Liverpool news bulletin: Train strikes, abandoned dog finds forever home and Eurovision plans
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Due to industrial action, Avanti West Coast services from Liverpool Lime Streets to London Euston will finish earlier than usual on Saturday. As a result, the last service to Euston will be at 16:43 on Saturday. Merseyrail is not affected by any strike days over the coming weeks.
Around 15,000 people are expected to descend on Liverpool's iconic Pier Head for each night of the Eurovision fan village. The council's licensing committee has approved proposals for a time limited application between May 1-20 to stage plays, films, live and recorded music, and dance from 9 am to 2 am.
A dog who was cruelly abandoned last year has found her forever home. Mimi, a Shi Tzu, was thrown over the car park wall at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre last September. Jim Marsden, volunteer dog-walker for the centre, has formally adopted Mimi.