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Mersey Gateway’s giant bridge-building machine Trinity finishes work in Widnes

Trinity, one of the Mersey Gateway's two giant bridge-building machines, has finished work in Widnes marking another important milestone for the project team. The bright orange movable scaffolding system (MSS), a now familiar sight on the north bank of the River Mersey, cast the final central span of the elevated north approach viaduct this week. The machine - essentially a…

Date: 06/01/2017  Tags: connectivity, Mersey Gateway Bridge, Superport Liverpool

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Panama Delegation Head to Liverpool

Senior figures from Panama’s Government, maritime, logistics, education and wider business community are visiting Liverpool at the end of October to further develop trade and investment relationships between Panama, Liverpool and the wider Northern Powerhouse. The visit, organised jointly by Liverpool City Region LEP, Liverpool John Moore’s University and the Department for International Trade features a free to attend “Panama…

Date: 20/10/2016

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London to Liverpool visit boosts professional sector profile

The Lord Mayor of the City of London will visit Liverpool tomorrow (Tuesday, July 26th) to back a major growth strategy and new vision for the city region. The Lord Mayor, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, will meet business leaders in the city region as part of a visit organised by Professional Liverpool and Liverpool in London. He will tour the…

Date: 26/07/2016

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Hundreds Get Jobs Thanks to New Logistics Academy

Innovative training scheme sees 700 unemployed trained A ground-breaking training academy for the logistics sector has equipped 700 unemployed people with new skills in just over two years. Initial research estimates that more than half of those who have passed through the City of Liverpool College Logistics Academy have now entered employment in the fast-growing sector. The College’s Logistics Academy, which…

Date: 01/06/2016

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Ainscough and Stoford development vision becomes reality

A vision to create a multi-million-pound warehouse development at a key site in the Liverpool City Region, which will bring substantial investment and jobs, has taken an important step closer to becoming reality. Halton Borough Council Leader Councillor Rob Polhill and Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Chair Robert Hough were invited to see for themselves the progress being made…

Date: 31/05/2016

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Chair of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership welcomes High Speed Rail report

Welcoming the High Speed Rail report Robert Hough, Chair of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said: “The High Speed North report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is a welcome call for greater long-term investment to deliver improved inter-city connectivity across the North. “Here at the LEP we fully endorse the recommendations made by the NIC, but…

Date: 21/03/2016

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Transport for the North welcomes Lord Adonis’ call for major investment in Northern transport infrastructure

Transport for the North (TfN) has welcomed a report from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) which calls for immediate and sustained investment to transform transport links across the North, including funding to further develop a long-term plan for a transformation of east-west rail links. The ‘High Speed North’ report, which was launched today by Lord Adonis and his team at…

Date: 21/03/2016

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Chancellor vows to make Britain ‘fit for the future’ with new infrastructure drive

BRTAIN’S largest programme of rail investment since the Victorian age will move full speed ahead tomorrow when George Osborne uses his Budget to give the green light to Crossrail 2 and HS3 amid major new investment in transport, housing and other vital infrastructure. He will commit funds to a raft of projects recommended by the Lord Adonis-led National Infrastructure Commission…

Date: 21/03/2016

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£10billion Boost to Region’s Economy from High Speed Rail

High Speed Rail proposals put forward by Liverpool City Region will deliver a £10billion boost to the local economy, according to a new report released today by the Linking Liverpool campaign to bring high speed rail to Liverpool. Along with the £10 billion impact on GVA, the region would benefit from an additional 14,000 new jobs, 10,000 new homes and…

Date: 07/03/2016

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New container service from Port of Liverpool to serve the Iberian peninsula, north Africa and the Canaries

WEC Lines is starting a new weekly container service on 10 February 2016 which will connect Liverpool with Lisbon, Setubal, Leixoes and Sines, while also introducing links to Ireland, Scotland, Spain and the Canary Islands. WEC Lines said: "This is a major new development for us, offering a dedicated, faster and direct container service for our customers in the Iberian…

Date: 29/01/2016  Tags: Peel Ports, WEC Lines

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