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Memorial Garden for the 96

Wirral Council is honouring those who died at Hillsborough with a memorial garden. 12 of the 96 Liverpool fans who died came from Wirral.

A ceremony will take place on the banks of the River Mersey Credit: pa

Brookside and Royle Family actress Sue Johnston has been confirmed as Master of Ceremonies. She's long been a supporter of the campaign by the families of those who lost their lives in the disaster in 1989.

Actress Sue Johnston Credit: pa

Wirral Council will also officially grant Freedom of the Borough to the 96 who lost their lives.

Strawberry Studios as it was

Fans have recreated the studio from the 70's Credit: GTV

A group of music fans has recreated the control room of one of the North West's most famous recording studios.

Strawberry in Stockport was home to 10cc. Fans can now see how it looked in the 1970s and 80s when it rivalled the best studios in London.

Manchester family in Florida 'hoping for the best' as Irma approaches

A family from Manchester, say they are "hoping for the best" as hurricane Irma approaches their holiday accommodation in the US.

The Roberts family, from Middleton, flew out to Florida two weeks ago. They are due to return on Wednesday but they are concerned their return flight will be cancelled as airports in the state remain closed

The family are staying in a villa in Davenport, Polk County, near Orlando. They say they have been told to sit in a small box room away from any windows during the peak of the bad weather as Irma passes over central Florida.


Police reassure public after Southport robbery

Police are examining CCTV footage of the scene Credit: PA

Merseyside Police have issued a message of reassurance after a man suffered burns to his face after a liquid was thrown at him in a robbery.

Emergency services were called to Hawkshead Street at around 9.35 last night to a report of an assault.

It was reported that four people had assaulted a 49-year-old man by punching and kicking him before throwing an unknown substance in his face. They stole his phone and wallet.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for burns to his face and eyes, he's said to be in a stable condition.

Police say the attackers were three males and a female aged 17-19.

This was a shocking and completely unprovoked attack on a man who was simply walking home.

Violent robberies such as this will not be tolerated by Merseyside Police and I am sure the local community will agree this is completely unacceptable.

I would like to reassure the community that incidents of this nature are extremely rare and patrols in the area have been increased. We are determined to find the people responsible for this and would appeal to anyone with information to call us.

– Detective Inspector Simon Vaughan, Merseyside Police

Police hunt attackers after man burnt in robbery

Tests are being carried out on the liquid Credit: PA

Police are hunting a gang which attacked a man and then threw liquid into his face before robbing him.

The 49 year old victim was assaulted on Hawkshead Street at around 9.35 last night by four people who stole his phone and wallet.

The youths were described as three males and a female aged from 17 to 19.

Police gave first aid to the man before he was taken to hospital to be treated for burns to his face and eyes. His condition is described as stable.

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