Knowsley's newborn lion cubs practice their footwork.
Two newborn female lion cubs are set to make their first steps into the limelight at Knowsley Safari Park.
There's a stark warning about the number of homes in the North West at risk of being repossessed.
A campaign is being launched in Knowsley to highlight the issue of domestic abuse this Christmas.
Domestic abuse can take many forms, including verbal, psychological, emotional, as well as physical.
Alcohol can affect a person’s judgement it can cause paranoia, mood swings and depression making people more irritable, impatient and intolerant.
As well as encouraging victims to come forward, the campaign is also asking offenders to look at their behaviour and make steps to change.
They're running a programme called InPact- Intervening in Partnership Abuse Change for Tomorrow. To find out more visit www.kdvss.org.uk and click on InPact.
Knowsley’s Domestic Violence helpline is 0800 953 4433.
– Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health at Knowsley Council
“For many people, Christmas is a happy time of year but some homes in Knowsley won’t have a Christmas filled with presents, fun and laughter but with fear and abuse.
“There are no excuses – the Safer Knowsley Partnership has come together to ensure our residents have access to the advice and support available to help victims who are in abusive situations, as well as offenders who want to change their behaviour. Our message is simply - help really is only a phone call away.
Police have charged a 55-year-old man with murdering a mother and daughter on Merseyside.
William Owen, from Knowsley, is appearing in court.
Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29, were found dead at their home in Knowsley on Thursday. Both died of head injuries.
An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene, but nothing could be done for the women.
"Sharon was a devoted, loving, caring mother and sister. She was extremely proud of her daughter Stephanie and was devoted to her.
"Sharon was educated at All Hallows secondary school in Speke. She later attained a degree in Information Technology, which she utilised as a volunteer, teaching children with learning difficulties.
– Family statement
"Stephanie was a loving daughter who loved singing and playing music. She enjoyed holidaying with her family at Blackpool.
"As a family we have taken some comfort from the lovely response within the community and are appreciative of their support.
”We would ask that we are now allowed some space and time to try and come to terms with the tragic loss of our much loved Sharon and Stephanie. They will be sadly missed.”
Merseyside Police say that the two women found dead at an address in Knowsley Village both died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29 were found dead yesterday.
A 55-year-old man from Knowsley Village, arrested on suspcion of murdering the women, remains in police custody.
Merseyside Police say that the two women found dead at an address in Knowsley Village yesterday are Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29. A post mortem to establish the cause of death for both women will take place today.
A murder inquiry's underway after two women were found dead at a house on Merseyside. They've yet to be named - but it's been confirmed one was in her 20s and the other in her 50s.
Their bodies were found at an address in Knowsley Village near Kirkby - a 55 year old man has been arrested.
Rob Smith has this report.
Detectives in Knowsley are investigating the murder of two women in Knowsley Village.
At around midday a man attended Huyton police station to report the incident.
Officers then went to a house in Home Farm Road and discovered the bodies of two women, one believed to be in her twenties and the other in her fifties.
A 55-year-old man from the Knowsley Village area has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident.
He has been taken into police custody where he will be questioned by detectives.
The women have not yet been formally identified and the next of kin are being sought.
A Home Office post mortem will take place to establish the causes of death.
Detectives believe the offender and victims were known to each other.
The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the area.
Merseyside Police are investigating the deaths of two women in Knowsley Village.
Officers went to a house around midday and discovered the bodies of two women.
A 55-year-old man from Knowsley Village has been arrested in connection with the deaths and will be questioned by detectives.
The women have not been formally identified and next of kin are being sought.
The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators and house-to-house enquiries will be carried out in the area.
– Sandra Smith, HMRC Criminal Investigations
HMRC are working with Merseyside Police and other partners today to check for duty and tax offences associated with any smuggled goods, illegal fuel use, undeclared work or business activity or benefit fraud.
Anyone deliberately evading tax should watch out - HMRC are closing in on tax cheats.