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This page last updated on 22 December 2020

Entertainment, publishing and arts are all increasingly at risk with Brexit and Covid uncertainty adding salt into the wounds

AS case rise, on the Wirral, the Light Cinema in New Brighton have made the:- "difficult decision" to close its doors after the final showing on Christmas Eve:- "until further notice" because of Tier 2 uncertainty. They and many other businesses are very worried what will follow. People sadly in Tier 3 and the new Tier 4 London have seen people moving out of them, for parties and and socialising putting us all at risk. Also, the relaxation in Liverpool city Region has been followed by a warning being issued by Liverpool's Director of Public Health, that Level 2 restrictions are failing to prevent a spike in virus cases in the latest suggestion that stricter measures are on the way, yet Government is yet to give any meaningful support to the majority of arts, publishing and media industry, who are struggling since march. Many freelancers and small business owners have also not had any or very little work, since March, but have not been able to access the Grants or get financial support. The Government must start to act, or the UK will risk a tide wave of not only Covid19 cases, but also job losses and bankruptcies for 2021. Many small businesses are also struggling to get ready for Brexit, and the added uncertainty is not what our UK economy needs. But, we must get this virus in check and doing so will require the Government to help everyone who has been excluded excluded.

British Transport Police warning to:- 'train surfers' on Merseyside

ON 21 December 2020 the British Transport Police have condemned an incident of train surfing posted on social media which shows someone standing on the coupler between 2 units travelling at speed on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail system. Enquiries are ongoing into identifying the person and those who filmed and posted the video. Although the footage, which Officers have describe as:- "extremely concerning," has since been deleted from social media, British Transport Police have a copy of the video and are investigating those involved.

PC Jane McGee said:- "Although relatively rare this is incredibly dangerous and remarkably stupid. We are increasing patrols in the area we suspect this happened and appeal to those tempted to put their lives on the line like this to think again and consider just how dangerous it is and the likely consequences. They are gambling with their lives."

Greg Suligowski, Head of Communications at Merseyrail, said:- "It is extremely concerning to see this video which appears to show an individual trespassing on the railway, placing themselves and others at significant risk. We are working closely with the British Transport Police to identify those involved so that appropriate action can be taken. The non-public areas of the railway can be a very dangerous environment and I would urge people not to attempt to access them under any circumstances."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on:- 0800405040 or text:- '61016.'

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 36,804 cases and the total number now stand at:- 2,110,314 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 691, within 28 days of positive test, 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:- 68,307, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 79,349.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 18,943. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,364 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,875.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,804,923 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 341,892 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-


Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

National UK Lockdown

Tier 2

Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 25,928 confirmed cases.


Halton, 5,271 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 8,361 confirmed cases. 35
Sefton, 11,315 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 8,381 confirmed case.


Wirral, 10,961 confirmed cases.


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The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 10,857 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 5,888 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 16,480 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 10,990 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 10,696 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 10,535 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 55,006 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 34,176 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 16,101 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 8,186 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 14,074 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 14,633 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 11,648 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 11,221 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 9,628 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 9,369 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 18,288 confirmed cases.


Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 1.1 to 1.2 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- +1% to +4%, as of 18 December 2020. . Cases are rising fast again, so please take care.

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