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Campaigners say trust in Merseyside Police is low following vigil cancellations

Campaigners in Merseyside have said trust in the police is low following the cancellations of vigils remembering Sarah Everard back in March. Members of the Reclaim These Streets movement believe the public’s confidence in law enforcement to deal with sexual crimes...
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New ‘Fed Club’ begins at Fazakerley Community Federation

The 'Fed Club' began last Tuesday at Fazakerley Community Federation. The club is a new weekly event for those who need a helping hand throughout the week with food. Fazakerley Community Federation set up the food drive which offers fresh fruit...
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Liverpool Biennial 2021 launches indoor art exhibitions this week

Art galleries and indoor venues across Liverpool city centre will welcome new exhibitions from the UK's largest contemporary art festival. Liverpool Biennial 2021 will launch indoor exhibitions on May 19 following the ease of Covid-19 restrictions. This year's festival titled, The...
'Just wait' courtesy of Erich Ferdinand (Empty waiting room)

Liverpool charity speaks out as GP diagnosis of depression declines

A Liverpool-based charity has spoken out following a decline in GP diagnoses of depression  in England. The Office for National Statistics published a 24% decrease in GP diagnoses of depression and a 30% decrease of all GP diagnoses in 2020. Mental...

Men are silent sufferers of eating disorders with less than half seeking treatment

Around 1.5 million people in the UK are estimated to have an eating disorder, with 25% of those suffering thought to be male identifying. But research shows men are significantly less likely to be diagnosed or seek treatment. A freedom...

Sefton Park becomes home to UK’s first post-pandemic festival

by Sam Tallon Sefton Park has become the backdrop to one of the UK’s first live events since March 2020. Blossoms, an indie band from Greater Manchester, headlined the event which took place on May 2. As part of the Events Research...
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University of Liverpool offers the best opportunities for less privileged students

The University of Liverpool is outperforming Leeds and Manchester for accepting students with a less privileged background, figures obtained by Mersey News Live reveal. In their access and participation plan it states that they accept 3.9 students to every one...
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Meet four candidates for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner

Among the four elections across Merseyside on May 6 is the vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The incumbent, Jane Kennedy, is stepping down, and four new faces are vying for the role.

“They had to drive home in their socks” British Gas engineers quit after fire...

Hundreds of employees of the country’s largest energy supplier lost their job last week as the company tried to change contracts and pushed through controversial proposals. 7,500 service engineers have been affected by British Gas’ new contracts, which asked workers...
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Dramatic rise in OAP criminals as cases almost triple in four years

Exclusive Crimes committed by OAPs in Merseyside have almost tripled in four years - with the region’s oldest crook aged 98! A Merseynewslive freedom of information request reveals the number of crimes committed by those aged 65+ has increased from 558 in 2016 to 1,520 in 2020.