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Mackenzie Gardiner: increasing concern for missing 14 year old

Have you seen Mackenzie Gardiner? Credit: Merseyside Police

Police are asking for the publics help to find a 14 year old girl who's gone missing from Wirral.

Mackenzie Gardiner was last seen at her home in Prenton on Monday, 2 April.

She is 5ft 3in tall and speaks with a North East accent. Mackenzie wears a stud in her nose.

When last seen, she was wearing a navy, three-quarter length coat, grey leggings and black trainers. She is known to frequent the Kensington and Anfield areas of Liverpool.

Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to find Mackenzie and there is increasing concern for her wellbeing.

– Merseyside Police

If anyone has seen Mackenzie or has any information, they are urged to contact @MerPolHQ, call 101 or the charity @MissingPeople on 116 000.

Grand National meeting gets underway at Aintree

The three day meeting starts at Aintree Racecourse today Credit: GTV

This year's Grand National Meeting gets underway today at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.

The tapes go up on the first race in the three day spectacle at quarter to two.

Tomorrow sees Ladies Day with the main event on Saturday at quarter past five.

Police are warning racegoers that extra security will be in place and are asking that visitors allow extra time to get into the course.

A jockey's eye view of the course Credit: GTV

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Just Charlie: Rochdale writer's moving coming-of-age drama to be aired on TV

A writer from Rochdale has written a moving drama about a family dilemma which is being aired on TV.

'Just Charlie' is the story of football star Charlie who has the world at his feet. With a top club desperate to sign him, the future is seemingly mapped out.

But Charlie feels trapped in the body of a boy and also wants to live up to the family's expectations.

Writer Peter Machen says he's overwhelmed by the response the film has received by both critics and audiences around the world.

Its won the prestigious Audience Award at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival along with numerous awards internationally and has receive worldwide critical acclaim.

Calls to suspend controversial Mersey Gateway toll

There are calls to suspend the controversial Mersey Gateway Toll Charge. A transport watchdog says the charges may be illegal.

Appeals have been put on hold after it was ruled a motorist was not liable to pay the charge. Halton Council says it's business as usual and motorists should continue to pay.

Adam McClean has the story.

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