Headlines: Police name woman who died in Queensway tunnel crash

Paige Rice was taken to hospital after the Audi she was travelling in collided with a taxi, but she later died.

Police have named the women who was killed in a crash in the Queensway tunnel as Paige Rice.

The 22-year-old from Solihull was a passenger in an Audi that crashed into a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning.

She was taken to hospital where she later died.

Two men were also seriously injured in the incident under the River Mersey.

The Audi driver, a male in his 20s, remains critically injured, while the taxi driver, a man in his 40s, is in a serious but not life-threatening condition.

Police said the Audi had been in a collision with another vehicle on the Hunter Street roundabout before entering the Queensway tunnel.

Matrix Inspector Mark Worrell said: “Our thoughts go out to the family of the woman who died and those who were injured in this collision.

“The incident is currently under investigation and I would ask anyone who saw anything prior to the collision which could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

Ford to invest £230m in Halewood plant

Ford is to spend £230 million converting its factory in Halewood to start producing electric power units.

Some 500 jobs will reportedly be saved in the region after the car manufacturer selected the plant to help realise its plan to sell only electric cars in the UK and Europe by 2030.

Liverpool’s ACC set for £5m refurbishment

The Liverpool venue that recently hosted a controversial arms fair in the city could be set for a series of council funded refurbishments costing more than £5 million.

The city council’s cabinet is set to consider approving funding for a series of repairs and improvements to the ACC Liverpool, on King’s Dock, which hosts a range of events.

The complex is owned by Liverpool City Council but is operated as a separate company.

Most recently, it hosted an arms fair which saw large protests outside the complex, with a number of protesters being arrested by police.

A report to cabinet does not lay out the full detail of the repair and refurbishment work, with that set to be published later.

However, it said the work includes repairs to key infrastructure such as smoke and fire alarms, escalators, lifts, power circuits and air conditioning.

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