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Trips to visit the family across new bridge will take a toll on relatives.

Byline: MY SHOUT Rex Makin the liverpool lawman is makin his point

THE 1970s, thousands of families packed their and headed off in the modern equivalent of covered wagon, furniture removal vans, to new lives in the promised land of Runcorn Town. Two generations on, there is still a lot two-way travel between Runcorn and Liverpool, relatives make the same journey.

When the new bridge opens, people in Liverpool will have to pay PS2 each way to cross the bridge. Chancellor George Osborne made a preelection pledge, saying residents of Warrington Chester would, like people living in Runcorn Widnes, have free cross-bridge travel. Surely Halton Borough forms a part of Liverpool City Region, charity should begin at home and free travel should first be offered to the borough's cousins in Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral and Liverpool.

| ALKING of covered wagons, it appears that prospectors have been busy in Calderstones Park, using metal detectors to determine whether there is gold in them there fields. Hundreds of telltale potholes have appeared in the showpiece the do you think bridge tolls? park. Isn't it time a rule was imposed to ban metal detecting in parks to ensure visitors don't suffer injury as they stroll across the grasslands? liverpoolecho.

| ENRY JAMES CARR has been appointed a Court Judge. It is a rare distinction for a barrister practising in these specialised fields of chancery work. His grandfather was Henry Carr, might be said to have been responsible for development of Maghull. His uncle was Cllr Carr, former Lord Mayor of Liverpool, who died sadly in office.

| NE of the benefit cuts in the Chancellor's budget involved significant reductions in Working Tax Credit. What does not seem to have occurred to some people is that this may have knock-on effects. For example, I surmise many families who were formerly able to for free prescriptions, eye tests, school and bus passes may not be able to do so in Let us have some clarity on this as soon as possible please.

SEE that Tesco is applying for planning permission to build a student accommodation of at least nine storeys in Great Crosshall in the city centre, which will apparently one of their outlets on the ground floor. I wonder if student residents will get any special store discounts? Every little helps!

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2015
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