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Tackle racism when you see it: the Anthony Walker Foundation urges everyone to take action

The murder of Anthony Walker was a tragedy for those who knew and loved him.

But it was also a turning point.

Anthony's friends and family were determined the kind of mentality that drove his killers should be challenged and defeated.

So they set up a charity in his name to combat hate crime - our reporter Tim Scott looks at the legacy of Anthony Walker.

Police question man over murder of Liverpool University student in York

Liam Paul Miller Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A Liverpool University student has has been stabbed to death in York.

Liam Paul Miller, 20, from Terrington in Yorkshire was killed in a stabbing on Monday.

He was studying graphic design and illustration at Liverpool John Moores University.

Police are questioning a 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Liam's family released the following statement.

We are absolutely devastated by Liam’s untimely death.

We cannot put into words the shock and disbelief we feel about what has happened. Liam was just 20-years-old and had his whole life ahead of him.

He had returned home for the summer from Liverpool University where he was studying graphic design and illustration.

We will miss him more than words can say.

– Family statement


Iconic Poppy display honouring WW1 fallen to come to Liverpool

Weeping Window Credit: Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

Part of the iconic poppy sculpture which attracted milllions of people to the Tower of London will go on dislay in Liverpool.

'Weeping Window' is a tribute to the fallen in World War One.

When on display in London, it was the cascade of poppies that could be seen pouring out of a high window and in to the moat below and is made up of thousands of ceramic flowers.

It will be erected outside St George's Hall at the start of November in time for the city’s annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 8 November, and will be in place until January 2016.

The display is part of a UK-wide tour organised by 14-18 Now who are the national organisers of the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme.

Festival is back for its 10th year

The Kendal Calling music festival is back for the 10th year.

Thousands are expected to make the trip to South Cumbria for the four day event.

Manchester's James will be among the headline acts along with DJs Mr Scruff and Dave Haslam.

Elbow will be performing on Saturday Credit: pa

Headlining on Saturday are rockers Elbow, from Bury.

The weekend will also see performances from the Kaiser Chiefs and Snoop Dogg.

Anthony Walker's legacy - 10 years on from his murder

It's ten years since 18 year old Anthony Walker was murdered in a racist attack in a park in Liverpool.

His killers, Paul Taylor and Michael Barton were jailed for life.

A foundation has been set up in Anthony's name to tackle hate crime and promote diversity on Merseyside.

Anthony was attacked in McGoldrick Park, Huyton Credit: family photo

Anthony's sister Dominique says her brother's death inspired her to join the police. She now works in their specialist hate crime unit.

She has spoken about dealing with her loss.


Liverpool man found guilty of buying deadly poison ricin from Dark Web

Officers used a UV light to find traces of the fake poison on Ali Credit: GMP

A man from Liverpool has been found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.

An Old Bailey jury deliberated for around five and a half hours to convict software programmer Mohammed Ali, 31, of attempting to possess a chemical weapon between January 10 and February 12.

Under the username Weirdos 0000, Ali struck a deal with a supplier on the internet black market to buy 500mg of powder for 500 US dollars - enough to kill 1,400 people.

Ali was unaware that his source Psychochem was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and substituted the consignment of ricin for harmless powder.

After the father of two took delivery of a toy car with five vials hidden in the battery compartment, police swooped to arrest him at his home in Prescot Road, Liverpool.

Under ultraviolet light, Ali's face lit up showing that he had handled the package which had been specially treated with a marker substance

A toy car was recovered which contained the substance which Ali believed was Ricin Credit: GMP

Education: Swim & Survive

A life saving session organised by Nelson Fire Service for police cadets aged 13 to 18. Credit: GTV

The family of a teenager from Colne who drowned last year want water safety to be part of the national curriculum. James Goodship died at Fullridge reservoir after becoming stranded on a raft. The Royal Life Saving Society say drowning can be prevented by teaching people survival and water rescue skills.

CCTV appeal following rape in Toxteth

Detectives from the specialist Unity team have released CCTV of a man who they would like to speak following a rape in Toxteth on Sunday, 19 July 2015.

Detectives believe that the man, featured in the stills, could have vital information which could help them with their investigation. They are appealing to him, or anyone who may know him, to come forward.

The incident happened in Beaumont Street close to the junction with Dove Street just before 6.30am.

The 21-year-old victim was walking along Beaumont Street on her way to her partner's house when she was approached by a man she didn't know, who started talking to her.

After a brief conversation the man pushed her to the ground and raped her before leaving the scene in an unknown direction.

Detective Sergeant Paul Donaghy from the force's specialist Unity team said: "We have now spoken to the victim and can confirm that this is being investigated as a rape. This has had a traumatic effect on the young woman and she is still struggling to come to terms with what has happened to her and will have to live with this for the rest of her life.

"We believe that the man in the CCTV footage we have released today may have information which could help us with our investigation and we would urge him, or anyone who recognises him to come forward and contact the Unity team on 0151 777 1382, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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