How was 2016? Well, it all started with this gorilla…

There’s an underpinning narrative that 2016 wasn’t the best. We lost legends, vilified villains and at a lot of points this strange little thing called life felt a lot like a TV show. Amid the carnage, there was a small part of the world, located in Merseyside, doing it’s bit to right the world’s wrongs. From local volunteers cutting homeless people’s hair to Darth Vader playing Christmas songs on a keyboard like it’s the most casual thing in the world  – there’s a reason they say nowhere is like Liverpool.

When One Man Decided To Cook A Free Christmas Meal For 1000 Vulnerable People On Christmas Day

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When One Cathedral Was Robbed And The One Down The Road Donated Cash To Help Out

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When This Window Was Crowned The Best View In The UK

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This Sign Outside A Pub

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And This One, Too

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When Darth Vader Played Jingle Bell Rock

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When This Man Proved Age Is Nothing But A Number

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photo by John Johnson

And This Woman

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photo by Pete Carr

When The Taxis Eclipsed The Sun

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When The City Looked Like It Was Floating

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photo by Geoff Drake

And Sefton Park Looked Like It Was On Fire

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photo by Jazamin Sinclair

When A Local Woman Cut Homeless People’s Hair

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When A Few Santas Went On A Jog For Charity

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When Local People Removed An Anti-Homeless Ramp

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When Sound City Gave Bowie A Rightful Tribute

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When A Dog Dressed As Trump And Won A Fancy Dress Competition

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When Lecky Legs Hijacked A mannequin Challenge

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When These Kids Collected Money And Gave It To A Homeless Man

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When This Urinal, Quite Literally, Took The Piss

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When Keith’s Got A New Sign

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When Captain Jack Sparrow Abandoned Ship And Got On The Northern Rail

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When Local people In Birkenhead Made Their Alley Look Pretty

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When A Local Man Took Leftover Fruit & Veg To The Homeless

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When Butcher’s On Booker Avenue Created This Cheese And Bread Board

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When The Local Community Took Over A Coffee Shop In Smithdown After The Owner Passed Away

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When This Guy Stopped Mid-Gig To Have A Chippy At Sound City

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When St Luke’s Commemorated Those That Lost Their Lives

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When The City Found Justice

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And Some 30,000 Turned Up To Celebrate

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This Sign

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And This Amazing Woman Realised It Was All Worth It

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This Graffiti In Santa Chupitos

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When The International Space Station Released This Picture Of Merseyside

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A French patisserie Opened

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When Maray and WEX Vintage handed Out Free Scouse On Global Scouse Day To The Homeless

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And Kids Left Scarves For The Homeless

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When Liverpool Said No To Racism

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When Mowgli got a bigger brother

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When The Hoff Played Bingo

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And The Swan Inn Eloquently Let Their Customers Know The Tap Wasn’t Working

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When Liverpool Housed The Poppies

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photo by Alexander Lloyd

An Anonymous Daily Sketcher Left Notes On Trains

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When Liverpool Give New York A Run For It’s Money

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photo by Jimmy Stevens

When The Baltic Social Created BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

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When A Small Dementor Found Solace Outside FACT

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When a new crazy golf place made this one of the holes

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When Liverpool Got It’s First Peruvian Restaurant

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When A Man fell asleep On A lamb banana In A Cage

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When A Stranger Did The Right Thing

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When Santa Maluco Put Pigs In Blankets on A pizza

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When A Company Donated Socks To Homeless To Keep Them Warm This Winter

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Fancy filling up a loved one’s stocking this year with the gift of local? We are doing a special Christmas card sale from now until the 12th of December. It’s just £12 for one (usually £15) or £18 for two (usually £20) for a year worth of discounts and deals at Liverpool’s best independents.

Save money at places like Free State Kitchen, Santa Maluco, Maray, HOST, The Moon & Pea, Utility, East Avenue Bakehouse, Matta’s, Liverpool Cheese Company and more.

Grab one here.