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Merseyside Police can confirm that the man who died following a stabbing in West Kirby in Wirral on Tuesday night was 43-year-old Jonathan Britton.
The North West is set to be battered by strong winds and potential flooding.
Nick van Heerden was on a mission to recover bodies from the sunken Jascon 4 when a hand reached out to him while he was searching the tugboat.
Facebook and Twitter users will be shown previously unpublished legal notes to stop them inadvertently breaking the law by commenting on court cases online.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority have approved, subject to consultation, changes to stations that will impact on stations across the whole county.
The Pope has revealed he once worked as a nightclub bouncer in his native Argentina.
A 19-year-old soldier has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a nail bomb was found at a house.
RBS and NatWest customers are still reporting problems with their accounts after a third major glitch in 18 months hit the banking group's IT systems nationwide.
Nigella Lawson is due to give evidence at the trial of two former personal assistants who are accused of spending thousands of pounds on company credit cards.
Two skydivers have died after colliding in mid-air during a jump over southern Arizona.
Revellers who report drink-drivers to the police over Christmas and the New Year could receive cash rewards of up to £1,000.
Mobile phone owners will no longer have to face huge bills if their handsets are stolen under a deal between the Government and four of the main suppliers.
Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at a newsagents on Rocky Lane, Tuebrook on Monday, 18 November.
Merseyside Police is investigating after a confrontational burglary at a bank in north Liverpool on Monday afternoon.
RBS and NatWest say a glitch which left customers unable to access their cash across the UK has now been resolved.
Energy firm npower has written to its 3.4 million customers to apologise after a sharp rise in complaints in the last year.
Children as young as eight have been used as "mules" to take flares and smokebombs into grounds to be set off by adults.
A sea eagle snatched a video camera recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured footage of its 70-mile (110km) flight.
An animal rights group has filed what it says is the first lawsuit seeking to declare a captive chimpanzee named Tommy a "legal person".
Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC read statements made by members of the public who saw the Fusilier's alleged murder near Woolwich barracks in southeast London on May 22.
Sharon Birks underwent a hysterectomy last month.
Jamie Reynolds, who previously denied the charge, changed his plea to guilty during a hearing at Stafford Crown Court.
Tom Daley has revealed he is in a gay relationship.
Four people have been killed and 63 injured in a train crash north of New York city.
Campaigner Katie Piper, who was badly burnt in an acid attack, has revealed she is worried about the "dangerous world" her unborn daughter will grow up in.
Amazon's chief executive has revealed that the company is testing a new service involving delivery by mini-drones to get packages to customers in just 30 minutes.
Merseyside Police has charged a 56-year-old man with firearm and drugs offences following an operation carried out by the specialist Matrix team on Friday afternoon (29 November).
Thousands of people dressed as Father Christmas have joined Liverpool's annual charity Santa Dash in a bid to claim a world record.
The message is simple - don't risk your life or the lives of others by driving after taking drugs or drink.
Plans to reduce the cost of soaring energy bills by an average £50 a year as a result of cuts in green levies have been confirmed by the Government.
A man has been charged with murdering two women who were found dead at a house in Knowsley Village.
Police and firefighters working to try to rescue people from the wreckage of a pub hit by a helicopter say they have made contact with survivors inside.
Former world champion boxer Herbie Hide has been jailed for selling cocaine after a court heard how he fell for a newspaper sting.
Jamie Starkey was shot by a lone male, in dark clothing, shortly before 8pm on Sunday, 2 December 2012.
Merseyside Police can confirm a 13-year-old girl has been involved in a road traffic collision in Speke this afternoon, Friday, 29 November.
Relatives fled the packed Old Bailey courtroom moments before the jury was shown video footage of the Fusilier being hit by a car, driven by the alleged killers.
Mairead Philpott has lost her appeal against the 17-year prison sentence imposed for the killing of her six children.
Merseyside Police can confirm that the two murdered women found at an address in Home Farm Road, Knowsley Village yesterday, are mother and daughter.
Fathers will have the option of sharing parental leave under proposals to be announced by Nick Clegg, who has branded the current system antiquated.
Two people have been charged and another person has been arrested over match-fixing allegations.
Former Premier League striker Michael Chopra has told a court his gambling addiction has cost him £2m and revealed that players would bet sums of £30,000 on the team bus.
It's claimed the use of middle names is more popular than ever.
Eager UK gamers got their hands on the new PlayStation 4 console after queueing for hours - some for days - ahead of its midnight launch.
The father of Mairead Philpott has said she should not be appealing against her sentence for killing her six children.
Emergency services are currently at the scene of a collision involving a number of vehicles on the Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn.
At around 12-noon on Thursday afternoon a man attended Huyton police station to report the incident.
Shops across Merseyside are being fitted with fogging and tracking devices to catch criminals in the run up to Christmas.
Lee James, 24, admitted killing 44-year-old Bijan Ebrahimi, from Iran, outside the victim's home in Bristol on July 14, 2013.
He was guilty of one of the misses of the season during the derby, but Joe Allen will find his form for Liverpool - that is according to team mate Jordan Henderson.
One of the six people arrested on suspicion of fixing football matches in Britain is reported to be former Tranmere striker Delroy Facey.
David Cameron is set to be accused of a major U-turn over the introduction of plain packaging of cigarettes.
More than one million motorists have driven while over the legal alcohol limit in the last two years, new figures reveal.
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of fixing British football matches, including at least three current footballers.
Part of the grandstand was destroyed when a metal structure buckled at the top of the Arena Corinthians venue in Sao Paulo.
A 21 year old man who went missing from his home in Upholland has been found.
The charges included attempting to rape a woman's baby in a case the lead officer called "the most shocking and harrowing child abuse evidence I have ever seen".
Unlikely hero Mark Tasker insisted he was just in the right place at the right time when he came to the aid of stricken Scott Butler, who was minutes from losing his index finger after it became trapped in a hinge.
James Baines, who tweeted images purporting to be of James Bulger's killer Jon Venables as an adult, has avoided jail.
Liverpool scrap metal dealers will now have to obtain licences from the city council under new legislation governing the industry.
A Home Office Post Mortem has concluded the cause of death of a man assaulted in Chester as blunt force trauma to the head.
Nearly 9 million people in the UK are in severe debt according to the Money Advice Service.
EU migrants are to be barred from claiming out-of-work benefits, such as Jobseeker's Allowance, for their first three months in the UK.
Police patrolling Merseyside's main roads and motorways will soon be armed with a new piece of life-saving kit.
Thousands of disabled people are cutting back on food and heating to pay for the so-called "bedroom tax" according to a group of leading charities.
A £12m lottery prize will be lost forever if it is not claimed before a deadline elapses tonight
The claim was made ahead of the fraud trial of two women who used to work for her and former husband Charles Saatchi.
Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has admitted a string of sex offences including two charges of attempting to rape a baby.
A pensioner has been left with facial injuries after being hit with a pick axe during a road rage attack in Warrington
Police were back out in force last night as part of an operation to crackdown on gun violence in Liverpool.
Children are suffering "sadistic levels" of sexual abuse by gangs, but services designed to protect them are still woefully inadequate, a new study has found.
British men and women are having increasingly adventurous sex, with more partners, well into old age, according to the most comprehensive ever survey of its kind.
Liverpool defender, Sebastian Coates, says he is making slow but steady progress as he recovers from a serious knee injury.
Detectives in Liverpool South have charged two people with burglary, following an on-going operation in the area.
The gunman who carried out last year's Connecticut school shooting was obsessed with mass killings, investigators have said.
Driver Lee Hall and his front seat passenger Joel Hughes threatened two men when they were driving on Brackenwood Road in Wirral on 8 April 2013.
The so-called 'big six' firms enjoyed an average profit margin of 20% for energy generation in their last financial year.
Detectives from the Force's anti-gun crime Matrix unit believe that the three men pictured are the group responsible for discharging a handgun at two other men in Roseberry Street at around 1pm on November 22.
Campaigners are urging the Government to give workers the legal right to paid leave if they have been affected by a family bereavement amid growing public support for the move.
A 28-year-old man arrested earlier, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The industry has been under fire over the affordability of the loans and the way they are marketed, with critics claiming the firms take advantage of vulnerable people.
'Clare's Law' has been trialled by four police forces and is named after Clare Wood, who was strangled and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, George Appleton, in 2009.
Detectives are urging witnesses to come forward after a man suffered serious facial injuries during an incident in a bar in Liverpool city centre.
Merseyside Police has arrested six men and two women on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of drugs after shots were fired on Rosebery Street, Toxteth
There are calls for more specialist centres to treat computer game addiction.
A man has apeared in court today charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl.
A hard-hitting campaign “Your Kindness Could Kill” is being launched to advise people not to give money to people begging on the city’s streets.
Merseyside Police can confirm that four males have been arrested following an incident in Toxteth this afternoon, Friday, 22 November.
A pensioner in a serious condition after being knocked over in Everton.
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was hurt in a hit-and-run in Bootle.
Two people have been released on bail as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude at a house in London sparked by a report on Sky News.
A US jury awarded Apple Inc about $290m in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, restoring a large chunk of a historic verdict the iPhone maker won last year.
Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox One, has gone on sale in the UK.
Merseyside Police can confirm that the van stolen from Larkfield Road, Aigburth on Thursday, has been recovered.
Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 14-year-old Nicholas Begg, who has been missing from his home since Tuesday, 12 November.
Liverpool Mayor, Joe Anderson, has teamed up with Tesco to try and ease poverty in the the run-up to Christmas.
Three men were charged with assault following an alleged hammer attack on a teenager in Croxteth.
A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Wirral.
Around 10,000 lives a year could be saved if the UK matched cancer survival rates in the rest of Europe, a study has found.
More than 850 Britons are locked up in prisons overseas for drugs-related offences - with some facing the death penalty or sentences of up to 39 years.
Detectives investigating the assault of a 17-year-old youth in Croxteth on Sunday, 17 November are continuing to appeal for the public's help.
A train has derailed and smashed into the buffers at Chester railway station, leaving one man in hospital with back injuries.
Members of staff from the Royal, Broadgreen and the Dental hospital have rallied around to support the Red Cross collection for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.
Luke Ashley O'Connor is wanted by police over a robbery at a Southport jewellers.
Officers discover cannabis plants following a house fire
Crosby man arrested on suspicion of three bookmaker robberies in Sefton earlier this month
A man from Ellesmere Port has been charged with sexual offences against a child.
13 members of a gang who conspired to move millions of pounds of Class A drugs and were found to have an arsenal of deadly weapons have today been sent to prison for a total of 95 years and 8 months.
A teacher at a school in Berkshire has been told to make her Cumbrian accent "sound more southern", according to a union.
A Frenchman stranded in the United States because he was deemed too heavy to fly was finally allowed on a plane to Britain - only to be refused travel home by the Eurostar cross-channel train.
Emergency services were called around 1 o'clock this afternoon to Church Street - to reports one of the wooden huts had collapsed - trapping a number of people.
Police have appealed for information to help trace the owner of hundreds of thousands of pounds in banknotes found floating down a river.
Detectives investating a serious assault on a 17-year-old youth in Croxteth have arrested a man.
Merseyside Police has arrested four people on suspicion of drugs offences following raids this morning (Tuesday, 19 October) in Sefton.
A man from Liverpool who scooped almost £3m on the lottery on Saturday has told Juice FM he had another ticket which was also a winner.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after shots were fired at a house in Bootle on Monday afternoon (November 18th, 2013).
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, could face investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in relation to the Hillsborough disaster.
Health bosses in Liverpool say they fear 40,000 people in the city regularly drink too much, with 11,000 boozing to dangerous levels.
A dog, which was stolen from outside a branch of Asda in Hunts Cross has been returned to her owner.
Samsung smartphone users have reported their handsets have crashed, frozen or even developed battery problems after downloading the latest software update.
An on-the-run benefits fraudster tracked down and confronted in Spain has been jailed for three years.
Seven people have been sentenced to 61 and a half years at Liverpool Crown Court following a three-year-long operation by Merseyside Police’s Matrix team.
Detectives in Liverpool north are appealing for information following an assault in Croxteth last night (Sunday, 17 November) which has left a 17-year-old in a critical but stable condition.
Motorists should stop using their mobile phones when driving - even when hands-free systems are used, according to road safety campaigners.
Burton's Biscuits is the UK's second-largest biscuits manufacturer, employing 2,000 people around the UK with annual sales of £340m.
An emergency alert system that highlights urgent tweets with potentially lifesaving text messages and pop-up notifications has been rolled out across the UK and Ireland.
A sudden cold snap is due to hit Britain today, with northern Scotland the first area of the country expected to shiver in the freezing temperatures.
Google has agreed to introduce measures backed by Prime Minister David Cameron to block child sex abuse content across its search engines.
The average cost of a nursery place has risen by 30% under the coalition Government - nearly five times faster than average wages, Labour claims.
A Boeing 737-500 airliner has crash landed in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board - including a British national.
Merseyside Police can confirm it has charged a 33-year-old man from Anfield with three offences of robbery and seven other offences.
An investigation has been launched after a shooting in Liverpool City Centre yesterday (Fri).
Detectives in Knowsley are investigating following an armed robbery yesterday afternoon (Friday, 15 November) in Kirkby.
Tesco has recalled boxes of its own brand four Chocolate and Nut ice cream cones after pain-relief tablets were found in two separate cones.
A potentially dangerous obsession with bodybuilding is increasing among men, according to experts.
Bosses at a Swedish hotel made out of ice and snow say they are "a little surprised" - after being ordered to install fire alarms.
A mother has told Sky News that her husband abducted their children and took them to Libya because England is "too Western".
Police were alerted to the incident involving the twin-engine aircraft near manufacturers Airbus UK, in Broughton, at around 1.10pm.
Detectives in Wirral are investigating a report of an indecent assault in Bidston.
An investigation is underway following a bank robbery in Neston, Wirral.
Three people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery in north Liverpool last night.
There are calls for primary school children on Merseyside to be taught about the dangers of knife crime.
Police have appealed for help from members of the public after a man serving a life sentence for murdering a man in Liverpool, escaped from hospital.
Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man suspected of attacking women with a hypodermic needle in Birmingham city centre.
Europe's aviation safety authority says it will allow passengers to use smartphones and tablet computers for the entire flight.
Barclays is to slash 1,700 jobs from across its branch network, saying fewer staff are needed because more people are banking online.
Forecasters at the Met Office warned of "significant snow accumulations" over higher ground and potentially in non-mountainous northern areas.
Liam King had driven two men to Georgesons Used Cars in Anfield where they were handed the Glock pistol on November 13 last year.
The company, Europe's biggest car company, said potential faults have been found in different models of its various brands.
Mobile messaging startup Snapchat has reportedly rejected an acquisition offer from Facebook that would have valued the company at more than $3bn (£1.8bn).
Four people have been arrested following a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across Merseyside this morning.
The Liverpool City Region will get a £5.9 million cash injection to help young people into jobs that last, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Minister for Cities Greg Clark will announce today (Thursday 14 November).
An "unlucky 13" of Britain's most wanted criminals who are thought to be hiding in Spain will be unveiled today, including the suspected leader of a £90m cocaine-smuggling ring.
A plum-sized diamond known as the Pink Star has fetched a record-breaking $83m (£51.7m) at auction.
The serious case review (SCR) concluded that Hamzah's death "could not have been predicted" and said it was systems that failed him, not people.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a road traffic collision in St Helens on Friday, 8 November.
Detectives investigating the murder of a 40-year-old father of five from Halewood are appealing for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of his killers to come forward on the sixth anniversary of his death.
The unemployment rate fell to 7.6% in the three months to September - its lowest level for more than three years - but pay rises are matching record lows.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed on the City Walls in Chester.
Firefighters across Merseyside and Cheshire are staging another walkout today in their ongoing row over pensions and retirement age.
Specialist emergency care could be concentrated in regional hospitals under radical plans for a two-tier A&E service.
Households are facing another 17 years of inflation-busting increases in energy and water bills, a spending watchdog has warned.
Details of the footballer's alleged visits to the Liverpool parlour emerged as the Old Bailey was shown newspaper reports about his "suggested use of prostitutes" in 2004.
Two teenage boys have been charged after police found a multi-million pound cannabis factory at a house in Walton.
EDF Energy is to raise its average gas and electricity bills by 3.9% from January 3, signalling a price war with its biggest competitors.
Police have issued CCTV images of a man they need to speak with after a poppy charity box was stolen from a shop in Ormskirk.
Two thousand people have turned up to mark the funeral of a World War Two veteran who died with no close relatives or friends.
Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan - as a new storm approaches.
Vouchers for Matalan, John Lewis, Mothercare or supermarkets are to be dished out to new mothers if they feed their babies with breast milk.
Daniel Agger admits it has been difficult watching Liverpool from the bench this season.
Officers estimate the farm inside an unused pub in Rice Lane, Walton contains more than 2,000 cannabis plants, making it one of the largest ever uncovered in Merseyside.
More than 1,000 jobs are at risk in the UK and Ireland as Barratts Shoes goes into administration - for the third time in four years.
An investigation is underway after a woman died in a house fire on the Wirral.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested following a hit-and-run in Huyton on Saturday night (November 9, 2013).
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a funeral of a war veteran they never knew after it emerged he died with no close friends or relatives.
Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
Authorities in Brazil have begun a crackdown on the notorious gang that has threatened a 'World Cup of terror' next summer.
Tinie Tempah has postponed his UK tour, saying he has not had time to prepare properly for it.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller announced today that the Liverpool Cenotaph, built to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First World War, is to be listed at Grade I making it one of only three Grade I war memorials in the country.
A further 300 are confirmed dead with 2,000 missing in the neighbouring island of Samar.
An audition notice put out by Disney on Twitter earlier this week says it is on a "nationwide search for lead roles for a Walt Disney Pictures film".
Prince Philip joked with a double amputee soldier that he should put wheels on his prosthetic limbs "to get around more easily".
Police arrested four men suspected of brandishing a gun at tennis star Andy Murray - but later realised they were autograph hunters with a tennis racket.
The raids were carried out by officers from the city council’s Alcohol and Tobacco Unit using a specially trained sniffer dog.
Body-building fanatic, Akinwale Arobieke, has been charged following an allegation he sexually assaulted a teenage boy.
An organisation set up to tackle alcohol misuse has called for workplace testing to seek out problem drinkers.
A man has been charged after a bottle was thrown at footballer Joey Barton during a match.
A man has been found guilty of murdering his partner's three-year-old nephew after the child wet the bed they were sharing.
Olympic athlete Andy Turner has appealed for help on Twitter after his family home was burgled as he attended his mother's funeral.
Four people have been charged following a series of drugs raids across Merseyside and Cheshire yesterday (Thurs).
Footage of Toronto mayor Rob Ford issuing angry threats to "kill" has become the latest twist in an ongoing saga involving the embattled official.
A court heard how a teenager, who drove his father's car just four days after failing his driving test for the third time, struck and killed a woman.
It happened on Wednesday night on Edgemore Close.
More than 80% of children are mimicking overtly provocative dance moves and repeating lyrics of sexual songs after being exposed to explicit pop music, a survey has revealed.
Merseyside Police can confirm an investigation is underway following an injury shooting in Old Swan last night (Wednesday, 6 November).
Merseyside Police has arrested five men on suspicion of drugs offences following dawn raids across Merseyside and Cheshire this morning (Thursday, 7 November).
The average UK household throws away the equivalent of six meals every week, costing almost £60 a month, a study has found.
Police have arrested a man following a hit-and-run in Bootle which has left an 8 year old boy in a coma.
A woman from Liverpool has been charged with the murder of her mother.
Universal Credit has been savaged by MPs for "shocking" failures that have already wasted at least £140m.
The meteor strike that injured hundreds of people in Russia earlier this year could have been much more dangerous according to new research, and scientists say it "shows that the Earth is vulnerable".
An 8-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a quad bike in Bootle.
An investigation has been launched following a shooting in Sparrow Hall on Tuesday night.
Officers are keen to speak to 28-year-old Warren Thomas Debnam about a burglary and a theft in Eastbank Street and an assault in London Street.
Lexi Branson, 4, died after being bitten by her pet dog at home in Leicestershire.
Notorious Liverpool drugs baron, Curtis Warren, has been told to cough up £198m in the next 28 days or face another decade behind bars.
Merseyside Police recorded a fall in the number of reported incidents last night despite Bonfire night traditionally being one of the busiest times of year for the Force.
Merseyside Police has released CCTV stills of four males officers would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Netherton on Friday, 25 October.
A list of the top toys for Christmas has been unveiled today, with things like Lego and Monopoly making an appearance.
Merseyside Police can confirm an investigation is underway into a fire at a takeaway store in Anfield last night (Tuesday, 5 November).
Disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has brushed aside mounting calls for his resignation - hours after admitting for the first time that he had smoked crack cocaine.
Merseyside Police has released CCTV stills of a male officers would like to speak to in connection with two armed robberies in North Liverpool.
A triplet who deliberately pushed one of her sisters from a second floor window leaving her wheelchair bound for life was today (Tue) jailed for eight and a half years.
Injuries to animals that were shot with air rifles leapt by more than 40% last year to nearly 800, the RSPCA has said.
The chief operating officer of payday loan company Wonga has defended its practices as it released a film telling the stories of 12 of its customers.
Council bosses have confirmed they are in talks to bring the giant puppets which took over the city in 2012, back to Liverpool.
Call of Duty fans braved bitter temperatures to queue overnight to get their hands on the latest blockbuster game.
The Environment Secretary has urged water companies to "look closely" at whether price increases are necessary and urged them to introduce special tariffs for hard-pressed households.
A team of paedophile hunters has caught 110 Britons asking a fake Filipino 10-year-old to commit sex acts for money online.
One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland man's home for nearly a decade has described being strung up "like a fish" in a TV interview.
Police were called to the property in Upper Park Road, Wickford, following reports of an incident at 1.20pm on Sunday.
Ryanair has announced a plan to move to fully allocated seating on all of its flights.
Thousands of jobs are to go at the troubled Co-operative bank, and at least 50 branches will close.
A car was left hanging precariously from a motorway bridge over a major road on Merseyside after a crash, which left one person injured.
Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is still a problem and "needs to be tackled", the head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said.
A mother has spoken of her terror after discovering dozens of the world's deadliest spiders while eating a banana in her London home.
A terror suspect who escaped surveillance by changing into a burka on a visit to a mosque is being hunted by counter-terrorism officers.
Merseyside Police is reminding the public only to buy fireworks from licensed retailers following a burglary at a fireworks outlet in Wirral.
Merseyside Police have arrested two men this afternoon (Sunday, 3 November) in connection with a shooting on Windsor Street, Toxteth on Thursday, 31 October.
Water bills may be "rolled back" after the government vowed to get tough on the rising cost of living.
On Wednesday at about 6pm, a 52-year-old blind woman walking with her guide dog was getting off a bus on Pendennis Street in Kensington when she was verbally abused by a group of youths.
Merseyside Police have launched an investigation after a woman fell from a multi-storey car park in Southport today (Friday 1 November)
Canadian border officials got a Halloween surprise when they discovered three pumpkins apparently stuffed with cocaine in a woman's luggage.
Merseyside Police says the number of criminal incidents on Halloween was down on last year, and fewer than Wednesday's Mischief Night.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is urging people to be careful after Halloween decorations caught fire at a house in Walton.
Firefighters across Merseyside will take part in a national strike this evening after negotiations on pay and pensions broke down, despite today likely being one of the busiest days of the year for the fire service.
Baby P's mother, who was jailed in 2009 for causing or allowing her son's death, has been released from prison.
In the biggest reform of exams for decades, GCSE grades are to be replaced with a numbered system to allow examiners to distinguish between the brightest students.
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault and attempted robbery in Bootle.
The FSA has been informed that a batch of canned sliced beef that was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale.
The world is facing a wine shortage, with global consumer demand already significantly outstripping supply.
Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 13-year-old David Regan-Ashworth who has been missing from his home since Thursday, 3rd October.
Police arrested 36 people during last night's Mischief Night across Merseyside.
Legal and broadcasting history will be made later when cameras are allowed to film inside the Royal Courts of Justice for the first time.
More patients are being admitted in hospitals because of increased pressure on A&E departments, a new report has found.
Six football fans who chanted songs that "glorify and idolise" the murderer of Stephen Lawrence have been jailed.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 22-year-old mother and her two-year-old daughter who have not been seen since the evening of Monday 14 October 2013.
A man from Liverpool, who was stabbed in the stomach during an unprovoked attack, is calling for more to be done to raise awareness about the long term consequences of knife crime.
A woman injured when a glass light fitting fell and hit her while she was having sex on a business trip has lost a four-year court battle for worker's compensation.
A drug dealer from Liverpool, who went on the run from jail, has been arrested in Spain.
Officers were called to Bar Humbug, Scarisbrick Avenue at about 1am to a report that a 37-year-old man was being assaulted by another male.
The cost of fuel is being slashed at pumps across the UK in the latest phase of a supermarket petrol price war.
It was snapped up in March by private equity group Gordon Brothers Europe after its initial collapse in January but the new owners say it has continued to suffer from poor trading.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how a 57-year-old loner, who woke up knowing he was going "to do something dark and sinister", tried to kill a neighbour by stabbing him four times.
A settlement which could be up to £600,000 has been agreed with Haringey Council, although it is thought Sharon Shoesmith may receive a lower sum.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a house was burgled in St Helens while one of the occupants was visiting his terminally ill wife.
Merseyside Police has charged a sixth teenager with the murder of Sean McHugh in Anfield last month.
Over 9,000 people across Cheshire and Merseyside joined a quarter of a million people in the UK choosing to turn their back on cigarettes this month in the mass 28-day stop smoking challenge, Stoptober.
A mechanic has spoken of the moment he found an underfed and dehydrated baby who had been forced to live hidden in a car boot, possibly since birth.
A man who beat his elderly wife to death after a row over the heating has been jailed.
A former driver charged with sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile has been found dead.
Safety chiefs are recommending that amphibious vehicles, used on sightseeing tours of Liverpool should not be allowed to operate until their buoyancy's improved.
Bethany Freeman, 17, died after a 30ft tree fell onto a static caravan in which she was sleeping in Kent.
Merseyside is set to escape the worst, but hurricane force winds have battered southern parts of the country, shutting bridges and railways and cancelling flights.
A 14-year-old boy is feared dead after being swept into the sea while playing in the surf in rough weather conditions.
Around 36,000 cancer patients in England are being denied their wish to die at home, new figures from Macmillan Cancer Support show.
A managed weekly collection service for more than 100,000 households has now begun.
A DIY male fertility test has gone on sale in Britain, allowing men to carry out sperm count checks at home for the first time.
A dozen of the biggest food manufacturers and retailers have pledged to cut the amount of saturated fat in their products.
Jimmy Savile's former chauffeur, who once shared a flat with the disgraced broadcaster, has been charged with a string of historic sex offences.
Everton fans will pay a special tribute to James Greenop, the ten year old boy who was killed after being hit by a bus in Speke on Tuesday.
DNA tests have confirmed that a Bulgarian couple are the biological parents of Maria, the girl found in a Greek Roma camp.
Merseyside Police can confirm a 26-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in Prenton in connection with an armed robbery in Wallasey last week.
The family of ten-year-old James Greenop, who tragically died following a collision involving a bus in Speke, Liverpool on Tuesday, have paid tribute to him.
Keeping women prisoners closer to home and giving them the skills to find employment so they turn their backs on crime are among new reforms due to be announced later.
The family of a Kirkby woman who died after falling from the third floor inside a Primark store in Liverpool city centre on Tuesday night have paid tribute to her.
Police are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was killed following a collision with a car in Ormskirk this morning (Thursday 24 October).
Detectives from the specialist Matrix team, who are investigating a shooting on Whitefield Drive at the weekend, recovered parts of a shotgun yesterday (Wednesday, 23 October) which they believe could be linked to the incident.
The country's public prosecutors approved the move following a request from officers in Oporto who have been reviewing the case and identified a number of issues they want to clarify.
More than a quarter of hospitals may be failing to provide safe, good-quality care for patients, health inspectors have warned.
Council bosses in Liverpool are to decide whether or not to roll out mobile WiFi in the city's black cabs.
Back in May, in a joint operation between Knowsley Council's Trading Standards, Merseyside Police and the Regional Illicit Tobacco Team, two raids were carried out on properties in Huyton and Stockbridge Village.
Investing in children's health could save the NHS billions of pounds in the future, according to the Chief Medical Officer.
A woman who plunged 80-foot to her death at Primark in Liverpool on Tuesday, has been named by police.
Thousands of tins of baked beans have been stolen from a lorry while the driver was asleep in his cab.
Hall, probably best known for fronting the comedy game show It's a Knockout in the 1970s and 80s, allegedly sexually assaulted one of the girls between the ages of 14 and 16, from 1976 to 1978.
Merseyside Police can confirm that the 10-year-old boy who died following a road traffic collision in Speke yesterday afternoon has been named as James Greenop.
Merseyside Police has arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with robbery and burglary.
An on-the-run benefits fraudster tracked down and confronted in Spain by Sky News has been arrested by police.
A woman has died after plunging from the third floor at Primark in Liverpool City Centre.
A man has been charged with a knife-point robbery against two pensioners in Wirral.
A Merseyside killer, who went on the run while on day release, is now back in custody.
Councils should publish annual parking-charge reports to show where revenue comes from and where it is being used, according to MPs.
Apple has unveiled a slimmed-down version of its iPad tablet but will charge customers up to £739 to get their hands on one.
Merseyside Police can confirm the ten-year-old boy involved in the collision this afternoon (Tuesday, 22 October) in Speke has sadly died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
A man from Kirkby has been jailed for 12 months after making a bomb threat on the day of his wedding because he had failed to book the venue.
Two Merseyside Police officers have been sacked after tasering an innocent man five times in the back of a police van.
Merseyside Police has released a CCTV image following a burglary of a flat in Fazakerley last month.
A 15-year-old school boy who held up a bank with an imitation firearm has been sentenced to 40 months in a young offenders centre.
Sir Alex Ferguson insists Roy Keane was living in a world of fantasy and had lost the respect of his team-mates when he was forced out of Manchester United.
A man arrested with bullets inside a shoe at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been sentenced.
Merseyside Police can confirm five people have been released after being arrested in connection to the shooting of a taxi driver in Kirkby on Saturday.
Facebook is once again allowing users to post videos of extreme violence following a temporary ban in May.
Nokia has revealed a 10-inch tablet device, the Lumia 2520, as well as a new Windows phone with a massive 6-inch display.
Barack Obama had to be alert during one of his speeches this week, when a pregnant woman almost collapsed behind him.
Scientists have discovered how to grow human hair in a laboratory in a pioneering technique that could offer a "cure" for baldness.
The supermarket's first ever food waste figures for its operations reveal that in the first six months of this year, 28,500 tons of food waste were generated in Tesco stores and distribution centres.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in Manchester City Magistrates Court and was given conditional bail.
Energy giant npower has announced an increase in household tariffs of 9.3% for electricity and 11.1% for gas.
A campaign is launched in Liverpool today designed to improve the cleanliness of the city's streets.
A man has died after being hit by a car on the Wirral.
Online retail giant Amazon has withdrawn a zombie costume of Jimmy Savile from its website following complaints.
Two men arrested in connection with a shooting on Whitefield Drive, Kirkby, in the early hours of Saturday, 19 October, have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Bus lanes in Liverpool City Centre are no longer active as part of a nine-month plan to try and ease congestion.
More than half of children and young people in England accept cyberbullying as a part of everyday life - but parents and teachers say they do not feel they are equipped to deal with the increasing problem, a major survey has found.
Two men have been arrested after a linesman was hit on the back of the head with a smoke-emitting flare during a Premier League football game.
An investigation is underway after a taxi driver was shot in the early hours of Saturday morning.
An international search is under way to identify the parents of a blonde girl found in the care of a couple on a Roma camp in Greece.
Detectives in St Helens are appealing for information following a racially aggravated assault in St Helens on Tuesday, 1 October.
Police have said a boy, who could be as young as 12, may be responsible for a string of sex attacks around a university campus in Manchester.
A number of red-headed schoolchildren have been injured in attacks by fellow pupils at a school in Rotherham.
The Hillsborough Cup and Hillsborough Plate – the brainchild of Mayor Joe Anderson – is an under 13s competition involving 19 secondary schools in the city.
Beverley Concannon admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the four dogs, which killed Jade Lomas-Anderson in March.
Merseyside Police can confirm that an investigation is underway following an assault in Kirkdale yesterday.
Liverpool has been named the UK’S best port of call by the world’s largest travel review website.
Facebook is coming under fire after announcing plans to allow millions of teenagers to open up their profiles to strangers.
Three people have been convicted of running an unlicensed money lending business, following a 12 day trial at Chester Crown Court.
A toddler has died following a house fire in South Yorkshire, police have said.
A man has been told by police to tone down his Halloween decorations after a display of disembowelled corpses made a child cry.
More than 150,000 people have raised serious concerns about fit-for-work tests administered by a private healthcare company on behalf of the Government.
Police in Skelmersdale have arrested seven people as part of their on-going efforts to tackle organised criminality in Skelmersdale.
Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing two people from Liverpool.
The FA has a duty to investigate comments by England manager Roy Hodgson that offended some members of his squad, according to the chairman of football anti-discrimination group Kick It Out.
Britain's top prosecutor has called new guidelines for child sex abuse cases "the most fundamental attitude shift" in the criminal justice system in a generation.
The average person uses some form of internet-connected device 34 times a day.
Thousands of schools in England are set to close as teachers stage a fresh wave of strikes in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.
A 16-year-old boy, who was found in a Merseyside flat along with a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition, has been sentenced to three years detention.
It has been 25 years since the Billinge insurance clerk vanished and a local pub landlord was jailed for her death, detectives were today hoping for the breakthrough the victim’s family are desperate for.
A large amount of cash was stolen from a man with a walking stick as he walked along a road in Ellesmere Port.
Assets stripped from some of the region's most hardened criminals are being sold by the police on eBay with the proceeds being ploughed back into crime fighting.
The number of people claiming jobless benefits saw its biggest monthly fall since June 1997 in September.
England are through to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after beating Poland in a gripping final qualifier at Wembley.
Details of Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse have been made public for the first time after transcripts of an interview were published by Surrey Police.
The multi million pound sum paid to BBC staff to help them relocate from London to Salford has been branded "difficult to justify" by MPs.
Two girls have been arrested in Florida after one admitted online that she harassed a 12-year-old girl who killed herself last month, police have said.
Detective Sergeant Steve Reardon said: "I’d like to thank the public for the response we have received so far following an arson at a shop in Anfield on Saturday, 9 June.
Officers in Sefton have released an E-fit of a man they would like to trace following an incident in Formby on Monday, 9 September 2013.
A man thought to be a key suspect in the abduction of three year old Madeleine McCann has been identified - and ruled out of the inquiry.
Five people have now been charged with the murder of Sean McHugh in Anfield earlier this month.
A man has been charged with armed robbery following a raid on a bookies in Wallasey.
Merseyside Police has released CCTV images of a man who officers believe could have information about a racially aggravated assault on a woman in Sefton Park on Tuesday, 10 September.
Liverpool's Deputy Mayor, Paul Brant, has resigned.
Hidden cameras could be used to help carry out inspections of care homes according to a watchdog in England.
A 34-year-old man who bit off his friend's nose during a scuffle over a petty disagreement has been jailed for seven and a half years.
David Price says he is 'made up' to have signed up Adam Booth to be his new trainer.
An investigation's underway after a toddler fell overboard from a ferry mooring at Seacombe.
Adam Downworth subjected his five victims to brutal sexual assaults, with one woman needing reconstructive surgery to her face and another strangled until she was unconscious.
Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a Wavertree man who violently assaulted a woman.
A 10-year-old boy has been arrested over the death of a 79-year-old church volunteer who was found with a head injury, police have confirmed.
New evidence has emerged of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at more hospitals, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced.
A man will appear in court this morning (Monday) accused of carrying out a violent rape on a woman in Allerton.
Two women arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru will be transferred to another prison notorious for overcrowding and disease.
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are asking for the public's help to identify a man in an appeal they say is of "vital importance".
A man has been seriously injured after a toilet exploded in his face when he was checking the water pressure in his New York apartment.
Detectives are appealing for information following a violent burglary at an address in Dingle in the early hours of Wednesday, 9 October.
Motorists are being advised that the end of the M62 in Liverpool is closed this morning (Friday, 11 October) following a serious crash earlier this morning.
A man has been charged following an attack on a woman in Liverpool city centre.
Firefighters hoping to eliminate unnecessary 999 calls have released some their most "trivial" requests, including a spider crawling on a pillow and a squirrel wedged behind a wardrobe.
Young drivers could have to wait until they are 18 before they are allowed to take their driving test under proposals being considered by the Government.
SSE has become the first of the so-called 'big six' energy firms to confirm it is raising prices ahead of winter, sparking a bitter backlash among consumer groups, politicians and regulators.
A 32-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, 9 October) following the discovery of a cannabis farm at a property in Dingle.
Sex offenders suspected of targeting children could be monitored even if they have not been convicted.
An eight-year-old girl has been injured after being hit by a scrambler bike in Walton on Tuesday.
A man from Liverpool has been charged with raping a 14 year old girl.
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 19 year-old woman was violently assaulted in Allerton on Saturday, 5 October.
The family of a man who died in a smash on the Formby By-pass on Monday, have paid an emotional tribute to him.
There is a pothole for every mile of road in Britain, according to new research.
Apple is staying tight-lipped over rumours that a new iPad release is imminent.
A woman in her 80s has been rescued from the Mersey after her car came off the road, smashed through a safety barrier and plunged into the water.
Detectives from the force's Matrix team, working with neighbourhood officers, have recovered a firearm following a search of a property in Kirkdale.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jamie Starkey on 2 December, 2012.
Models who use sunbeds are being banned from this year's Liverpool Fashion Week.
A 39-year-old man has been charged following a fatal crash on the Formby By-Pass on Monday.
A drunk airline passenger who stripped naked on the tarmac and challenged the flight captain to a fight had to be tasered by police.
Samsung has launched the world's first smartphone with a curved screen - the Galaxy Round.
The Government is announcing new measures to curb train operators' ability to increase ticket prices in the new year.
A campaign by the Home Office urging illegal immigrants to "go home" has been banned for using misleading arrest statistics.
Britain will face at least one attempted major terror attack every year for the next few years, the head of MI5 has warned.
Baby P's mother, Tracey Connelly, is to be released from prison on the order of the Parole Board.
A paedophile who walked free from court after his victim was branded "predatory" has been ordered to serve a two-year jail term.
A pensioner is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a bus in Huyton.
A snake, which went missing in St Helens last month, has been found.
Work is starting this week on repairing the tunnel in the Dingle which collapsed beneath homes.
Two men have been arrested following a fatal smash on the Formby By-pass yesterday morning (Mon).
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has revealed more than one thousand people, from all over the world, have responded to a witness appeal as they continue their investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.
Banks are expecting a flood of interest as the latest phase of the Government's Help to Buy scheme is launched.
A pre-inquest hearing has heard that police video of the Hillsborough tragedy may have been edited after the event and more police statements were altered than first assumed.
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris will stand trial next April accused of indecently assaulting young girls.
From today, people caught spitting chewing gum out onto the streets of Liverpool will be handed an on the spot £80 fine.
The head of 'Britain's FBI' has warned crime bosses there will be "no one beyond the reach" of the new crime-fighting agency.
A man has died following a collision at Oulton Park on Saturday.
Families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough are back in London today (Mon) to learn more about what will happen at next year's fresh inquests into the disaster.
Lord Sugar has been investigated by police after he was accused of posting a racist tweet.
Ditch the jumpers and coats for a few more days - forecasters say the warm weather is set to last a little longer across many parts of the UK.
A charity is calling on the Government to introduce standardised cigarette packs in the UK after a new survey suggests they are more likely to put teenagers off smoking than current front-of-pack health warnings.
Today (Saturday) marks the eighth anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Anthony Cavanagh, in Liverpool city centre.
Police have named the 19 year old man who died in hospital after being stabbed in Anfield on Monday night.
Merseyside Police have arrested three people in connection with the wider investigation into ATM thefts.
The Department of Health has said it cannot afford a 1% pay rise promised to NHS staff, prompting anger from unions.
A Merseyside benefit cheat is living in Spain and said to be receiving his state pension - despite being shopped by neighbours.
A Championship footballer has been jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty of two separate nightclub attacks.
Merseyside Police is investigating after shots were fired at a chippy in Kirkdale last night (Thurs).
The area around Sutton Road in St Helens has now reopened after being shut following the discovery of chemicals at a house.
Child rapists and terrorists will no longer be automatically released half way through their prison sentence.
More financial cuts by the Government will result in Liverpool City Council only having enough money left to run mandatory services such as social care within two years.
Scotland Yard detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007 are analysing the mobile phone details of everyone who was in the Portuguese holiday resort from where she disappeared.
Detectives in Liverpool North are appealing for information following an armed robbery on Wednesday night in Old Swan.
Amanda Hutton, 43, showed no emotion as she was convicted of manslaughter by a jury following five hours of deliberations at Bradford Crown Court.
The new document – Challenging Bullying is Everyone’s Business – has been developed by the city council in partnership with schools and will run from 2013-1016.
Tougher controls on payday lenders could see unlimited fines for companies which break the rules.
Man in hospital after a crash in the city this afternoon.
The cost of a lottery ticket goes up to £2 from today, but payouts will be bigger.
Researchers at Liverpool's John Moores University claim songs we hear in the charts could be contributing to the binge drinking culture among young people.
Convicted murderer and rapist Juvinal Ferreira, 24, used a knife fashioned out of a razor to cut Bridger from temple to chin at the top security Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire, in July.
A man has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after he stabbed a teenager to death on a bus.
Almost seven in 10 young people have experienced cyberbullying on social media sites, with users of Facebook among the most likely to be targeted, a new survey suggests.
A 26 year old man is in hospital after being found with serious head injuries on a street in Allerton last night (Tuesday).
A 30-strong mob of Italian football fans have stormed into a restaurant used by Arsenal supporters, smashing windows, breaking chairs and injuring at least one person.
Boris Johnson has risked a fresh row by backing celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's claim that migrant workers work harder than Britons.
In February the US star cancelled her planned European tour, which was due to start in London on April 6.
The UK developer of the hit game, Rockstar North, said "plenty of issues are bound to occur" and it was "working around the clock to buy and add more servers" to support Grand Theft Auto Online.
Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, died after she was attacked by two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
Detectives are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was left in a critical condition following an assault in Anfield on Monday, 30 September.
David Cameron has told Sky News he wants doctors' surgeries to be open for longer to ease the pressure on overstretched A&E departments.
Three men have been charged with aggravated burglary following an incident in Fazakerley yesterday (Mon) in which a 29 year old man suffered stab wounds.
New figures show rent arrears have increased by £2.2m in Merseyside since the controversial ' bedroom tax' was introduced six months ago.
Almost 90% of teachers have seen a rise in the number of children arriving at school hungry, according to a new survey.
More than 180,000 women could die by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to fill critical gaps in breast cancer research, a report has warned.
Apple has ousted Coca-Cola as the world's leading global brand - with Google claiming second spot.
Home Secretary Theresa May told the Conservative Party conference that the change would be in the forthcoming Immigration Bill.
Merseyside Police have releases CCTV stills of two people officers would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Walton.
A venue's been decided for fresh inquests in to the Hillsborough disaster.
Tracey Connelly was jailed indefinitely in May 2009 with a recommendation she serve a minimum of five years for causing, or allowing, her son Peter's death.
Merseyside Police is being increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of 16-year-old Li Le.
Merseyside Police has released CCTV images of a woman that officers would like to speak to in relation to an assault at a St Helens bar in August.
A man has been charged with rape following an incident in Runcorn.
An investigation is underway after a man was shot in Toxteth last night (Sunday).
Around 30 people have been rescued from the River Thames after their tour boat caught on fire.
Almost 75% of people describe themselves as tech literate, despite making daily blunders that leave them open to security risks, according to a study of mobile device users.
Two people have been arrested this morning (Monday , 30 September) after a man was found with serious injuries in Birkenhead.
More needs to be done to improve care and support for tens of thousands of children who suffer from depression, health experts have said.
The long-term unemployed will have to earn their benefits by doing full-time unpaid community work from next year.
An Italian judge could order new DNA tests on evidence as Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito go back on trial in Florence for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
Police investigate a rogue batch of suspected ecstasy which has killed one person and put five other people in hospital.
A British model has admitted she punched a protester after feminist activists interrupted her on the catwalk at a show at Paris Fashion Week
He said the thieves made 23 withdrawals in just two days.
Ahead of the start of the Conservative Party conference, the Prime Minister said the scheme - starting in April 2015 - will be worth up to £200 a year for married couples, including 15,000 in civil partnerships.
Doctors have warned that increasing numbers of teenagers are using the prescription-only medicine modafinil to stay awake and alert for long periods of time.
An IPCC investigation into the use of Taser by two Merseyside police officers responding to a disturbance at a hotel in Liverpool has found their use of the weapon was justified but recommended further training for one of the PCs.
Convicted armed robber Lyndon Stein has today been sentenced to 13 years in jail for a spate of robberies committed while he was on the run from prison.
Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of two brothers, aged 14 and 15 years, who have been missing from their home in Tuebrook since Saturday, 21 September 2013.
Merseyside Police has issued a warning to the public.
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Everton on Friday, 20 September.
It comes a day after the retailer removed a Halloween costume called "Psycho Ward" from its shelves after it sparked widespread criticism.
Today Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson's Cabinet approved his recommendation for the nine-month suspension.
The two men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby have pleaded not guilty to killing the soldier in a London street.
Detectives are investigating the theft of cash from a ATM machines in Upton and Warrington in the early hours of this morning.
Liverpool's Managing Director, Ian Ayre, says he is happy with the way plans to redevelop Anfield are moving along.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith will announce tough new conditions on the payment of unemployment benefits at the Conservative Party conference next week, according to reports.
A 19-year-old California man has been charged over hacking into a webcam at the home of Miss Teen USA in a bid to extort nude photographs.
Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 21-year-old man from Dovecot.
Jailing the men, who are from Merseyside and Blackburn, Judge Robert Trevor-Jones said, "You are all members or have associations with groups which happen to hold right wing views and positions, whether it be the National Front, English Defence Force or North West Infidels.
Authorities say DNA tests will tell whether the remains are those of two victims whose bodies were never found.
Tesco has told Juice FM it has no plans to stop selling The Sun newspaper in Liverpool, and has denied claims a cashier, who objected to selling the paper, has been sacked.
The arrests were made across Merseyside and Lancashire.
Police armed with sub-machine guns surrounded a house on Spellow Lane after reports of a gun being waved around inside a house.
The funeral of April Jones is due to take place in the murdered schoolgirl's home town later.
Supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn an item advertised online as a "mental patient fancy dress costume", following a barrage of criticism.
The online games industry has been warned against pressuring children to "pay to play", under proposals drawn up by the Office of Fair Trading.
Guilty pleas by two women arrested trying to smuggle 11kg (24lbs) of cocaine out of Peru will not be accepted, the prosecution has said.
30-year-old David Ian Smith of Boothwood Close, Liverpool pleaded guilty to theft and possessing explosives.
Khasheem Kiah Thomas, 18, and Zilvinus Vitkas were fined and ordered to pay £300 each in total, including costs.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a shop in Ellesmere Port.
A man has died after being hit by a Heavy Goods Vehicle on the M62.
Firefighters across Merseyside are to go on strike later amid a bitter row over pensions.
A 47 year old man has been charged with murdering James Byrne, 38, in Rock Ferry over the weekend.
Two women accused of trying to smuggle £1.5m worth of cocaine out of Peru have pleaded guilty.
More than half of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK allow unfiltered access to adult content, prompting calls for tighter restrictions.
A schoolboy described as a "model pupil" has admitted robbing a bank in Liverpool with an imitation firearm.
A man who spent a decade on the run after absconding before he could be tried for money laundering has been sentenced.
The move comes as consumer groups press fast-food chains to offer healthier alternatives and improve the nutritional quality of their foods, amid high obesity rates.
Merseyside Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man from Bootle.
Merseyside Police has released CCTV stills of two men officers would like to speak to in connection with the assault and robbery of a man in Liverpool city centre on Saturday, 14 September.
Two men are being questioned on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Rock Ferry.
A man is in hospital after being shot in the head in Everton last night (Monday).
A 15 year old boy has been charged with armed robbery following a bank raid in Anfield last week.
A fake Apple advert claiming the new iOS 7 software makes iPhones and iPads waterproof has apparently fooled some users into destroying their devices.
Tributes paid to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine doctor killed in Nairobi.
Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 40-year-old Peter Cooper who has been missing from his home on Marlborough Road near to Southport town centre since Saturday, 14 September.
Detectives investigating an incident in Rock Ferry, have now launched a murder investigation following the death of the 38-year-old man.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an armed robbery at a house in Roby on Friday, 6 September.
Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain as big luxury names returned to the top, according to the CoolBrands annual survey.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a man had his car stolen in Fazakerley on Wednesday, 18 September.