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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...
Public Health in Liverpool reviewed

Medical graduates could miss out on NHS training in August despite staff shortages

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Almost 800 medical graduates could potentially be denied the chance of NHS junior training in August because of a lack of spaces available, despite the number of vacancies rising in the North West. A total of 791 medical graduates have...

Fans ‘devastated’ as historic Liverpool venue closes down

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Liverpool’s Grand Central Hall is shutting its doors following allegations of rent arrears. The landlords, Nextdom Properties Ltd, are claiming they are owed more than £1.2m in rent. A statement by Nextdom Properties Ltd said: "We’ve extended a huge amount of...
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Chief Constable praises Merseyside force’s support for communities

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Merseyside's Chief Constable has backed the efforts of police in tackling issues such as drugs, cyber crime and mental health at a public scrutiny meeting. Merseyside Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell held her third quarterly scrutiny meeting this week. The purpose of...
Public Health in Liverpool reviewed

Public health in Liverpool to bounce back post-Covid in 2022

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Liverpool City Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board has praised Public Health’s ‘heroic’ efforts in the Covid-19 pandemic as the city transitions from response mode to recovery. Cllr Tony Reeves, Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council, spoke of the resilience of...
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Pandemic led to ‘perfect storm’ for Liverpool health inequalities, new report says

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The Covid pandemic created the 'perfect storm' for health inequalities says a new Liverpool City Council report. The 2021 Public Health Annual Report details Liverpool's journey through the pandemic. Ward level data in the report shows that those in the most...
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Police find son after Liverpool dad’s emotional appeal

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Police have found a missing Merseyside man after his dad posted an emotional appeal. Daniel Carberry was found safe and well in Cumbria, his dad Andy posted on social media earlier today.

New report shows concern for children’s online safety

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A new report by UK communications regulator Ofcom has highlighted children's online safety as a point for concern. Only 11% of 12–17-year-olds are able to identify fake components of an online profile, whilst more than a third of children admit...
Foodbanks and prices rise

“More foodbanks now than in the war”: Worst cost of living crisis since 1950s

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After the Chancellor announced his mini budget, economists warn a sharp decline in living standards since the 1950s is on the way. Food banks claim families in Merseyside are already at breaking point – and that the budget does little...

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