Pedestrians in Merseyside and Lancashire are at greater risk of being killed than in other places in the country, according to figures.
An off-duty police officer jumped to the rescue of a two-year-old girl who was choking on her tongue at the side of a road in Merseyside.
One of the tourists killed in the balloon crash in Egypt, which left a total of 19 people dead, was originally from Wallasey in Merseyside.
The Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick Kelly, has announced his decision to retire.
Police investigating the murder of a man, who was shot while sitting in his car outside his Liverpool home, have arrested three people
Jason Osu, 31, suffered multiple gunshot injuries in the attack on his driveway in Beauclair Drive on the evening of November 19.
The amateur pilot was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of November 26, Merseyside Police said.
Police searched six addresses on Merseyside today and arrested a 22-year-old man and two women, aged 24 and 49 on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
All three remain in custody.
Officers involved in the operation also executed a warrant at an address in Huyton. They recovered a stun gun made to look like a torch, a high powered air rifle and a small amount of Class B drugs. A 16-year-old male has been arrested and taken to a police station on Merseyside.
Seven people have been arrested during raids at 15 addresses in Kirkby, St Helens, Knowsley village and Fazakerley.
The operation, codenamed Operation Decade, is targeting those believed to be involved in gun and drug crime.
The raids are the culmination of a 12-month investigation.
– Superintendent Paul White
Acting on information we carefully planned this initiative over 12 months and today's operation is just one example of the Force's commitment - with the support of the public and partner agencies - to tackle drug related crime and organised crime groups working in Merseyside
"These arrests send out a clear message to those involved in serious and organised crime.
"I can reassure the public that we will keep up the pressure on these organised crime groups and will pursue them relentlessly and put them before the courts to make our streets safer."
Six men and one woman, have all been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
A further two men have been arrested and a substantial amount of cash has been recovered from a property in St Helens as part of the operation
The operation carried out today reinforces the Force's commitment to tackling the scourge of drugs and guns in our communities.
Fire engines across Merseyside will be emblazoned with a new logo to encourage drivers about the '20 effect.'
It's a reminder that up to 70% residential streets in Liverpool will have the new reduced speed limit implemented by 2015.
Police in Merseyside are investigating a shooting in Maghull in which a 19-year-old man was injured.
Emergency services were called to Hall Lane just after 4.10pm this afternoon.
A 19-year-old man suffered an injury to the head, thought to be caused by a shotgun.
He was taken to hospital by ambulance where his wound is being treated – it is not thought to be life threatening.
Officers believe the victim was travelling in a car on Hall Lane, when it was in collision with a dark coloured Mercedes.
The victim then got out of the car and was shot at by one of the occupants of the Mercedes.
Officers are keen to trace the dark coloured Mercedes car and would urge anyone in the Moorhey Road area at 3pm or Hall Lane area after 4pm, who may have seen this car, to come forward.