Police have named a man who died after his e-cigarette exploded and set fire to oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using. David Thomson, 62, was found dead in the living room of a property on Penkett Road in Wallasey, Merseyside.
Investigators from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) found that an e-cigarette that had been charging in Mr Thomson's bedroom exploded, caught fire and ignited the oxygen tube of an oxygen concentrator, which may have been in use by him. There was a small amount of smoke damage to the property, though the small fire in the bedroom had been extinguished by the time firefighters arrived. The exact cause of Mr Thomson's death has not yet been established.
A self-confessed fascist who produced more than a kilogram of explosives for planned bomb attacks on mosques in Merseyside has been jailed for 10 years today.
Ian Forman, 42, from Birkenhead, was first reported to police in April last year when colleagues at the glass recycling firm where he worked as a receptionist discovered he had been researching chemicals and explosive substances on the internet during work hours.
He boasted on Facebook of visits to Adolf Hitler's wartime headquarters and had spoken to friends about killing Muslims.
He was convicted of Engaging in Conduct in Preparation of Terrorist Acts contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006 at Kingston Crown Court.
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Catrin Pugh was given a one in 1,000 chance of survival after suffering 96% burns when the coach she was travelling in crashed and burst into flames with her trapped inside.
One year and more than 200 operations later, the 20-year-old from Merseyside is one of the few people in the world to survive such severe burns and is dreaming of becoming a singer
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The south east, east Midlands,Yorkshire and Humberside, north west and Merseyside and the north east are still suffering from "high" air pollution levels, Defra has warned.
A fresh air mass arriving later today is expected to push the pollution eastwards over the North Sea.
Police are searching three locations as part of an investigation into raids in which cash machines were blown open with explosives.
Merseyside Police said there have been six such attacks on ATMs in their area since May, with the latest taking place in Prescot yesterday.
Detective Superintendent Chris Green said: "These incidents are being thoroughly investigated by a dedicated team of specialist officers.
A 17-year-old burglar has been caught after he accidentally left his mobile in the bedroom of the house in St Helens in Merseyside that he broke into.
The family of teenager Michael Molloy who was killed when a coach crashed in Surrey on its way back from a music festival tonight paid tribute to him, describing him as "a talented musician who had a promising career ahead of him" and "a beautiful son and a beautiful person".
A Surrey Police spokesman said 13 people remained in hospital tonight and the northbound A3 would remain closed for another few hours, after a coach crashed on its way back from a music festival leaving three dead.