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Liverpool's Unesco Status


After 17 years, Liverpool Mercantile Maritime City was removed from the Unesco World Heritage list this week over concerns of “serious deterioration” of the historic site. The organisation was referring to the £5 billion Liverpool Waters development and the £500 million Everton FC stadium. From a major global mercantile system in the 18th and 19th century, to playing a key role in the transatlantic slave trade—find out how it won its status and why some believe it hampered the city’s progress.

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