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Spring budget 2022

Living standards to plummet as inflation soars to 30-year high

Food campaigners and charities warn the cost-of-living crisis is far from over as economists say a dramatic drop in living standards is on the way. The Chancellor’s 2022 Spring Statement was unveiled yesterday to a backdrop of sky-high living costs...

Campaigners react as parliament votes against making misogyny a hate crime

0 MPs have voted against making misogyny a hate crime, despite a record 63,136 rape cases being reported last year. Here is Joe Foley with more information. Featured image by Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash
COVID Vaccine

Hundreds gather in Liverpool to protest against the enforcement of vaccines

0 According to government figures around 139 million COVID-19 vaccinations have now been  administered across all 4 nations of the UK   as part of the largest vaccination programme in British history. While the latest NHS figures show nearly 60% of the...
health and care bill march

Liverpool ‘Save the NHS’ activists protest over new health and care bill

NHS activists, trade union officials and members of the public marched through the streets of Liverpool to protest against the Health and Care Bill.  A National Day of Action on Saturday saw Liverpool city centre emblazoned with banners, impassioned speeches...
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City council outlines budget plans to tackle £24m shortfall

Liverpool City Council has released its budget plans on how to tackle the shortfall of £24.5 million. During the meeting the cabinet approved plans for several strategies to tackle the shortfall. Following government cuts of up to £450 million since...

Michael Gove visits Liverpool to discuss levelling up at the Convention of the North

Business delegates and political leaders are meeting in Liverpool today to examine the ‘Levelling Up’ of the North of England. Representatives from the public sector, such as Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, were attending...

National energy bills rise expected to hit Merseyside hard

  Rishi Sunak has today announced a national rise in energy bills. The cap on typical usage will increase by £693 so that some may be facing a 54% rise in their bill. According to Community Action on Fuel Poverty 29,484...

Business dismay as green concerns prompt John Lennon Airport expansion review

The expansion of Liverpool John Lennon Airport took a blow this month after the council voted to review its plans. The council decided to remove financial support for the airport and ordered a review into its expansion into the green...
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Boris Johnson visits Liverpool to launch new drug strategy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited Liverpool for the first time since his election win in 2019 to detail the government's strategy to tackle drug crime and County Lines trafficking. He joined Merseyside officers on a County Lines drugs raid...

Liverpool MP’s mixed response to police chief over institutionalised racism

Merseyside police chief Serena Kennedy has received a vote of confidence from one of the region’s MPs in her determination to address racial discrimination - but was warned that structural racism still exists in the force. Liverpool Riverside MP Kim...