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<b>Monday 21 Sept:</b> Education leader's no-show, judge pulled over again, hit-and-run death, and university's cancer center bid

Published on September 21st 2009.

LIVERPOOL’S education leader, Councillor Keith Turner, is facing resignation calls after the city’s school governors claimed he had repeatedly snubbed them

Cllr Turner has attended just one of five possible, once-a-term, meetings between the council and the city’s governing bodies.

Cllr Turner blamed clashes in his hectic work diary for his absence.

Anger surfaced after his latest no show at the September 14 meeting when more than 30 governors from across the city gathered to hear agenda items ranging from school closures to a new policy for children in care.

A WOMAN HAS BEEN KILLED IN A HIT-AND-RUN in Liverpool. The 32-year-old was discovered in Queens Drive, by the junction of Haggerston Road, in Walton, yesterday morning. She was taken to hospital but died later from serious he

A JUDGE ON BAIL FOR DRINK-DRIVING has been arrested again. Bruce Macmillan was taken into custody on Thursday night on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle in Toxteth. He was bailed pending further inquiries. The 63-year-old was charged in August by Lancashire Police and, if convicted of the offence, could lose his £128,000-a-year job.

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL HAS MADE A £90M cancer centre bid which would make it the “nerve-centre” for cancer research. The University of Liverpool hopes it will be a “world- class” facility to bolster the city’s international reputation for research in areas like cancer, infectious and digestive diseases. An application has been made before city planners in a bid to open the facility by 2011.

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