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NEWS ROUNDUP: Run For The 96 & Liverpool’s Wellington Rooms

 

Your latest news update for the region

A group of Liverpool business leaders are urging local people to get vaccinated and take regular COVID tests as they look to encourage people back into city centre offices, retail outlets and hospitality venues. Team Liverpool, a group of business influencers from across the city that includes Donna Hewitt of Liverpool ONE, Bill Addy from the Liverpool BID company, Stephen Cowperthwaite who heads Liverpool’s Mipim delegation, and Nisha Katona of Mowgli, launched the ‘Take one for the Team’ campaign.

The seventh annual Run For The 96 takes place on Saturday 22 May 2021. Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the event will be a virtual run for the second year. The virtual format allows participants to complete a 5K or 1 mile distance local to them, and also enables runners and football fans across the world to get involved. Liverpool Football Club legends Alan Kennedy and Jamie Carragher will be taking part virtually. Alan Kennedy has taken part every year since the event was first staged in 2015, including last year’s virtual run. More than 600 participants have already registered. Runners will receive their number to wear on virtual run day, as well as their special commemorative medal.

Incredible new images show the dilapidated glory of Liverpool's Wellington Rooms. The long empty landmark on Mount Pleasant was once the home of Liverpool's Irish Centre but has been empty since the late 1990s. A six week period of restoration work happened in 2018 to waterproof the building and tackle dry rot but the building still faces problems. New photos and video shot by urban explorer Adam Mark are the most recent record of what the building looks like inside. Urban exploring is not encouraged. Trespassing on private property is dangerous and can be illegal in certain circumstances.

 


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