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Police forces doing well overall

A new report into the work of the region's police forces shows that overall they are doing a good job. The survey from the Inspector of Constabulary examines how effective they are in combating and preventing crime, and managing resources. It shows that in general they are coping well with the challenges they face. And as Mike Cunningham from the HMIC explains Lancashire is doing particularly well.


Wirral man arrested after leak costs film studio millions

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley Snipes at the premiere for the film Expendables 3 in Paris Credit: PA

A man from Wirral has been arrested on suspicion of leaking action film Expendables 3 online before its official release - costing the studio millions of pounds.

The Hollywood film, which stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, appeared on internet websites in July, a month before it was due to hit the big screen.

City of London Police said the leaked film was viewed hundreds of thousands of times online and had a "significant financial impact" on film-makers Lionsgate and Millennium Films, costing them millions of pounds in the UK alone.


Terror warning:public urged to be vigilant on transport

Be vigilant on public transport - Merseyside Police Credit: Merseyside Police

Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit are urging everyone to be extra vigilant to help combat the threat of a terrorist attack on public transport.

North West forces say the threat is severe and they are focusing on key themes in the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy - Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare.

Det Chief Supt Tony Mole, Head of North West Counter Terrorism, says everyone has a role to play.

Warning over threat of terror attack in North West

As we head into the busiest shopping period of the year, a warning that towns and cities here in the North West are at their most vulnerable to a terrorist attack. The current terror threat level in this country is said to be ''severe'', which is the second highest. It means a major incident is, the Government's words, ''highly likely.'' Experts at a conference in Manchester called on everyone to do their bit to stop terrorists in their tracks.

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