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Teen who hid MDMA in Kinder Egg to sell at Creamfields is spared jail

Teen who hid MDMA in Kinder Egg to sell at Creamfields is spared jail

A teenager who hid MDMA in a Kinder egg to sell at the Creamfields dance music festival in Daresbury has been spared jail as the judge branded him ‘very lucky’ to avoid prison. Joseph Lloyd, 18, of Northop Road, Flint, North Wales, was caught by security

8 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Liverpool man locked up after police uncover gun and £28,000 worth of cannabis

Liverpool man locked up after police uncover gun and £28,000 worth of cannabis

A LIVERPOOL man has been caged for more than seven years after police uncovered a gun and over £28,000 worth of cannabis at a Widnes industrial estate. Christopher Shwenn, 31, of Lakenheath Road in Halewood , was charged after police conducted a raid in

25 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Mum had to drag herself out of mud after sinking up to her waist on Crosby Beach

Mum had to drag herself out of mud after sinking up to her waist on Crosby Beach

A Liverpool mum said she had to drag herself out of a patch of sinking mud after nearly getting swallowed on Crosby Beach. Angela Flood, 50, parked her car near to Crosby Leisure Centre and had gone out onto the sand alone for a leisurely stroll. She sai

51 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Police get power to carry out searches of people in Litherland following "rising tensions"

Police trying to stem tide of shootings on Merseyside have instituted a special order on parts of Litherland in the wake of “rising tensions”. The section 60 order will be in place in Litherland tonight and covered the area pictured in the below map. It

today, 18:55 in Regional North West
 
'Festive Fugitive' found guilty of hit-and-run crash which left OAP seriously injured

'Festive Fugitive' found guilty of hit-and-run crash which left OAP seriously injured

A man was found guilty of a hit-and-run crash which left an OAP with a broken vertebra and collarbone. Francis Williamson, 82, was on his way home from Formby Bridge Club in his Honda Jazz when it was stuck by a speeding Audi S3. Jordan Bech, 23, who was

today, 18:45 in Regional North West
 
Paranoid schizophrenic man sunk teeth into nurse's nose at Ashworth

Paranoid schizophrenic man sunk teeth into nurse's nose at Ashworth

A paranoid schizophrenic man who tried to murder a convicted killer with a knife and fork had an indefinite hospital order renewed after biting a nurse’s nose. Kyle Moores attacked Robert Searle, who he wrongly believed was a pervert, at Ashworth high-se

today, 18:42 in Regional North West
 

Teen shot on doorstep in drive-by attack on Walton street

A teenager was injured when a gang pulled up in a VW Golf and shot him in a day-time drive-by . The 19-year-old was taken to hospital after being hit in the leg while on the doorstep of a Walton home. The shooting sparked frantic efforts to stem the blee

today, 18:24 in Regional North West
 
Police find gun after scrambler yobs shoot at home

Police find gun after scrambler yobs shoot at home

POLICE investigating a shooting in which a home was blasted by gun thugs have found a firearm during a search of open land. Officers were called to Kirkstone Road North in Litherland at around 6pm on Thursday evening following reports of shots fired. Res

today, 18:17 in Regional North West
 

Firefighters to urgently review fire safety at ALL tall buildings in Merseyside

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is to carry out urgent investigations into fire safety at all tall buildings in the region in the wake of last week’s Grenfell Tower fire disaster. As well as reviewing local authority and housing association tower bloc

today, 17:45 in Regional North West
 

X Factor bosses warn "young employee" who asked for free cake from Liverpool baker

X Factor bosses have warned “an over-enthusiastic young member” of their team who asked a Liverpool baker to make the show’s judges a free cake about their “inappropriate behaviour”. The latest statement from organisers of the popular singing competition

today, 17:15 in Regional North West
 

New boss at St Johns Market as more traders set to arrive

A new manager has taken charge at Liverpool’s St Johns Market as the complex prepares to welcome new traders after its controversial refurbishment. The market was reopened last year after a £2.5m refurbishment but the market was criticised by traders and

today, 17:05 in Regional North West
 

Cloudy weekend to ruin Liverpool's sunny spell - but good news on way

IS Liverpool’s taste of summer OVER after less than a week of sunshine? It’s set to be a cloudy and rainy weekend – and Met Office forecasters say the weather could be changeable for the whole of July. Cloud and scattered showers are forecast from early

today, 16:54 in Regional North West
 
Stabbed teen is not cooperating with police

Stabbed teen is "not cooperating" with police

A TEENAGER who dashed into a barber’s shop after being stabbed is refusing to cooperate with police. The 19-year-old was seen running into the salon on Rowson Street, in Wallasey , at 12.50pm on Thursday. He was covered in blood, with wounds seemingly to

today, 16:45 in Regional North West
 
Dean Gaffney gets road ban for refusing to say who drove his speeding Mercedes in Liverpool

Dean Gaffney gets road ban for refusing to say who drove his speeding Mercedes in Liverpool

Eastenders star Dean Gaffney was banned from the road after refusing to say who drove his speeding Mercedes in Liverpool. The 39-year-old’s car was snapped by a speed camera doing 38mph along 30mph Edge Lane Drive in Old Swan at 5.16am. It coincided with

today, 16:32 in Regional North West
 

Bootle man defends himself with umbrella after being attacked by seagulls while painting the Coburg

A painter and decorator was left fearing for his life after dive-bombing seagulls began attacking him while he was painting a pub up 60ft of scaffolding. Peter Cole, 59, began painting the Coburg on Stanhope Street a few days ago. Ever since vicious seag

today, 16:27 in Regional North West
 


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