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Mum asks doctor if son 'will ever smile' after 'heartbreaking news'

Esther Denton said her son's smile is the one thing she "holds onto"

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Halewood man jailed for firearms offences

A man has been jailed for more than four years for firearms offences. Bradley O’Donohue, 25, of Halewood, was convicted of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause…

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Arrest after drugs, cash, and replica grenade found in Wavertree

A man has been arrested after a warrant was executed at a property in Wavertree where drugs, cash, and a replica grenade were seized. At 08.10am, officers and emergency services…

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First residents expected to move into Millers Quay within weeks

The first 150 waterside apartments at the Millers Quay development have been completed. Millers Quay is the biggest development to date at Wirral Waters and the largest regeneration project of…

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Constituents react to Ian Byrne suspension

Constituents have had their say after Labour MP Ian Byrne was suspended for breaking ranks and voting against the new government. West Derby representative Mr Byrne was one of seven…

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Ridgeway High School opens Reading Nook 

Ridgeway High School in Prenton has been working with MGMA Architects to create a stimulating reading space for pupils to enjoy a good book. Several months ago, the school and…

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Liverpool man jailed for drug supply and exploiting teenage boy

A Liverpool man who exploited a teenage boy to sell cocaine and heroin was jailed for 35 months on Wednesday, 24 July. Steven Morgan, 22, of Liverpool, was sentenced at…

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Local authors create 10,000 literacy packs for young people

Authors Natalie Reeves-Billing and Jude Lennon, the brains behind Split Perspectivz CIC’s Builder Book initiative, have delivered 10,000 free ‘Planet Packs’ to schools and community organisations across the Liverpool City…

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Man arrested after theft of e-bike in Upton

Merseyside Police has arrested a man and seized a suspected stolen e-bike following a robbery in Wirral on Tuesday, 23 July. At around 9.50pm, a man in his 20s was…

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Ambitious new home plans for Chester city centre

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the process to engage a developer partner for the next phase of Chester Northgate and continue the transformation of…

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Wirral Council prepares for health threats

Wirral Council has outlined what it would do if an outbreak of E. coli happened in Wirral. The UK Health Security Agency is currently investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing…

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Two arrested following serious assault in Liverpool

Police have arrested two people following a serious assault inside a property in Liverpool in the early hours of Wednesday, 24 July.  At around 3.45am, Merseyside Police received a report…

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Law firm eyes further growth with new Wirral office

Solicitors from a fast-growing law firm have strengthened their Wirral presence after picking up the keys to a larger office. Aaron & Partners, which also has offices in Chester and…

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Thousands of families descend on New Brighton for epic arts festival

The New Brighton Arts Festival recently returned to the seaside town for a jam-packed week of activities and events championing creativity, collaboration, and community spirit. The festival, spearheaded by Holy…

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Seven-storey student block planned for site near former TJ Hughes store

A former Salvation Army building could be partially demolished to make way for hundreds of new student bedrooms. Plans have been lodged with Liverpool Council for the construction of a…

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Concerns raised about council over regeneration projects

Concerns are being raised about Wirral Council’s approach to regenerating the borough after the council backed out of a major waterfront project and its fourth director of regeneration in two…

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Warning 'this can't carry on' to council over 'ever-increasing problem'

Wirral Council has been told it is "in danger of condemning Birkenhead to a spiral of decline"

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Two men arrested in connection to murder of Ellis Cox

Two people have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the murder of Ellis Cox in Aintree. Ellis, aged 19, was fatally shot on Sunday, 23 June, at…

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Council initiated ‘formal procedure’ into complaints raised about Pensby High School

Wirral Council began “a formal procedure” earlier this month into complaints raised about a high school in Wirral. An email, seen by the LDRS, sent by the local authority’s director…

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Museum of Liverpool to host Holly Johnson exhibition

National Museums Liverpool, Homotopia, and DuoVision Arts have announced the opening of The Holly Johnson Story – an exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of pioneering LGBTQ+ icon. Opening at…