Oldham fan stabbing at Liverpool FA match: Man arrested

A Merseyside man has been arrested over the stabbing of an Oldham Athletic fan after the club's defeat to Liverpool.

The victim was stabbed after Liverpool's 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham on 5 January.

The man in custody has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and section 18 wounding.

Eleven other men were arrested in raids in Wallasey, Bootle, Old Swan, Kirkby, Huyton and Maghull as part of a crackdown on football hooliganism.

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    Crime victims greater say 13:22: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour are to get a greater say on how offenders should be punished, thanks to new legislation launched in Merseyside by the Deputy Police Commissioner.

    Councillor Ann O'Byrne is unveiling the new powers so residents can choose how those who have offended against them are dealt with outside of court.

     
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    coming up 13:10: Roger Johnson Presenter, North West Tonight

    On North West Today, a giant boost to Liverpool's economy. An independent report reckons their visit this summer was worth £46m.

    Ash is one of our most common trees, but there are fears that they could soon be wiped out in the region. The Forestry Commission says the North West is now one of the worst areas for the disease ash die back.

    Watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

     
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    news on the hour 12:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    The brother of a Liverpool man mauled to death by two dogs has told BBC Radio Merseyside new laws targeting owners who fail to control their pets don't go far enough.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 13:00.

     
  4.  
    Man jailed for tweet 12:55: Paul Burnell BBC News

    A man who sent an anti-Semitic message to Liverpool MP Luciana Berger (pictured), has been jailed for four weeks by Liverpool Magistrates' Court.

    Luciana Berger

    Garron Helm, 21, of Thomson Road, Litherland, admitted sending a "grossly offensive" message to the MP for Wavertree on 7 August.

     
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    'Bomb' was piece of metal 12:50: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Reports of an unexploded bomb saw part of Aigburth sealed off this morning while Merseyside police investigated.

    It turned out to be a piece of metal dug up in a garden on Aigburth Drive and the closures have been lifted.

     
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    Halloween views 12:45: via Facebook

    You've been getting in touch with your views about Halloween.

    Vicky Garvey said: Yes I'm fan Halloween. I love dress-up never to old for a Scary! #Horror #Fan too!

    Dave Basnett adds: Fun , but some trick or treats have gone to far.

     
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    Chester radiographers strike 12:37: Chester Chronicle

    Radiographers at the Countess of Chester Hospital have been striking this morning (Monday, October 20) as part of UK-wide action over pay.

     
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    Surgeon honoured 12:29: Paul Burnell BBC News

    I'm looking at why a new building at a Liverpool hospital is to be named after the man who saved the lives of motor-racing giants Rubens Barrichello and Mika Hakkinen.

    Sid Watkins

    The building at The Walton Centre in Fazakerley will be named after neurosurgeon Professor Sid Watkin, who died in 2012 aged 84.

    He was at the forefront of Formula One safety from 1978 until he stepped down in 2011.

     
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    Racist attack in Anfield 12:25: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    A man was verbally abused by a group of men and then hit by a car in a racist attack in Anfield.

    Police said the 34-year-old was playing football in Breckside Park at about 17:00 on Sunday when he had an argument with a group of youths.

    The group shouted abuse at the man before returning to the park and attacking him.

    He was taken to hospital with facial injuries and a knee injury.

     
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    Your views 12:20: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    We've introduced BBC Local Live from our base in Liverpool to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

     
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    Giant figures 12:15: Andy Gill BBC North West Tonight

    I'll be reporting on the figures out today that say how the Liverpool Giant spectacular boosted the city's economy by £46m.

    Giant girl

    The independent report said people from Hong Kong, Australia and France came to see Memories of August 1914.

    You can watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

     
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    Butler leaves Tranmere 12:09: Nick Hatfield BBC Radio Merseyside

    Jeremy Butler has left his position as chief executive of Tranmere Rovers.

    Jeremy Butler

    The club says it's a mutual decision.

    Mr Butler appointed Rob Edwards as manager - he also recently left Rovers after their poor start to the season.

     
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    News on the hour 12:00: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    A former chief inspector with South Yorkshire Police says he wasn't troubled about playing a part in changing a junior officer's statement about the Hillsborough disaster.

    David Beal, who was a chief inspector, is giving evidence at the new inquests.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 12:00.

     
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    Tranmere boss leaves BREAKING NEWS

    Jeremy Butler has left as chief executive of Tranmere Rovers.

     
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    Hillsborough latest 11:54: Ben Schofield BBC Radio Merseyside

    A former chief inspector with South Yorkshire Police says he wasn't troubled about playing a part in changing a junior officer's statement about the Hillsborough disaster.

    David Beal, who was a chief inspector, is giving evidence at the new inquests.

    The jury saw how he was involved in removing part of a statement by a radio operator that mentioned communication problems at the 1988 FA Cup semi-final.

    Mr Beal says he was following legal advice from the force's solicitor and wasn't acting on his own initiative.

     
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    Rail delays over 11:50:

    The disruption between Hunts Cross and Southport caused by poor rail conditions - due to leaves on the line - has now ended, Merseyrail said.

     
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    Development fears allayed 11:40: Warrington Guardian
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    More on Saints' new coach 11:35: BBC Sport

    Super League champions St. Helens have named club legend Keiron Cunningham as their new head coach after the departure of Nathan Brown.

    Keiron Cunningham

    Their 14-6 win over Wigan Warriors in the Grand Final was Brown's last match with Saints after two seasons.

     
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    Radiographers on strike 11:30: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    Radiographers at Clatterbridge Hospital in Wirral are taking part in a strike over pay.

    Clatterbridge

    Members of the Society of Radiographers are on strike until 13:00, and will follow a work-to-rule policy for the rest of the week.

     
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    Strong wind warning 11:25: Eleanor Moritz North West Tonight

    tweets: Warning for very strong winds from late tonight into tomorrow. Full weather forecast for NW bit.ly/BBCNWTFB

     
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    Anti-Semitic tweet hearing 11:19: Paul Burnell BBC News

    I'm checking out a case due before Liverpool Magistrates' Court of a man who allegedly posted an anti-Semitic tweet targeting the Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.

    It is believed to be the the first time charges have been brought in the UK over an anti-Semitic tweet against a high-profile figure.

     
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    'All I know is rugby league' 11:14: Ian Kennedy BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    On becoming the new St. Helens coach, Keiron Cunningham, said: "I feel like I'm ready. All I know is rugby league.

    Keiron Cunningham

    He added: "I don't profess to the greatest coach in the world - I've still got a lot of learning to do but I've got a great side to do that with."

     
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    News on the hour 11:00: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    A Liverpool neurosurgeon, who helped revolutionise the safety of Formula One, will have a specialist facility at the Walton Centre named after him.

    The Sid Watkins building will house the brain rehabilitation unit, pain management programme and medical training when it opens in January.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 11:00.

     
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    Leaves cause delays 10:58: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    Merseyrail has said there are delays on services between Hunts Cross and Southport this morning, due to "poor rail conditions".

    These are due to be caused by leaves falling on the line.

    Similar problems are also reported on the line between Chester and Ellesmere Port.

     
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    Looking into pumpkin thefts 10:49: Jimmy McCracken BBC Radio Merseyside

    I'm looking into a story about stolen pumpkins from an allotment after I was at Queensway allotments earlier meeting the man behind Merseyside's largest pumpkin.

    There are reports that an allotment where people with learning difficulties work has been regularly targeted.

     
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    Dog laws 10:30: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    Pet owners could face fines of up to £20,000 from today if they fail to take steps that could prevent an attack.

    Pit Bull Terriers are among the banned pets under the Dangerous Dog Act

    Authorities in England and Wales will be able to demand owners be trained, muzzle dangerous dogs, such as Pit Bull Terriers, or insert microchips.

    It comes after a number of dog attacks in Merseyside in recent years, including the death of Clifford Clarke in Clubmoor who was mauled by two pets in his own garden.

     
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    Your photos 10:25:

    This photograph of the Liver Building has been sent in by Stephen Hunter.

    Liverpool

    If you'd like to send us your photos you can get in touch on email, Facebook or Twitter.

     
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    Weather warning 10:20: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for strong winds and wet weather across the north west of England.

    The warning is for tonight and into tomorrow.

     
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    Saints' statement on coach 10:14: Phil Kinsella BBC Merseyside Sport

    Chairman's statement re appointment of Keiron Cunningham as head coach of St. Helens.

    head coach St Helens statement
     
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    Talking halloween 10:06: Sean Styles BBC Radio Merseyside

    We're talking Halloween on the show this morning.

    halloween

    It seems to get bigger every year but are you a fan? Bit of fun or gone too far?

    And to get you in the mood here's a picture of the pumpkins me and Hatty carved of each other last year!

     
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    News on the hour 09:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    New figures this morning suggest the number of officers at public-sector prisons in the North West has been cut by more than a third in less than four years.

    The Howard League for Penal Reform's warning of a system in crisis.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 10:00.

     
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    Widnes woman's asbo 09:57:

    Cheshire Police email to say a Widnes woman has been given a two-year Asbo after intimidating and victimising her neighbours.

    Dionne Smith

    Dionne Smith, 43, is banned from acting or inciting, encouraging or aiding others to act in an anti-social manner likely to cause harassment, harm or distress.

    Insp Mike Evans said: "This woman has been the cause of a lot of distress and upset for her neighbours and those around her. The Asbo will protect the public from her abusive behaviour."

     
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    New Saints coach 09:50: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Keiron Cunningham has been appointed as St. Helens' new head coach.

    Keiron Cunningham

    After a 15 year playing career at Saints he joined the coaching staff after his retirement four years ago.

    He will be the first British coach of the club since Ellery Hanley in 2000.

     
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    Langos signs for Marine FC 09:45: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    Striker Christian Langos has signed for Marine FC, the club has announced.

    Christian signs his contract with Chairman Paul Leary

    Langos, 20, joined Marine in the summer and made his first appearance in the FA Cup against Hyde coming on as substitute.

     
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    Giant moments 09:28: Helen Carter BBC Local Live

    Liverpool's Giants spectacular attracted about 1m visitors, boosting the economy by about £46m over five days in July.

    Giants moments

    BBC Radio Merseyside is looking at the figures in the report today. What were your favourite moments? Here are some of ours.

    You can email us at merseyside.locallive@bbc.co.uk or get in touch via Facebook.

     
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    Man found dead 09:18: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    A man was found dead at the old Lewis' building on Cropper Street on Sunday morning.

    Merseyside Police are investigating but the death is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.

     
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    Sir Jackie stewart on air 09:12: Paul Salt BBC Radio Merseyside

    Sir Jackie Stewart speaks to us about a new ward at the Walton Centre named after a Liverpool neurosurgeon who helped revolutionise the safety of Formula One.

     
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    News on the hour 08:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Merseyside Police are investigating an unexplained death of a man in Liverpool city centre.

    He was aged between 35 and 40 and was found at the old Lewis' building on Cropper Street on Sunday morning.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 09:00.

     
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    Giant impact 08:57: Liverpool Echo
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    Giant boost to economy 08:47: Nafeesa Shan BBC News

    Liverpool's Giants spectacular attracted about one million visitors, boosting the local economy by about £46m over five days in July, a report has said.

    The Grandmother Giant and the crowds

    Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said the show, to commemorate World War One "surpassed expectations".

     
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    He's leaving home 08:39: Tom Mullen BBC News Online

    A house once inhabited by Beatles' guitarist George Harrison is to be sold at auction.

    John Lennon's first home in Newcastle Road

    But why is his Liverpool home significant, and where else did members of the Fab Four live? I've been investigating.

     
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    Sturridge still injured 08:31: Phil Kinsella BBC Merseyside Sport

    Daniel Sturridge will miss another month with a calf problem. It means he could miss the next six games.

    Daniel Sturridge
     
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    Smashing pumpkin 08:26: Jimmy McCracken BBC Radio Merseyside

    I've been down at Queensway allotments this morning to meet the man behind Merseyside's largest pumpkin.

    Billy Nugent

    This one, grown by Billy Nugent (pictured), weighs in at a whopping 30 stone!

    You can listen live to BBC Radio Merseyside.

     
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    Mersey Ferries suspended 08:15:

    The Mersey Ferries have been suspended until about 08:40 due to mechanical problems.

    Mersey Ferry

    Replacement bus services are running from Seacombe ferry terminal to Conway Park station.

     
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    Breezy with showers 08:10: Mel Coles BBC Weather

    A breezy day. Fairly cloudy, although there will be some sunny intervals at times.

    Weather for Monday

    Showers will feed in from the west, spreading across the region. Winds will increase towards the end of the day.

     
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    News on the hour 08:00: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Merseyside Police are investigating an unexplained death of a man in Liverpool city centre.

    He was aged between 35 and 40 and was found at the old Lewis' building on Cropper Street on Sunday morning.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 08:00.

     
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    Good morning 08:00: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    Monday morning has come around again and I will be here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from around Merseyside today. If you'd like to contribute, you can send in your photos or comments on email, Facebook or Twitter.

     

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