The Mayor of Liverpool's demanded an apology from Conservative MP Brandon Lewis, who accused the City Council of spending £2m on Beatles memorabilia. Joe Anderson claims the allegation is 'blatantly' untrue and says he wants a personal apology in Parliament.
Mayor Anderson said: “Once again, this Government is making scurrilous allegations about me and about the city of Liverpool which are blatantly untrue. This is appalling behaviour."
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Remaining cold and wintry. Best of any sunshine Saturday. Possible hill snow Sunday before turning milder
Drones are seized at a rate of more than one a week at HMP Liverpool and conditions are described by inspectors as the worst they've seen.
Frost and ice overnight, with snow on hills. Cold and showery to end the week. Saturday looks like the best day of the weekend.