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Florence Nightingale's 'rubbish' amulets to go on display for first time

A collection of ancient Egyptian amulets acquired by Florence Nightingale in the winter of 1849 when she went on an adventurous Egyptian holiday are going on display for the first time – and the curator at the World Museum in Liverpool is rather more impressed by them than the Lady of the Lamp ...

2017-04-23 14:43 open_in_new
England's new metro mayors will have influential role in NHS

While Labour will be desperate to push the NHS to the centre of the general election campaign, and the Liberal Democrats will be emphasising their commitment to mental health services, it is the six regional mayors being elected for the first time in May who could provide the biggest surprise ...

2017-04-22 11:13 open_in_new
Liverpool first to answer call for British cities’ 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Liverpool has launched a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after the government called on UK cities to formulate plans for how to stage the event after it emerged in March that Durban in South Africa could not afford to hold them.

In 2014, Glasgow hosted the event at a cost of around ...

2017-04-21 14:19 open_in_new
'This is not about gentrification’: the pie shop reviving an Anfield street

A s Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium gleams in the April sunshine, the abandoned, steel-shuttered houses cowering in its shadow serve as a poignant reminder of the impact developments can have on their host communities.

But in the unassuming bakery at the end of the terrace lies the heart ...

2017-04-19 15:57 open_in_new
Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents

Parents in Liverpool would be given free childcare for all children over nine months under radical plans by the Women’s Equality party.

Tabitha Morton, the party’s candidate in the Liverpool City Region mayoral elections next month, wants to use the £30m of extra money available to ...

2017-04-18 09:09 open_in_new
Everton join Liverpool in banning Sun journalists over coverage

Everton football club have banned the Sun from their Goodison Park stadium and Finch Farm training ground over the newspaper’s coverage of the city.

The news comes in the wake of Kelvin MacKenzie being suspended by the Sun after Merseyside police said they were investigating Friday’s ...

2017-04-15 15:07 open_in_new
The Guardian view on the 4 May elections: Labour’s route to credibility

B ritish politics is suffering from a solidarity deficit. That isn’t to say we have become a meaner nation, nor that fellow-feeling is in decline. Those things are hard to quantify. It is, however, reasonable to posit that trust in politicians to mediate between competing interests, to pool ...

2017-04-14 20:25 open_in_new
Police investigate Sun column after racial hate crime complaint

Merseyside police are investigating a Sun column by Kelvin MacKenzie in which a mixed-race player is compared to a gorilla.

The paper’s former editor, who writes a weekly column, claimed Everton player Ross Barkley, whose grandfather is Nigerian, had deserved to be punched at a nightclub ...

2017-04-14 19:19 open_in_new
Liverpool launches bid to host Commonweath Games in 2022 or 2026

Liverpool has formally launched its bid to host the 2022 or 2026 Commonwealth Games, with the mayor claiming its rivals didn’t have the “oomph” to stage the competition.

The city is expected to face competition from Birmingham and Manchester, both of which have also expressed ...

2017-04-12 08:57 open_in_new
Pete Shotton obituary

Pete Shotton, who has died aged 75, was one of the original Quarrymen, the group formed by his best friend, John Lennon, which evolved into the Beatles. Pete went on to co-found the Fatty Arbuckle’s restaurant franchise in the UK.

Pete’s memoir of his friend, John Lennon: In My Life ...

2017-04-04 13:19 open_in_new
Police search near motorway for body of man missing since 1992

Police are digging up land next to a motorway in search of a man who has been missing for almost 25 years after detectives received information to suggest he may have been murdered and buried there.

Steven Preston, 23, disappeared after leaving his home in Heath Road, Bebington, on the ...

2017-03-27 14:25 open_in_new
Passenger arrested after girl, four, killed in Merseyside hit-and-run

A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a four-year-old girl, police said.

The 23-year-old from Prescot in Merseyside was arrested on suspicion of being a passenger in a stolen vehicle, police said on Monday. He has been released pending further ...

2017-03-27 14:25 open_in_new
Wirral gas explosion being investigated as possible crime

The Wirral gas explosion that left 34 people injured and flattened nearby buildings is being investigated as a possible crime, police have said.

Residents near a dance school in Merseyside that was destroyed by the explosion complained they could smell gas before the blast on Saturday ...

2017-03-27 11:07 open_in_new
Four-year-old Merseyside girl dies from hit-and-run injuries

A four-year-old girl who was knocked over with her grandmother in a hit-and-run has died.

Police in Merseyside are trying to track down two men caught on CCTV fleeing the scene of the accident, in which Violet-Grace Youens suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a stolen black Ford ...

2017-03-26 22:57 open_in_new
Beth Tinsley obituary

My aunt Beth Tinsley, who has died aged 90, was principal secretary at Manweb, the regional electricity suppliers for Merseyside, north Wales and parts of Cheshire.

After a brief period working at a Liverpool chandlers, Beth joined Manweb as a secretary in the late 1950s. Following her ...

2017-03-26 19:39 open_in_new
Wirral explosion: two people seriously injured in suspected gas blast

Two people have been seriously injured and 30 others are in hospital after a building collapsed following a suspected gas explosion in Merseyside.

Emergency services were called to Bebington in Wirral on Saturday night.

North West ambulance service said two people were in a ...

2017-03-26 11:57 open_in_new
Shia LaBeouf’s Trump art project shut down one day after moving to Liverpool

He Will Not Divide Us, Shia LaBeouf’s artistic protest against the Trump presidency, has been shut down again, just one day after moving to its latest location in Liverpool.

On Wednesday. the city’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Fact) centre announced that they would be ...

2017-03-24 19:19 open_in_new
Everton’s Bramley Moore stadium opportunity is one they cannot miss

T he press release announcing Liverpool city council’s intention to help Everton move to a prime waterfront location describes it as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to regenerate the Atlantic Corridor in north Liverpool”. It is a second-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Everton and one ...

2017-03-23 22:23 open_in_new
Everton agree deal to purchase waterfront site at Bramley Moore dock

Everton have cleared the first hurdle in their attempt to build a new stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront by agreeing a deal to purchase land at Bramley Moore dock.

The Merseyside club have reached a financial agreement with Peel Holdings, the landowner, for their preferred location for a ...

2017-03-23 16:53 open_in_new
Shia LaBeouf's Trump art project moves to Liverpool as 'America not safe enough'

Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump performance art project He Will Not Divide Us has relocated from the US to Liverpool owing to safety concerns.

The project is now being exhibited at the city’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Fact) gallery, as “events have shown that America is ...

2017-03-23 13:35 open_in_new
In Liverpool, Tory cuts have brought a city and its people to breaking point

I n Liverpool, austerity is visible: boarded-up libraries, closed-down day centres and shut nurseries. But, as in countless cities and towns across the UK, the bleakest of its marks are hidden behind closed doors: the young mum skipping meals to pay the rent because of the benefit cap, or the ...

2017-03-23 09:07 open_in_new