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Monday Mar 1: Millions to be spent on city schools; Sainsbury's shakes hand on Great Homer St project; plus the usual cops and robbers

Monday Mar 1: Millions to be spent on city schools; Sainsbury's shakes hand on Great Homer St project; plus the usual cops and robbers

Published on March 1st 2010.


Monday Mar 1: Millions to be spent on city schools; Sainsbury's shakes hand on Great Homer St project; plus the usual cops and robbers

ARCHBISHOP BLANCH AND SEFTON PARK’S ST HILDA’S are to move into the Littlewoods building on Edge Lane after the Government backed a £335m blueprint to transform Liverpool education.

In what city council officials are calling the “single biggest investment in education Liverpool has ever seen or will again”, they plan to create 24 schools between 2013 and 2017, which will provide a radical building-design shake upAround 3,800 surplus places will go under the Government’s Building schools For the Future scheme which will see every high school in the city refurbished or rebuilt – and all designed to double as community facilities.

SAINSBURY’S HAS FORMALLY COMMITTED to the Project Jennifer scheme in Great Homer Street area. Chief executive Justin King visited the city last week as contracts were exchanged with Liverpool City Council and developer St Modwen. Sainsbury’s will be joined by a further 80,000 sq ft of retail space. The scheme still has to overcome opposition from Tesco, which asked for a judicial review after its own plans in the area were refused.

A ROBBER WITH A KNIFE MADE OFF WITH THOUSANDS OF POUNDS in cash after two raids on Saturday morning.

A post office on Stanley Road, Kirkdale was hit first. Then the Halifax bank on Breck Road, Anfield, just two miles away, was attacked half an hour later.Police believe the same man could be behind both attacks.

A Sunday junior league football game in Vauxhall.

The Under-12s match was being played on the William Collins playing fields when a series of loud bangs was heard.

At first the noise was thought to be fireworks or a car backfiring. A wide section of nearby Commercial Road was cordoned off by police/

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