 3 bedrooms Lounge Kitchen/diner Unfurnished GCH, DG

Apartment Listed building Conversion Ultra modern Two levels Fully furnished







Top floor apartment 3 bedrooms Large lounge Yard, rear terrace Refurbished New carpets

Selection of aparts 2 bedrooms Furn/Unfurnished Open plan GCH, DG Private parking

Ground floor apart 2 bedrooms Furnished/unfurnished Lounge diner Kitchen Allocated parking


From £550pcm

From £525pcm



VIEW 146, L5

Refurbished apart 2 bedrooms Private complex Unfurnished Electric heating Private Parking

Selection of properties 2 & 3 bedrooms Furnished/unfurnished DG, GCH Fully fitted kitchen

Apartment 14th floor 2 bedrooms Open plan Laminate flooring Residents gym





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exclusive apartment 2/3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 ensuite 2 reception rooms Roof terrace



Flat One bedroom Unfurnished GCH Superb views Car parking

Terrace 2 bedrooms Unfurnished GCH, DG Close amenities

Flat 1 bedroom Fully furnished Kitchen diner/lounge GCH, DG Close to amenities







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Coniston House

West Tower

Tobacco Wharf

• Executive Luxury Apartment • Excellently Refurbished Throughout • Three Double Bedrooms with fitted robes • Luxurious Master Suite • Leisure Centre • Landscaped gardens • Secure Allocated Parking

• Prestigious Beetham Development • Floors ranging from 16th-29th • Two Double Bedrooms • Custom Designed Kitchens with appliances • Fully fitted bathrooms • Reverse Cycle Heating & Cooling System

• Luxury canal side apartments • One Bedroom • Fully integrated kitchens with appliances • Luxury Fitted bathroom • Unfurnished/Furnished • Secure Parking available


From £725pcm

From £475pcm





2 Hudson Gardens, 136 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5BB Tel 0151 702 9222 Fax 0151 707 8244


The Waterford

Alexandra Tower

Hudson Gardens

Residential Sales Residential Lettings Property Management OPEN 7 DAYS

• Purpose Built Development In Georgian Quarter • Second Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms with ensuite to Master • Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen • Fully Furnished • Secure Allocated Parking

• Newly Completed Development • Situated on the 6th Floor • Two Double Bedrooms • NOBILIA Integrated Kitchen • Fitted Bathroom with Shower • Stunning Views • Viewing Recommended

• Purpose Built Block • First Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen • Unfurnished • Secure Underground Parking • Viewing Recommended




Carina Court

Devonshire Road West

Cornwallis Court

• Purpose Built Apartment Block • Situated on the second floor • Two Double Bedrooms with master ensuite • Fully Integrated Kitchen • Fully Furnished • Secure Allocated Parking • Viewing Recommended

• Recently Completed Conversion • Selection of Two Bedroom Apartments • Modern Fitted Kitchens • Luxury Fitted Bathrooms • Feature Double Glazed Sash Windows • Secure Parking to Rear

• Purpose Built Apartment Block • Two Double Bedroom • Fitted Kitchen • Fitted Bathroom • City centre location • Viewing highly recommended


From £550pcm


Royal Quay

Focus Building

Fowlers Building

• Purpose Built Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Master with Ensuite • Fully Integrated Kitchen • Fitted Bathroom with shower • Balcony • Allocated parking


• Purpose built apartment • One double bedroom • Integrated kitchen • Fitted bathroom • Fully furnished to a high standard • Viewing recommended


• Second Floor Studio • Fully Furnished Accommodation • Well Maintained Fitted Kitchen • Spacious Lounge • Fitted Bathroom • Viewing Recommended


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0151 207 3750

Visit our website for full details of all our properties

Landlords We urgently require more properties for waiting tenants! Call C&D Properties now for your FREE-NO OBLIGATION rental appraisal of your property. C&D Properties can offer landlords a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from many years within the Liverpool property market. Our strong local reputation coupled with high profile marketing will ensure the letting potential of your property is fully maximised.

Riding Street, London Road

Snowdon Lane, Vauxhall

Trafalgar Court, City Centre

NEW Superb 2 bedroom apartment Fully furnished, central heating • Lift access, double glazed • Close to University’s & hospital’s • Available immediately

3 bed semi detached properties Furnished/unfurnished available • GCH, double glazing, driveway • Gardens front & rear • Ideal for students sharing

2 bedroom furnished apartment GCH, intercom security • Fully fitted kitchen, Jacuzzi bath • Close to Lime St station • Viewing highly recommended


From £575pcm


Central Gardens, City Centre

Acorn Court, Toxteth

London Road, City Centre

NEW Spacious 2 bedroom apartment Fully furnished, lift access • Extensive terrace • Superb city views • Intercom security system

2 bedroom furnished apartment Central heating, fitted kitchen • Allocated parking space • Communal gardens • Views to Wirral & Wales

1 bedroom furnished apartment Central heating, double glazing • Lift access, fitted kitchen • Juliette balcony, laminate flooring • Excellent City Centre location


Lydia Anne Street, Ropewalks


£475pcm Oban Road, Anfield

Cable House, City Centre

Property of the Week • Executive 1 bedroom duplex apartment • Fully furnished to high standard • Extensive timber decked terrace • Secure underground parking space • Early viewing highly recommended


NEW Attractive 3 bedroom terrace Tastefully furnished throughout • GCH, part double glazed • Jacuzzi bath, utility room • Internal inspection recommended • •


£680pcm Temple Court, Cavern Quarter A range of superb 2 bedroom unfurnished luxury apartments situated in the heart of the historic Ropewalks area of the city centre and just a short walk from the brand new Liverpool 1 shopping development. The apartments benefit from intercom security, double glazing, lift access, fitted carpets & fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances. Internal inspection is strongly recommended in order to appreciate these outstanding apartments. Contact us now to arrange a viewing! Secure undercroft parking is available at an additional cost.

From £538pcm

Railbrook Hey, Old Swan

Daisy Street, Kirkdale


NEW Superb 1 bedroom luxury apart Fantastic City Centre location • Central heating, wooden flooring • Integrated kitchen appliances • MUST BE SEEN!

2 bedroom terrace Unfurnished , Electric heating • Close to local amenities & bus routes • Ideal student accomodation

Unfurnished 3 bedroom semi GCH, DG, Laminate flooring • Gardens front & rear, driveway • Detached single garage, • Quiet cul-de-sac location



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We are pleased to present various apartments in this newly refurbished block in the highly sought after area of Sefton Park. Unfurnished apartments comprising of one and two bedrooms situated on the eighth floor. Parking is available upon request. Easy access to the City Centre and all local amenities.

Heysmoor Heights Croxteth Drive, L8

A viewing of this apartment block is highly recommended.

From £485 PCM The Woodlands, L25

Well presented two bedroom apartments, two double bedrooms, furnished apartments, integrated appliances, allocated parking


Egerton Park, Wirral, CH42

Two bedroom modernised basement apartment, kitchen with white goods, carpeted, gas central heating, secure parking within grounds, viewing recommended

£500 PCM

Halifax House, L2

A selection of one and two bedroom apartments, fully furnished, newly modernised Victorian building, can be unfurnished on request


Grassendale Court, L19

Two bedroom apartment, unfurnished, open plan kitchen and lounge, parking, close to all local amenities

£450 PCM

Lidderdale Court, L15

All Hallows Drive, L24

Two bedroom apartments, close to local amenities, unfurnished, en-suite to master bedroom, secure parking, viewing essential

Unfurnished, three bedroom detached house, front and rear gardens. Off road parking, downstairs wc, living room, open plan kitchen and dining area

£525 PCM

£525 PCM

Our Corporate Lettings and Property Management Division has been established to manage both residential and commercial property for our range of in-house property funds. We also have a dedicated team entirely focused on managing assets for banks, receivers and receiver’s agents and developers. Should you be an investor landlord, property company or asset manager, please contact our office and we can show you how we can maximize your investment. Quite often we tailor our service to meet investor needs. Or alternatively, if you are unhappy with your current letting agent or property manager please contact us and arrange to come and meet us to see how we differ from the rest.

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1ST FLOOR / 158 LIVERPOOL ROAD NORTH LIVERPOOL / L31 2HP T:0151 531 9329 | F:0151 520 2786

KESTRAL COURT, L23 2 Bedroom Apartment, Overlooking waterfront, Secure parking, Ensuite, Balcony, Fully integrated kitchen

CATHERINE HOUSE, L8 Close to city centre, 1 bed top floor furnished apartment with private secure parking. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances

FLEET STREET, L1 2 Bedroom Flat, Laminate Flooring, Fitted Kitchen, Secure Underground Parking

£161.53 PER WEEK/£700 PCM

£138.46 PER WEEK/£600 PCM





2 bed fully furnished apartment with secure parking close to Royal Hospital. Integrated appliances in kitchen. Immaculate throughout

Available end February refurbished 2 bed house, UPVC DG windows, laminate flooring, GCH, fully fitted kitchen, fitted bathroom

2 Bedroom fully furnished house, Large bedrooms, quiet location, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating

£115.38 PER WEEK/£500 PCM

£103.84 PER WEEK/£450 PCM

£103.84 PER WEEK/£450 PCM




2 bed recently refurbished house. Laminate flooring throughout. UPVC windows, fitted kitchen and bathroom

1 bed ground floor self contained flat with intercom system. Laminate flooring, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom. Close to all amenities

1 bed refurbished self contained flat. Secure intercom system. Private parking. Laminate flooring, fitted kitchen and bathroom

£98.07 PER WEEK/£425 PCM

£90.00 PER WEEK/£390 PCM




Recently Refurbished 2 Bedroom Flat, Secure Intercom System, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating

1 bed self contained flat in prominent landmark building. Secure intercom system. Refurbished throughout. Laminate flooring, fitted kitchen and bathroom

1 bed self contained flat with intercom system. Recently refurbished. Fitted kitchen and bathroom. Laminate flooring throughout and blinds on windows

£90.00 PER WEEK/£390 PCM

£85.00 PER WEEK/£368.33 PCM

£90.00 PER WEEK/£390 PCM

£80.00 PER WEEK/£346.66 PCM

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Heysmoor Heights Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L8 A TWO BEDROOM PROPERTY, FROM £535 PCM What’s on offer?

This newly refurbished building offers various luxury apartments on the border of the highly sought-after area of Sefton Park, Liverpool. Agent’s view

Terry Sherlock property manager at Property First Asset Management

We have a range of apartments available furnished to a very high standard, comprising of one and two bedrooms situated on the eighth floor, with fully fitted kitchens and modern bathrooms. Parking is available upon request for a further fee, and the property is situated with easy access to the city centre and local amenities. Properties are available furnished or unfurnished, and viewing of is highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality and amazing views. One bedroom properties are available from £485 pcm. To view this property now call 0151 236 3366.

Woolton Road Liverpool, L25 £1,300 PCM What’s on offer?

This four bedroom semi-detached home in the popular Woolton suburb is excellently well-presented. Agent’s view Located on the edge of the ever popular Woolton Village, this spacious semi-detached property has been decorated to give it a modern feel, whilst retaining many of the original features. With four generous bedrooms, two reception rooms with large bay windows and Richard Griffiths a dining kitchen, there is plenty of room for manager at all the family to live. The well established Martin and Co. gardens to three sides of the property provide a private outdoor space to enjoy. To view this property now call 0151 428 6922.

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Quebec Quay Liverpool, L3 £750 PCM What’s on offer?

This private two bedroom waterfront apartment provides comfortable accommodation and enjoys river views. Agent’s view

Peter Bellamy managing director at Northwood UK

Set within a gated development, this spacious two bedroom apartment is situated between Liverpool’s marinas and the River Mersey. This popular location is within easy walking distance to the business district and city centre, and Liverpool’s Yacht Club and Watersports Centre also flank the development. The accommodation comprises a living room, a master bedroom boasting a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom, kitchen/diner with breakfast bar and family bathroom; this is the perfect city. To view this property now call 0151 256 1035.

One Park West Strand Street L1 £750 PCM What’s on offer?

This brand new, two bedroom apartment is situated on the 12th floor, offering fantastic views of the River Mersey and Three Graces. Agent’s view

Lynsey Smith lettings manager at King Sturge

One Park West is the jewel in the crown of Liverpool One and Liverpool’s most desired address. A stone’s throw from the leisure offerings of Liverpool One, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Offering amazing and uninterrupted views, this two bedroom apartment is offered fully furnished to a very high standard, with a contemporary kitchen and bathroom and secure allocated parking available if required. Viewing is essential to appreciate the high specification and to experience this luxurious property. To view this property now call 0151 242 6490.

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How to recycle now The global economic crisis has spared few industries, and recycling is one big business to suffer a setback – ironically when in Liverpool, the Year of the Environment has put green matters at the top of the agenda. Why then should we be continuing to recycle in 2009? In the current climate, waste paper, plastic and glass which were previously valuable commodities, with a specific market overseas, have seen their values drop. Whereas before, Chinese industry welcomed our exported, recyclable materials to process into new goods, the fall in demand for those new goods back here has seen the supply of recyclables, temporarily at least, outstrip demand. Local green matters Locally, recycling is a big component of the government’s plans to create a more environmentally friendly society. The distribution of different coloured bins and different collection days has caused excitement and panic among homeowners in recent years. 32 Your Move

But has it all been worth it, and what has been happening to our recyclable material? The recycling cycle The majority of the UK’s recycling has, for some years, been collected by local companies and shipped thousands of miles to the East where Chinese recycling companies dominate the market. The raw materials are processed into new goods for British and US consumption, however, with a smaller market here for those imported goods, and a subsequent lack of demand for the masses of recycling in China, is continuing to separate, sort and arrange collection of recyclables really the most energy efficient option in the current climate? In the economy’s happier times, the

shipping of materials to China seemed to go unquestioned but, more recently, experts and the media have been asking whether an expensive journey really does justice to the time and energy, as well as the costs involved, in collecting and separating paper, plastic and glass – particularly as the fee gained for the exports has fallen considerably. It’s been found that, where in recent months, cardboard was valued at £40 a tonne, its value during the downturn has depleted to the extent of rendering it worthless. As a result, many have been asking, is Britain’s refuse really valuable enough to justify the expense of time and energy on their collection? Waste mountains? Reports that piles of waste paper in the UK have been

building for some time, since demand from China tailed off, has seen some argue that the costs of storing recyclable material must surely be a wasteful use of resources at a time when the UK’s industries are feeling the effects of a downturn. It’s certainly the case with paper that, after a certain time period, the decomposing substance ceases to be of any value to the customer. Yet, recycling organisations have now pointed out that the build up of recycling at the moment is still minimal, compared with the 10 million tonnes of waste recycled each year into new goods. Transport costs Furthermore, shipping the goods overseas is not as detrimental to the




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How to recycle in Knowsley Grey bin - Food and cereal boxes, cardboard, ’phone books, food tins and drinks cans (place the lids inside the cans), glass bottle and jars, plastic bottles, envelopes (remove windows), papers, newspapers and magazines. Do not place items in plastic bags and rinse bottles and jars first. Blue bin - Lawn mowings, finished flowers, prunings, hedge clippings and leaves. Rubble, soil, turf or other items will not be recycled. Maroon bin - General waste that cannot be recycled but no building materials. environment as one might expect; even taking into account the energy used to transport the materials from the UK to China, the energy saved is still equivalent to saving more energy than it would take to send the materials to landfill and produce brand new goods. It’s also more cost effective even under present conditions. A spokesperson for WRAP commented that, even if storage fees are higher at present for councils to store waste before demand returns overseas, it is preferable to take this option over landfill: “Even if paper is sold for recycling at £10 per tonne, that is still preferable to paying the average of £45, including tax, to send it to landfill.” Covering the costs Until the market does recover, however – in several months according to a spokesperson from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – it is, in some cases, the private recycling contractors who are bearing the brunt of additional storage costs. Recovering energy from waste Of course, rather than sending waste to landfill, using it to run a power station remains an option. The National Audit Office report found that the

government should make a commitment to cut waste going to landfill by 50 per cent by 2030. In this light, nine waste treatment projects have been approved to turn waste into energy across the UK. That is to say that, while when recycling goods proves not to be an available option, converting materials into energy is a preferred option. WRAP has concluded however, after compiling evidence from experts in the field, that burning waste to produce energy is a less efficient use of resources than recycling – even under the present market conditions. However, for local councils in Britain to continue running sorting and separating schemes, there needs to be the two options available to reuse the waste, it would seem. Eco-nomics Other positive statistics note that the 8.6 million tonnes of paper the UK recycled here and abroad in 2008 saved the equivalent of 11 million tonnes of C02 emissions, surely more than enough to justify the time, energy and costs of recycling even in a temporary downturn? It is tempting to agree that this is the case – but only if

*2006 Environmental Benefits of Recycling and 2007 Waste for England by WRAP.

recycling continues to be held high on the agenda across the different councils and local authorities, and while departments such as transport also treat the environment as a priority.

Contact the service for more details of the weekly waste collection and fortnightly recycling collection: or telephone 0151 443 2400.

Good habits The message then is to continue recycling as the markets will eventually recover, and the benefits of recycling are farreaching. Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO of WRAP, commented: “Around two thirds of households recycle as a way of life. The message to householders is that recycling is delivering great environmental benefits and there is absolutely no reason to stop.” Only time will tell whether your recycling will be used to create new goods or to power your home, or both, but either has to be better than plugging up our valuable land. If you are one of the two thirds of households then you’re probably already aware of how best to recycle in your area but, if not, then we’ve sorted through the information to find the best solutions.

Blue bin - Rinsed but not crushed cans, loose steel lids from bottles or jars, cardboard boxes, food packaging, egg cartons, kitchen and toilet rolls, greetings cards, glass jars and bottles, newspapers and magazines, windowless envelopes, paper bags, wrapping paper, telephone directories and catalogues. Do not use the bin for TetraPaks, plastic film, polystyrene, plastic bags, textiles, foil, food or liquids, aerosol cans or yoghurt pots.

How to recycle in Liverpool

How to recycle in Sefton Blue bag - Paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogues, directories, junk mail but not shredded paper, cardboard, books, brown paper or window envelopes. Green box - Steel and aluminium drinks cans, glass bottle, jars but not light bulbs, window glass or Pyrex. White bag - Clean, dry clothes and shoes tied in pairs, bedding but no single shoes or wet clothes or rags. For more information telephone 0845 140 0845.

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Lettings for Kings

Sefton partnership proving successful KBK Law launches The Home Market A firm of Sefton solictors is leading the way in encouraging estate agents to work together in marketing their properties. The Netherton office of KBK Law has opened ‘The Home Market’ next door to its legal practice, where four local estate agents can showcase the properties on their books. Blacks Estate Agents, Grosvenor Waterford, Alistair Saville and Clarke Davidson are each

displaying properties at KBK Law’s Marian Square offices. Steve Battarbee, senior partner of KBK Law and director of Nationwide Solicitors Alliance (NSA), commented: “I firmly believe that property professionals should find ways of working more closely together for the good of their clients.” He added: “The Home Market, for a modest sum, is a way of

New agent opens on Lark Lane Steve Battarbee, senior partner of KBK Law extending the presence that local estate agents have in the area. It gives the public access to four agents, mortgage advisors and to KBK Law’s conveyancing and HIPs services, all under one roof.” The Home Market has already generated substantial interest and there are plans to extend it to KBK Law’s Bootle town centre office as market conditions improve.

Allerton firm’s move to help the market

Secluded homes in Southport

Paul Bibby

New development for the retired launches

Award-winning developer Newfield Jones Homes has launched a new development in the tranquil environs of Southport. The managed development at Regency Gardens is being marketed for buyers looking for security and independence in their retirement, with beautifully planned one and two bedroom apartments. The location near Lord 34 Your Move

A new lettings agency has opened on Lark Lane in Aigburth. King Lets is being managed by director Joanne Allen, looking after landlords and tenants in south Liverpool and the city centre. Joanne, who has a long career in property, is enjoying the new challenge in the vibrant bohemian suburb: “It’s a good area, and now I’m looking for more properties in the area, as I have interested tenants waiting to move in.”

Street is easily accessible for local amenities as well as incorporating all the comforts of a managed development. Each apartment provides fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances, a comfortable lounge, and a beautifully fitted tiled bathroom. Comfort and security are paramount, with a ‘speak and see’ video entry system, 24 hour emergency call

system and a carefully chosen house manager. There are three laundry rooms, two passenger lifts, a communal lounge and guest suites for visiting family and friends. The development is open to visitors from Thursday to Monday, 11am to 5:30pm and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Telephone Regency Gardens for more information on 01704 530505.

MSB Solicitors on Allerton Road is now offering Home Information Packs for a price of £149, including VAT. The offer comes with the condition that the firm will also undertake the vendor’s conveyancing. If the house isn’t sold, however, no fees will apply. Paul Bibby, managing partner, commented: “As most HIP providers are charging upwards of £300, and in some cases far more, this price represents the best possible value.” For more information telephone MSB Solicitors on 0151 281 9040.




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TAKE-UP FOR LETTINGS SUPPORT INCREASES City pads sign up for independent inventory service Inventory specialists Lets Support have announced a major new contract to supply inventories, check-ins and check-outs on behalf of King Sturge at One Park West. The deal, which will include all apartments let for Grosvenor within the Liverpool One development, is just part of the Allerton Road based firm’s rapid expansion as the letting market continues to grow. Maria Colleran, director of Lets Support said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be working alongside King Sturge on such a prestigious development, it really is recognition of the benefits of

the service we provide. “We have seen our business go from strength to strength over the last three years as landlords, agents and developers realise the true value of having a professional and independent inventory compiled. It offers the best protection for both the landlord and tenant, and minimises any disputes at the end of a tenancy.” Lynsey Smith, lettings manager for King Sturge added: “We have been working with Maria and her team for three years now, they do such a fantastic job they seemed an obvious choice for One Park West.”

Maria Colleran, director of Lets Support For details of Lets Support’s service, call Maria Colleran on 0151 424 2442 or visit For information

on apartments available to let at One Park West, contact Lynsey Smith on 0151 242 6490.

Exclusive brand at Woolton store SMEG welcomed to the Studio

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KKB Design Studio is showcasing the new line of Smeg appliances. The Linear Series range of oven have a glass front made without a frame, sleek backlit controls and a robust handle that reflects the precise symmetry of the overall appearance of the series. The Linear Series has been extended to include not just ergonomically designed matching hobs, but a range of 45cm compact combination ovens and coordinating lift-up doors with a hydraulic hinge lifting system. Martin Elackman of KBB

Design Studio commented: “We design, sell and install contemporary mid to upmarket kitchens here, and I like to offer items and designs that are a little bit different. “The Smeg range is very well-designed and I expect this range in particular to be very popular.” The ovens are stocked in black, a mirror finish, and in stainless steel. KBB Design Studio also stock German and Italian kitchen furniture, stainless steel, granite and glass worktops, and employ their own kitchen fitters in the studio is located just off Woolton Street. Your Move 35




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* A loan will be provided for the remaining 25% of the purchase price for up to 10 years, secured by a second charge over the property. The repayment sum will reect 25% of the market value of the property at the time the property is sold or remortgaged. No interest is payable unless there is a default. Full details of all the offers available on request, on selected properties only. Offers can be withdrawn at any time and only one promotion offered on each purchase. All offers subject to using a Mortgage Broker and Solicitor from TaylorWimpey's panel who will act solely for the applicant. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Prices correct at time of going to press. Images show typical Bryant homes and an interior.

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Hot Off The Press


Artist’s impression of Peel’s proposed Northbank East development showing the converted East Float Mills to the left.

Peel plans inspire sales Enticing new development in Cheshire Rock Court, Frodsham

East Float Mills development generates attention Peel Holdings’ planning application to regenerate and develop the Northbank East site was the subject of a presentation given to Wirral’s business community last week. Already, the proposals have generated interest among investors and homebuyers who want to be part of the waterfront’s transformation. Visitor numbers to the East Float marketing suite have increased dramatically over the course of the past few weeks and three reservations on properties there were made in the first two weeks of this month alone. The excitement surrounding the £4.6 billion proposals for the waterfront over the next 30-50 years is considerable. The Northbank East plans alone will see the creation of 1,700 homes with access to rooftop gardens, a foodstore, retail and leisure facilities in a mixed-use scheme, if consent is granted. At the East Float Mills development, Gregor Shore UK has converted a Victorian corn mill into 168 contemporary loft

style apartments. The five-storey building currently dominates the Wallasey area. Speaking of the increased interest, Russell Dickson, Gregor Shore UK’s sales director, commented: “The recent publicity surrounding Peel’s planning application at East Float has definitely caught the imagination of the local public and thrown the spotlight back onto our development. “Our sales team has been busy explaining to visitors where the proposed development is to be situated, and the profitable impact for investors in the area. “Whilst market conditions are not exactly buoyant, we are cautiously optimistic and our recent sales confirm that buyers are anticipating the Wirral Waters Masterplan might just happen sooner than expected.” Prices at the East Float Mills site start at £94, 950. The marketing suite is open from Monday to Friday from 11am until 5pm, with late nights until 7pm on Thursdays, and weekends from 10am until 4pm.

An exclusive development of new homes has been unveiled at Rock Court in Frodsham, Cheshire. Homes by Harrison Grace developers has launched the town centre properties, which include 11 town houses with three and four bedrooms, and one detached four bedroom home on High Street in Frodsham. Gordon Muir Fortune has designed the properties using bold contemporary aesthetics, and each comes with a garage and an allocated parking space, plus a substantial and private rear garden. Hand selected bricks, large windows, William Ball kitchens, and Villeroy & Boch bathrooms are indicative of

the superb specification and build quality. The town of Frodsham, which is 800 years old this year, boasts a fascinating blend of historic architecture with sophisticated bars, traditional pubs, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens. The beautiful Cheshire countryside is located on the doorstep, with Delamere Forest less than 15 minutes drive away. Prices start at an extremely competitive £299,900 for a three bedroom town house, and the immaculately furnished and decorated show home is open from Thursday to Monday, 11am to 5pm. Viewings can be arranged by contacting Gill Johnson on 0161 776 5872. Your Move 37




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Area Focus By Lucy Oliver


Little town of Prescot Prescot in Knowsley is a town full of surprises. With architecture dating from the town’s clock-making days to modern apartments, and with good schools and excellent amenities, this really is a hidden gem for property hunters in the area.

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Encompassing two main streets, cobbled side roads and plenty of fascinating architecture, the oldest town centre in Knowsley is a conservation area with a busy community enjoying the use of 18th and 19th century buildings, long established family run businesses, and access to the beautiful rural countryside. Just off the main road running through the town, Church Street is home to Prescot Museum, formerly Parr’s Bank. The grand building, which was once a private house for a family with servants, it retains its fireplace with an original salt box. Today, it’s a hive of cultural activity in the

borough; on the ground floor, it’s home to an exhibition entitled ‘Magical Tales,’ putting together the work of schoolchildren from across the borough. Inspired by stories they’ve read at school, the children’s creations include gingerbread men, witches, fairies and spiders, cavorting alongside a display of James’s giant peach. Every Thursday, early years sessions take place at the museum, and Sunday Fundays see craftmaking keep children entertained, just like the halfterm and holiday activities designed to capture the imagination. Storytelling as a town characteristic is perhaps reminiscent of the days when, it is believed, Shakespeare’s players performed in the long since dissipated playhouse. Prescot contains a number of other historic buildings. A




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number of the houses on St. Helens Road have workshops, used for clock making from the 1700s, built onto the back of them, with typical large windows to fill the rooms with light. In the later nineteenth century, the establishment of the Lancashire Watch Company factory saw watches put together in huge numbers, taking over from the smaller workshops. By 1893, 700 employees worked at the factory, situated on Albany Road; most of them young single women, although the factory closed in 1911 due to fierce competition from the United States. As a result the flat iron building, (so called because of its unusual shape), which had been used by the company for storage, became the site of the Prescot Clock and Mechanism Company

until 1969. Today, the history of watchmaking is told in an exhibition upstairs in Prescot Museum, looking at the clock makers and their cottage workshops. The flat iron building however, has many tales of its own to tell. It was the site of the town ducking stool in medieval Prescot and the spot where the first Elizabethan theatre, outside of London, was located – and where it has been strongly suggested that Shakespeare and his players visited. Built in the 1590s by an associate of the Earls of Derby (the Stanley family) resident at Knowsley Hall, it has been put forward that some of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, including Richard III and Love’s Labour’s Lost, contain tributes to the Stanleys and were first staged in the


Prescot area. Although the recent bid for Lottery finding to revive Prescot’s theatrical past, with the regeneration project Shakespeare North at The Cockpit, was ultimately unsuccessful, the town’s culture vultures are determined not to be deterred. The campaign won support from high profile names including Sue Johnston from The Royle Family, who grew up in Prescot, and it’s hoped that it may, at some point, be revived. M.Ray’s, popularly known as Ray’s of Prescot, is a familiar landmark on the high street for visitors and locals, drawn to the eye-catching window displays and warmth of the café. Since 1924, the

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family business which was started by the current managing director’s grandmother, has continued to thrive, passing on its skills to the third generation. Michele Ray employs 36 people in the craft bakery, where everything is hand made; it’s also the only bakery to have just one shop attached for miles around. The clientele range from local customers who enjoy the freshly baked bread to those who travel from surrounding areas for the hand-crafted produce. Cultural activity and long established tearooms are certainly a big draw to the area for the retired and for families, while professionals and younger couples are attracted to the chic properties with convenient access to jobs at the local hospital and neighbouring St. Helens and Liverpool. Andrew Louis, established as an estate agency in the city for 20 years, has had a long history in Prescot. Today, the agency’s staff continues to source quality family homes and apartments for professionals in the area from the Eccleston Street office. Michael Sharkey, lettings and property manager for the Prescot and Knowsley area 42 Your Move



“The high street’s mix of high street shops, local greengrocers, florists, bakers, hairdressers and butchers makes for a charming shopping district.”

commented: “There’s a strong lettings environment here at the moment, and property is selling too – and not just repossessions. The area is good for transport links to Liverpool or St. Helens and the surrounding area, and Prescot has some good schools in the vicinity. There are also large numbers of professionals working at the local hospital, and the community’s really strong. The architecture, like the flat iron building, has real character, and it’s a very friendly place too.” At Oliver James, lettings are also buoyant. Joanne Dykins opened the agency, with its stunning red, white and black décor seven months ago. She admitted to falling in love with the area, “It’s such a close knit community for families and professionals. A terraced house could be let for around £450 pcm or an apartment at the Rainhill end might take £800 pcm. The range and variety of property is excellent here, the people are lovely and there’s a good atmosphere.” The high street’s mix of high street shops, local greengrocers, florists, bakers, hairdressers and butchers makes for a charming shopping district. While the

arcade is less busy than previously, Cables Retail Park is also just a short walk away, offering large stores and ample parking. With history and culture, shopping and restaurants on offer, Prescot really is a hidden treasure in Knowsley’s crown.

SPEAKMAN GARDENS A new development in Prescot that’s set to prove attractive is Speakman Gardens, located on Steley Way. Once complete it will comprise a collection of two bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes in the heart of Prescot, with excellent access to amenities and major transport links. For more information telephone 0845 071 8832.




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TRANSPORT The 10 or 10A buses generally run every five minutes into Liverpool city centre, from St. Helens. The number 89 runs between St. Helens and John Lennon Airport, through Prescot.

If you’re looking for a new home in Prescot, we’ve sourced some typical properties to inspire you. PRESCOT TYPICAL PROPERTY TO BUY

For more information on all of these services contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

SCHOOLS Primaries in the area: Prescot Primary School, St. Luke’s Catholic Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Evelyn Community Primary are all in the locality. Secondary school provision includes Prescot School Language College, St. Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, and Tower College Independent School.

For Sale The property is situated directly off Blenheim Drive, Royal Gardens and close to local amenities including schools, public transport, shopping facilities offered by Prescot Town Centre, motorway networks.

Internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate this spacious and well presented four bedroom detached home situated in a popular residential location. The property has two reception rooms, kitchen/diner, utility room, en suite shower room to master bedroom, family

bathroom, a garage and off road parking, front and rear gardens, gas central heating and double glazing. The property is well maintained throughout. Viewing essential. Andrew Louis, Prescot on 0151 292 8880


For more information about schools in the area see for a full directory.

THINGS TO DO: Prescot Musuem is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until pm and 2pm until 5pm, and Sunday from 2pm until 5pm. Take the heritage trail through the town by picking up a guide from Prescot Musuem. Telephone the Prescot Museum team on 0151 430 7787.

To Rent This prestigious newly built two bedroom apartment is fully furnished to a high standard, is situated in the Prescot/Whiston area of Liverpool and is close to all the local amenities and comes with secured parking and CCTV. This second floor apartment

comprises two double sized bedrooms, kitchen/dining area with all white goods, a main bathroom, and en-suite facilities to the master bedroom. Viewing is highly recommended for this stunning apartment. Contact Oliver James Lettings, Prescot on 0151 430 8391.

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interview ON THE LADDER

Advice from chartered accountants 0151 228 8977 Julia Casimo

Making ends meet! Q. I have my own house, and I am considering getting a couple of lodgers to help with my finances. Do I have to pay tax on the rent I receive?

The sales and marketing director Steve McElroy, Miller Homes North West Steve McElroy, sales and marketing director is responsible for delivering sales and completions targets throughout the year for Miller Homes North West. He also oversees promotional activities and predicts future sales. How did you get into property? I started my career as a mortgage broker and progressed naturally, dealing with purchasers’ finances and property valuations, sales and lettings. I won the role of part exchange controller at David Wilson Homes before becoming sales and marketing director at Miller in 2000. What attracted you to your current role? I had worked with Miller Homes as a consultant at first and enjoyed their willingness to let me get on with the challenges. They encouraged new ideas and they empower people to make a difference. The key to success is… …staying proactive in the current market. You need to know your customer base and what they want as well as understanding your competitors and what they are doing. Who would be your ideal dinner guests and why? Definitely Jimmy Carr, to make me laugh in the current market, business man Richard Branson to pick up the tab, and Jennifer Aniston for obvious reasons!

Quick dial: Miller Homes 0870 336 4700

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A. Homeowners looking to ease their finances during the ‘credit crunch’ may well like to consider the ‘rent-a-room’ scheme. This genuine tax break allows a homeowner to receive rent of up to £4250 a year tax free by letting out a room in their home. There are several important provisos. • The scheme can only be used by individuals, or couples. • It only applies to furnished accommodation • The scheme can only be used for residential letting, meaning that you cannot let part of your home as office/commercial accommodation • The relief is per property, not per person, so if the house is jointly owned the tax free amount does not double. • You must claim the relief by completing a self assessment tax return. Q. I was thinking of charging more than £4250 a year in total. What happens then? A. Then you have a choice. You can either account for all your income and expenses, and pay tax on the profit, or you can pay tax on any excess over the £4250. Let’s say you income is £5000 and your expenses are £1000. Your choice is Pay tax on income of £5000 less expenses of £1000, i.e. pay tax on £4000 Or Pay tax on £5000 of rent less the ‘rent-a-room’ fixed deduction of £4250, i.e. pay tax on £750. The best choice will obviously depend on your individual position. This can be a very useful tax break. As always, good advice will be essential.

As with many decisions you really do need to take independent financial and tax advice. If you would like our help call Julia on 0151 228 8977 at John Kerr Chartered Accountants 369-375 Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool L12 2AH. Authorised and regulated by The Financial Services Authority Please note that this article is not intended to give specific technical or financial advice and it should not be construed as doing so. It is designed only to alert readers to some of the issues. It is not intended to give exhaustive coverage of any topic. Professional advice should always be sought before action is either taken or refrained from as a result of information contained herein.




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Have your say


“No, quite the opposite. I can’t see any good reason for doing this, it can only be detrimental to trade within the city at a time when we should be doing all we can to encourage people into Liverpool.”

Andrew Collinge owner, Andrew Collinge hair salons

“No. When we first opened 10 years ago, parking was free. Pay and Display crept in and now we always have people asking how long they’ll get on the metre. With free parking after 6pm, people come in early, pay until 6pm and then enjoy shopping, eating out and visiting the theatres. If they can’t do that any longer, then trade will suffer and they’ll look elsewhere.”

“No. I’ve made it clear to senior councillors and Warren Bradley himself that we think it’s nuts. We all understand that 2008 was wonderfully successful and that did not come for nothing, but this is undoing all the good of 08, instead of simply helping to pay for it.”

Should we pay for parking after 6pm? Should the council be extending the evening charge to park in the city centre at the expense of retail and leisure?

Colin Manning co-owner 60 Hope Street, The Quarter, and HoSt restaurants

Jack Stopforth CEO, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

“No. Parking in this city is always a controversial topic. Increasing the parking charge is just going to add to the costs for a night out in the city centre and may make audiences think twice. It’s certainly not going to help develop the night time cultural economy, especially after such a successful year in 2008.”

“No. It’s certainly not going to be very pleasant for business managers who’ll need to explain to their clients that, even if they’re coming into Liverpool after 6pm – for one of our open evenings for instance – that they’ll need to pay for parking, unlike almost every other city.”

Sarah Ogle communications and marketing director, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Suzy Gorman dental practice manager, Ollie & Darsh

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Solicitor to make a will? A As you have identified, it would seem that your will is out of date. This is not just because of the time which has passed since the will was made but because some of the beneficiaries (the people who you chose to benefit) have died before you. It is important to ensure that your will is up to date otherwise it might not be worth having one in the first place. An out of date will could lead to problems after your death and your wishes may be disregarded e.g. You may have separated from an ex-partner and they may now be living with somebody else; you may have married or entered into a registered civil partnership which may make any former will invalid (unless it was made under special circumstances). If you die without a valid will then your estate is governed by the intestacy provisions. At present, if you are married (or in a civil partnership) and have children, the spouse/civil partner only receives the first £125,000 of the assets held in your sole name outright. This may not be appropriate. There may also have been tax changes which you or your estate could benefit from of which you are not aware. Such provisions may need to be incorporated within your will. As to whether or not you choose to use a solicitor is a choice for you. However, there are a number of pitfalls which could be a problem for the unwary, eg. • Being unaware of the requirements needed to make a will • Being unaware of potential claims which can be made against the estate after death and finding ways to counteract against them • Being unaware of the Inheritance Tax situation and paying tax when this could have been avoided I would stress that there are certain situations when it is important to involve a solicitor, but it is a question of choice. Resolving mistakes and disputes after death may result in unnecessary legal costs and delay, and, even worse, those who you believed would benefit might not! If you have a question contact: Joanne Ball, Solicitor JST Lawyers, Conveyancing Department Colonial Chambers, Temple Street, Liverpool, L2 5RH DDI: 0151 282 8958 Email: Web:

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Movers Why did you choose this property? The location is close to my parents and not far from Danny’s, and it’s near to the city centre. How is it laid out? It’s all on the one level and is fairly open plan with a combined kitchen and living area. We’ve got a main bathroom, and the master bedroom has an en-suite. What’s your theme? We’re sticking with the neutral palette for now, but I want to decorate the master bedroom in either white and black or white and turquoise. Everything else is shades of cream and neutrals at the moment, with a cream carpet running right the way through and white walls.

What about the kitchen? We’ve got a wood effect lino floor and all fitted units in pine. I’m going shopping for a bistro style table and chairs so that we can eat out there too.

Jemma May, a tax advisor, and Danny Haigh, who’s also 24, have just purchased a two bedroom apartment at Miller Homes’ Connaught Green development in Anfield on the MiWay scheme, paying 75 per cent of the price now, and 25 per cent later.

And in the bathroom? We’ve got a white suite and the shower area is tiled, but eventually I’d like the whole room to be tiled. What’s your next purchase? We need a TV stand and I’d like a glass or mirrored one. The couch was really on the wish list and I’m really glad we decided to get it. I’m just looking forward to settling in now and then going shopping for the rest!

What’s in the living area? We’ve just bought a cream leather couch and a chair, and we’ve got some modern side tables. I also found a mirrored glass coffee table on E-bay which is really different and I love it. We’ve got some mirrors in chrome frames to put up but we’re still looking for pictures and other furniture – we just need to settle in a bit more first.

Take us upstairs… The master bedroom has white wooden, mirrored wardrobes and we’ve got a white leather bed. In the spare room we’ve got a guest bed and we’ll be moving the computer in there. I’m thinking of keeping that in neutral colours, but perhaps adding some sparkle paint over the cream walls.




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How to use the guide


On the following pages is our unique guide for you, the buyer, to find your ideal home quickly and easily. Are you moving? If the answer is yes then simply select the area you want and the price bracket, it’s simply the most effective way to source the most suitable homes! Once you have found the properties you are interested in, telephone the Estate Agent or Developer for more details and arrange an appointment to view.



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1,203.43 1,224.01 1,261.62 1,235.16 1,180.97 1,233.12 1,177.08

1,353.85 1,377.01 1,419.32 1,389.55 1,328.59 1,387.25 1,324.21

1,654.71 1,683.01 1,734.73 1,698.34 1,623.83 1,695.53 1,618.48

1,955.56 1,989.02 2,050.13 2,007.13 1,919.08 2,003.81 1,912.75

2,256.41 2,295.01 2,365.53 2,315.91 2,214.31 2,312.08 2,207.01

2,707.70 2,754.02 2,838.64 2,779.10 2,657.18 2,774.50 2,648.42


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1,128.32 1,088.70 1,089.12 1,091.38 1,092.50 1,130.84 1,153.66 1,098.60 1,097.35 1,089.62 1,085.83

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Page 49 //// HOMES FOR SALE/TO LET L4 £89,950 Byng Road Mid Terrace Property, Three Bedrooms, Kitchen / Dining room, Downstairs WC, Family Bathroom, Gardens Front and Rear, UPVC DG, Ideal For First Time Buyer or Investor Northwood 0151 256 1035

£59,950 Hebden Road Three Bedroom Semi Detached Property, Lounge, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Gas Central Heating System, Large Rear Garden, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035




£97,950 Bowland Drive Semi detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, double glazing, gas central heating, stylish kitchen/diner, modern bathroom, front & rear gardens, cul-desack location.

£625pcm Chandlers Wharf City centre apartment with spectacular view, Two double bedrooms, en-suite, fully fitted kitchen, Central heating, allocated secure park parking

Blacks 0151 933 7077 Waddicar Property 0151 546 9257

£64,950 Roxburgh Street Offers Invited. Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Areas, Fitted Kitchen, Ground Floor Bathroom, UPVC DG, GCH, NO CHAIN

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£74,950 OIRO Scarisbrick Avenue Mid terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, part double glazing, kitchen/diner, garden, refurbishment required, investment opportunity,

£600pcm Chandlers Wharf Spacious City centre apartment Two double bedrooms, en-suite, fully fitted kitchen, Central heating, Allocated secure car parking

Northwood 0151 256 1035 £44,950 Stonehill Avenue, Two Bedroom End Terrace, Two Reception Areas, Fitted Kitchen, Ground Floor Bathroom, UPVC DG, GCH, No Chain, Requires some Upgrading

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L6 £79,950 Preston Grove Three Storey Townhouse, Four Bedrooms (inclusive of studio with kitchen and bathroom), Two Reception Rooms, Utility Room, Three Bath / Shower Rooms, Cellar, Rear Yard, In Need of Repair Northwood 0151 256 1035 £48,000 Sedley Street Two Bedroom Mid Terrace Property, Lounge, Kitchen, Downstairs Bathroom, Part UPVC Double Glazed, NO CHAIN

L15 £47,500 Childwall Avenue Two Bedroom Mid Terrace, Fitted Kitchen, Shower Room, Requires Improvement and Modernisation, NO CHAIN

L22 £107,950 OIRO Crosby Road South Cottage style, semi detached, 2 bedrooms, gas central heating, porch, kitchen/diner, drive, garden, part modernised. Blacks 0151 933 7077

£79,950 Warbreck Road Large 3 BedMid Terrace, 2 Receptions, Kitchen/Dining Room, Gardens, Requires Improvement and Upgrading, No chain.

From £700pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 2 bedroom apartments, Brand new waterfront development, Furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, River views, Secure parking available Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222


£157,950 Radnor Drive Semi detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, gas central heating, part double glazing, modern kitchen/diner, modern bathroom, drive to side and rear, front and rear gardens.

£129,950 Lingfield Close Semi Detached, 2 bedrooms, conservatory, 3 bedrooms, double glazing, gas central heating, Modern Kitchen, stylish bathroom, 3 garden areas, 2 car drive

Blacks 0151 933 7077

Blacks 0151 933 7077

£79,950 Benedict Street Mid terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, double glazing, gas central heating, modern kitchen/diner, modern bathroom, tasteful décor.

£98,950 Grahams Croft Mid town house, 3 bedrooms, gas central heating, double glazing, modern kitchen, spacious modern bathroom, tastefully modernised, communal parking, gardens

£625pcm Hudson Gardens Purpose Built Block, First Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen, Unfurnished, Secure Underground Parking, Viewing Recommended.

Blacks 0151 933 7077

Blacks 0151 933 7077

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£725pcm The Waterford Purpose Built Development in Georgian Quarter, Second Floor Apartment, Two Double Bedrooms with ensuite to Master, Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen, Fully Furnished, Secure Allocated Parking. Base 0151 702 9222

Northwood 0151 256 1035


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£700pcm Tea Factory Spacious 2 bedroom apartment, City Centre development next to Bold Street, Fully furnished, Balcony, Communal Roof terrace with panoramic City Views Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

Northwood 0151 256 1035 £59,995 Helena Street Three Bedroom Terraced Property, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Requires Modernisation

£74,950 Oak Street, Bootle Mid terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, double glazing, gas central heating, modern kitchen diner units, modern downstairs bathroom units, no chain.


Northwood 0151 256 1035 Blacks 0151 933 7077

L11 £64,950 Wellesbourne Place Two Bedroom End Terraced Property, Large Rear Garden, Gated Driveway Parking, Requires Some Improvement, NO CHAIN

£54,950 OIRO Beatrice Street Mid terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, part double glazing, spacious bathroom, refurbishment requirement, investment opportunity, no chain. Blacks 0151 933 7077

Northwood 0151 256 1035 £64,950 Abdale Road 2 Bed End Terraced, Large Rear Garden, Gated Driveway Parking, Requires Some Improvement, NO CHAIN

£23,500 Arvon Street Mid terrace, 2 bedrooms, kitchen/diner, downstairs bathroom, Regeneration area, cash offers only, no chain

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//// HOMES TO LET From £575pcm Concert Square Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, Excellent City Centre location, Furnished to a high standard, 2 bed/2bathroom, Secure parking

From £595pcm Ellerman Road Two bedroom apartment in the City Quay development, Fully furnished, Fitted kitchen, Set in landscaped grounds, Secure parking

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Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

£495pcm Bold Place 1 bedroom apartment, Furnished, Excellent central location, Close to Lime Street & Central Station

From £525pcm Alder Way Luxury one and two bedroomed apartments, Fully furnished to a high standard, double bedrooms, Secure parking, Set in landscaped grounds overlooking lake

Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222 £495pcm The Reach 1 bedroom apartment, Furnished to a high standard, Popular City Centre development on Leeds Street, double bedroom, Juliet Balcony Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222


£500pcm Focus Building Purpose Built Apartment Block, Ground Floor, One Double Bedroom, Fully Fitted Modern Kitchen, and Fully Furnished to a very high standard, Contact Agent for Viewing Base 0151 702 9222

L6 £470pcm Madeley Street Second floor apartment within a secure development off Boaler Street. The property comprises of hall, lounge, two bedrooms, fitted kitchen with Dishwasher, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Juliet Balcony to lounge, Part Laminate/Carpets. Secure parking. Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

L13 £475pcm Binns Road 3 Bedroom House, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating, Fully Refurbished HR Properties 0151 933 9633 £450pcm Lisburn Lane Mid Terraced House, Three Bedrooms Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Unfurnished, Available for Viewing. Base 0151 702 9222

£450pcm Richmond Park This large 2 bedroom property is to be let unfurnished. The property will be newly refurbished including a brand new kitchen. The house consists of 2 double bedrooms, through lounge, large bathroom. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619


L15 £995pcm Church Road North A well presented furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex apartment in a converted grade 2 listed building. Open plan lounge / kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, en-suite to master. Grand communal entrance. A must see! Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

£700pcm Hatton Gardens Spacious 2 bedroom duplex apartment, City Centre development off Dale Street, 2 double bedrooms, Available part furnished, Secure parking

£495pcm The Reach 6th Floor 1 Bedroom Apartment Excellent Condition Avail With W/O Parking Furn/Unfurn Views Over River and City

£650pcm Medici Building 2 bed apartment, Excellent location on Upper Parliament Street, Fully furnished, 2 double bedrooms. Fitted kitchen, Secure parking

Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

HR Properties 0151 933 9633

Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

£500pcm Fowlers Building Second Floor Studio, Fully Furnished Accommodation, Well Maintained Fitted Kitchen, Spacious Lounge, Fitted Bathroom, Viewing Recommended

£475pcm Shandon Court 1 bedroom fully furnished flat off London Road. Central heating, double glazing, intercom security, lift access, excellent location.

£550pcm Kaber Court 2 bedroom furnished apartment in new build with modern furnishings. Close city centre and walking distance to Brunswick Station

Base 0151 702 9222

C&D Properties 0151 207 3750

Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

L3 £825pcm West Tower Development, 22nd Floor Apartment, Two Double Bedrooms, Custom Designed Kitchen with appliances, Fully Fitted Bathrooms, Reverse Cycle Heating & Cooling, Viewing Highly Recommended.

L4 £295pcm Argyle Road One bedroom flat, wooden floors throughout, fully refurbished, fitted kitchen

L5 £495pcm Tobacco Wharf Luxury Canal side Apartments, First Floor, One Double Bedroom, Fully Integrated Kitchen, Unfurnished/Furnished, Secure Parking Available.

Base 0151 702 9222 Base 0151 702 9222 £675pcm Alexandra Tower Newly Completed Development, 6th Floor Apartment, Two Double Bedrooms, Fully Integrated Kitchen, Fitted Bathroom with Shower, Stunning Views Base 0151 702 9222

£475pcm Tobacco Wharf Luxury Canal side Apartments, Second Floor, One Double Bedroom, Fully Integrated Kitchen, Unfurnished/Furnished, Secure Parking Available Base 0151 702 9222

£650pcm Pall Mall Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, City Centre development, Fully furnished, 2 double bedrooms, Open plan living & fitted kitchen Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222 £595pcm The Overhead 2 bedroom apartment, Brand new development on the dock road, Fully furnished, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222

HR Properties 0151 933 9633

Base 0151 702 9222 From £725pcm West Tower Prestigious Beetham Development, Two Double Bedrooms, Custom Designed Kitchen with appliances, Fully Fitted Bathrooms, Reverse Cycle Heating & Cooling, Viewing Highly Recommended.

From £550pcm Chancellors Court 2 bedroom apartments, Popular development off Upper Parliament Street, Fully furnished, 2 double bedrooms, Secure parking

£435pcm Buckingham Place One bedroomed fully furnished apartments located just few minutes from City Centre. Gas central heating, double glazing, communal gardens, ample parking, viewing highly recommended. C&D Properties 0151 207 3750

£495pcm Cedar Grove Mid terrace unfurnished house. 2 double bedrooms. Laminate flooring in living room, white goods to kitchen. Good condition and well presented. Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £475pcm Charlecote Street 2 bedroom mid terrace house in popular area of L8. Well presented house with modern fitted kitchen, recently converted bathroom, and 2 double bedrooms. Must See! Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

£950pcm Church Road North 2 double bedroom duplex apartment, open plan lounge/Kitchen diner, en-suite to master and private court yard. Grand communal entrance. Furnished to a high standard and solid oak wooden floors throughout. Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £695pcm Salisbury Road Refurbished 3 double, 1 single bedrooms, 2 bathroom house just off Smithdown Road. 2 reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen. Good access to city centre. Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £650pcm Earlsfield Road Terraced House, Three Bedrooms, Fitted Kitchen with appliances, Fitted Bathroom with Shower, Unfurnished and Viewing Recommended. Base 0151 702 9222 £595pcm Cranborne Road Newly Refurbished Terraced House, Three Bedrooms, Newly Fully Fitted Kitchen, New Fitted Bathroom, New Flooring Throughout, Fully Furnished Base 0151 702 9222 £575pcm Davenham Court Furnished 2 bedroom second floor apartment. Lounge with Juliette Balcony, modern kitchen and bathroom. Allocated Parking. Good access to M62

£425pcm Smithdown Road A newly refurbished flat in the busy and popular area of Smithdown Road. The flat is unfurnished, has GCH and double glazing. Close to all local amenities inc. shops bars, restaurants and motorway. Also on main bus route into city centre and Allerton Road. White goods can be provided by landlord upon request.

Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

£380pcm Devonshire Road Large 1 Bedroom Flat, Newly Decorated, Fitted Kitchen, Off Road Parking, Popular Location

£475pcm Pilot Grove 2 bed house in quiet suburb of Wavertree. Open plan lounge dining room. White goods in kitchen. Gas central heating and double glazing throughout.

£525pcm Olive Mount Road 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in a brand new build. Fully integrated kitchen. Master bedroom with en-suite. Carpets throughout living areas and all decor modern and neutral. Must See!

HR Properties 0151 933 9633 Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

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//// HOMES TO LET £440pcm Blantyre Road Large top floor one bedroom apartment located on Smithdown Road. open plan lounge and kitchen with white goods, one large double bedroom and bathroom with shower over bath. Gas central heating and double glazing. Well located. Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

£585pcm Normanton Avenue 1 bed newly refurbished luxury apartment. Stylish kitchen & bathroom, contemporary furniture, leather suites etc. GCH, video door entry, private parking with electric gates, garden. 07974 787986



£525pcm Croxteth Avenue Large three bedroom mid terrace, Double Glazed, Gas Central Heating, through lounge, fitted kitchen, large bathroom, loft bedroom, on road parking, alarm Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

L17 £925pcm Lark Lane Duplex 3 double bedroom apartment with en-suite to master room, Family bathroom, and communal decked area to rear, in one of the most popular areas of Liverpool. Close to all local amenities. Great Location! Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £795pcm Alexandra Drive A well presented 2 bedroom unfurnished apartment over two floors with many original features. Private entrance and driveway parking with communal garden. Open plan lounge and kitchen. Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £750pcm Livingston Drive South A fantastic 2 bed, 1st floor apartment, with en-suite to master bedroom. Fully integrated modern kitchen with wooden floor throughout lounge and kitchen. Great location with views of Sefton Park.

£400pcm Aigburth Road One bedroom ground floor apartment. Property comprises of hall, large lounge, two double bedrooms, large kitchen with appliances, Intercom, Off Road Parking. Zest Lets 0151 933 7303 £400pcm Bertram Road 1st floor one bedroom apartment ideally located close to Lark Lane and Sefton Park. The property comprises of large lounge, double bedroom, bathroom with shower, Intercom, off road parking.

Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £675pcm Aigburth Executive fully furnished 2 bed apart within strolling distance of wine bars and restaurants of Lark Lane and Sefton Park. City Centre few minutes by car. All mod cons and allocated secured parking. Contact 07913 288215 £650pcm South Albert 2 double bedroom top floor furnished apartment. Separate kitchen and living areas. en-suite shower room to master bedroom. Great location Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

£375pcm Bertram Road Ground floor studio apartment with private entrance ideally located near Lark Lane. The property comprises of bedroom/reception, fitted kitchen, alarm, driveway. Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

L19 £595pcm Cressington Place Spacious 2 bedroom apartment, New development off Aigburth Rd, Garston, Furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, Private parking Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222 £570pcm The Spinnakers 2 bedroom ground floor unfurnished apartment. Open plan lounge/kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite. Great location, close to the river. Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

L20 £400pcm Ash Street One bedroom apartment. Hall, lounge/fitted kitchen with oven, hob and hood, bathroom with double walk in shower, double bedroom. The property benefits from electric central heating, double glazing, under floor heating. Parking. Intercom. Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

£625pcm South Albert 2 double bedroom top floor fully furnished apartment with en-suite to master bedroom. Open plan Kitchen/living room with integrated kitchen. Great location, close to Lark Lane and Sefton Park Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £625pcm Carina Court Purpose Built Apartment Block, Second Floor Property, Two Double Bedrooms with master ensuite, Fully Integrated Kitchen, Fully Furnished, Secure Allocated Parking, Viewing Recommended.

Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192

L23 £400pcm Moor Lane 4/5 bedroom first floor apartment located in Crosby. The property comprises of hall, three piece bathroom, 1/2 receptions, 4/5 bedrooms. The property is spacious and bright and is close to all local amenities. Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

£450pcm All Hallows Drive A good size two Bedroomed Town House which is unfurnished. It has a large lounge, kitchen, downstairs WC, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, Vertical Blinds, Private Parking. This property is ideal for anyone working in Speke or surrounding area. Close to airport and handy for the Speke Industrial Park Castle Estates 0151 738 1619


Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

Belvoir! Lettings 0151 203 2192 £750pcm Ivanhoe Road Close to Lark Lane and Sefton Park. 2 Double bedrooms with en-suite. Furnished to a very high standard with plasma TV, white goods and all modern furnishings.

£450pcm Woodsome Park One large double bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath and large open plan kitchen lounge. Alarm and storeroom. Fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher, washer / dryer. Allocated Parking also.

£400pcm Burns Street £100 Cashback on Move In. Larger than average two bedroom mid terrace situated off Knowsley Road. This property comprises of large reception, large fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom with shower. Externally there is a yard and on street parking. Double Glazed and Gas Central Heating. Zest Lets 0151 933 7303

From £495pcm All Hallows Drive 2 & 3 bedroom houses, Quiet Cul-de-Sac off Speke Boulevard, Gardens to rear, Fitted Kitchen, Central Heating & Double Glazing Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222


L31 £685pcm Alt Avenue PROFS ONLY - 3 bed Semi Detached House situated in a quite road in Maghull with all local amenities and motorway links nearby. Fully furnished and decorated nicely throughout. Contact 07913 288215

£650pcm Merrivale Road Brand new 3 bedroom semi detached house in Halewood, Fitted kitchen, Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing, Garden to rear, Driveway parking Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222 £550pcm The Woodlands 2 bedroom apartment off Halewood Road, Gateacre, Fully furnished, Central heating, Fitted kitchen, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 255 0222 £425pcm Dealcroft A one bedroom flat on the seventh floor with GCH. Unfurnished but has a cooker and full size fridge / freezer, carpets throughout. Superb views and a lift from ground to seventh floor, car parking. Close to all amenities inc. shops, transport and the motorways. Handy for Woolton Village’s many restaurants and wine bars.

CH41 £650pcm Hamilton Square Restored & Refurbished Georgian Building, Two Double Bedrooms, Fully Integrated Kitchen, Original Architecture, Agent Recommendation Base 0151 702 9222

WA7 £425pcm Greenway Road A 3 bedroomed house in a good location, the property has a through lounge, is unfurnished but does have white goods in the kitchen. Also yard area to the rear. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

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£395pcm Oriel Lodge 1 bedroom apartment, Next to Oriel Road Station, Bootle, Fully furnished, Balcony, Private parking


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Cathy Tyson Interview //// TALENT IN THE CITY

Cathy Tyson is known for a wealth of stirring performances on screen and on stage, and she returns to Liverpool in March with a new voice in The Vagina Monologues at the Empire Theatre.

Fearless female What attracted you to this play? I first did this play a long time ago and really enjoyed it, and there was a massive appeal to come back to Liverpool to work again as well of course. I like to revisit something again, and to improve upon it. We’ve been working on our own to learn our pieces and in March we’ll start to join up and work together within the cast to refine it. I love to hear the audience’s response and it’s always fascinating to see their reactions. You were back in Liverpool for the Nativity at the end of 2007. How do you think the city has changed, and has this been beneficial to the arts? It was absolutely fantastic to be back here. Everyone was so excited about it. We had a massive team come up for the outside broadcast – about 350 people – and it was all for one night. I was ecstatic but then 52 Your Move

in other ways it was almost hard as it was all going to happen just once and I was determined to enjoy every part of it. Theatre here is so different to London, where just because of the sheer size of the city you can go and see something different every night. Liverpool has always been musically inclined though and it’s always innovative. You’re well known for your long-running role in Grange Hill as deputy headmistress Miss Gayle. Do you prefer TV or the stage as a medium? I like the nerves of being on stage and being in the moment and the interaction with the audience; I don’t think I’ve learnt to interact nearly enough. It’s always completely different to when you’re learning a part and memorising it and thinking, ‘they might find that funny’. In film, because you don’t need

to project and the camera can capture subtleties, it can be more soulful. In theatre, it’s the physical performance which takes over. As an actor, it’s very difficult to switch between the two ways of working sometimes. Are there any TV dramas you’ve done which you felt were really new and different? Band of Gold, definitely. But I’ve enjoyed every job, every single job I’ve had. I get so excited about it that every time I get a job I think it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I need to learn how to differentiate I think! Sometimes I’ve been praised for things when I haven’t felt like I’ve done the best job, and I’ll want to improve it, but I think that that’s maybe what it’s about: doing the best I can for others to enjoy and to decide. Mona Lisa brought you fame at 20. Is there a particular role that has had a major impact on your career? That did bring me fame but I still would love to play Cleopatra, and I feel, nearly, ready to do that. I really do believe that you can do whatever you want and that there’s no one stopping you. Sometimes people want to view you a certain way, but we all have so many facets to our characters; we’re not the same all the time, any of us. The fact that we change so much from day to day shows us how alike we all really are. It’s difficult to define an actor; we’re always taking risks and changing. In my last performance in Eighteen Hundred Acres I had to go naked, and I haven’t got a perfect body, but I did it. I’m getting older and getting bolder, and I wonder what I’ll do next. Cleopatra died when she was 38, younger than me, although back then that was like being about 60.

Where did you train in Liverpool? I went to St Winifred’s school, which isn’t there now, and we had three hours of drama lessons every Friday. After I left I went to the Rathbone Theatre Workshop for a year before going onto Mabel Fletcher Technical College, and then I started to work in London and at the RSC. Who inspired you when you were growing up to want to act? My mum was always reading poetry and the drama lessons at school really whetted my appetite. I’m not good behind a desk, and the improvisation workshops helped me to see how to learn in a different way. In the classroom or in sports you always had to win, but in drama you just had to participate. I really am grateful to my school for showing me that. In one of the first plays I did I was a sergeant, with a moustache – it was a one act play called The Monkey’s Paw – and I had this realisation during the performance; all of the rowdy girls who were usually noisy throughout assembly were all sitting quietly. I’m not saying it was brilliant or anything, but you could definitely see the magic of theatre, and that was really when the penny dropped for me. What are your ambitions for the future? Eventually I want to do some of my own writing. After The Vagina Monologues though I’ll be going to Ethiopia to make a short charity film for a week, and I’m really looking forward to that. Which role are you most proud of, and why? That is always such a hard question to answer as every job is different from the last one. I don’t think I’m proud of or pleased with anything I’ve done yet, but hopefully I’ll get there.




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“It’s difficult to define an actor; we’re always taking risks and changing.”

The Vagina Monologues At Empire Theatre from 16-21 March at 7.30pm. There are no matinee performances for this production. Book your tickets by calling 0844 847 2525.

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Plus Dane Group //// BIT OF A DO

The launch of the stunning new Liverpool One rental apartments by the Plus Dane Group, in partnership with Grosvenor, took place in the heart of the new development. The regenerative scheme offers the finest in city centre living with apartments available to let from ÂŁ430 pcm, while a further three phases of apartments will soon be available, some featuring three bedrooms.

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1. Roger Morris and Ben Kavanagh, Plus Dane Group 2. Chris Green and Kate Smith. First residents in Edward Rushton Building.


3. Matt Bell, Liverpool One and Clare Budden, Plus Dane Group 4. Will Langford, Mansells and Tristan Herbert, Grosvenor


5. Jo Tait, Your Move, Jo Morfee, Plus Dane Group and Rob Galle, Your Move. 6. Ken Perry, Plus Dane Group, Chris Green, Kate Smith and Clare Budden, Plus Dane Group.


7. Janet Cresswell, Craig Bascombe and Liz Miller, Plus Dane Group. 8. Peter Ovington, guest, with Emma Costello, Plus Dane Group 9. Hilary Kinsella, Liverpool One and Sarah Priddis, Mason Williams. 10. Sonia Bassey-Williams, Plus Dane Group and David Blythe, Chair of CDS Board. 11. Ben Clay, Craig Bascombe and Debbie Johnson, Plus Dane Group.

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Ask The Expert


Natural Handles

With over 10 years experience in the interior design business, Sharon Armor is poised to answer all your design queries from DIY disasters to decorating dilemmas.

I’m planning a new look for my kitchen and have already painted my kitchen units white. I’m now thinking about changing the handles on the doors. At the moment they are made from brushed steel, but I would prefer a more natural looking handle; do you have any suggestions as to what could work? I would like to use something really unusual. Chloe Alberry specialises in door handles, cabinet fittings and hooks. They have a fantastic website and on-line shop, making it really easy to purchase their products. It’s definitely worth taking a look. The exotic mediums that she has used in her new collections include obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, mother of pearl and a brilliant array of river and sea pebbles. The pebbles look fantastic and are very unusual, as each one is so different; the size, shape and colour varies, and this only adds to their individuality.

Safe Stairways I have hardwood floors in my new home. They look great, but the stairs seems really slippery for my two youngest children, and I’m scared they are going to fall and hurt themselves. Do you have any suggestions that could prevent future accidents? I would invest in a stair runner; they come in many different styles, colours, widths and thicknesses. As well as eliminating much of the slipperiness problem, it will provide you with a unique look to your stairway and make it much cosier for your family. The stair runner is also a great idea for protecting your floor from the constant scrapes and scratches that simply walking up and down the stairs on a daily basis will cause. I would get a professional fitter to fit the carpet as you may also need to purchase stir rods to keep the carpet in place, these rods are usually fitted into the wooden stairs, and Blenheim carpets have a wonderful collection that you may want to take a look at.

Sculpted Shelving We would like to purchase some shelving for the lounge, but are really confused with all the different options in the shops, what would you consider to be the best form of shelving?

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The type of shelving you choose really should depend on what you would like to display and how long you are planning to stay in your home. Architectural storage, allowing for shelving that can be designed and built bespoke, can be designed to suit your own individual needs. If the items you want to display are really interesting, then a unit which is neutral in colour would allow the eyes to look at the objects more easily. If it’s a statement piece that you want, look at shelving that has a sculptural form such as a geometric pattern and vivid colour.

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Spick and Span //// INTERIORS

Compiled by Frances Gill 2 1. Recycled crisp packet storage box with lid, £9.99 Shared Earth 2. Stand, £371 BoConcept at Elaine Cunningham Interiors

Keep the little ones’ finest possessions in check with the most vibrant storage ideas around.


3. Fabric toy storage, £38.99 Argos 4. Sleep station bed and mattress, £499 Marks and Spencer 5. Yellow container, £10 Matalan 6. Knodd bin with lid, £8.80 Ikea 7. Kartell mobile storage unit, £334.40 Utility

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Green Days


Feed the birds

Swap shop

Keep your feathered friends as frequent visitors to your garden over the winter months.

Feed the birds in your garden and keep their feathers healthy and glossy by preparing a fat block to put out in a wire cage or mashed onto a pine cone, hanging from a tree branch. Melt a cup of suet on a low heat and pour it over a mixture of four cups

A glass menagerie

A recent survey from Alliance & Leicester found that 45 per cent of homeowners believe a warm and cosy conservatory would make them appreciate their ‘outside space’ more during the colder months. To get the most out of yours, now’s the time to look at any maintenance that needs doing. Check the sealant in between the glass panes is working to prevent any leaks or drips from spoiling the floor, and repair faulty hinges or locks. Finally, give your panes a good clean with a little water or diluted washing up liquid, and buff with an E-Cloth, to see the spring sunlight stream in.

of grains, nuts and dried fruit with one cup of whole wheat flour and add a cup of crunchy, unsalted peanut butter. Mix and let it cool before cutting into small blocks, so that you only attract small birds and no vermin, and welcome the flocks.


V&A Fork & Trowel Set, Cray Print £20, John Lewis //// FREE ECO EVENTS ✤ ‘Trees Mean Life’ takes place at Newsham Park, meeting at the corner opposite the police station on West Derby Road, from 1 - 2.30pm on 7 February. ✤ Learn about the woodland environment in Childwall Woods and enjoy a walk on 16 February from 1 - 2.30pm, meeting at the corner of Aldbourne Avenue and Woolton Road.

Remember Saturday morning’s Swap Shop? With sidekicks Keith Chegwin and Maggie Philbin, Noel Edmunds took calls from kids around the country wanting to swap Cindy dolls for Spacehoppers. Now, 25 years later, the idea behind Swap Shop is quietly evolving on the internet. Gumtree, Freecycle, Homerecycling are all websites inviting users to proclaim what it is they want and offer something in return. Although used nationally, each website develops local forums and groups, responding to the needs of users. There are sites for clothes swappers, as well as sites giving advice on how to recycle something like old and broken furniture, for example, that nobody is going to want as a ‘swap’. Good advice before signing up is to have something to offer before requesting an item. And be aware of the risk of swapping for things that you don’t really need; one swapper convinced himself that he really did need a spiral staircase (in his small terraced house) just to get rid of his son’s old hamster mansion… To start off, visit:, and allows users to sell clothes or swap them for free.

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No deposit?


You can still move.


If saving for your deposit is holding you back we’ve got the answer. Shared Equity* from Lovell.


You get to keep any savings you may have

You only need a mortgage for 75% or 80% of the purchase price

This is not a shared ownership scheme

You pay either 75% or 80% of the purchase price, but the home is 100% yours from day one. Thereʼs no rent or interest to pay on the outstanding balance for up to 10 years. Valley Gardens

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Off Minto Close, Liverpool Sat Nav Postcode: L7 2GA 2 bedroom apartments and 3 & 4 bedroom homes

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Visit our Marketing Suites and Showhomes, open Thursday - Monday 10am to 5pm. For Woodlee Green please visit the Valley Gardens Marketing Suite.

*Available on selected properties subject to status, terms and conditions and using Lovell Partnerships nominated solicitor/financial advisors. Scheme not available to investor and cash purchasers. A commitment fee of £500 is payable on reservation but is fully refundable on legal completion. Lovell Partnerships will retain 20% or 25% (dependent upon lender and qualifying criteria) equity share in the property for a period of up to 10 years. The repayment sum will reflect 20% or 25% (dependent upon lender and qualifying criteria) of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. Lovell cannot give you any financial advice. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. Prices correct at time of going to press. †Based on 75% Shared Equity price.



AT Café Rouge at Metquarter offers the perfect combination of delicious food, great wines, a real ambience and excellent service. Café Rouge has embodied the style and “je-ne-sais quoi” of European dining! This voucher entitles you to purchase one meal and receive the second absolutely free.* *This offer is available Thursday - Sunday after 5.00pm at Café Rouge, Metquarter. Offer entitles you to purchase 2 meals from the Café Rouge menu and the cheapest meal will be deducted from your final food bill. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and Conditions apply.

For further enquires or reservations call 0151 258 1879 Alternatively visit online at or

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Celebration lounge launches

Public’s design choice

Herbert relaxes in Champu

Whilst judges are deciding upon a winning design for the Royal Court, you can also cast an artistic eye over the architectural submissions.

Champu opens for business at Beetham Plaza. And where else but Liverpool could the world’s first champagne celebration lounge, complete with music, flowers and all things glamorous, really have been dreamt up? The brainchild of celebrity hairdresser, Herbert, Champu oozes romance and opulence. The design is spectacular – animal print furniture adorns the room, which is lit beautifully by Swarovski crystal - as is the service, with drinks served by French sommeliers and entertainment from a stable of fantastic solo pianists.

For guests who have a dinner date somewhere else in town there is a complimentary chauffeur driven limousine (to pick up and drop off) as well as complimentary gifts, fresh roses and chocolate covered strawberries. Herbert, who worked with Perrier Jouet and Laurent Perrier Champagnes in establishing Champu, said: “This is a unique new concept for any special occasion, such as birthdays, anniversaries and career promotion. “I envisage my concept

Mentoring opportunity for Liverpool bands

travelling, and establishing itself around Great Britain, where we hope to open another ten Champu celebration lounges.” Champu opens for private corporate events from 1 - 4pm and Monday to Saturday, between 5pm - midnight. From 5 - 6.30pm each evening, a complementary finger buffet is also available. Herbert added, “I want my guests to celebrate their special occasions in style, and experience a truly memorable evening.’

Hot Product

Band Tom Boat, entry for PUMA competition Any Liverpool bands set to hit the big time by summer ’09 should enter the PUMA competition now. The sports brand is offering the winning band a support slot at an O2 gig at the end of April, music industry support for 12 months and also a six date UK tour. Music industry expert, Ewan Grant, who has 20 years experience, including managing Feeder and Joss Stone, will mentor the band, who will then get the chance to work with top

engineers and producers and record two tracks. And just to keep up appearances they will also be kitted out with gear from PUMA’s legendary lifestyle and Archive collection. Bands who know they’ve got what it takes to become PUMA’s Liverpool winner and get on stage with Kids In Glass Houses should upload their tracks at The deadline for entries is 10 April, and the event takes place on 30 April.

Alessi Paradise birds salt and pepper, £27 Utility

RIBA's Architruck Seven designs, which have been short listed for the multimillion pound restoration and updating of the art-deco building, are on display at St George’s Plateau until 27 February. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has brought its own user-friendly van, Architruck, to Liverpool so that members of the public can become involved in the regeneration project and submit feedback. Some of the issues that will be taken into account when choosing a winning design include access, improved facilities and preserving the identity and character of the theatre, which was built in 1938. Among the final seven designs are entries from two Liverpool firms: Union North Architects and Studio Three Architects; and the costs of the project are estimated to come in at between £5m and £10m. A representative for the Royal Court said that there was no timetable for works to begin, and that much will depend on how long it takes to raise the money. Your Move 63



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The pace of Angie James’ working week must be hard to keep up with: there are her two salons, which she manages with husband, Neil, the Italian deli attached to the Whitechapel branch, run by Italian barista, Antonio, and the active role she still has in the trade she began as a Saturday girl, washing hair and brushing the floor. I had a glimpse of her schedule as soon as I arrived at Il Café Deli, adjoining the city centre salon. She smoothly transferred from a planning meeting at one table to join me for lunch. Angie feels really lucky to have a job she still looks forward to, and credits her father with the encouragement that channelled her artistic flair. She said: “My dad was a joiner, and a real craftsman; he recognised that I had a similar talent for making things.” Hairdressing, then, allowed Angie to combine her love of fashion with creativity. As we enjoyed a coffee - the deli serves Italy’s finest and established brand, Vergnano, Angie gave me a whistle-stop tour of an earlier life in sunnier climes: “First stop on our adventures was me cutting hair

in a little salon in Gran Canaria whilst Neil worked three jobs.” It was a combination of determination, talent and good timing that provided the couple with a major break. Said Angie: “To update my skills when we returned from traveling, I trained at Toni & Guy in London. I was offered a job and in time asked Toni about opening a franchise in Liverpool. “He was sceptical but on the day he finally visited, town was busy and full of really glamorous Liverpool girls.” Angie became the first woman to take up a Toni & Guy franchise and has since built up a client list including local and international celebrities, before winning the North West Hairdresser Award in 2006. On her recommendation Angie eats here at Il Café Deli throughout the week - we had lasagne and shared a plate of Antonio’s vegetable pasta. Cherry tomatoes, Feta, red onion and peppers drizzled with oils accompanied the lasagne, which was surprisingly light and covered in a fluffy béchamel sauce. The vegetable pasta was flavoured with pesto

and darted with tiny shreds of mushroom. As a role model it is clear that Angie inspires people. Over half of her original staff have gone on to open salons and she is mindful that flexible working conditions (especially for parents of school-aged children) generate loyalty and empowerment. She also spends time visiting prisons to talk about her own background and offer advice about training opportunities. Angie persuaded me to taste the deli’s classic lemon cheesecake and a coffee sponge (both went perfectly with more coffee) and told me that life outside of work consists of spending as much time as possible with daughters, Holly (9) and Lydia (7). I couldn’t resist asking if she ever leaves her skills in the salon. “I am always looking at faces and colouring, and I usually end up doing somebody’s hair when we go on holiday,” she laughed. Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek and Cheryl Cole would be especially welcome when I asked her which famous heads she would like to dress.

“To update my skills when we returned from traveling, I trained at Toni & Guy in London”

Toni & Guy salons 28 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6D 0844 445 0076 86 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill Liverpool Merseyside L18 1LW 0151 734 3300

Il Café Deli 28 Whitechapel, L1 6D T: 0844 445 0076

Highlight: Proper Italian coffee in a chic city centre venue can’t be beaten. Chef’s special: Antonio’s vegetable pasta is perfect for pesto lovers.

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Living The High Life A selection of newly completed, high specification one and two bedroom apartments in this landmark development. Available fully furnished/unfurnished Secure parking available Stunning views across Liverpool, the Wirral, the River Mersey and the North Sea Be one of the first residents at Liverpool’s finest waterfront development. Please contact City Residential on 0151 231 6101 to arrange a viewing now.







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Welcome Welcome to the spring issue of Go Out inside the glitzy, bigger and brighter Your Move. As ever, we’ve compiled the best things to do and see in the city over the coming months, taking you right into summer. From the best in clubs and pubs to comedy nights, halfterm activities, and all things musical and cultural, we’ll make sure you don’t miss out. This issue’s Tasty looks at the best in oriental cooking at Chillibanana on Lark Lane, and the nautical fashion for gents and ladies will send you overboard for style - hook, line and sinker. Our snapper caught up with chic shoppers at The Metquarter, partygoers at Society, and previewed the launch of the new champagne bar, Champu, to open in Liverpool. For more party pictures and the latest news on everything cultural and colourful, visit

68 Children’s Listings Pick of the crop for kids

80 Go Out Album Liverpool’s busy social calendar

69 Go Guide Events in Liverpool

81 Film, Theatre & Live Music Pick of the coming months

70 Hair Liverpool The latest styles

82 Theatre & Arts Listings The best to see

71 Go Get The Ladies’ Look Nautical niceties for ladies

83 Music & Comedy Listings Top acts in Liverpool

73 Go Get The Gents’ Look Sailor stripes for gents

85 Go Dance & Club Nights Revolution at O2 Academy

74 Style Counsel Go Out scouts for style at The Metquarter

86 My Favourite Connie Lush

79 Food Review Tasty eastern offerings

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07 - Make a Giant Bee at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley.

01 - Sing-a-long Hairspray Liverpool Empire Theatre; 2pm, £14. Tel: 0844 847 2525. 7 - Splatterdays! Workshops at the Unity Theatre. Playtime from 11am until 1pm, and Performing Arts club from 2pm until 4pm. 15 - Family Concert – Going Global at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at 2.30pm. PICK OF THE CROP 19 - The Tiger Who Came to Tea The tale of a tiger creating tea time mayhem is brought vividly to life on stage in a show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Empire Theatre; £10 ‘til 21 March.



10 - Decorating Eggs - National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley. Bring a hardboiled egg to decorate. 20-22 - Mickey’s Magic Show Liverpool Arena. Tel: 0844 8000 400.

16 - Decorate a Pot at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley.

21 - Splatterdays! Workshops at the Unity Theatre. Playtime from 11am until 1pm, and Performing Arts club from 2pm until 4pm.

19 - Chuckle Trek – The Lost Generation - Empire Theatre. Tel: 0844 847 2525.

22 - Mothering Sunday - afternoon tea at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley. Treat your mum! 24 - Great Expectations - Playhouse Theatre: £9.50-£18 ‘til 28 March. 28 - Splatterdays! - Workshops at the Unity Theatre. Playtime from 11am until 1pm, and Performing Arts club from 2pm until 4pm.

April 06 - Time Flies - Look at telling the time through nature at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley.

22-26 - The Great Moscow State Circus visits Kings Parade at New Brighton. Tel: 0151 666 3288.

May MUST SEE 10 - Family Concert – Bugs! This creepy crawly concert includes The Ugly Bug Ball and a Tarantella for Tarantulas. Come along in insect-themed dress or bring your own home-made insect friend. Liverpool Phil’, 2.30pm.



This tragic love story is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well known arias ‘Celeste Aida’, ‘Ritorna Vincitor’ and the great chorus piece the ‘Triumphal March’. This new version of Aida symbolises the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt and includes

dance sequences based on the ancient temple dancers. Ellen Kent presents Turandot in celebration of Pavarotti’s life highlighting the unforgettable aria ‘Nessun Dorma’. Ellen Kent was inspired in 1993 to produce her first opera by Pavarotti’s performance at the 1990 World Cup which opened up opera to the masses. In Turandot ancient China is brought to life with the Terracotta Army gazing down from Will Bowen’s set in this epic production. Turandot is the story of the cold-hearted princess, who is surrounded by suitors facing death if they fail to answer her riddle correctly, and the one man who can melt the ice in her heart.

1st Prize • A pair of tickets to see Aida on Friday 27th March • A set of traditional Egyptian papyrus book marks • An Opera Poster • A glossy, souvenir programme

• A pair of tickets to see Aida on Friday 27th March •An Opera Poster •A glossy, souvenir programme

1 Runner Up • A pair of tickets to see Turandot on Thursday 26th March •A glossy, souvenir programme

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26 - Make a Flower (£2.50) at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley. 27 - Play in a Day for the 5-7s at the Unity Theatre, 10am until 3.45pm. 28 - Play in a Day for the 8-12s at the Unity Theatre, 10am until 3.45pm. 29 - The To Do Market at the Unity Theatre from 11am until 1pm. This magical fair offers craft activities, storytellers, cake decorating and face painting among its treasures.

TURANDOT Thursday 26 March

AIDA Friday 27 & Saturday 28 March Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Question Name the Egyptian hero who captures Aida’s heart?

2nd Prize

*Cast subject to change

+Open 24/7, Subject to bkg/admin fee

25 - Make a Felted Insect (£3.50) at the National Wildflower Centre, Knowsley.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Three new productions in a grand amphitheatre setting, performed by a large company starring handpicked international soloists alongside the full Chisinau National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.. Aida is a story of war, jealousy and revenge, centred around the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames The splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Colosseum of Rome in this spectacular production. Ellen Kent’s direction is influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides in this new take on Aida.

DON’T MISS 20 - Spongebob Squarepants: The Sponge Who Could Fly Tel: 0844 847 2525.

Answers on a postcard/envelope to: Ellen Kent Competition, Move Publishing Ltd, The Foundry, 36 Henry St, Liverpool, L1 5BS




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MARCH - MAY 2009

04 X Factor Live

Liverpool Playhouse welcomes the RSC.

Winner Alexandra Burke will be joined by fellow X Factor finalists making this a night to remember. Liverpool Arena; £28.50.

01 LEAP 09

07 Classical Spectacular

07 Stories and Memories

at the Liverpool Arena with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and an impressive lighting display.

The Bluecoat Display Centre looks at the stories behind an artwork’s purchase, and runs until 18 April.

The opening performance takes place at the Contemporary Urban Centre.

08 Final British Sign Language

09 Thriller Live in Concert

A free event at the Maritime Museum at 1.30pm, ‘Deeds not Words’ explores the story of the suffragettes in Liverpool.

Celebrating the career of one of the world’s greatest entertainers, Michael Jackson. Empire Theatre; £12.50-£19.50 ‘til 14 March.

17 Lemar Fame Academy's most successful graduate takes his latest album The Reason on the road. Liverpool Philharmonic; £25-£30.

12 Billy Wonderful The tale of one young boy’s football dreams runs until 4 April at the Everyman Theatre.

21 Strictly Come Dancing Ball

25 Masters Football Home Nations

St George’s Hall is the venue for a glitzy ball, where stars of the show will be joined by the Greg Francis Orchestra.

Football legends, including Lee Sharpe, Paul Ince, Steve Guppy, Keith Curle and Nigel Spackman, playing for the pride of their country – the stakes don’t get much higher. Liverpool Arena; £12-£7

16 The Vagina Monologues

This competition will be exhibiting the shortlist from today in the Crypt at the Novas Contemporary Art Centre.

The hugely successful show returns to Liverpool with a cast including Jennifer Ellison, Sue Jenkins and Cathy Tyson. Empire Theatre; £15.50£20 ‘til 21 February.

29 The Wirral Egg Run The run starts from New Brighton and winds its way around 20 miles of Wirral’s roads terminating at Clatterbridge hospital.

xx ‘til 11 Cloudcuckooland

06 Chicago the Musical The international award winning musical, is based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s. Empire Theatre; £12.50£31 ‘til 11 April.

The Grand National returns to Liverpool. Book your tickets on 0844 579 3001.

06 Sign of the Times

07 Lionel Richie

at the Liverpool Playhouse, until 11 April.

The global superstar embarks on a European tour following his ninth studio album ‘Just Go.’ Liverpool Arena; £75-£35

at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

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02-04 Aintree Races 03 Ladies Day

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03 Othello

12 Cream’s Easter Special the biggest night out returns to Nation.

14 Sefton Park Palm House tea dance from 2pm until 4pm.

16 Easter Bonnet Parade

22 Wrestlemania Revenge Tour

at Sefton Park Palm House with free admission.

WWE Raw presents the Wrestlemania revenge tour. Liverpool Arena; £30-£50

The collection from dealer and collector Anthony d’Offay comes to Liverpool. Tate Liverpool ‘til 13 September

19 Girls Aloud The UK’s Premiere girl band return to the stage with performances from their number one album ‘Out of Control.’ Liverpool Arena; £30

A gloriously extravagant show featuring spectacular dance routines and well-loved songs. Empire Theatre; £9-£20 ‘til 16 May

22 Fine Art and Design Degree Show This private viewing of Hope University graduates’ work showcases an eclectic fusion of ideas at the Cornerstone in Everton from 5.30 until 8pm.

29 Reinventing Colour Tate Liverpool opens its exhibition ‘Colour Chart: running until 13 September.

The first of two appearances in 2009 with songs including a selection from her most recent album ‘Fun House.’ Liverpool Arena; £32.50

14 Southport Food and Drink Festival Four days of packed entertainment, including ale trail, Local Produce and Continental Markets and cooking demonstrations in the Celebrate Southport Pavilion. ‘til 17 May

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13 42nd Street –BOST

12 Artist Rooms

29 Pink

23-24 The Hub An urban youth festival across the city.

28-31 Southport International Jazz Festival See

31 Cancer Research Race for Life A 5k race fundraiser with 2000 women.

‘til 31 French Impressionists at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight

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Hair Liverpool THE POM BY TONI&GUY

London With fashion week looming we’ve got a busy few weeks ahead in the salons. Everyone knows that a head turning mane is an essential fashion accessory and showtime for us can mean creating hair for up to 25 London fashion week shows, but as well as working our magic backstage we then have to ensure our loyal cliental get their share of the “action”. Hair is RED hot this season and with only 4% of us being natural Celtic beauties we’ll have to fake it to achieve a statement colour. The Pom This look is inspired by the iconic model Twiggy and actresses Mia Farrow and Julia Andrews. Short hair can be graphic but still an elegant, feminine alternative, the colour is very this season. Who would it suit? This is a very rich pallet of colour including shades of strawberry ruby rose and fizzy sorbet. If you’ve never gone red then this is the season to try it. There’s definitely an element of cheekiness and humour, and red hair always exudes confidence. People often say red hair is addictive so be warned!




New, summer lunch menu now available Create your own Chaya noodles £3.95 choose from Thai king prawns, squid, mixed vegetables & other options.

1. Kerastase Bain Satin £12.25 2. Kerastase Ciment Thermique £16.00

Call now for a free consultation on how to get the best look for you.

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Ship-Shape Chic //// WOMEN’S FASHION

Compiled by Frances Gill 2

1. Lauren skirt, £77.32 Hobbs


2. Cotton trim jacket, £99 Phase Eight 3. Red patent leather belt, £69 L.K.Bennett 4 Stripe flower t-Shirt, £35 Phase Eight


5. Glad to see you pendant, £135, 9ct white gold, 4pt diamond anchor Azendi

Spring’s nauticalinspired trend, creates connotations of the idealism of the French Riviera. The Metquarter currently stocks a multitude of ultra feminine, cute and classic pieces.

6. Long stripe jersey scarf, £28.38 Hobbs 7. Shorts, £30 Miss Sixty 8. Destiny trouser, £85 Coast 9. Hope shoulder bag, £149 L.K.Bennett




10. Laney shoe, £65 Juicy Couture at Kurt Geiger

7 Stockists Kurt Geiger 0151 255 0734 Azendi 0151 236 4749 L.K.Bennett 0151 236 1062 Phase Eight 0151 236 6641 Hobbs 0151 227 9336 Miss Sixty 0845 076 2280

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Ship-Shape Chic //// MEN’S FASHION

Compiled by Frances Gill


1. Blue tie, from £15 T.M. Lewin 2. Rosedale stripe rugby top, £85 Tommy Hilfiger 3. Waterproof jacket, £140 Timberland 4. Y 3 Scarf, £75 Aspecto

2 5. Slim fit jumper, £70 Timberland


6. Ithaca blazer, £225 Tommy Hilfiger 7. Jeans, £66.50 Timberland 8. Red Falcon stripe polo top, £55 Tommy Hilfiger 9. Maybe sounds shoe, £70 Kurt Geiger

Style ahoy! As masculine, naval inspired spring lines arrive at Metquarter, this seafaring trend really is plain sailing so prepare to be decked out in this season’s finest!



Stockists Diesel 0151 227 3729 T.M.Lewin 0151 236 2913 Timberland 0151 236 7647 Tommy Hilfiger 0151 227 1354 Kurt Geiger 0151 255 0734 Aspecto 0151 227 1532

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Style Counsel

Compiled by Frances Gill


On a crisp, winter afternoon Your Move headed to The Metquarter and it’s multitude of enticing designer stores to check out the most stylish shoppers inside. Rachael Kelly, 20 drama student, John Moores University

Lazaro Perez Cruz Spanish student, working in promotions

Who is your style icon? “Alex Curran really stands out and always has cool shoes and accessories!”

Who is your favourite designer? “I love Yves Saint Laurent, especially his new line of glamorous ‘Tribute’ platforms in navy blue.”

Rachael works this cosy winter look effortlessly with chunky jumper dress and cute hat, both from Gap. Patent boots certainly give it an edge.

Lazaro’s outfit really catches the eye, mixing a gingham shirt and casual jeans from Zara with substantial scarf, designed for Mango by Penelope Cruz.

Lyndsey Connor, 28 perfume and make-up promoter

Karen Towner, 38 interior designer and full time mum

What’s your favourite Metquarter store? “It has to be Mac as I’m a makeup fanatic and it’s where I buy all my products!”

What’s your most extravagant purchase? “A gorgeous Louis Vuitton ‘Etoile’ handbag, which I bought a couple of weeks ago!”

We love Lynsey’s mix of fashion essentials such as scarf from Quiggins, her coat from River Island, fringe boots from New Look, and black satin shift dress from Morgan.

Clearly a fan of labels, Karen’s outfit included pieces by Christian Dior, Rock & Republic, Twill 22, Gustto and Mark Mason. A winter look with a designer twist.

Charlotte Rowe, 27 recruitment consultant for ACS Recruitment

Adele Moss, 20 sales assistant

Which Metquarter stores would you choose for a shopping spree? “All Saints is top of my list as it’s stylish but funky. I can’t resist Flannels too as they have Miu Miu and Prada.”

Who in the public eye always gets it right? “Gwen Stefani as she’s so funky, her L.A.M.B fashion label is very cool.”

Charlotte’s smart suit from Next is stylish yet functional. The pretty beads top it off adding a touch of glam to her daytime wardrobe.

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Go East Marya McCann samples Thai cooking on Lark Lane

Other great places to eat, inspired by the East: MAHARAJA 34-36 LONDON ROAD, LIVERPOOL Tel: 0151 709 2006

CHILLI BANANA 2 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8US 0151 726 8641

It’s a long time since I have been to Chilli Banana. Then, it was full every night and buzzing with the vibe of being new kid on the block. But with so many new restaurants opening on Lark Lane since I expected diners to be in short supply. I was surprised to find it busy in the afternoon. There were groups of workers taking late lunches, families with small children and couples grabbing an intimate chat whilst they ate. On the tapas menu, which is ideal at lunch time and for new diners who can’t decide from the immense choice on offer, the restaurant has retained its core Thai favourites (spicy fish cakes, spring rolls, lightly battered vegetables and prawns) but added new versions of dishes which are also, presumably, served as mains in the evening. There is also a captivating selection of teas, served in beautiful hand decorated China tea pots, for which a visit is worth alone. All are priced at £2.35 and the selection includes Jasmine Imperial, which is stated on the menu as being the ‘champagne of green teas’ and Elephant, a white tea regarded

as widely superior to Earl Grey. We finally settled on five dishes and three types of tea…we have big appetites, and had had no breakfast. Satay Gai (2 skewers of marinated Lancashire chicken served with peanut sauce and cucumber pickle) and Satay Moo (skewers of marinated Lancashire farm reared pork served in the same way - both £3.25) assured us that the restaurant uses locally sourced meat. From both the seafood and vegetarian sections, Yam Pla Grob (a crispy whitebait spicy salad £3.50) and Tempura Pak (mixed vegetables in tempura batter with sweet chilli and soy dipping sauce £2.75) Finally, steamed jasmine rice (Kow), completed the plate. The style of cooking here is like a more intense and vibrant cousin of the better-known version of Thai food. Rather than light fragrances, with only faint traces of the lemongrass or garlic within the dish, here the tastes and colours are quite strong and spicy. The peanut sauce which accompanied the pork and chicken seems to be a good example of the restaurant’s take on Thai food. Much like the

coconut based curries, the texture is heavier and flavours bolder; the food at Chilli Banana is certainly not subtle. Each dish was colourful and garnished with shards of chilli and spring onion with a vivid purple flower - fashioned from beetroot - as a centrepiece. A slight criticism would be the portion size, though, barely enough for two to share comfortably. My favourite dish was the whitebait salad, fried lightly enough to preserve the natural crunchiness of the fish. With the spicy salad, the flavours were a really welcome alternative to the usual salt and vinegar taste that you expect from whitebait. Good service is always worth mentioning and here too the restaurant has developed a really well-organised and friendly approach; a small number of staff to a busy room of diners who are all served with a smile. Our lunch order was taken, served, enjoyed and paid for all within an hour. Whilst sometimes you may want a leisurely lunch, when you’re looking for swift and welcoming, this place really delivers.

This restaurant has become quite famous for its authentic Keralese cooking. Many of the dishes are made using family recipes which have been handed down for generations and use a unique combination of herbs and spices. There is more emphasis on steaming methods and breads made with potato and rice flour than in traditional Indian restaurants.

ETSU 25 THE STRAND, LIVERPOOL Tel: 0151 236 7530 Here you will be able to sample fresh sushi as well as cooked rice and noodle dishes prepared by authentic Japanese chefs. Lovely sauces and a menu which is especially geared towards fish lovers. For a good way to try a selection of sushi there is a set meal of seven varieties, enough for two or three people to share.

HoST HOPE STREET, LIVERPOOL Tel: 0151 708 5831 A true cultural feast has arrived at the Georgian Quarter under the expertise of the men behind 60 Hope Street’s success story. The eclectic Asian menu mixes Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Malaysian cuisine, with subtle curries, fragrant jasmine rice and Tiger and Asahi beers to wash it down. Your Move 79




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Glamorous party people gathered at Society on Duke Street for the annual Valentine’s shindig. Guests boogied to top tunes spun by DJ Pez Tellett and enjoyed 2 for 1 drinks offers aplenty on the most romantic night of the year. Colourful drag queens pranced and posed on the dancefloor with the glitterati, adding a unique element of fun!



1. DJ Pez Tellett.








2. Jessica and friends enjoy the funky tunes. 3. Allison and Nicola. 4. Danny Q in outrageous outfit. 5. Amanda, Jane, Sue, Wendy and Mark. 6. Spinning the decks! 7. Paula X mixes it up. 8. Ladies boogie the night away. 9. Paula X poses with guests.


10. Jill and Mark. 11. Zara and Daniel with Danny Q.

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Woody Allen’s new comedy Vicky Christina Barcelona Woody Allen’s latest comedy drama ponders the nature of love and romance against the backdrop of the stunning European city of Barcelona. Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is a modern, middle-class girl; she’s getting married, she’s getting her Master’s degree and she’s moving out of the city to start a family. Her life is structured, stable and well functioning, unlike her best friend Cristina, (Scarlett Johansson) by contrast, a lost soul. When the pair decide to spend a summer in Barcelona their paths cross with the dishy Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), everything Vicky

despises in a man and everything Cristina adores. Cue the arrival of Maria Elena (Penelope Cruz), Juan Antonio’s fiery ex-wife and the scene is set for an explosive, fiery and passionate summer. Johansson, frequently described as Allen’s muse, gives a vivid portrayal of a free spirited girl who just wants to fall in love. Rebecca Hall’s performance of a girl who has everything but somehow wants more, is second to none and wins the audience’s sympathy. Spanish actor Bardem makes the perfect European totty, but it’s the arrival of Penelope Cruz

that really sets this film alight. Switching between Spanish and English, untamed passion and chilly despair, Cruz is at her finest. Whether she's planting kisses on Johansson or letting us into her own secret pain, Cruz gives a wild, erotic, quickwitted, and touching performance. The voiceover throughout gives the film, which is funny, sexy and moving, a fairy-tale feel. This is definitely not to be missed. Anna Cuthbertson reviewed Vicky Christina Barcelona after seeing it at the FACT Picturehouse on Wood Street.

The Liverpool Arena plays host to a number of excellent gigs this season. Lionel Richie's success story over nearly 30 years is the stuff of legends and one few artists can match: he's sold over 100 million albums; he's won countless awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a staggering five Grammy Awards and the Crystal Award for Humanitarianism. Lionel's 2009 Tour will give fans a chance to experience first hand his extraordinary new album and also his incredible back catalogue on 7 April. On 19 May, Girls Aloud arrive with their

Great Expectations Liverpool Playhouse 24 - 28 March

A new musical version of a classic Dickens tale is raising expectations among Liverpool’s literary crowds. The Playhouse will be welcoming a West Endacclaimed cast in March who’ll be performing ‘Great Expectations’ with a new adaptation by director, Theatre Clwyd’s associate director, Tim Baker. New compositions and live music are on the bill, with a performance from Steffan Rhodri as Joe Gargery – perhaps best

known as Dave Coaches in TV’s ‘Gavin and Stacey’. The orphan Pip’s journey from youth to manhood is a stirring tale which looks at the choices available in Dickens’ society and the concept of social mobility. Olivier Award-nominated Liverpudlian actor Graham Bickley, known for his role as Joey Boswell in ‘Bread’, will play the escaped convict Magwitch, who receives food and water from the young protagonist in secret at the novel’s opening. West End actress Vivien Parry plays the jilted, shrewish recluse, Miss Haversham, who invites Pip, destined for a blacksmith’s apprenticeship, to become a companion for her young ward Estella. When Pip must take later take up this role, he is unhappy, but on discovering he

has inherited an estate he sets off for London, to train as a gentleman. For many years he believes that Miss Haversham is his anonymous benefactress until, estranged from his uncle, he discovers his education has been paid for in a way he never expected… This tale of raised expectations, society’s constraints and following a vocation poses more questions than it answers, appealing to the postmodern sensitivity, and it will be interesting to see this new musical version’s take on an old but enduring tale. Great Expectations is at the Liverpool Playhouse from 24 - 28 March at 7.30pm. Matinees are at 1.30pm on 26 March and 28 March at 2pm.

widely anticipated ‘Out of Control’ show celebrating the success of their sixth album. At the Liverpool Philharmonic, Russell Watson is certain to entertain on 30 March with his spring tour, and 6 May sees the winners of ‘Last Choir Standing’, Only Men Aloud, take to the stage. What a season! Your Move 81




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Now showing... ‘til 28 February - The Price - A tale of searing and timely change to the blind pursuit of material success, this classic drama by the great twentieth century playwright, Arthur Miller. Playhouse Theatre; £9.50-£18. ‘til 10 May - Glenn Brown - This exhibition brings together the largest selection of his work to date at the Tate Liverpool.


buttons tell the physically and visually moving tale of a young East European girl and her journey to England. Unity Theatre; £6.

27 - Aida - A tragic love story set against the grandeur of the Colosseum of Rome. Empire Theatre; £8.25-£37 ‘til 28 March.

08 - Colin Fry- an evening of Clairvoyance One of the world's finest spiritualist mediums shares his spiritual philosophy at the Empire Theatre; £20.

31 - Where There’s a Will - This witty and fast-paced farce, takes a crafty peek at the game of infidelity and marriage. Playhouse Theatre; £9.50-£18 ‘til 4 April.

09 - Thriller Live in Concert Celebrating the career of one of the world’s greatest entertainers, Michael Jackson at the Empire Theatre; £12.50-£19.50 ‘til 14 March.

20 - Riverdance - An innovative and exciting fusion of Irish and International dance. Empire Theatre; £28.50-£36 ‘til 25 April.

10 - The Convicts Opera - A musical comedy about a group of convicts on a ship bound for Australia who are ordered to put on a show set in the criminal underworld of London that they've left far behind. Playhouse Theatre; £9.50-£18 ‘til 14 Mar. 01 - Sing-a-long Hairspray With lyrics on-screen so everyone can join in, Sing-a-long-a Hairspray is sure to be a wild, noisy, fun filled experience. Empire Theatre; £14.50. 01 - Sing-a-long The Sound of Music - It’s your turn to sing along with Maria, hiss the Countess and boo the Nazis in this subtitled version of the classic musical at the Empire Theatre; £14.50. 03 - Cinderella on Ice - The Imperial Ice Stars bring their third production to the UK with a sumptuous, magical score that's been especially composed for this production at the Empire Theatre; £11.50-£23.50 ‘til 7 March. 03 - Jonathan Raynmond Drabkin - The artist has chosen various subjects to be digested in the broader sense of the word ‘art’, conveying each style visually at the Unity Theatre, ‘til 29 March.

03 - The Hounding Of David Oluwale Eclipse Theatre presents a shocking and engrossing story of one man searching for justice and another who just wants to find home. Everyman Theatre; £12-£14, ’til 7 March. 03 - Othello - The Royal Shakespeare Company return to the Playhouse Theatre with this classic play of forbidden love and prejudice, ‘til 7 March. 04 - Mind the Gap - Nominated for Best New Play at MEN Awards 2007. Unity Theatre; £6. 05 - In a Thousand Pieces - Ice creams, suitcases, floorboards and 82 Your Move

12 - The Dark Room - A tragic love story and a reworking of the legend of Bluebeard. Unity Theatre; ‘til 14 Mar; £6. 16 - The Vagina Monologues - The hugely successful show returns to Liverpool with a cast including Jennifer Ellison, Sue Jenkins and Cathy Tyson. Empire Theatre; £15.50-£20 ‘til 21 Feb. 17 - Spyski! (Or The Importance of Being Earnest) - Peepolykus have stumbled upon a hilarious story of international espionage and state secrets. Playhouse Theatre; £9.50-£18 ‘til 21 March. 17 - Behind the Mirror - A bizarre love tryst between a man, his fiancée and his mutinous reflection at the Unity Theatre. £7-£9.

31 - The Witches of Eastwick Marti Pellow stars in this musical based about three desperate housewives who get more than they bargain for when they meet the man of their dreams. Empire Theatre; £9-£29.50 ‘til 4 April.

April 06 - Chicago the Musical - The international award-winning musical. Empire Theatre; £12.50-£31 ‘til 11 April. 06 - Sign of the Times - Funny, affectionate and touching, an acutely observed human comedy about the art of achieving happiness in unpredictable times. Playhouse Theatre; £9.50-£18 ’til 11 April.

21 - Hoof!…Spontaneous Theatre A bare stage transforms into a visual, verbal and musical feast. Unity Theatre; £6. 23 - Circus of Horrors A fusion between daredevil and bizarre circus acts performed with a forked tongue in each cheek. Everyman Theatre; £9-£26. 24 - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens’s dramatic journey of romance and adventure is re-told for the stage in a thrilling new adaptation. Playhouse Theatre: £9.50£18 ‘til 28 March. 26 - Turandot - Ellen Kent presents Turandot in celebration of Pavarotti’s life highlighting the unforgettable aria ‘Nessun Dorma’. Empire Theatre; £8.25-£37.

26 - Elvis on Tour - Pays tribute to the early days of pure hip-swiveling rock ‘n’ roll, the 68 comeback special and Elvis's Las Vegas performances. Empire Theatre; £18.50-£23.50. 28 - Singing in the Rain - Features all the style and spectacle of a golden age. Empire Theatre; £9.50-£29.50 ‘til 2 May. 30 - When we are Married - JB Priestley's hilarious satire on love and marriage. Playhouse Theatre; £9.50£18 ‘til 23 May.

May 12 - Artist Rooms - The collection from dealer and collector Anthony d’Offay comes to Liverpool. Tate Liverpool, ‘til 13 September. 13 - 42nd Street - A gloriously extravagant show featuring spectacular dance routines and wellloved songs. Empire Theatre; £9-£20 ‘til 16 May. 22 - Fine Art and Design Degree Show This private viewing of Hope University graduates’ work showcases an eclectic fusion of ideas at the Cornerstone in Everton from 5.30 until 8pm.

07 - Weird Music - Looking at the current climate of celebrity worship and the blurring of reality with fiction, Weird Music asks, are we all characters in our own movie…and where will we be when the credits roll? Unity Theatre; £7-£5 ‘til 9 April. 07 - Cloudcuckooland - A riotous hour of comedy, satire, music and clowning for all the family. Everyman Theatre; £12.50-£14 ‘til 11 Apr. 13 - All the Fun of the Fair - David Essex, together with Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway invite you onto a rollercoaster ride of romance and rock ‘n’ roll. Empire Theatre; £6.25£24 ‘til 18 April.

29 - Reinventing Colour - Tate Liverpool opens its exhibition ‘Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour’ looking at colour in graphic design, fashion and interior design from 1950 until the present day. Runs until 13 September.

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Now showing... 22 - The Blow Monkeys - Eighteen years after going their separate ways, the original four members of The Blow Monkeys are reunited. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £12. 25 - Nine Below Zero - NBZ are the viable alternative to Alternative, with their own genuine sound and deep understanding of their musical roots. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £12.

March 01 - Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash Original bass player, vocalist and principle songwriter with Wishbone Ash Martin Turner plays his latest CD ‘Argus - Through The Looking Glass’. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £12-£14.

06 - Snow Patrol - The best selling band brings the ‘Taking Back The Cities’ tour to Liverpool. Liverpool Arena; £29.36. 07 - The Courteeners will be followed by Pet Sounds at the 02 Academy 08 - Electric Six - The Detroit superstars return to the UK, supported by Bee Gees tribute act Tragedy at the 02 Academy. 08 - Steve Gibbons Band - The man who has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades performs with his band. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £10-£12. 16 - Goldie Looking Chain - The rap-pop music group embark on their Asbo4life tour at the Barfly; £10. 17 - Lemar - Fame Academy's most successful graduate takes his latest album ‘The Reason’ on the road. Liverpool Philharmonic; £25-£30. 18 - Rawhide Raw - at the Royal Court with the hottest raw talent in the city. Doors open 7.30pm; £3.

03 - Kaiser Chiefs - The band returns with songs from their album, ‘Off with their Heads’ as well as all their classics. Liverpool Arena; £25.45. 04 - Chumbawamba - The band is back, armed with acoustic guitars, accordion and trumpet, five-part harmonies, a bucketful of attitude and a new 25 track album ‘The Boy Bands Have Won’. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £12-£15. 04 - X Factor Live - Winner Alexandra will be joined by fellow X Factor finalists Diana Vickers, JLS, Eoghan Quigg, Rachel Hylton, Ruth Lorenzo, Laura White and Daniel Evans. Liverpool Arena; £28.50. 04 - African Soul Rebels 2009 - The fifth tour under the African Soul Rebels umbrella presents three different perspectives on the continent’s musical riches. Liverpool Philharmonic; £19.50-£24.50.

06&07 - Steve Royle, Sam Avery, Alex Boardman and Brendan Riley take the stage at the Rawhide Comedy Club. Tickets from £12.

20 - Simon Bligh, Gary Delaney, Quincy and Dave Williams - at the Rawhide. Tickets from £12. 21 - A Liverpool tribute to Buddy Holly - Liverpool artists and celebrities perform Buddy Holly songs, with the proceeds to fund a ‘Buddy Holly scholarship’ at LIPA. Liverpool Philharmonic; £30-£10.

April 03 - The Maybes? - Liverpool favourites return to the 02 Academy. 06 - N-Dubz - The Mobo awardwinning trio at the 02 Academy. 07 - Lionel Richie - The global superstar embarks on a European tour following his ninth studio album ‘Just Go.’ Liverpool Arena; £75-£35. 08 - Henry Priestman - After over 30 years, the Founding member of It's Immaterial is back on tour. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £12-£15. 10&11 - Steve Best, Dave Longley, Dan Nightingale & Mick Ferry are at the Rawhide, tickets from £12. 24&25 - Justin Moorhouse and Brendan Riley are joined by Dominic Woodward and Pierre Hollins for another night of comedy at the Rawhide. Tickets from £12 at the Royal Court. 24 - Gary Numan - The post-punkelectric pioneer takes a break from his 18th studio album for a gig at the 02 Academy.

29 - Pink - The Brit and Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum singer comes to Liverpool for the first of two appearances in 2009. Liverpool Arena; £32.50. Additional date for 27 October has also been announced.

29 - Los Pacaminos - The Tex-Mex outfit is led by one of the UK's finest and best loved vocalists - Paul Young. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £15-£17.

29 - Skinny Molly - Former Lynyrd Skynryd guitarist Mike Estes is on tour from the USA. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £10-£12.


30 - Russell Watson - The incredibly successful tenor from Salford returns for a spring tour at the Liverpool Philharmonic; £57.50-£25. 31 - The Animals - The second British band after The Beatles to top the American charts with their multimillion selling anthem, 'House of The Rising Sun', come to Liverpool Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £13-£15.

13 - Eric Clapton - After a series of sold-out 2008 shows across North America, Scandinavia, and Europe, Eric Clapton brings his tour to the UK. Liverpool Arena; £55-£45. 14 - Here and Now Tour - A stellar line up of eighties stars, including Rick Astley and Kim Wilde, tour the UK. Liverpool Arena; £36.50.

27 - Chris De Burgh - Launching his UK tour, the man behind ‘Lady In Red’ brings his live show and new album to the stage. Philharmonic; £37.50-£47.50.

25 - The Enemy - The band is on its biggest tour to celebrate their followup album at the 02 Academy.

30 - Starsailor - The British success story return with their fourth album to the 02 Academy

06 - Only Men Aloud - Winners of Last Choir Standing, take to the stage. Philharmonic Hall; £17.50-£30.

01 - Bob Dylan - As part of his European tour, the musical legend is playing seven shows across the UK. Liverpool Arena; £42-£37.

15 - Rhydian - After being discovered on The X Factor in 2007, Rhydian bursts back onto the music scene. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall; £22.50-£35. 19 - Girls Aloud - The UK’s premiere girl band return to the stage with performances from their number one album ‘Out of Control.’ Liverpool Arena; £30. Additional dates of 2 and 3 June have also been announced. 19 - The Wonder Stuff will be performing the full album ‘The Eight Legged Groove Machine’ at the 02 Academy.

//// VENUES Liverpool Arena: 0844 8000 400 Live Lounge: 0844 8000 410 Barfly: 0844 847 2424

03 - Al Murray - The multi awardwinning comedian embarks on his Beautiful British Tour. Liverpool Arena; £25.

Liverpool Philharmonic: 0151 709 3789

03 - Dr Feelgood - Rhythm and blues from the original and still the very best pub-rockers. Live Lounge @ Baby Blue; £13-£15.

O2 Academy: 0844 477 2000

Rawhide at the Royal Court: 0870 787 1866

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Revolution @ O2 Academy Liverpool Featuring The Evil Girls and guest DJ Sean Smith from The Blackout Where: O2 Academy Liverpool 11-13 Hotham Street Liverpool, L3 5UF When: 10pm-2am, Every Wednesday £2.50 before 11pm, £3.50 after Info: 0151 707 3200 Web: /revolutionrocksliverpool

Viva La Revolution! Revolution has to be the biggest and best mid-week alternative night in Liverpool, with the newly named O2 Academy (formerly the Carling) playing host. This charming, shadowy venue,

February 20 - Zero 7 DJ set See Zero 7s Sam Hardaker return to the decks, blending a mix of genres…expect a party! Featuring Fade ASM, Buddha and Fishtank hosted by Musica Del Alma. £3, 10pm ‘til 4am, The Magnet. 20 - Foul Play Drum & bass, jungle and dubstep with Bryan Gee, Clipz, Disfunktion and dj Siren and Klosure, James G and Davie Dee Devious and Budd, and Mcs: Skibadee, Skeez, Delta 9 and Tony Skank. £7 advance,10pm ‘til 4am, The Masque, Seel St. 21 - Chibuku Techno, hip hop and electro showcasing talent from Carl Craig, Brendan Long, Dillinja, Sway - live, Rusko, No Fakin', Kissy Sell Out and Mr Paul. £14 advance before 10pm, ‘til 3am, The Masque, Seel St. 21 - Bahia The best in house, progressive, techno and trance including the talents of Steve Grant, Nick Honess, Neil King and Andres. £4 before 9pm, ‘til 2.30am, The Lemon Lounge, Berry St. 27 - Plastic Soup presents… A cool combination of disco, house, funk, soul and techno beats. Tonight’s acts include The Revenge,


buried between Lime Street Station and the old Odeon cinema, attracts a loyal legion of students, fashionistas, tattooists, punk rock/metal heads and indie kids. On the decks, special guest DJ Sean Smith from Welsh band The Blackout, Resident Phil Hunter and others keep everybody happy with a mix of punk, rock, indie, dance and hip hop. They’ve managed to create an environment where no one is confused by hearing Jay-Z, Journey, and Pendulum played consecutively. On the walls, projections of text messages from guests, expressing undying love or just letting everyone know who fancies whom, share space with huge banners of The Evil Girls - the alternative group of female dancers who stand watch over the dance floor. The bar offers plenty of cheap fuel and is sure to keep pulling in the bohemian revolutionaries…viva la Revolution!

Paul Outlar and General Jimmy. £5 before 9pm, ‘til late, venue to be announced, see for details. 27 - T-Funkshun Upbeat techno night with Mr Shifter, Scott McGill and Mark Forshaw. £4 before 11, £5 after, Leaf, 27 Parliament St.

guest djs every week. Every Saturday, midnight ‘til 7am, G Bar, Eberle St, Liverpool. 14 - Chemikal Techno beats, house, and minimal tunes featuring Kanio, Christian Shaw, Michael Ammo, Jon Aze and Ashley Moran. £5 before 11pm, £6 after, 8pm ‘til late, The Lemon Lounge, Berry St. 27 - Panzram Industrial Larger than life hard techno with Paul Langley, The Machinist, Eskoloi and TomQ. £4 adv, £5 before 11, £6 after. 9pm ‘til 3am, The Lemon Lounge, Berry St. For advance tickets call 07812 523 8251.

28 - Circus House, techno, and disco with the following spinning the decks: James Zabiela, SIS - Live, Sebo K and, Lewis Boardman. 10pm ‘til 3am, The Masque, Seel St.

March 07 - Carnivale Bizarre It’s all about the music! All new bass-ment after hours line-up! Featuring resident djs John Hooper and Andy Matthews plus special

Ralph, Dave Booth and Monthly residents Suzee X. Dress code-Fab ‘n’ funky. £5 entry, 2am ‘til 7am, Garlands, Eberle St.

28 - Clinic Minimal, techno and top house tracks with Steve Parry, Thomas Tuft and Tom Patonnnn. £8 advance, £10 on the door before 11pm, ‘til 4am, O2 Academy, (Carling Academy Liverpool, Hotham St).

April 02 - Chalk & Cheese! Liverpool’s biggest party night, every Thursday night. The Office Bar, Concert Square. 04 - Bed-lam Fresh, funky house, club and electro tunes, with djs Ant Ashcroft, Carl

09 - Archive Disco, funk, electrofunk, house and eclectic with Greg Wilson, Chris Duckenfield, Stu Robinson and Scott McGill. £7 before 10pm, ‘til 6am, Leaf, 27 Parliament St. 19 - Cheap and Queerful One of the busiest gay late-bars on the scene. Every Sunday with Lavinia! Cheap drinks, top tunes and free entry all night long, G Bar, Eberle St.

May 01 - Funky Fridays Big and busy late night parties every Friday with Denny Dowd, Paul Thomas and Kris Kelly. 12am ‘til 6am, Funky Box, Concert Square. 12 - Mischief! The Beast is back. Expect crazy themed parties and fancy dress extravaganzas every Tuesday, The Cube, Concert Square. Your Move 85




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Connie Lush is one of the UK’s and Europe’s most loved blues singers. Her passion for the blues is reflected in her song writing and dynamic live performances, and her accolades include Best UK Female Vocalist and European Singer of the Year to name just a few. Connie is due to appear in Liverpool on 21 March at St. George’s Hall and is bringing her live show to Baby Blue at the Albert Dock on 14 June.

Film It has to be The Wizard of Oz as it brings back lovely childhood memories! Plus I adore Judy Garland and there are so many different things to take from the film. I still get caught up in it and it still makes me cry in parts! Support act Ideally I’d love to join John Lee Hooker on stage! So much of his work is so dark and it’s an interesting element of his music. I supported his son when on tour a while back and it was an amazing experience. He looks just like his dad but his music is very different. Book I enjoyed ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ and feel it brings out my intellectual side but John Connolly’s book ‘Bad Things’ is also great. It’s a deep thriller focussing on darkness and evil, really gripping! Pub in Liverpool I’m a real pub girl; we frequent The Lion near Moorfields. They have some great whiskey tasting nights there and the atmosphere is always great. Album Corinne Bailey Rae’s debut album is great. I really like the track ‘Put your 86 Your Move

Records On’. It’s so chirpy and upbeat and I play it a lot at home when I’m chilling out. Thing to do to relax Watching old movies always relaxes me. Black and white films about strong women are great to get lost in, especially Bette Davis. Gig It would have to be when I played in Moscow for two nights last November. The experience still hasn’t left me. The atmosphere was electric and the people were lovely. Champagne and caviar were served which was fantastic.

Holiday destination I went to Egypt a while back and found it fascinating. I’d love to see The Karnak Temples again. Venue Baby Blue is always good. I’m doing a gig there in June called The Live Lounge which will be exciting. Also, St. George’s Hall is great as it’s so well known and I’ll be playing there at The Spring Ball on 21 March accompanied by a full orchestra.




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HAMILTON SQUARE WIRRAL Freehold Development Opportunity A unique opportunity to create a magnificent architect-designed Grade I listed Georgian home. •

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