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Urgent health warning issued after Storm Ophelia turns sky red

An urgent health warning was issued today after Storm Ophelia turned skies in Liverpool and across the country red. National charity, Asthma UK has said that the phenomenon created by Saharan dust, carried in by the ex-hurricane, could prompt a deadly...

yesterday, 22:22 in Regional North West
 

Man arrested on suspicion of double attack on Liverpool city centre doormen

A man was arrested on suspicion of a double attack that saw one doorman suffer a two inch throat gash and another assaulted with a bottle. Police questioned the 25-year-old, who has been released under investigation, on suspicion of two attacks in the...

yesterday, 20:32 in Regional North West
 

28,000 people tell Liverpool FC to drop deal with controversial water firm

More than 28,000 people have signed a petition calling on Liverpool to drop its sponsorship with a controversial water company. The campaign wants the Reds to cancel a deal it struck with Tibet Water Resources Ltd (TWRL) this year which saw the firm...

yesterday, 20:18 in Regional North West
 

Parliament hears calls for ban on gay 'cure' therapies after ECHO investigation

A Liverpool MP called on the government to ban gay ‘cure’ therapies in Parliament today after an ECHO investigation exposed the ‘dangerous’ practice at an Anfield Church. Walton MP Dan Carden today raised the issue in the House of Commons, stating...

yesterday, 19:58 in Regional North West
 

'Extraordinary' number of bruises on toddler allegedly murdered by stepdad

A doctor described the number of bruises on the body of a toddler allegedly murdered by his stepdad as ‘extraordinary’. Medical experts found two-year-old Teddy Tilston died from a 6cm (2½in) tear to internal tissue, which attaches the intestines to...

yesterday, 19:45 in Regional North West
 

Man admits killing Ellesmere Port mum Ellia Arathoon and setting fire to her body

A MAN due to stand trial over the murder of a Merseyside mum admitted killing her and setting fire to her body before dumping it in woodland near the M53. Craig Andrew Proctor, 40, had denied killing Ellia Arathoon last October and pleaded not guilty...

yesterday, 19:00 in Regional North West
 

Family pay touching tribute to 'true and loyal' James Meadows

The family of James Meadows have paid tribute to the popular teenager, describing him as a “true and loyal friend” who was loved by the community he lived in. In a touching statement they say the 17-year-old, who is thought to have died as a result of...

yesterday, 18:54 in Regional North West
 

This is why bouncers were fighting in Concert Square on Saturday night

A brawl involving nightclub bounders in the heart of Liverpool’s clubland was sparked by two men allegedly trying to BREAK INTO a city bar. Earlier today, the ECHO published footage from a shocked onlooker who recorded a violent flare-up in Concert...

yesterday, 18:19 in Regional North West
 
Liverpool woman who quit uni to fight ISIS says she's scared to return to UK in case she is arrested

Liverpool woman who quit uni to fight ISIS says she's scared to return to UK in case she is arrested

A Liverpool woman who quit university to fight against ISIS fears she may be arrested if she returns to the UK. Kimberley Taylor, who has spent the past month helping to liberate Raqqa, said in an interview with The Independent that “going home is not...

yesterday, 18:00 in Regional North West
 

Storm Ophelia turns sun over Liverpool a red misty hue in stunning footage over the Liver Building

This stunning footage shows a eerie red sun over the top of one Liverpool's most iconic buildings. Echo photographer Mike Price captured the mist-like sun over the Liver Building as the tail of ex-storm Ophelia hits Merseyside . The Liver Bird was in...

yesterday, 17:43 in Regional North West
 
Police seize gun, machete, swords and drugs during north Liverpool raid

Police seize gun, machete, swords and drugs during north Liverpool raid

Police seized guns, drugs, machetes and swords during a raid in north Liverpool. Officers made the discovery when they executed a warrant at a property on Jenkinson Street in Everton at around 11am today. The haul included a revolver type gun,...

yesterday, 17:24 in Regional North West
 

Three flights request emergency landing at Liverpool airport - and Ophelia is to blame

Hurricane Ophelia has caused three emergency landings at Liverpool John Lennon airport today after reports from pilots of a burning smell in the cockpit. The easyJet pilot of flight EZY 7159 to the Greek island of Zakynthos turned the plane around and...

yesterday, 17:12 in Regional North West
 

Pervert snared by paedophile hunters wanted sex with four-year-old boy

A pervert who said he wanted sex with a four-year-old was snared by paedophile hunters - but walked free from court. Shaun Parrott – whose username was ‘Bimale Rape Me’ – thought he was talking online with a schoolgirl called Amy. He told the...

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional North West
 

Video shows teenager running away from 'flasher'

A mum claims a ‘flasher’ chased her 16-year-old son while shouting lewd remarks about his penis. The mum, who did not want to be named, said her teenage son was with friends in Birkdale, near Southport, when they were approached by two “drunk men”...

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional North West
 

Harsher sentencing powers could mean life behind bars for drivers who kill

Dangerous drivers responsible for tragedies on our roads could be handed harsher punishments under plans to increase the sentencing powers available to judges. Changes confirmed by the Ministry of Justice mean longer prison terms could await those...

yesterday, 16:50 in Regional North West
 


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