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    Bill Hunter's Website - At the age when most people have been retired for some time, Bill still works every day (including Sundays!), writing articles and books, and communicating and arguing with fellow radicals all over the world.


    Website: www.billhunterweb.org.uk

    Bold St, Liverpool - The website of our very own street in Liverpool, Bold St. It's unique and chock-full of interesting, quirky, independent shops, businesses, cafes & projects. Home of the Bold St Festival every September, Bold St is what makes Liverpool different - it has history, culture, ethics and beauty. Take a virtual tour and then VISIT BOLD ST. Support independents! Shop local!


    Website: www.visitboldstreet.com

    Edgy City Cycling Tours - At edgy city cycling tours our goal is to fascinate and excite you by introducing you to parts of the city that other tours do not reach and that you might not otherwise see or find out about! All of our tours take place on bicycles that we provide, and follow cycle friendly routes around the city that allow us to tell you about all aspects of Liverpool’s history, politics, economy and culture


    Website: www.edgycitycyclingtours.co.uk/

    Herstoria Magazine - History that puts woman in her place - Look at history from a female perspective and everything changes. HerStoria magazine and Discover Women's History Web will entertain, inform and create a community. We’ll turn a kaleidoscope on the past to uncover a different history - women's history - and celebrate the women who made it.


    Website: www.herstoria.com/

    Hillsborough Justice Campaign - We are bereaved families, survivors and supporters campaigning for justice for the 96 people who died at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough football ground on 15th April 1989.


    Website: www.contrast.org/hillsborough/

    Hope Street Blog - Blog centering on events & news relating to Hope Street - a street of astonishing beauty and stunning architecture. The world famous Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the legendary Everyman Theatre and two majestically different cathedrals. The ornate Philharmonic pub where the Beatles used to meet. One of the coolest boutique hotels in the UK and some of the hottest restaurants.


    Website: hopestreet.co.uk/

    Kirkby Times - Working class resistance! All the news, views & issues that matter in Kirkby


    Website: www.kirkbytimes.co.uk

    Liverpool Indymedia - Independent newswire - open to all. Be the media!


    Website: www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/liverpool

    Liverpool Recycle - The Liverpool Recycle group is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Nonprofit groups are also welcome to participate too! The main rule is that everything posted must be FREE. Liverpool Recycle is part of the Freegle organisation, a network of groups dedicated to keeping anything reusable out of landfill sites. Check out www.ilovefreegle.org/ for other cities and info on the movement! E-mail LiverpoolRecycle-owner@yahoogroups.com for questions or improvement ideas!


    Email: LiverpoolRecycle-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/LiverpoolRecycle/

    Liverpool Stories - Liverpool Stories is a video broadcasting web site dedicated to creating a wide range of content, created by people living and working in Liverpool and Merseyside. Collectively, these stories aim to give a wider picture of cultural life in the city.


    Website: www.liverpool-stories.com/

    Manchester Indymedia - Independent newswire - open to all. Be the media!


    Website: www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/manchester/

    Merseyside Polonia - Project that aims at developing positive relations between Polish community and local residence on Merseyside


    Email: info@merseysidepolonia.com
    Website: www.merseysidepolonia.com/

    Operation Eden - Operation EDEN is a community-based environmental programme that works to improve local neighbourhoods by bringing together people who care about the social, economic, environmental and spiritual welfare of our planet. It aims to demonstrate the work of faith communities as significant partners towards the development of sustainable environments to create areas where there is greater understanding and tolerance of diversity.

    Church House, 1 Hanover St, Liverpool, L1 3DW
    Telephone: 0151 705 2111
    Email: operationeden@liverpool.anglican.org
    Website: www.liverpool.anglican.org/resources/churchsociety.html

    Out on a Limb - stories about the Wirral - Read and comment on short stories about the area by new and established writers or to add your own Wirral tale.


    Email: info@outonalimbwirral.net
    Website: www.outonalimbwirral.net/

    Philosophy in the City - The first Philosophy in the City festival takes place in Liverpool from 9th to 24th October 2010. The festival will bring leading philosophers into venues throughout the city including Next to Nowhere.


    Email: enquiries@philosophyinthecity.info
    Website: philosophyinthecity.info/festival/

    Scottie Press - The Scottie Press is Britain's longest running community newspaper having been published originally in February 1971. Since that time the paper has endeavoured to promote the Scotland Road and Vauxhall area and its residents by printing a good mix of articles and photographs centred on the events happening in one of the most famous areas of Liverpool. In May 2000 the Scottie Press established this website which currently has had over 100,000 hits and is proving to be a very popular way of enabling readers world wide to enjoy the past, present and future of the Vauxhall and Scotland Road area.


    Telephone: 0151 482 2004
    Website: www.scottiepress.org

    Tenantspin - Community-led internet TV channel, run by Liverpool tenants - discussion of issues affecting people living in Liverpool.


    Telephone: 0151 707 4407
    Website: www.tenantspin.org

    The Reader Organisation - The Reader Organisation is a charity dedicated to bringing about a Reading Revolution, making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy and engage with books. Their leading social outreach project is Get Into Reading through which they offer weekly read-aloud reading groups for everyone: from those who wouldn't usually pick up a book to keen readers. The groups aim to improve wellbeing, build community and extend reading pleasure. They also publish a bi-annual publication, The Reader, and hold conferences & Reader Days.

    19 Abercromby Square Liverpool L69 7ZG
    Telephone: 0151 794 2830
    Email: through website
    Website: www.thereader.org.uk

    The Shiverpool Tours - The Shiverpool Tours is a critically acclaimed top tourist attraction. Shiverpool specialise in guided ghost walks revealing Liverpool’s hidden mysteries and supernatural secrets. Audiences are offered the chance to hear Liverpool’s sinister and haunted tales through a full theatrical and interactive experience. Shiverpool only visit the most haunted sites, bringing local tales to life through the art of performance and story telling. The culture and history of Liverpool will be spun both new & old, with tales that are not often told and every story is based on real historical evidence. Shiverpool run all year round and each tour can take up to 40 people per tour but don’t be fooled in to thinking there’s safety in numbers, watch out for the ‘others’ lurking around hidden corners. For at Shiverpool we guarantee to scare you! (We DARE you not to be scared.) 40,000 people have been shaken by Shiverpool – some of them haven’t made it back to tell the tales – will you? Visit Liverpool and make it a trip you'll never forget! To find out about our new creepy venture, Jail Tales at Jalon's Bridewell visit this link: What's new? Shiverpool operate all year round, during Christmas holidays we run on a demand basis.


    Telephone: 0151 709 2030
    Email: info@shiverpool.co.uk
    Website: www.shiverpool.co.uk

    The Working Class Movement Library (Salford) - The Working Class Movement Library (WCML) is a collection of English language books, periodicals, pamphlets, archives and artefacts, concerned with the activities, expression and enquiries of the labour movement, its allies and its enemies, since the late 1700s.

    51 The Crescent Salford Manchester M5 4WX
    Telephone: 0161 736 3601
    Website: www.wcml.org.uk

    Welsh Streets - The Welsh Streets Home Group was formed in 2004 by some 20 neighbours who discovered their homes were included in what would be the biggest land clearances since the 1960’s. The Welsh Streets is an area of around 450 terraced houses next to Liverpool’s Princes Park. The fight to save them from demolition has lasted 7 years so far. Even though the government has cut the HMRI scheme responsible for condemning the area, the battle is far from over. Liverpool City Council continue to pursue demolition whilst the campaigners, co-ordinated by the residents of the Welsh Streets Home Group, pursue alternatives.


    Website: www.welshstreets.co.uk/

    Wirral and Liverpool Freecycle Cafe Group - This is where Wirral and Liverpool Freecycle members can come to help each other out, while not necessarily helping the landfills. Members of Wirral and Liverpool Freecycle Cafe can give help and get help, give and take free services and intangible items. If you're looking for gmail, help with your computer, tips on where to find recipes or great stories on just about any topic, this is the place!


    Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/wirralandliverpoolfreecyclecafe