Liverpool has the third highest number of young people not in education, work or training in the UK, new figures reveal. Almost 10% of Liverpool youngsters aged 16-18 are classed as NEET, Not in Education, Employment or Training, according to a Department for Education (DfE) study.
Youth unemployment figures published this week have underlined the contrasting economic fortunes of two cities an hour’s drive apart, with Wolverhampton having one of the highest jobless rates for 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK, and Coventry one of the lowest. The Guardian visited the two cities to find how their paths have diverged and why young people appear to have such comparative success in finding a job in Coventry, while the story is so different in Wolverhampton.
Liverpool has been chosen to host the national event for Armed Forces Day in 2017 because of its track record of hosting public spectaculars. The day – which takes place on Saturday, June 24 next year – is a chance for people to show their support and salute the UK’s serving troops, veterans, cadets and service families.
More than one in 10 new Army recruits are boy soldiers of just 16 years old, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Defence. And more than one in four of all new Army recruits are under 18 – too young to be sent into combat.
Globalisation has intensified and changed the international connections of UK communities. This research studied the impact of conflict on communities in the UK from three areas: Afghanistan/Pakistan, the Great Lakes region (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda) and the western Balkans. The report: looks at why some communities are affected more by overseas conflict than others; examines six detailed case studies of communities affected by overseas conflict; assesses how different communi