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UK’s first ‘rainbow taxi rank’ introduced to Liverpool’s Pride Quarter

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Merseyside Police has worked alongside LCR Pride Foundation and Liverpool City Council to introduce a number of new security measures to the city's vibrant Pride Quarter. The changes include the introduction of the UK's first designated 'rainbow taxi rank' as...

Merseyside pays tribute to “selfless” former Birkenhead MP Lord Frank Field

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Tributes to the long-serving former Birkenhead MP and crossbench peer, Lord Frank Field have been paid by Merseyside representatives from across the political spectrum. Lord Field represented Birkenhead for 40 years spanning from 1979 to 2019, first as a Labour...

Record seizure of illegal vapes from London Road shop

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Thousands of illicit vapes have been seized by Liverpool City Council officers, in its largest haul from a single premises to date. Over 3,500 vapes were found by the Public Protection team, totalling a street value of £42,000 from a...

Teachers strike over poor pupil behaviour

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St Edward's College is closed today as teachers have made a dispute over pupils poor behaviour. The National Education Union and 60 members will strike because of concerns on a trade dispute and pupil behaviour. Bora Oktas, the Regional Officer believes...
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St Helens NHS nurse “not confident” about new diabetes technology

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A nurse from St Helens says she is not confident in the rollout of a new NHS technology designed to aid people with type 1 diabetes. The new technology automatically regulates insulin levels in sufferers and has been dubbed an...

Liverpool Philharmonic announces new partnership to support young people

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Liverpool Philharmonic has announced a new partnership to support its In Harmony scheme. In Harmony uses orchestral music to provide children from lower economic backgrounds with professional mentoring and music lessons to help them to gain valuable skills and self-confidence. The...
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Deportation flights to Rwanda to take off in 10-12 weeks, says Sunak

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Rishi Sunak says the first flight carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda will leave in 10 to 12 weeks “no ifs, no buts” in a Downing street press conference this morning. The Prime Minister says MPs and peers will sit through...

St Helens runner sets European record

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A man from St Helens has become the first European, and only the second person in the world with sight loss, to complete the Major Six Marathons. Mark Rogerson completed the feat last week after he ran the Boston Marathon....

Serial killer Lucy Letby’s appeal bid to be heard by panel of senior judges

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The Court of Appeal is set to consider the child serial killer’s bid to challenge her convictions in a trial expected to finish this week. Letby, 34, is currently serving 14 whole life orders after being found guilty of the...

Cost of tipping crisis? Service staff feel the gratuity squeeze

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A 2024 survey has revealed that nearly half of Brits (42%) would like to abolish service charge, amidst a growing gratuity lull in the UK service industry, sparking conversations around a 'cost of tipping crisis'. The survey, commissioned by Mojo...

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