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Steve Rotheram: 'Scrap Police Commissioner and give me the job'

Steve Rotheram: 'Scrap Police Commissioner and give me the job'

Steve Rotheram, the Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region will today call for a major change in local government that would see the role of Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) scrapped. During a key speech on devolution, he will tell...

9 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Thousands in Merseyside sign viral petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in EU

Thousands in Merseyside sign viral petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in EU

Thousands of people in Merseyside have signed a viral petition to scrap Brexit. Over 2,000,000 people across the UK, at the time of writing, have pledged their support for the petition since it was created with almost 20,000 of those signatures coming...

today, 00:17 in Regional North West
 
The tragic history of homeless sex worker banned from Sheil Road

The tragic history of homeless sex worker banned from Sheil Road

A woman who has been banned from Sheil Road sold sex to men for just a few pound. Natalie Richards started working on the notorious Kensington street to fund her crack cocaine addiction after becoming addicted in her 20s. The 31-year-old has now been...

yesterday, 22:14 in Regional North West
 
Anti-vaxxer parents blamed after mumps in Merseyside increases by more than 500%

Anti-vaxxer parents blamed after mumps in Merseyside increases by more than 500%

The number of confirmed mumps cases within Merseyside has increased by 562%. According to the data from Public Health England (PHE), since the start of 2019, 106 cases of mumps have been confirmed, compared to 16 cases during the same period in 2018....

yesterday, 20:24 in Regional North West
 
Why Brexit could cause traffic delays on the M62 this weekend

Why Brexit could cause traffic delays on the M62 this weekend

Brexit could cause traffic delays on the motorways this weekend if protesters go ahead with their plans to take action on the M62. Dozens of members of the Brexit Protest and Direct Action Group UK Facebook group have said they would be taking part in...

yesterday, 19:29 in Regional North West
 
Top doctor sacked for sexual harassment could soon be banned from practising medicine

Top doctor sacked for sexual harassment could soon be banned from practising medicine

A top doctor sacked over sexual harassment could be banned from practising medicine by the General Medical Council (GMC). Dr Palaniappan Saravanan, a heart specialist at Arrowe Park Hospital since 2012, was dismissed for gross misconduct last year. He...

yesterday, 18:17 in Regional North West
 
Hillsborough trial jurors told to put aside their emotions when reaching verdicts

Hillsborough trial jurors told to put aside their emotions when reaching verdicts

Jurors preparing to decide the fate of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell have been told to put aside their emotions when considering the case. Sir Peter Openshaw said the six men and six women of the jury must reach verdicts after “an objective...

yesterday, 18:17 in Regional North West
 

Disabled grandmother with chronic pain condition claims she's being driven out of Liverpool by noisy school...

A disabled grandmother with a chronic pain condition in her ears claims she is being driven out of Liverpool by a noisy primary school. Alma Skelhorn, 75, from Childwall , said she is considering moving over 100 miles away to Teeside to be with her...

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional North West
 
This woman is banned from Sheil Road - and can't swear anywhere in Merseyside

This woman is banned from Sheil Road - and can't swear anywhere in Merseyside

A woman was banned from an area around Sheil Road for two years after a persistent record of anti-social behaviour . Natalie Richards, 31 years, of no fixed address was charged with being a person persistently loitering for the purposes of...

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional North West
 
Baby elephant Indali of Chester Zoo struck with deadly disease just months after others die

Baby elephant Indali of Chester Zoo struck with deadly disease just months after others die

Chester Zoo's two-year-old Asian elephant calf Indali Hi Way is receiving treatment after testing positive for killer disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV). Worryingly for Indali and the zoo, two baby elephants, Nandita and Aayu, sadly...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North West
 
Knowsley Council leader backs getting rid of separate police and crime commissioner role after latest resignation

Knowsley Council leader backs getting rid of separate police and crime commissioner role after latest...

Knowsley Council's leader has confirmed he will continue to back calls for Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) powers to be absorbed by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram. Deputy PCC Emily Spurrell resigned from her role earlier this week after...

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional North West
 
Liverpool Labour councillor subject of multiple complaints over 'bullying and harassment'

Liverpool Labour councillor subject of multiple complaints over 'bullying and harassment'

A Liverpool Labour Councillor has been the subject of multiple formal complaints over his behaviour - particularly towards women. Wavertree Councillor David Cummings received five formal complaints in a short period last year, from fellow Labour...

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional North West
 
Woman suffers horror knee injury after being attacked by dog

Woman suffers horror knee injury after being attacked by dog

A dangerously out of control dog knocked a woman to the ground and attacked her own dog on Ainsdale beach. The woman suffered a knee injury and her dog required surgery after the horrific attack carried out by a dog which was off its lead. Police have...

yesterday, 16:35 in Regional North West
 
Cafes, weddings, sex venues, and street trading: Four important price rises you must know about

Cafes, weddings, sex venues, and street trading: Four important price rises you must know about

The cost of operating sex venues, pavement cafes, wedding venues and street trading businesses are all set to rise from next month. The fee increases for businesses operating in Wirral were approved at the council's licensing, health and safety and...

yesterday, 16:35 in Regional North West
 

I will never forgive the killer bouncers who stabbed my brother to death

The sister of a man who was stabbed to death by two bouncers in the street has said she will never forgive his killers. Colin McGinty, from Crosby, was just 21 when he was chased down a street by a group of four men after a night out and then stabbed...

yesterday, 16:28 in Regional North West
 


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