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More alien and UFO sightings were reported to police in Sefton in the past two years than any other part of Merseyside. A Freedom of Information request showed officers in the borough received four calls about apparent extra-terrestrial activity between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018. This was ...
A Norris Green mum told how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's choice of a baby name left her family stunned in disbelief. Claire Stretton, 30 and Lukaz Miecznikowski, 31, were surprised when Prince William and the Duchess - more commonly known as Kate Middleton - named their third child Louis ...

Nearly 10,000 homes were reportedly burgled across Merseyside last year - new figures showcasing a dramatic rise in crime in the region have revealed. Christmas presents, precious family jewellery and cars vital to their owners' daily lives were taken as shameless thieves targeted up to 30 homes a night ...
Sanctuary Care has officially opened its Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home in Pensby, Merseyside. The official unveiling was carried out by Deputy Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Geoffrey Watt. Councillor Watt said: “The Deputy Mayoress and I were delighted to be invited to the opening of Ridgewood ...
Merseyside Police have today issued a stark warning to those who abuse Alder Hey hospital online as the Alfie Evans case attracts international attention. The hospital has come under fire from many people purporting to be supporters of Alfie's family's battle to take their son away from Alder Hey for ...
She said: “Here he's claiming apparent success for a few million pounds coming back to Merseyside Police when around £120 million in central funding has been cut from them. “Over £4 million of this £5.2 million came from the rise in council tax bills. I don't think many Southport residents would see paying ...

A £5 train journey with Northern Rail is costing passengers more than the price of a flight to Australia. Last week, the ECHO revealed that Northern Rail were charging an extortionate £535 for a train journey that is meant to cost just a fiver. The hour-long, 15-mile journey from Rainford to Birkenhead Park ...
Forecasters are predicting a thunderstorm to hit Merseyside - shortly after the hottest day of the year. It has been a sunny week for ... It states people in Merseyside should be wary of: "Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures. The BBC weather ...
“Glendale Manor” on Croft Drive is a sprawling five bedroom mansion, nestled in one of the most exclusive areas on Merseyside. Beyond an imposing set of electric gates and an intercom system, the manor house is approached by a long gravelled driveway, with a James Bond style turning circle and room ...
Dozens of people took to social media to express their shock at hearing a loud bang across Merseyside this morning. The huge boom was heard as far and wide as Bootle and Wirral, with some New Brighton residents saying their homes shook. One woman described how her neighbours had all peered ...
A luxury property overlooking the Royal Birkdale golf course was the most expensive house sold on Merseyside over a month - fetching an eye-watering £735,000. Meanwhile, a modest two-bedroom terrace house in Tranmere sold for just £33,000 in February - which was the last recorded month for house ...
The heatwave is over and the April showers are coming as forecasters predict a rainy week on Merseyside. Last week Scousers basked in the sun with temperatures hitting 23C in some places. However today and for much of the rest of the week the sun will be in short supply - with showers, cloud and even ...
Support for “safe standing” at top-flight football matches is gaining momentum on Merseyside, new figures have suggested. Despite obvious sensitivities surrounding the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, backing for new-style “rail seating” is particulary strong in the city - at least among respondents to an online ...
This Liverpool bar has been crowned best in Merseyside - do you agree? The overall winner will be announced at a red carpet event in May. Share. By. Laura Burns. 12:21, 17 APR 2018. What's On. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and ...
New "engaging and enriching" activities are on the way for hundreds of Merseyside secondary school pupils after Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) won new funding to deliver them. LJMU has been awarded £44,000 to expand its outreach scheme to encourage young people from 11 schools in ...
Sally Tapp, Marine Community Engagement Officer for North Merseyside said: “It is always a joy to see the look on children's faces when they discover that these mysterious mermaid's purses are actually the eggs laid by sharks, skates and rays. “Getting children out on the shore to experience our amazing ...
Inside the £1 million Crosby dream home that might have the best views on Merseyside. The plush pad has stunning views over the coast and the Welsh mountains. Share; Comments. By. Emilia BonaCity Centre Reporter. 10:43, 24 FEB 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community ...

Merseyside has been affected by more than its fair share of strikes in recent weeks. Large numbers of workers are in dispute with employers across the region, with staff in transport, universities and shipbuilding among those affected. While official figures show that the number of working days lost to strike ...
Merseyside to feel like MINUS 6 as temperatures plummet below freezing. The region will feel colder than Iceland this weekend as a polar vortex sweeps in. Share; 2Comments. By. Connor Dunn. 05:00, 23 FEB 2018; Updated 09:58, 23 FEB 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you ...
Today's searches comes after we reported how a haul of weapons - including replica BB guns and machetes - along with suspected class A drugs were recovered during raids in Merseyside on Thursday morning. A total of six people were arrested after raids uncovered the drugs and weapons, plus a ...
Merseyside Police's official Twitter account today Tweeted Peter Bleksley - star of the C4 show, in which members of the public attempt to go on the run for 28 days. In every single series broadcast so far, at least one fugitive contestant has managed to escape the grasp of his team. Asking him for help, the ...
American man's heartbreaking plea to be allowed to stay on Merseyside with his wife. “I have never felt as hopeless as I do right now. We don't have the money to fight this. We don't have the ability to fight it". Share; 13Comments. By. Kate McMullinSenior general news reporter. 14:55, 8 FEB 2018; Updated 15:24, 8 FEB ...
Vice chairman of Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes Simon Dennett, who was presented with a £10,000 donation at the event said: “It was so unexpected to be named Merseyrail's Charity of the Year, as there were so many other worthy organisations who had received nominations, so we are absolutely ...
Cases in Sefton, Wirral and Knowsley stood at six, five and three respectively last week. Since the start of the year, there have been 141 cases of scarlet fever reported in Merseyside, up from 94 in the same period in 2017. Numbers also appear to be rising week on week, with 43 in the week to February 4, ...
Similarly, drink driving offences in Merseyside also increased during the Christmas period, following a fall in the number of offences locally between 2014 -16. NPCC figures show that 125 drivers were stopped during the Christmas period, compared to 111 for the same period in 2016. In total 1200 drivers ...
A special ceremony took place on Monday, at which Chief Constable Andy Cooke and Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy took control of the centre, which is bounded by Speke Hall Avenue and Leeward Drive. Work began this week to move the entire Matrix team to south Liverpool ...
Snow has hit Merseyside this morning, with flurries getting heavier in Liverpool city centre and the white stuff settling in areas including Ormskirk and Wirral. Pictures are coming in from around the region - why not share yours by tweeting us or sending a message to our Facebook page? The Met Office says ...
Explaining the force's approach, Merseyside's police commissioner Jane Kennedy said: “Despite the challenges brought by the budget cuts imposed by central government, the chief constable and I remain committed to providing a neighbourhood policing style of police service that is accessible and visible ...
Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE, which include English, maths and a range of other subjects - with the higher the score, the better. The widget below lets you search for how your child's school did - and you can scroll to the bottom to see Merseyside's top performers.
Although the sound was heard around Merseyside, most reports centred around the Wallasey area. One Wallasey resident described how her neighbours had all peered out of their windows and left their houses to check the source of the noise. She said: “All of my neighbours were out of their houses trying ...
The fallout from the clash between Everton defender Mason Holgate and Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has continued into this week, with the FA deciding to conduct a probe into the events after referee Bobby Madley made a note of the incidentin his match report, and now the Merseyside Police ...
Police are investigating "a number of individuals" over racist tweets posted after Roberto Firmino and Mason Holgate clashed in the Merseyside derby. Liverpool striker Firmino, 26, reacted after Everton defender Holgate, 21, pushed him into the stand during the 5 January FA Cup match. Holgate then made ...
A Merseyside police constable caught with more than 1,400 indecent images of children has been spared jail. Darren Wright, 38, of Southport, admitted five offences involving downloading, distributing and possessing the images. Liverpool Crown Court heard the offences occurred while he was recovering ...
However, the figures from NHS England show that 737 transfers in the Merseyside area took 30 minutes or more during the festive period. At Southport and Ormskirk, 133 handovers took more than 30 minutes, which was one in every three ambulances arriving, which was more than double compared to ...
Could there be ANOTHER bus strike on Merseyside? Drivers at Liverpool depot balloting over potential industrial action over fate of 'Gillmoss 3'. Share; Comments. By. Alistair Houghton. 05:00, 9 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News ...
'If zero isn't the target, then what is? How many people should we accept are going to die by suicide?' Share; Comments. By. Bill GleesonEcho Reporter. 15:47, 7 JAN 2018; Updated 15:48, 7 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News ...
Inside £1.95 million Merseyside mega mansion with a pool, steam room and games complex. The property last sold for just £217,000 in .... Nestled on a huge private plot off Kings Drive, the sprawling manor house is located in one of Merseyside's most desirable postcodes. The property is approached by ...
A major research project run from the Advanced Centre for Policing Studies at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and in connection with Cambridge University's Institute of Criminology recently assessed the role the injunctions played on four gangs that once wreaked havoc on Merseyside.
Plans have been lodged to build a new headquarters for Merseyside Police on the outskirts of Liverpool city centre. Merseyside Police has submitted a full planning application to Liverpool City Council to construct a scheme providing a gross internal floor area of 137,778 sq ft on a predominantly brownfield ...
Warning after men posing as BT workers try to get into Merseyside homes. Police have put out a warning after receiving reports in the Merseyside area. Share; Comments. By. Kate McMullinSenior general news reporter. 19:00, 4 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community ...
Areas across Merseyside were battered by winds of 75mph this afternoon and Scousers were not impressed. The Met Office issued a yellow weather ... A number of fallen trees have been reported around Merseyside but thankfully the majority of reactions aren't as serious. Mark Viney tweeted: “That wind ...
Here's what the new £45m Merseyside Police headquarters off Scotland Road could look like. The force revealed in 2016 that it wanted to move from its current HQ in Canning Place into a new complex to the north of the city. It says its current home next to Liverpool ONE is not fit for purpose and that its new ...
Merseyside has been battered by winds of up to 80mph today thanks to Storm Eleanor - which caused disruption and damage as it arrived in the area. ... Following this weather bomb, people across Merseyside and the rest of the UK will be wondering when the next storm will arrive - and what it will be ...
Parts of Merseyside have extremely high levels of flu, amid rising cases and growing pressure on the NHS in recent weeks. One strain of influenza, known as ... The Flusurvey map , created by Public Health England and others, reveals some areas on Merseyside are now flu hotspots. It shows most of the St ...
Chief Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Officer Dan Stephens said tightened budgets meant large fires presented huge challenges. He said firefighters needed to "call and rely on neighbouring services" to help with such incidents. The Home Office said Fire and Rescue services had the resources to do ...
Merseyside Police are advising anyone affected by the fire at Liverpool Echo Arena car park to direct their enquiries to the Pullman Hotel, Kings Dock from now on. Staff will be able to provide assistance, aided by the British Red Cross. The temporary Reception Centre at Lifestyles on Park Road has now ...
Meet the first Merseyside babies of 2018 - born on New Year's Day. Proud parents welcomed these newborns while crowds were still out seeing in the New Year. Share; Comments. By. Tom BelgerSocial Affairs Reporter. 17:36, 1 JAN 2018; Updated 18:35, 1 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and ...
Merseyside Police and Fire believe that all vehicles parked in the car park have been destroyed and advise owners to contact their insurance companies. Public Health England say if you see smoke from the Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire then stay indoors, close all your windows and doors and if you ...
... outlined on applications for making indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of a child. The DBS statistics showed that over the last five years more than 9,000 applications were submitted by people with previous convictions. Following this startling discovery every council in Merseyside was sent an ...
Scousers are known for their quick-wit and good humour but these Merseyside business owners have taken it to the next level. There are loads of ... This list takes a look at 11 of the cheekiest business names in Merseyside and ones to look out for when you're on the road if you fancy a laugh. And if you can ...


 

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