Liverpool Life, week ending March 13, 2015
It’s been a dramatic and traumatic few weeks for a number of Liverpool’s nightclubs following a series of police raids. This week, the licensing authorities made decisions on whether to permanently close two of them – we have the full story, including reaction from club-goers, club owners and the council. Back in the day, the most club-goers had to worry about in Liverpool was the body heat and odour from hundreds of youngsters crammed sooo close together in basement venues like The Cavern. This week, tickets went on sale for a homecoming concert from (Sir) Paul McCartney in the air-conditioned Echo Arena – we talk to fans who queued through a very cold night to ensure they are at the gig in May. Within a week, two political parties who may be king-makers at the general election had their final conference before the big day in Liverpool. Our political editor gives us the low-down on each of the parties’ national and local prospects. Last week we heard about businesses unhappy at the skills of school-leavers; in this week’s pod’ we hear about the good stories on how local enterprises are benefiting from apprenticeships. Plus. There’s a full round-up of local sports’ news and a few tips on what to do and where to go around the city in the coming days. What are you waiting for? It’s all here for your hear. #Liverpool #LiverpoolFC #EvertonFC #apprenticeships #NAW2015 #Garlands #Lomax #PaulMcCartney (Music: 'The Wild Dogs of Naurau', by The Womb).