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Call for accessible public toilets in Liverpool’s Princes Park

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Community activists are pushing the council for the construction of public toilets in Princes Park, Toxteth. As a result of lockdown last year, local councils closed the vast majority of public loos in the hope of limiting the spread of...
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St Helens organisations sought for bids for new Government Fund

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Community groups in St Helens are being urged to apply for funding for projects from a new government fund. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is seeking bids from St Helens organisations to access the £220m UK Community Renewal Fund. The invitation...

Memorial matches for club that brings grieving families together

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A north west football club that brings bereaved families together is playing a series of memorial matches to mark baby loss awareness week and pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Angels United FC was founded in October 2020 by a...
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Wirral Facebook group gives hope to those in need this Christmas

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A Facebook page set up to help Wirral people coping with depression now has more than 1000 members and is aiming to help even more people this Christmas. Depression is Real (Wirral) was launched by Ellen Holmes and Cath Dale...

Inaugural Liverpool Architecture Festival kicks off this week

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The very first celebration of Liverpool's architecture begins this week with the Liverpool Architecture Festival dedicating eleven days to the buildings of the city. The festival runs from October 4-15 with a variety of events on offer from walking tours,...
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“A new chapter will begin”- reflections on a year of Covid with Merseyside’s independent...

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The continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic and a succession of national lockdowns has put untold strain on the UK’s high street; none more so than for Merseyside’s independent bookstores. At the start of 2021, official book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan...

Lime Street roadworks on pause as company goes into administration

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Additional reporting by Joe Zebedee Liverpool City Council says it is seeking clarification as to the future of the roadworks outside Lime Street station. The company employed by the council, Nottinghamshire-based construction firm NCMN, has called in administrators after failing to...
Chinese New Year 2021

Liverpool’s Chinese New Year virtual celebrations for the Year of the Ox 2021

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Liverpool’s Chinese New Year 2021 celebrations will this year kick off online from Friday February 12. Virtual activities will continue over the weekend until Sunday February 14 to mark the Year of the Ox. You can enjoy the festivities from home...
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Merseyside nurses remain angered by 1% pay rise

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Merseyside nurses say their work through the Covid-19 pandemic is being undervalued following the announcement they will receive a 1% pay rise.  The BBC reports that some health unions are demanding a 12.5% pay increase for nurses for their work during the pandemic.  Sophie Fay, a nurse at Aintree University...
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Covid advice issued in Liverpool on return to schools

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Advice has been issued to parents and carers in Liverpool as all pupils are set to return to school. Education and public health officials in Liverpool have written to parents and carers with information about the measures in place to keep Covid cases down when schools reopen to all pupils next week.

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