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This is the cocaine snorting taxi driver who knocked down and killed pensioner

A taxi driver who killed a Liverpool pensioner while under the influence of cocaine has been jailed. Tests found Paul Morrison still had metabolites linked to the Class A drug in his system when he crashed into Andrew Oakden on a Gateacre street. The...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Liverpool set to bask in heatwave next week as temperatures could hit 30 degrees

Liverpool set to bask in heatwave next week as temperatures could hit 30 degrees

Liverpool is set to bask in 30 degree heat next week, as the warm and sunny weather returns just in time for the school holidays. Today sees rain and colder temperatures across Merseyside, but thankfully this looks like a blip, with the mercury...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
Hundreds of homes to be built in Wirral despite major opposition

Hundreds of homes to be built in Wirral despite major opposition

Plans have been approved for a huge housing development in Wirral opposed by over 1,000 people, with the decision sparking outrage. The Acre Lane housing development will see 217 homes built on land formerly occupied by Bromborough Secondary School...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
You're much more likely to die of cancer if you live in certain parts of Liverpool

You're much more likely to die of cancer if you live in certain parts of Liverpool

Residents in Liverpool’s most deprived areas are four times more likely to die from lung cancer than those who live in the wealthiest parts of the city. A bleak report from the council’s Social Care and Health Select Committee reveals Liverpool has...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 
I was offered a free flat in exchange for sex: inside the dark world of 'sex for rent' landlords

I was offered a free flat in exchange for sex: inside the dark world of 'sex for rent' landlords

“I would like a young lady who is living in the flat, she doesn’t pay me any rent, but a couple of times a week we meet up and we f*** like crazy, okay?” I’m speaking to Dave - he’s never met me, he has no idea who I am, but he’s just offered me a...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Man detained by police after chase through Speke

A man was detained by officers after a police chase in south Liverpool. Merseyside Police said a car came to the attention of police in the Dam Wood Road area of Speke at around 1.20pm today (Thursday). After a brief pursuit by officers, two men made...

yesterday, 20:58 in Regional North West
 

The horrible pictures which show what ex pro Rugby League player did to boy he thought bullied his son

These are the brutal injuries a former St Helens rugby league star inflicted on a boy who he claimed bullied his son. Vila Matautia, 48, knocked 15-year-old Cole Olverson unconscious and broke his nose, leaving him covered in blood. The ex-Samoan...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 
Man dies after being knocked down in shopping centre car park

Man dies after being knocked down in shopping centre car park

A man has died after being knocked down in a shopping centre car park on Tuesday. Emergency services were called to Kirkby Market at around 2.20pm on July 17 to reports that a male pedestrian had been hit by a car and suffered a head injury. The...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

Liverpool FC fan called "a true Scouser" for his Kiev hotel revenge plan - but not everybody agrees

ECHO readers can't decide if a Liverpool FC fan's plan to get his own back on the Kiev business that cancelled his Champions League booking is "petty" - or inspired. Pete Wrigglesworth said he was told two days before he was due to arrive...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North West
 

Special 50p coin sold on eBay for hundreds - but do you have one?

It's weird to think of the idea of money being worth more than its face value - that, for example, a £1 coin could be worth anything more than, well...£1. But, as many of us know, there are lots of coins out there with special themes and designs which...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North West
 

This is when it will rain in Liverpool next - and the forecast for this weekend

Temperatures will rise in Liverpool throughout next week - but before then, you might need your brolly to hand. Forecasters have said parts of the UK will experience "furnace" like heat with a chance of the all-time record high of 38.5°C...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 

Man shot in the head in Amsterdam as police release CCTV of 'hitman'

A suspected hitman wanted for the attempted murder of a man in Amsterdam could be from Merseyside. Detectives probing the 'gangland' attack have released a CCTV image of a suspect - who they believe is either from Merseyside or Manchester. The victim,...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 

Liverpool FC HACKED as club admits personal details of season ticket holders stolen

Liverpool FC's fan database has been hacked resulting in a serious data breach for around 150 supporters. The club confirmed to the ECHO that season ticket holder information - including home addresses and bank details - were stolen from a club email...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 

Norovirus strikes down families across Merseyside as outbreak continues

Families across Merseyside are struggling to cope as the norovirus outbreak spreads across Merseyside. The dreaded bug has affected a number of families across the city, but Public Health England said levels are normal for this time of year. Hundreds...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 

Two thugs burst into sleeping man's home and attack him with screw-studded wooden pole

Two thugs burst into a sleeping man's home and attacked him in his bed with a screw-studded wooden pole. Sam Hill was set upon by Jake Johnson and an unknown man wielding the weapon in the early hours of New Year's Day. Liverpool Crown Court heard Mr...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North West
 


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