Liverpool

Carillion collapse expected to further delay building at two major hospitals

BMA demands answers as construction of Royal Liverpool and Midland Metropolitan hospitals put on hold<p>The chair of the British Medical Association has demanded answers about the future of two major hospitals that Carillion was building when it collapsed, amid mounting concern about the impact of any …

Business

Idiot tried to rob shop armed with Lenor fabric conditioner

A WOULD-BE robber’s attempt to intimidate a shop assistant spectacularly failed – when his weapon turned out to be a bottle of fabric …

Crime

Charity Reliability Ride Feb 25 at Carlisle

<i>The Carlisle Cycle Circuit Association are delighted to be putting on the Carlisle Cycle Circuit’s inaugural fund raising reliability / challenge</i> …

Cycling (UK)

Parents' privacy fears after school removes wall from front of girls' toilet block

A school is facing a privacy backlash from parents after removing the front wall of a girls’ toilet block.<p>Parents of children at St Mary’s College in …

Parenting

Thief with 223 previous offences jailed after stealing 81-year-old woman's purse

A thief with 223 previous offences stole an 81-year-old woman’s purse “knocking her for six”, a court heard.<p>Paul Lipson targeted the pensioner while …

Crime

Rare guitars - worth around £4,000 - stolen in raid on Liverpool music shop

Police are appealing for information after two unique guitars - valued at around £2,000 each - were stolen from a family-run music firm.<p>Thieves …

Guitar

Masked thugs wielding crowbars attempt to rob cash-in-transit guard

Masked thugs wielding crowbars attempted to take a cash box from a security guard this morning - the third similar incident in less than a week.<p>A …

Crime

Thousands of poor Merseyside children are set to miss out on free school meals because of Tory plans

The roll-out of the Universal Credit benefits system will see ‘24,000 Merseyside children have free school meals snatched from their hungry …

Education

Four hour ordeal of schoolboys kidnapped by knife-wielding teenage thugs

Two schoolboys kidnapped by three knife-wielding teenage thugs were forced to jump in a canal and shoplift for their attackers.<p>The boys, in their mid …

Crime

Degsy's verdict on the stories making the news

I don’t know how it happened but that three score years and ten, the age at which you were expected to be no more, has arrived and I’m now officially …

Kim Cattrall

New workforce housing complex coming to Edgehill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The city of Nashville broke ground on a new workforce housing complex in Edgehill.<p>It’s something we’ve been tracking in our …

Housing

Take A Trip Back In Time To See The Beatles

<b>LIVERPOOL, Colo. (CBS)</b> – In the English city where they were born and rose to fame, tourists can take a trip back in time to meet “The Beatles.”<p><b>Day …

Ringo Starr

New Look stores lined up for closure as chain faces financial problems

Staff at clothing chain New Look face an anxious wait after reports the company could close dozens of its stores to save on rent costs.<p>National media …

Top 20 Acquisition Titles of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Star Keira Knightley, Ethan Hawke, and More

The pricetags may not match last year's, but there's plenty of product for sale at Sundance 2018.<p>When Amazon Studios won “The Big Sick” with a $12 …

Entertainment

These Liverpool landmarks are being pulled down - and here's why

Four local landmarks in Wavertree are set to be pulled down so the site can be redeveloped.<p>National Grid will start dismantling four gasholders in …

Google Street View

Large tree narrowly misses houses after being uprooted by gale force winds

A tree narrowly missed houses when it fell in Aigburth this morning, after being uprooted in gale force winds.<p>Both lanes of the southbound …

Thirteen year old hit by bus in West Derby

A child was hit by a bus this afternoon in West Derby.<p>Police were called to Eaton Road at about 3.30pm to reports a 13-year-old had been knocked over.<p>…

Live: Breaking news, weather and travel - Wednesday January 17

Join us for everything that's happening across Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond via our live breaking news, travel and weather service throughout the …

Crime

City Council warns ALL cabbies about seedy sex deals exposed in ECHO investigation

Liverpool Council has spoken to ALL city cab drivers and warned them not to get involved with seedy sex deals with brothels.<p>The authority said it …

Uber

Victim of Toxteth shooting appears in court in wheelchair charged over stabbing

The victim of a shooting in Toxteth appeared in court today charged with stabbing a man in the legs.<p>Kane Omar, 21, is recovering after being shot in …

Crime

London And Liverpool: Are They All That Different?

With The Smiths song, London, ringing in my ears, I arrived in Guilford Street WC1 in January 1987, amazed and confused. The song tells the tale of a …

London

Rapist who 'paid' young girl 5p for sex is jailed

A child rapist has been jailed decades after ‘paying’ a young girl 5p for sex.<p>David Armstrong, 58, groomed the primary school aged victim when he was …

Pictures show scene in West Derby after shots fired at two cars

This is the scene in West Derby this morning after shots were fired at two vehicles.<p>A police cordon remains in place, on Princess Drive, after the …

Policing

What is happening at Sefton Park Meadows?

Liverpool council and Redrow still want to see houses built on Sefton Park Meadows – and local campaigners say they'll keep fighting the …

Housing

​LIVERPOOL 2018 CLAIMS BREAKTHROUGH PODIUM

The crew of <i>Liverpool 2018</i> arrived into Airlie Beach in jubilant spirit this evening after claiming their first podium result of the Clipper 2017-18 …

Auto Racing

Festivals to look forward to in Liverpool in 2018

Liverpool is a fast paced city with plenty of events and festivals being packed into each year - 2018 is no exception.<p>Whether it’s Europe’s biggest …

Festivals

Liverpool's Magnificent Seven - the buildings that shouldn't have been pulled down

Liverpool is home to some stunning landmarks – but we’ve lost some amazing buildings to the wrecking ball.<p>We’ve taken a look at some of the lost gems …

Charles Dickens

Ex-criminal Joey Owens announces plot to return to Merseyside politics

A notorious former criminal once accused of murder is plotting his return to Merseyside politics.<p>Joey Owens - previously a key figure in the BNP - …

Jean-Marie Le Pen

This is the loaded gun police found among the bins in an alley today

Neighbours told of their shock after a loaded handgun was found in an alleyway in Toxteth this morning.<p>Armed officers descended on Pickwick Street …

Crime

Wallasey post returns to normal after staff walk out in row with managers

Postal services in Wallasey are returning to normal after a walkout by Royal Mail workers over their treatment by managers.<p>Around 30 members of staff …