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Liverpool to get new national museum of pop music

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand with schoolchildren at the British Music Experience in London Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Work has begun to create a new museum of pop music in Liverpool.

The British Music Experience is heading north after five years at London's o2 Arena.

The permanent exhibition, which is operated by the firm behind Titanic Belfast museum, is due to open on the ground floor of the historic Cunard Building on Liverpool's waterfront in February 2017.

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Hospital gets "Outstanding" rating

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has become the first specialist trust in the country to be rated Outstanding. The Care Quality Commission says the hospital delivers the highest standards of patient care.

We found the care at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to be of exceptional quality. There was a very clear vision and strategy for delivering the highest standards of patient care with a strong focus on quality and a positive patient experience.

– Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals
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