A man arrested with bullets inside a shoe at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been jailed for six years.
A panicked groom who staged a bomb hoax on his wedding day so his bride would not find out he bungled the booking has been jailed.
Two Merseyside police officers have been sacked after they wrongly arrested a man and Tasered him five times.
Detectives in Liverpool North are appealing for information following a robbery at a newsagents in Tuebrook.
Two men entered the newsagents on Rocky Lane on November 18th at around 8.15pm.
One was armed with what was thought to be a white bannister spindle, while a second man stayed at the door of the shop, armed with what was thought to be a stick.
The shopkeeper was assaulted by one of the offenders, before they stole cash from the the til.
Detectives have released CCTV of a man they believe may be able to assist with enquiries and are appealing for anyone who recognised the man pictured in the stills, to get in contact.
The scene has been forensically examined and enquiries are on-going.
Detectives would urge anyone with any information is asked to contact Liverpool North CID on 0151 777 4035 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Martin Shaw has spoken of the "laughter he shared" with The Professionals co-star Lewis Collins, who has died following a battle with cancer, aged 67.
The Professionals star Lewis Collins has died aged 67. The actor, who played Bodie in the crime drama alongside co-star Martin Shaw, died in Los Angeles yesterday after a five-year struggle with cancer.
The Professionals star Lewis Collins has died aged 67, his agent said. The actor, who played Bodie in the crime drama alongside co-star Martin Shaw, died in Los Angeles yesterday after a five-year struggle with cancer. He is survived by his widow Michelle and three sons.
Martin Shaw, who starred in The Professionals with Lewis Collins with four years, has paid tribute to the actor who has died, aged 67.
Martin Shaw said: "I was very sad to hear today that Lewis has died. We spent a very tough four years together in making The Professionals, and shared in the production of what has become an icon of British Television.
"He will beremembered as part of the childhood of so many people, and mourned by his fans. I send my love and condolences to his family,and the great many who will miss him."
The Professionals star Lewis Collins has died aged 67, his agent said.
The actor, who played Bodie in the crime drama alongside co-star Martin Shaw, died in Los Angeles yesterday after a five-year struggle with cancer.
His agent said: "He died peacefully at his LA home surrounded by his family. Privacy is asked for at this very sad time."
Lewis Collins was born on Merseyside and worked as a drummer in local bands and as a hairdresser before getting into acting.
The Professionals, which made stars of Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw, was based around the adventures of a fictional crime fighting unit called CI5.
Its memorable theme tune and action-packed plots made it a huge hit on ITV in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Collins's other most notable role came in 1982's Who Dares Wins, when he played a member of the SAS.
A study has found more men in the North West are reporting domestic violence than anywhere else in the country.
Researchers at the University of Lancashire say a recent Coronation Street plotline involving the character of Tyrone Dobbs has encouraged more men to break their silence.
Adam McClean reports.
Men in the North West are more likely to be victims of domestic violence than anywhere else in the country.
More than 6% of men in the region suffered domestic violence, compared to around 4% in the South East.
The University of Central Lancashire is holding a conference on the issue today.
Two boys aged 15 and 16 will appear in court later after police found 2,000 cannabis plants in a former pub in Liverpool.
The teenagers, who can't be identified because of their age, have been charged with producing a controlled drug.
Seven other people who were arrested have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Merseyside Police believe the cannabis farm, found inside an unused pub in Rice Lane, Walton, contains more than 2,000 cannabis plants - making it one of the largest ever uncovered by the force.