Ringo Starr - Ringo Starr's Birthplace Saved After Public Outrage At Demolition Plans

Plans to destroy Ringo Starr's birthplace have been axed following a "tide" of public outrage.
Officials in the Beatles legend's hometown of Liverpool, England were keen to demolish the property at 9 Madryn Street, where Starr grew up, as part of a regeneration plan for the region.
Opponents argued it was wrong to destroy a historic landmark, and, after assessing the proposal for more than a year, officials have ruled several sites in the area should be preserved, including Starr's former home.
The British government's housing minister Grant Shapps described the property as a "beacon of Beatlemania" and revealed a "tide of community support" saved it from demolition.
He told the Bbc, "(It's) a real example of communities having the power and voice to step in and save the places they treasure most."
The home at 9 Madryn Street will now be refurbished and put up for sale.


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