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News of the day in so many words: Hilbre island tots' terror, Royal Court closure and more

Published on June 1st 2009.

Feeling the strain
The Royal Court has had to close until Friday, in the middle of a production run, while emergency work is carried out on the stage.

The set for its current show, The Flags, consists of 11 tonnes of sand and eight tonnes of rocks and there are concerns about the strength of the stage beneath over a four week run.

People who have booked tickets for affected shows t will be offered alternative dates for their tickets or a full refund.

Motor worries
Workers at car giant Vauxhall have returned to work at Ellesmere Port, following a week-long shutdown, to be told that it could be two months before they know if their jobs are safe.

parent General Motors is set to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today in the largest move of its kind in US industrial history.

Tidal terror
PARENTS were warned to keep an eye on their children last night after two young boys were stranded by the tide at Hilbre Island.

The unnamed four-and five-year old, were rescued after their mother apparently left them alone on a beach to go shopping on Saturday.

OAP charged
A pensioner has been charged with murder of a man in Speke on Saturday.

Heron, 62, was due to appear before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court after being arrested by police investigating the murder of Colin Grundy- Maginess.

services were called to Ramsbrook Close where they found Mr Grundy-Maginess bleeding heavily. He later died.

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