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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...

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...
University of Liverpool

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.
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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.
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Thefts targeting Liverpool churches at a five-year low

Thefts targeting churches and religious buildings in Liverpool are at a five-year low according to Merseyside Police statistics. A freedom of information request reveals thefts from churches hit a five year low from January 2020 to February 2021. A total of...
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Socialist Students keep up pressure on universities over education fees

Socialist Students have continued to keep up pressure on universities in Britain following their nationwide education fees protests. The group organised campaign stalls and open-air meetings in 26 universities across the country last week. They believe the delays in the return...
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Gareth Gates set to star in Panto coming to M&S Bank Arena

Gareth Gates is set to star in a new Pantomime coming to the Liverpool waterfront next month.  Gates will star as the “Handsome Prince” in Shone Productions’ Sleeping Beauty – The Pantomime of Your Dreams.  The Pantomime will run from Saturday 29 May until Saturday 5 June at The Auditorium...