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Looming Heatwave: Is the UK ready for another scorcher in 2024?

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The MET office is warning of the potential hottest year on record in 2024, with ‘supercell’ storms and 40 degree days. What should the UK expect from the elements this summer, and how should you prepare?  The Upward Trend The numbers...
Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead. Photo via Alamy

Cammell Laird green energy project questioned by environmentalists

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British shipbuilding company Cammell Laird’s plan to deliver a ‘pioneering clean energy project’ on Birkenhead has come under fire. The company, whose headquarters and shipyard are in Birkenhead, have successfully bid for government funding to develop a ‘cutting-edge Green Shore...

Chancellor announces massive AstraZeneca investment to South Liverpool site

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in his Budget that AstroZeneca have pledged to invest a massive £450 million at their manufacturing site in Speke for a major expansion. The investment, which has been long speculated, will be used to research, develop...
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Lottery Fund to Revive Rare Orchid Collection

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Liverpool City Council has successfully won a bid submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund. £245,000 is set to be awarded and invested into Liverpool’s Historic Botanical Collection which features a rare orchid. Sarah Dalrymple, Programme Leader of Wildlife Conservation at...
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Chester student nominated for being a hedgehog hero

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Lyndon Howson, a final-year Zoology student from the University of Chester, has been shortlisted for a Mammals Champion award. This award marks the 70th anniversary of the Mammals Society and is a new award that has been launched to recognise...

Multi-million pound levelling-up boost for Halewood

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Over £15m pounds from the government’s Levelling Up fund will be allocated to Halewood to improve sport and leisure facilities, and transport. The funding will deliver upgrades to Halewood leisure centre and improve the playing pitches at Wood Road Green...

The amazing restoration of Princes Park

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Princes Park was first opened in 1842 by Sir Joseph Paxton, who was one of the key designers of this new area. Located south of the city centre, and in close proximity to the much larger Sefton Park, Princes...
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Oxfam urges Merseysiders: ‘Reuse and recycle to save planet’

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In the year 2024, we are all aware of the effects that the fast fashion industry has on our planet, and the part it plays in global warming. According to research by Get Green Now, an environmental education blog: “The...
Green bin from Liverpool City Region

Consumers urged to ensure Christmas isn’t rubbish this year

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Merseysiders anxious to reduce the amount of waste they produce this Christmas are being targeted in a ‘choose to reuse’ campaign. This is the first year of the campaign, run by Merseyside Recyling and Waste Authority (MRWA), and the authority...
Photo by Lorraine Pro, cycling in Merseyside

Cycling campaigners call for focus on Mersey road safety

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Across Merseyside, cycling is a popular sport with a large number of cycling groups spread across the region. But with the city’s lack of cycle routes and busy roads, cyclists can often feel unsafe. With the growing concern for the...

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