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<b>Monday Oct 12: </b>Bid for 5,000 justice jobs; too many offys a turn off; big chopper copper chase and posties plan strike

Published on October 12th 2009.

A POLICE CAR WENT UP IN FLAMES after a 16-mile chase when vandals tried to destroy a police helicopter.

The gang had managed to break into RAF Woodvale in Southport before fleeing in a Mitsubishi Shogun on Friday night. Officers followed the offenders, who they think used at least three cars in the pursuit, which ended in Liverpool. The police car caught fire after colliding with one of the cars the suspects were thought to have used, with three men later being arrested.

A COUNCIL TASKFORCE IS BEING SET UP to halt the spread of takeaways and off licences. Senior members will form a special committee to stop the “devastating effect” of cheap booze and junk food on local communities who are subjected to anti social behaviour.

LIVERPOOL IS THE LEADING CONTENDER to win the relocation of around 5,000 jobs from the Ministry of Justice. North West Minister Phil Woolas’ comments after he was taken on a tour of the city’s Pall Mall area, where it is proposed new offices could be built for the Ministry of Justice, with Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham vying for the relocation of MoJ jobs from London.

POSTAL UNION LEADERS WILL MEET TODAY to decide which dates Liverpool will be hit by a postal strike. Leaders, who are in a row over pay conditions and changes to the Royal Mail, will decide on whether to pull all 120,000 members out of service or to stage a rolling programme of action involving different groups of workers.

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DigOctober 12th 2009.

It's about time that task force swung into operation. Teenagers eating food from takeaways really are devastating my neighbourhood with their tubby bellies and belching in the street. It's those sights and sounds we should fight against. Say no to fat gassy teenagers! Give them an ASBO for daring to get hungry! Croxteth might have The Crocky Crew but they're nothing compared to The Fish Bar Boys round my way.

UB40 holderOctober 12th 2009.

The council in Liverpool do nothing but cause asbo behaviour if you ask me.

Al CopopOctober 12th 2009.

Idiots who should have acted fifteen or more years ago when under Council encouragement Hardman Street became overnight a vomitorium swilling with spilt lager and glistening with broken glass.

ADOctober 12th 2009.

Are the council really going to set up a committee to cause asbo behaviour, in the hope it will cause takaways and offies to close? seems an odd news story to me...

London CallingOctober 12th 2009.

who do these people think they are? First of all telling us we can't go for a drink on our own doorsteps, now telling us we can't buy a drink to have in our own homes.

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