- Video report by Elaine Willcox
Commuters are being warned of significant disruption tomorrow as Northern Rail workers walk out on strike for the third time. Unions claim they have strong public support in the dispute over plans to introduce driver only trains by 2020.
Amazon is to create 1,200 jobs at a new warehouse in Warrington, the online retailer has announced.
The company is to start recruiting for operations managers, engineers, human resources and IT specialists for the site in Cheshire.
Warrington is one of four new so-called fulfilment centres Amazon will open this year.
A site in Daventry opened in February, while Warrington will begin operations in the autumn along with Doncaster and Tilbury.
Amazon said permanent staff start on at least £7.65 an hour, increasing to £8.15 or more over their first two years of employment.
Permanent employees in the warehouses also receive grants, which have been worth £1,000 or more a year over the last five years.
Amazon said it was increasing the size of its UK network to meet increasing customer demands.
David Mowat, Conservative MP for Warrington South, said: "Warrington was recently ranked as the No 2 town in the country in which to do business, so it's no surprise that a major international organisation is keen to do business here and employ local people."
Its the Manchester derby in the Premier League tonight. And it's a big one. Hosts City are fourth in the table, just one point above rivals United. Both are desperate for a top four finish to qualify for next season's Champions League. Here's what the managers had to say.
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.
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.
Esther McVey has been selected as the Conservative party candidate in the Tatton constituency in Cheshire after the former Chancellor George Osborne announced he will not seek re-election on June 8th.
He announced he will quit in order to concentrate on his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. Mr Osborne takes up the post next month.
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