Mental health nurses are to be posted in police stations and courts on Merseyside in a bid to reduce reoffending by mentally ill criminals.
Merseyside medium Derek Acorah has been charged with failing to provide a breath test following a car crash in Southport
The forgotten grave of a police officer killed on duty 120 years ago is to be marked with a headstone for the first time.
Cannabis farms worth £6.5 million have been uncovered by Merseyside Police during a month long crackdown on organised crime.
In a co-ordinated campaign led by the force's Matrix Serious Organised Crime (MSOC), officers from across Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley seized 6,500 plants and dismantled 84 cannabis farms.
More than 160 people have been arrested in connection with growing cannabis and cash totalling £111,000 seized from them.
Officers say the month-long crackdown aimed to damage organised crime networks by seizing drugs they were growing to fund other criminal activities such buying Class A drugs and firearms.
Superintendent Dave Charnock from MSOC said the results showed what could be achieved when the public shared information with the police about drugs in their communities.
A former Merseyside police officer is due in court accused of misconduct over footage of an alleged incident involving Liverpool FC's Steven Gerrard. Helen Jones, who's 33 and from Kent, is accused of retrieving CCTV pictures from a business in Formby.
The footage is believed to relate to an alleged incident between Gerrard and another man.
Merseyside police say Ms Jones is currently on a career break from the force.
She's expected to appear at Preston Crown Court.
Gary Cunliffe speaks exclusively to Granada Reports following the attack on his twin brother, Michael, who's currently in a critical condition. He was assaulted on New Year's Eve in Haydock.
A 17-year-old from the Parr Area of St Helens and a 28-year-old man from Haydock have been arrested on suspicion of assault. The youth has been released on police bail pending further enquiries, whilst the man continues to be questioned by detectives at a police station on Merseyside.
The arrests come after a man was found with serious head injuries on Church Road in Haydock on New Year's Eve. 40 year old Michael Cunliffe remains critical in Walton Neurological Hospital in Liverpool.
A man was found with serious head injuries following an assault in Haydock, near St Helens on New Year's Eve.
Officers were called to Church Rd just before midnight following reports that a man was lying unconscious near to the junction with Arrowsmith Road, opposite The Jade Garden chinese takeaway.
– Chief Inspector Lee Turner, Merseyside Police
"A man is in a very poorly condition in hospital so I am calling on the people who were there to do the right thing and come forward and tell us what happened.
"We believe this man was assaulted and that there were a number of people in Church Road and Arrowsmith Road who must have seen what happened. In particular I need to speak to a group of men and women who were stood next to the victim while he lay on the ground.
An ambulance was called and paramedics took the 40-year-old local man to Walton Neurological Hospital in Liverpool with a serious head injury. His condition is described as critical. Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist them
Six men have been arrested after police raided addresses in Merseyside and Coventry.
The operation, targeting alleged cash machine thieves, was led by Merseyside Police's Matrix unit.
Warrants were executed at addresses in Huyton, Norris Green and Coventry, and a search was carried out at an address in Newton-le-Willows.
Six men, aged between 27 and 39 years, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and causing explosions.
– Detective Superintendent Chris Green, Merseyside Police
The arrests today are the culmination of a thorough and complex investigation into crimes involving thefts of and from cash point machines in the North West and central England.
"Officers from the specialist Matrix team have been working with officers from the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, to identify those responsible and take positive action."
– Detective Superintendent Chris Green, Merseyside Police
We have used all the resources available to us, including technology and forensics, as part of our investigation and I would like to send a message out to those who commit these types of crime and think they can get away with it.
"Police forces will work together and will do everything in their power to identify those responsible.
"Offenders may believe that by committing crimes in different force areas that they can escape arrest, but forces do work together regardless of boundaries to bring people to justice.
Police say they are increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 20-year-old James Bennion who has been missing since the early hours of Sunday.
James, from Wavertree, was last seen at about 3am in the Concert Square area of Liverpool city centre after leaving Baa Bar on Fleet Street.
Merseyside Police said James' family and friends are very concerned as his disappearance is out-of-character and James has not gone missing before.
He is described as being white, 5ft 9in tall, of a slim build with short brown hair. He has a pale complexion and blue eyes.
He was last seen wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a picture of a record and the word ‘record’ in grey writing printed on the front of it and dark jeans.
James is known to have links to the Ellesmere Port and Chester areas.
Anyone who has seen James since Sunday should contact Merseyside Police on either 0151 777 5337 or via the 101 number, or Missing People on 116000.