Capital Reports: Wirral

21 November 2018, 07:23 | Updated: 15 January 2019, 06:50

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Tuesday 15th January

 

Hillsborough: Jury Selection

A jury's set to be selected later in the trial of two men facing charges over the Hillsborough disaster.

Match commander David Duckenfield's accused of 95 counts of gross negligence manslaughter while Graham Mackrell faces health and safety charges.


Man Assaulted By Gang In Birkenhead

A man's been left in a critical condition after being attacked in Birkenhead yesterday afternoon.

It's understood he was attacked by four men who'd thrown something at his car.

 

Dog Ban To Go Ahead?

Council bosses on the Wirral will meet this evening to decide whether or not to push ahead with plans to ban dogs from around 150 open spaces.

It's part of what's called a Public Space Protection Notice which is designed to reduce dog attacks and fouling in public parks.


City Close Gap With Liverpool

Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League is now down to just four points again.

Manchester City beat Wolves 3-0 at the Etihad last night, with Wolves having Willy Boly sent off after just 19 minutes.

 

Konta Through At Australian Open

Johanna Konta has become the third British player to reach the second round of the Australian Open.

She beat Ajila Tomlijanovic.

Following his first round defeat yesterday, Andy Murray says he's now considering more hip surgery that could rule him out of Wimbledon.