Rejoice! The plants are safe!
The Croxteth Park botanical gardeners will keep their jobs following Post campaign. Hallelujah!
Dear members — not every edition of The Post is full of cheer, we’ll admit, but today’s absolutely is. Yesterday we got the fantastic news that our botanical vigilantism hasn’t been in vain — the rare and beautiful collection of plants housed in Croxteth Country Park will live on (if you didn’t read yesterday’s briefing and thus have no idea what we’re talking about, catch up here). The gardeners over at the park, as you can imagine, are thrilled, and if you think we’d be too humble to claim a vast majority of the credit for the council’s screeching u-turn then you’d be sorely mistaken. That’s exactly what we’re doing.
Today’s edition features a celebratory ode to the plants that refuse to die, as well as a dispatch from the south Liverpool church that has transformed itself into one of the city’s finest music venues. Positive vibes all around.
First though, your Tuesday briefing, beginning with the latest from the trial of Thomas Cashman, which is drawing to a close.