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Westward Ho! (Source)
Anthony Wilson discusses the huge influence that Liverpool has had, not only on the world of music, but also on the world itself. He discusses how Liverpool's involvement in the slave trade allowed the UK to open its doors to rhythm and blues and sowed the seeds of rock and roll to allow the Beatles change the world forever.
River of Life
Source interviews a variety of people from ex-cabinet ministers to local angling enthusiasts about their memories of the River Mersey. These stories form part of a new book and accompanying exhibition titled "Mersey: the river that changed the world", which tells the river's story from its source in Stockport, right down to where it meets the sea at Liverpool.
With the amount of rain we get in the Northwest it is hard to believe that water could ever possibly be in short supply. In reality though, water supplies in the UK are already under serious threat, a threat which will only be exacerbated once climate change starts making an impact. With drier summers on the horizons water shortage will become a major issue not just for people, but for our environment as well. Matthew Sutcliffe takes a look at the bleak future of our region’s water supplies and examines United Utilities’ strategic direction statement that sets out its plans for coping with the challenges of climate change and our over-use of water.
Spotlight - Liverpool Sailing Club
Ciara Leeming talks to members of the newly reopened Liverpool Sailing Club. After an arson attack in 2001 the future of the club was hanging in the balance but due its determined members and a successful partnership project the sailing club has now been officially reopened by HRH Princess Anne.
Breathing new life into the Mersey: Water quality and fisheries in the Mersey Estuary - a historical perspective
Taking a long-term perspective, this scientific paper provides detailed information about the effects of improvements in water quality on the fish population of the Mersey.
Spotlight - Peter Batey
Source talks to Professor Peter Batey of the University of Liverpool (later to become Chair of the Mersey Basin Campaign) about his involvement with the Mersey Estuary Management Plan, and the newly-formed Mersey Waterfront Regional Park.
Sensors of the Sea
Edwin Colyer visits the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in Liverpool to find out how they use all manner of technological wizardry to collect real-time data from our seas, and use that information to find out how the Northwest's waters are affected by, and affect our weather, climate and human activity.
Letter from Michael Heseltine and Government Consultation Paper (Department of the Environment, 1983)
The document which proposed the idea for the Mersey Basin Campaign. Then Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine's letter lays down the challenge for Northwest England, proposing a long term, multi-partner campaign, and the accompanying government consultation paper sets out the possible aims and scope of such an organisation.