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Chancellor announces massive AstraZeneca investment to South Liverpool site

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in his Budget that AstroZeneca have pledged to invest a massive £450 million at their manufacturing site in Speke for a major expansion. The investment, which has been long speculated, will be used to research, develop...

Slow down for Bobby: Schools remember Knowsley boy on 16th birthday

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Schools and parents are remembering Bobby Colleran on what would have been his 16th birthday. Bobby died in a traffic collision while on his way home from school in Knowsley in 2014 aged six years old. The Bobby Colleran Trust was...
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Wavertree school opening postponed despite concerns raised by MP

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Families have been disappointed after a new academy in Wavertree postponed their opening to 2025 after allowing applications for places to start in September. MP for Liverpool Wavertree, Paula Barker, recently revealed she wrote to Gillian Keegan, the Education Secretary,...
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Merseyside students educated on testicular cancer

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  Calday Grange grammar school welcomed UK Testicular Cancer charity The Oddballs Foundation this month. James Hirst, one of the charity's student ambassadors, went into the school to talk to the students about the basics of testicular cancer. Walking them through how...
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Middle class students drop out, claiming they are ‘new minority’

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Middle class students are no longer able to benefit from inclusivity initiatives - leading to some claiming they are becoming a new minority. This leaves some students feeling they have no choice but to drop out of university as they...

Liverpool Life Science Sector receives £31M boost from Government

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Liverpool City Centre has been awarded a multimillion-pound boost for the life sciences hub and for one of the cities markets. Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, announced a £31m investment package for the city...
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LJMU’s latest honorary professor visits Screen School students

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BAFTA award winner Colin McKeown MBE has been made an honorary professor by the Liverpool Screen School at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The title is awarded to those who are closely associated with the university and make a significant...
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MerseyNewsLive podcast February 20 2024

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Listen to this week's MerseyNewsLive podcast with Lois Adeshile and George Morris here: https://soundcloud.com/george-morris-935273375/mersey-news-podcast-1-01-editmp3?si=f81493681d3c4d6f9503ae232420f758&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Schools across England given new guidance on students using phones

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  The Government has released new guidance for schools in order to stop the use of mobile phones being used during school hours. Statistics released by OFCOM suggest that 97% of children own a mobile phone by the age of 12,...
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Sefton Council: giving a voice to the children

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Sefton Council have released a survey aimed at giving a voice to the children and young people in the area. The survey, which is available until the 22nd March, is aiming to gather as much feedback as possible to make...

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