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Merseyside police target motorists on mobiles

There's been a rise in the number of motorists stopped for mobile use Credit: PA

Merseyside police is starting a week-long crackdown on motorists using mobiles. Last year the force stopped more than four thousand drivers for phoning or texting at the wheel...up more than four hundred on the year before. Officers say mobile use now accounts for about ten per cent of road accidents.

Anti-austerity march in Manchester

The march will protest at cuts and provide help for the homeless, say organisers Credit: PA

A march against government cuts is planned for Piccadilly Gardens later. The protest, organised by the People's Assembly will start at noon. They're asking people to come to the event with provisions for homeless people in Manchester.


Liverpool gears up to greet Three Queens

The three cruise liners come together this weekend Credit: ITV News

Merseyside is gearing up to greet three of the world's most famous cruise liners. The Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria arrive on the Mersey over the bank holiday. Tonight there'll be a special light show projected on the Three Graces the iconic buildings on the waterfront before the first liner arrives on Sunday.

A light show will be projected on the Three Graces at Liverpool waterfront from 10pm tonight Credit: PA

Dunkirk veteran's amazing story

This weekend will witness events on the south coast and in France to mark 75 years since one of the most remarkable events of the Second World War.

We're talking about the evacuation from France of allied forces in the May and June of 1940. This weekend a flotilla of small ships will recreate the perilous journey made to the French port of Dunkirk, where more than 330,000 British and French troops escaped from advancing German forces.

Of course, most of the survivors who are still with us are now in their 90s. But our reporter Daniel Hewitt was very privileged to find one - 96 year old Fusilier Norman Prior from Middleton. This is his remarkable story:


Tens of thousands expected as Queens of the Sea sail into Liverpool

Sometimes the name of a company becomes synonymous with a particular town or city.

And this weekend the cruise company Cunard is celebrating not just its 175th birthday but also its historic links with Liverpool.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in the city this bank holiday weekend as the three queens of the current Cunard fleet gather on the River Mersey.

Trust offers 'sincere condolences' after mentally ill man kills mother and sister

An NHS Trust has offered its "sincere condolences" to a family after a mentally ill man killed his mother and sister.

John Jenkin, 23, from Millom in Cumbria, was found to have unlawfully killed his mother Alice McMeekin and sister Katie Jenkin, by a coroner.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alice McMeekin and Kathryn Jenkin at this very difficult time. "As a Trust we conducted a thorough investigation following this tragic event and we will now be looking into the recommendations that the Coroner has made today to see if there are any further improvements that can be made.”

– Cumbria Partnership NHS FT
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