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2014/08/27 12:42
2014/08/27 12:42
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A dad-of-two glugged from a bottle of washing up liquid as he performed a bizarre alternative to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Ian Rushforth was nominated to take part in the viral craze which has swept...
2014/08/27 12:42
2014/08/27 12:42
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2014/08/23 17:36
2014/08/23 17:36
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Work will start this month to bring a historic library back into use by a children’s charity. The Grade II-listed Lister Drive library in Tuebrook has deteriorated since it was closed to the public...
2014/08/19 09:51
2014/08/19 09:51
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... have applied for planning permission to refurbish the Cunard building – with the overall cost of the move set to top £15m. The council plans to move some staff – including those from...
2014/08/18 14:47
2014/08/18 14:47
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A couple who pretended to be landlord and tenant to cheat their way to £115,000 of fraudulent benefits were caught out after posting pictures of their Caribbean cruise holiday on Facebook. Two...
2014/08/18 07:36
2014/08/18 07:36
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Liverpool Council leaders claim the government is using prisoners who could be earning as little as 30p an hour to carry out work that could instead be going to local firms. An ECHO investigation has...
2014/08/17 13:42
2014/08/17 13:42
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Council bosses have approved plans to print a 12-page guide to help buskers and shopkeepers get on. Musician Jonny Walker, who plays his guitar on the city’s streets, says the initiative could lead...
2014/08/16 18:46
2014/08/16 18:46
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A lawyer from Terri McMillan says it is thanks to the support of her neighbours on High Park Street that she made it through university and went on to become a world-class solicitor. The 37-year-old...
2014/08/15 15:56
2014/08/15 15:56
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Two generations of benefit fraudsters cheated £160,000 in public funds. Businessman Denis Tracey, 64, appeared in the same dock as his son David and his partner Cheryl Patterson. Denis Tracey’s...
2014/08/11 05:26
2014/08/11 05:26
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Fast-expanding Liverpool-based discount retailer TJ Morris is aiming to ease the burden of red tape, helped by Liverpool city council. The family-owned firm, whose Home Bargains brand is in around...
2014/08/09 16:31
2014/08/09 16:31
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Rocker Pete Wylie has pulled out of the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) in a protest over library closures and security firm G4S’s links to Israel. Mighty Wah! founder Wylie said he...
2014/08/07 20:36
2014/08/07 20:36
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The housing group playing a Your Housing Group has told the ECHO it is looking to set up a base there as part of its plans to “build a brighter future” in the area. The news has been welcomed by...
2014/08/06 16:26
2014/08/06 16:26
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The magnificent buildings on Liverpool’s waterfront embody its success as a maritime city in the 19th century. Once England’s second most important port, Liverpool is also second only to London in...
2014/08/06 16:20
2014/08/06 16:20
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A ‘HAUNTED’ site close to Liverpool’s oldest church is set to be at the centre of another planning battle. The Diocese of Liverpool wants to build three houses in the garden of the vicarage at All...
2014/08/06 11:21
2014/08/06 11:21
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A dead cow which washed up on the shore of the Mersey at Cressington Promenade has remained on the beach for three days. The animal was first spotted by dog walkers off Cressington Esplanade on...
2014/08/06 09:36
2014/08/06 09:36
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A right hand man of Unite general secretary Len McCluskey is to throw his hat in the ring to stand for Labour in Alex Flynn, a senior press officer for the union, is to challenge other hopefuls...
2014/08/05 17:01
2014/08/05 17:01
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Liverpool ECHO readers have named and shamed the worst dog fouling 'hot spots' across Merseyside for our new map. Hundreds of people pointed the finger – while holding their noses – over an issue...
2014/08/05 11:29
2014/08/05 11:29
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A TOTAL of 2,181 council staff across the country — including nine in Oldham — earned more than £100,000 last year. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has released a list of the top local authority earners for...
2014/08/05 05:11
2014/08/05 05:11
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The boss of David McElhinney, who heads up Liverpool Direct, received more than £280,000 for work he did at Lancashire County Council when the authority was running its partnership with BT, One...
2014/08/04 10:26
2014/08/04 10:26
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Liverpool Council leaders are to announce which developer will be given the rights to build on Liverpool’s The council is to name the firm it is planning to allow to build on the land, which has been...
2014/08/03 18:51
2014/08/03 18:51
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One in seven secondary pupils in Government statistics for 2012/13 show that 869 students in the borough (13.9%) were excluded from the classroom temporarily – with the biggest number of suspensions...
2014/08/27 12:42
2014/08/27 12:42
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