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Mayors urge RMT union to call off rail strikes

The region's Metro Mayors are urging rail staff to reconsider strike action on Northern Rail services amid ongoing misery for commuters.

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Today sees the second walkout this week in an ongoing dispute over driver-only trains. A further day of action is planned for Saturday, with union members say removing guards from trains is a safety issue.

Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham want safety concerns to be resolved but say the recent timetable crisis means commuters are suffering enough.

Dads Ultra run to ensure children's health

Steve and Louie with pupils from St Nicholas CofE Credit: St Nicholas Primary School

Two fathers from Crosby have set themselves the ultimate challenge to highlight the issue of children being healthy. Steve Turner and Louie Farrell will be running the full length of the Liverpool – Leeds canal over just two days to raise funds for St Nicholas CE Primary School, Blundellsands. The school wants to build its own all-weather running track to encourage its pupils to get outdoors and be active.

Credit: St Nicholas Primary school

Steve and Louie will start their impressive 135 mile run on Thursday 21 st June from St Nicholas CE Primary School. Infantry Regiment, The Rifles of the British Army – where Louie is currently a serving Army Sergeant Major - will join children and staff to send Louie and Steve on their way. Everyone will run the first mile of the challenge around the distance of the school’s field where the track is set to be built. Steve and Louie will head to the Liver Buildings and then the canal path to begin the full distance.

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Aniko Lakatos: urgent appeal to trace missing woman

Have you seen Aniko Lakatos? Credit: Merseyside Police

Police say they are "urgently appealing for information" to help trace a missing 44-year-old woman from Liverpool.

Aniko Lakatos is from the Walton area and was last seen in Muriel Street at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 19 June.

Officers say her family are increasingly worried about Aniko and "extensive enquiries" are ongoing to find her.

Description

  • 5ft 4in tall

  • slim build

  • an olive complexion

  • last seen wearing a lightweight black jacket with red flowers on, a black top, black trousers and black shoes

  • known to frequent the Anfield area

A robotic welcome to Liverpool for Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge is used to shaking hands, but perhaps none quite like this....

Prince William was greeted with a robotic hand made by a 3D printer during a visit to the International Business Festival at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The Duke of Cambridge shakes hands with a robotic hand made by a 3D printer. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

The Prince also got the chance to have a look around a driverless pod.

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