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Lewis's as you have never seen it before

Dickie is affronted after newspaper drops a you-know-what

Published on June 17th 2010.

Lewis's as you have never seen it before

HERE at Confidential, we all know that the North West is one big patch and that all you lovely people are sometimes as interested in what's happening along the East Lancs Road as you are here.

So it was great to see that the Liverpool Echo, chivvied by its recent purchase of the Manchester Evening News, has also bought into this cheery, all-comers stance.

Proof positive? In a huge half-page blurb, advertising its eight-page supplement - promising poignant memories and pictures about the much loved and recently lost, “iconic” LIVERPOOL Lewis's Department Store - our Dickie is nowhere to be seen.

Nor is Ranelagh Street.

What's this? Instead of the statue exceedingly bare, gracing page six of last Thursday's Echo, we have something resembling a right pickle-illy.

Aha! Not Liverpool's most famous department store at all... Big as you like in black and white - they've only gone and printed a picture of Lewis's in Piccadilly Gardens – MANCHESTER.


Admittedly, it's easily done. Here is a picture of the Liver Buildings.

No one needs reminding that the Echo is printed, along with the MEN, in Oldham every morning, the case since parent company Trinity Mirror controversially sacked its 100 Liverpool printers.

Although there appears to be a bit of a Merseyside-Greater Manchester love-in going on right now, senior TM management aren't soft.

In case newbie van drivers get confused on the way up and down the M62, and might, horror of horrors, deliver the wrong papers in the wrong city, they have arranged for helpful roads signs to be placed along key routes. This one, above, was spotted just by The Rocket.

Now who needs The Knowledge? By thee 'eck, nobody!

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Look back in AncoatsJune 17th 2010.

Tee hee hee!

AnonymousJune 17th 2010.


AnonymousJune 17th 2010.


TheUsualJune 17th 2010.

My Dad god rest his soul worked in the Daily Post for years and never bought a Murdoch paper after the disputes. Even though he could do the famous crossword in a morning. Remeber Eddie Shah. No one buys the Sun why buy the Echo...

CamboJune 17th 2010.

Is that really the Liver Buildings?????

ConfusedJune 17th 2010.

Where it says: "Tuesday, more CCTV suspects caught on camera", does that mean in Lewis's in Manchester too?

OH'ECJune 17th 2010.

Liverpool Echo owners TM has announced it is closing the Manchester Evening News office in Manchester City Centre and moving everyone out to, err..... Oldham.How long before the money-pinchers decide an editorial production hub could service all of its papers, the Echo, Daily Post, MEN and the shite weeklies, all from Oldham. Why not just bring out one paper and call it the Liverpool, Manchester and Everywhere in the North West News-Echo-Post.

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