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Pictured: Past and present patients tour Alder Hey's new home

Maxine murder: Second man bailed, one remains in custody

Maxine Showers. Credit: Merseyside Police

Detectives investigating the murder of mum-of-three Maxine Showers in Liverpool are continuing to question a 31-year-old man from the Kensington area of the city about her death.

Two other men, a 31-year-old and a 40-year-old man, both from Kensington, who were also arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.

Home boozing could see revellers barred from pubs and clubs

Boozing at home could see revellers turned away from pubs and clubs Credit: PA

Revellers in Liverpool could now be turned away from pubs and clubs, if they have boozed at home beforehand.

Merseyside Police want to reduce drink-related crime and injuries in the city centre, so they are cracking down on so-called "pre-loading" at home.

An ad campaign will tell drinkers they could miss a night out entirely. Bars are being warned they face fines, and possible shutdown, if they serve those already drunk.


Alder Hey opens new £250m children's hospital

The new Alder Hey Children's Hospital has cost £250m Credit: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Alder Hey's new children's hospital opens today, as patients begin moving across from its old building.

The £250m development is designed to offer state-of-the-art care. It will take five days to transfer every sick youngster from the existing site. After the old hospital is demolished next year, parkland will created to surround its replacement.

Young patients will move in over the next five days Credit: Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Activists block traffic on The Strand in Liverpool

Activists have gathered outside the Mann Island buildings in Liverpool, blocking traffic on The Strand.

The Teesside Construction Activists' are protesting outside Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority.

Protesters say they are campaigning over pay.

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