A rare toad struggles to survive on the tobacco cliffs of Formby
Cigarette companies used to dump their waste here. The damage will take many more decades to undo
Dear members — natterjack toads once thrived in the sand dunes of Formby beach but the legacy of years of tobacco dumping on the coastline has damaged local wildlife. Harry met a conservation expert there recently and has written a great report.
Also in today’s edition, we have some cultural recommendations for the weekend, including an evocative short film about Liverpool’s ‘90s rap scene. And coming up tomorrow, we have the second part of our special report on politics in Liverpool.
And if you missed our members-only edition on Wednesday, Mollie visited Grove Street to hear from residents whose homes are about to be demolished to make way for a landmark city centre development.
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