North West life expectancy second worst in England

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

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Senior MEP: sustainable fishing should be a top priority in European Green Deal

Ahead of the European Commission’s Green Deal communication, senior MEP and Chair of Fisheries Committee says Green Deal "should be tinged with blue".

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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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Senior MEP demands an end to overfishing

Fisheries ministers must heed the law and put a stop to overfishing at their crucial meeting next week, the chair of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee has warned.

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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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One in five Northerners could be unemployed as region is hit hard in new 'hidden unemployment' report

Liberal Democrats have warned that 'hidden unemployment' in the North is reaching "breaking point" after yet another report revealed the gap with the South is worsening.

A report from Centre for Cities released today (17/10/19) revealed that official unemployment statistics could be an underestimating the real crisis by as much as 10%.

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Lib Dems call for 'When The Fun Stops, Stop.' slogan to be scrapped amid concerns it is 'exacerbating gambling crisis'

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the gambling industry's slogan 'When The Fun Stops, Stop' to be scrapped ahead of renewed scrutiny into tackling the crisis today.

The 'When The Fun Stops, Stop.' campaign was introduced by the industry-funded responsible betting body Senet Group in 2015.

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