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Date:- 22 January 2007

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80 Mile An Hour Gales Cause Havoc

MERSEYSIDE was ripped apart over the night of Wednesday 17 January 2007 and throughout Thursday, 18 January 2007 as gales caused structural damage, overturned vehicles, ripped down trees and stopped train services. Forecasters said wind speeds reached 84mph in Crosby.

The extreme weather did not just affect Merseyside but caused massive disruption, injured and killed people all over the UK and in parts of Europe. Major roads were closed as trees and roofs were whipped away. Emergency services reported that they had to dealt an estimated 500% increase in 999 calls and hospital A&E departments were inundated with walking wounded across Merseyside.

Merseyrail had to cancel trains and this left commuters stranded as there were not enough replacement buses, because of the weather.

In Southport, the new Splash World was damaged and building work had to be called off. Two Southport men had to be taken to hospital after their van was overturned. Parts of Lord Street were cornered off well into the evening and other parts of Southport including East Bank Street had to be fully closed to public after a roof was damaged. The Merseyside Fire Service was called to HSBC on Lord Street as the statue on the roof had to be made safe.

In Crosby a chimney collapsed onto a Delta taxi outside Stamps Wine Bar on. The driver and two passengers escaped injury by inches.

In St Helens two school children had to be taken to hospital after a tree fell on them.

In Liverpool, office workers got blocked in and flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport were suspended for a time. Sadly a Mersey Fire Service vehicle responding to an emergency alert at John Lennon Airport was involved in a collision with a car in Garston, leaving a middle-aged driver dead.

Our sympathies to all who suffered loss...

ALL PROGRAMMERS TAKE NOTE... THE VOYAGER CRUSADE IS ABOUT TO START

THE countdown to the start of the Voyager Crusade is now on. The crusade is an international competition to find the best retro arcade programmer.

The competition is open to all-amateur programmers, and students, from any walk of life and any country!

The launch will take place at the FAB Cafe in Liverpool, on the 21 February 2007.

See www.jt-voyagercrusade.com for more information and keep an eye out here for more updates!

--- NEWS REPORTS ---
Fatal road traffic collision - Coastal Road, Southport
Temporary change of Venue for Monday
Temporary change of Venue for Practice makes perfect
Man crushed to death after crane collapses
Channel 4 Series Looking for help
SOUTHPORT WEEKENDERS 40TH BIRTHDAY SELL OUT
Lonely Planet advises Britons to make the most of 132 non-work days
Letter to the Editor:- "New Standards For Doctors"
Research flood risks thoroughly when buying property
TOUGHER DIVORCES SPELL MORE PAIN FOR FAMILIES
CALL FOR PRIMARY CARE TRUSTS TO REVIEW THEIR APPROACH
Vue Film Showing Times
THE SHIP AND ANCHOR PUB QUIZ
Increasing air tax may the harm environment
Liverpool’s new modern art centre announces 2007 programme
14 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO PLEDGE THE GIFT OF LIFE
Liverpool’s job growth rate surpasses national average
An Invitation to join the team
WERE YOU BORN ON 26 FEBRUARY 1981?
Southport FC announce new manager
Retailers warned of threat to New Year sales from shoplifting
BUSINESS AND UNIONS UNITE
ARTS FESTIVAL VOTING TRIUMPH
Oladimeji Adisa At The Gallery
Top tips for recruiting top staff in 2007
Bid to beat Blue Monday with Samaritans
Happy Birthday Spellow!
Join in the Big Birdwatch!
DRAGONS' DEN STAR ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Triple triumph for mini marvels
People are flummoxed by mixed messages about healthy nutrition
Wingwalkers search Merseyside for ambitious high flyers..!
Launch of Radio Station LIPA
Update on Shooting Cable Street in Southport
Craven Minor League
WORK IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH
LIVERPOOL NIPPLES REQUIRED FOR NEW WORLD RECORD
100 Workers Might Lose Jobs
Victorian gags make theatrical comeback after 130 year wait
FLY FREE 800TH BIRTHDAY FLAG
The Search For The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 has begun
Campaign to change the Government’s policy on Road Pricing/Congestion Charging
The world’s greatest guitarists is heading to Formby
Improved marks for adult learning
Following our Appeal For A Lost Dog
Clipper competition is plain sailing
Readers Photo:- "Esso Garage Southport"
Licensing review hearing Of Maloney's Bar in St Helens
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