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Bitter dispute over cruise ships

A major row between the Port of Southampton & its Liverpool rival continues, over the 'legality' of the northern city's entrance to the 'turnaround' cruise market. Liverpool welcomes its second ship later amid a bitter dispute over public subsidies.

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Cruise row with Liverpool escalates

You're breaking the law - that's the accusation made by port officials in Southampton today as the war of words with Merseyside rival Liverpool reached boiling point.

The dispute has been simmering for months: Southampton determined to protect its business, Liverpool desperate for a share of the lucrative trade.

In the latest move the European Union says it's investigating and Liverpool could face heavy fines. Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse has more.

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