Daily news bulletin: handwritten Beatles lyrics, COVID rules and Unite strike ballot

WATCH: Your latest news update for Merseyside.

📰 A notebook containing Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for Hey Jude has gone on display at the Beatles Story.

The notebook, which belonged to the Fab Four’s bodyguard and PA Mal Evans, was compiled between 1967 and 1968.

📰 A Liverpool medical expert has criticised the Prime Minister's move to scrap all remaining legal coronavirus restrictions from this week, including self-isolation and free testing.

Liverpool Medical Committee secretary Dr Rob Barnett insists the move, originally pencilled in for the end of March, comes too early.

📰 An engineering firm has denied it has plans to 'fire and rehire' 130 employees in Birkenhead. Wabtec, is a manufacturer and supplier of equipment for the railway industry.


The union Unite said its members would proceed to a strike ballot unless the firm withdrew what it claimed were proposals that would affect employees.