Investigation underway after shots fired at house in Bootle

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An investigation is underway after shots were fired at a house in Bootle last night, Monday 27 November. Officers were called to an address on Wadham Road just after 9.30pm to reports of damage to a window at the property. No-one was injured during the incident. Crime scene investigators have carried out forensic examinations at […]

Family of Gerard Hand pay tribute


The family of 44-year-old Gerard Hand, who was fatally stabbed at an address on Church Walk, Bootle on Wednesday 22 November, have paid the following tribute: “Gerard was fun-loving and full of life. People who knew Gerard have fond memories and stories to tell.“He was a larger-than-life character who loved to be around friends and […]

Tribute issued following fatal collision near Knutsford

Douglas Burke The family of a man who died following a fatal collision near Knutsford have paid tribute to him. At around 8.17pm on Monday 20 November police were called to reports of a collision on the A50 in High Legh, near to the junction of Swineyard Lane.Officers attended the scene and on arrival they […]

Six people arrested following warrant in Knutsford.


Officers from Cheshire Police remain in attendance in Knutsford following a drugs warrant. At around 7am on Monday 27 November, officers executed a warrant at an address on Longridge. A number of unknown substances were found inside the property and a decision was taken to put a 100-metre cordon in place as a precautionary measure. […]

Woman warns people to be vigilant after cash theft


An 85-year-old woman who had a large amount of cash stolen from her while she was travelling on a bus in Warrington is warning residents to be vigilant. At 3.52pm on Thursday 16 November police were called to reports of a high value theft in Warrington.The caller reported that three women had stolen a large […]

Man jailed for multiple counts of rape and sexual assault


A man from Wirral has been jailed after he was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting two women as they slept. Alan Pickering appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday 28 November where he was sentenced to 15 years in prison along with four years on extended licence. The 40-year-old of Procter Road, Rock Ferry, […]

£5.2m funding for new supported accommodation to help former rough sleepers rebuild their lives

Manchester City Council has secured more than £5 million in Government funding to provide extra accommodation for rough sleepers.  The Council has succeeded in an application for £5.2m of funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP.)   Working in partnership with housing and support providers Humankind, Jigsaw […]

Panel set outs ambitious roadmap for change in Liverpool


The Panel tasked with supporting Liverpool’s long-term future beyond government intervention measures has published an ambitious roadmap for change. The Liverpool Strategic Futures Advisory Panel, chaired by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, has released its initial findings today at the University of Liverpool’s Vice-Chancellor’s Conference which will see a range of high profile speakers […]