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International Festival in Liverpool means £1.7 Billion of business

Liverpool means business Credit: PA

A ground breaking international business festival attracting more than £1.7 Billion comes to Liverpool and Wirral today.

The 7 week International Festival for Business is the largest global concentration of business events this year and will attract thousands of business delegates.

It's described as a once in a lifetime business experience and is part of the Government's effort to 'rebalance the economy and achieve its export and investment objectives.'

There are more than 300 business-focused events which its hoped will encourage vital international and domestic networking.

There's also an extensive cultural programme to entertain delegates and visitors during their stay in Liverpool.

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Police say two men's deaths in house in Bebington are 'unexplained'

Police found two men's bodies Credit: PA Pictures

An investigation is underway after the bodies of two men were found at a house in Wirral in the early hours of Monday, June 2. Police officers were called to a house on Kennet Road in Bebington just after midnight.

Once inside, they found the bodies of two men aged 47 and 54. At this time, their deaths are being treated as unexplained. The men's next of kin are now in the process of being informed. Formal identification is still to take place.

Post-mortem examinations will be carried out in due course and a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency 101 number.

Tufnell responds to Wirral Cricket Club's appeal for coaches

Former England spin bowler Phil Tufnel has offered words of wisdom to the members of Wirral Cricket Club, who hit the headlines after being bowled out for just three runs.

Tufnell responded to the club's appeal for coaches with: "looks like you've already read my coaching manual!"

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Teenager stabbed in Birkenhead

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in Noctorum in Birkenhead.

It happened around 4pm on Tuesday, 15 April.

Officers had received reports of several teenagers fighting in a field.

The teenager was stabbed in the right leg and lower back and is being treated at Arrowe Park hospital.

Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Sophie's Choice campaign moves to Westminster

Sophie Jones died last month. Credit: .

Earlier access to cervical cancer screening could move a step closer today as a Liverpool MP presents the case for a full debate on the issue to a Parliamentary Committee.

Steve Rotheram, who represents Walton, will address the Backbench Business Committee and formally call for a debate after the number of people signing an e-petition in support of one reached almost 320,000.

Campaigners began their push for a change in medical procedure after the death in March of Merseyside teenager Sophie Jones.

Wirral woman receives scam cancer email

A grandmother from Wirral is speaking out over a distressing email scam that suggests people may have cancer.

Bernadette Gonzales was waiting for results of blood tests when the fake letter arrived arrived in her inbox.

It warned her white blood cell count was low and there was "a suspicion of cancer."

It's thought those behind the scam may be trying to obtain password information.

Ann O'Connor reports.

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