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Wigan’s music scene is blossoming, but can it survive the pandemic?

Wigan's music scene is under threat as the doors of local venues remain closed because of the pandemic. Not since the release of The Verve’s seminal album ‘Urban Hymns’ in 1997 has there been as much hype and attention paid to Wigan music as there is today.
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Five iconic Liverpool rock concerts remembered

You might remember lunchtime gigs at the Cavern Club or an evening out at the long-demolished Liverpool Stadium? Wherever it might be, the stages of Liverpool’s most famous music venues have welcomed performers from all over the world.

How Liverpool vocal coach Jennifer John is using lockdown to empower others

A Liverpool vocal coach is using singing to empower others by creating a global virtual choir and raising funds for some of the city's most vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jennifer John was inspired by a song she had written years ago, but which would take on an entirely new meaning for her in March 2020.
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“No one’s getting left behind” by this Liverpool coffee shop

Lockdown has been a difficult year for all businesses, particularly independently run hospitality, but Liverpool coffee shop owner Anthony Grice has turned it into a triumph.

The story of Liverpool’s most accomplished poker player: Matthew Ashton

EXCLUSIVE This is the extraordinary story of Matthew Ashton – Merseyside’s jack of all table games. Read how a 15-year-old from Crosby went from the classroom to earning more than $2 million playing poker.

“Losing the Grand National this year is not a problem at all” – Oli...

ITV Racing presenter Oli Bell talks to Merseysportlive about all things Grand National after the 173rd renewal was cancelled due to the Covid19 outbreak.

From the bright lights of Mandalay Bay to being locked in a prison cell-...

A former UFC fighter who set the standard for the future generation of British fighters, Paul Kelly makes his cage return after eight years in prison. The welterweight’s return is being held at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 7th March,...

Liverpool’s grapplers find success at Grapplefest 8

Liverpool’s local talent stole the show after an evening of high-level submission grappling at Fusion Nightclub on Saturday. Grapplefest, a submission only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament, was back in Liverpool once again this weekend. Grapplefest is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event which allows...

Six things you didn’t know about Esports

Registration for the new ePremier League 2019/20 season is scheduled to open on Monday 4 November. With Liverpool’s Donovan Hunt looking to defend his title, we decided to take a look at six things you didn’t know about competitive...

Andy Bennett takes 1st place at Partridge Lakes

Andy Bennett finished in 1st place after a rewarding day of fishing at the Partridge Lakes open match on Tuesday, 22 October in Warrington. Andy Bennett, 34, came out on top in a tight match at the fishery. After he...