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This page last updated on 28 January 2021


RMT responds to announcement on rail improvement works in the North of England as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade

COMMENTING on the announcement that rail improvement works will be carried out in the North of England this summer. as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) the RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has commented:- "RMT welcomes the announcement that rail improvement works will be carried out in the North of England this summer. However, given that the Government recently slashed ₤1 billion from the Network Rail budget, it is essential that the UK's existing programme of renewals, upgrades and enhancements is protected and implemented. This will be vital as part of our green economic recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic and to ensure that the rail network can continue to provide an effective and reliable service. It also seems counterproductive that this announcement comes on the back of significant funding cuts to the Transport for the North (TfN) budget. If the Government is serious about its 'levelling up' agenda then it must commit to reverse these damaging cuts to TfN."

UK Government is bolstering Police Forces

THE UK Government is bolstering Police Forces with extra Officers and resources to cut crime and keep communities safe, as new statistics show that an additional 6,620 Officers have joined Forces across England and Wales. The figures published, on Thursday, 28 January 2021, which show progress from the launch of the campaign up to the end of December 2020, mean that the Government's campaign to recruit 20,000 additional Officers over the next 3 years remains ahead of schedule, having exceeded the target to recruit 6,000 Officers, by March 2021.

928 additional Officers, in the North West, area are already helping to keep people safe by supporting the Police response to the Pandemic, who have stepped up their enforcement against those flouting rules to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. Of the new recruits, many will already be out supporting the ongoing Police response to the Pandemic, helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus by assisting with enforcement action against those flouting the rules.

The recruitment drive is at the Centre of the Government's promise to back the Police with more resources and support to cut crime, and today the Home Secretary has also announced an additional ₤20 million to help crack down on:- 'neighbourhood crimes' like burglary, robbery, theft and vehicle crime. This funding forms the second round of the Safer Streets fund, which launched in January 2020. It will be open to both Police and Crime Commissioners and Local Authorities and go towards local crime cutting interventions in residential areas.

This includes simple changes to the design of high crime areas, such as improved home security, increased street lighting and the installation of CCTV.

The announcement will bring total investment in Safer Streets to ₤45m over 2 years, supporting even more areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood crime with the tools to deliver tangible and sustainable impacts. Home Secretary Priti Patel said:- "I'm delighted we have exceeded our own target to recruit 6,000 additional Police Officers by March 2021. Keeping our streets is my absolute priority and many of these new Officers in the North West region are already on our streets helping to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic, and for that they get my huge thanks. These new Officers, on top of further funding to tackle crimes such as burglary, robbery and vehicle crime will ensure the Police have the powers, tools and resources they need to cut crime and make you feel safer in your community."

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:- 28,680 cases and the total number now stand at:- 3,743,734 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:-1,239 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:- 103,126, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 103,602.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 36,931. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 3,937 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 3,088.

In England, there are a total of:- 3,274,397 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 514,909 confirmed cases.

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


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

Liverpool City Region
Nation Lockdown

National UK Restrictions

Liverpool, 42,724 confirmed cases.


Halton, 10,393 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 15,256 confirmed cases. 140
Sefton, 20,731 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 14,181 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 21,492 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 100 100 to 199 200 & over  

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, 15,579 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 7,904 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 21,249 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 14,609 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 17,473 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 18,276 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 82,884 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 44,934 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 19,743 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 11,228 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 17,928 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 19,383 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 17,052 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 15,013 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 14,095 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 15,261 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 24,517 confirmed cases

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
7,447,199 476,298
Jab Stats correct as of 27 January 2021
The vaccination programme began on 8 December 2020 with people receiving the vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, and people began receiving the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine from 4 January 2021. Both vaccines are given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart, for a full vaccination course.

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:- 0.8 to 1 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -4% to -1%, as of 22 January 2021.

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