More upheaval at Liverpool City Council
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Just days after Liverpool Council was labelled the worst in the country for financial management, the chief executive of the city’s Capital of Culture programme has quit. Jason Harborow, who also headed up the council’s Culture, Media and Sport department, is understood to be receiving a £230,000 pay off, allowing him to concentrate on “other personal business opportunities”. Since the cancellation of the Mathew Street festival, problems between Mr. Harborow and council leader Cllr Warren Bradley have been high profile. This culminated in Bradley calling for Harborow to be relieved of his duties.
Merseyside’s railway stations are to get £1.76m worth of investment in order to improve accessibility. The lucky stations are Bidston, New Brighton, Southport, Wallasey Grove Road and Wallasey Village on the Merseyrail Electrics network and Newton le Willows and St Helens Junction on Northern Rail’s City Line.
And finally, to prove that naming streets after notable citizens isn’t confined to the Victorians, a street in Warrington Collegiate has been named after Great Britain and Warrington rugby league star Mike Gregory, who died after a long battle with motor neurone disease late last year.