NEWS ROUNDUP: Covid rising & Ancelotti leaves Everton
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Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly in Wirral, as lockdown restrictions ease and the Indian variant takes hold. In recent months, cases have plummeted in Wirral as they have done across much of the country, but now this pattern is beginning to change.
Carlo Ancelotti has left his position as manager of Everton to take up the role of Head Coach at Real Madrid. Ancelotti joined Everton on a four-and-a-half-year contract in December 2019. The Club says it will begin the process of appointing a new manager immediately and will provide updates in due course.
A helium balloon has caused delays to rail passengers after it got tangled in 25,000-volt overhead electric cables which power trains on Merseyside. It's prompted Network Rail to issue a safety plea to the public to not let helium balloons loose near the railway. The foil balloon got caught on the high-voltage overhead wires in Prescot on Tuesday causing delays to three trains between St Helens and Liverpool Lime Street.
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