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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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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"Desperate Tory Metrolink bait" won't be swallowed in Manchester

The Liberal Democrats have responded to the Conservative Metrolink expansion pledge, slamming it as 'desperate bait for the North'.

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Manchester ranks worst for child homelessness outside of London

One in 47 children in Manchester is in need of temporary accommodation, according to new figures released by Shelter.

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Greater Manchester worst in the country for drug misuse

Greater Manchester makes up nearly 7% of all cases of drug misuse, ranking highest in the country, according to new NHS England figures.

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GM Mayor Andy Burnham will campaign to Leave even if Labour gets new Brexit deal

The Liberal Democrats have responded to comments from Labour's Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham who has said he will campaign to Leave the EU in a second referendum – even if Labour secures a new Brexit deal.

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40% of academics quit North West in three years

Almost 40% of EU academics from major universities in the North West have quit in the three years since the Brexit vote, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

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Opposition Questions to Council - November 2019

Below are the questions the Liberal Democrats will ask on behalf of local residents in today's full council meeting.

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DfE stats show Gov must invest in Northern schools or face dividing country for a generation

Liberal Democrats have slammed the Government for starving Northerners of education investment, as DfE stats show a stark North/South divide.

Senior Liberal Democrats across the North said the Government 'must urgently invest in the region's schools or face dividing the country for generations to come.'

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Lib Dems on Wear Red Day: UEFA must ban teams that don't tackle racism

The Lib Dems have called for UEFA to ban football teams that don't tackle racism today (Show Racism the Red Card's Wear Red Day, 18/10/19).The call comes after several England players were

racially abused during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia on Monday, and racism continues to blight football across Europe, including in the UK since Brexit.

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