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2008-06-20 18:00:38

By HELEN HUNT; NICK COLIGAN MEDICS want to create a world class cancer treatment centre in the heart of Liverpool. The multi-million pound facility would allow patients to receive chemotherapy and radiotherapy in central liverpool, close to the University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre, rather than having to travel toWirral. The proposal is still at an early stage and hinges on a wide ranging review of cancer services due in the autumn. But top doctors believe a change to the...

2008-06-20 18:00:38

LIVERPOOL'S council leader has welcomed a review of the region's cancer services - and steps to bring more treatment within the city In an effort to develop world-class cancer services and address Merseyside's depressing cancer statistics, the National Health Service is in the early stages of reviewing how and where patients who require chemotherapy and radiotherapy might receive their treatment in the future. Earlier this year, the service announced plans to invest pounds 30m in new...

2008-06-20 18:00:31

A MERSEYSIDE woman has been named the best headteacher in the north west. Laetitia Shemilt, head at Bootle's Hillside High school has been crowned Secondary School Headteacher of the Year at the Oscar-style North West Teaching Awards. The school's head of 12 years was one of 11 category winners whittled down from nearly 9,000 nominees. The 60-year-old grandmother won after masterminding huge changes in the school's fortunes with GCSE grades at A* to C rocketing from 9% to 76%....

2008-06-20 18:00:30

THREE Merseyside teachers have been honoured at the National Teaching Awards. Laetitia Shemilt, of Hillside High School in Bootle, won The Royal Air Force Award for headteacher of the year in a secondary school while Mandy Skillen, of Woodlands Primary School, in Birkenhead, won the TDA Award for teaching assistant of the year. Mrs Monica Fyles, of St Joseph The Worker Catholic Primary School, in Kirkby, was another Merseyside success, given a distinction award for lifetime achievement....

2005-10-26 13:39:58

LONDON (Reuters) - A rush-hour train derailed in Liverpool, northwest England, on Wednesday evening, local police said, adding that there were no immediate reports of injuries. "We do have a derailment and we have approximately 90 passengers on board. We are leading them off and there are no reports of injuries so far," a spokesman for the Merseyside fire service said. A spokeswoman for the Merseyside Ambulance Service also said they had not received any reports of injuries. Local...

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