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LAST Friday, we launched our new LDP Weekend supplement, combining the best of our entertainment and lifestyle sections, Box Office and Day Six, into one handy 16-page pullout designed to provide a fantastic weekend mix of news and features, now that the Liverpool Daily Post has become a Monday-to-Friday print publication.

Many of you have contacted us to say how much you liked the new-look supplement, particularly Emma Pinch's interview with author and shadow chancellor's wife Frances Osborne. Thanks to all of you for your positive remarks.

However, Mrs J Daugherty, of Woolton, was one of several readers who contacted us to ask why our new Friday supplement did not carry weekend TV and radio listings.

The simple fact is that these listings would fill another six pages of the newspaper. TV listings are readily available these days in so many ways, from channel websites online, to listings magazines and built-in electronic programme guides. We take great pains to provide readers with high quality local news, features and sports coverage - unique articles that you won't find anywhere else.

We took the view that it was better to cram our new product with as much interesting reading as we can, rather than filling these precious pages with information that is not unique to us and which our research shows us many of you barely look at.

However, I'm pleased to be able to tell you that, in response to your concerns, from this weekend you will be able to find a link to full TV listings on our website,

Don't miss tomorrow's LDP Weekend, which will feature a review of the new Woody Allen film and our interview with former Wet Wet Wet star Marti Pellow.

Yesterday, we published our special report into Liverpool City Council's plans to extend parking charges in the city centre until 8pm. As we revealed, such a move would put Liverpool at odds with the rest of the North, where on-street parking is free after 6pm. It is our view that this would be a damaging move that will hit city centre night-time revenue, and you clearly agree with us.

Stephen Makin, of Allerton, wrote: "This is one of the daftest schemes the council has come up with yet.

"For every penny they rake in with the extra charges, a pound will surely be shaved off the takings of restaurants, bars and theatres as people decide to stay away from the city in protest.

Keep the pressure on."

More letters on the subject can be seen on our letters page, opposite.

Finally, on Monday, we ran a picture in our Looking Back section which we said showed a snowbound car caught in Parkgate in 1981. However, eagle-eyed reader Frances Edwards has since been in touch to put us straight on the location. In fact, the picture was of Station Road, Heswall. To the left of the picture is Westway, and the Dee and the Welsh hills can be seen in the distance beyond.

One of the daftest schemes the council has come up with yet - Stephen Makin, Allerton
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 12, 2009
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