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Jailed shipyard worker takes fight for justice to Europe

A former shipyard worker from Aintree jailed after an industrial dispute thirty years ago is taking his fight to clear his name to the European Parliament.

Eddie Marnell is one of 37 men arrested at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead during a strike over redundancies in 1984.

Cammell Laird is now an entirely different company under different management.

But Eddie has won the right to have his petition considered in Brussels.

Daniel Hewitt reports.


Project on time

Part of the country's biggest-ever warship will float down the River Mersey this afternoon.

Five blocks of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have been built at the Cammell Laird ship yard in Birkenhead.

They will be moved on a massive barge to Scotland, where they will be pieced together.Project manager John Drummond is pleased the first phase of the two year project has been completed on time.