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Concern over ‘rollercoaster’ student loan interest rates

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The student loan interest rate is expected to fluctuate significantly in the future, leading to uncertainty for graduates. The Institute for Fiscal Studios (IFS) tweeted a briefing on the retail price index (RPI) inflation, suggesting that graduates are in for...

‘Only words and hot air’: Liverpool response to P&O firings as ferries restart operation

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Protests have been voiced on the streets, at the Liverpool docks, as well as in parliament since P&O fired 800 UK workers in March, but little tangible change has been achieved.  An issue that unites the city, let alone the...

Disability pay gap accelerating in the North-West according to new statistics

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The disability pay gap is accelerating quicker in the North-West than the national average, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. According to the report, the disability pay gap has grown nationally from 11.7% in 2014...
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Liverpool’s Clean Air Zone plans get a mixed response

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The Government has instructed Liverpool City Council to curb its carbon emissions in the city – but residents and environmentalists have conflicting views over how a Clean Air Zone should be implemented.  Various forms of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) have been...

NHS service for people experiencing language barriers is branded “inadequate”

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A report has found that local NHS services are poorly serving those who don’t speak English as a first language. The study by Healthwatch Liverpool found: “People who experience language barriers struggle at all points of their healthcare journey. “They find...

Campaign to find woman’s life-saving stem cell match comes to Liverpool

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A swab drive campaign to find a Liverpool alumni's stem cell match to save her life came to the city yesterday. Yvette Chin, 41 has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer. After many...

Public uncertain when life will be back to ‘normal’ after coronavirus

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As Coronavirus cases continue to rise, members of the British public are still unsure when they feel life will return to normal. In a survey conducted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), more than 30% feel that it will...
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Cheshire police helpdesks closures ‘would play with lives’, says domestic abuse charity

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Plans to close Cheshire police helpdesks in stations is dangerous for domestic abuse victims, according to a domestic abuse charity. Katie Makin from WHAG, a Cheshire-based domestic abuse charity, thinks victims' opportunities to report will be limited. She said: "If a...

A week’s wage to attend a wedding in Liverpool, official figures reveal

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We all know that the cost of a modern-day wedding can be overwhelming for most, however have you ever considered how many hours you would have to work to attend a wedding in Liverpool? Figures provided by Missguided from the...

Liverpool buildings nominated for prestigious national awards

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Liverpool buildings including The Old Library, Waterloo Warehouse and the India Buildings have been shortlisted for a national award. The RICS awards have shortlisted 12 buildings in the North-West, of which five are in Liverpool, making it the only city...

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