The historic Princes Road Synagogue in Liverpool has received £71,000 from English Heritage towards the restoration of its roof and the surrounding stairwell area.
Princes Road, the only Grade I listed synagogue outside of London, received the money as part of a £15.7 million distribution to places of worship through English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A senior Jewish Labour MP in Liverpool has called on activists in the party to end an anti-Zionist campaign of vilification against Luciana Berger, who was selected as the party’s candidate in the Wavertree constituency of the city last month.
Louise Ellman, chair of the Transport Select Committee, accused veteran MP Peter Kilfoyle of indulging in a “conspiracy theory” by making an issue of Ms Berger’s job as director of Labour Friends of Israel.
The last Liverpool-based kosher caterer has relinquished its kashrut licence.
Marcos Catering, established in 1990, will henceforth cater small events on an unlicensed basis. Director Phil Marco said the expansion of a non-kosher noodle bar with his two sons did not sit with a kosher enterprise.
“I don’t think there will be anyone taking over kosher catering in Liverpool — the community isn’t big enough. Our biggest business has been in Manchester.”