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The effect of the strike on NHS services, Liverpool's World Heritage Status and Madrassa schools

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 November 2011

Consumer news with Winifred Robinson.

Controversy over plans for a 5.5 billion pound development along the docklands in North Liverpool. Unesco says it is extremely concerned because of the possible impact on the city's historic waterfront. What are the implications for Liverpool's world heritage status?

A new report raises concerns about Madrassas which are schools for Muslim children which aren't in mainstream education. One of the issues is how many of the adults in these schools have been subject to CRB checks.

And the places to avoid in London when travelling during the Olympics.

Producer Bernadette McConnell.


6 items
  • Austerity

    How are people managing their life expectations in a time of austerity and what are they cutting back on?

  • Diabetes drug

    People with a form of blindness caused by diabetes won't get a drug to treat it on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has ruled against offering the drug Lucentis.

  • Liverpool Waterfront

    There are fears that Liverpool could lose its World Heritage status because of plans for a multi-million pound development along the waterfront in the north of the city.

  • Olympic travel

    We hear about the places to avoid in London during the Olympics when travelling by tube and train.

  • Madrassas

    Calls for the schools set up by Muslims to teach children the Koran to be brought under the same rules and codes as other children's organisations in the UK.

  • The strike and the health service

    The NHS Employer organisation, which represents health trusts in England, gives an update on how the health service is being affected by the national strike.



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