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<B>Weds Dec 2:</b> Tesco's second Mersey defeat, TV turn-off and call for ID card vero

Published on December 2nd 2009.

TECSO HAS RECEIVED its second Merseyside defeat in a week after its plans for a 91,000 sq ft store in the city’s Project Jennifer development were blocked.

Planning inspectors put a halt to an appeal by the UK’s largest retailer following a public inquiry.

The news comes after the Government last week vetoed Tesco’s joint bid with Everton FC to regenerate Kirkby.

Supermarket rival Sainsbury’s is already committed to building a 110,000 sq ft store in the Project Jennifer scheme, which also includes plans for 80,000 sq ft of non-food retail space, plus hundreds of market stalls and 481 new homes.

“We have always believed that what is needed here is a scheme to regenerate the district rather than just a standalone store,” said Cllr Peter Millea.

BID FAREWELL TO ANALOGUE TV today, which is the last day to make the transition to digital television. The move marks the completion of the Granada region's digital TV switchover, which began on 4 November with the switch off of the BBC Two analogue signal. From today, you must have either cable, satellite or Freeview to watch TV – if not folks, you will be staring at a blank screen.

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL COULD BAN ID CARD PROMOTION by not allowing the Government to advertise on council buildings or use its resources. The next stage of the voluntary scheme is set for Liverpool in January, but Cllr Steve Radford is calling for the scheme to be refused meetings in council premises and using its publicity machine.

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