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Tranmere Rovers flying high in fight to get back in the big time

To coincide with the international break, this weekend is the annual Non League Day - a chance for those clubs outside of the Football League to attract new fans and also grab some headlines.

And they're certainly doing that at Tranmere Rovers at the moment.

Flying high at the top of the National League, they're hoping Saturday might be their last Non League Day.

Chris Hall reports:


Watch: Chris Hall speaks to Olympic heroine Sam Quek

Sam Quek Credit: ITV Granada

As the North West continues to celebrate our Olympic success we had a visit from women's hockey star Sam Quek from the Wirral.

She had us all emotional this week when she rushed back from Rio to see her 95 year old grandmother, Dolly, who'd suffered a stroke just days before Sam won that historic gold medal.

She speaks to our sports correspondent Chris Hall:

A body has been found near to Leasowe Lighthouse

A body has been found near to Leasowe Lighthouse Credit: Google Maps

Police in Merseyside have confirm that emergency services are in attendance in New Brighton following the discovery of a body this afternoon, Tuesday August 16.

At around 12.25pm, a report was received from the coastguard of a body being found near to the Leasowe Lighthouse. Police, MFRS, the coastguard and ambulance are in attendance.

Whilst the body is yet to be formally identified it is thought to be that of a man.

An investigation is underway to establish the identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding his death, which is being treated as unexplained at this time.


Body found in search for missing Wirral man

Simon Watson, 45, was last seen on CCTV at a bank in Birkenhead days after going missing. Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police says a body has been found in the search for Simon Watson, 45, from Prenton, who went missing nearly four weeks ago.

The body was found on Friday, but officers have not disclosed where.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause.

The body has not yet been formally identified.

Coastguard alert after kids take out rowing boat to 'chase a Pokémon'

Coastguard and fire service rescue people have reminded people to take care when playing the popular mobile phone game Pokémon.

It comes after crews in New Brighton in Merseyside were called out during the early hours of today after a group of youths ventured onto a boating lake which chasing the character.

The alert from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Credit: Facebook.

"We know that many people are enjoying Pokémon GO across the UK and we wouldn’t want to spoil that fun.

"However, we would ask people to use a little common sense and not to take risks while looking for Pokémon.

"The incident this morning shows that risk taking can put not only you in danger but also the rescue services who have to come to your aid.

– Danny Jameson, Senior Coastal Operations Officer

The coastguard said around 20 youths were involved in taking the rowing boat without permission at New Brighton Marine Lake.

The youngsters had left by the time crews arrived, but the boat was left driving in the marina.

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