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Major fire at Liverpool scrapyard could take days to put out

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge fire at a metal scrapyard in north Liverpool.

It broke out early this morning at a recycling plant at Alexandra Dock in Bootle.

Public Health England is advising local residents to stay indoors, keep windows and doors closed.

Motorists travelling through the area are advised to keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed.

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Wife pleads for Government help to bring jailed husband home from India.

The wife of a man from the Wirral who's been jailed for five years in India is calling on the government to do more to bring him home.

Paul Towers who's originally from Bootle was jailed on Monday along with five other British men for allegedly possessing illegal firearms. His wife Ann says the idea of her husband spending five years in prison is unthinkable.

Father of former solider jailed in India speaks of 'massive shock'

Paul Towers

The father of a man from Bootle, who's been jailed for five years in India, says the sentence has come as 'a massive shock.'

Paul Towers was one of six former soldiers detained after weapons were found on a ship.

Mr Towers and another man from the North West, Ray Tindall, from Chester were working as anti-piracy security guards. They've been held in the country since 2013.

The Foreign Office say there is a 90 day window for an appeal.

Mr Towers' father Don has been speaking to ITV News:

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