The murder of a woman by her estranged husband in Southport could have been prevented according to the police watchdog.
Becky McPhee was stabbed 21 times by Paul Holmes two years ago.
The independent Police Complaints Commssion found that officers from the Merseyside force had previously logged 17 incidents involving the couple.
Merseyside police said the force fully accepted the Independent Police Complaints Commission's recommendations following the murder of Becky McPhee and says many of them had already been implemented.
The police force says they have held a number of training events since Ms McPhee's death and more than 1,200 staff had been briefed.
The force responds to more than 34,000 calls a year about domestic violence, or 2,800 a month.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Pilling said:
A man who tried to kill his partner with a bread knife has today been jailed for eight years.
Stuart Coope, 37 attacked his boyfriend after he lured him to his home in Moston on 29th March 2014.
When his partner entered the kitchen, Coope lunged for a knife block and grabbed a large, serrated bread knife.
Coope stabbed his partner repeatedly but he managed to get out of the house and a passer-by intervened and called the Police.
Detective Constable Louise Edwards said:
Two former Coronation Street actors are taking part in a play that aims to breathe new life into Oldham town centre.
Steven Arnold and Jonny Dixon are starring in a production called 'Thick as Thieves' starting on the 23rd September, but the location is not where you would expect.
Caroline Whitmore reports.
Captain Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool's new-look side must learn to crawl before they can walk after scraping past Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets in their Champions League opener.
The former England midfielder scored an added-time penalty after Mario Balotelli's first goal for the club in the 82nd minute was cancelled out by substitute Dani Abalo eight minutes later.
After a five-year absence from Europe's premier club competition it was not one of the classic nights at Anfield but Gerrard promised there was better to come.
"We are very relieved. It was very important to start the competition off with maximum points," said Gerrard.
"I don't think it was a very good performance from ourselves but we have managed to take the three points, which is vital.
"I think we will get better as the season progresses.
"We have a lot of new faces trying to find their feet and settle in and there is a lot of expectancy on us because of how well we performed last year but it will take time to get back to that level - hopefully sooner rather than later.
"Sometimes you have to crawl before you can walk."
Gerrard believes Balotelli will go on to score plenty more after converting a smart chance in front of The Kop to open his account following a #16million move from AC Milan.
"I think it will be the first of many," he added.
"I thought he worked his socks off. You look at strikers and sometimes when it is not going their way they sulk but he was relentless and he stayed in there and that one good chance which came his way he took and it was a great finish."
Trams not stopping on Manchester Metrolink at MediaCityUK due to police incident.