A summit has been called in Liverpool in a bid to cut the number of deaths on the road, the council and emergency services taking part.
Two GP surgeries in the region have been criticised in a report by an NHS watchdog.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson hopesl a meeting with unions will mean an end to a strike that's left the city streets strewn with rubbish.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Baroness Verma, has released a statement expressing the Government's support for Nuclear Management Partners' extension of its management contract at Sellafield.
– Baroness Verma
“Sellafield remains the Government’s top priority in our nuclear decommissioning programme.
"We support this decision to extend the contract which will build on skills and expertise at the site and the progress made so far.”
It has been announced today that the consortium running the Sellafield nuclear site will be allowed to continue its role.
Nuclear Management Partners had been accused of mismanagement and wasting public money earlier this year.
However, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced that the consortium will have its contract extended for a second five year period.
An announcement on who will manage the Sellafield nuclear site from next year is expected to be made later today.
The site is currently being run by Nuclear Management Partners, but that organisation was criticised earlier in the year by MPs and the National Audit Office.
Two Muslim schoolboys have been barred from classes because they will not shave off their beards. The 14-year-olds were placed in "isolation" at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School in Accrington, Lancashire. Headteacher Xavier Bowers said the matter was not one of religion but about dress code:
A survivor of domestic abuse is spearheading a campaign for a change in the law. Eve Thomas was told she'd be jailed if she didn't give a judge her address where she could hide from her ex-husband.
A student from Liverpool has no memories of her life up to the age of 19. Stevie-Louise McGuiness spent five days in a coma after developing Sepsis a life threatening blood infection. She recovered but has almost no memory.
A student from Liverpool has no memories of her life up to the age of 19. Stevie-Louise McGuiness spent five days in a coma after developing a blood infection. She recovered, but with almost no memory.
Police and the local council on the Wirral are launching a campaign to combat domestic abuse. Research shows that reports of abuse tend to peak after children return to school. Victims are being urged to seek support.
– Jill Barr, manager of the Wirral Council Family Safety Unit
"Domestic abuse has no boundaries and affects women of any age, living in all areas across Wirral. We understand how frightening living with domestic abuse can be. The fear of not knowing what will happen next is often the reason why some women do not feel able to tell anyone about what is happening to them. At the Family Safety Unit we will listen to you, believe your story and work with you to help you break free and live safely away from fear. We can support you with a wide range of options to reduce your risk. We work closely with Merseyside Police and support agencies."
– Cllr George Davies, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Engagement
"No-one should have to live with the threat of domestic abuse. Very often, just picking up the phone will be the first step to safety, and the start of a life where the threat of violence or intimidation is a thing of the past. It is important to remember that you don’t have to be hit to be in an abusive relationship – domestic violence is also about emotional and psychological abuse. If you or someone you know is in a violent or abusive relationship, please ring the Family Safety Unit, even if it is just for a chat."
Police are urging victims of domestic abuse on Wirral to seek help as part of a new campaign launched this week. Research shows that reports of abuse increase when schools return. As part of the campaign the force have released an anonymous video of a victim talking about the abuse she suffered.