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<b>Thurs Oct 15:</b> Hate mail forced Curtis Thomas to go; Victoria St 'a warzone'; Jane Russell in town and jobless total falls

Published on October 15th 2009.

CROSBY MP Claire Curtis Thomas says hate mail she received over her expense claims pushed her into standing down at the next General Election.She said her husband, Michael Jakub, was also confronted at her office and quizzed by angry callers, who implied they were “liars and evil”.Police, who are monitoring the situation, told Ms Curtis-Thomas they had enough evidence to prosecute two people under the Incitement To Hatred Act.

PINK BAR, in Victoria Street, has been temporarily closed down after police claimed it been plagued with assaults, disorder and sexual offences dating back to 2008. In a police dossier, instances of two underage girls performing sex acts on door staff were also recorded. The club's management said at the weekend Victoria Street wwas like a warzone.. A final decision will be made in 28 days.

UNEMPLOYMENT FELL ACROSS MERSEYSIDE for the first time in 15 months. Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics showed the number of claimants fell by 802 last month, to 57,844.

ONE-TIME HOLLYWOOD STARLET JANE RUSSELL will arrive in Liverpool today for two showbusiness bashes. Tonight, the 88-year-old actress will be singing at an invitation-only, fundraising event at Liverpool Cathedral. Tomorrow, Russell will be honoured at the Liverpool Achievement In Arts Awards, being held at the Adelphi Hotel.

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