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<b>Monday Nov 30:</b> Wavertree child killed by dog, deadline for tram and McCartney's global call

Published on November 30th 2009.

A BOY AGED FOUR was killed by a dog in the early hours of this morning.

Paramedics were called to a house in Ash Grove, Wavertree, at just before 12.30am today. The child, named as John Paul Massey, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

A 63-year-old woman, who is believed to have suffered injuries as she separated the dog from the child, was taken to hospital where she is currently being treated. The dog, whose breed us not presently known, was destroyed.

TRANSPORT BOSSES HAVE UNTIL MARCH to secure £450m of funding for Merseytram or it will be shelved.

The Liverpool region’s super cabinet wants to see transport authority Merseytravel secure the cash from government or through private finance for Line 1 from Liverpool to Kirkby. If they fail to get a legally binding commitment to fund the project by the 31 March, 2010, then it should be ‘discontinued’.

A CRANE DRIVER LEFT PARALYSED IS MAKING “remarkable” progress. Iain Gillham was thrown from 200ft after his crane collapsed at Liverpool city centre apartment block Chandlers Wharf in July. The father-of-four has been in hospital since the incident, but doctors now think the 53-year-old could be back home in Whiston within six months.

The crane driver, who will never walk again, is now able to lift his left arm above his head, read a book and work on his laptop.

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY CALLS FOR ‘PEOPLE POWER’ to halt global warming. In a Parliament Today article, the former Beatle said cutting out meat consumption one day a week can have a major impact on reducing CO2 emissions.

McCartney will take his ‘Meat-Free Monday’ campaign to Brussels this week, days before the Copenhagen UN climate change conference begins to ensure maximum publicity.

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LauraNovember 30th 2009.

How awful, just awful. devastating for the family and right on Christmas. Undoubtedly there will be more tragedies like this

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