Gov must step in to pay council tax during Coronavirus crisis

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to pick up the bill for council tax payments to ease the financial pressure people are facing as a result of the coronavirus. 

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600+ Trafford vulnerable children need urgent help as demand for NSPCC Childline surges

Communities must urgently work to protect the 15,000+ vulnerable children across Greater Manchester after the NSPCC warned Childline was experiencing unprecedented demand.

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"Regional poverty can and must change" says Jane Brophy

The Liberal Democrats have demanded an end to regional poverty and attacked the Government for being "completely obsessed with London" at their party conference in Bournemouth today.

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Life expectancy in the North West is the second-lowest in the country, new data from the ONS has revealed.

Jane Brophy and the Liberal Democrats have warned the figures expose the North/South divide as only getting worse.

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Jane Brophy: shocking statistics "reveal hidden cost of cuts to health service"

Analysis from Diabetes UK has revealed that almost 40,000 people suffering from severe mental illness and Type 2 diabetes are not receiving vital checks which "could help prevent devastating and costly complications".

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Lib Dems: carbon-negative target for Drax "big step forward"

The UK's largest single power plant has committed to a carbon-negative output by 2030.

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Lib Dems: Pollution risk to heart transplant patients made worse by Brexit

New findings that high pollution levels pose greater risks to vulnerable patients post-Brexit, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

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No progress made as North West remains second-highest in the UK for suicides

The Liberal Democrats have warned that not enough progress is being made on tackling the suicide crisis after new figures placed the North West second-highest for the second year running.

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'Stuck Schools' 3x more likely to occur in the North West.

The Liberal Democrats have said that scrapping Ofsted is the only way to fix the education crisis in the North, after a report showed North West schools are 3 times more likely to be stuck in education inadequacy.

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Experts warn 'Brexit Blues' damaging Britain's mental health

Senior MEP Jane Brophy has joined forces with professional experts to warn of the "soul-destroying" effects Brexit is having on Britain's mental wellbeing. 

 

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