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<b>Monday July 27:</b> Blears in jobs plea, firefighters in strike threat and more

Published on July 27th 2009.


Blears plea
A LAST attempt to save the job of a Widnes Civil Servant who attacked Hazel Blears over her expenses claims has been made – by Hazel Blears herself.

Bosses sacked Lisa Greenwood, 38, for “gross misconduct” after she sent an email from work branding the former Communities Secretary a liar and a thief. Miss Blears has now written to the DCSF asking that Miss Greenwood be reinstated in her £16,000-a-year job.

Blazing anger
MERSEYSIDE firefighters are threatening to go on strike after a colleague was dismissed over an alleged assault. Although no police charges were brought forward, Kevin Hughes has been sacked for gross misconduct, a year after he was accused of attacking another firefighter's son.

The Fire Brigades Union has called the dismissal “victimisation”, claiming the investigation was “flawed” and are threatening industrial action if the firefighter is not reinstated.

Buttock horror
A MAN was stabbed in the buttocks after getting into an argument with his attacker in a street in Anfield. The victim, 31, had been walking along Lower Breck Road with his girlfriend when he was attacked and stabbed twice early Sunday morning. Police said the man was taken to hospital but discharged himself a few hours later.

Croxteth shooting
A 14-YEAR_OLD boy has been shot in the leg in Croxteth. The schoolboy was shot in Storrington Avenue late on Sunday night and taken to hospital. Police said his injuries are not life-threatening. Merseyside Police are still “unclear” why the teenager was shot, and have stepped up patrols in the area around the shooting.

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