Headlines: Knowsley receive £0 funding under government’s levelling up plan

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🚫 A Merseyside woman who stalked three men has been given a five-year stalking protection order.

Annika Sands, 37, from Prenton, Wirral, used social media to harass and make threats towards her victims and their friends and family both online and in person.

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🚲 Smithdown Road in South Liverpool has been highlighted as a danger zone for cyclists after research revealed it as a hotspot for collisions.

Research also revealed that across Merseyside a total of 1,135 incidents between drivers and cyclists were reported over a three-year period.

💷 And some areas in England have received far less financial support than others from the first four levelling up funds set up by the government, with Knowsley missing out the most.

The borough was allocated nothing from the first four rounds of funding.

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Cllr Graham Morgan, Labour leader of Knowsley Council, said: “When some of the most affluent areas of the country have benefitted the most from so-called Levelling Up funding, but Knowsley has so far had nothing, it’s hard to believe the hype.

“This government has its priorities all wrong.”

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