The world-famous Grand National horse race takes place annually at Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the city. In 2008 it was nominated as the annual European Capital of Culture together with Stavanger, Norway.Liverpool's status as a port city has attracted a diverse population, which, historically, was drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, particularly from Ireland and Wales.The extra charge accounts for £30 of the average Band D bill, the government said.
Liverpool was home to both the Cunard and White Star Line, and was the port of registry of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, the RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Olympic.
The popularity of The Beatles and other groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool's status as a tourist destination.
However, as the Dee began to silt up, maritime trade from Chester became increasingly difficult and shifted towards Liverpool on the neighbouring River Mersey.
As trade from the West Indies, including sugar, surpassed that of Ireland and Europe, and as the River Dee continued to silt up, Liverpool began to grow with increasing rapidity.
In 1699 Liverpool was made a parish by Act of Parliament, that same year its first slave ship, Liverpool Merchant, set sail for Africa.
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Since Roman times, the nearby city of Chester on the River Dee had been the region's principal port on the Irish Sea.Along with handling general cargo, freight, raw materials such as coal and cotton, the city merchants were involved in the Atlantic slave trade.In the 19th century, it was a major port of departure for Irish and English emigrants to North America.Council tax bills are set to rise by an eye-watering 5.1 per cent this year, it was confirmed today.The average Band D property in England is set to be charged £1,671 - £80 higher than in 2017-18. Here we list all the local swingers contacts from Cumbria, UK, the best sex clubs, public and private parties.To make it very convenient for you we have a directory with the most recent contacts and you can see their profile picture, their short description, age and sexual preferences.The inflation-busting increase will cause fury as families struggle to cope with a squeeze on wages.The breakdown released by the government shows shire areas will be the hardest hit - with bills on typical homes up by £86.'It's Conservative councils across the county who are delivering high quality services while managing taxpayers' money more effectively.' Local Government Association Chairman Lord Porter said: 'Since 2010, council tax bills have risen by less than inflation and other key household bills.The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district within the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest within the Liverpool City Region.