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Exposed: Liverpool's new 'Red Light District' where sex is for sale at any time

It is just after 10.30pm on an average weeknight in Sheil Road in Kensington, a woman is leaning into the window of a parked up red car which suddenly reverses and pulls into a darkened car park - she follows and gets in. It is pretty shocking to see a s

today, 05:12 in Regional North West
 
New Ferry explosion families still waiting to go home 21 weeks on

New Ferry explosion families still waiting to go home 21 weeks on

Families caught up in the New Ferry explosion are still waiting to go home, 21 weeks on. Christopher Power, whose house was just a few doors down from the March 25 blast, shared these photos showing how his house looks today – and said it remained an “em

today, 05:12 in Regional North West
 
Driver who left pensioner for dead linked to notorious Kirkstone Riot Squad

Driver who left pensioner for dead linked to notorious Kirkstone Riot Squad

A driver who fled the scene of a high-speed crash which left a pensioner with a broken neck is a suspected member of a notorious street gang. Jordan Bech of Eltham Avenue, Litherland, was recently jailed for causing the crash which left a Formby pensione

today, 05:12 in Regional North West
 
Missing Disney cruise worker Rebecca Coriam's lover says 'I have nothing to hide'

Missing Disney cruise worker Rebecca Coriam's lover says 'I have nothing to hide'

The lover of Merseyside woman Rebecca Coriam who vanished during a Disney cruise six years ago has broken her silence to say she lost her first love and has nothing to hide. The 24-year-old Hope University student was reported as missing from the Disney

yesterday, 22:54 in Regional North West
 
Tesco recall huge list of products including Quorn, Galaxy bars, Maltesers, cooking sauce and haggis

Tesco recall huge list of products including Quorn, Galaxy bars, Maltesers, cooking sauce and haggis

A long list of product recalls was issued by supermarket giant Tesco - including everything from chocolate, soup, and a cooking sauce to children’s toys. The details were published on Tesco’s website, with customers being advised to return the listed pro

yesterday, 21:27 in Regional North West
 

Huge cordon in Church Street after man hit on head by falling masonry

A passerby was ‘hit on the head’ by masonry that fell from a Marks and Spencer store in Liverpool city centre. Police have closed off the store on Church Street after the man was injured and he has been taken to hospital. His condition is believed to be

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 
Girl, 9, with inoperable brain tumour will fly to Mexico for treatment

Girl, 9, with inoperable brain tumour will fly to Mexico for treatment

A young girl from Wirral diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour is to travel to Mexico for a special course of treatment after a crowdfunding appeal raised over £100,000 in a matter of weeks. Lucy Moroney, nine, from Heswall was diagnosed last month w

yesterday, 18:42 in Regional North West
 

Tributes paid to 'murdered' pensioner, 71, who 'wouldn't harm a fly'

Tributes were paid to an alleged murder victim who would “do anything for anyone”. Neighbours of a 71-year-old man, named locally as Richard Percival, today paid tribute after he was found dead at his home in Dixon Avenue, Newton Le Willows at around 4pm

yesterday, 18:27 in Regional North West
 
Commonwealth Games baton makes whistle-stop tour of Liverpool

Commonwealth Games baton makes whistle-stop tour of Liverpool

Liverpool hosted the Queen’s Baton Rally today with a whistle-stop tour of the city ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games. Its arrival in Liverpool held a special significance, coming just 24 hours after the submission of the city’s official bid to hos

yesterday, 18:05 in Regional North West
 
Police shut Marks and Spencer on Church Street - live updates

Police shut Marks and Spencer on Church Street - live updates

Merseyside Police have closed the Marks and Spencer store on Church Street in Liverpool city centre. Officers were called to the store to deal with an incident just after 4pm. A huge cordon was placed over part of Church Street and inside the store. Seve

yesterday, 17:00 in Regional North West
 
Training in retail or hospitality on offer to young jobseekers

Training in retail or hospitality on offer to young jobseekers

Young jobseekers in Liverpool looking to build a successful career in retail or hospitality can now take advantage of a free five-week training programme. The ‘Bright Lights Starting Out in Retail and Hospitality’ programme gets underway in September and

yesterday, 15:57 in Regional North West
 

This Liverpool 90s iconic nightclub video will leave you feeling nostalgic

This nostalgic video of The State nightclub left 90s clubbers reminiscing on Facebook. The 1995 montage of The State nightclub was uploaded to Facebook earlier this month and has already accumulated over 1,500 likes, despite being filmed over two decades

yesterday, 15:43 in Regional North West
 
Girl, 9, with inoperable brian tumour will fly to Mexico for treatment

Girl, 9, with inoperable brian tumour will fly to Mexico for treatment

A young girl from Wirral diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour is to travel to Mexico for a special course of treatment after a crowdfunding appeal raised over £100,000 in a matter of weeks. Lucy Moroney, nine, from Heswall was diagnosed last month w

yesterday, 15:17 in Regional North West
 

First Scouser in space? Young woman from Walton hoping to become an astronaut

A young scientist who hopes to be the first Scouser in space will try her hand as an astronaut in a new BBC show. Dr Jackie Bell, 28, from Walton, will face a series of gruelling challenges on “Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?” on Sunday night. 12

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional North West
 
Why are city centre banks thriving when other areas are losing theirs?

Why are city centre banks thriving when other areas are losing theirs?

You could be forgiven for thinking bank branches were a thing of the past – but in Liverpool city centre banks are pouring money in. Last week the ECHO reported on a protest against Barclays’ closure of its County Road branch. Bank bosses have blamed “a

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional North West
 


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