Hunt for families of five Merseyside WW2 soldiers in Holland

Dutch historians are trying to trace the families of five Merseyside soldiers killed during Second World War fighting as part of efforts to honour their memory. In the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in Overloon, in south east Holland, 281 troops are buried, 280 of them British. Many of them were killed in the Battle of […]

Merseyside GP trying to break the mould at Wirral Council

A Wirral GP hopes to inspire an important change at the borough council. Dr Ivan Camphor, 59, could become the first ever BAME (black, asian and minority ethnic) person elected to Wirral Council it is understood. Dr Camphor, who was born in Pakistan and is standing for the Conservatives, told the ECHO he hoped his […]

Kids rush to help paramedics after woman ‘breaks leg’ on walk

Teenagers rushed to help a woman in need this afternoon, after she fell during a walk in Simonswood. Paramedics and an air ambulance attended the incident, on the popular walking route, near to Kirkby. It is believed a woman fell down the embankment in Simonswood and ‘broke her leg’. A local lady who witnessed the […]

Empty scenes inside Knowsley Safari as it prepares to reopen

Knowsley Safari is usually packed full of cars on the safari drive, families queuing up to get food inside the restaurant and children seeing their favourite animals during the busy Easter break. Last year, the Easter Bank Holiday weekend was a very different one, with the popular attraction, like hundreds across the country, being closed […]

Liverpool’s vanished schemes that never got off the ground

Over the years, many schemes have been put forward that would have radically transformed Liverpool and surrounding areas. For whatever reason, these have never materialised. With hindsight, some just seem plain daft. Others progressed a lot further than the drawing board and had large amounts of taxpayers’ cash spent on them before they were halted. […]

Family’s search for auntie who never stopped sending cards

A man is searching for his auntie who he hasn’t seen since the day he was born. Rob De Silva, 19, contacted the ECHO to try and help him find his auntie Florence, who has been estranged from the family for years. Rob said the only time he met Florence is an occasion he doesn’t […]

Man, 37, seriously hurt in street attack

A man was found with serious injuries earlier today after being assaulted in Skelmersdale. Police were called at about 7.30am today (Sunday, April 4) following a report a man had been found with serious injuries near Ferndale in Birch Green, less than a mile from the town centre. Early enquiries suggest the incident took place […]

‘Savage and uncaring’ girls slammed for ‘wig her now’ fight video

Horrifying footage of a fight in playing fields has been branded ‘vile’ by ECHO readers. The video shows scenes of a fight, believed to have happened close to New Brighton promenade on Friday, April 2. It shows two girls, thought to be teenagers, fighting with each other as onlookers encourage them. A girl with red […]