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Time we squashed fly-tippers.

Byline: Joe Riley

THERE are the several faces of Liverpool: epicentre epicentre

Point on the surface of the Earth that is directly above the source (or focus) of an earthquake. There the effects of the earthquake usually are most severe. See also seismology.
 of Beatles international; a great soccer city; the place with most listed buildings outside London; and now its rising status as an eating out destination a league on from a plate of Scouse scouse  
1. A lobscouse.

a. often Scous·er A native or resident of Liverpool, England.

b. often Scouse The dialect of English spoken in Liverpool.

But there is also fly-tipping Liverpool, with an incredible 54,000 incidents in the past two years - two thirds of them involving household waste, the rest from businesses, still dumping "on an industrial scale".

It''s a wonder we haven''t single-handedly been responsible for the return of the plague.

Out of 820,000 logged fly-tipping incidents nationwide last year, there were a paltry 2,500 prosecutions.

Clearly the only answer is some high profile court cases, with suitably draconian penalties, even if that means firms going out of business.

Council cuts have left many roadside verges unmown, full of seeding dandelions and clover. Amazing a·maze  
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.

2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.

 how householders who mow their lawns cannot just go the extra distance by a couple of yards - if only to off-set the appearance of their own properties. So much for the Big Society.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 9, 2012
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