NEWS ROUNDUP: Coronavirus rates & fatberg cleared
Your latest news update for the region
Coronavirus rates have stayed steady or fallen across Merseyside's boroughs, in an encouraging sign for the region. The latest available NHS data, showing infection rates for the week up to May 18, suggest the region continues to be in a promising position a week after the latest round of lockdown easing.
Plans for a street food market and "urban garden" next to Bootle Strand have been unveiled. The canalside development will replace the old Bootle Post Office with a new "temporary events based destination" that Sefton Council hopes will stimulate the local economy and "transform the look and feel of the town".
A 200 tonne fatberg that was clogging a sewer underneath Liverpool city centre has finally been cleared. The huge pile of fat, grease and many other types of waste was 250 metres long and had caused internal flooding to properties on Bankhall Lane, Birchall Street and Foster Street.
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