NEWS ROUNDUP: No smoking ban & Alder Hey road
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Liverpool Council has said it doesn't currently have plans to ban smoking in the pavement dining areas of restaurants and bars as a number of other councils have. Five English councils have now started to make restaurants wishing to open out into public areas ensure they have no smoking rules in place.
People who wrongly deny the seriousness of Covid-19 have found themselves facing thousands of pounds in fines for breaking lockdown laws. The fines, which totalled more than £30,000, were levied under the single justice procedure in which cases are dealt with in private based only on written testimony and with no lawyers present.
New roads connecting Alder Hey Children's Hospital's helipad with its main buildings are set to be constructed after ambulances transporting patients got stuck on the current route. A report from the hospital said the situation has become particularly bad over the past year.
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