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Disability pay gap accelerating in the North-West according to new statistics

The disability pay gap is accelerating quicker in the North-West than the national average, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. According to the report, the disability pay gap has grown nationally from 11.7% in 2014...
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End of free Covid tests is ‘balanced approach’, says immunologist

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...

Ukrainian visa scheme branded a con by Liverpool charity

The manager of a Liverpool asylum organisation has branded the government’s Ukrainian visa scheme “a bit of a con”. The government announced the Ukrainian Family Scheme earlier this week and Michael Gove has confirmed “unlimited numbers” will be allowed to...
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Five ways to help you to reduce food waste

It’s Food Waste Action Week and campaigners are aiming to encourage the UK to do more to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030.  Love Food Hate Waste has partnered with WRAP to bring us...

Could Storm Gladys hit the UK this week?

People are urged to stay safe as the bad weather is expected to continue throughout the week, and a potential new storm may be approaching. Following a wet and windy weekend, storm Eunice claimed one life and left Merseyside’s road...

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...

‘Pick secure passwords’ say Merseyside Police on Safer Internet Day

Merseyside Police are advising internet users to create strong passwords to combat hackers. As part of the Safer Internet Centre's national awareness day, Merseyside Police are encouraging everyone to adopt safe passwords and, where available, two-factor authentication to help protect...
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Creator of hit show The Responder dedicates final episode to his cousin

The Merseyside writer of new BBC hit show The Responder has dedicated the last episode of the drama to his cousin who died yesterday. Tony Schumacher, a former police officer from Liverpool, tweeted last night as the final episode went...

Drink-driving offences on the rise as festive period begins

With Christmas parties around the corner and festivities in full swing, Merseyside Road Safety Partnership (MRSP) are reminding people how to stay safe over the festive period. Since lockdown restrictions eased in March, the number of people who have been...
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Liverpool universities to go on strike this week

University strikes are happening again with three Liverpool institutions joining in with industrial action From December 1-3, 58 universities across the country will be hit with strike action. Three Liverpool education providers are taking part in the dispute: the University of...