Liverpool News

  • Man and woman jailed following firearms and ammunition supply operation

    Merseyside Police are welcoming the sentencing of a man to six years and nine months years in prison following an operation into the supply of firearms and ammunition. Vincent Horsfall, 30, of Hyde Road, Waterloo pleaded guilty to supplying a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition. His girlfriend Fiona Crooks, 29, of Wheatfield Close, Netherley, pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and was sentenced to two years in prison. Both were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court today, Friday 27 January.

  • Kirkby Timetable Changes on Merseyrail

    Following the successful introduction of the first of the new Class 777 trains this week, further timetable changes are being made to the Kirkby line to help accelerate the implementation of the ground-breaking new fleet of trains onto this part of the Merseyrail network. Starting from Monday 30 January, the new trains will be in service on the Kirkby line from 06:13 and will continue until 19:35 The Kirkby line service will be served by a mixture of old and new fleet until driver training has been completed on this part of the network. The Class 777s will be in service from Monday to Sat

  • New date for the LCR Pride Awards

    The LCR Pride Awards 2023 will now take place on Thursday 6th April 2023, with the nomination deadline extended until Tuesday 28th February 2023.   The awards, which are jointly sponsored by Liverpool Football Club (LFC) and Merseyrail, were due to take place on Thursday 23rd February 2023.    However, the decision to move the event was taken to align with wider city plans and the run-up to the Eurovision Song Contest coming to the city. 

  • Four NHS Trusts awarded the freedom of the Borough of Sefton

    Last night (Thursday 26 January), Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, as well as Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, were awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Borough by Sefton Council. In a special ceremony held at Bootle Town Hall, Council Leader Ian Maher presented the award in recognition of the dedication, sacrifice and heroism show by local healthcare workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 70 of the Trusts officers and their invited guests attended last night’s ceremony and ci

  • Put your questions to Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable

    Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her next public Scrutiny Meeting. Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside. One of the key ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this crucial role is through quarterly public Scrutiny Meetings, which include questions submitted by the public which she then puts to t

  • Southport drug dealer jailed for 12 year for leading role in Encrochat drug supply

    A Southport drug dealer known as ‘skint-harry’ has been jailed today, Monday 23 January, for his leading role in an Encrochat enabled drugs supply. George Powell, 40 years, of Hillside Road, Southport, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 12 years for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin). Powell was arrested at Manchester Airport on 21 July last year, after being identified as the user of the Encrochat handle ‘skint-harry’. He was identified as the user of that handle thanks to personal information he disclosed within the messages, including details of relati

  • Sefton Council makes ‘Care Experienced’ a protected characteristic

    At a full Council meeting last night, Sefton Council voted to make ‘care experienced’ a protected characteristic, putting it on equal footing with race and gender when it comes to fighting discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity for all. It follows England’s Independent Review of Children’s Social Care which recommended care experience be a protected characteristic following lobbying by people with experience of the system. The move is the latest in a line of changes aimed at strengthening the voice and needs of cared for and care experienced children and young people in Sefton and

  • First of its kind ‘Good Help Hub’ launches

    A brand-new multi-service agency has opened to the public in Croxteth. As part of the Government’s Partnership for People and Place Pilot, Liverpool was selected as one of 13 pilots nationally to change service delivery in local areas. After a 12-week study and learn phase, the Hub finally opened its doors to the public on Monday, in Cobalt’s reception off Lower House Lane. The Hub is a project that aims to transform day-to-day service delivery for residents, by building on community strengths and assets to deliver on the concepts underpinning the 20-minute neighbourhood model, to sup

  • SEND school places consultations launch

    From Thursday 19 January, residents are being asked for feedback on council plans to increase the number of school places for pupil with special educational needs and disabilities. Last year, stakeholders, including parents and carers, took part in an informal consultation on an initial set of proposals. In response to the feedback, a new set of proposals was developed, with the council’s Cabinet greenlighting them for formal consultation at its November meeting. There is a pressing need in Liverpool to increase the number of school places for children and young people who have SEND, w

  • Southport's boney claims may not be phoney says Sefton Council historian

    Sefton Council historians are working hard to get to the bottom of a 170 year-old legend involving a French Emperor and his supposed love of Southport. As the local authority continues to work on incredible plans for its Les Transformations de Southport scheme and the Southport Townscape Heritage Project, historians have been delving deep into a legendary tale which suggests the famous boulevards of Paris were inspired by Prince Louis Napoleon III’s experiences of Lord Street in Southport. On the 150th anniversary of Napoleon III’s passing, Sefton Council’s Heritage officer Sue Latimer h

  • Sefton says thanks for the incredible support shown for the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal 2022

    As 2022 came to a close, hundreds of people and scores of businesses across Sefton demonstrated their kindness and community spirit by contributing to the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal. Many families in Sefton were anxious about Christmas this year, especially due to cost of living pressures but thanks to the incredibly generous support of individuals and organisations across the Borough, children did not miss out on the special magic of the festive season. Hundreds of pounds was raised through online donations so that volunteers could purchase gifts for children of all ages. Businesses d

  • New Deputy Police Commissioner for Merseyside confirmed

    The new Deputy Police Commissioner for Merseyside has spoken of her commitment to building stronger, safer communities across the region. Councillor Jeanie Bell made the vow after her appointment as Deputy was confirmed by the region’s Police and Crime Panel.

  • Southport restoration work is set to begin in 2023

    Significant work to improve and restore Southport’s iconic Cambridge Arcade is set to begin in 2023. The popular thoroughfare, which is home to a number of businesses, is a key site that links two of the town’s busiest high streets. Thousands of people pass through it each year. Phase One of the scheme of works to refurbish and repair damage to arcade canopy caused by debris falling from a neighbouring private property that is in need of repair.

  • LCR Pride Awards Set to Return

    The LCR Pride Awards will return on Thursday 23rd February 2023 following a three-year hiatus, thanks to joint sponsorship provided by Liverpool Football Club (LFC) and Merseyrail. The sell-out inaugural awards ceremony celebrating those working to make the Liverpool City Region the most LGBT+ friendly place in the UK, delivered by LCR Pride Foundation, took place in 2019 before the pandemic shut down large events.

  • Sefton spreads christmas cheer with special communitrees

    Sefton Council is once again helping to spread seasonal cheer across the Borough with cut and living Christmas trees for its communities. Following extensive hard work over the last year, the local authority's Communities & Neighbourhoods officers have ensured that as many areas of the Borough as possible have access to their own festive firs.

  • Safeguarding Adults Week gets off to an URL-y start with new website

    Sefton Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board is marking the start of Safeguarding Adults Week with the launch of its new website. The Board brings together leaders and representatives from local organisations to ensure that safeguarding services for adults across Sefton are high quality.

  • Submit your questions for Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable

    Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her next public Scrutiny Meeting.

  • Young people in Liverpool praised by education bosses

    Education chiefs in Liverpool have applauded young people across Liverpool today as GCSE students receive their results – with A-level students receiving their results on Tuesday.

  • Crackdown on domestic abuse in Merseyside following Home Office bid

    Merseyside's Police Commissioner has secured more than half a million pounds to tackle domestic abuse and protect families.

  • Police Commissioner welcomes independent report into police response to domestic abuse

    Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has today welcomed an independent report into the police service’s proactive response to preventing domestic abuse and protecting victims during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Liverpool’s Stanley Street Quarter Rebranded “Pride Quarter”

    A new era for the city’s LGBT+ quarter and ‘Pride Quarter Indoor Festival’ to celebrate what would have been Pride in Liverpool on Saturday 31st July.

  • LCR Pride Foundation Launches 2021/22 Theme “From Now On”

    The new annual theme highlights the challenges still faced by the LGBT+ community and calls for individuals, businesses and organisations to do their part to enact change “From Now On”.

  • Merseyside PCC thanks Chief Constable for service

    Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy has released an open later to Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM on his final day in post.

  • Pride in Liverpool cancelled

    Pride in Liverpool will not return for a second year running.

  • Police force cut by a quarter following decade of cuts

    Merseyside Police Commissioner has launched a public consultation to see if residents would pay more council tax in order to protect police funding.

  • Bereaved parents raise over £1000 for Liverpool Women's Hospital after losing their baby boy

    A Liverpool couple are hoping to raise awareness around stillbirth following the death of their son.

  • Meet the NHS doctor running 5k a day in a pair of Speedos

    Doctor Howard Stringer is hoping to raise awareness around mental health and suicide.