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Quebec Quay Liverpool City Centre, L3 £175,000 What’s on offer?

This apartment offers two double bedrooms with views over the River Mersey. Agent’s view “The vendors are keen for a quick sale, but these apartments normally attract a higher premium with their views over the River Mersey from both bedrooms, and the Juliet balcony in the living area. There are two Shannon Conway double bedrooms (the master with fitted wardrobes), two bathrooms, an open plan sales manager at living area and a separate kitchen with fitted King Sturge appliances. Quebec Quay is a lovely development; it has well cared for landscaped gardens and is fully gated, and this apartment includes secure parking - call us to arrange a viewing.” To view this property now, call 0151 242 6490.

Unity Building Liverpool City Centre, L3 £185,000 What’s on offer?

This 10th and 11th floor duplex apartment offers three double bedrooms, with parking and a 24-hour concierge. Agent’s view

Ian Taylor sales and lettings consultant at Keppie Massie Residential

“The Unity has become a symbol of the recovering market in Liverpool. The resurgence in sales and lettings properties has seen the building virtually reach its capacity. We are able to offer this 10th and 11th floor duplex three double bedroom apartment with river and city views, from the lounge and all bedrooms, two bathrooms and top of the range fitted kitchen and access to the residents’ gym. The building is the place to live at the moment in the city, and the waiting list for rentals grows by the day.” To view this property now, call 0151 236 9660.

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Lorne Street Fairfield, L7 £169,950 What’s on offer?

This four bedroom semi detached house benefits from an exceptionally large garden at the rear with access for parking. Agent’s view

Erica Mooney sales manager at Andrew Louis

“We are pleased to offer this well presented, four bedroom house in Fairfield. This accommodation comprises of an entrance hall, bright lounge and dining room both with a feature fireplace. The kitchen is separate with patio doors leading into the garden. The basement has two separate rooms, one could be a games room, and the other as a laundry room. With four generous sized bedrooms, including an en suite shower room, and a spacious modern bathroom with free standing roll top bath, viewing is highly recommended.” To view this property now, call 0151 330 5333.

Darmonds Green Avenue off Townsend Lane, L6 £162,000 What’s on offer?

A semi detached property, with three bedrooms, conservatory, block paved driveway, lawn to front and rear. Agent’s view

Sheila Renshaw proprietor at Priory Property Services

“We are pleased to offer this semi-detached property situated in a popular location off Townsend Lane. The property benefits include three bedrooms, reception room, fitted kitchen/dining area, bathroom, central heated, double glazed, alarmed, conservatory, block paved driveway and lawn to front, lawn and patio area to rear with paved patio area and shed. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all the property offers and is ideally priced.” To view this property now call 0151 260 0300

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0151 330 5333

Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA The Colonnades, Docklands

Falkner Square, Toxteth

Waterloo Warehouse, Docklands

Elysian Fields, City Centre

Mosslea Park, Mossley Hill

EW N • Luxury 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment • GCH, intercom security • En-suite bathroom, balcony • 24 hour concierge


• Well presented 2 bedroom apartment • Situated in the Georgian Quarter • Fitted kitchen, En suite • Residents parking

• Well maintained 2 bed 3rd floor apart • Superb city views, parking • Intercom security, En-suite, lift access • STAMP DUTY PAID BY VENDOR


Devonshire Road, Toxteth

£195,950 Hatton Garden, City Centre

Heyesmore Court, Aigburth

The Anchorage, Docklands

Westminister Chambers, City Centre

• Luxury 1st floor 2 bed apartment • Fitted kitchen integrated appliances • Electric heating, DG, parking • Timber decked terrace

• Grade II listed converted apartment • Original features throughout • Fully fitted & equipped kitchen • 2 bedrooms, Balcony

• Attractive 3 bedroom semi detached • GCH, DG, wood laminate flooring • Gardens to the front and rear • Driveway, Viewing recommended



Princess Gardens, City Centre




Colin Drive, Vauxhall



• Well presented 2 bed top floor apart • Spacious lounge, fitted kitchen • Marina views, allocated parking • Viewing essential

Staten Court, City Centre



• Modern 2 bed 1st floor luxury apart • GCH, DG video entry system, • Fitted kitchen, en suite shower room • Juliette balcony, allocated parking


• Quality 2 bedroom top floor apartment • Electric storage heating, DG • Communal gardens • Allocated parking & visitors parking



Sherwood Court, Huyton

Case Grove, Prescot

Huyton Lane, Huyton

• Detached Family Home • Three bedrooms • Gas central heating • Double glazing

Dalewood Gardens, Whiston



• Detached House • 4 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • Double garage and gardens

Tel: 0151 330 5324 within 7 days of the date of this notice

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J Grant/G Thompson, formerly of 138 City Quay, Ellerman Road, Liverpool 3 or anyone knowing their current whereabouts are requested to contact Andrew Louis, 1 Stanley Street, Liverpool, L1 6AA.

0151 292 8880

19 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QA Tithbarn Lane, Knowsley Village



From £184,950



• Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment • DG, fitted kitchen, family bathroom • Spacious lounge, parking space • Situated close to all amenities




• Spacious 3 bed top floor apartment • Gas fired central heating, DG • Communal gardens, On street parking • Views of the Anglican Cathedral

• Immaculate presented 2 bedroom apartment • Situated in the heart of the city centre • Study area, two double bedrooms • En-suite shower room • Spacious lounge with open corner kitchen • Communal decked area, allocated secure parking

• A selection of stunning 2 bed aparts • Beautiful fully tiled bathroom, En Suite • Beautifully designed kitchen • Allocated parking space, concierge

• Semi Detached Family Home • Three Bedrooms • Gas central heating & double glazing • Driveway, gardens

• Modern Semi Detached House • Three bedrooms • Front and rear gardens • Viewing Recommended






Longton Lane, Rainhill

Broadlands, Prescot

Berryhill Avenue, Knowsley Village

Warrington Road, Prescot

Gresford Close, Whiston N EW




• Detached family home • Three bedrooms • En-suite, conservatory • No Onward chain


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• Semi detached house • 3 bedrooms • DG & GCH • Driveway, garage and gardens

• End town house • Two bedrooms • GCH & DG • Gardens and Driveway .


• Semi detached house • Two reception rooms • Double glazing • Gas central heating


• Semi detached house • Three bedrooms • DG & GCH • Gardens and Large driveway





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Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Ivy House Farm, Eccleston

Scholes Lane, Eccleston

Ye Priory Court, Woolton

Alexandra Tower, Docklands



Hudson Gardens, City Centre

Quebec Quay, Docklands

• Immaculate 2 bed 8th floor apartment • Excellent City and Dockland views • En-suite to master bedroom • Allocated parking space


£795pcm Elysian Fields, City Centre

• Luxury unfurnished 2 bed apartment • Fully fitted kitchen, modern bathroom • Juliette balcony, excellent river views • Allocated parking. Viewing essential



Staten Court, City Centre

Armstrong Quay, Docklands

From £675pcm Princes Gate East, Toxteth

• Quality 2 bedroom apartment • Split level lounge, fitted kitchen • En suite, stunning river views • Available furnished or unfurnished

£795pcm Waterloo Quay, Docklands

• Luxury 1-2 bedroom apartments • Situated in the city's number one development Elysian Fields • Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances • Excellent views • 24 hour concierge and security • Parking is available for an additional cost • Viewing highly recommended




N • Well presented 4th floor apartment • Unfurnished, 2 double bedrooms • Open plan living area, fitted kitchen • Family bathroom, parking

• Superb 3 bed 3 storey town house • GCH, DG, laminate flooring • Fully fitted & equipped kitchen • Private rear garden


• Luxury 4 bedroom 3 storey detached • GCH, en-suite, fully fitted kitchen • Driveway, gardens and garage • Situated close to all local amenities



• Luxury 5 bedroom farm house • Unique character property • Offering both formal & informal living • Landscaped gardens, paddock

The Unity, City Centre

• Luxury fully furnished apartment • 2 double bedrooms, en-suite • Family bathroom, fitted kitchen • Allocated parking. Viewing essential

£650pcm St Stephens Square, City Centre

• Beautiful duplex 1 bedroom apartment • Fully furnished, close to all amenities • Fitted kitchen integrated white goods • FIRST MONTHS RENT HALF PRICE

• Well presented 2 bedroom apartment • Economy 7 heating, fully fitted kitchen • Bathroom with shower • Fully furnished, secure access







Westminister Chambers, City Centre

• Spacious 2 bedroom apartment • Fully furnished, en suite • Fitted kitchen integrated appliances • Balcony, secure intercom system

• First floor 2 bedroom apartment • Fitted kitchen, parking • Situated close to all amenities • Viewing highly recommended

• Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment • Fully furnished, GCH • Open plan lounge & dining area • Fully fitted kitchen, allocated parking




Hatton Gardens, City Centre

Lisbon Buildings, City Centre

Renaissance Quarter, City Centre

• Spacious one bedroom apartment • Fully furnished, wooden flooring • Tiled bathroom with bath/shower • Viewing highly recommended



Bankside Court, Litherland

View 146, Everton

From £500pcm


• Very spacious 2 bedroom flat • Set on two floors • Decorated to a high specification • Situated close to all amenities







• Modern 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment • Fully integrated kitchen, bathroom • In house resident Gymnasium • Balcony, secure entry & on site security

Redstones Mill Lane, Rainhill



• Fully furnished top floor apartment • 2 bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen • Parking, canal views • Viewing highly recommended

• Quality 3 bedroom semi detached • Unfurnished, 2 reception rooms • Fitted kitchen, rear garden • Driveway providing off road parking


Molyneux Close, Whiston

Eccleston Street, Prescot


EW • Delightful furnished 1 bed apartment • Open plan living area, fitted kitchen • Study/storage room • Situated close to amenities



• Luxury 1 - 2 bedroom new build apartments • Selection of unfurnished and furnished • Fully fitted kitchen, Juliette balcony • Fully tiled bathroom with shower • Secure video entry system • Viewing highly recommended

Yewdale Road, Walton

• Quality 2 bedroom semi detached • Fitted kitchen integrated appliances • Family bathroom, driveway • Situated close to all local amenities


• Quality 1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment • Fitted kitchen, secure entry • Situated close to all local amenities • Viewing highly recommended





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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 £289,950

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SHAW STREET Well presented one bedroom apartment, with open plan lounge area and kitchen, and bathroom. Secure parking space. Priced competitively for quick sale viewing recommended.

TRAFALGAR WAREHOUSE Beautifully converted 19th century warehouse. Comprising two bedrooms, open plan living area and kitchen, bathroom. Oak beams, exposed brickwork, spiral staircase. Secure parking. £159,950

PARK LEA, FULWOOD PARK Two brand new townhouses available to buy off-plan. Four double bedrooms, two reception rooms, sun deck, rear garden and residents' garden. Sought after location, close to Sefton Park and the River. Please call to arrange visit. £439,950

QUEBEC QUAY Ground floor apartment in the popular Quebec Quay development. Briefly comprising lounge, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Benefiting from a Juliet balcony overlooking the boat yard. With secure parking and additional visitors parking. STAMP DUTY EXEMPT


WATERLOO WAREHOUSE Spacious ground floor apartment with the benefit of 4 waterside patios! Comprising spacious lounge and dining areas, contemporary kitchen, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, and four large storage cupboards. The property also benefits from 2 secure parking spaces with an opportunity to buy more if required and 24 hour security. £499,950

WAPPING DOCK Top floor corner apartment situated in the highly desirable Wapping Dock. Lounge, dining, kitchen, two double bedrooms, and bathroom. Views over the Albert Dock and City. Allocated parking, small balcony. Well cared for apartment, viewing highly recommended. £264,950

FALKNER STREET Newly renovated townhouse, 4 reception rooms, kitchen, four bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and WC. Rear courtyard. Residents permits for on-street parking. Situated in the Georgian Quarter, popular location, early viewing recommended. £475,000

The Symphony 1 bedroom, furnished....................................... £550pcm Lydia Ann Street 2 bed (1 dble, 1 sgle), unfurnished ................£558pcm St Paul's 1 bedroom, fully furnished ...........................................£575pcm Beetham Tower 1 bedroom, furnished.......................................£600pcm Sovereign Chambers 2 bed (1 dble, 1 sgle) furnished..............£625pcm The Albany 1 bedroom, fully furnished.......................................£625pcm Trafalgar Warehouse 1 bed plus study, furnished......................£650pcm National Bank 2 double beds, furnished....................................£650pcm The Anchorage 2 beds, furnished, parking.................................£650pcm

ONE PARK WEST Brand new, 10th floor apartment. Commanding uninterrupted views of the City, River and Chavasse Park, the property comprises an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, two double bedrooms (master with ensuite), and bathroom. Balcony off the living area and good storage space £875pcm

OLD HAYMARKET Unique 2 bedroom, part furnished apartment in a converted building located on Old Haymarket (bottom of Victoria St). Accommodation comprises a lounge with dining area, modern fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. Available immediately. . £700pcm

CANNING STREET Third floor apartment situated in the heart of the Georgian Quarter. Comprising an open-plan living and dining area, newly fitted kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double plus study), and bathroom. Benefits from good storage, has views towards both Cathedrals, is fully furnished and has secure allocated parking. Available 1st October. £675pcm

WATERLOO QUAY Beautifully presented first floor apartment situated in dockside development. Comprising two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, dining area and kitchen. The property benefits from direct river and dock views and patio doors opening to balcony. Secure allocated parking, additional visitors' parking and 24 hour security. £675pcm

Old Haymarket 2 bedrooms, unfurnished..................................£700pcm Waterloo Quay 2 dble beds, furnished, parking.........................£775pcm Old Haymarket 2 bed loft style apartment, furnished ...............£800pcm Waterloo Warehouse Two bedrooms, furnished, parking ........ £850pcm Pall Mall 2 bed penthouse, furnished, parking ...........................£875pcm North Quay 2 beds, furnished, parking ....................................£1000pcm Unity Building 2 beds, large terrace, furn, parking..................£1250pcm Beetham Plaza 2 beds, furnished, 2 parking spaces...............£1750pcm One Park West 2 bedrooms, furnished, parking.......................£1800pcm




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Binns Road, Old Swan ÂŁ112,000 Reduced

Alderton Close ÂŁ124,950

Hornby Lane ÂŁ125,000

Fearnside Street ÂŁ129,000

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• Semi detached house • Three Bedrooms • Open plan lounge/dining room • Conservatory • Fitted kitchen, GCH & DG • Gardens, Driveway

• Semi detached house • Three Bedrooms, Lounge • Kitchen/breakfast room • Downstairs Cloakroom • Modern 3 piece bathroom suite • Cul de sac location, GCH & DG

• Second Floor Apartment • Through Lounge • One Double Bedroom • Kitchen with Oven/Hob/Hood • Gas central heating system • Communal gardens, parking

• 3 Bed semi-detached House • Available with NO CHAIN! • Substantial corner plot • Large garden area • Lounge, Breakfast Kitchen • UPVC double glazed

Weardale Road ÂŁ129,950

Larkfield Close ÂŁ185,950

Abbotshey Avenue ÂŁ195,950

Alexandra Drive ÂŁ199,950

Melbreck Road ÂŁ205,000

• 3 Bed mid-terrace • 2 Reception Rooms • Tastefully presented • Bathroom with Electric Shower • Gas central heating system • Feature fireplace

• Two Bedroom • Semi-Detached Bungalow • GCH, DG, kitchen • Driveway • Large Garden Areas • Excellent Presentation

• Semi detached house • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Kitchen/breakfast room • Garage with driveway • uPVC DG, GCH, gardens

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• Semi detached house • Three Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • In need of modernisation • garden with patio area • Garage, Driveway

Heywood Road ÂŁ210,000

Russian Drive ÂŁ220,000

Elmar Road, Aigburth ÂŁ229,950

The Glen, Allerton ÂŁ480,000

Salisbury Road ÂŁ699,000

• Terraced cottage • 3 Bedrooms & Loft Room • Beautifully presented throughout • Two Reception Rooms • Dining Room & Refitted Kitchen • Front and Rear gardens

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• Beautifully presented • 3 Bed semi, Stylish Bathroom • GCH & UPVC double glazing • Two Reception Rooms • Fitted kitchen, Cul de sac • Gardens, Driveway

• Detached bungalow • Split level Lounge/Dining Room • Three Bedrooms • En suite to master bedroom • Fitted Kitchen, Utility Room • Double Garage, Gardens

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Retirement Apartment Over 55's Only First Floor, Lift Access One Bed, Lounge/dining room Modern fitted kitchen ESH & DG

Four bed semi detatched Double Glazed Conservatory Driveway Close access to motorway

Coach House, One/two bed Open plan living accommdation Communal gardens, GCH Period features Highly recommended! Driveway

Detached house Parking for several vehicles Period Features Highly recommended! Six Bedrooms Secluded position

PROPERTIES TO LET Malwood Street ÂŁ450pcm

• Terraced house, fully furnished • Two Bedrooms, Lounge • Kitchen/breakfast room • Close to public transport • GCH & DG • Viewing highly recommended

Newsham Drive ÂŁ525pcm

• Purpose built flat • Two Bedrooms • Lounge, Fitted kitchen • En suite to master bedroom • GCH, DG • Viewing highly recommended

Briarwood Road ÂŁ550pcm

• Terraced house • Through Lounge • Two Bedrooms • Fitted kitchen • Fitted wardrobes • Inspection recommended

Spekeland Road ÂŁ575pcm

• Three storey townhouse • Three double-bedrooms • Furnished • GCH & DG • Very well presented • Rear garden with driveway

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Briery Hey Avenue ÂŁ425pcm

X Building ÂŁ475pcm

Renaissance Building ÂŁ485pcm

Berey's Building ÂŁ500pcm

• Purpose built apartment • Two bedrooms • Access to motorway • Offered UNFURNISHED • Contact the agent for viewing

• Semi detached property • Two bedrooms • East access to Kirkby Centre • Contact the agent for viewing

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The Symphony ÂŁ525pcm

Staten Court ÂŁ525 pcm

The Anchorage ÂŁ550pcm

Kaber Court ÂŁ550pcm

Pall Mall, Liverpool ÂŁ575pcm

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• Purpose Built apartment • One bedroom • Located on the second floor • Balcony • Offered on an unfurnished basis • Allocated parking space

• Modern apartment • Panoramic views across marina • Two bedrooms • Lounge with balcony • Furnished accommodation • Allocated parking

• Apartment • Two bedrooms • Close to local amenities • On modern development • Inspection recommended • Contact the agent for viewing

• Fifth Floor • Two bedrooms • Open plan lounge/kitchen • Furnished • Business district • Viewing highly recommended

The Reach ÂŁ575pcm

Waterloo Quay ÂŁ575pcm

Royal Quay ÂŁ600pcm

Cornwallis Court ÂŁ725pcm

Trafalgar House ÂŁ750pcm

• Recently completed development • Two bedrooms • First Floor • FURNISHED • Convenient for City Centre

• Ground floor apartment • Two bedrooms • Economy 7 heating • En-suite shower room • Two bedrooms • Dockland views area

• Allocated parking • Apartment • Situated on development • Gas central heating • Two bedrooms • Viewing highly recommended

• 1st Floor apartment • Two bedrooms • Master bedroom with en-suite • Furnished accommodation • City centre location • Allocated parking

• Duplex penthouse apartment • Two DOUBLE bedrooms • Spacious lounge • original exposed beams • Well appointed kitchen • Furnished accommodation

Grade II listed property Converted flat One bedroom Fully furnished accommodation City centre location Viewing highly recommended

Crosby Homes Development 4th Floor Apartment 595 Sq Ft One bedroom Spacious lounge/Dinning room Contact the agent for viewing

SECOND FLOOR apartment One bedroom Open plan lounge with balcony Panoramic outlook FURNISHED accommodation City centre location

Converted flat Kitchen & Bathroom Mezzanine Bedroom Furnished accommodation City Centre location Inspection recommended

PROPERTIES FOR SALE Whitehaven Road ÂŁ97,000

Walton Lane ÂŁ99,950

Royal Quay ÂŁ137,500

Cathedral Chambers ÂŁ144,950

Rodney Street ÂŁ425,000

• Modern end townhouse • Three bedrooms • Dining kitchen • CH, DG • Gardens to the front and rear • Easy access to the City Centre

• Purpose built development • Ground floor apartment • Two bedrooms • Allocated parking • Gas central heating • £5000 cash back upon

• Third floor apart, two bedrooms • En-suite to master bedroom • Balcony • Allocated parking • Convenient to City Centre • Available with no chain

• Purpose built apartment • Located on the second floor • Two bedrooms • Open plan lounge/kitchen • Views towards river Mersey • Allocated parking

• 5 storey Georgian town house • Six bedrooms • Four reception rooms • Requires refurbishment • Coach house, rear gardens • Available with no chain

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






View from apartment

Grade II listed building, fourth floor apartment, one bedroom, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, shower room/WC, reception with concierge

21st floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, kitchen, contemporary bathroom, en-suite shower room, impressive river views



Mid Town House, Three Bedrooms, Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Bathroom/Wc, Cloakroom/Wc, Upvc Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating






Ground floor apart, two beds, lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom/wc, en-suite shower room, upvc DG, dockside patio, secure car space

5th floor penthouse, 2 beds, lounge, fitted kitchen/ breakfast room, bathroom/wc, en-suite, large balcony with impressive city views, car space £209,950

First Floor Apartment, Double Bedroom, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen, Modern Bathroom, No Chain, Mortgage Finance Is Available For This Property £59,950






4th floor apart, two beds, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom, ensuite shower room, secure car space, river views



4th Floor Apart, Two Bedrooms, Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Modern Bathroom, EnSuite Shower Room, GCH, Upvc DG, Secure Car Space, river views £179,950

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Fourth Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom/Wc, Balcony With Rooftop Views, Two Secure Car Spaces




Second Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, Bathroom/Wc, En-Suite Shower Room, Secure Car Space, Views Over Waterloo Dock To River £205,000

2nd Floor Apart, Three Beds, Spacious Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom/Wc, En-Suite Shower Room, Balcony, Marina Views, DG, GCH, car space




Duplex Penthouse Apart, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen, Contemporary Bathroom, En-Suite Shower Room, Utility Room, Secure Car Space, Air Con £375,000

Ground Floor Apartment, Double Bedroom, Open Plan Living Area, Fitted Kitchen Modern Bathroom, No Chain, Secure car space, Mortgage finance available £89,950


First floor apartment, two double bedrooms, spacious living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom/wc, GCH, DG, balcony, river views, car space



Third floor apartment, one bedroom, open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom/wc



End town house, 2 dble bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom/wc, cloakroom/wc, secure car space, DG, GCH





2nd Floor Apartment, Two Bedrooms, Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, En-Suite Bathroom, Shower Room/Wc, Views Over Albert Dock, Secure Car Space £285,000

7th Floor, Two Double Beds, Spacious Open Plan Living Area, Stylish Kitchen, Contemporary Bathroom, EnSuite Bathroom, Air Con, Roof Terrace £199,950


Ground Floor Apartment, Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, Double Bedroom, Bathroom/Wc, Upvc DG, Residents Parking


PUBLIC NOTICE Sutton Kersh 30-32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ Tel 0151 236 2332 are now in receipt of an offer of £104,000 on Apartment 69 The Reach, 39 Leeds Street and parking space, Liverpool L3 2DA. Interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to us before exchange of contracts takes place.




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Email: Website: Fax: 0151 933 4033

TEL: 0151 933 7077 Hunters House, Aintree Lane

Blueberry Fields, Fazakerley

Burbo Bank Rd South, Crosby

Five Bed Detached, Utility/Conservatory, Three Receptions, Feature Gardens, Two Bathrooms, 4 Car Cobbled Driveway, DG & GCH

Four Bed Detached, Garage Conversion, DG & GCH, 5Car Block Paved Drive, Utility/Cloaks, Gardens/Store, En-Suite, Cul-De-Sac Location





Riverslea Rd, Brighton-Le-Sands

St Johns Road, Waterloo

Saxon Way, Kirkby

Rimrose Road, Bootle

Three Bed Semi Detached, Kitchen/Diner, Two Receptions, Stylish Bathroom, Loft Room, Courtyard/Parking, GCH, No Chain

Shop/Possible Flat, Duplex Offices/Flat, Three Storey Building, Bathroom/Kitchen, Reception, Modern Fitments, Storage Rooms, May Let

Detached Property, GCH, Three Bedrooms, En Suite/Cloakroom, Two Receptions, Two Car Drive/Garage, DG, Front & Rear Gardens

Double Fronted Semi, Modern Bathroom, Three Bedrooms, Gardens, DG & GCH, Driveway, Kitchen/Diner, En-Suite, No Chain

£164,950 OIRO


£144,950 OIRO


Sherwood Court, Liverpool

Lydbury Crescent, South Dean

Johnville Road, Fazakerley

Ingrave Road, Walton

Mid Town House, Modern Kitchen/Diner, Three Bedrooms, Modern Bathroom, GCH, Garage, Part DG, Front & Rear Gardens

Semi Detached, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Three Car Drive, Two Reception Rooms, Front & Rear Gardens, DG & GCH, No Chain

Duplex Apart, Cloaks/En-Suite, Top Floor, Parking/Gardens, DG & Economy 7 Heating, Sea Views, Quality Fitments, No Chain

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

Brownmoor Park, Crosby

Semi Detached, Bathroom, Three Bedrooms, Block Paved Drive, Two Receptions, Feature Garden, Modern Kitchen, Fully Modernised

Semi Detached, Two Car Drive, Three Bedrooms, Gardens, DG, Modern Kitchen/ Diner, Gas Central Heating, Modern Bathroom




£99,950 OIRO

Harbreck Grove, Walton

Dickens Close, Kirkby

Wingrave Way, Norris Green

Greystone Road, Fazakerley

Ground Floor Apartment, Modern Fitments, Three Bedrooms, Kitchen/Diner, DG, Modern Bathroom, GaCH, Parking/Gardens

Semi Detached, DG & GCH, Corner Plot, Modernised, Three Bedrooms, Two Car Drive, Two Receptions, Front and Rear Gardens

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

£99,950 OIRO




Avairy Court, Orrell Park

Moss Lane, Litherland

Antonio Street, Bootle

Selwyn Street, Walton

1st Floor Apartment, Modern Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Allocated Parking, Secondary Glazing, Tasteful Decor, GCH, No Chain

Three Bed Semi Detached, Kitchen, Two Receptions, Utility/Cloakroom, DG, 65ft Garden, Gas Central Heating, No Chain

Mid Terrace, Modern Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Spacious Bathroom, Two Receptions, Part Modernised, Part Double Glazing, No Chain

End Terrace, Three Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Spacious Utility, GCH, Garden To Rear, Part Modernised, No Chain



Two Bed Apartment, Kitchen, 1st Floor, Bathroom, Double Glazing, Parking/Gardens, Economy Seven Heating, No Chain



£84,950 OIRO

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Hilary Road, L4

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Thurston Road, L4

Sunbury Road, L4

Sunbury Road, L4

Milman Road, L4






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Banbury Court, L20

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 available throughout Liverpool. PLEASE CONTACT US ON 0151 224 0336 FOR MORE INFORMATION. Subject to status. Or maybe the SHARED OWNERSHIP option is just what you are looking for? SHARED OWNERSHIP is a scheme that allows you to purchase a share in one of our homes and pay rent for the remainder share.

Plots 2, 4, 6 & 7 Worcester Road, Bootle L20 Plots 9, 10, 12, 14 & 16 Gloucester Road, Bootle, L20 PRICES FROM £60,000 FOR A 50% SHARE

Lincoln Court L20 Luxury 2 bed apartments, intercom entry system, lounge, fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob & hood, bathroom with fitted suite, under floor gas central heating, double glazing, lift to all floors, allocated parking spaces


Rent to Homebuy option £440pcm service charge £47.59pcm

Hartington Road, L8

Peel Street, L8 Shared ownership option available, 3 storey mid town house, open plan dining/kitchen, lounge, four bedrooms, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, DG, GCH, family bathroom, rear garden with decked area

A selection of 2 bed refurbished apartments, open plan living room/kitchen, fully integrated kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, gas central heating, double glazing, door entry system

Rent to Homebuy option £440pcm service charge £78.53pcm

£165,000 or from £82,500 for a 50% share


A NEW DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR SALE AVELING DRIVE & SYCAMORE DRIVE, BANKS Key Features: A choice of 2, 3 & 4 Bed Houses, Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Area, Family Bathroom with electric shower, Ground Floor W.C., Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, Front & Rear Gardens, High Quality Floor Coverings Provided To All Rooms, Fitted Kitchens Include Integrated Appliances: Washer / Dryer, Oven & Hob, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher. What is New Build Homebuy? New Build Homebuy is a product designed to help people who cannot afford to buy a home outright. New Build Homebuy (previously called Shared Ownership) is an alternative to renting and full ownership. To be eligible for this development, buyers must demonstrate that they cannot afford to buy the property outright; they must also have a Local Connection to Banks and meet one of the following conditions: Have lived in the area for three out of the past five years. Have family who have lived in the area for at least two years and are moving to either give them support or receive support from them. Need to move to, or stay in, the area to receive the support of local organisations or support facilities, e.g. day centres, treatment centres and would not be able to continue to go to these facilities if moved away from the area.

PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2009 For more information about New Build Homebuy, please contact either Joanne Oliver or Sarah Navis at Cosmopolitan Housing Association on: 0151 227 3716 Oriel Road, L20

FOR SALE Issac Street, L8

Rent to Homebuy option £440.00pcm Service charge £78.53

An end terrace property, lounge/dining room, kitchen with a range of units, two bedrooms, gas central heating, double glazing/rear yard, popular location


£62,500 For a 50% share


reduced for quick sale

Padbury Street, L8 Middle town house, lounge, breakfast kitchen, ground floor w.c., three bedrooms, bathroom, double glazing, gas central heating, front & rear gardens, conservatory, inspection highly recommended

Reduced £125,000


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Our management fee for your first month!* Call for your free rental assessment now!

*Applicable on all management instructions until 30th September2009

Landlords! Let us Let Your Property! Free Rental Assessment - Book Yours Now! PARKFIELD ROAD, L8 £440PCM



Cottage style studio at rear of main house, quirky accommodation, Available soon, register for viewing now!

Available on short or long lease. 2 bed 2 bath apartments. Great location! Available now!

2 bed terrace with upstairs family shower room, kitchen and utility, through lounge. Unfurnished, Available Now!




HAS YOUR PROPERTY LET YET? Weʼve been busy in our Lettings Department ‒ hereʼs just a sample of property weʼve let in the past two weeks

Choice of two studio apartments, separate kitchen and bathroom. Heating bills included in the rental.


2 bed flat in L15 or L13

If this is YOUR house, call us now!

3 bed terrace in L17 or L18



If this is YOUR house, call us now!

Due to the demand for property we now need more landlords and properties to offer, so if youʼve got a property to let instead of one which has been let ‒ why not let us let for you? Right up until the end of September we have got some really great deals, including a 1% management fee for your first month, and if youʼve got more than one property to let, we can give you some really great rates for tenant find, rent collection or full management, whichever scheme you want, weʼve got the deal to fit!




Part furnished 2 bed terrace with through lounge, kitchen, bathroom. Ready Now!

Refurbished 2 bed terrace, available 1st Sept. Now Viewing!





1 bedroom apartment. Great river views. Excellent location. Heating bills included

New rental almost ready! 4 bed detached, new build development close all amenities of Woolton and Gateacre

if you are interested in this 2 Bed terrace close to Newsham Park! Ready soon!

for this 2 Bed terrace close to local amenities, will be ready to occupy soon!





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Our commission fee when we sell your property! No minimum fee! Call for your free market appraisal now!

*Applicable on all sales instructions received until 30th September 2009

WE CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR YOU! Free Sales Assessment ‒ Book Yours Now!

2 bed terrace with potential, needs a little TLC!

Neat 2 bed terrace no chain, popular location







LANGTON ROAD, L15 £105,000

High spec refurbished 2 bed terrace, ready to move into!

Well maintained and improved 3 bed terrace, through lounge with French doors, fitted kitchen, shower room

WANTED UP TO £290,000

3 or 4 bed semi, Childwall, L16


HANSBY DRIVE, L24 £137,500

WANTED UP TO £175,000


Competitively priced 2 bed terrace, lovely lounge, fitted kitchen, modern upstairs bathroom. Must be viewed!






Not your standard 3 bed terraced! Front lounge, rear dining kitchen, sep utility room and upstairs family bathroom


If this is YOUR house, call us now!

EASTDALE ROAD, L15 £129,500


Weʼve taken on lots of new instructions at really competitive prices, and there are some great deals about! Some of our properties have incentives available, such as Stamp Duty Paid, Survey and Legal Fees Paid, or Cashback on Completion - plenty of reasons for buyers to contact us and register their details so that we can help them find the perfect property! When you contact Pantheon as a buyer, you can take advantage of our unique Buyers Agency Service ‒ you tell us what you want, we register you and help you find the property of your dreams and then, as an added bonus weʼll help you negotiate a great deal with the seller or his agent. You donʼt have to buy from Pantheon to take advantage of this, and we wonʼt charge you a penny for it ‒ the service is absolutely FREE! We can also help you to finance your purchase, too, just book a no obligation consultation with our Independent Financial Adviser, Marc Howens, whoʼll help you source the best mortgage to suit your requirements whether youʼre buying for the first time, or whether youʼre an investor looking for buy to let or investment advice, Pantheon are here to help you move!

Top spec refurbished 2 bed terrace, wooden floors, Jacuzzi bath, patio doors to kitchen/ diner. Must be seen!







If this is YOUR house, call us now! Choice of two top floor two bed apartments with open plan living arrangements. Great location

Modern 3 bed semi, corner plot, lounge, recently refitted kitchen, dining area and patio doors to rear garden. No chain

4 bed terrace, Allerton, L18 or Aigburth, L17

Fantastic apartment close to the village, great first home for young professional, lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.




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ALEXANDRA PARK, L23 £695pcm A new development of 12 luxury apartments in a sought after location, just off College Road and overlooking Alexandra Park. Superbly placed only 1/2 mile from Bludellsands Beach the apartments enjoy easy access to excellent local schools, shopping, parks, sports facilities, public transport and other amenities. The apartments are generously proportioned and finished to a high specification with the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room. All apartments have balconies that enjoy park views. There are lifts on site and allocated parking. The apartments benefit from a gas central heating system and double glazing.



PRINCES DOCK, L3 £800pcm

PRINCES DOCK, L3 £750pcm

QUEBEC QUAY, L3 £675pcm

PRINCES DOCK, L3 £625pcm

Conran Designed Two Bedroom Apartment, Let Fully Furnished, Superb New Waterfront Development, 15th Floor, Secure Undercroft Parking, On Site Concierge Services, DG, EH

Conran Designed Two Bedroom Apartment, Let Fully Furnished, Superb New Waterfront Development, 3rd Floor, Secure Undercroft Parking, On Site Concierge, DG, EH System

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

Conran Designed One Bedroom Apartment, Let Fully Furnished, Superb New Waterfront Development, Located on 17th Floor, Secure Parking, On Site Concierge, DG, EH System



WILLOW RISE, L33 £450pcm


Modern Two Bedroom Town House, Lounge open to Kitchen, Downstairs WC, Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Enclosed Rear Garden, DG, GCH

Three Bedroom Un-Furnished End-Terrace, Lounge, Downstairs Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Driveway Parking, GCH System, DG, Enclosed Rear Garden, Driveway Parking

Third Floor Two Bedroom Un-Furnished Apartment, Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Family Bathroom, En-Suite to Master Bedroom, Balcony, Secure Allocated Parking, DG, EH System

Recently Refurnished Two Bedroom Terraced, Through Lounge, Kitchen Family Bathroom, DG, GCH


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

telephone: 0151 256 1035 email:





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Come and find your perfect place For full details of all our properties visit our website Call us on 0151 207 3750 or email us at Little Catherine Street, Georgian Quarter Absolutely stunning 1 & 2 bedroom luxury apartments situated within a detached Georgian style coach- house. The apartments are of the very highest standards throughout and boast gas central heating, intercom security system, monitored CCTV, high quality integrated kitchen appliances and secure garage space below. Located just a short walk from Anglican Cathedral and Hope Street & Falkner Street restaurants. NOT TO BE MISSED!


£650pcm & £750pcm Minster Court, Orphan Street

White Court, City Centre


Clippers Quay, Docklands

Garston Old Road, Garston Park

2 bedroom fully furnished apartment situated in a very popular riverside location. Secure undercroft parking, Juliette style balcony, kitchen appliances and intercom.

2/3 bedroom unfurnished flat close to Liverpool South Parkway Station. GCH, UPVC DG, alarm, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. Viewing recommended!



Riding Street, City Centre


A spacious 2 bedroom duplex unfurnished apartment in a former Georgian square close to the city’s historic Chinatown district. Private entrance, GCH, secondary glazing, integrated kitchen appliances, alarm , en suite shower room, allocated parking space.

1 bedroom top floor furnished apartment close to The Liverpool Womens Hospital. UPVC DG, CH, city views, communal gardens, allocated parking space.

A selection of 1 bedroom furnished apartments available for immediate occupancy in this purpose built block located off London Road. GCH, DG, intercom , integrated kitchen appliances, laminate flooring, lift. Ideal for students or young professionals.



From £550pcm

The Foundry, City Centre

Wellington Avenue, Wavertree


1 bedroom unfurnished 3rd floor apartment within the Ropewalks area of the city centre. Intercom security, central heating, lift access and private terrace.

Telary Close, Lockfields


1 bedroom fully furnished apartment close to Smithdown Road, electric heating, UPVC DG, intercom security and security alarm system. Ideal for student.

Modern 2 bedroom unfurnished mid townhouse overlooking Leeds-Liverpool Canal. Gas central heating, double glazing, alarm and landscaped rear garden.





Do you have a property you wish to let? If so C&D Properties want to hear from you!

Daisy Street, Kirkdale

Langton Road, Wavertree

St Marys Gardens, Upper Parliament St

We urgently require good quality 1 & 2 bedroom properties in and around Liverpool city centre for immediate occupancy.




Challenge C&D Properties to rent your property, you won’t be disappointed. 2 bedroom unfurnished mid terraced situated in an established residential location. Ideal for young couple or 2 students sharing. Available: 25th September.

New to the market, 3 bedroom fully furnished mid terraced ideally located for the amenities and transport links of Smithdown Road. GCH, available immediately!



2 bedroom fully furnished apartment close to Liverpools Anglican Cathedral. Electric storage heating, DG, intercom, allocated parking space.


For your free, no obligation rental valuation of your property call us NOW on

0151 207 3750




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4 Bed terrace Fully refurbished En suite bathroom Patio area


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Luxury Penthouse Apartment, 3 bedrooms, Views across river and city, concierge, fully furnished (inc service charge) £4000pcm

Luxury 5 bedroom house, 3 receptions, 2 bathrooms, double garage, Unfurnished, Gas CH

Grant Avenue, L15

Cressington Heath area

3/4 bedroom, house, Newly refurbished, Furn/unfurn, Gas CH, Double glazed, Park Views

Impressive 3 bedroom apartment, Luxury kitchen, Luxury bathrooms, Balcony, Parking

Liverpool Mariner

Luxury 4 bedroom apartment, Newly refurbished, New carpets, Unfurnished, Gas CH, Recommended

Luxury 1 bedroom apartment, Luxury kitchen, Luxury bathroom, Terrace, Double glazed, Gas CH




Spacious 1 bedroom garden flat, Unfurnished, Bathroom, Kitchen, Grade II listed



Moscow Drive



Impressive 3 bedroom apartment, Split level, 2 bathrooms, Kitchen Diner, Lift, Parking



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Woolton Village

Luxury penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, furn/unfurn, parking, split level



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Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, Luxury kitchen, Unfurnished, Gas CH, Parking


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Who is living in your home? Ultimately we know that you want peace of mind and financial security when letting your property. Our premier Rent Guarantee Service is designed to remove the uncertainty of today’s financial climate and can include:• £50,000 of legal expenses cover • £10,000 of loss of rent cover • 24 Hour legal help line • Property Damage cover • Hotel expenses and storage cover

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Castle Estates

Ashbury Brook

Gateacre Grange

53 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 2DA t: 0151 738 1619 • 3 bed ground floor apart • Open plan living/kitchen area • Dining area, terrace

e: w: The Courtyard

Ashbury Lodge

Garden Apartments


Aigburth House


Ashbury Grange

• Refurbished grade 2 • 2/3 double bedrooms • Open plan kitchen




Ashbury Gables

Awaiting Image

• Ground floor apartment • Communal gardens • Private parking



Bethel Grove

• Luxury 2 bedroom apart • Part furnished apartment • En suite to master



Grosvenor Court

• 2 bed top floor apart • Separate kitchen/diner • Carpets and curtains



Archbishops House

• 2 bed ground floor apart • Open plan kitchen • Unfurnished



• Luxury 2 bedroom apart • Unfurnished • In a sought after area


Trentham Avenue


Sandown Road

• Two bedroom apartments • Finished to high standard • Two double bedrooms



Winchfield Road

Awaiting Image

• 3 bedroom apartment • Fully furnished • En-suite to master



• 2 bedroom apartment • Ground floor furnished • In a sought after area


Birchfield Road

• New 3 bedroom house • Lounge, dining room • Kitchen, utility room



Vedala Park

• 2 good sized bedrooms • Bathroom, kitchen • Furnished or unfurnished




Banks Road



Sunlight Street


• 2 Bed, furnished apart • Electric storage heating. • Double glazed



Richmond Park

• 2 Bedroom apartment • Unfurnished, Wardrobes • Electric Heating



Chancellors Court

• 3 bedroom semi detached • Fully furnished • 2 receptions, bathroom


• 1/2/3 Bed luxury aparts • In Grade II listed building. • Recently refurbished



• 2 bedroom property • Unfurnished • Newly refurbished



Lowell Street

• 3 bedroom terrace • Fully furnished • Kitchen and dining area



Selby Grove

• 3 bed Semi detached • Lounge, laminate flooring • Kitchen & bathroom



• Lovely 3 bedroom detched • 2 reception rooms • Kitchen, bathroom



Sunningdale Road

• 2 Bed Mid Terraced • Unfurnished • Gas central heating



Bishopgate Street

Bardsay Road

• 2 Bedroom mid terrace • Unfurnished • Refurbished, new carpets

• 2 bedroom terrace • Unfurnished • Newly decorated, GCH



Pansy Street



Asbridge Street

• 3 Bedroom End Terraced • Close to Allerton Road • Part furnished



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• Large 3 Bedroom House • Newly Refurbished • Two Reception Rooms



Smithdown Road

• Newly refurbished flat • Unfurnished • GCH, DG



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Now is the time to buy! Nightingale Walk, Wigan Road, Ormskirk L39 2AZ. 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £144,995 Call 01695 575176 Sefton Mill, Sefton, L29 7WG. 2 & 3 bedroom homes from £159,995 Call 0151 526 8057 The Venue, off Windermere Drive, Kirkby, L33 2EB. 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £111,996* with HomeBuy Direct Call 0151 548 7785 Rivenmill, Mill Lane, North Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 3UN. 3 bedroom homes from £172,495 Call 0151 420 3018 Marketing Suites and Showhomes open Thursday to Monday 10.30am Ð 5.30pm *HomeBuy Direct Shared Equity Scheme is available on selected plots at selected developments only, subject to status, terms and conditions. Persimmon can recommend a financial adviser or solicitor that is familiar with HomeBuy Direct. Offer is based on full asking prices and is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. You are not required to provide a deposit to be eligible for the HomeBuy Direct scheme, although some lenders may need you to pay a deposit as part of their lending criteria. Written details available on request. Persimmon cannot give you any financial advice. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. Full details available on request. **Available on selected plots only, subject to status, terms and conditions and use of a Persimmon-nominated broker and/or solicitor where necessary. †Calls to 0845 numbers are now free with BT depending on your Calling Plan. Mobile and other providers’ charges may vary. Prices and details correct at time of going to press. 547LA

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



Newly refurbished 8 bedroom house - 4 bathrooms - 3 reception rooms - laminate flooring - double glazing - gas central heatingmodern kitchen with appliances - alarmed

3 bedroom ground floor apartment - good sized lounge with patio doors leading to patio area with gate leading to communal gardens - large kitchen/diner with integrated appliances bathroom with shower - separate toilet - fitted wardrobes in bedrooms - garage - off road parking

Ideal family home - modern kitchen with appliances - bathroom room with fitted shower - laminate flooring - double glazing - gas central heating - gardens front & back - front driveway







Awaiting Photograph

EASTBOURNE ROAD, L9 Newly refurbished house - double glazing - gas central heating - new decoration throughout laminate flooring - brand new carpets in bedrooms - new modern fitted kitchen - new bathroom suite with shower - front garden with yard at rear

2 bedroom house - gardens front & back - close to all amenities and excellent transport links laminate flooring - modern kitchen with oven & hob - bathroom with shower - gch - alarmed dg

2 bedroom self contained flat - modern kitchen - laminate flooring - blinds on windows - dg gch - 2 double bedrooms - bathroom with fitted shower - close to all amenities and transport links







1 bedroom self contained flats - close to all amenities and transport links - modern kitchen - blinds on windows - double bedroom - gch dg - bathroom with fitted shower

1 bedroom self contained flat with double bedroom - modern kitchen with appliances blinds on windows - laminate flooring bathroom with fitted shower - close to all amenities and transport links

1 bedroom self contained flat - modern kitchen - laminate flooring - blinds on windows double bedroom - gch - dg - bathroom with fitted shower - close to all amenities and transport links




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Dures out //// BIT OF A DO

Liverpool law firm The Dures Partnership celebrated the launch of new offices on Queens Drive, opposite the Vagabonds Lawn Tennis Club in Stoneycroft. Distinguished guests from Liverpool’s professional community enjoyed refreshments to mark the occasion. The Dures Partnership also offers a wide range of legal services from their city centre Dale Street office. For expert legal advice, telephone 0151 229 1006 or email




1. Paul Fowler, partner and Anita Newnes, marketing director with Sarah La Rocca, partner and Simon Pick solicitor.


2. Simon Pick, solicitor with Rachel Scott, litigation executive and Andy Burke legal assistant. 3. Jo Hitchen, RBS, with Donna Downey, RBS and Sarah LaRocca, partner. 4. Hollie McCulloch, administrator, with Marcia Wilson administrator, Paul Fowler, partner, Claire Fleming, project manager and Jessica Howey, search agent. 5. Chris Dollard, TCG, with Bernie Rooney, Fischer Crowne, Carol McVey, Chambers Legal and Mike Scott, C3Imaging.

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6. David Wilde, Community Fund Raiser for Zoe’s Place, with Penny Williams, fund-raising manager, Zoe’s Place, Rachel Scott, litigation executive and Ian Jones, Merseyhip. 7. Dave McKenna, PL Group, with Tracey Miller, Tracey Miller Family Law and Paul Lloyd, PL Group. 8. Neil Doherty, Igloo Estates, with Rob Rivers, Igloo Estates and Ian Jones, Merseyhip. 9. Mike Long, Alliance Legal Claims, with Andy Burke, legal assistant and Matt Roberts, Northwood.


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Willow Rise Kirkby, L33 FROM £450 PCM What’s on offer?

This two bedroom apartment has access to a residents’ gym, a balcony and allocated parking. Agent’s view

Leanne Gaunt branch manager at Northwood UK Lettings

“This two bedroom apartment is available for let in the Parklands development of Kirkby, situated less than a mile from the town centre. Transport links are excellent, with the Motorway network and railway station less than one mile away. The apartment has been designed to reflect contemporary modern living with accommodation comprising a lounge, luxury fitted kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms with en-suite to master bedroom and family bathroom – all this, and a concierge service.” To view this property now, call 0151 256 1035

Wellfield Road Walton, L9 £795 PCM What’s on offer?

A traditional eight bedroom unfurnished house in a sought after area. Agent’s view “This four bathroom house is split over four floors in a popular residential area, close to all local amenities and excellent transport links. The property benefits from three large reception rooms, separate dining room, large kitchen, double-glazing, gas central heating Kathryn Rothwell and alarm. There is a front garden and lettings co-ordinator exceptionally large rear garden, offering an at Amazon excellent opportunity for a large family.” Management Services Ltd

To view more properties for sale visit 32 Your Move

To view this property now call 0151 531 9329.




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City Lofts William Jessop Way, L3 £750 PCM What’s on offer?

This fifth floor, fully furnished, two bedroom apartment has panoramic views of the waterfront. Agent’s view

Sid Vance area manager at HomeLets and HomeSales

“HomeLets are proud to offer this two bedroom apartment in a prime city centre location, offering views from Liverpool docks, to the Wirral and Welsh hills beyond. The apartment also includes spacious lounge and open plan kitchen with integrated appliances including a fridge freezer. As well as being furnished to a high standard, the apartment benefits from underground parking, concierge service and lift, creating a sense of security within this contemporary setting. Viewing is highly recommended.” To view this property now, call 0151 280 4047.

Jackson Street Garston, L19 PRICES START FROM £525 PCM What’s on offer?

This apartment offers two double bedrooms, secure underground car parking and a large balcony. Agent’s view “We are very pleased to offer one of 22 brand new luxury apartments located in Garston Village. There is a mixture of furnished and unfurnished apartments available, but white goods including a dishwasher come as standard. The location is ideal for transport John Arrowsmith links to the city centre, Liverpool South Park director at Liverpool Way and major bus routes, and Liverpool John Residential Lettings, Lennon Airport is only a five minute drive. Bootle The property offers an entrance hall, lounge with floor to ceiling windows, quality laminate flooring, a luxury bathroom, entry phone, gas central heating and new carpets.” To view this property now, call 0151 322 2003.

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Buy a Redrow home for 70% of the price and

NO DEPOSIT Great news! With industry experts reporting a turnaround in the housing market, now’s a great time to buy a brand new home on the sought-after Cressington Heath development. Plus, with HomeBuy Direct, superior living in a great location just got more affordable, so why wait? You only need a 70% mortgage You don’t need a deposit You get a 30% equity loan – interest-free for 5 years

Now available with HomeBuy Direct: 3 bedroom homes from £125,296* 4 bedroom homes from £155,750* Marketing suite open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5.30pm

0151 494 2575 *HomeBuy Direct is available on selected plots only subject to status. Equity loan is interest-free for 5 years. Terms and conditions apply. Please ask for details. Price of £125,296 based on purchase price of £178,995. Price of £155,750 based on purchase price of £222,500. Details and prices correct at time of going to press. Images representative only.




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Hot Off The Press


Seventh heaven for Keepmoat

GOOD JOB Helen Goodwin appointed new business manager at Andrew Louis

Just seven properties remain


Helen, who has been with the company for four months, was previously employed as sales negotiator and valuer. She will now be charged with sales and rental valuations at the firm. Helen has been based in Liverpool for the past four years, she has brought a wealth of experience and market knowledge to Andrew Louis. Said Helen: “It’s great being part of a well established firm


Shared equity helps buyers Lovell customers are being helped onto the property ladder with an interest-free loan. Home buyers at the Church Fields development in Garston are benefitting from the company’s new shared equity

scheme. Customers have the opportunity to secure a property at Church Fields with the advantage of an interest-free 25

in the heart of the city especially working in our brand new, stylish refurbished office on Stanley Street. I’m excited and eager to take on this new challenging role and looking forward to the future with Andrew Louis”. For sales enquiries at Andrew Louis telephone 0151 330 5333, while for lettings call 0151 330 5321 or visit

per cent loan with 10 years to pay it back. Elaine Taylor, regional sales manager for Lovell North West, commented: “The amount repayable is calculated as a percentage of the market value at the time of repayment, subject to terms and conditions, giving buyers extra piece of mind against negative equity. Repayments can be made at any time, giving buyers the option to pay more when they have more funds available.” Prices at Church Fields range from £124,950 for a two bedroom mid-mews property to £156,950 for a three bedroom townhouse. Properties are available to view at Church Fields between 10am and 5pm, Thursday to Monday. For more information call sales advisor Pat on 0151 427 8098 or email the sales advisor on

The site, which has sold 53 homes since its launch, is offering a variety of three bedroom houses for sale, with prices starting from as little as £117,950. Still available are the three bedroom Ambrose, Eversley, Clarendon and the popular Oakhurst town house, which features a top floor master bedroom with private en suite. To help more people get on the property ladder, assisted purchase in the form of the government backed HomeBuy Direct initiative is available. HomeBuy Direct provides eligible buyers with a loan of up to 30 per cent of the home cost, funded by Keepmoat Homes and the government. No deposit is needed and the loan attracts no fees for the first five years, unless the home is sold. Hamilton Place will feature 180 quality affordable homes, from two bedroom apartments to four bedroom, three storey town houses. To find out more about Hamilton Place telephone 0845 3890 143 or visit





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Quality build Liverpool site manager scoops top award.

Affordability boosting sales Best time to buy for 13 years.


Shaun Phoenix, site manager at Redrow’s Cressington Heath development in Garston, has secured a ‘Quality’ award in the National House-Building Council’s annual Pride in the Job initiative. He was recognised for his work at Cressington Heath, a development of three, four and five-bedroom homes. Shaun, who has worked as a site manager for Redrow for the past

10 years, was one of seven Redrow site managers to enjoy success this year. It’s the second time Shaun has picked up the accolade and he will find out in October if he has won a coveted ‘Seal of Excellence’. The Awards will culminate with the announcement of the four overall Supreme Award winners at an awards ceremony in

January 2010. Shaun, 31, commented: “I am thrilled to win this award a second time around. It’s not just a reflection of my hard work and dedication but that of the whole team involved with Cressington Heath.” For more information on the Cressington Heath development, telephone 0845 676 0510, or visit


The development, in North Huyton, now features the ‘Baslow’ design, the first fourbedroom home on the development. The Baslow is a traditional two-storey home with a spacious bay-fronted lounge, separate dining room and kitchen with adjoining utility room. Additional features include a ground floor cloakroom, integral garage and en-suite to the master bedroom. 36 Your Move

Julie Rayner, sales director for Gleeson Homes, commented: “We’ve extended the choice of homes on offer at Montreal Gardens with this new sales release and we’re sure buyers will be sold on the new designs.” Montreal Gardens also has a range of stylish two and three-bedroom homes complete with contemporary kitchens fitted with ‘Regency’ units and quality appliances, including

Gleeson Homes has unveiled a stylish new design at Montreal Gardens. integrated oven, hob and hood. The smart bathrooms feature pristine white suites and attractive tiling. Homes at Montreal Gardens are currently priced from £117,995 to £161,995, with a range of incentives, including shared equity. For more information telephone the sales office on 0151 482 0863, or email northhuytonsales@


A director at Sutton Kersh has echoed new statistics which show housing affordability has reached a 13 year peak. The Lombard Street Research/Daily Telegraph affordability index, which compares the average family’s disposable income with the cost of the average mortgage, moved into the affordable territory in the first three months of the year. Phil Lawton, director at Sutton Kersh commented: “There has been a significant improvement in the market since the start of the year. “There are more people in the market to buy and we have noticed a large increase in the number of offers being made. Over the last four months, Sutton Kersh has received over two hundred offers on properties and completed on over one hundred and fifty sales. Houses are now at their most affordable for over a decade and people with access to finance are recognising this and are buying which is why we are witnessing the market picking up.” For sales and lettings enquiries, telephone Sutton Kersh on 0151 734 0666, or visit




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On the cover - Merseyside Landlords Expo ‘09

Download your free tickets for the Merseyside Landlords Expo Landlords from five local authorities are invited to attend the event, which will be Merseyside’s largest property show. The expo, which is being held at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Thursday 10 September, has already attracted 54 property related companies to exhibit and guests are encouraged to book tickets in advance. The show is dedicated to serious

landlords and lettings professionals from the private sector, with special guest Sarah Walker from the BBC’s ‘To buy or not to buy’ on hand to answer questions. Entrance will be free to visitors who pre-register for tickets before the event. To download free tickets, or book a free seminar, go to www.merseysidelandlordsexpo.c om.

New lettings service Would-be landlords and investors can now take advantage of a new turnkey service from Pantheon Property Services. The service, which includes acquisition, finding, funding, refurbishing, and re- letting and managing properties, makes stepping into the investor landlord market an easy transition for the inexperienced landlord. Contracts manager Dan McKeown is in charge of the refurbishment teams and aims to bring acquisitions to the rental market on time and within budget. He is assisted by newly promoted client relationship manager Kerry Power, who will deliver landlords a professional and friendly service from the

Picton Road office. Lettings consultant Alison MacBryde is tasked with ensuring property is let as quickly as possible to prospective tenants from their large database of applicants. Head of Estate Agency Services, Jane Murray commented: “This service ensures a fast turnaround and swift let, generating income for landlords faster, meaning they can get on with their lives whilst we get on with looking after their properties.” For further details, contact either Jane or Dan at Pantheon Property Services on 0151 735 1001.

To find out more visit


Reservations on the up Miller Homes has taken a high number of reservations on homes at their Connaught Green development.


Prospective buyers at the Anfield development have been able to take advantage of the HomeBuy Direct scheme. The initiative provides an interest-free loan of up to 30 per cent of the property value for the first five years and then the interest on the loan is capped for up to 20 more years, allowing qualifying buyers to own 100 per cent of the property, with what amounts to a 30 per cent deposit. Since March, over a fifth of the reservations for the development have been made through the HomeBuy Direct

scheme. Jacqui Gutteridge, sales consultant at Connaught Green, commented: “This is a very popular scheme. We will work with the home buyer at every step of the way to ensure that they get the very best deal.” Buyers are currently able to snap up a three bedroom ‘Tarporley’ from just £104,965. For more information on homes at Connaught Green, telephone Miller Homes on 0800 840 8526, or email Your Move 37




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HOME OWNERSHIP WITHIN REACH FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS IN LIVERPOOL. LOVELL Partnerships are building a better future for first time buyers in Liverpool by allowing them to own 100% of their new home while deferring 25% of the cost.

of repayment. Repayments can be made at any time, giving buyers the option to pay more when they have more funds available.* Lovell’s shared equity scheme is making already-competitive prices even cheaper at all its Liverpool sites. However those interested need to hurry, homes which are available using shared equity are quickly running out.

Lovell’s shared equity scheme has already helped many buyers fresh to the property market move to a new home - and it is now available at three of its developments on Merseyside. With three ventures in Liverpool, all offering quality-built homes in great locations, Lovell already holds a firm presence in the city’s new build market – and its new shared equity scheme is sure to further cement the housebuilder’s reputation. Different from other schemes, buyers will own 100% of their new home but be able

to defer the remaining 25% as an interest free loan that can be repaid within 10 years. It is available on selected homes at Woodlee Green, which sits in the bustling community of Gateacre, Church Fields, in the established area of Garston and Kensington Square, which is located in the heart of the rapidly changing regeneration area of Liverpool 7. As well as enjoying great locations, all three developments offer a collective mix of quality-built properties; from spacious two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom homes and grand four-bedroom apartments at Kensington Square, to three-bedroom terraces at Church Fields and a range of three-bedroom semi-

detached and terraced properties at Woodlee Green. Elaine Taylor, regional sales manager for Lovell Partnerships (North West) says: “For many first time buyers our shared equity scheme is the most affordable, practical and reliable incentive to buying their dream home. “There’s no interest or rent to pay on the deferred amount and they have up to 10 years to pay it back. The scheme also means they need only apply for a 75% mortgage, offering lower monthly payments and leaving more money in their pockets.”

Under the scheme, a three-bedroom house at Kensington Square can now be purchased for an initial outlay of just £93,713 a three-bedroom, semi-detached property at Woodlee Green is available from £90,375, and a three-bedroom, mid-mews at Church Fields can now be called home from just £ 93,713. When it comes to great homes, Lovell has it covered with its Liverpool projects. They all enjoy settings close to necessary amenities, from stores and supermarkets to restaurants and friendly pubs. The motorway networks are also nearby, allowing easy commuting to most destinations in the north-west and beyond. For more information about Lovell’s shared equity scheme and its availability throughout Liverpool visit

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*Available on selected plots 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. A 5% deposit may be required dependant on lender’s criteria. Lovell will retain 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 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. Images are for illustrative purposes only. †Based on 75% Shared Equity price.




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Have your say


“Personally I don’t think we do need another one in the city centre but in the current climate it’s going to be very difficult for the banks to lend to anyone other than Tesco. The restaurant business has been one of the hardest hit during the recession, so for someone to open Gary Manning another restaurant on Hope Street is co-owner at HoSt, The highly unlikely. I don’t think Tesco can Quarter and 60 Hope Street be stopped.”

“Hope Street is a particularly sensitive area of the city, known for its culture, architecture and leisure. A retail outlet is not suitable on that site really. In terms of the wider issue in the last three to four years, Tesco sites have opened up around the city centre and some of them are Canon Anthony great facilities, but you get to the stage O’Brien where you reach a saturation point. There are probably enough as it is now.” dean of the Metropolitan Cathedral

Tescopoly? As a proposed Tesco store for Hope Street in the city’s cultural quarter prompts controversy, we ask whether the city centre really needs another branch of the supermarket giant?

“The Hope Street streetscape has been compromised before, and with discreet signage Tesco’s arrival need not be a disaster. I like a bit of “Tesco-bashing” as much as anybody else but our civic leaders could be thinking more creatively about ways to support choice and variety on the high street and make some of Liverpool’s long-established shopping areas more attractive.”

“Yes. Hope Street is a busy, thriving neighbourhood but it’s under-served by good quality convenience shopping and that needs to change. A well-designed, lively store front has to be better than something proclaiming “Roadkill”. Let’s be honest, if Waitrose was behind the application people would be picketing the planning committee to get them to accept it.”

“At present, there is little provision for convenience shopping within walking distance in the area, so it may help in this respect, but the area is part of the city centre's unique cultural heritage and the proposed development may not fit in with the aesthetics of Hope Street. I know there is strong opposition to the proposal online and this cannot be ignored. There are other areas that could be developed such as Mrytle Street and the parade of shops there.”

Liam Fogarty chairman of the campaign for a mayor of Liverpool

Mike Hanlon director of Maghull Developments

Ian Taylor sales and lettings consultant at Keppie Massie Residential

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A ‘new’ home can mean exactly that for buyers at new developments of properties across Liverpool and Merseyside and, with housing sales expected to rise this month, we’ve done the legwork to find the best deals on new builds across the city.



KEY CONTACTS For more information on New Homes’ Week and the developers taking part, visit To see the full range of properties at Gleeson Homes contact and for Redrow see For more information on the remaining properties at Hamilton Place in North Huyton, see


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The benefits of buying new A campaign underway New Homes’ Week, running between 12 and 20 September, is set to see developers across the city welcoming visitors to their sites in great numbers. Recent news that house prices and sales have started to rise slightly has triggered further interest, getting the chains moving and helping buyers in all areas of the market. New spaces New build properties have always been a popular choice with buyers, offering contemporary designs in covetable or newly developed areas, and chic, durable finishes inside and out. For first time buyers new to decorating, visiting a show apartment or property kitted out with furnishings and interiors, can be an excellent idea to find out how they can best make use of their space to suit their family size and lifestyle. For those buying a home at a new development currently under construction, there may even be an option to help design and alter aspects of the layout – for example in enlarging the kitchen space, adding a conservatory, or in making bedrooms en-suite. At Hamilton Place, a variety of three bedroom homes, including the Ambrose, Eversley, Clarendon and Oakhurst town house, the latter of which feature a top floor master bedroom with private en-suite, caters for every taste.

Cost effective solutions When it comes to weighing up the costs between buying a new home or an older property, Redrow Homes’ research found that purchasing the former could save around £30,000 of the money often spent by new homeowners on adapting and altering their home to their lifestyle. Clive Parry, group commercial director for Redrow, which has family homes for sale at Cressington Heath in Garston, commented: “A lot of people purchase an older home and then spend tens of thousands of pounds upgrading it. With one of our new homes, everything has been done for them already, with an up to date specification and high quality finish. They also have the advantage of a 10year warranty.” A survey of 1,000 housebuyers conducted by placed the low maintenance of new build properties at the top of the list of advantages, closely followed by competitive pricing among developers, the choice of interiors and the new build warranty. For those with time at a premium, the appeal of a new build is obvious – making the moving in process much smoother and leaving you with more time to enjoy your surroundings. On the face if it Cosmetic alterations to the property are usually quite easy to make to new build homes. When negotiating a deal on a property, there is often the

opportunity to choose floor and kitchen tiles, worktops, and bathroom suite colours and finishes to personalise your home. While this may come at an extra cost, there are often some good deals to be had if buyers can put down a deposit on the property or come to an agreement with the developer. Mortgage matters At the present time, mortgage rates are lower than they have been for a decade. John Lloyd of Belgravia, independent advisors, commented: “Lenders do require a big deposit to be paid, but that doesn’t have to be by the buyer. Lenders currently allow buyers to borrow 85 per cent of the value of the property, leaving a short fall of 15 per cent. For most first time buyers this is a huge amount of money and government realises this, so there are a number of schemes available where the builder, the government, or both can help with this deposit.” For more information on how the government’s HomeBuy Direct scheme can help first time buyers get a foot on the property ladder, visit, which is the one stop shop and government agent for the HomeBuy scheme in our area. Typically, the scheme allows the buyer to secure only a 70 per cent mortgage, with 30 per cent provided in a loan cofunded by the government and the housebuilder. An advisor will be able to point you

towards developments offering particular schemes to best suit you and your circumstances. Creating an ecoenvironment While arguments against new developments often cite the building on green spaces, new build properties are often a good choice for the environment. Brownfield sites are a popular choice with developers, and are an efficient use of otherwise wasted, former industrial land. The recent outlawing of the traditional 100 watt lightbulb has made the headlines lately, and developers are increasingly turning to ecofriendly and energy-saving appliances and fittings in their properties. Figures released by the House Builders’ Federation (HBF) show that a new build property is six times more energy efficient than an older house, and produces only 40 per cent of the CO2 emissions – the equivalent of driving 10,000 miles less, every year, per household. Improved energy efficiency can also reduce utility bills for gas and electric by more than £500 a year, with better insulation and energy saving fittings. Julie Rayner, sales director for Gleeson Homes, which offers family homes at Montreal Gardens in Huyton, commented: “Greater energy efficiency brings the potential for savings on fuel bills, and there is no need to fork out for any costly maintenance or redecoration on a brand new property.” Your Move 41




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interview ON THE LADDER

Advice from chartered accountants 0151 228 8977 Losses from a property partnership – can they reduce my tax bill?

Access to Home Ownership officer Ross Cope, Access to Home Ownership officer for Regenda Homes, assists first time homebuyers in the Housing Market Renewal Initiative Area. Access intends to break down barriers that people can encounter when buying property. Ross offers a friendly, unbiased voice for buyers to contact, ensuring a smooth process when buying their dream home. How did you get into property? After leaving university I trained as an independent financial advisor. I worked for a consultancy of independent financial advisors before becoming a financial planning manager with HSBC bank. I’d always been interested in property and, when the opportunity arose to join a private developer, I leapt at the chance. At first I worked as the company’s development manager, looking for alternative investment avenues, but I wanted to become more involved in property purchasing. I became the valuations manager before moving up to become director of purchasing. How has your career progressed? In 2006 I joined Maritime Housing Association (The Regenda Group) as part of their home ownership team, assisting current homeowners affected by the redevelopment plans in Liverpool. The Access scheme had just received funding to cover the much larger Housing Market Renewal Initiative Area. I applied for the new role as access officer and have since expanded the project with great successes along the way. Why Liverpool? I definitely think it’s an exciting place to be, with the recent Capital of Culture and the positive changes you can now see taking shape. Liverpool has that unique buzz like so many other European cities.

Quick dial: Access to Home Ownership 0151 432 5200

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Julia Casimo

Q. I hold six buy-to-let properties in my own name, last year they were tenanted all year and because of reduced interest rates they made a good profit. I am also a partner in a property partnership with 2 friends. The property partnership has only 2 properties which were empty last year so we made losses. Can I offset the losses from the partnership against the profit from my own properties to reduce my tax bill? A. The six properties you own yourself will generally constitute a single rental business in HMRC’s view; that means that the income and expenses can be pooled, so that profits on one property will automatically offset losses from another. The situation for an investor who owns some properties in his/her own name and others jointly is less straightforward. There are a number of possible scenarios here. If an investor simply owns some properties jointly, for example with a spouse, then there should not be a problem with aggregating the share of profit or loss from the jointly owned properties with the solely owned properties. However for a partnership the position is potentially more problematic, as HMRC may take the view that the partnership is a separate business, which would mean that the losses from the partnership cannot be used to reduce your tax bill this year. Q. How do I decide whether this applies to me? A. This will depend on the level of what HMRC call ‘the degree of business organisation’ in the partnership. If a partnership bank account is operated, annual accounts drawn up and a partnership tax return prepared then these factors would all indicate that a separate business may exist, as would the provision of significant additional services. If none of these factors exist you may be able to argue that no ‘partnership’ exists, and rather that the properties are just jointly owned. This is also a situation which will affect all of the partners, so it is important that you discuss matters and that you all adopt the same treatment. 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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Own your first home from just £235.10 a month ††


2 bedroom apartments from £79,950 † with HomeBuy Direct, You could pay from just equivalent to monthly mortgage payments of just £235.10††


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† now of your new home and borrow the rest from the Government and Miller Homes. This can also mean there’s no deposit to pay*. After 25 years, or when you sell or transfer your home, whichever comes first, you simply pay back the 30%* of your homes market value at that time.



See us on TV - †If you qualify for HomeBuy Direct assistance and you raise a mortgage for at least 70% of the purchase price of your new home from a qualifying bank or building society, you can borrow up to the remaining 30% of the purchase price by taking out loans secured over your new home from each of the Government’s Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) and Miller Homes over a period of 25 years. Credit is available subject to status and is provided by two separate secured loans from each of the HCA and Miller Homes Limited. HomeBuy Direct is plot specific and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer provided by Miller Homes. *Subject to terms and conditions. Although a deposit is not payable with HomeBuy Direct some mortgage lenders may require a deposit, you should ask your mortgage lender for details or seek independent financial advice. For full details contact the development direct or visit our website at ††This represents a 100% mortgage of the 70% share with a total borrowing of £55,965 over a 35 year term on a capital and interest repayment mortgage. The total of all fees payable in arranging this mortgage would be £1,244. The monthly payment after 01/08/2011 would revert to £251.49. The total cost of the mortgage assuming the current interest rates do not alter and the mortgage runs the full course of 35 years would be £105,611.33. There is an early repayment charge if the mortgage is repaid before 02/04/2011. The maximum repayment charge would be £1,708.92. The overall cost of comparison on this mortgage is 4.4% APR. Please note that this product may not be available to all applicants and is subject to status and availability. Check that this mortgage will meet your needs if you want to move or sell your home or you want your family to inherit it. If you are in doubt, seek independent advice. Miller Homes does not sell mortgages, insurance or give financial advice. Photography represents a typical Miller Homes’ interior and exterior. Price and availability correct at time of going to press.





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Q&A With Joanne Ball, Solicitor

Q My elderly aunt passed away recently. During her later years she had suffered from Alzheimers. As a result she moved into residential care and her property had to be sold as obviously this could no longer be maintained.

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Her will, which was made 10 years ago, before the onset of the dementia, now reveals that the house (which of course no longer exists) had been bequeathed to me. I have been told that because the house was sold prior to my aunt’s death then I will not receive any benefit at all. Is this correct? A Usually when a testator or testatrix (a person making a will) makes a gift of a specific item (in this case a house), then the gift will lapse if it does not exist at the time of death. However, there is a little known provision contained within mental health legislation making an allowance for these special circumstances when a house has to be sold because of the will maker’s incapacity. In such a case, the law states that if the house has been converted into another form e.g. cash, then the original beneficiary can take the cash instead. Of course, this depends upon whether the cash still exists e.g. whether it had to be used to pay fees in a care home etc. Therefore, it would ultimately really depend upon whether your aunt had any debts or fees to discharge during (and perhaps after) her lifetime and if so, whether she had other finances/assets at her disposal with which to pay the same. Your Solicitor should be able to advise accordingly as to this.

If you would like to discuss making a will or need advice in relation to what will happen to your assets and other affairs in the event of your death contact:Joanne Ball, Solicitor JST Lawyers Colonial Chambers, Temple Street, Liverpool, L2 5RH DDI: 0151 282 8958 Email: Web:

Specialising in Wills. Estate Administration, Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Elderly Client Matters and Inheritance Tax Advice.

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Movers Tell us about the property... It used to belong to an elderly lady who had died. There was quite a lot of work required and it needed re-wiring and re-plastering. I just saw a lot of potential in it and relished the challenge.

Tell us about the bedrooms... The only one we’ve completed is the master bedroom, which has been finished with powder-blue wallpaper. We have a black metal frame bed and traditional dark walnut furniture. The other room has just been plastered, papered and carpeted, while the box room is mainly used as a dressing room.

What’s the layout? As you enter there’s a small hallway with stairs, a lounge through to the kitchen with a small dining area, the bathroom and a large storage space through to the garden. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a box room. What have you done in the garden? When we moved in it was all over-grown. We’ve put in decking and borders, hanging baskets and flowers and we’ve just had Indian sandstone installed. And the kitchen? We’ve just had that done too. I don’t like high gloss, so it’s cream units with chrome handles, oak work top, grey slate flooring and grey tile around the border of the units and one feature wall. The dining area used to be a pantry before we knocked the wall out and fitted it with BoConcept interiors.

Helen Green is an interior design consultant at Elaine Cunningham Interiors on Aigburth Road and is soon to head up Elaine’s latest venture, the northwest’s first BoConcept store. She recently moved to a three bedroom town house in Garston with fiancé Paul Kaufman and, since arriving in her new home, she has used her style expertise to include a range of BoConcept pieces in the property.

What about the bathroom? I love the bathroom. It was the first thing we did in the house and unusually it’s downstairs. It’s beige from floor to ceiling, with white units including a curved bath and glass shower screen. We’ve finished it with ornaments we picked up in the Caribbean. There’s a wooden palm tree and wooden fish on the window ledge and a wooden soap dish from Antigua. We’ve also added vibrant orange and lime green cushions from Zara.

What’s your favourite item in the house? That would probably be the chandelier in the living room. And finally, what would be your dream buy? The hallway has a really high ceiling so I’d love to have a crystal chandelier in there. Perhaps we should get the wedding out of the way first!

Helen is to become manager of the north-west’s first BoConcept store when it opens its doors at 20 Chapel Street on Friday 11 September. For a full range of BoConcept’s stylish furniture, visit For stylish, contemporary design, visit Elaine Cunningham Interiors on Aigburth Road, or log on to

What’s your theme in the living room? The living room is purple and there are some more of my favourite BoConcept interiors, such as the TV unit. There are purple curtains and purple interiors and a subtle texture to the wallpaper. We’ve got a marble fire surround which we’ve put candles and lights in and that looks lovely.

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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, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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994.74 960.75 961.09 963.36 964.09 1,002.71 1,017.52 969.30 968.26 961.98 958.29

1,160.52 1,120.87 1,121.26 1,123.90 1,124.77 1,169.83 1,187.10 1,130.82 1,129.63 1,122.28 1,118.00

1,326.31 1,280.99 1,281.44 1,284.46 1,285.44 1,336.94 1,356.68 1,292.38 1,291.00 1,282.62 1,277.72

1,492.10 1,441.12 1,441.62 1,445.02 1,446.13 1,504.07 1,526.27 1,453.93 1,452.38 1,442.95 1,437.43

1,823.68 1,761.37 1,761.98 1,766.14 1,767.49 1,838.31 1,865.44 1,777.04 1,775.13 1,763.62 1,756.86

2,155.25 2,081.61 2,082.34 2,087.24 2,088.84 2,172.54 2,204.61 2,100.11 2,097.88 2,084.25 2,076.28

2,486.84 2,401.87 2,402.71 2,408.38 2,410.22 2,506.78 2,543.79 2,423.23 2,420.64 2,404.93 2,395.72

2,984.20 2,882.24 2,883.24 2,890.04 2,892.26 3,008.14 3,052.54 2,907.86 2,904.76 2,885.90 2,874.86














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£73,000 Preston Point Quality 1 bedroom apartment, fully fitted kitchen. Offered on 75% shared ownership basis, stamp duty exempt, parking permit available. NO CHAIN.

£74,950 Shaw Street Quality one bedroom ground floor flat, Electric heating, laminate flooring, feature sash windows, one secure parking space, 75% SHARED OWNERSHIP

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

L10 £69,950 Jean Walk Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Reception Room, Fitted Kitchen/Dining Area, Family Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Single Garage, Enclosed Rear Yard, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

L3 £123,950 Trafalgar Court A well presented 2 bedroom apartment, entrance hall, open plan living / kitchen area, bathroom, GCH, sash windows, original character features, residents parking. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 £99,000 The Anchorage Well presented 1 bedroom apartment, , hallway, lounge, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom stunning views over the Marina, NO CHAIN. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

L4 £92,000 St Mathews Close Thee Bedroom Semi Detached, Two Reception Areas, Kitchen, Conservatory, Gardens Front and Rear, Requires Upgrading, NO CHAIN

£63,000 Curate Road Two Bedroom Mid Terrace, Open Plan Living/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Ground Floor Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System Northwood 0151 256 1035 £49,995 Newcombe Street Two Bedroom Terrace, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Bathroom, Gas Central Heating System, Rear Yard, NO CHAIN

£60,000 Utting Avenue East Three Bedroom Mid Terraced, Through Reception Room, Kitchen, Gas Central Heating System, Gardens to Front and Rear, Driveway Parking

£49,950 Ashbury Road Two Bedroom End Terrace, Upstairs Bathroom, Reception Room, Kitchen, Gardens to Rear, Drive to Front, Requires Refurbishment, No Chain

Northwood 0151 256 1035

Northwood 0151 256 1035



£45,950 Ridley Road Three Bedroom End Terrace, Bathroom, Kitchen, Double Glazed, Requires Refurbishment and Modernisation, Ideal for a Builder of Investor, NO CHAIN, CASH OFFERS ONLY

£159,950 Chaucer Drive Four Bedroom Detached, Two Reception Rooms, Conservatory, Large Kitchen/Dining Room, Ensuite Shower Room to Master Bedroom, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazed, Driveway Parking, Front and Rear Gardens, NO CHAIN

Northwood 0151 256 1035

Northwood 0151 256 1035


Northwood 0151 256 1035

Northwood 0151 256 1035

L14 £215,995 Thingwall Hall Avenue Three Bedroom Extended Semi Detached, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Dining Room, Conservatory, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Gardens to Front and Rear, Gated Driveway Parking, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

Northwood 0151 256 1035

L5 £64,950 146 View, Conway Street An extremely attractive 5th floor studio apartment, stunning city views, wood laminate flooring, DG, intercom security, lift access, secure allocated parking. NO CHAIN.

£79,950 Maberley View Two Bedroom Modern Apartment, Two Reception Rooms, Integrated Kitchen, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Allocated Parking, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035


£84,950 Redcar Mews Three Bedroom End Terrace, Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Conservatory, Gardens Front and Rear, Garage, NO CHAIN

£39,950 Stonehill Avenue Two Bedroom End Terrace, Two Reception Areas, Fitted Kitchen, Ground Floor Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Requires Upgrading and Modernisation, NO CHAIN

£59,950 Grant Road Two Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, Large Bathroom, Requires Some Upgrading, NO CHAIN

Northwood 0151 256 1035

£49,950 Botanic Place Two Bedroom Mid Terrace, Open Plan Living Room, Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Area, Modern Downstairs Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Rear Yard, NO CHAIN

Northwood 0151 256 1035

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

Northwood 0151 256 1035


Northwood 0151 256 1035

£66,500 Pendleton Road Two Bedroom End Terrace, Large Bathroom, Two Reception Areas, Kitchen, Yard to Rear, Double Glazed, Gas Central Heating System, NO CHAIN

£87,950 East Prescot Road Quality 3 bedroom mid town house, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom, separate wc, GCH, gardens front and rear, in need of improvements. NO CHAIN.

L8 £49,950 Mill Street Two Bedroom First Floor Apartment, Reception Room open to Modern Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, NO CHAIN

£89,950 Marl Road Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Requires Refurbishment, Gardens to Front and Rear, Driveway Parking, No Chain Northwood 0151 256 1035


£99,950 Scorpio Close Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Two Reception Areas, Gardens Front and Rear, Driveway Parking, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, NO CHAIN

£125,000 Horton Close Entrance Hall, WC, Reception Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower, Two Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Garden to Front and Side, Detached Garage, Driveway Parking, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, No Chain

Northwood 0151 256 1035

Northwood 0151 256 1035

Northwood 0151 256 1035

L9 £59,950 Harbreck Grove Two Bedroom Second Floor Apartment, Reception Room, Fitted Kitchen, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

PAINTING & DECORATING SERVICES ❙ High quality wallpaper hanging ❙ Painting ❙ Interior & exterior

£55,000 Anglesea Road Three Bedroom End Terrace, Two Reception Rooms, Kitchen, Ground Floor Shower Room, Rear Yard, NO CHAIN

❙ Domestic & commercial ❙ Building maintenance & repair work All work undertaken by time-served tradesmen

Northwood 0151 256 1035 Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

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£144,950 Headingley Close Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Gardens to Front and Rear, Driveway Parking

£700pcm One Park West Brand new, one bedroom, top floor apartment situated in the heart of Liverpool One. The apartment is on the 17th floor and offers fantastic views of the River and Three Graces. Comprising an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, one bedroom and a bathroom. The apartment is offered fully furnished to a high standard.

Northwood 0151 256 1035

King Sturge 0151 242 6490


L1 £2,200pcm One Park West Three double bedroom, 15th floor penthouse apartment. Commanding uninterrupted views of the City, River and Chavasse Park, the apartment comprises a spacious open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, three bedrooms (master with ensuite) and separate twin sinked bathroom. The apartment has been furnished to a high standard and also benefits from secure allocated parking. Immediately available. Internal inspection recommended to appreciate views and specification. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £765pcm Gambia Terrace Located in the Georgian Quarter, two double bedroom, unfurnished, ground floor apartment with views towards the Anglican Cathedral and River Mersey. Retaining many original features, accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms, a lounge/dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Residents parking is available, although a secure garage is available at an extra cost of £60 pcm. Tenants also have use of a communal garden and private courtyard. Council tax band B. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £750pcm One Park West Brand new two bedroom apartment situated on the 13th floor, offering fantastic views of the River and Three Graces. Comprising an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms (master with ensuite), and a separate bathroom. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and includes secure allocated parking. Viewing recommended to appreciate. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£558pcm The Foundry New two bedroom apartment centrally located on Lydia Ann Street. Comprising living and dining area, kitchen with fitted appliances, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The apartment is offered unfurnished and benefits from floor to ceiling windows. Parking can be included for an additional cost, although permit parking is available. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£430pcm Hudson Gardens WANTED Person to share large 2 bed 2 bath 2 balcony apartment Fully furnished to high standard in Hudson Gardens Duke Street £430 pcm share all bills Tel Phill 07886833221

L2 £1,750pcm Beetham Plaza Duplex seventh and eighth floor penthouse apartment situated in the exclusive Beetham Plaza. Comprising an open-plan living area and dining room, fully fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, ensuite shower room, family bathroom and WC. Under floor heating, floor-toceiling windows, a spacious terrace with views over the Three Graces, additional balcony overlooking Beetham Plaza. There is also the advantage of a 24 hour concierge, residents' gym and two secure parking spaces. Viewing recommended. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £650pcm National Bank Two bedroom apartment centrally located in Fenwick St. Accommodation comprises open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms and bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished and is available end of July. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

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£625pcm Sovereign Chambers Fourth floor apartment, centrally located in Temple Square. Comprising two bedrooms (one double, one single), an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, and a bathroom. The apartment is offered fully furnished and is immediately available

£850pcm Waterloo Warehouse Fifth floor duplex apartment situated in the popular Grade II* listed Waterloo Warehouse. Briefly comprising two large DOUBLE bedrooms, master bedroom benefiting from en-suite and dressing area, spacious living and dining area, with separate kitchen and an additional bathroom. The property has many original features such as exposed brickwork, feature windows and original steelwork. The property comes with a secure parking space, is available fully furnished and also benefits from good storage and views of the river Mersey. Available 1st October.

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£600pcm Beetham Tower Seventh floor one bedroom apartment situated in the heart of the business district. Comprising lounge, fully fitted kitchen, with washer-dryer and dishwasher, bedroom and bathroom. The property benefits from amazing river views and 24hr concierge and is offered furnished. Available early September.

£800pcm Old Haymarket Stunning loft style apartment ideally located opposite St George's Hall. The property benefits from many original features such as exposed brick work and wood beams. Accommodation comprises a spacious lounge and dining area, separate ktichen, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished and is available immediately.

£625pcm Manhattan Place 2 bedroom apt wooden floors avail furn/un furn secure u/g parking avail 24hr security door intercom balcony Hour Properties 0151 933 9633

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L3 £1,250pcm Unity Buildings Two double bedroom apartment. Accommodation over two floors, comprising an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, two double bedrooms (master with ensuite), and additional main bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished to a high standard, comes with secure underground parking, a concierge service and exclusive use of the on-site gym. The apartment has two large balconies and commands amazing views of the city and river.

£775pcm Waterloo Quay Two DOUBLE bedroom first floor apartment in Waterloo Quay. Comprising spacious open plan living and dining area, with large feature window and patio door leading to a small balcony, separate kitchen, two DOUBLE bedrooms (master with en-suite) and separate recently renovated bathroom. The apartment is offered furnished to a high standard and also benefits from allocated parking, as well as visitors parking and has fantastic views of the River Mersey. Immediately available.

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£1,000pcm North Quay Well presented apartment situated in the highly desirable Wapping Dock development. Briefly comprising split level, large living and dining area and separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, the master benefiting from en-suite, and separate bathroom. The property is offered furnished and benefits from exposed brick and original ironwork features, as well as secure parking.

£725pcm Quebec Quay Two bedroom furnished apartment located in exclusive waterside development. Accomodation comprises lounge with Juliet balcony, modern kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms (master with en-suite) and a bathroom. The property also benefits from allocated parking and storage and an internal inspection is recommended. Available end of August.

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£875pcm One Park West Brand new, two double bedroom, 10th floor apartment in the jewel in the crown of Liverpool One. The apartment comprises an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms (master with ensuite) and separate bathroom. The apartment also benefits from a balcony off the living area and good storage space. Apartment is furnished to a high standard

£650pcm Trafalgar Warehouse Second floor apartment centrally located next to Lime Street Station. Comprising open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, master bedroom, plus STUDY and bathroom. The apartment is offered furnished and benefits from permit parking. Inspection recommended. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £875pcm Pall Mall Two bedroom penthouse apartment centrally located in Liverpool City Centre. Comprising two double bedrooms, open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, separate bath and shower room, study area, balcony and large terrace to rear. The property is offered furnished, benefits from floor to ceiling windows, secure allocated parking. Internal inspection recommended. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£650pcm The Anchorage Two bedroom furnished apartment located on Liverpool's Marina. Accommodation comprises a lounge with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is immediately available and benefits from car parking. The apartment is currently being refurbished with new windows, bathroom and kitchen. King Sturge 0151 242 6490




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//// HOMES TO LET £650pcm City Quay Ground floor Two DOUBLE bedroom fully furnished apartment located by the waterfront. Accommodation comprises open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, two double bedrooms and bathroom. The property also benefits from a terrace over the water feature and allocated parking. Immediately available.

L5 £395pcm Pansy Street 3 Bedroom terraced house, newly refurbished throughout, white goods included. Gas central heating, Close to city centre and on a main bus route.

£400pcm Cockburn Street An unfurnished terraced property which comprises of:-entrance lobby, lounge, kitchen with fridge and cushioned flooring, two bedrooms, bathroom/wc with cushion floors, gas central heating, newly decorated throughout. Venmores 0151 733 9000

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 King Sturge 0151 242 6490


£625pcm The Albany One-bedroom duplex apartment situated in a unique building, which has been sensitively restored to a high standard. Briefly comprising lounge and dining area, kitchen with integrated appliances, master bedroom with en-suite shower room and bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished to a good standard

£400pcm Sunlight Street Two bedroomed terrace house with gas central heating. Recently re-decorated with new carpets and curtains. The property is alarmed, has a new kitchen with white goods and the bathroom walls & floors have been re-tiled.

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

£400pcm Smithdown Road A newly refurbished flat in the busy and popular area of Smithdown Road. The flat is unfurnished, has gas central heating 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. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

£575pcm St Pauls Square Situated in the heart of the business district, fifth floor, one bedroom apartment. The apartment is offered fully furnished with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, including fitted appliances, a double bedroom and a bathroom. The apartment also benefits from a balcony. Parking available for extra cost.

L7 £550pcm The Symphany One bedroom apartment situated on the fifth floor of this unique building. Accommodation comprises open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, a double bedroom and a bathroom. The property is offered fully furnished and benefits from a balcony with views towards Cathedral.


L18 £650pcm Trentham Avenue This 3 bedroom terrace house is fully furnished and comprises of 2 double bedrooms and 1 single. The front lounge can also be converted into a double bedroom making the property available for 4 people. The property has separate kitchen and dining area with all the white goods in the kitchen. The property is alarmed. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 £650pcm Grosvenor Court 2 bedroom ground floor furnished apartment, located in a sought after area of Mossley Hill. The property briefly compromises of 2 double bedrooms/open plan kitchen lounge. It benefits stylish modern furnishings and off road parking. Ideal location close to Sefton Park and excellent transport links. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

£500pcm Sunningdale Road 2 Bed Mid Terraced property, unfurnished with gas central heating. This property has recently been refurbished throughout to include new carpets and laminate flooring. Good transport links. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L20 £399pcm Olivia Street Two bedroom house, fully refurbished double glazing, gas central heating, popular location Hour Properties 0151 933 9633

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L4 £360pcm Argyle Road 1 bedroom fully refurbished new kitchen wooden floors D/G popular location Hour Properties 0151 933 9633

£449pcm Galloway Street 2 bedroom house d/g c/h refurbished Hour Properties 0151 933 9633

£425pcm Bardsay Road Unfurnished two bedroom terrace property. Newly decorated has gas central heating. Ideal for a family or couple.

£450pcm Redgrave Street Terraced house, Three Bedrooms, Through Lounge, Modern bathroom, Ideal first time buy. Available with No Chain!!!, uPVC Double Glazed. Also available TO LET

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

Venmores 0151 733 9000

£425pcm Makin Street Three Bedroomed Terrace off County Road. Property has Been Newly Refurbished, Large Lounge, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing.

£385pcm Kelso Road Terraced house, Two Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms, Gas central heating, Part Furnished Venmores 0151 733 9000

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 £395pcm Lowell Street This two bedroom unfurnished terrace house is situated off County Road. The property has recently been fitted with laminate flooring in the lounge and also benefits from gas central heating, double glazing. Ideal for a family or couple.

L8 £675pcm Canning Street Third floor apartment. Briefly comprising open plan living and dining area, newly fitted kitchen, two bedrooms (master and study) and bathroom. Good storage, is fully furnished and has secure allocated parking. Available 1st October.

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619


L23 £450pcm Blundellsands Beautifully designed new kitchen, lounge and bathroom, spacious bedrooms, off street parking, closer to all amenities, maintained to a very high standard. Viewing highly recommended. Ring: 0151 931 5818 or 07802 882 880 Email:

£890pcm Queens Drive, Childwall Brand new luxury serviced house. N/S Professionals only. Exceptionally large rooms with double bed, triple wardrobe, chest of drawers, sofa, coffee table, dining table, internet & Freesat point & Sky+ ready. DG, CH, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, secure private parking, TV room, patio, laundry room. From £89.00 p.w. fully incl of ALL bills & daily cleaning. Email or call Bev on 07818-506642.


L25 £850pcm Gateacre Grange Newly refurbished grade 2 listed building, within a very desirable area of Woolton. This property has been totally renovated and is within the grounds of a Victorian manor. The property has briefly compromises of two double bedrooms, open plan kitchen. There is secure gated entrance and use of beautifully landscaped gardens. Properties are of a very high standard with lift to all floors, viewings highly recommended. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £450pcm Malwood Street Terraced houseFully furnished, Two BedroomsLounge, Kitchen/breakfast roomClose to public transport, GCH & DG. Viewing highly recommended

£650pcm Bethel Grove A lovely 3 bedroom apartment in a much sought after area. The apartment is fully furnished, has all white goods in the kitchen and benefits from en-suite to master bedroom. The property has gas central heating, double glazing is close to all local amenities inc shops, city centre etc.

Venmores 0151 733 9000

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

£450pcm Methuen Street Terraced house, Lounge, Two Bedrooms, Gas central heating, Double glazed,Shower room

£350pcm East Albert Road One bedroomed duplex apartment, wooden floors, fitted kitchen, just a few minutes from Sefton Park, a very popular location

Castle Estates 0151 738 1619 From £281.67pcm Euston Street Newly refurbished bedsit and one bed flat off County Road. This property comprises of lounge / bedroom, new kitchen units and bathroom. Double Glazing. Property is close to all local amenities inc train station and on main bus route into city centre. Discount first months rent

£450pcm Bishopgate Street 2 Bedroom mid terrace unfurnished property. The property has recently been refurbished and has new carpets and laminate flooring. There is gas central heating and a yard to the rear. Has good transport links to city centre.

From £650pcm Archbishops House A range of 1/2/3 Bed luxury apartments situated in a Grade II listed building. The Properties have been recently refurbished to a very high standard and mostly comprise of a large lounge/kitchen, fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen /bathroom suite/shower, carpets and curtains throughout. Ideal location close to Woolton Village, and local amenities. It benefits from off road parking/intercom and lift access to all floors. Castle Estates 0151 738 1619

Venmores 0151 733 9000 Hour Properties 0151 933 9633

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Steve Newsham Interview //// TALENT IN THE CITY

A new direction Genial Preston man Steve Newsham was recently appointed as the Regenda Group’s regional director for the Merseyside area. He brings to the role a wealth of experience and a passion for his adopted city. He told Your Move of his hopes to drive forward Regenda’s ambitious housing and community initiatives in the region.

What are your impressions of the area? I’m used to working in districts in local authorities, so for me this is the opportunity to work in a big city that has developed over the last few years. Culturally it has a lot to offer and of course there’s the passion and humour of the people and all that goes with it. There’s a great diversity within the housing associations and they’re doing something really unique to help people. Any local gems you’ve discovered? The bar at 3345 Parr Street is one that stands out. I’ve been with my wife a couple of times and seen a couple

of bands. I’ve also been to a couple of business meetings there because you can have a coffee first thing in the morning. How does your new role differ from your previous work? I was formerly director of smaller district housing associations. Now I’m not only looking after Merseyside, but also the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. We’re managing a completely diverse range of services, including front-line housing, tenancy support services, regeneration activity and sheltered and supported housing. What’s been your career path? I started with housing associations in 1984 after sort of falling into it by mistake.

Newsham File Born: Preston, 24 March 1964 Education: Tulketh High School, Preston, Preston College Previous roles: Steve worked for Wyre Borough Council before moving on to Wyre Housing Association (one of The Regenda Group’s subsidiaries) on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. He later moved on to setting up and managing the Regenda Group’s Shared Service Centre in Bolton, before becoming regional director of Regenda’s Merseyside operations. 77

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My first job was working on a housing estate as a landscape gardener earning about £23. After that I got a job with the local housing office collecting the rent. From then it’s been a steady climb to my current role. I’ve worked in all areas to the point where I’m regeneration director. Academic theory wasn’t for me but I’ve always had a “can do” attitude towards working life. What are the daily challenges you face as regional director? The big challenge for us is making sure we make a difference to people’s lives in Liverpool. With that come a lot of difficulties. We’re making sure we can deliver first class services and can get our team out onto the street rather than working behind desks. Do you enjoy the role? I love it. This is the best job I’ve had. The big reason is the opportunity to work in a big city which has been in my heart since I was about 10. Even though I’m from Preston I’ve always been a big Liverpool fan and I’ll always remember watching the 1974

cup final as a youngster. I’ve got obvious affection for the city and I’ve always chosen Liverpool for nights-out ahead of Manchester. What are some of the initiatives you’ve been particularly proud of since you’ve been in Merseyside? The regeneration services, in particular a service called Youth Voice. It gives young people a vehicle where they can have a voice and debate issues that affect them. I have a particular affinity for younger people and I’ve found that project really rewarding. Another service is the Access to Home Ownership scheme. That helps people who want to buy properties in the regeneration areas of Liverpool and we’ve had a dedicated team over a number of years providing a fantastic service to get them into other homes and properties.

Which policies are you looking forward to implementing in the future? Our future initiatives will be about developing neighbourhood management services and working with partners to make sure we have a real strong focus on improving the lives of people in neighbourhoods. There are action plans within the city to make a difference and there are exciting times. I think we can make a real difference to people’s lives.

What are your interests outside of work? I’ve got five kids between the ages of 16 and 23. They’re obviously a big part of my life, although sometimes I feel like a bit of a walking speed bank! Football is one of my major passions and I’ve been coaching a local football team for the last five years. It’s nice to think I’ve had an impression on their lives. My other passion is holidays and I’m looking forward to heading off to the Algarve with my wife soon.

“I think we can make a real difference to people’s lives”

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New store for Elaine Cunningham Liverpool will welcome the north-west’s first BoConcept store on Friday 11 September. The store, which will be situated on 20 Chapel Street, is the latest venture of interior design expert Elaine Cunningham, owner of Elaine Cunningham Interiors on Aigburth Road. BoConcept, synonymous with Danish furniture style, provides contemporary furniture for working, sleeping, dining and lounge functions of the home, offering affordable yet quality flexible furniture. BoConcept manufactures all of its furniture in Denmark and already boasts locations in Harrods and Selfridges. Elaine Cunningham, owner of BoConcept, Liverpool, commented: “When looking for a location in Liverpool, the 20 Chapel Street’s reputation as a premier destination for office and luxury living as well as amazing design was the perfect choice to showcase BoConcept’s contemporary interiors collection. We are delighted to open BoConcept in Chapel Street and introduce Danish interior design to north-west shoppers.” To view the full BoConcept catalogue, visit For interior design advice, visit For photos of the launch on 10 September, see the next issue of Your Move.



Two new dining experiences have arrived in North Liverpool. Following the refurbishment and renovation of the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park, the introduction of Kemps Bistro is sure to prove popular. Food is prepared on the premises using fresh and locally-sourced produce, with preparation overseen by the experienced head chef. Da Passe which opened recently in West Derby Village is already gaining favour as a traditional, good value Italian restaurant. The venue received promising reviews in its first full week of trading, with diners drawn to the specialty fish dishes and pizzas from Da Passe’s centerpiece pizza oven.

A wise choice Drivers across Merseyside are being urged to leave their cars at home in favour of cycling, walking or using public transport. A new initiative is calling for drivers to take heed during TravelWise week, between 19 and 26 September. The campaign has been created as part of a long-term aim to help reduce carbon emissions, tackle climate change and cut congestion. TravelWise Co-ordinator, Jane Moore, commented: “TravelWise Week is 52 Your Move

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We would like to invest in some personalised artwork and, as we have two small children, ideally we’d like to include them. My friend has had some family photographs taken which look fantastic. However, we would like to have something more unique and are thinking perhaps of a painting. Before we go ahead with this idea, is there anything else on the market we should consider? DNA11 is a unique company that makes personalised portraits from samples of your DNA or finger prints! It’s a great idea for a modern family portrait. You could make a combined portrait, with samples mixed from each member of the family, or you could choose to hang individual portraits in a group. The company will produce the images in any combination of colours you want, making it really easy for the piece to work with the interior of your home. More information can be found on the company’s website

Contemporary table I live in a new city centre apartment, which has a really large lounge. I have two large cream sofas and I am desperately trying to find a coffee table that is large enough to fill the space. Everything I see is either too small, or is in metal or glass - neither of which I want. Can you think of anything that would look amazing? BoConcept has a large contemporary coffee table that may be the perfect solution to your dilemma. The table Occa 4600 is made from black stained oak and the dimensions are: W120 x D70 x H43 cm. The stained veneer will work really well with your cream sofas, giving you the perfect canvas from which to accessorise your room. Visit

Organised space I’ve promised my teenage son that I would redecorate his room for doing really well in his exams, but he has no idea how he wants the room to look and I haven’t either! Can you give us some suggestions?

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I would recommend that you first divide the room into separate areas as getting the plan right is essential. Teenage rooms work well divided into three separate sections for different lifestyle needs. The first area should be for sleeping so, if the space is available, I would advise investing in a double bed. The next area could be a study section, and the third section can then be an area for relaxing, perhaps with room for books, a TV and games consoles. For this area, it’s important that you have enough plug sockets to avoid trailing extension leads, which can be dangerous. For the colour scheme I would choose bold and striking tones and, if you are looking at wallpapering, Harlequin has a great barcode effect paper that would suit all ages.

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The just out of the city centre venue, The Orchard, is rapidly establishing itself as a business meeting point and a relaxing evening venue. Branded a restaurant, bar, and cider tavern, its name reflects its abundant offering of real ales and ciders on offer, and a home-cooked menu. When Debbie Taylor, director of Whitegates’ Walton Vale branch and the auctions business, joins me for lunch we’re both spoilt for choice. Head chef Dave, remembered by restaurant-goers from his time at L’Alouette, is certainly still on form and Debbie chooses The Orchard duck salad, served with a poached egg, while I opt for the vegetable and stilton pancake, which comes in a rich cheese sauce. Whitegates Auctions has been going from strength to strength since its inception just over 12 months ago and the new venue is expected to make the business even more of a success. Based at the Walton Vale branch of the Whitegates franchise, Debbie and her team bring a combined wealth of experience, covering sales and lets to the board across Anfield, Fazakerley, Walton Vale, Bootle, Aintree, Seaforth and Kirkdale. An accomplished businesswoman, property is a relatively recent avenue for Debbie: “I was always interested in property and have been building up my own property portfolio since my early twenties. I’ve always run my own businesses in a number

of industries, but I really got into estate agency about five years ago – and that’s become my passion. Our branch is a market leader; we have strong competitors in the city centre, but we’re aiming high.” An ARLA and NAEA registered firm, Debbie is also a qualified domestic energy assessor, able to provide vital information to vendors and buyers on their properties. At The Orchard, the new menu and set-up has also madeover a recipe for success into an ideal business meeting-place, with two courses from the restaurant’ express lunch menu offered for £10.95. With desserts including Pimms jelly, set with summer fruits, and English strawberry tarts, The Orchard lives up to its name form fruity and traditional fare. At Whitegates Auctions, plans are already underway for the next lots of sales under the hammer on 17 September, at 1pm. Interest is running high, and the Whitegates team is currently taking instructions from vendors on the residential lots on offer. Magners comedy nights are fast becoming a staple of the

entertainment at The Orchard, as are acoustic nights, in the old spice mill on Blundell Street. Aftr a day in the office, Debbie enjoys relaxing with her husband Dave and sons Steve and David, and socialising, although the staff enjoy spending time together out of work too: “We have a strong team of seven, so everyone is very hands-on and dedicated to doing the best for our clients, whether they’re first time buyers or seasoned and buy-tolet investors.” For Your Move readers keen to sell their property in the next auction, there’s a special incentive: “We’ll give readers 50 per cent off the insertion fee for the auction brochure, usually £95, if they ring up, and say they’ve read this article.” The firm is positive about taking advantage of the opportunities offered in the current climate: “We’ve weathered a difficult period, but I do think that market is showing signs of recovery.” The near future will see Debbie experiment with an evening auction in November, a novel event for the city, as demand increases – watch this space for more details.

“Everyone is very hands-on and dedicated to doing the best for our clients.”

To contact Whitegates about the forthcoming auction at the Radisson, visit or telephone the Walton vale branch on 0151 523 0800.

The Orchard 57 Blundell Street, L1 T: 0151 709 3060

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Welcome Welcome to Go Out, the guide to the city’s hottest happenings for the coming season. From club nights at Pink to dining Italian style in the city, we’re got it covered. See the Go Guide for our guide to what’s hot, treat the family in the Kids’ Pick, and take advantage of the best theatre, music, arts and comedy events across the city. The Blow Monkeys’ frontman Dr Robert tells us about his favourite things in My Fave, and our stylist has put together purple and teal eveningwear for the ladies and gents – with more than a touch of sparkle. We’ve snapped clubbers and partygoers at Pink, and the colourful celebrations for Art on the Waterfront – see pages 65 and 72 for all the glitzy photos.

62 Children’s Listings Pick of the crop for kids

71 Food Review Tasty offerings at Il Forno

63 Go Guide Events in Liverpool

73 Film, Theatre & Live Music Pick of the coming months’ entertainment

64 Hair Liverpool The latest styles

74 Theatre & Arts Listings The best to see in the city

65 & 72 Go Out Albums Liverpool social events

75 Music & Comedy Listings Top acts in Liverpool

66 Go Get The Look Autumn winter eveningwear for ladies and gents

77 Go Dance & Club Nights Pink in words and pictures

69 Style Counsel Go Out heads off to Liverpool city centre

78 My Favourite The Blow Monkeys frontman Dr Robert on the city

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Kids Listings //// THINGS TO DO WITH A YOUNG FAMILY September 01-02 Milkshake! Live in My First Concert - Favourite TV characters perform an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza at the Empire Theatre, 4.30pm on 1 and 11am and 4.30pm on 2 September. Telephone 0844 847 2525. DON’T MISS 07-12 Annie - The staple children’s classic returns to the Empire Theatre with performances at 7.30pm. Telephone 0844 847 2525.

12 Films at the Phil: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Book your tickets at

//// HOMES FOR SALE 26&29 First Notes Wide Eyes Theatre. Unity Theatre; 4.30pm, £6.50/£4 concession. MUST DO 27 Lantern Making This is one of the half-term activities at the National Wildflower Centre, see

15-19 Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War and Woeful Second World War Explore the wars on stage at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, with awesome special effects. See for tickets. 18-10 October Kes - Lawrence Till’s direction of this timeless children’s tale takes place at the Playhouse Theatre, with performances from local schoolchildren.

October 18 Family Concert - Teddy Bears’ Picnic An afternoon of music on the theme of a teddy bears’ picnic takes place at the Liverpool Phil’ at 2.30pm. Bring your favourite teddy bear.

29 Minibeast Drawing Half-term activities for the children at the National Wildflower Centre, see

November PICK OF THE CROP 03-07 The BFG - The Roald Dahl children’s classic is set to entertain and inspire at the Playhouse Theatre. See

05 Bob The Builder’s Live Show: Spud’s Big Mess - This family show takes place at 2pm and 4.30pm at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. See 13 Family Supper Night This fun filled evening event involves story telling and a torch lit walk around the park at the National Wildflower Centre. See 23-28 Scrooge The Musical Starring Tommy Steele, this heartwarming family show is set to take the Empire Theatre by storm, with performances at 7.30pm. 28-23 January Dick Whittington The rock ‘n’ roll panto is set to entertain the whole family at the Everyman Theatre. 25-29 Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes- A spectacular show on ice, Liverpool Arena. .

11-October 17 Our Day Out – The Musical - This staple Willy Russell captures the joys and agonies of being a teenager with wit and warmth. Royal Court, from £10.

25 Pinocchio This children’s classic takes place at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

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10-20 Liverpool enjoys Heritage Open Days

Travel back in time with all the family, 1pm, Iron Bridge Sefton Park.

performs classics at Liverpool Phil’, 7.30pm.

Starting with Liverpool Town Hall.

13 Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

15-19 Horrible Histories

Tasty offerings at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Frightful First World War and Woeful Second World War, the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

20 Liverpool Chamber 5K Team Challenge run Starts at 10am on the waterfront.

23-27 Abandon Normal Devices

26 Women’s Handball International

Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture, FACT

Catch the action at Liverpool Arena.

12 & 19 Cunard Building’s Heritage Open Day (pre-booking essential).

21 Of Time and the City

26-27 Southport Air Show

Terence Davies’ poignant memoirs of life in Liverpool at the Phil’.

The largest aviation show in the north-west celebrates its 17th year.


05 Liverpool in the Ice Age

29 Sept – 4 Oct Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance The tour arrives at Empire Theatre

24 Michael Ball arrives at the Liverpool Arena.

join the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Liverpool Arena.

04 Wirral Bus and Tram show

06 Tuppence to Cross the Mersey

takes place from 10.30am until 5pm in and around Woodside, following the route of the tramline to the Transport Museum.

returns to the Empire Theatre.

09-11 British Musical Fireworks Championships take place in Southport with an excellent soundtrack with everything from classical to rock. Tickets from

24 The Nolans

25 Newton Faulkner

reform for a night at the Liverpool Arena.

appears at Liverpool Phil’, 8pm.


02 Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson

26 Alesha Dixon lights up the stage at the Liverpool Phil’, 7.30pm.

17 Tom Jones at the Liverpool Arena.

27 An hilarious evening with Alistair McGowan

27 Pink brings her new album and classic hits to the Liverpool Arena.

31 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

31 Eddie Izzard Stripped at the Liverpool Arena.

Legendary performances of Cuban music transports the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to Havana’s dancehalls.

8pm at the Liverpool Phil’.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra play compositions by Jean Sibelius, 2.30pm at Liverpool Phil’.

free, street entertainment from 6.30pm, fireworks from 7.30pm, view from West Bank, Widnes.

10 Beverley Knight performs at the Liverpool Phil’, 7.30pm.

07 Morrisey

09 Backstreet Boys

performs at the Liverpool Arena.

promote their forthcoming album at the Liverpool Arena.

12 Nov-20 Dec Samantha Donnelly Exhibition

16 Kasabian rock the Liverpool Arena as part of a 10 date UK tour.

Ceri Hand Gallery.

22 Becher Chase Race Day Catch all the excitement at Aintree Racecourse.

18-19 Ghost Stories – A Night Opera


05 Halton Fireworks display

01 Northern lights

These haunting performances take place at Birkenhead Priory as part of the Guitar Festival. See

28 Dick Whittington the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto begins the Christmas season at the Everyman Theatre.

20 Will Young makes a comeback, 7pm, Empire theatre.

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A prominent guestlist enjoyed an evening at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory to celebrate its reopening following an extensive restoration period. First erected in 1870, the conservatory has been sympathetically restored, becoming an exclusive venue for both social and corporate client events. The building, named after local artist and textiles designer Isla Gladstone, incorporates her own creative style into the design of the interior.







1. Winnie Chan, Ian Ayers, commercial director at LFC, Ray Kennedy, Sue Franklin, Chloe Franklin and Phil Neal 2. Ray Kennedy, Jamie Carragher and Phil Neal 3. Ray Kennedy, Gemma Hindley and Phil Neal 4. Sue Franklin, events manager at LFC and daughter Chloe


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Luscious jewel shades of teal and purple are the perfect combination for autumn/ winter evening wear. Think opulent tones for glittering nights in the city!

Compiled by Frances Gill

1. Embellished bolero jacket, £115, Topshop


2. Disk earrings, £15, Topshop 3. Wide belted prom dress, £125, Laura Ashley 4. Per Una teal faux fur jacket, £79.50, Marks & Spencer 5. Bracelet, £25, Dorothy Perkins 6. Spirit dress, £260, French Connection 7. Blue rhinestone rose ring, £15, Freedom at Topshop 8. Crown shoe, £60, Faith


9. Helena button clutch, £45, Coast at Metquarter


Model wears: Et Vous bandeau dress, £25 Matalan


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A rich, masculine palette of these shades are ideal when dressing for a night out for the discerning gent. Accessorize the look with quirky cufflinks and statement watch. 1. Purple smart plain shirt, £25, Topman


2. Skagen 233XLTTN Men's titanium mesh watch, £115, John Lewis 3. Tie, £7, Burton

2 4. Teal shirt £32.50, Debenhams 5. Duncan Walton swirl cufflinks, £55, John Lewis 6. Ade shoe, £75, Dune 7. Slim fit suit jacket, £100, River Island


8. Slim fit suit trouser, £50, River Island Model wears: Max Chernitsov


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Chloe Waters, 22 student at University of Manchester Who is you style idol? “Sienna Miller always loo ks cool, I like the whole rela xed, bohemian chic look, she works it well!” Chloe’s laid back look cau ght Your Move’s eye instantly. The styl ish waistcoat with tassels and cute jewellery, from American stor e Forever 21, make the outfit pretty and feminine.

Lauren Bunting, 18 student at Liverpool John Moores University

Your Move took to Church Street in Liverpool’s City Centre to track down a variety of fashionistas on the hunt for high street bargains.

Describe your personal style. “I like to keep it quite ran dom, I’d say it’s different every day depend ing on the mood I’m in!” The gorgeous belted dress from Florida is ideal for a days shopping! Laure n’s bangles are selected from New Look and Dorothy Perkins, while her beaded sandals are from Primark.

Rebecca Williams, 17 student at Liverpool Community College Which pieces can’t you live without? “I wear funky pumps wit h most outfits. My other must hav e item has to be a glitzy, sequin ned jacket which I found in a charity shop, it was a bargain.” Rebecca’s bleached denim dress, from River Island, has a real edg e due to the addition of a multitude of studded embellishments and funky jewellery. The pumps from H&M giv e the overall look a relaxed feel.

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Forza Italia! Jonathan Kearney savours a taste of Italy at Il Forno If Forno on Duke Street will be one of the eateries engaging in the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival in September and for traditional Italian cuisine the city’s diners need look no further. The popular city centre venue meets the requirements of a genuine taste of Italy and warrants its burgeoning reputation. With no disrespect to the young British wait-on staff that are the bedrock of the restaurant industry, I always find it promising to encounter experienced Italian service, if nothing else but to add a sense of authenticity to the occasion. The staff at Il Forno do not disappoint and are happy to elaborate on the extensive menu and advise on the carefully crafted wine list. To accompany the feast to follow we selected a Domaine Montrose Cabarnet Syrah, a soft fruity red from the Languedoc region of France. Like the starters this did not disappoint. I chose the penne all’arrabbiata – a spicy dish of penne with tomatoes, garlic, chilli, basil and olive oil with the optional and most welcome accompaniment of Italian sausage. My partner selected

IL FORNO Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AG 0151 709 4002 from the weekly specials menu with a choice of aubergine and mozzarella layered in tomato sauce. Both dishes were crafted with simplicity and flavour and made for handsome portions as we absorbed our inviting surroundings. The subtle blend of interior styles in Il Forno are reminiscent of the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with a delightful cacophony of fun and sophistication so fitting for an Italian venue. The display of produce as you enter puts you in mind of a west London delicatessen and serves as a reminder of the fresh ingredients on offer. The mixture of seating arrangements lends itself to an array of occasions, with the curved seating area around the giant sculptured head stone pizza oven a charming focal point. My choice of main course was entrecote di manzo alla griglia, a grilled sirloin steak in a balsamic dressing garnished with rocket and parmesan shavings and served with chunky Il Forno fries. This dish leant itself to more subtle tones, offering contrast with the pasta dish. My partner again selected from the

appetising choice of specials with creamy risotto with asparagus and porcini mushrooms and once more the policy of carefully selecting the freshest ingredients was in evidence with this tasty helping. With little room to manoeuvre, we were eventually enticed to the desert menu by the attentive staff, safe in the knowledge that our genuine Italian experience would be incomplete without sampling a rich Italian sweet. I opted for the vanilla ice cream with chocolate shavings and Bailey’s Irish Cream, a bold and lavish indulgence, while my partner enjoyed the Macedonia di frutta, a generous salad of seasonal fresh fruit. Now bordering on the hedonistic, we could not resist a sample of Il Forno’s extensive cocktail menu, with the Bellini and Rossini proving delicious accompaniments to desert. The joyous atmosphere and comprehensive offering that’s been created at the Duke Street venue simply leaves you seeking more of the same. It’s little wonder then that this authentic Italian has emerged as one of the city’s most popular choices.

Il Forno, renowned for its sublime selection of pizzas, is in fine company when it comes to Italian cuisine in the city: ZIZZI RISTORANTE ITALIANO, LIVERPOOL ONE 0151 707 8115 Diners love the thin and crispy oven baked pizzas, the delightful decor, and the sweeping views across Liverpool One.

CASA ITALIA, STANLEY STREET 0151 227 5774 This established venue has been a family favourite for over thirty years, with a choice from the famous sweet trolley a must.

PESTO, LIVERPOOL ONE Another new kid on the block, experience Italian with a selection of small, fun tapas-style dishes.

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Liverpoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterfront came to life for a high summer evening of amazing visuals and light shows, music and street performances. The family friendly event, organised by Liverpool City Council saw The Port of Liverpool building and the waterfront come to life and capture the crowdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; imagination! Your Move caught up with all the action including the unique light show appropriately named Luminosity. Clear skies in the city centre allowed crowds to enjoy festivities well into the night and to marvel at the colourful spectacle before them.







1. Alvin, Keith and Kim 2. Klaus and Elizabeth 3. Stephen and Cheryl Tully


4. Stilt walkers



5. June and Hannah Woolfall, with Sara Gormley 6. Ramnish and Booja 7. Cyclists decked out in lights 8. Mary & Alicia Penrose with 'companions' Dixie Dean and Sammy Lee 9. Ronnie, Anita, Matt and Jodie 10. Newlyweds Ben and Dana 11. The Griffiths family 12. The light show

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Live music in Liverpool

Lie ability The Invention of Lying is Ricky Gervais’s latest foray into Tinseltown

The sizzle of Ricky Gervais’s sweeping critical acclaim has diminished somewhat in recent times, owing predominantly to his involvement in unremarkable money spinners. The Invention of Lying is the Office-creator’s first Hollywood project as actor, writer and director and is hoped to have more of Gervais’s individual mark that catapulted him beyond the majority of his comic contemporaries. The film is set in an alternate reality in which lying doesn’t exist. With every spoken word assumed as truth, this offers Gervais’s character Mark the edge over

everyone else as he lies his way to fame and fortune. The romantic twist, which is usually treated with care in Gervais’s productions, is that he is not able to lie his way into the heart of the woman he loves. The pedigree of the cast certainly offers promise, with American talents such as Jonah Hill, Tina Fey and Rob Lowe joined by British cameos from Gervais’s old friends Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. Patrick Stewart teams up with Gervais, as narrator of the movie, for the first time since his legendary appearance in Extras.

A strong cast isn’t always a recipe for success but Gervais is undoubtedly a talented writer and comic and the premise of the film lends itself to his unique brand of humour. He realises the importance of romantic storytelling as an anchor to the comedy vehicle and his unlikely on screen relationship with Jennifer, played by Jennifer Garner, will be crucial to the film’s integrity. Verdict? Sure to have comedy fans flocking to theatres in their droves when released in early October.

Bird watching Acclaimed story soars into the city The stage adaptation of the Bafta-award winning Kes flies into the Liverpool Playhouse from September. The bittersweet story centres on one boy’s love for the kestrel he nurtures and trains. Billy Casper, played by Stefan Butler (All the fun of the fair), lives in a tough Barnsley community and faces bullying and hardship in his daily life. His beloved kestrel offers him hope and respite and so, as the bird grows, so too does the boy’s spirit, as he soon discovers a world beyond the confines of his backyard. The Playhouse production includes a cast of Daniel Casey, who played Sgt. Gavin Troy in Midsommer

Murders, David Crellin (Emmerdale’s Billy Hopwood), Mike Burnside (D.A.C Hicks in The Bill), and Hollyoaks actors Katherine Dow Blyton (Sally Hunter) and Oliver Farnworth (Will Hackett). A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines was an acclaimed novel at the time of its publication in 1968 and is still popular to this day, remaining a favoured GCSE text. The Ken Loach directed film of the beloved tale celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the Playhouse

production will involve children from four Liverpool schools to help recreate Billy Casper’s 1960s Barnsley classroom.

Liverpool music lovers can look forward to an eclectic mix of sounds in the coming months, with a wealth of talents arriving in the city during October alone. Indie boys The Twang will storm into the O2 Academy on 1 October, following the launch of their successful second album “Jewellery Quarter”. Newly appointed Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon brings her electrifying mix of dance and song to the Liverpool Phil on 26 October, with the shimmying star likely to score highly with fans. On 28 October, the legendary Elton John brings his Red Piano tour back to the Liverpool Arena for its final UK performance. The concert, which has proved such an overwhelming success in Las Vegas, is sure to be one autumn’s most extravagant shows, among a raft of exciting Liverpool line-ups to come.

Verdict? Kes, which runs at the Playhouse from Friday 18 September to Saturday 10 October, is a production not to be missed. For fans of the film the play is sure to encapsulate the spirit of the story. Your Move 73




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September 03-05 - What the Butler Saw? This classic is being performed by Woolton Drama Group. Contact Zoran Blackie on 07977562314.

ARTS 20 - Roger McGough: That Aquard Age A new collection and evening of poetry from the Liverpool legend! McGough addresses the audience with his amusing tales including seeking love in the launderette and musings about mortality. Followed by a book signing! £9, 7.30pm, Liverpool Playhouse.

18-19 - Clunk This refreshing comedy casts a wry eye at a world which turns us all into idiots, at the Unity Theatre, 8pm, £6.50. 13 Tango Fire This hot, fast paced Argentinian dance show takes place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

‘til 05 - A Degree of Uncertainty This display of work from recent art graduates takes place at the Arena Gallery in the Elevator Building, Parliament Street. See

16-20 Urbanism 09 Imaginative approaches to unlock the potential of the Liverpool-Leeds canal as part of the Liverpool Biennial, telephone 0151 709 7944. 18- 10 - October Kes Lawrence Till’s direction of this timeless tale takes place at the Playhouse Theatre. 23-27 and Festival: Carolee Schneemann This exhibition by the renowned performance and film artist takes place in the Wolfson Gallery at Tate Liverpool.

‘til 13 - Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour 1950 to Today This exhibition looks at the significant moment in 20th century art when artists began to perceive colour as ‘readymade’, rather than scientific or expressive. £7.90, Tate Liverpool. ‘til 26 - Southern Stars: Northern Light This exhibition featuring seven Australian jewellers takes place at the Bluecoat Display Centre. 01-30 In the Window: John Ward An exhibition of unique works by this artist at the Bluecoat Display Centre. 04-24 Lest We Forget, Remember Impart Remember A solo show by black artist Donna Berry at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, 5th floor.

24 - Late at Tate: The Long Night This evening of music and performance is inspired by the work of Carolee Schneemann, coinciding with the Abandon Normal Devices festival. 29 Sept-04 - October Lord of the Dance This timeless and memorable performance at the Empire Theatre makes for an exciting spectacle with an exciting soundtrack! The show comes to Liverpool with a mixture of matinees and 8pm shows.

October 02-31 - The Caretaker This Pinter classic follows the story of two brothers and a tramp at the Everyman Theatre, 7.30pm.

27-31 The Black Album A witty stage adaptation of the novel comes to the Playhouse at 7.30pm. 28- 01 November Giselle The English National Ballet stages this 1841 masterpiece, telling the tale of innocence, betrayal and the power of love from beyond the grave. A magical performance at Liverpool Empire 29-31 My Fair Lady The family favourite centering around loveable character Eliza Doolittle is presented by St Paul’s Operatic Society at the Floral Pavilion.

November 01-30 - Thomas Hill in the Window Exhibition - Quirky steel wire and copper three dimensional metalwork pieces on display. The Bluecoat Display Centre. 03-07 - Mixed Up North - This moving new play looks at the difficulties in race relationships at a youth theatre group, Everyman Theatre.

03 Oct until 28 Nov - Magdalene Odundo Solo One person show of works by this internationally renowned artist, The Bluecoat Display Centre.

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25 - Pinocchio This children’s classic takes place at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton.

//// VENUES Tate Liverpool:0151 702 7400

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse: 0151 709 4776 Empire Theatre: 0844 847 2525 Floral Pavilion: New Brighton 0151 600 0000

06-17 - Tuppence to cross the Mersey Based on Helen Forrester’s bestselling novel, set in Liverpool, this show follows up sell-out performances in 2005 and 2007 at the Empire Theatre. 20- 24 - Spymonkey’s Moby Dick A funny, moving, melodrama with a superb cast. Everyman, 7.30pm.

28 Nov - 23 Jan - Dick Whittington the Rock 'n' Roll Panto by Sarah Nixon and Mark Chatterton The rock ‘n’ roll panto provides another helping of Christmas pudding-sized antics, ideal for the whole family. This husband and wife team have written a unique panto you can shake, rattle and roll in the aisles to, as you follow Dick’s adventures. 7.30pm, Everyman Theatre.

The Bluecoat Display Centre: 0151 702 5324

05-10 - Cabaret A mixture of matinee and evening performances of the hit musical take place at the Floral Pavilion.

11-October 17 - Our Day Out – The Musical - This staple Willy Russell comedy captures the joys and agonies of being a teenager with wit and warmth. Royal Court, from £10.

23- 28 - Scrooge The Musical Starring Tommy Steele, this heartwarming family show is set to take the Empire Theatre by storm, with performances at 7.30pm.

Arena Studio Gallery: 0151 707 9879 Liverpool Novas Contemporary Urban Centre: 0151 708 3510

09-14 - The Rocky Horror Show This fabulous classic rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the Empire Theatre, with a mixture of performances at 8pm, and 5.30pm.

Royal Court theatre: 0870 787 1866 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: 0151 709 3789




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Music and Comedy //// KEY -



September 04 - Abba Mania - This fantastic musical tribute returns to the Empire Theatre, at 7.30pm.

04 - Oli Brown Band This musical act gets stronger and stronger, and on this occasion comes to the Live Lounge, Baby Blue, £10 adv/£12 door.

05 - How Sweet it Is – Motown’s Greatest Hits This musical spectacular takes place at the Empire Theatre, at 7.30pm.

04 - Classic Legends of Rock Tour 2009 Rock legends The Groundhogs, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash and Focus, perform live on one stage at the Philharmonic Hall.

13 - The Blow Monkeys The original four members reunite at the Live Lounge, Baby Blue, £13 adv/ £15 door.

06 - Badke String Quarter The Rodewald Concert Series takes place at St George’s Hall concert room, tickets from the Phil’.

16 - 40s and 50s Favourites The League of Welldoers benefit concert takes place at the Liverpool Philharmonic.

07 - Cliff Richard and the Shadows reunite for the final time in this tour, coming to the Liverpool Arena.

17-19 - Deaf School This live performance sees the 70s band regroup at the Everyman Theatre. 19 - Tinchy Stryder The chart star performs at the 02 Academy.

20 - The Jets The band performs at the Live Lounge, Baby Blue, £10 adv/£12 door. 24 - Michael Ball The multi-platinum artist arrives at the Liverpool Arena. 26 - Four Sacred Pieces The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Liverpool Cathedral, tickets from the Phil’. 29 - Odemba UK Jazz All Stars The tour arrives at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

October 01 - The Twang The band plays the 02 Academy 02 - Freddie Starr This adults only evening of madness takes place in the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. 02 - Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson - arrive at the Liverpool Arena, joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. 03 - An Evening with Curtis Stigers The singer, saxophonist and songwriter arrives at the Philharmonic Hall.

09 -Joe Brown One of the UK’s best known musicians performs at the Phil’. 10 - David Gest …My Life, The Musical Concert Extravaganza Gets returns to the Phil’ with star guests live on stage. 10 - Bat for Lashes Natasha Khan brings her fabulous voice to the 02 Academy.

28 - Elton John The outrageous Las Vegas Tour arrives at the Liverpool Arena. 29 - Spandau Ballet The band reunites for a world tour for the fist time in 20 years, at the Liverpool Arena.

15 - Jason Manford The multi-award winning comedian arrives at the Royal Court, £15. 16 - That’s Amore The definitive Dean Martin tribute show is set to pack out the Empire Theatre at 7.30pm, with a mix of special guests. 17 - One Night of Queen This rocking night of hit songs takes place at 7.30pm at the Empire Theatre.

30 -28 - November The Salon This new comic drama set in ‘Curl Up and Dye’ hair salon is set to be a hit, at the Royal Court, from £10.

November 01 - Northern Lights The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Phil’. 02-07 - How Now Brown Cow The latest comic offering from writer and comedian Brendan O’Carroll arrives at the Empire Theatre, 7.30pm. 05 -Muse The autumn tour for the band arrives at the Liverpool Arena.

12 - The Legendary Gypsy Queens & Kings This unique musical performance arrives at the Liverpool Phil’.

06 - Andrea Bocelli The world’s biggest selling classical artist performs at the Liverpool Arena.

13 - An Evening with Joan Baez The singer songwriter performs at the Liverpool Phil’.

08 - Roy Chubby Brown The king of controversial comedy returns to the Empire Theatre, 7.30pm.

21 - Beverley Craven The songstress performs at the Live Lounge, Baby Blue, £20 adv or £22 door.

08 - Charlie Landsborough Ballads, blues and country music performed at the Liverpool Phil’.

22 - Enter Shikari The rock act performs at the 02 Academy.

10 - Beverley Knight The UK soul queen performs at the Liverpool Phil’.

27 - DJ Yoda The DJ sensation arrives at the 02 Academy.

11 - The Hamsters The trio arrives at the Live Lounge, Baby Blue, £12 adv/£14 door.

18 - Rob Brydon The multi-award winning writer/performer brings a brand new evening of stand up comedy to the Empire Theatre at 7.30pm. 18-19 - Ghost Stories – A Night Opera These haunting musical performances by guitarist Neil Campbell take place at Birkenhead Priory. 20 - Will Young The multi-platinum selling, reality TV discovery is on tour, stopping off at the Empire Theatre at 7pm. 26&29 - Romantic Destiny The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Liverpool Phil’. 29 - John Bishop This hilarious show takes place for one night only, at 8pm, at the Empire Theatre

//// VENUES Liverpool Arena: 0844 8000 400 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: 0151 709 3789 Slaughterhouse: 0844 477 1000 O2 Academy: 0844 477 2000

27 - Little Boots Pop’s new favourite arrives at the 02 Academy.

Empire Theatre: 0844 847 2525 Baby Blue: 0151 702 5834 Rawhide at The Royal Court: 0870 787 1866 15 - Grumpy Old Women 2: Chin Up Britain The brand new show arrives at the Empire Theatre for one night only, at 8pm.

The Cavern: 0151 236 1965 Liverpool Academy (University of Liverpool): 0151 256 5555 Your Move 75



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Go Dance and Club Nights //// THE BEST CLUB NIGHTS IN TOWN



Where: 4-6 Victoria Street, Liverpool, L1

“Revellers are greeted by colourful trannies, so be prepared for a shocking, neon pink interior décor, decked out with glittering mirror balls!”

Pink, one of the most welcoming gay bars in Liverpool, greets a friendly host of club goers, students and Victoria Street regulars seven days a week. The city’s glitterati can be found partying the night away to the best dance tracks at this intimate club seven nights a week. The likes of DJ Tammy Pax pump out hot tunes while revellers are greeted by a party atmosphere. Be prepared for a shocking, neon pink interior décor, decked out with glittering mirror balls and

love hearts as far as the eye can see. It’s definitely the place to be seen for a fun, trouble free night. Celebs can also be found enjoying a night out there until the very small hours. Pop princess Katy Perry celebrated her performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards by making the papers and even OK Magazine featured the newly famous bar at the corner of Victoria Street. If you’re in town and fancy a sherry, as they say, head down to pink!

What: The place to be seen for a fun, colourful night

September 25 - Rude Fridays Two for one drinks offers and top tunes from Les Calvert, Lee Butler and Denny Dowd. 10pm ‘til 4am, admission £5, Garlands.

02 - Medication Three bangin’ rooms of house, funky, cheese, charts, and alternative tracks. 10.30pm ‘til 2.30, £4 before 11pm, £5 after, Nation. 05 - Funky Box Enjoy two floors of the best current funky, electro floor fillers with Danny Fisher and Mick Spinks.12 ‘til 6am, Funky Box, Concert Square. 12 - Bear Necessities Dance, funk and punk tracks under the same roof! Every Saturday, 10pm ‘til 4am, Bumper.


dancehall, raga and Reggae. 10pm ‘til 4am, £4, Club Arena, Concert Square. 09 - Translucent Trance night with Rob H, Richie Franklin, Andy Cain and Graham Styles. Free before 10pm, ‘til 4am, The Lemon Lounge. 23 - Black Box Music from the likes of Deerhoff, The Pixies, Modest Mouse, Les Savy Fav, The Shins, Minutemen, Joy Division and more. Every 2nd and 4th Friday. Free entry before 11.30pm, Barfly.

November 02 - Cutting Teeth Club and electro night, the first Monday of every month. 10pm ‘til 2am, Bumper. 07 - Pure Enjoy a mix of pure house and Electro with Dave Worthy, Danny Jay and Paul Jones plus special guests, every Saturday. 9pm ‘til 3am, Modo, Concert Square. 13 - Funky Humps Hip-hop, R&B, and funky house remixes every Friday. 9pm ‘til 3pm, Camel Club, Wood Street.

03 - Super Glam Banana House, funky and electro tunes plus the chance to win your own Lambanana.10pm ‘til1am, admission £3 before 11pm, Azure, Slater Street.

19 - Chalk & Cheese Massive hip-hop, R&B, and house tunes, every Thursday.10pm-3am, Office, Wood Street.

19 - Kingdom Saturdays Call and book for the 'Exclusive Clubbing' experience. Resident DJs Dave Whelan, Anthony Gaskell and Dave Pethard will be spinning the best uplifting house anthems and classics. 9pm ‘til 4am, admission £5. For reservations and guestlist call 0151 255 1559, Kingdom.

03 - Society Saturday The best house, funky house and electro. 10.30pm ‘til 4am, admission £5, Society, Duke Street.

27 - Indiecation Two floors of alternative and rock music from Kings of Leon and Radiohead to Joy Division and Prodigy. 9pm ‘til 3am, Le Bateau, Duke Street.

24 - Vodka Nationwide Two awesome rooms of Ibiza anthems, electro, sexy R&B and hip hop. 10pm ‘til 3am, Garlands.

08 - Bump ‘n’ Flex The re-launch of this popular Thursday night with the best in hiphop, old school, R&B, rap, soul,

18 - Clinic Underground tracks with Rhythm Code and Josh Murphy. £4 before 9pm, ‘til late, The Lemon Lounge.

07 - Up Tempo DJs play funk, disco, trip-hop and trance, every Wednesday ‘til late, Mosquito Bar.

27 - DJ Yoda Incredible all round audio-visual genius returns with his latest breathtaking spectacular live set. 7pm, £10 advance, O2 Academy.

28 - Bed-Lam DJs Ant Ashcroft, Carl Ralph and John Evans play funky house and pop in three different rooms! £5 entry, midnight ‘til 8am, Garlands.

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My Favourite //// DR ROBERT – SINGER

Dr Robert, front man of ‘80s innovators The Blow Monkeys, brings the band to Liverpool as part of a ten date tour. Purveyors of simian soul and primate punk, The Blow Monkeys came to prominence with hits such as ‘Digging Your Scene’ and ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’. Their arrival at Live Lounge at Baby Blue, follows the success of ‘Devil’s Tavern’ – the groups first tour and album for 18 years.

Singer My favourite singer would have to be Bobby Darin. The man had such great timing and versatility. Album Here My Dear by Marvin Gaye. It was beautiful music to pay for his divorce.

Actor Richard Widmark. He was a vintage leading man who starred in films such as Kiss of Death, which was shown on BBC4 recently. He’s an underrated class act. Place in Liverpool The Adelphi. What else can you say! Food I would have to say sushi. It’s clean and light and best washed down with a nice warm sake. Delicious. Way to relax Listening to test match special. It certainly made for some exciting entertainment recently!

Gig I saw The Ramones play in Sydney circa' 1978. That would have to be the most memorable gig I’ve ever attended. It changed my life. Film I saw the Nicolas Roeg film Walkabout just before moving to Australia. It’s about two young kids who find themselves lost in the Australian outback. It’s a really gripping story and I’d highly recommend it. Item of clothing They would have to be my stage shoes!

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Holiday destination I really love the Isle of Skye. The place has such spiritual and mystical qualities. It’s fantastic.

Dr Robert and the rest of The Blow Monkeys will perform at Live Lounge at Baby Blue on Sunday 13 September, with tickets available through the Liverpool Arena Hotline on 0844 8000 410.




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