Can the company-exodus from Liverpool be stopped?
Portraits of Liverpudlians during the Thatcher era, and additional reporting from our weekend read
Dear members — today we’ve got a delicious two-course meal of a newsletter in store for you. Mollie has been chatting to local photographer Rob Bremner, who has kindly shared some of his favourite shots of his career. They're evocative portraits dating back to Thatcher-era Liverpool, and Rob has given us some reflections on what makes them resonate for him. There are so many great photographers across the city and we’d like to make this a semi-regular feature, so if you know anyone who might fit the bill, give us a shout on email@example.com.
Then we’ve got an item from Jack, with some reflections on our weekend read about companies leaving Liverpool. The piece got an incredible response, with dozens of replies from local politicians, businesspeople on Twitter and some fascinating conversations between our readers in the comments section. Along with all the understandable concern reflected in those responses, there were also a few that delivered a slightly rosier picture. Here Jack …