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one year ago...

A PET piglet had been rescued by the RSPCA after being dumped on a roundabout in Rainhill. The very young piglet now named Heidi was spotted hiding in undergrowth by a passerby. She was taken a specialist rescue centre in Yorkshire. Retailer BHS announced plans to expand by launching a food store in Liverpool outlets. Bill Bailey brought his comedy tour Limboland to Liverpool.

FIVE years ago...

DINOSAURS returned to Liverpool, in animatronic prehistoric form for the Age of the Dinosaur exhibition, which was expected to be a roaring success. A dedication service was held for the new war memorial in Hamilton Square, commemorating those awarded the Victoria or George Cross, local people killed in action during World War II 25 years ago...

TOWER block tenants were helping to make Wirral a rosier place by growing their own sky high gardens for the council's annual garden competitions. The leader of St Helens Council, Cllr Rimmer, spoke out after the news that Merseytravel wanted to increase the tunnel tolls to PS1. The council was blasted for neglect of the city's famous parks and the dilapidated state of Sefton Park's Palm House.

50 years ago...

A NEW experimental ruling being used in the Rugby League floodlight competition, whereby a scrum is ordered after three successive play-theballs by the same side, met with a mixed reception. Meanwhile, the Merseyside Model Railway group exhibited their handbuilt prizewinning O-Gauge Great Western railway layout at the Northern exhibition.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 1, 2016
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