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Culture  •  November 24, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Laces Out! – More Than Just A Shopping Trip

Coming from Kent, I have always felt that my credentials in the trainer department could never match up to any Scouser’s. I was even felt there was a far-fetched possibility of being refused entry to, Laces Out!, purely on the basis of my footwear. Plumping for a pair of red-and-blue Adidas LA Trainers, I set off for…

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News  •  November 17, 2016  •  by The Revolutionary

Teachers’ Unions Warn Of Swinging Cuts

Schools in Liverpool have remained tight-lipped about figures released by teachers’ unions which warn of swinging budget cuts over the next four years. Estimated figures published by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) show reductions across the City Region of nearly £28 million between now and 2020. Their…

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Up North  •  November 11, 2016  •  by Yvonne Tomorrow-Satan

Thumb Off In Jiffy Accident

A factory worker was left needing skin grafts after the packaging company he worked for failed to take adequate measures to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery. Jiffy Packaging Company Limited, which produces packaging for the food industry and stationery products, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court last week after an investigation by the Health…

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Up North  •  September 26, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Hundreds March To Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Hundreds of campaigners walked from the Liverpool Women’s Hospital to the Labour Party Conference yesterday in a show of support for the ‘at risk’ hospital. Organised by The Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital group. The group was launched after a report warned its future was at risk due to a massive financial shortfall. The group, which calls…

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Up North  •  September 19, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

TWT: A Celebration Of Politics, Art, Culture And Community

The World Transformed comes to Liverpool next weekend aiming to promote a radical, positive vision for the future, with a celebration of politics, art, music, culture and community. The festival will run alongside the Labour Party Conference, from the23rd – 27th of September and will be hosted by a coalition of grassroots groups and Momentum. It will be held…

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Up North  •  July 14, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

IPCC To Investigate Death Of Black Teenager Detained By Police

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched a formal investigation into the death of a young black male – name yet to be released. The police were called to Liverpool One yesterday evening, upon unconfirmed reports that the 18 year old was carrying a knife and acting in a ‘erratic and aggressive’ manner. By the time…

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Up North  •  July 13, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Special Constable Suspended* For Organising Black Lives Matter March

A volunteer police officer has been suspended from his role after organising a Black Lives Matter march in Liverpool on Sunday. Ayo Akinrele, 24, said that he wanted to show his solidarity with the movement in the US. After the march officers from Merseyside Police spoke to Mr Akinrele who subsequently had his warrant card revoked, and is currently awaiting disciplinary….

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Up North  •  July 11, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Angela Eagle MP… Good Luck

Labour’s leading Ralph Wiggum impersonator, Angela Eagle MP, has finally unleashed her campaign to run for leader of the Labour party much to the joy of social media. The worst kept secret in politics, Wallasey’s MP has maintained her stoicism in the face of a pleading media circus already convinced that she would be challenging Corbyn. Whilst…

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Up North  •  July 11, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Pride Launches At Epstein

The city’s annual Pride event announced this years line-up in a tightly packed room high above the city in the Epstein Theatre. With a theme focusing on city icons, it promises to be its most flamboyant yet. Now in its seventh year, Pride returns with a programme that aims to embrace absolutely everybody in the…

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Up North  •  May 5, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Homeless Activists Call Out Cabinet Minister For Housing

Cllr Frank Hont, the Cabinet Minister for Housing, recently rubbished a 6,000-strong petition to house the city’s homeless people in empty buildings, describing the idea as “ill-informed” without presenting any evidence to the contrary. Moreover, actual evidence suggests that far from being “ill-informed” – it is a model that has worked successfully across the world –…