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Third arrest in hunt for escaped Merseyside murderer

Shaun Walmsley is still missing Credit: Merseyside police

Detectives investigating the escape of convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley have arrested a man in Liverpool. But Walmsley remains on the run after two armed men helped him escape prison officers on a visit to Aintree Hospital on Tuesday. This evening Merseyside police say a 25 year old man from Norris Green is being questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. A 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from Norris Green, who were arrested yesterday for assisting an offender, have been released.

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Serial Liverpool fly tippers jailed

Two men from Liverpool have been jailed for serial fly tipping.

55 year old George Kevin Parry and David Smithwho is 53, both of Aspes Road, West Derby, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court to eight charges.

The pair were caught dumping tonnes of illegal trade waste, including asbestos, yards from a children's dance school.

Parry was given 20 weeks immediate custody in respect of each of four counts to run concurrently. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £580 in victim surcharge and costs.

Smith was given 12 weeks immediate custody in respect of each of four counts to run concurrently, and was also fined £580 in victim surcharge and costs.

Both men were unemployed, but were offering a 'man and van' service and were caught repeatedly dumping just a few metres from the entrance gate of Jade School for Dance at Back Broadway, an area that is well used by young children every day. The waste was regularly set on fire which caused a danger to nearby property, although there is no suggestion that this was done by the defendants.

Although they pleaded guilty to four charges each, both defendants are suspected of carrying out similar activities over an extended period before they were caught.

Liverpool City Councillor Steve Munby says there is no hiding place for fly tippers.

Metro Mayors: What you need to know

One of the biggest shake ups in local government is about to take place in our region. In exactly 10 weeks time the people of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region will vote for a Metro Mayor.

It'll mean more decisions about the North West will be made here, rather than in Westminster.

Here's a list of the candidates for Greater Manchester:

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And here's the list for the Liverpool City region:

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And if you're not sure what it's all about Sarah Rogers can explain more:

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Man hit by three buses in Liverpool

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Police continue to investigate after a man, thought to be in his 30s, was hit by multiple vehicles in Stoneycroft this afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at around 2:05pm.

The male pedestrian has been taken to hospita in a serious condition.

Prescot Road remains closed between Queens Drive and Eaton Road and motorists are urged to avoid this area.

Liverpool FC to leave Melwood training ground

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Liverpool Football Club are planning to leave their Melwood training ground. The club have been at the site in West Derby since the 1950s. A new state of the art training ground will be built at their academy ground in Kirkby. The project would cost around £50m. If the development's approved, it could be completed in two years time.

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“We recognise that Melwood has played a significant role in the club’s success and forms an important part of our history. However, the Melwood site is limited in space and is unable to accommodate our longer-term ambitions, which is why we are exploring options on the Academy site.

– Andy Hughes, LFC

A public consultation is being held next month for local residents and businesses to discuss the proposed plans in more detail.

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