Tale of two cities: Liverpool
16.02.16: LIVERPOOL is undergoing an extraordinary regeneration.
It is being heralded as England's fastest-growing Green City, with a population increase of more than 15% in the past decade.
Following a period of sustained decline, the opening of a rapid rail link to Europe five years ago, combined with Liverpool's increased status as a holding centre for goods from the US, has resulted in a startling drop in regional unemployment figures.
Investment in dockside tourist, retail and entertainment facilities in the mid-1980s has started to pay dividends, as the halo effect spreads to city beautification.
The introduction of trams