There has been dramatic change during the Downtown decade. The BBC’s move into Salford Quays has made it the major media player in the North, taking over from ITV Granada.
Local papers have either disappeared (Liverpool Daily Post) or have cut staff and gone online to remain in existence.
Big decisions are about to be made that will affect us all. Will Scotland vote for independence? Will the Coalition get a second term? Will we get an EU Referendum and how will we vote?
There are other questions too. Will the Hillsborough victims get justice? Will HS2 be built? And will Everton win the Premiership?
One thing’s for sure - Downtown will be here.