North West mum thanks charity that saved son’s life

The mother of a 19-year-old who was critically injured in a hit and run in Warrington is celebrating her son’s recovery and has paid tribute to the North West Air Ambulance’s Charity.  In October 2021, Dylan Fryers was walking to his local shop with his younger brother Ethan, when he was

Edge Hill tackles drop in literacy in schools

Edge Hill University hosted an insightful literacy and phonics conference to give its education students and teachers from partner schools practical skills to tackle the post-pandemic drop in literacy in schools.  The day featured a range of speakers, workshops, and discussions on the journeys and experiences of schools teaching literacy and phonics.  The keynote

Over 90% of university students worried about cost of living

The Office for National Statistics has published a study exploring the impact of the cost of living on students at universities in England. Key findings showed: - More than 9 in 10 (91%) higher education students reported that their cost of living had increased compared with last year, similar to adults in

Edge Hill awarded for helping local community

Edge Hill University has been commended for its ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community’ in the Times Higher Education Awards.  Vice-Chancellor Dr John Cater said he was thrilled that the university’s efforts had been recognised by the judges.  He said: “To even be shortlisted for a Times Higher Education (THE) award is

Alsop students visit Auschwitz

Sixth form ambassadors from Alsop High School in Liverpool visited Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland last week.  They joined 150 other students from schools across Liverpool and the North West.  The visit took place during the 84th anniversary of The November Pogrom, ‘Kristallnacht’.  The November Pogrom marked the organised, state-sanctioned terror against