Author: Jess Molyneux

What’s On: St. Patrick’s Day 2017

Grab a Guinness and sport some shamrock as Liverpool gears up for St. Paddy’s day festivities. Celebrated annually on 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day is the cultural celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick, and is a majorly popular event to be a part of in Liverpool. With historical ties to the Emerald Isle, and many scousers having Irish ancestry, the city centre is expected to be packed with locals, students and tourists heading to multiple events. If you’re interested in Liverpool’s celebrations, why not work your way down to the city centre, as the second annual...

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Wall Collapse leaves Liverpool Lime Street station out of service

Liverpool Lime Street Station has urged commuters to find alternative routes after a wall collapse has affected overhead networking. At around 5.30pm on Tuesday, mainline services in and out of Lime Street were suspended or cancelled after rubble and debris brought down overhead power lines between Lime Street and Edge Hill stations. Reportedly, a number of passengers were left stranded on trains for hours. Some were even evacuated and escorted down the tracks by police, fire and ambulance crews. Network Rail engineers are currently working to remove piles of bricks and rubble that is seen to cover tracks, which...

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Liverpool revealed as UK’s kindest city

Did you know that you’re living in the kindest city in the UK? Scousers have recently been voted the kindest people in the UK, after research conducted by Travelodge suggests 48 per cent of Liverpudlians perform acts of kindness on a regular basis. Beating the national average by more than double, this award doesn’t come as a shock to the people of Liverpool, as the city is well known for its close community, attractive culture and inviting atmosphere. Being previously awarded this title in 2010 and 2011, Liverpool is evidently established as a welcoming social hub for its locals,...

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Students and staff have been warned after second attack near Crown Place

Two assaults have been reported on South Campus in the past week, both occurring near Crown Place accommodation. Students and staff have been urged by the University’s Director of Estates Management to take precaution regarding their personal well being, as it is very unusual for these similar incidents to happen around the same place within a such a short period of time. On Wednesday evening, a male student was assaulted by one of a group of youths on bikes, in which he was hit on the back of the head near Crown Place. A member of the University Campus Support Team...

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Drone incidents leave UK pilots wanting stricter regulations

The unmanned aircraft system has created much controversy recently, after the technology was spotted near an aircraft at Liverpool airport, and at the tremendous height of The Shard in London. Four drone near misses involving passenger aircrafts have been reported within a month, raising questions as to whether the UK should sustain more control over models as they present potential aviation risks. Popularly rising to the top of every tech-lovers Christmas list, drone technology has come on leaps and bounds, with some of the more expensive aircrafts even reaching heights of 11,000 feet. Reports say the passenger jet at...

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