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YOUNG homeless people in Liverpool were given sexual health "survival kits" this Christmas to help stop the spread of infections.

The giveaway by Liverpool primary care trust is aimed at improving the sexual hygiene of at-risk groups.

It is part of the work by the So To Speak sex education project in Liverpool to help reduce teenage pregnancies and curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia.

Research has shown that city's young homeless living in hostels are among the most vulnerable.

The 200 kits also contain mini versions of top-brand products including sanitary towels, toothpaste, toothbrush, flannel, body wash, shampoo, razors, shaving foam, face cleanser and deodorant.

FOUR fire crews were called to a factory blaze on Christmas Eve.

The fire started in a paper-making machine at Bridgewater Paper in North Road, Ellesmere Port, shortly after 11pm.

It is thought a bearing in the machine may have caught alight and sparked the blaze. Sprinklers at the plant, which recycles newsprint, had already extinguished the flames.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 26, 2008
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