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Staff at Liverpool care home share their experiences of working during the pandemic
Staff at a care home have opened up about the challenges they faced amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Boy with rare condition walks marathon

Boy with rare condition walks marathon in Wirral
A six-year-old boy with a rare brain condition which affects his mobility is walking a marathon for charity.
High streets, retail parks and shopping centres have been given the green light to reopen
Non-essential shops reopen for the first time in England since the Covid-19 lockdown was introduced.

Shoppers asked to 'keep left' and 'take your time'

After almost three months of lockdown, non-essential shops in Liverpool One shopping centre have reopened.

Fifty stores are trading again from today and social distancing measures are in place.

Guidance for shoppers in Liverpool One
BBC

Visitors are asked to keep the left of walkways and "take your time" to "avoid bumping into anyone".

Escalators, hand rails and toilets will be "sanitised" every hour, Liverpool One said on its website.

Markers in Liverpool One
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There is still no date for when restaurants can fully trade again.

Primark customers queue around the block in Liverpool

People are queuing around two corners in Liverpool to get into the city's Primark store this morning as rules for shops are relaxed in England after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Queuing outside Primark in Liverpool
BBC

The clothing chain has been closed since 23 March and does not offer online shopping.

Queuing for Primark in Liverpool
BBC

The queue snaked around two corners of the shop building on Church Street and into School Lane with managers reminding people to maintain two metres social distancing.

Severe disruption: A554 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

A554 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, at Taylor Street.

A554 Merseyside - A554 Canning Street in Birkenhead closed in both directions at the Taylor Street junction, because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Safari park opening 'should've been sooner'

Girl looking at lioness through window
Knowsley Safari

Edward Perry, managing director of Knowsley Safari, said it was "very good news" that zoos and safari parks are allowed to reopen from Monday but it "should have been sooner".

"Knowsley Safari has been ready for the past week to safely open to the public and we still can’t understand why it’s been OK for people to jump in their cars to go and get Big Macs, but not to come and see our big cats," he said.

Mr Perry said they were "very much" looking forward to welcoming the public back.