Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious sets sail from Liverpool this afternoon for what might be the last time. “Lusty” as she is affectionately known is expected to slip at around 4pm today.
The 23,000-tonne helicopter carrier has been berthed at the Cruise Liner Terminal on Liverpool’s waterfront since Valentine’s Day.
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A gang who flooded the streets of Blackpool with Class A drugs and preyed on the vulnerable has been jailed for a total of almost 66 years.
Man has died and four others are in a critical condition after taking what is believed to be a form of the drug MDMA over the weekend.
Rain develops in the north and west of the region overnight, bringing high rainfall totals for some areas into Tuesday