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The owners of the Liverpool 2 project say the scheme will create up to 5000 new jobs across the North West. Peel Ports is investing £300m upgrading Liverpool Port to enable it to handle bigger vessels, gaining more business.
Bosses claim the scheme will deliver 500 direct jobs at Port of Liverpool, and 4,500 more in the maritime and logistics supply which are expected to be created over the next 5 years.
David Huck, Port Director at Peel Ports said: “Employment in the maritime sector is expected to double over the next 20 years and Peel Ports is determined to play a pivotal role both in creating those jobs and ensuring the workforce has the skills we need to be successful. The whole region stands to benefit enormously from growth and investment in maritime and related sectors."
New jobs will include full and part time opportunities for stevedores, pilots, launch crew, line handlers, plant operators, haulage administrators, vessel planning and supervision staff, and work in management, accounts and commercial services. The recruitment process will get underway from 2015.
Police investigating the death of a Preston teenager have charged three men with murder. 18 year old Jonjo Highton died from a neck wound on Saturday, he was found by officers on St Stephen's road.
5 other men from the city remain in police custody on suspicion of murder. Owen Whitesmith, 19, Arron Graham, 22 and Craig Walton, 26 all from Preston will appear at court later.
A 45 year old man's being questioned on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was discovered at a house in Rochdale.
Police were called to Boleyn Court in Heywood on Tuesday where they found the body of woman believed to be in her 40s.
There are calls to re-open the debate on assisted dying in the Isle of Man.
Millie Blenkinsopp from Douglas has petitioned the island's government so she can decide when she dies.
Millie has a condition that means she has had a series of strokes and fears the next one could leave her with no quality of life.
Amy Mulhern reports.
– Spokesperson for Stagecoach Manchester
We can confirm we worked with police to help reunite a young child with his mother.
The unaccompanied child was found on one of our double decker buses travelling from Droylsden to Piccadilly.
Our driver immediately alerted our operations team as soon as he became aware of the issue.
A three-year-old boy has been found all alone on a bus in Manchester.
The toddler was discovered by a passenger on the 216 from Ashton just after 1.30pm.
Passengers realised the boy has been travelling alone and told the driver when they arrived at Piccadilly Gardens.
The driver then handed the three year old to an Inspector who called the police.
It is believed the 3-year-old may have climbed aboard the 216 Stagecoach bus in Droylsden on his own.
It's understood the little boy got on the bus at the same time as a teenage girl and the driver assumed they were together.
The boy's mother has been informed.
Everton have unveiled their latest signing Samuel Eto'o.
The 33-year-old striker was paraded before the media after completing his free transfer from Chelsea.
Now he could go straight into the squad to take on Jose Mourinho's team at Goodison Park this weekend.