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<b>Friday Oct 9: </b>Big hotel plan for Chapel St, hospital fined over legionnaires deaths, Cameron says something and uni's findings on kids and booze

Published on October 9th 2009.


A £14M LUXURY HOTEL IS TO OPEN IN LIVERPOOL. International hotel giant InterContinental Hotels Group yesterday said the 151-bed development in Chapel Street will operate under its newest brand, Hotel Indigo, and will open for business in spring 2011. It will be built and owned by Crowne Plaza Hotel owner Simon Matthews-Williams company.

A HOSPITAL HAS BEEN FINED OVER THE DEATHS of two patients through legionnaires’ disease. Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, on the old Broadgreen site, pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law. It stopped testing its water between 2006 and 2007, Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard.

Both patients died in early 2007. The hospital was fined £35,000 and ordered to pay costs of £12,862.

DAVID CAMERON WILL END BIG GOVERNMENT and create a “responsible society” if the

Conservative party is elected. In his final conference speech before the general election, the Tory leader said he had the character, temperament and judgment to be Prime Minister. Cameron told Manchester delegates, “I know that today there aren't many reasons to be cheerful. But there are reasons to believe.”

PARENTS SHOULD SUPPLY ALCOHOL to their teenagers to prevent underage sex and anti social behaviour, a Liverpool John Moores University study has suggested.

University researchers questioned nearly 10,000 15 to 16-year-olds in the north-west and found that they got into trouble more when buying their own cheap alcohol, rather than getting it from parents.

“Carefully introducing” alcohol to children may help them “prepare themselves for life in an adult environment dominated by this drug,” said the study.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

RichardOctober 9th 2009.

Get a grip.It's not the parents or the "little darlings" that is the problem,it's how many bevvies you have.

Malcolm " Jock" StrapOctober 9th 2009.

I know quite a few people who have food with their wine which is a major cause of obesity. I have seen kids as young as eight coming out of chip shops with sausage dinners, in some cases it includes gravy. This country is sinking under the weight of gluttony. Thank goodness for the recession which means at least some people may become slim enough to get a belt round their waists to tighten. Yes I know the poorer you are the more rubbish you eat, but I am thinking more of the recession health benefits for the blue collar fatsos - who may even get into a smaller collar size. Fortunately I am one of those people who can eat as much as they want as I am a hugely wealthy grossly obese lifelong conservative and if anybody makes a comment about it, I will have them sacked or give them a good thrashing.

RichardOctober 9th 2009.

Get a grip.It's not the parents or the "little darlings" that is the problem,it's how many bevvies you have.

AnonymousOctober 9th 2009.

the only people who have liver disease in france are the Brit xpats

AnonymousOctober 9th 2009.

Alcohol at a young age increases the chance of liver cirrhosis doesn't it? Isn't there a bit of a problem with that in France?

DigOctober 9th 2009.

I'd have thought alcohol at any age, except old age, would increase the chances of cirrhosis. I don't know if there's a problem in France but I do know a lot of families in France drink wine with their food, including the kids.

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