Former home of Beatle Ringo Starr signed off for demolition

Hannah Ricci

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The former housing minister, Grant Shapps, signed off a regeneration project without realising it would demolish the house in which Ringo Starr was born, the Telegraph reports today.

A court heard today how the Conservative Party Chairman's plans to regenerate the Welsh Streets area of Liverpool were subject to backlash but it was impossible to undo the the plans because too much public money had already been spent.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%