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NEWS ROUNDUP: Air pollution & Roadmap to recovery

 

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An interactive map shows how polluted the air in different parts of Merseyside is. While it may not be something we think about regularly, air pollution can cause risks to people's health. In the UK, a recent report indicated some six million people over the age of 65 are at high risk of breathing difficulties and having asthma attacks due to living in highly polluted areas.

Liverpool has set out its very own roadmap to recovery which will build a better, brighter and fairer future for all. As one of the hardest hit cities in the UK as a result of Covid-19, the city council's priorities have changed, with issues such as the importance of green spaces, bridging the digital divide and tackling loneliness now at the fore.

A Liverpool children's attraction from which inspectors discovered an unknown number of meerkats had escaped has pulled out of a crunch meeting with councillors. The owners of Croxteth Park Farm were supposed to attend a meeting with committee members on Wednesday morning to persuade them to give the attraction a zoo licence.


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