Can Liverpool's new metro mayor prolong his reign by heeding lessons from 18th-century American revolutionary politicians?
Killer Sean Mercer, played by Paddy Rowan in Little Boy Blue.
The murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Liverpool in 2007 sparked a national debate on armed gangs – but what has changed 10 years on?
Big gains for the Conservative party.
Everything you need to know about the recent local and mayoral elections.
A gang-related shooting in Naples.
Police and the courts have locked up some of Europe's most notorious mob bosses – but the next generation of would-be kingpins are even worse.
Liverpool fans campaigning for a boycott of The Sun at the FA Cup semi-final in 2012.
Liverpool FC has imposed a complete ban on The Sun but it cannot prevent the tabloid newspaper from continuing to cover the club.
A mural in Toxteth, Liverpool, a key historic area for immigration in the city.
Uncertainty and injustice have become the staple diet of the British asylum system.
Football isn’t what it used to be. In Australia, they don’t even know what football is actually called (it’s not soccer). But what’s even stranger is football has become very popular in countries that…
Liverpool, just one of the regions to be electing a metro mayor next year.
In May 2017 metro mayors will be elected in a number of cities and counties across England, but what are they and what will they do?
The truth is out on how the media's reporting of the Hillsborough disaster impacted the public perception of the tragedy, but could the same be said for the British miners' strike?
They’ll never walk alone.
Two inquests, millions of pounds, 27 years, 96 dead, one verdict: that police failures led to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, and police lies tried to cover it up.
May 2016 sees contests for the position of elected mayor in four major cities across England.
The dreaded CSS Alabama.
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If Liverpool hadn't supplied it with warships, the South might not have been able to put up much of a fight against the Union.
Getting bums on seats.
Fans are notoriously reluctant to let their clubs play fast and loose with clever ticket pricing, but it might be better for everyone.
Fans took it literally.
Football supporters can make a difference when it comes to Premier League clubs prioritising profit over fans.
Perhaps the “art” label designates Assemble and the Granby project as outsiders, unique, creating something that can't be replicated.
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The Labour leader is hoping to recruit a new generation of activists in one of his party's strongest cities.
Cilla Black in 1963.
She might now seem rather light-entertainment, but as the only female act to make a success out of 'Merseybeat' and go on to an ITV career as a female powerhouse, she deserves more.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition for the north of England to join Scotland. But deeper cooperation rather than secession is the answer.
It’s grim up North for the Tories.
The contest for 28 marginal seats could give a strong indication of the overall result in May.
UNESCO status: a mill stone round Edinburgh’s neck?
Edinburgh, recently voted fourth-most-beautiful city in the world, is one of many having problems with the coveted UNESCO status. It's time for change.