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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...

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...
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Liverpool school pupils form all-female coding club

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The visit of a award-winning technology expert has inspired Liverpool School students to form an all-female computer coding club. Pupils from The Academy of St Francis of Assisi were visited by Lady Mariéme Jamme. She encouraged the pupils to follow careers...

Bus services in the North-West have declined by over a third in the last...

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The number of available bus services in the North-West has declined by 38% over the last 10 years. A 10% larger decline than elsewhere in England. The largest drop occurred during the pandemic when more than half of the decline...

Liverpool Airport praised amid COVID chaos in Manchester and London

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport is being praised by holiday-goers whilst airports in London and Manchester remain in chaos following multiple flight cancellations and delays due to staff shortages. Both EasyJet and British Airways have been forced to cancel flights this...

Sefton Park group says Britain needs to do more to tackle litter

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The deputy chair of the ‘Friends of Sefton Park’ group has expressed her disappointment with littering in the park and believes more education on the impact of littering is needed. 'Friends of Sefton Park' is a volunteer group that was...

North West among regions where living costs have increased the most

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More than three quarters of residents in the North West have said their cost of living has increased, according to a recent survey. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have collected data from across Great Britain about the increase in...
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End of free Covid tests is ‘balanced approach’, says immunologist

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The government has made a sensible decision in withdrawing free mass COVID tests, a Liverpool John Moores University immunologist believes. From April 1, the vast majority of lateral flow and PCR tests in England will now incur a cost. Dr Darren...

Merseyside runners raise thousands for charity at half marathon

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Thousands of pounds were raised for charity this weekend as runners challenged themselves to the city’s half marathon. Runners of all abilities were out bright and early on Sunday morning as they took on the BTR Skyline half marathon. The route...

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