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The Liverpool Indoor Funfair is returning to Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Get ready for all the thrills, spills, laughter and fun of the fair during the summer holidays.

The Liverpool Exhabition Centre is to open an Indoor Funfair that offers climate controlled, comfortable surroundings for families this summer holiday ensuring fun no matter the weather outside.  With over 20 attractions for all ages including family favourites such as:- dodgems, funhouse, ghost train, inflatable play centre. Plus prize games galore and the ever popular nutella donuts will also be back. See promotional video here.The event, which came to Liverpool for the 1st time at Easter, was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Christine Banks, and her granddaughter 6 year old Emilia Fitzpatrick.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Christine Banks, said:- "It's great to see families coming together to enjoy all the fun of the fair, right in the heart of Liverpool. "Everywhere you look there is something fun to experience and lots of people with big smiles on their faces."

With 3 sessions a day to choose from, visitors can enjoy unlimited access to all rides during their chosen 3 hour slot.

The entry fee of ₤10 gets the rider unlimited rides on over 20 attractions for 3 hours. For those not wanting to ride a spectator fee of ₤2 is applicable and whilst under 3's enter free, someone in the party must be wearing a riding wristband in order for them to access suitable rides. Carers can claim a free riding wristband with relevant ID presented at ticket desk on your chosen day / session.

An Autism Friendly / Quiet Session will be open for those with sensory needs, at 10am, on Tuesday, 27 August 2019. At this session the venue lights will be switched on, music will be turned down, ride lights off where possible and rides slowed where possible.

Full ride list can be found here. Age and height restrictions apply. Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult.

M ore information and to book tickets go to:- ExhibitionCentreLiverpool.Com.

Liverpool letting agent fined for fire safety breaches

Cause for alarm: The student home in Walton where council officers found insufficient fire safety measures.

1 of Liverpool's largest letting agencies has been hit with a hefty fine after failing to provide adequate fire safety measures at a City student home. Taylor and Aitchison Ltd, which trades as Whitegates Letting and Estate Agents, admitted breaching the conditions of their Landlord Licence in a prosecution brought by Liverpool City Council.

Liverpool's Magistrates' Court heard that Officers with the City Council's Landlord Licensing Team inspected the student property on Taylforth Close, Walton, in January 2019. The inspection revealed that the home had a broken smoke alarm. A second device installed in the property was found to be a heat detector, which had been fitted in error by a Whitegates employee. The Court heard that the defects and errors meant that the property was without sufficient fire safety measures for a substantial period. The Court was told that the tenant had raised concerns about the defective smoke alarm a several times, but no action was taken by Whitegates until after the City Council inspection.

At the sentencing hearing, District Judge Wendy Lloyd described fire safety as a 'serious issue' and added that the company's actions:- "did not fill the public with confidence." Judge Lloyd went on to describe the vulnerable nature of the student tenant as an aggravating feature and told representatives of Whitegates that the company had:- "let itself down."

Whitegates, which has branches in Walton Vale, West Derby and Woolton, has since rectified the defects. The Court heard how it now employs an external company to inspect and maintain its properties in a bid to ensure that the same mistakes never happen again.

Whitegates was fined ₤1,400, with ₤707.28 in costs and a victim surcharge of ₤140.

The Landlord Licensing scheme was introduced in 2015 to drive up standards in the City's private rented sector. The scheme means that anyone who lets a property must apply for a licence with the City Council. To date, the City Council has granted more than 52,000 licences and there are currently nearly 10,000 licence holders in the City. The Landlord Licensing team has conduction more than 30,000 inspections and identified more than 10,000 breaches in the conditions of the licences.

Tenants and members of the public can check if a property has the required Landlord Licence by visiting:- Liverpool.Gov.UK and searching for 'register of licensed properties'. You can unlicensed properties to:

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:- "We are working hard to create a well managed private rented sector in Liverpool, and this case shows what we are up against. When we are having to take enforcement action against some of the biggest players in the sector there is clearly more work to do. People have the right to be protected in their own homes, which is 1 of the reasons we introduced the Landlord Licensing Scheme. We shall continue to robustly enforce the scheme and this case shows that we will take tough action against anyone who does not adhere to the rules."

Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Lynnie Hinnigan, added:- "The Landlord Licensing Scheme has been extremely successful, which is a testament to the hard work of all the Officers involved. The team's proactive approach has had a national impact and the scheme is leading the way in raising standards in the private rented sector. Once again this case shows how committed we are to ensuring the safety of tenants in Liverpool."

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