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WORKERS a builders yard in Wirral lifted a paving stone only to discover a black widow spider - one of the most deadly in the world. The spider was transferred to National Museums Liverpool's Bug House.

JAZZMEN from various Merseyside bands took part in a special tribute to cornet player, John Lawrence, from the Merseysippi Jazz Band when his funeral took place at Landican Cemetery, Wirral. The Merseysippi Band were the act that opened the Cavern on Matthew Street in January 1957.

THE William Hill bookies in Toxteth crumbled to the ground in front of stunned onlookers. Residents living nearby described how the ground opened up. Thirty minutes earlier neighbours had watched as huge cracks started to split the pavement in two.

SPIDERMAN was among around 100 people who took the plunge and abseiled off Leasowe Lighthouse in Wirral to raise money for the Stroke Association.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 17, 2017
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