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Detectives hunt flasher targeting teenagers

The e-fit of the flasher Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police are hunting a flasher who has exposed himself to a number of teenage girls and women in Tranmere.

They have released a e-fit of the man, who has struck repeatedly around Bebington Road and Willowbank Road.

The last incident was on Thursday 6 March.

He is described as aged 50-60, 5ft 7in, chubby, wearing glasses and grey tracksuit bottoms. He was also wearing a dark jacket and a black beanie hat.

Schoolchildren in the area are being given safety information to help protect them as they walk to and from school.

Artefacts uncovered by the public in Wirral go on display

Dean Paton of Big Heritage, Rob Henshaw with Neolithic arrow head, Derek Millar, Pyramids Shopping Centre and Joanne Kirton

Never before seen historical artefacts dug up by the public in Wirral are to go on display. It features tools dating back 7 thousand years discovered in Bromborough. Over 5 thousand items were found in last summer's huge excavation project, mostly in people's back gardens.

It is all part of a six-week living museum hosted by Pyramids Shopping Centre entitled Wirral Through. It opens to the public on Monday and is free.

The project was the brainchild of archaeologist Dean Paton who set up Big Heritage, a not-for-profit heritage social enterprise, to create Wirral Through The Ages.

With the help of £10,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, 328 members of the community volunteered 1600 hours of their time last summer excavating 45 tonnes of soil, mostly in their back gardens.

Derek Millar, Commercial Director of the centre, said: "Our shoppers can look forward to a very special six-week exploration of the area where we live and work.

"There will be something for everyone to enjoy and we hope families will make the most of the free museum which starts at the beginning of the half term holiday."

All the exhibits from the Bromborough dig will be given to the Museum of Liverpool when they leave the Pyramids.


British Cycling's ten-point plan

British Cycling has announced its ten-point plan as it aims "to transform Britain into a cycling nation".

  • Cycle-proofing
  • Meaningful consistent level of investment
  • Consistent political leadership
  • Cycling safety on the driving test
  • Strengthen cycling safety in the Highway Code
  • Road and cycle safety awareness
  • Reducing risk to cyclists from HGVs
  • Cycle training available for all children
  • Reduce speed limits


Body found after blaze

The body of a woman has been found by fire crews attending the scene of a blaze in Wallasey.

Firefighters were called to the house on Village Way at around 4.30am today.

The alarm was raised by neighbours who were alerted by smoke alarms.

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and extinguished the fire.

Sadly, the body of a woman was found in a bedroom on the first floor.

Smoke alarms were activating when firefighters arrived. This was quite an intense fire and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

– Station Manager Mark Thomas, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Lucas and Luis Suarez open maternity unit

Lucas and Suarez Credit: Rachel Pritchard, ITV Granada

Liverpool stars Lucas Leiva and Luis Suarez have officially opened the new Eden Suite at Wirral Women and Children's Hospital.

Both Luis and Lucas' children were delivered at the hospital last year and both said they were pleased to return to thank the staff in person.

Lucas and Suarez meet staff Credit: Rachel Pritchard, ITV Granada
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