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New money for house building

A new £18million fund to speed up house building in our region is being announced by the government. The money will help accelerate delivery of up to 800,000 homes and infrastructure across large sites in England. Pennine-Lancashire, with sites in Blackburn and Burnley and Wirral Waters, Merseyside will be two of six new housing zones nationwide. Housing minister, Gavin Barwell says the government is keen to speed up. house building on large sites to get homes built in the places people want to live.


Watch: Two barracks to close in North West

Two historic army bases in our region are to close.

Preston's Fulwood barracks and Dale barracks in Chester will be shutting part of a mass sell off of Ministry of Defence land.

The government has said the money raised from the sale will be

re-invested back into defence. But the surprise announcement has angered politicians, unions and people living nearby.

Joe Pike has this report.

102 page dossier from Wallasey Labour officials refutes bullying allegations

There are allegations tonight that Labour's official investigation into unrest at the party's Wallasey branch was inadequate, unprofessional, and people conspired together to tell lies.

That's according to senior members of Angela Eagle's constituency branch.

Labour's report said she was subjected to hundreds of abusive and homophobic messages by her constituency party.

But today they've shown Granada Reports a 102 page dossier which refutes those accusations.

Watch our political correspondent Joe Pike's exclusive report:


Watch: Could Liverpool2 boost the local economy?

The Liverpool 2 container port, which opened today, will mean the world's biggest ships will be able to dock, load and unload on the banks of the Mersey for the first time.

It also means Liverpool will be able to compete with other ports in the south of England and in Europe and it's already created 500 jobs.

But could there be a cost for residents living nearby? Our correspondent Joe Pike reports:

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