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Guide dog puppy raisers needed in the Liverpool area

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Guidedogs is asking for puppy raiser volunteers in the Liverpool area. Breeding, raising, and training dogs can take up to two years, and the impact of the pandemic is still being felt. The breeding and training had to be suspended for...
Siska demonstrating his work on Port Fiction (c) Siska, LJMU

Global artists commissioned for much-anticipated Liverpool Festival

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The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is returning to Merseyside this summer, with the much-anticipated Port Cities exhibition. The Event Port Cities is an all-new international visual arts project held in partnership with the British Council. It will present a celebration of...
(c) Bebe Lynch-Platt

Luck of the Irish! The Best Guinness in Liverpool

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There is no denying Liverpool’s close ties with Ireland, with the connection going back centuries. Liverpool is widely-known for having the strongest Irish heritage of any other UK city, with an estimated 75% of the city’s population having Irish ancestry. This...
Liverpool street scene (c) Sophia Sciolti

Young women feel more must be done for their safety on Liverpool’s streets

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Despite recent initiatives to improve women’s safety, many young women still don’t feel safe travelling around the city on their own. Liverpool City Council have been working to improve women’s safety over the past few years. The Violence Against Women and...

From ket wig to mullet: the hair-raising styles sweeping Liverpool

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Mullets have made an epic comeback in UK fashion. The trend was started by youngsters but the style has spread like wildfire, to the point where people of all ages are rocking the haircut. The look stems from the 1970s...
Courtney Innes (c) Amy Coulson

Tattoo artist putting the spotlight on endometriosis awareness month

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This month is endometriosis awareness month. Endometriosis is a disease that affects around 1.5 million women and those assigned female at birth in the UK. It involves tissue similar to the lining of the uterus growing outside the uterus, causing...
Jonathan Dixon, a butcher at Frank Livesey’s in St John's Market (c) MNL

Merseyside businesses suffer as economy dips into recession

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Businesses in Liverpool have been feeling the crunch following the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic and the 2022 mini-budget Last month it was announced that the UK had fallen into recession. Jonathan Dixon, a butcher at Frank Livesey’s in St...
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Liverpool renters rue the rise of short-term lets

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Short-term rental units are causing a rise in local housing market prices. Liverpool is known for its vibrant nightlife and attracting tens of thousands of tourists each year. This in turn has brought an influx of investors in the city centre,...
Oddballs charity (c) James Hirst

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...

The queer disco that aims to celebrate and educate

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Sonic Yootha is a monthly new wave, old rave, disco, electro, rock, pop, and soul social that has been going since 2015. The club night is held at Baltic Triangle’s 24 Kitchen Street as an alternative LGBTQ+ night. Unlike many gay...

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