Cold, windy and wintry weather continues until midweek. Cloudier yet milder weather for Thursday and FridayRead the full story ›
Cold & windy. Some nice March sunshine developing for the afternnon but further wintry showers, especially later towards evening/overnightRead the full story ›
Further wintry showers evening & overnight. Some settling snow over hills is possible, along with the risk of ice. A tricky morning commuteRead the full story ›
Police are hunting a man from Salford who has escaped from prison.
Connor Smith-Macphee, 21, was jailed for nine years in 2013 for conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to burglary, conspiracy to kidnap, possession of a firearm without authority and possession of a prohibited weapon.
He was recently re-categorised as a Category D prisoner and sent to Kirkham prison.
He fled the jail on February 22.
"Although Smith-McPhee was convicted of very serious offences and has committed a further offence to enable his escape on Friday we do not believe that he currently poses a risk to the general public.
“However, we obviously are keen to locate him, or for Connor to hand himself in to police as soon as possible.
“We believe others may be offering him refuge and those individuals are being warned that they too face possible arrest for shielding him from police.”
- Anyone with information about Smith-McPhee's whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has gone to the next level in terms of his performances, according to team-mate Joe Allen.Read the full story ›
A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Liverpool.
The body of 44 year old Kay Diamond was found at a flat on Greenheys Gardens in Sefton Park, Toxteth, over the weekend.
Anthony Blye, 52, will appear in court later this morning.
Merseyside police are backing a new drug drive law which comes into force today. It's now illegal to drive with certain drugs above specified blood levels in the body.
These limits are set at very low levels for eight illegal drugs, including cannabis and cocaine and eight medicines that have been set at a higher limit. Merseyside Police has been one of a number of forces who have equipped their custody suites with a device to test suspected drug drivers.
This new law states that it is an offence to drive with certain drugs above specified blood levels in the body, whether you’re driving impaired or not.
“As with alcohol, drugs do impair your ability to drive and is just as unacceptable. A drug drive conviction will have a serious effect on your life including a criminal record, a minimum 12 month driving ban and a fine of up to £5000. It could also cost you your job.”
Cold and blustery with sunshine & snow showers. Feeling bitterly cold with a strong, raw west windRead the full story ›
Cold and blustery with clear spells and wintry showers. Risk of ice and snow cover over hills by dawn on MondayRead the full story ›
Windy. Wintry showers, giving snowfall over hills and ice risk.Read the full story ›