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Did you know, that as a nation we use 7 million disposable (often single use plastic) coffee cups everyday? That adds up to 2.5 billion cups a year, which is an awful lot of waste for your morning caffeine fix.
Saying goodbye to the heatwave of summer '18 was never going to be easy, but with crunchy leaves and bonfires lurking - there's undeniably a lot to look forward to. Liverpool is a magical place to be during every season, however we'd say this was one of the special ones...
If you have yet to visit the Grand Central Food Bazaar, where have you been! The quirky building houses an array of unique street-food traders and pop-ups well worth a visit, check them out...
Have you paid a visit to the Red Brick Hangar yet? The Camden style market is a treasure trove filled to the brim with all sorts of retro and quirky offerings, let me introduce you to some of the traders...
This years Pride celebration is due to be one of the biggest and best celebration of love the city has ever seen. The fun starts on Saturday 28th with the LGBTQ+ parade, rally and party and continues onto Sunday for workshops, exhibitions and activities.
We would like to congratulate the University of Liverpool's Media and Communications students on graduating with great results this week after many long months of storyboards, scripts, filming and cutting - they did it! Well done guys, this was very well deserved.
With 260 businesses in and around Liverpool city centre and suburbs, we were really excited to announce our community expanded into the Wirral area a few weeks ago! Since then 9 incredible local businesses have been the trail blazers into this whole new area, let me introduce you...
Despite weather indicating otherwise; March is indeed here with that comes International Women's Day on the 8th. A day for everyone to take a step back and celebrate all the progress we've made in the name of gender parity; as well as recognising we still have a lot to do!
Situated at the top of hidden stairs tucked away on busy Lord Street you can find Rococo Coffee House. A notorious independent in the city, Rococo opened 9 years ago and have continued to grow and expand to have 4 amazing rooms.
Located on Old Haymarket; if you know, you know. Founded just over a year ago by owner Sarah Lovelock, this is a coffee shop like no other. Expect quirky knick-knacks, fantastic coffee and the best vegan 'pulled-pork' in the city... if you get there before it sells out!
If you haven't Bean There, you really ought to. Situated on the corner of Penny Lane and Smithdown Road, Bean There Coffee Shop opened last year to the delight of all the locals.
This February, in a month largely dominated by extravagant gestures of romance, we want to do things a bit differently. We want to champion a different kind of love, one for your community, that lasts long after you have eaten that last chocolate or chucked out those roses.
Merry Christmas everybody! As part of our #70MillionReasons campaign, as a special gift to you we are offering any 2 pints for £6 when you use the Colu app...
2017 has been an incredible year for the art scene in Liverpool; from the Liver Bird wings by Paul Curtis to the dynamic Pier Head Art Fair, the city has been showered in talent.
One of our personal highlights of this year has been celebrating our talented local artists through our Crafted In Liverpool competition (read more about it here!) and in light of this we thought we should share our top 5 gift ideas for your artistic friends and family that can all be bought from local, independent businesses!
Christmas is here, whether you like it or not! So what goes hand in hand with Christmas? A Christmas night out! If it is with your work mates, your local sports club, family or friends we have something for everyone to enjoy whilst your supporting local, independent businesses.
Looking for somewhere to host that last minute office Christmas party this year? We're pretty sure that all local business owners would be thrilled to have you, making those pounds spread further in our local economy.
£140 Million. That’s how much Liverpool as a city is estimated to spend over the holiday period on festivities. From food to gifts and of course the office Christmas party, £140 million is undoubtedly a hefty price-tag. To put some perspective on an almost unimaginable figure, Christmas spending in Liverpool equates to the salaries of approximately 6000 nurses or 4500 teachers for one year!
Following on from 'Our Moment with Candice Fonseca' last week, Colu are continuing our #StoriesToSupportChallenge as we look to inspire a joined up and prosperous local economy in Liverpool. Each week we will be visiting one of our businesses to experience them for ourselves, let you know more about them, hear their plans for the future and listen to the trials they face as local businesses.