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<b>Thurs:</b> Hurst survives no confidence bid, gaming plans and more

Published on July 9th 2009.


DISGRACED Wavertree councillor Steve Hurst has escaped a vote of no confidence. At last night's full council meeting, the Labour group proposed a motion seeking to debate that the Lib Dem member either stand down or be sacked, following his conviction earlier this year of breaking election law.

The Liberal Democrats blocked the motion by 44 votes to 42, with Cllr Richard Kemp saying the people of Cllr Hurst’s ward “would have to be convinced” about his suitability for the job.

PLANS for a £5m National Games Academy in Liverpool have been revealed today. The city would become the nerve-centre for the computer gaming industry and would use the key sector for future economic growth. Still in the early stages of planning, the centre is expected to open in north Liverpool.

STUDENTS at Liverpool Hope and Edge Hill universities are being allowed to run essays through electronic cheat detectors – before they hand work in. Most universities now have Turnitin, software which searches billions of pieces of data to detect electronic plagiarism and students cutting and pasting their way through assignments. Students at both universities - which have logged 156 cases of cheating this year – will have access to the technology before submission.

AN armed robbery suspect is being questioned over a raid in which a security guard was attacked with a knife. Police raided the house of the 47-year-old West Derby man following a guard being attacked by a knifeman as he made a cash delivery on Tuesday morning. The guard was not seriously injured

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