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One year of Coronavirus in Merseyside

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One year ago today, on March 11th 2020, the World Health Organisation declared that the Covid-19 emergency had reached pandemic status. The global death toll had passed 4,000 but in the UK the number of confirmed deaths was still in...
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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.

How Liverpool vocal coach Jennifer John is using lockdown to empower others

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A Liverpool vocal coach is using singing to empower others by creating a global virtual choir and raising funds for some of the city's most vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jennifer John was inspired by a song she had written years ago, but which would take on an entirely new meaning for her in March 2020.
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“No one’s getting left behind” by this Liverpool coffee shop

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Lockdown has been a difficult year for all businesses, particularly independently run hospitality, but Liverpool coffee shop owner Anthony Grice has turned it into a triumph.
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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...

Liverpool’s grapplers find success at Grapplefest 8

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Liverpool’s local talent stole the show after an evening of high-level submission grappling at Fusion Nightclub on Saturday. Grapplefest, a submission only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament, was back in Liverpool once again this weekend. Grapplefest is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event which allows...

Six things you didn’t know about Esports

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Registration for the new ePremier League 2019/20 season is scheduled to open on Monday 4 November. With Liverpool’s Donovan Hunt looking to defend his title, we decided to take a look at six things you didn’t know about competitive...

Black History celebrations bring culture boost to Liverpool

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Liverpool is coming together to celebrate and reflect on Black History this month. The event is one of the biggest cultural celebrations of the year. Many organisations, universities and businesses are collaborating to create a showstopper programme. The next few weeks...

From the bright lights of Mandalay Bay to being locked in a prison cell-...

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A former UFC fighter who set the standard for the future generation of British fighters, Paul Kelly makes his cage return after eight years in prison. The welterweight’s return is being held at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 7th March,...
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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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