Full or overcapacity Halton schools can negatively affect education, says expert

The number of pupils in full or overcapacity Halton schools needs to be brought down, an educational expert believes. It comes after seven schools in the borough had more pupils than places, data released by the Department of Education for...

LJMU graduate’s documentary wins prestigious television award

An LJMU graduate has won a prestigious award from the Royal Television Society. Having graduated in 2021, Gioia Dalosso Hemnell has been recognised for her exceptional work in a documentary produced as part of her BA International Journalism degree. The ‘Silent...
Granby Market

Love, joy and cohesion at Toxteth’s Granby Four Streets Market

The Granby Four Streets Market has become an iconic event in the Toxteth community over the years. Beaconsfield Street, Cairns Street, Jermyn Street and Ducie Street connect to make up the area in which the market takes place on the...
Hindley Amos featured

Not Drunk but Disorderly: Interview with creators after sell-out first show in Liverpool

"We need to make sure Newpool is as safe as it was before. Well that sounds like a tomorrow job, mmm isn't it hard being the law" Beginning the week with a sell-out show, Hindley and Amos performed their never-before-seen piece, Not Drunk but Disorderly, at the iconic Liverpool Bombed out Church.
Image of Drink bottles

How lockdown increased Liverpool’s intake of Alcohol

Lockdown was tough for all, many felt isolated and alone, and some turned to the bottle. Liverpool City Council has published its Public Health Annual Report (PHAR) for 2021 which includes the statistic that 'heavier drinking (4 x a week)...
Paralympian Nathan Maguire at lJMU

Concern over ‘rollercoaster’ student loan interest rates

The student loan interest rate is expected to fluctuate significantly in the future, leading to uncertainty for graduates. The Institute for Fiscal Studios (IFS) tweeted a briefing on the retail price index (RPI) inflation, suggesting that graduates are in for...

‘Only words and hot air’: Liverpool response to P&O firings as ferries restart operation

Protests have been voiced on the streets, at the Liverpool docks, as well as in parliament since P&O fired 800 UK workers in March, but little tangible change has been achieved.  An issue that unites the city, let alone the...

Disability pay gap accelerating in the North-West according to new statistics

The disability pay gap is accelerating quicker in the North-West than the national average, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. According to the report, the disability pay gap has grown nationally from 11.7% in 2014...

Unions call for more support for teachers’ mental health

Local unions are calling on the government to improve mental health support for teachers. Last month the Welsh Government announced a trebling in funding to support teachers' wellbeing and mental health to £1.25m. Karen Evans, Joint District Secretary for the Liverpool...

The harsh reality of becoming a personal trainer

Covid brought about a wave of weight gain, and loss, in the UK, meaning that when they could, loads of people up and down the country, 'hit the gym'. Many will have turned to personal trainers, seeking in-person or online advice. They...