Beatles and Jodie Comer: Wondrous Place gallery celebrates Liveprool’s cultural impact

Headlines: Museum of Liverpool’s Wondrous Place gallery  reopens after three years - plus, judge rules Alder Hey must pay £27m in settlement and the first park at Wirral Waters has been completed.

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The Villanelle costume from Killing Eve worn by Jodie Comer, The Beatles suits and Bill Shankly’s overcoat will go on display at the reopening of an exhibition celebrating Liverpool’s cultural impact.

The Museum of Liverpool’s Wondrous Place gallery has been closed for more than three years but will reopen to the public on 26  November.

More than 650 items associated with Liverpool’s arts and sports stars celebrates the city’s internationally recognised creative expression and influence. 

Liverpool actress Jodie Comer in Killing Eve. Liverpool actress Jodie Comer in Killing Eve.
Liverpool actress Jodie Comer in Killing Eve.

Kate Johnson, Head of the Museum of Liverpool, said: ”We’re incredibly excited to be reinstating the popular Wondrous Place gallery, with so many fabulous updates. Visitors can look forward to a vibrant, fascinating gallery that take them to the heart of what makes Liverpool such a creative place.

“Wondrous Place will, of course, be celebrating the world-famous names, from The Beatles to Liverpool and Everton FC, but it will also explore lesser-known cultural creators; the writers, producers and performers of Merseyside that have helped craft the city’s sense of place in the world, how it and its people are seen.

“We are grateful to all those people, communities and organisations who have worked with us to reinstate this much-loved gallery with new and inspiring content.”

Alder Hey NHS Trust must pay boy £27m over brain injuries

A boy who suffered “catastrophic brain injuries” after doctors failed to diagnose a virus has been awarded £27 million in a High Court settlement.

The boy, who cannot be identified but is now 13, was taken to Liverpool’s Alder Hey Hospital almost a decade ago after suffering a seizure as a toddler.

While at the hospital he suffered a second seizure in the accident and emergency department in view of medical staff, but was sent home.

The boy’s father sued Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust on his son’s behalf, and Mr Justice Fordham outlined detail of a settlement in a written ruling published after a High Court hearing in Manchester.

Trust bosses admitted “breach of duty” and “causation of loss and damage”, said the judge.

First park at Wirral Waters has been completed

The first-ever park at the major Wirral Waters development has been completed. Wirral Waters, a project from Peel and Urban Splash, is set to deliver up to 13,000 homes on the former Birkenhead docks over the next 30 years.

The homes were made at Urban Splash’s factory in the East Midlands before being delivered to Wirral by road. The scheme, which will potentially create up to 20,000 jobs, was criticised for being slow to get going, however, plans are now moving at pace.