8:20 am, Tue 22 Oct 2013
Paul Richards is wanted on recall to prison
Credit: Merseyside Police
Merseyside Police have released an image of a man wanted after failing to return to prison form day release.
Richards, who is serving a sentence for manslaughter, is described as being white, 5ft 9 ins tall, of a slim build with short dark hair.
Richards is known to have links in the Sefton area.
Officers are appealing to anyone who may know of his whereabouts to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3837 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
1:39 pm, Sun 30 Jun 2013
Two arrested at Pontins
A third person has now been arrested after a disturbance at Pontins, in Southport, say police.
12:40 pm, Sun 30 Jun 2013
Two arrested at Pontins
Two men have been arrested following a disturbance at Pontins holiday site in Southport
Police had received reports at around 10pm yesterday from Pontins staff and guests about a large gathering of men causing a disturbance
There were reports they were letting off flares and fireworks and that there was general anti-social behaviour in communal areas.Officers attended and a large number agreed to leave.Two men were later arrested for public order offences and are currently in police custody.
9:02 am, Thu 21 Mar 2013
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after two cars were set on fire on Merseyside.
Police were called to Clent Ave, Lydiate at around 11.45pm on Tuesday night to reports two vehicles had been set alight. The house was also badly damaged as the flames spread.
A 20-year-old man from Melling was arrested and bailed. A 23-year-old man from Anfield is still in police custody.
9:58 am, Fri 21 Sep 2012
Smoke free playgrounds
No smoking code in playgrounds in Sefton
Credit: ITV Granada
A voluntary ban on smoking is being introduced in all public play areas across Sefton later.
The borough has received overwhelming support from residents.
Research shows that reducing children's exposure to cigarettes makes them less likely to smoke when they're older
9:02 am, Fri 04 May 2012
Local elections 2012
Labour took control of Sefton Council - the first time the borough has been controlled by a single party.
It increased its number of councillors by eight and successfully defended seven of its own seats.
One of the surprise results was in Blundellsands, where Conservative group leader Cllr Paula Parry lost to Labour's Veronica Bennett.
The results in full:
Labour: 15 seats (48%)
Liberal Democrats: 6 seats (19%)
Conservatives: 1 seat (17%)
UKIP: no seats (2%)
The Green Party: no seats (2%)
Independent: no seats (less than 1%)
Trades Unionists and Socialists Against the Cuts: no seats (less than 1%)
Turnout was 33%.