Massive freeport logistics site to create 500 new jobs

Freeports are special areas where rules on things like tax and import/export regulations are different from the rest of the country, a move designed to encourage business growth.
Initially unveiled in the 2021 budget, the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Fr…

LCR Freeport development set to create 500 jobs

LCR Freeport development set to create 500 jobs
Wednesday, 14 February 2024

550,000 sq ft logistics unit to be created at LCR Freeport site in Widnes
XDock building development set to create 500 jobs
Halton Council could retain …

Man suddenly collapsed but his friends knew exactly what to do

A man collapsed into a puddle as his friends realised what was wrong.
Ray Hughes, 78, met up with five of his friends at his Windes[1] home on a rainy September morning last year. Ray, along with Mike Baker, Bernie Smith, Alf Hagar, Cliff Walker and Gr…

Manchester trains hit by delays after tragedy on the tracks

Manchester rail commuters are likely to face delays or cancellations on train services today after a person sadly died after being found on train tracks.
Emergency services were called to Widnes railways station, at around 10.45am on Friday, January 5….

Huge site earmarked for major employment scheme acquired

A 221-acre site in St Helens has been acquired as part of plans to create a major employment development and rail freight interchange scheme.
Tritax Symmetry has completed the off-market acquisition of the land and is planning to bring forward a c.2.5m…

Storm Agnes sends tree crashing onto railway line near Chester

Storm Agnes has sent a tree toppling onto a railway line near Chester[1], blocking all lines and causing delays for commuters.
The incident happened between Greenbank and Chester railway station this evening, with Network Rail staff reported to be on s…