Northwest Focus: City of culture
While the naming of Liverpool as UK City of Culture may have surprised the city's detractors, it has been hailed within the city as the latest indication of its wider transformation. Colin Gibbons looks at the benefits commercial lawyers can expect to see
Liverpool’s successful bid to become the City of Culture for 2008, beating Newcastle in the process, has come as a welcome fillip to the region. Although the city’s regeneration has been underway since the mid-1990s, the decision comes as an endorsement of the hard work that the business community has put in during the past few years. As Digby Jones, director of the CBI, put it, “Liverpool is a city whose time has come” – this is a feeling that most of us working in the city are thriving on at the moment.
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