It has been a week of firsts for the country and Liverpool has been at the very heart of it.


Now Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, there is much scrutiny on how he deals with the Covid crisis which has now claimed its 400,000 US victim.


Liverpool City Council’s Public Protection Unit is a small team that makes a big difference. Recently described as ‘the death detectives’ by a TV producer, they spend their time dedicated to giving a dignified departure to those who pass away, seemingly leaving no one behind.



Kids in Anfield and Everton take part in the Beacon Course, a Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service-run programme to encourage primary schoolchildren who were persistently absent to attend school regularly. Their attendance improved by 92% over the six week course.

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Craig Adley-Sweeney

We became part of the DCMS Testbed & Trials Programme in March 2018 delivering the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Testbed. This project highlighted the barrier that digital poverty had on both care providers and residents who would benefit from technology in the home, but did not have access to affordable connectivity. Our testbed was not a standalone pilot, it was part of a gradual movement to introduce more technology into existing social care services.

Setting up the Network

Our Testbed established a private 5G small cell mesh network in the Kensington area of Liverpool, a model which proved to be more affordable to deliver good connectivity to its users that were more prone to being digitally excluded. The technology used was an innovative combination of the City’s CCTV…

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