The match commander at Hillsborough was a "fish out of water" who did not provide "true leadership", inquests into the disaster hear.
Three teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 65-year-old man dies following a collision involving a quadricycle on a seaside promenade, police say.
Everton are close to signing Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club-record £23.7m.
A man dressed as a clown is wanted by police over a robbery at a currency exchange in Liverpool.
A teacher is recovering in hospital after receiving a kidney transplant from her cousin, who flew from Australia for the operation.
Three women and two men are charged with fraud as part of an investigation into staged car crashes and fake insurance claims in Wirral.
Four teenage boys are spoken to by police for making racist and abusive tweets to the ex-Liverpool footballer Stan Collymore.
Five people have been arrested in Wirral as part of an investigation into staged car crashes and fraudulent insurance claims.
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
New footage from the Giants dog cam
Why 300 plus engraved padlocks will be removed
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.
St Helens hope Luke Walsh will be fit for the start of the 2015 season after the scrum-half broke his fibula against Widnes.
Team news as Hull FC host St Helens in Friday's Super League fixture at KC Stadium (20:00 BST).
Team news as Catalan Dragons host Warrington Wolves in Friday's Super League fixture at Stade Gilbert Brutus (20:00 BST).
Kevin Brown will be fit for Widnes's Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford after recovering from a whiplash injury.
England's Ben Proud and the 4x100m medley team win Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, as does Wales' Georgia Davies.
England's Yana Rattigan wins Commonwealth Games wrestling silver in Glasgow, while Craig Pilling secures bronze for Wales.
The unknown in Super League's re-structure will add a new dimension of excitement from 2015, says coach Brian Noble.
Everton sign Ferencvaros and Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
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