Owners of danger dogs are given SEVEN days to hand them over
Feb 6 2007
by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo
DANGEROUS dog owners have been given seven days to hand in their animals.
From tomorrow morning (7/2/07), they can contact Merseyside police without fear of arrest and prosecution.
An immediate crackdown against those who do not give the dogs in is on the way, with punishments including a Â£5,000 fine and six months in prison.
Double blow in city green space battle
Feb 6 2007
CAMPAIGNERS have suffered a blow in their battle to stop a school and housing estate being built on green space in Liverpool.
Two public inquiries were held last year to help decide the future of Dixie Dean playing fields in Everton and open land off Tunnel Road, Edge Hill.
The two sites are respectively earmarked for the long-awaited North Liverpool Academy and modern homes for families being moved from an Edge Hill demolition zone.
Campaigners have been fighting to halt both schemes, saying they will destroy much-loved green space used by residents for years.
They asked for both to become village greens, stopping any building work taking place.
But after listening to evidence at the public inquiries, planning inspectors have recommended their applications are refused.