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Concern over ‘rollercoaster’ student loan interest rates

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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...