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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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Wirral clean up could take ‘weeks’ after Storm Arwen causes chaos

Merseyside is still dealing with the aftermath of Storm Arwen, which battered the region on Friday and Saturday.  Forecasters warned of flying debris, danger to life and travel disruption, with an amber level weather warning.  The Wirral was the worst hit, with more...

Fury at proposed changes to student loan repayments

Liverpool MP Kim Johnson has added her voice to the outrage surrounding government plans to lower the income level at which students will have to start repaying their student loans.

Charity encourages children to walk more to combat air pollution

The Living Streets charity has launched the WOW Walk to School challenge to help reduce levels of air pollution. The national campaign is encouraging more children to walk to their schools. The challenge aims to reduce the number of congested roads and the associated levels of pollution. The organisation found that...