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The seven candidates vying to be Liverpool mayor on election day

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...

Earth Day: four Liverpool groups who are making a difference

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

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...

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

On March 25 1807 the Slave Trade Act was given Royal Assent effectively ending the legal Slave Trade in Britain.
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World Poetry Day 2021: Merseyside poets reflect on what poetry means to them

Today is World Poetry Day 2021, a global event to encourage the teaching, reading and writing of poetry and celebrate poets across the world. UNESCO declared March 21 as World Poetry Day in 1999. Their aim was to support linguistic...
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Liverpool team aims for land speed records this autumn

Nine Mechanical engineering students from the University of Liverpool 21-23, are attempting to break two International land speed records.
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Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2021 (March 15-22)

Monday (15th) marked the start of the third annual Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Looking at Liverpool’s Irish history on St Patrick’s Day

For many in Liverpool, St Patrick’s Day is a significant day of celebration of their own Irish culture and heritage. It is estimated that three quarters of people from Liverpool will have at least some Irish heritage. It is for this reason...
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Merseyside nurses remain angered by 1% pay rise

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...