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Film and TV "centre of excellence" for Liverpool

There are plans to make a multi million pound Film and TV hub in Liverpool. Part of the proposal includes the acquisition of the former Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, one of the most famous structures in the city.

The Littlewoods Credit: Liverpool Film Office

Sir John Moores, and his brother Cecil were the owners of Littlewoods which was the country’s wealthiest family owned business empire, covering department chain stores, catalogue shopping, and football pools. The building was constructed during 1938 in an art deco style, it was used to used to process the betting slips from the Football Pools.

Liverpool City council is hoping the new media hub will contribute to regeneration, job creation and promote further investment.


Children as young as 10 victims of revenge porn in North West

Children as young as ten have been victims of so-called 'revenge porn' in the North West.

Exclusive figures obtained by Granada Reports show that since a new law came into effect in 2015, there have been 500 incidents reported to police of people sharing intimate pictures online.

Shockingly, in Greater Manchester alone eight of these children were under the age of thirteen. A further 150 across the region were in their teens.

A former police officer is so worried about the problem of internet safety he has launched a new app to help protect children under thirteen when they are on social media.

Our political correspondent Joe Pike has this exclusive report:

Watch: The Avro Vulcan is restored to its former glory

One of the most famous British aircraft ever built has been restored to its former glory thanks to a group of Cheshire volunteers.

The Avro Vulcan was the back bone of Britain's cold war deterrent. And was designed to carry nuclear bombs.

The last remaining flying example was grounded last year and since then they've become museum pieces.

But today Vulcan XM603 was unveiled after 20 weeks of refurbishment.

Ralph Blunsom has more.


Liverpool to get ground breaking virtual reality studio

Europe's only studio for wireless virtual reality is opening in Liverpool. It'll be used to design theme park games and showcase arena-scale models. Bosses say the applications are limitless. John Bacon is from the Vizuality Studio.

Futuristic train could slash journey times to London

The futuristic design is in the early stages of development Credit: MEN

A futuristic trainline being pioneered by a US billionaire could slash journey times between Manchester and London. The Hyperloop would travel at 760 mph and would take travellers to the capital in just eighteen minutes, or to Liverpool in just ten minutes.

Bosses from Transport for the North – which represents councils and transport authorities across the region – say they ‘remain open’ to the Hyperloop and have been studying the experimental technology to gauge its viability.

Its the invention of Elon Musk, head of US firms Tesla and SpaceX. It uses magnetic pods to speed passengers through a network of airless tubes on stilts, to protect against flooding and earthquakes. Passengers would sit in either individual or group pods, which would then be accelerated with magnets.

The Hyperloop was unveiled in 2013 by Mr Musk and remains at an early development stage. So far tests in the Nevada desert have only reached 116mph, but it’s said it could one day reach speeds of 760mph.

Passengers would sit in pods Credit: MEN
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