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Merseyside,

former metropolitan county, NW England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county embraced the Greater Liverpool metropolitan area and comprised five metropolitan districts (metropolitan boroughs): WirralWirral,
metropolitan borough (1991 est. pop. 322,100), NW England, on the peninsula between the Mersey and Dee estuaries, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. Sometimes referred to as "the dormitory of Liverpool," it contains many high-income residential developments, as
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, Sefton, LiverpoolLiverpool,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 448,300), NW England, on the Mersey River near its mouth. It is one of Britain's largest cities. A large center for food processing (especially flour and sugar), Liverpool has a variety of industries, including the manufacture
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, Knowsley, and St. HelensSaint Helens,
metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 114,397), NW England, in the Greater Liverpool metropolitan area. It is a major center of glass manufacture in England. The city also has iron and brass foundries, chemical and soap factories, and potteries.
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. The Merseyside county council was abolished in 1986, and the districts became responsible for all services except police, fire, and civil defense, which are supervised jointly. It remains a ceremonial county under the Lieutenancies Act.

Merseyside

 

a conurbation in Lancashire, Great Britain, consisting of 12 cities located on the banks of the Mersey estuary. Population, 1.3 million (1971). The principal center of Merseyside is the city of Liverpool, Great Britain’s second largest seaport, which has for a long time served the industries of Lancashire. Food (sugar, flour) and chemical industries and nonferrous metallurgy, which use imported raw materials, have developed near the port. Ships are built in Birkenhead, and automobile and electrical engineering industries are located in the new outlying suburbs of Merseyside.

Merseyside

a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, and Wirral. Area: 652 sq. km (252 sq. miles)
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uk to PO Box Hall Street, L69 3EB Cllr Weightman became chairman of Merseyside Police Authority in 2004, months before Mr Bettison's departure.
Initially, Merseyside Police Authority requested compensation of pounds 1.
Our strategy sets out how Merseyside Police Authority plans to deal with this by continuing to examine a range of options for savings, and by starting with cuts as far away from the frontline as possible.
But Cllr Bill Weightman, chairman of Merseyside Police Authority, said the idea was opposed by councillors of every political party, across the country.
Ministers have offered local authorities a one-off grant to freeze the precept - which in the case of Merseyside police authority is pounds 1.
The decision was rubber-stamped yesterday after members of Merseyside Police Authority held a meeting to set its budget for the coming year.
Three cheers to Merseyside Police Authority for appointing the right man for the job.
Merseyside Police Authority is due to be disbanded in November when scrutiny of the police force will be taken over by a new elected police commissioner.
Cllr Rose Bailey, Labour representative on the Merseyside Police Authority
Up to 40 new officers could be out on local streets by the end of the year after Merseyside Police Authority discussed a slackening of the current recruitment freeze.
PRESSURE is mounting on Merseyside Police Authority to allow all frontline officers to use 50,000-volt Taser guns.
Chief Supt Dave Lewis, in a report that went to Merseyside Police Authority, wrote: "The force is aware that the Olympics policing requirement may have a significant effect both financially and in the level of staffing.

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