Crowds are gathering for Europe's largest free music festival in Liverpool.
300,000 people are expected to come to the Mathew Street Festival over the next two days.
The killer of Liverpool Beatles member John Lennon has been denied release from prison.Read the full story ›
The birthplace of former Beatle Ringo Starr has been saved from the bulldozer following a public campaign.Read the full story ›
The childhood homes of former Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney have become grade II listed buildings.Read the full story ›
The Beatles played an incredibly important role in the national cultural story. These new listings mark the special historical interest of the buildings where hits such as 'Please Please Me' were composed and where the phenomenon that was The Beatles began.
I am delighted to learn that English Heritage have classified Mendips as a Grade II listed building. Mendips always meant a great deal to John and it was where his childhood dreams came true for himself and for the world.
The childhood homes of former Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney have become grade two listed buildings. "Mendips" in Woolton, Liverpool is where Lennon learned to play guitar. Sir Paul lived in nearby Forthlin Road. The band rehearsed and wrote some of their most famous songs there.
The Minister for tourism and heritage John Penrose is in Liverpool. He's announced Paul McCartney and John Lennon's home will be given listed status. Listing a building marks its special architectural and historic interest.