Decades of underinvestment mean we’ve got potholes in Liverpool that will cost £400m to repair – the problem is we have a budget of only £4m to fix them. So we’re borrowing to tackle a huge backlog in road repairs so that our highways are fit for the present and the future – fit to handle increased traffic around the new Port of Liverpool, as well as the Ten Streets regeneration in the north of the city, among many other projects. And it’s why we’re working with the private sector on the £1bn Paddington Village scheme to develop 1.8m sq ft of science, technology, education and health space. … [Read more...] about Councils can fight back against Westminster cuts. Look at Liverpool
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Two intelligence agents in Sana’a were shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike, security sources told Reuters. Tens of thousands also demonstrated in the southern cities of Taiz and Ibb. And according to residents of the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Houthi gunmen shot and wounded four people at a protest. … [Read more...] about Thousands march against Houthi faction in Yemen
“We will not remove the president from power,” said Abdullah Shaban, a senior Houthi leader in Sana’a. “He is the president of Yemen but its our duty to ensure that he is not involved in corruption and involves all political factions in the decision making. He will remain as long as he wishes to. … [Read more...] about Yemeni president capitulates to the demands of Houthi rebels
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The government has activated an emergency funding scheme for areas affected by the flooding, which include parts of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. … [Read more...] about Storm Dennis: Further flooding as storm damage continues