Liverpool Life podcast, week ending November 28, 2014

Nov 27, 2014, 07:14 PM

On this week’s Podcast, Merseyside’s Chief Constable talks to our Bethan Tolley before a major public lecture at LJMU and makes the case for powers of surveillance on us - but admits the public is not convinced about some of the measures that the police would like in order to combat terrorism and other serious crimes. All this in a week when Merseyside’s shopping centres, football stadia and cathedrals have been put on heightened alert against terrorist attacks. An expert in counter-terrorism gives us his views on the balance between safety and privacy. Plus, there’s been a dramatic increase on Merseyside with those using food banks – we tell you how YOU can get involved in helping those forced to seek help with the basic essentials of life; it looks like a long hard winter for NHS staff, fighting for a pay increase; divorce is worse for kids than had previously been thought – we find out how parents can lessen the impact if they split. Also, a Liverpool-born movie star locks horns with Liverpool’s Mayor over plans to sell off part of a local park for housing; four of Liverpool’s bus and taxi lanes are closed again to normal traffic, and we track the impact of the demon shrimp! It’s been a grim week for the world of cricket but joy for British Formula One, and Liverpool FC’s knuckle-biting season continues – we have a sports’ news round-up. And there’s plenty of seasonal fun on offer in Liverpool – we have all the gen. #liverpoolfc, #MeadowNOTRedrow (Music: 'The Wild Dogs of Nauru' by The Womb. Used under a Creative Commons licence).