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Liverpool man's heart warming anniversary present for wife

At the weekend Liverpool One was host to a very romantic gesture to celebrate a 10th wedding anniversary.

The man at the centre of it all was Carl Gilbertson from Liverpool - he wanted his wife to know how much he loves her

And to get the message through he enlisted the help of a choir in Liverpool.

His wife Laura - who has Multiple Sclerosis was moved to tears.

Tim Scott has been to meet them.

Liverpool family thanked for their life saving decision on organ donation

A family from Liverpool whose death-bed decision saved the lives of five other people have been thanked ahead of this year's Transplant Games.

When William Lloyd fell and suffered a brain hemorrhage, he was carrying a Donor Card. After a great deal of soul searching, his family agreed his organs could be used for transplants.

Five people received organs after William's death, and now one of those people will be competing the this year's games in Liverpool.

Matt O'Donoghue has this report.

You can find out how to add your name to the organ donor register by clicking here or following the link below.

Man who sent death threats to Luciana Berger facing second jail term

John Nimmo pictured in 2014 Credit: PA

An internet troll is facing jail for a second time after making anti-Semitic death threats to Wavertree MP Luciana Berger in which he told her she would "get it like Jo Cox".

John Nimmo, 28, from South Shields, sent two emails to Luciana Berger where he told her to "watch your back Jewish scum".

The second message to the 35-year-old, who is running to become Mayor of Liverpool, also included a picture of a large knife.

This came just three weeks after MP Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed following a constituency meeting.

Nimmo was previously jailed in 2014 for eight weeks for sending abusive messages on Twitter to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and MP Stella Creasy.

His first message made reference to Joshua Bonehill-Paine, who had been charged with a racially or religiously aggravated hate crime against Ms Berger.

Sent at 7.54pm on July 6, it said: "Justice for Joshua Bonehill-Paine will be sweet, he has friends everywhere. Watch your back Jewish scum, regards your friend the Nazi."

He then followed it up two days later with "You will get it like Jo Cox did, you better watch your back Jewish scum" just as Ms Berger was leaving her office in the early evening.

South Tyneside Magistrates' Court heard a statement from the former shadow minister for mental health, in which she said it had caused her "great fear and anguish".

Luciana Berger Credit: PA

I was extremely concerned for my safety and I felt completely under threat. I had previously received anti-Semitic messages and threats but the reference to Jo Cox was terrifying.

The biggest concern was not knowing who this was, for all I knew the offender could have resided next door to me.

– Luciana Berger statement

He previously admitted two charges of sending malicious communications to Ms Berger and the case will next be heard at Newcastle Crown Court in August.

Nimmo was remanded in custody.


Liverpool man's flashmob anniversary present for wife

A man from Liverpool surprised his wife with a flashmob tribute in Liverpool to mark their anniversary.

Carl Gilbertson organised the performance of the Bruno Mars song for his wife Laura who has Multiple Sclerosis.

The emotional moment drew a big crowd at Liverpool One on Saturday, where students from Liverpool Media Academy serenaded the couple to mark their 10th wedding anniversary.

You can watch the big moment below.

Allardyce undecided on future of Rooney's England captaincy

Sam Allardyce during the England manager Media conference today. Credit: Press Association.

The new England manager Sam Allardyce has refused to be drawn on Wayne Rooney's future as England captain.

In his first press conference since taking up the job, the former Bolton and Blackburn boss said it was too early to reveal his choice for captain ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

"It's far too early to make any predictions," he said. "I'm going to leave that until we meet all the players and get all the coaching staff together and plan for the internationals in September. It's my first day in, I'm getting my feet under the table and meeting everyone."

Rooney in action for England. Credit: Press Association.

Denise Fergus: 'I'm James's voice because he doesn't have one of his own.'

The mother of James Bulger has told ITV she's been given a chilling reminder of the murder of her son - after a two-year-old girl was kidnapped in a shopping centre.

Denise Fergus was speaking to ITV's Good Morning Britain after two girls, aged 13 and 14, were sentenced to three years and three months in a youth detention centre when they admitted snatching a toddler in Newcastle.

James was abducted and murdered at the age of two in 1993. Credit: ITV News.
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