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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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Ocean Countess returns

The Ocean Countess arrives in Liverpool Credit: Mike Pearse

Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse has sent us this picture of the Ocean Countess arriving in Liverpool. The port there wants to operate as departure terminal for cruises, putting Southampton's cruise trade at risk. Firms in the south say what Liverpool's doing is against EU law.

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