Amy Lovelady

I am a Master's student based in Liverpool, UK, looking to start my journalism career.

Head warns some pupils missing out on 'fundamental human right'

A headteacher has warned pupils are missing out on a “fundamental human right” as thousands of children across Merseyside lack their own bed to sleep in.

End Furniture Poverty and Merseyside BAFTA nominee Frank Cottrell-Boyce are launching a new fundraising appeal called Time for Bed, which will give away new beds and bedding to children and young people across Merseyside.

Research by End Furniture Poverty has shown that 18,000 children in Merseyside do not have their own bed to sleep in. They

Jubilant Labour gain five seats to increase grip on Sefton Council

Labour romped to victory in Sefton local elections, gaining five more seats - including the party's first ever in Ainsdale - to increase the group's strong grip on the council.

The ruling party went into tonight's results in a comfortable position, holding 46 of the council's 66 seats, but they will be delighted to increase that number to 51 after a bad night for sitting independent councillors.

Sefton's vote counts were split between Aintree Racecourse, where the south and central declaration

Local Election results from across Merseyside and the country

Labour maintained its grip on power in Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley but failed to tip the balance in Wirral at the 2023 local elections. People voted across Merseyside and all over England in crucial elections held on May 4. Here in Merseyside there were fascinating electoral battles, with Wirral and Liverpool both holding all-out elections, where every single council seat was up for grabs. In Liverpool this was on a completely redrawn city map. In Sefton and Knowsley, a third of seats were in

Sefton Local Elections 2023: Results as they happen live

Sefton's voters are heading to the polls for the local elections.

Sefton is a Labour dominated council, and with the ruling Labour group holding 46 of the 66 seats on the council, this is a situation unlikely to change. The Lib Dems currently hold eight seats, making them the official opposition party with Conservatives holding five, all in the more affluent north of the borough.

With 22 seats up for grabs across the borough and Labour, the Lib Dems and the Conservatives will all be hoping to

Paul McCartney's unseen artwork unveiled on Mathew Street

Unseen artwork from Sir Paul McCartney has been unveiled on Mathew Street.

Liverpool Beatles Museum revealed their latest exclusive exhibit this morning with the help of local artist Anthony Brown. The mystery item is a series of set designs drawn by Sir Paul McCartney for Motown band, the Four Tops for their first performance at Brian Epstein’s Savile Theatre in London in December 1966.

The piece includes twelve set designs drawn by Paul McCartney with design number eight being chosen as the

Live: West Lancashire by-election, polls, results and reaction

We are live this evening for the results of the West Lancashire Parliamentary by-election.

Our team is stationed at the Burscough Racquet Club tonight for all the action as the votes are counted in this crunch by-election that could tell us a good deal about how things are looking ahead of the next General Election.

The seat, which covers places like Skelmersdale, Ormskirk and Burscough, has been left vacant since veteran Labour MP Rosie Cooper announced her decision to step down from Parliame

Beatle George Harrison 'never lost his love of Liverpool'

George Harrison's widow said the former Beatle never lost touch with his Liverpool roots.

Olivia Harrison discussed her new poetry book Came the Lightening at the University of Liverpool’s new Tung Auditorium at the Yoko Ono-Lennon Centre. Olivia’s collection of poems centres around the theme of grief after George’s death in 2001.

She initially began writing in 2018 or 2019 but decided to release a collection of poems in 2021 on the 20th anniversary of George’s death from lung cancer. When ask

Out of the way building played key role in Beatles history

The early days of the Beatles in Liverpool have been well-documented - but the wider region also played a key part in the band's history.

An unassuming West Lancashire site is among many places which form part of the band's story - and especially that of John Lennon, who was murdered in New York City 42 years ago today.

Today Mill Brow Water Treatment Station in Scarisbrick is operated by United Utilities, and villagers would be forgiven for being unaware of its small but significant role in t

Tattoo fundraiser to help kids get toys at Christmas

A Liverpool tattoo artist has held a fundraiser where people could get tattooed for a £30 children’s toy or donation to Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal.

Alessia Pedrosa, a tattoo artist with 10 years' experience who owns Hellcat Tattoo on Aigburth Road, decided to start the fundraiser to try and make a difference to disadvantaged children across Merseyside.

She said: “As soon as we heard about Mission Christmas, myself and the other artists wanted to get involved. Obviously, Christmas i

Warning key signs of abuse could be being missed every day

People are being urged to look out for the signs of ‘honour’-based abuse across Merseyside.

Experts say the signs include individuals being accompanied at all times by a family member, presenting a fear of being taken abroad or requesting extended leave during a school term, or a sudden announcement of an engagement or marriage without any consent.

Savera UK, a Merseyside-based charity, took to the streets of Liverpool on Friday last week to campaign to eliminate honour-based abuse and harmful

New food and drink market gets ready to open

A huge new food and drink market is looking for local musicians ahead of its grand opening later this month.

A six-figure investment has seen the former Ormskirk Indoor Market, in Moorgate, transformed into a new food hall. The main dining area will feature American-style booth seating, with food units and bars and an outdoor terraced area overlooking the railway.

The six independent food retailers confirmed for launch are award-winning Baltic Triangle restaurant Lu Ban/Meishi, Burscough-based

Woman born with rare condition 'loving life' after key decision

A woman born with a rare condition says a decision she made later in life has paid off.

When Anna Hulme, a midwife from Ormskirk, was born she was rushed from Ormskirk Hospital to Alder Hey Children's Hospital after doctors noticed warning signs of Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC). Anna then underwent an emergency ileostomy to have a stoma fitted.

This meant that Anna had half of her short bowel removed, leaving only 10 centimetres of her large bowel. Now Anna hopes to raise awareness about the