NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid cases & Anfield expansion
Your latest news update for the region
Coronavirus cases have continued to rise in Merseyside, but the region's infection rates remain lower than many of its neighbours. Monday's NHS Covid dashboard update shows the continuation of a trend seen in the past few weeks, with infection rates now at their highest point in months.
A further £35m is set to be invested in enabling and accelerating the construction of up to 4,000 new homes across our region. Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has approved an investment strategy. All the investment will be directed towards building homes on so-called brownfield sites.
Liverpool FC's plans to expand Anfield Stadium could be approved next week, though the club is set to face opposition to its proposals from a number of groups. Liverpool Council's planning committee is set to consider the club's designs to expand the Anfield Road end of the stadium and increase its capacity by 7,000.
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