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Arrowe Park hospital bans visitors due to Norovirus

Arrowe Park Hospital Credit: ITV Granada

Visitors have been banned from the main building of Arrowe Park hospital in Wirral due to an outbreak of Norovirus.

Gaynor Westray, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said:

It is with regret that we have had to suspend visiting to the main building of Arrowe Park Hospital. This is not a decision we take lightly but is always in the best interests of our patients. We are asking people to please bear with us while we are dealing with this current outbreak.

“We appreciate this may upset some family and friends but hope that loved ones will understand that this is in the best interests of our patients.

“People are also advised not to come into the Emergency Department if they have had symptoms of Norovirus, such as sickness and diarrhoea within the last 48 hours, unless it is a genuine emergency.

Our medical teams are working tirelessly to provide our patients with the best possible care and priority must be given to those in most urgent need.

– Gaynor Westray, Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Third man bailed in Ryan Lamb murder investigation

A man has been bailed in the investigation into the murder of a man in St Helen.

Ryan Lamb was stabbed in St Helens on Sunday Credit: Family handout

Ryan Lamb, 20, was stabbed in an attack behind a pub on Canal Street on Sunday. Two other men were also hurt in the incident.

Police say a 21-year-old man from Huyton, who was arrested on suspicion of assault, has been bailed pending further enquiries. Two others were previously released on bail.

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.


'This is personal, this is my city', ITV releases trailer for second episode of Little Boy Blue

Viewers were left "sobbing" and "heartbroken" after watching part of one of a TV dramatisation of the murder of Liverpool schoolboy Rhys Jones.

Broadcaster ITV has now released a trailer for episode two of the four-part series, as police work to bring killer Sean Mercer to justice.

Clipper round-the-world yacht race returns to the River Mersey

A clipper on the Mersey in 2008. Credit: Clipper Race.

The biggest round-the-world ocean race is returning to Liverpool after a break of 10 years.

The start and finish of the Clipper Race will be e staged the River Mersey after a decade based on the Thames in London.

The race, founded by legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, involves 12 70-ft racing yachts sailed by 700 amateur crew, representing over 40 nationalities.

The start - this August - and end of the race 11-months later, are expected to attract large crowds of spectators to the city.

The Clipper Race previously attracted large crowds to the Albert Dock in Liverpool. Credit: Clipper Race.

Legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968-9 and founder of the Clipper Race, said: “We are thrilled to announce that the Clipper Race is returning to the historic city of Liverpool.

"A significant site for UK maritime history, I fondly remember the warm reception we received when Liverpool last hosted the Clipper Race and am looking forward to returning to Albert Dock again."

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