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Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC026 Mersey People: The Businesswoman The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently. But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world. With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world. For more information visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey In this episode Sara Wilde discusses the importance of the Mersey and its maritime history for the regeneration of Liverpool and Merseyside. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC031 Mersey People: The Ranger The Mersey and its people – for hundreds of years it has been impossible to say which influences the other most. Without the river there would have been no port, no merchants, no ferries, no shipbuilding. Many of the towns and cities that were the cradle of the industrial revolution wouldn’t exist, and countless lives defined by their relationship to the water would have been lived differently. But the river, too, has been shaped by its people. Dredged, bridged and canalised, its natural flow has been changed to better serve us. It has been polluted by industry, and revived by a clean-up campaign that is the envy of the world. With the Mersey in the midst of a renaissance, many 21st century lives are still entwined with it, whether for employment, recreation or inspiration. From ferrymen to cabinet ministers, policement to anglers, their stories tell the tale of the Mersey, the river that changed the world. For more information visit: http://www.riverthatchangedtheworld.com/mersey In this episode, Rachael Bennett, community parks officer from Mersey Vale Nature Park talks about the site - a former bleachworks on the riverbank in Heaton Mersey - its wildlife, and how the local community contributed to its regeneration. Publication dateJune 2003 MBC035 Critical Coastlines Steve Connor examines the potential for regeneration in the Northwest's coastal towns, from plans for the restoration of Morecambe's Midland Hotel, to a masterplan for Blackpool, and offshore windfarms for Cumbria. Ties in with an NWDA report - 'A new vision for Northwest Coastal Resorts', and the launch of the Interreg-funded ICREW project on bathing and recreational waters. Publication dateSeptember 2003 MBC041 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. Publication dateSeptember 2003 MBC042 This Land Is Our Land Ben Willis examines the Irk Valley Project, a pilot public participation exercise along the River Irwell which was one of the Northwest's first responses to the Water Framework Directive. He discovers how local people contributed to the river regeneration plans. Publication dateDecember 2003 MBC045 Stream of Words Elliot Morley, then Minister for Environment and Agri-Environment talks to Walter Menzies, Chief Executive of the Mersey Basin Campaign. The wide-ranging interview covers the regeneration of Liverpool ahead of its Capital of Culture designation, issues of pollution, public participation in the Water Framework Directive, and the PR04 review of water prices 2005-10. Publication dateDecember 2003 MBC046 Timeline 2025 20 years into the Mersey Basin Campaign's activities, Ian Herbert reflects on progress to date, and asks a range of the Campaign's stakeholders and partners what they see as the challenges still to be faced. Publication dateDecember 2003 MBC047 Venice of the North Ben Willis reports on Manchester City Council's strategy for the regeneration of its waterways.