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Liverpool City Council consultation on limiting multi-tenant houses concludes next week

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Liverpool City Council are reaching the end of a two-month public consultation on reducing the amount of homes that are converted into houses of multiple occupation. The consultation was launched in December to investigate public opinion on whether the volume...
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Liverpool wins £500k funding for environmental projects

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Green projects aiming to improve the environment in the Liverpool city region have been granted funding of £500k. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced the 58 projects that will be funded by the Community Environment Fund.
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Wigan’s music scene is blossoming, but can it survive the pandemic?

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Wigan's music scene is under threat as the doors of local venues remain closed because of the pandemic. Not since the release of The Verve’s seminal album ‘Urban Hymns’ in 1997 has there been as much hype and attention paid to Wigan music as there is today.
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Liverpool mum continues her daughter’s ‘love for life’ with new charity

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A charity named after a Liverpool teenager who died of meningitis has been officially recognised. The Halle O’ Brien CIC is now certified as a non-profit charity in Liverpool, following the death of Halle at 19.
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Five iconic Liverpool rock concerts remembered

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You might remember lunchtime gigs at the Cavern Club or an evening out at the long-demolished Liverpool Stadium? Wherever it might be, the stages of Liverpool’s most famous music venues have welcomed performers from all over the world.

How Liverpool vocal coach Jennifer John is using lockdown to empower others

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A Liverpool vocal coach is using singing to empower others by creating a global virtual choir and raising funds for some of the city's most vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jennifer John was inspired by a song she had written years ago, but which would take on an entirely new meaning for her in March 2020.
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Meet Stockton Heath mum smiling through treatment for rare cancer

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A mother of three from Stockton Heath has started a blog, ‘The Big ‘C’ Word Girl,’ to share her cancer journey. Sarah Clare was diagnosed with a very unusual form of anal cancer.
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Paul McCartney’s childhood church in Liverpool saved from closure

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The Penny Lane church where Paul McCartney performed in the choir as a child has been saved from closure and given a new life with big plans for the local community. 
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“No one’s getting left behind” by this Liverpool coffee shop

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Lockdown has been a difficult year for all businesses, particularly independently run hospitality, but Liverpool coffee shop owner Anthony Grice has turned it into a triumph.
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Arrests made in operation on international human trafficking

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A total of 24 arrests have been made after a Police Scotland-led operation targeting human trafficking. Raids were carried out at four premises in Aberdeen and Glasgow, five in England and 23 in Romania.