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Olympic gold medal winner Sam Quek calls for more diversity in sport

Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek is calling for women's sport to be a better reflection of the diversity in society.

Marking the launch of her new book she says that merit should be rewarded but that access should improve.

Soldier's family march on Downing Street to get bravery recognised

Stewart McLaughlin (centre), son of Corporal Stewart McLaughlin who was killed during the Falklands Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/PA Images

The family of a soldier from Wallasey who was killed in the Falklands War are marching on Downing Street to get his bravery recognised.

Corporal Stewart McLaughlin died in the battle of Mount Longdon in June 1982.

His supporters say 65 MPs are backing their campaign.


1,200 young footballers take part in tournament for children's hospice

An estimated 1,200 youngsters have been playing in a charity football tournament to raise money in memory of a schoolboy.

While England were on the pitch in Russia, the children were competing in the annual Claire House Cup.

The event was set up by the family of Elliot Wild, 9, who was cared for at the Wirral children's hospice before his death from leukaemia in 2011.

His mother Jackie, who was a regional finalist in last year's Pride of Britain Awards, hopes the proceeds will take their overall fundraising total to £275,000.

Mackenzie Gardiner: increasing concern for missing 14 year old

Have you seen Mackenzie Gardiner? Credit: Merseyside Police

Police are asking for the publics help to find a 14 year old girl who's gone missing from Wirral.

Mackenzie Gardiner was last seen at her home in Prenton on Monday, 2 April.

She is 5ft 3in tall and speaks with a North East accent. Mackenzie wears a stud in her nose.

When last seen, she was wearing a navy, three-quarter length coat, grey leggings and black trainers. She is known to frequent the Kensington and Anfield areas of Liverpool.

Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to find Mackenzie and there is increasing concern for her wellbeing.

– Merseyside Police

If anyone has seen Mackenzie or has any information, they are urged to contact @MerPolHQ, call 101 or the charity @MissingPeople on 116 000.

Murder investigation underway after woman's unexplained death

Police were called to Wastdale Drive. Credit: Google Earth

Police in Merseyside are investigating an unexplained death after the body of a woman was found at an address in Wirral on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to a property on Wastdale Drive, Moreton, at around 5.45am.

The woman’s of kin have been informed.

A post mortem exam is due to take place to work out how she died.

A 61 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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