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Toxteth road upgrade to start
WORK gets under
way on a ₤1.3 million scheme to improve a key route in Toxteth
as part of Liverpool City Council’s Better Roads programme. The
improvements on Kingsley Road; which links Upper Parliament
Street and Princes Avenue; will see resurfacing, new drainage,
kerbs and pavements, the installation of cycle lanes plus the
relocation of bus stops.
Kings Construction will start work, on Monday, 24 August 2020,
on the West bound carriageway heading towards Upper Parliament
Street; near Kingsley Community Primary School; before moving to
the East bound side, heading to Princes Avenue, at a later date.
Kingsley Road will become one way, with traffic flowing in the
direction of Princes Avenue from Upper Parliament Street.
However, 2 way pop up cycle lanes and pedestrian access will be
maintained during the improvements.
It comes as work nears completion on a ₤4 million scheme to
upgrade nearby Princes Avenue and Princes Road, including the
installation of a 1km cycle lane, event space and tree planting
in the central reservation.
More than ₤100 million of road improvement work is currently on
site across Liverpool; the highest total ever; including
improvements to The Strand, Edge Lane and Walton Lane.
Cabinet member for highways and regeneration, Cllr Sharon Connor
said:- "We know that highways improvements cause
disruption but we absolutely have to catch up with long overdue
repairs and deliver a network that is of a high quality and
supports our economy. This project on Kingsley Road will
complement the improvements we have already made on neighbouring
Princes Road and Avenue and Upper Parliament Street, creating a
smooth flow for traffic and permanent cycle lanes. The current
volume of roadworks across the city is unprecedented, but it is
needed and we are committed to doing all we can to carry out the
work in such a way that minimises disruption. An added bonus for
the economy is that much of this investment is going to
Liverpool contractors, supporting the local supply chain and
hundreds of jobs; which has never been more important given the
current economic crisis."
The latest information about the city’s road improvements
programme can be found at:-
Nearly 180 operations to
remove rotten teeth in children a day
showing nearly 45,000 Hospital operations to remove rotten teeth
in children and teenagers; equating to 177 a day; have led
Councils to warn of a potential post Coronavirus surge of dental
treatments following the lifting of lockdown.
The Local Government Association, which represents Councils,
says the stark numbers highlight the dangers of too much sugary
food and drink in youngsters' diets, as well as poor oral
hygiene, which is likely to have worsened during the last few
months, while children and teenagers have been stuck indoors.
There were 44,685 extractions of multiple teeth in under 18's in
England in 2018/19 at a cost of ₤41.5 million, according to
latest NHS spending data. This is equal to 177 per working day,
an increase of 17% compared to the 38,208 extractions in
2012/13, which cost ₤27.4 million
The vast majority of these extractions are due to tooth decay.
The severity of the tooth decay means that the treatment has to
be undertaken in a Hospital under general anaesthetic, rather
than a Dentist. Councils, which have responsibility for public
health, are now concerned that some children and young people
who have been at home for months during lockdown could be
risking their oral health by snacking on sugary food and drink.
Early years settings including Nerseries and Schools closures
have also led to the loss of supervised brushing time and fewer
opportunities to educate young children and parents about good
oral health. Councils, Schools and other educational settings are
keen to restart supervised brushing schemes and scale up their
oral health work, to avoid an increase in tooth decay and
extractions, but need the additional funding and capacity to
help do so.
Previous public health research has revealed about 23% of 5 year
olds in 2019 have had dental decay, while children from more
deprived areas, 34% are more than twice as likely to have dental
decay compared to those from less deprived areas, 14%.
Meanwhile 70% of children under 5 are also reporting more
snacking in the household during the lockdown, more than double
compared with those who are not living with children, with
snacking also risen among families with younger children.
The LGA is calling for Councils' prevention efforts to be fully
funded to help keep children's teeth healthy, including
reversing a reduction of more than ₤700 million in the public
health grant to Councils between 2015/16 and 2019/20. The public
health grant to Councils should also be increased to at least
₤3.9 billion a year by 2024/25, so it matches the growth in
overall NHS funding, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing
Board, said:- "These latest figures demonstrate the damage
which can be done to young people's teeth through too much sugar
intake. The fact that, due to the severity of the decay, 177
operations a day to remove multiple teeth in children and
teenagers have to be done in a Hospital is concerning and also
adds to current pressures on the NHS. We need to do all we can
to reduce how much sugar our children eat and drink, including
investing in oral health education, so that everyone understands
the impact of sugar on teeth and the importance of a good oral
hygiene regime. Untreated dental care remains 1 of the most
prevalent diseases affecting children and young people's ability
to:- speak, eat, play and socialise."
Calculation of 177 operations a day based on dividing 44,685 by
number of working days in 2018/19, which was 253. Elective
procedures to remove teeth in Hospitals almost invariably take
place on working days.
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have
been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by
cases and the total number now stands at
includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are
not included in the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be
according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
834. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 97.
In England, there are a total of 280,519
North West - total of 51,153
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-:-
2,770 confirmed cases.
Halton, 731 confirmed cases.
1,065 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,262
Wirral, 2,112 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local
Authorities around the Liverpool City Region are as
► Blackburn with Darwen,
► Blackpool, 1,085
► Bolton, 2,198
► Bury, 1,514
► Cheshire East,
► Cheshire West and Chester,
► Lancashire, 7,924
► Manchester, 4,005
► Oldham, 2,741
► Preston, 1,382 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 2,150
► Salford, 1,713
► Stockport, 1,944
► Tameside, 1,830
► Trafford, 1,597
► Warrington, 1,396
► Wigan, 2,272
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
Blackburn with Darwen
City of Manchester
action to control Covid19 cases through further
Parts of Pendle
Current measures will be released in:-
Council said:- "As restrictions continue in
Preston, it's important we all help stop the spread
of Coronavirus:- 1. Wash hands regularly. 2. Wear a
mask in enclosed public spaces. 3. Give each other
Get tested, with or without symptoms."
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