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Man arrested after gun incident on Merseyside

A man's been arrested after Merseyside Police received reports of a man brandishing a gun in Norris Green.

Firearms officers stopped the man on Utting Avenue East just after eight o'clock last night.

Police say he was searched and was found to have an imitation firearm allegedly tucked down the front of his trousers.

The 25-year-old man from Norris Green has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm.

He's been taken to a police station where he will be interviewed by officers.

HSBC closes bank account of Bolton based charity

A Muslim charity has accused a bank of putting lives at risk for shutting down its account.

The Ummah Welfare Trust based in Bolton has distributed 70 million pounds to projects in 20 countries. It has had a presence in Gaza for the past 10 years.

But the charity has now received a letter from the HSBC to tell them their account is being closed for being beyond the bank's "risk appetite".

Ashley Derricott reports:

HSBC closes Bolton charity's bank account

A Bolton-based Muslim charity has accused a bank of putting lives at risk for shutting down its account.

The Ummah Welfare Trust has distributed 70 million pounds to projects in 20 countries. And it's had a presence in Gaza for the past 10 years.

But the charity has now received a letter from the HSBC to tell them their account is being closed for being beyond the bank's "risk appetite".

Mohammad Ahmad is from the charity.

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Schoolchildren's World War 1 journey of discovery

by Tim Scott

There's just a week to go until the 100th anniversary of this country entering the First World War. To mark the occasion the families of many servicemen who fought and died are travelling to France to honour the dead at war memorials and cemeteries over the next few days. And one group of schoolchildren from St Helens have already been to see for themselves the sacrifice made by so many.

Tributes for Liverpool man killed in Mali plane crash

Tributes are continuing for a man from Liverpool who was killed in a plane crash in Africa.

David Morgan died along with 116 other people when the Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali on Thursday. He was working abroad in Zambia as a teacher.

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David Morgan Credit: Facebook

PE teacher Andy Vasily posted on Twitter that Mr Morgan had previously worked at Nanjing International School in eastern China.

He wrote: "RIP Dave Morgan. Truly tragic. Prayers to his family and other victims."

Hanri de Swardt, a fellow teacher, from South Africa, wrote on Facebook: "Rest in peace Captain Dave Masher Morgan. Thanks for all the support and help in Lusaka. You will always be in my thoughts. God bless."

She added: "Remember the nice evening at Brentwood with all our last food before leaving Zambia."

The plane's black box has now been recovered but the cause of the crash is still unknown.

Read: Tributes to British teacher after Air Algerie plane crash

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Tributes pour in for British man killed in Air Algerie crash

Tributes have poured in for David Morgan, the British teacher who is understood to have been killed when the Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali.

PE teacher Andy Vasily posted tweeted: "RIP Dave Morgan. Truly tragic. Prayers to his family and other victims."

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Former @nischina teacher killed in Algerian plane crash. RIP Dave Morgan. Truly tragic. Prayers to his family and other victims.

He added that Mr Morgan had previously worked at Nanjing International School in eastern China.

Others including Hanri de Swardt from South Africa, paid their respects on Facebook.

De Swardt, a fellow teacher, wrote: "Rest in peace Captain Dave Masher Morgan. Thanks for all the support and help in Lusaka. You will always be in my thoughts. God bless."

She added: "Remember the nice evening at Brentwood with all our last food before leaving Zambia."

Another teacher Annabelle Mambwe from the Luanda International School, in Angola, wrote: "Just lost a teacher colleague in the Algiers disaster. Dave Morgan!! He was Denise's Maths teacher...such an easy-go-fella! These planes falling from the sky are getting to me!"

HMS Mersey sails in to Liverpool for a four day visit affiliation visit

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HMS Mersey due in Liverpool for 4 day visit Credit: Ministry of Defence

The River Class patrol ship can be used for anything from fire-fighting to disaster relief operations, working at least 275 days a year at sea enforcing British and European fisheries law. The 80 metre ship has a crew of five officers and 24 senior and junior ratings and a range of 7,800 sea miles.

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