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WATCH: A young patients tribute to her Roald Dahl nurse

A lot's been said over the last twelve months about the children's author Roald Dahl. It's a hundred years since he was born and one of his books, the BFG, was turned into a film. But did you know that he's left a lasting legacy to help countless youngsters who are seriously ill? His Marvellous Children's Charity is marking its own 25 year milestone - just as its first specialist nurse is planning her retirement. Our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner went to Crosby to meet her and one of the many people she's helped...


Have your say on Liverpool's Garden Festival site!

From today you can have your say on what happens to Garden Festival site. Credit: ITV

The future of Liverpool’s International Festival Gardens site is to take a major step forward this week.

The public are being invited to give their views on a draft masterplan that aims to create a ‘cultural garden suburb’ that would also transform the site into a major visitor and cultural destination.

The development of the 90 acre site will be focused on the northern and central parts with a re-modelled waterfront. Credit: ITV News

A four week public consultation will be launched today by Liverpool City Council, who took control of the site last year, with the feedback to be used as a guide to a future outline planning application in 2017.

There is a current outline planning consent for a 1,380 unit residential development on part of the site, valid until December 2022. Credit: ITV

Surveys are being undertaken to assess ground conditions with the intention to revitalise the gardens, which are open to the public, and southern grasslands as public amenity space with opportunities for sport and recreation.

The draft masterplan also sets out to enhance connections with the surrounding community, including a safer pedestrian route to Priory Wood and St Michaels train station.

This masterplan is a comprehensive approach to regenerating the wider Festival Gardens site with greater benefits for the local community. This will be a long-term process to carefully develop what is a hugely important site to the city and its residents.

– Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration

Two public consultation events will be held on: · Wednesday, 30 November, 10-6, at Sefton Park Library, Aigburth Rd, L17 4JS · Wednesday, 7 December, 10-6, at Liverpool Town Hall

Police hunt for man after breaching licence

Merseyside Police want the public's help to trace a 21-year-old man from the Liverpool area, who is wanted on recall to prison.

Connor McHugh is wanted by police Credit: Merseyside Police

Connor McHugh was sentenced to four years in prison in 2014 following an assault conviction. He was released on licence in September.

He failed to comply with his license and was recalled to prison earlier in November.

Police now want the public's help to find McHugh, who is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, with brown eyes, and short brown mousey hair.

Anyone who has seen McHugh, or who knows of his whereabouts, is asked to call Merseyside Police on the 101 number. People with information can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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