NEWS ROUNDUP: Meerkat escape & Beatles degree
Covid-19 infections have doubled in one part of Birkenhead, making it the worst-hit area of Wirral. Claughton had 36 virus cases in the week up to February 19. That means the Birkenhead ward had an infection rate of 249 per 100,000, more than twice that of Wirral as a whole.
An unknown number of meerkats escaped from Croxteth Home Farm and are missing, presumed dead in the city. The meerkat escapes occurred before the UK's first lockdown in March but have only been made public now because of a delay due to the effects of pandemic. The Croxteth Park attraction was previously council-run but was taken over by The Neighbourhood Services Company in 2014.
Students from around the world will be able to study The Beatles' impact on music and heritage from September 2021, after the University of Liverpool began accepting applications for its unique Masters programme- The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage. It's the only qualification of its type in the world.
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