A new heart scan which enables doctors to diagnose coronary heart disease without the need for invasive tests has been hailed a success.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital have been trialling the new technology which creates a 3D simulation of the heart so that doctors can see if any arteries are blocked.
For John Roberts from Southport, its transformed his life.
Some months ago he was told some of his arteries were 90 percent blocked but now he's getting ready to run a half marathon. Our correspondent Amy Welch has been to meet him.
- For more information on John's fundraising campaign visit his JustGiving page.
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Police say two missing teenagers from Merseyside have been found "safe and well."
Ellie Pritchard, aged 14, and Danielle Littlewood, 13, had last been seen on Friday at Southport Train Station.
Merseyside Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of two girls from Southport who have been missing from home since Friday.
Ellie Pritchard, aged 14, and Danielle Littlewood, aged 13, are both from Southport and didn't go to school yesterday. They were last seen at 6.30pm at Southport Train Station.
Extensive enquiries are being carried out to find the girls, who may have travelled together to the Bradford area of West Yorkshire.
Ellie is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of medium build, with blue eyes and shoulder length blonde hair. When last seen, she was wearing a black coat, white t-shirt, black leggings and black shoes.
Danielle is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of medium build, with long, light brown straight hair. When last seen, she was wearing her school uniform, a grey blazer over a green shirt.
Both girls are believed to have been frequenting the Allerton and Brown Royds areas of Bradford.
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Merseyside Police have confirmed that a 33-year-old Merseyside Police officer from Southport has been released from custody following his arrest in Lord Street, Southport on Friday 30th December on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.
The officer has been released pending further enquiries and has been suspended from his duties while the police investigation continues.
Two men have been arrested after a man was found injured on Loxley Road, Southport, in the early hours of Wednesday 28th December.
Officers were contacted by ambulance crews at 12.25am to reports that the man, who is in his 30s, had injuries to his body which were consistent with a knife being used.
He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.
A 35-year-old man and a 42-year-old man, both from Southport, were arrested on suspicion of affray.
At this stage the attack is believed to be targeted.
- Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3094 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.