Could tech save the high street?

All areas of life are enriched by our digital connections, from our relationships with family and friends to the way we interact with colleagues and service providers. It was technology that helped us to survive lockdown by providing a lifeline to the outside world – and it will continue to be of vital importance as we look cautiously but hopefully towards a post-pandemic future. Some things will never be the same again – in particular the popularity of a flexible, hybrid approach to working from both home and office –…

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Next Steps for £70m Littlewoods TV and Film Studio

The next steps have been set out to unlock a potential £70m redevelopment of the iconic Littlewoods building in Liverpool, which could create almost 4,000 jobs. The scheme would aim to create one of the UK’s biggest TV and film complexes. The project includes major studios, creative office and new media facilities, and seeks to transform Liverpool into one of Europe’s premier TV and film hubs. The former art-deco HQ of the Littlewoods empire has been vacant for decades and is in a state of severe dilapidation, including fire damage in 2018.…

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Everton secures £45m from Liverpool City Region

Divvied up between a £15m grant and £30m loan, the funds will support the creation of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and improvements to the surrounding area. At a meeting on Friday, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority voted to approve the funding proposal. The authority said the stadium project would act as a catalyst for “transformational regeneration” of north docks and the area around Goodison Park, where the team’s current stadium sits. According to Everton FC, the £500m project will boost the city region’s economy by more than £1bn and…

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