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Homeless crisis reaches peak as festive season looms

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The homelessness crisis in Liverpool is hitting an all-time high heading into Christmas. With temperatures plummeting and the cost of living going up, charities and the local council are getting more requests for help than in previous years - and...
Artist's rendition of what the proposed barrage could look like. Photo (c) Liverpool City Centre Combined Authority

New tidal barrage could link the Wirral and Liverpool city centre

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There are plans to join the Wirral and Liverpool City Centre by building a tidal barrage across the River Mersey. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: "The River Mersey has been the lifeblood of our fortunes for centuries. I believe it...

Health and Culture sectors help to develop Liverpool’s economic growth

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Speakers at the University of Liverpool's Vice Chancellors conference today have told MerseyNewsLive about their plans to promote economic growth within Liverpool. Each sector is taking the approach differently but collaborating in a way to ensure success for the city. Louise...
Merseyside Maritime Museum. Photo (c) Lana Ogley

Metro mayor launches plan to drive Liverpool’s economic growth

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A conference is taking place at the Merseyside Maritime Museum today to discuss a new report aimed at driving Liverpool's economic growth. The conference is to discuss the plans laid out in the report, with key Merseyside figures in attendance...

Ian Byrne tackles Everton point deduction in Parliament

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Liverpool West Derby MP Ian Byrne has made recent comments in parliament on Everton's 10 point deduction. The MP described the decision - after the club was found to have breached the Premier League's financial rules - as "grossly unjust". Listen...
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US Senator Bernie Sanders to visit Liverpool in New Year

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Former US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be giving a talk at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall speaking about his recent book “It’s OK to be Angry at Capitalism”, on January 15.  The Senator from Vermont will present his vision of what...
Walking to Hilbre Island (c) Abigail Ford

MerseyNewsLive TV bulletin October 31 2023

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Olivia Beatty and Abbi Ford bring you the latest news and sport from around the region from the MerseyNewsLive TV team, including how to protect your business from cybercrime and  ambitious plans to restore Hilbre Island's derelict buildings: https://youtu.be/feI2IzE4Gs0?si=oCpukPLNC93YjIfI Featured image:...
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Wirral set for ‘ambitious’ £73.5m redevelopment plan

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A council in Merseyside has revealed its plans for a £73.5m redevelopment of its area over the next few years. Wirral Council plans to refurbish a former Birkenhead shop unit, redevelop New Ferry town centre and create a mental health...
EV charging point parking space (c) Jake Hughes

MP makes plea for more electric vehicle charging points

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Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, has demanded more electric vehicle charging points to be installed in the North of England through levelling up programmes. Liverpool City Council announced at the start of the year that 300 new electric vehicle...
The protest in support of trans rights over the weekend (c) MerseyNewsLive

Trans rights activists take to city streets

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Sunday saw trans activists gather to protest against gender-critic activist Posie Parker's 'Let Women Speak' campaign. The protesters largely outnumbered Posie's followers with huge number of young LGBTQ+ people and allies campaigning in the Knowledge Quarter. Parker had previously paid for...

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