NEWS ROUNDUP: FESTIVAL GARDENS & PARKING FINES
Your latest news update for the region
In the week up to April 13, Liverpool's covid infection stood at a rate of 15 cases per 100,000 people. Elsewhere in our region, Halton's rate is just nine, Wirral had a rate of 11. Knowsley also saw its rate decline, to 17, while St Helens' rate fell to 22. In Sefton, a falling infection rate was also recorded.
New images show the extent of work taking place at Liverpool's Festival Gardens. Work to clear the site, which was used as a waste dump until the 60s and was later the focus for the 1984 International Garden Festival, began in February. The council bought the land for £6m in 2015 and proposes to build 1,500 homes there.
In 2019, 103,396 tickets were issued to motorists in Liverpool, placing it in the top 5 cities for the most parking fines in the UK. A new parking ticket index created by Able Systems, found that 103,396 parking fines were issued in Liverpool, with a single person receiving 149 tickets in a year.
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