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Campaigners say trust in Merseyside Police is low following vigil cancellations

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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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University of Liverpool offers the best opportunities for less privileged students

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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

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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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World Book Night: Authors share experiences of first novel

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The UK celebrated the 10th anniversary of World Book Night on Friday. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig, the event encouraged people to share the books which made people smile.
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Must-see art as lockdown restrictions ease in Merseyside

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Art seems to be around every street corner in Merseyside. Whether an iron man or lambanana, art has continued to be accessible in every part of the region. As lockdown restrictions start to ease, Merseynewslive takes a look at...

The seven candidates vying to be Liverpool mayor on election day

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On May 6 Liverpool is set to elect a new Mayor with seven candidates vying for the role. The role has been filled by acting Mayor Wendy Simon following the resignation of Joe Anderson. Mr Anderson was arrested on suspicion of...
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Earth Day: four Liverpool groups who are making a difference

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As the climate emergency continues to rise, each year's Earth Day becomes increasingly important. This year’s Earth Day, 22 April, focuses on actively repairing the world’s ecosystems.

A glance at Liverpool’s best pets during National Pet Month

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Liverpool is showcasing its best pets this National Pet Month. The national event runs until May 3 and is a great opportunity to see some of Liverpool's greatest animals. Pets are the extra member of the family that come in and...
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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...
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Modern slavery remains a problem 214 years since the Slave Trade Act

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On March 25 1807 the Slave Trade Act was given Royal Assent effectively ending the legal Slave Trade in Britain.

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