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A podcast from ITN News made in the North of England about issues that affect the North. Each episode we'll look to answer one big question that's getting people talking.

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A podcast from ITN News made in the North of England about issues that affect the North. Each episode we'll look to answer one big question that's getting people talking.

    Why are guns and gangs such a problem on Merseyside?

    Why are guns and gangs such a problem on Merseyside?

    In this episode Anna Youseff take a look at why guns and gangs are such a big problem on Merseyside, and what’s being done to stop young people getting involved in organised crime.

    • 21 min
    Anne Williams: the campaigner who embodied the inspirational Hillsborough mums

    Anne Williams: the campaigner who embodied the inspirational Hillsborough mums

    In this episode, ITV Granada Reports Correspondent Andy Bonner talks about the new ITV drama Anne. It tells the incredible story of Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams who spent decades trying to overturn a verdict that her son Kevin's death was an accident.

    • 40 min
    Women's safety - are we any further forward?

    Women's safety - are we any further forward?

    In this episode Elaine Willcox takes a look again at the issue of women's safety, and asks was the death of Sarah Everard a watershed moment and has anything has actually changed in the nine months following? Following Sarah's death in March 2021 a Home Office report revealed 'there's an epidemic of violence against women' - but what is being, and what can be, done?

    • 21 min
    3 Dads Walking - what next for the dad fighting for young suicide awareness?

    3 Dads Walking - what next for the dad fighting for young suicide awareness?

    In this episode Mel Barham catches up with Mike Palmer - one third of 3 Dads walking - as he talks about his amazing walk raising awareness of young suicide. Mike lost his daughter Beth to suicide last year and, after teaming up with the other bereaved dads, walked 300 miles from each of their homes raising money for the suicide prevention charity Papyrus. Mel also chats to Mike about his newest hope - to get suicide prevention and awareness on to the national curriculum.

    • 29 min
    The man who's saved 16 lives - but is still waiting for someone to save his

    The man who's saved 16 lives - but is still waiting for someone to save his

    Meet the Cheshire man who's saved 16 lives, but is still waiting for someone to save his.
    As part of Blood cancer awareness month, Pete McCleave talks to Mel Barham about his race to get more people on the stem cell donor register.

    • 26 min
    Teenage self harm: The North West's alarming numbers

    Teenage self harm: The North West's alarming numbers

    The North West has the highest levels of child self harm in the country - with those figures tripling in the past decade, and a 600% increase in the 9-12 year old age group. So what can be done to help? Mel Barham speaks to an incredibly brave 13 year old about her experiences, and a Liverpool charity Open Door, which is doing things a bit differently in a bid to help and reduce waiting lists for those who need help.

    • 27 min

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