Liverpool is trying to enter the cruise market, which would have an impact on Southampton. At the moment liners are only allowed to 'stop off' in the North West. Liverpool wants to start and end cruises, and more details will be announced today.
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Russia has announced that it will expel 23 UK diplomats in a deepening rift over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.
Scores of flights were cancelled and drivers were warned to take care as the "mini beast from the east" swept in.
Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who was the target of the attack, and his daughter Yulia, remain in a critical but stable condition.