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Campaign to change law for convicted killers

The mother of a murder victim wants a change in the law so that convicted killers who refuse to reveal the location of their victim's bodies can never be set free. Marie McCourt's daughter Helen was murdered by Ian Simms in Billinge, near St Helens in 1988. He's never revealed where he buried her remains. He's been refused parole but may soon be moved to an open prison. Here Marie McCourt explains why she believes changing the law would work.



Teen bailed over attempted murder

A 16-year-old boy from Prenton, Wirral, who was arrested on Sunday, January 31, on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 17-year-old in Walton on Friday, January 29, has been released on bail.

The 17-year-old male victim of the suspected hit and run remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Striker Niasse in £13.5 million move to Everton

Oumar Niasse in a £13.5 million move to Everton Credit: EFC

Oumar Niasse has completed a £13.5million move to Everton from Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow.

The highly-rated 25-year-old Senegal striker agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Club.

He has speed and strength, and an impressive goalscoring record. He was Russia Premier League Player of the Year in 2015.

He is expected to have visa clearance and therefore be eligible for this weekend’s game at Stoke.


It’s a great day for me, a big dream to play in the Premier League and a big dream to play for Everton.

“I know Everton is one of the big clubs here in England with history, the fans and the great players, so I’m very excited and happy to be here.

“I started to watch Everton more since the beginning of October because I had heard about their interest.

“I was interested to see how they play and how they have good young players. If you see players who are aged 20 or 21 and see them perform like that, you know you have a good coach.

“The manager has said exactly what he wants. He believes I can be a player who can add something to the team. It was not difficult to talk and understand one another. You can see also that he is a good person and I am really looking forward to playing for my new team.”

– Oumar Niasse

He is the right personality. He has had a lot of success in Russia and he brings a different quality to what we already have in our squad.

“He brings a real hunger and desire to be successful into what is already a strong squad.”

– Manager Roberto Martinez
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