Two convicted murderers, including one who killed a girl in Blackpool, who are fighting for the right to vote while in prison.
A man has been charged by detectives investigating a murder linked to a gun and grenade attack which led to the deaths of two PCs.
Diana Lee, 54, was discovered in the garage of her house near Holmes Chapel, last month by fire crews who had been called to tackle a blaze.
Police have charged a 55-year-old man with murdering a mother and daughter on Merseyside.
William Owen, from Knowsley, is appearing in court.
Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29, were found dead at their home in Knowsley on Thursday. Both died of head injuries.
An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene, but nothing could be done for the women.
"Sharon was a devoted, loving, caring mother and sister. She was extremely proud of her daughter Stephanie and was devoted to her.
"Sharon was educated at All Hallows secondary school in Speke. She later attained a degree in Information Technology, which she utilised as a volunteer, teaching children with learning difficulties.
– Family statement
"Stephanie was a loving daughter who loved singing and playing music. She enjoyed holidaying with her family at Blackpool.
"As a family we have taken some comfort from the lovely response within the community and are appreciative of their support.
”We would ask that we are now allowed some space and time to try and come to terms with the tragic loss of our much loved Sharon and Stephanie. They will be sadly missed.”
Merseyside Police say that the two women found dead at an address in Knowsley Village both died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29 were found dead yesterday.
A 55-year-old man from Knowsley Village, arrested on suspcion of murdering the women, remains in police custody.
Merseyside Police say that the two women found dead at an address in Knowsley Village yesterday are Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29. A post mortem to establish the cause of death for both women will take place today.
A murder inquiry's underway after two women were found dead at a house on Merseyside. They've yet to be named - but it's been confirmed one was in her 20s and the other in her 50s.
Their bodies were found at an address in Knowsley Village near Kirkby - a 55 year old man has been arrested.
Rob Smith has this report.
Detectives in Knowsley are investigating the murder of two women in Knowsley Village.
At around midday a man attended Huyton police station to report the incident.
Officers then went to a house in Home Farm Road and discovered the bodies of two women, one believed to be in her twenties and the other in her fifties.
A 55-year-old man from the Knowsley Village area has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident.
He has been taken into police custody where he will be questioned by detectives.
The women have not yet been formally identified and the next of kin are being sought.
A Home Office post mortem will take place to establish the causes of death.
Detectives believe the offender and victims were known to each other.
The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the area.
Merseyside Police are investigating the deaths of two women in Knowsley Village.
Officers went to a house around midday and discovered the bodies of two women.
A 55-year-old man from Knowsley Village has been arrested in connection with the deaths and will be questioned by detectives.
The women have not been formally identified and next of kin are being sought.
The scene has been cordoned off for forensic examination by Crime Scene Investigators and house-to-house enquiries will be carried out in the area.
Detectives in Wirral have bailed a man arrested over a murder in New Brighton.
The body of Mark Reissing, 48, was found dumped in an alleyway last Tuesday at 5.50am. He had suffered multiple injuries.
A 41-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of murder, has been bailed.
A fifth person is being interviewed by police investigating the disappearance of a mother-of-three from Cheetham Hill in Manchester.
Rania Alayed, 25, was reported missing from home on Tuesday 2 July 2013.
Detectives say it is 'extremely out-of-character.'
A 34-year-old man from Gorton was arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Officers are continuing to interview a 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and two men, aged 38 and 64, and a woman aged 55, on suspicion of assisting an offender.