Daily news bulletin: Liverpool council to use AI to help fix city’s roads, PM criticised on Merseyside

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📰 Liverpool City Council has turned to Artificial Intelligence in a bid to improve the state of the city’s roads.

The council’s Highways and Transportation team will use a mix of AI and photography to devise a £34. million programme that will improve more than 100 roads over the next 12 months.

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Funding for the scheme comes from a mix of sources including the City Region Combined Authority and the Department of Transport.

📰 The Prime Minister visited Cammell Laird in Birkenhead to announce the Government's £4 billion shipbuilding investment.

Boris Johnson said that in the next 30 years another 130 warships will be built by the UK.

However, the GMB and Unite, which represent workers at shipyards across the country, criticised the announcement as a "facade" and "disastrous".

📰 A Birkdale couple who stole tens of thousands of pounds intended for a community football club for children in Southport have been sentenced for theft and fraud.

Michelle and Simon Marshall of Alma Road, Birkdale, spent the money on holidays abroad, shopping and rent.