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Hunt for escaped murderer in Liverpool and other national stories

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Aintree University Hospital. Image: Google Street View.

Escaped Liverpool murderer at large

The Merseyside Police say a lifer at HMP Liverpool has escaped from prison and is still at large.

28 year old Shaun Colin Walmsley received a minimum recommendation that he should serve at least 30 years in June 2015 for the murder of a drug dealer.

Police say he’s dangerous and the public are warned not to approach him.

Walmsley left HMP Liverpool yesterday to go to a hospital appointment, when two armed men threatened his attending prison officers outside Aintree University Hospital.

Study finds life expectancy increasing

A new study shows the life expectancy gap between men and women is going to narrow to just 2.8 years.

Lead researcher, Professor Majid Ezzati,  says the gap existed because men typically engaged in more risky and unhealthy lifestyles.

The study has been published in The Lancet and projected the life expectancies of those born in 2030.

Life expectancy in South Korea is expected to break the 90 barrier for the first time in the world.

This is attributed to good childhood nutrition, access to health care, low blood pressure and a low smoking rate.

Supreme Court rules on foreign spouse income

The UK Supreme Court has announced it backs the £18,600 minimum income rule introduced by Theresa May in 2012 when she was Home Secretary.

The rule prevents the non-EU spouses of British citizens from moving to Britain if the British spouse is earning less than £18,600 – or  £22,400 if there are any children.

The rule was implemented by Mrs. May five years ago in a bid to curb immigration, and keep net migration under 100,000.

The judges acknowledged the policy caused hardship for thousands of families.

Storm Doris Day is on her way

The fourth winter storm of the year, named Storm Doris, is on its way to Britain.

Yellow warnings have been issued by the Met Office in parts of Scotland, with a higher amber warning being given to parts of England and Wales.

Large parts of England and Wales could see gales of up to 80 mph on Thursday, which is being nicknamed ‘Doris Day’ after the singer.

The Met Office say people need to be prepared for the high winds and the risk of flying debris.

There will be another update at 3pm.

 

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