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Gang of bank robbers who stole more than £1 million are jailed

A father and son who were involved in a series of robberies at banks and post offices have both been jailed. They were in a gang of six who managed to steal more than a million pounds

They used sledgehammers to smash their way into the premises and left staff petrified when they burst through walls, doors and even rooves of branches on Merseyside and in Cheshire.

Ann O'Connor reports.

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Anderson bids to become mayor for Merseyside

Joe Anderson, the current mayor for Liverpool is announcing his bid to become the metro mayor for Merseyside. Its a post which will oversee around £900m of public services across Merseyside and Halton under any devolution deal.

Mr Anderson will be looking to get the Labour nomination. Currently his main competition comes from MP Steve Rotherham, the member for Walton.

The Wavertree MP, Luciana Berger has also indicated she might be interested in the role. Voters will decide in May 2017. Mr Anderson has been Liverpool's elected mayor for four years and believes that experience will be vital.

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Return of the Giants

The Giants are coming back to Liverpool Credit: pa

Some iconic figures could be about to make a comeback to the streets of Liverpool.

The City Council have announced plans for the return of the Giants to the city.

Its hoped the puppets will form part of tenth anniversary celebrations for Liverpool as the Capital of Culture in 2018.

The full programme of cultural events will be confirmed in the Autumn.

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