Headlines: Thieves use electric saws to steal clothes, Liverpool takes starring role in Doctor Who

Three men wearing face coverings stole Canada Goose and Moncler coats from Sevenstore - plus, Scouse comedian John Bishops stars in new Doctor Who.

Detectives are appealing for information following a high-value theft in Liverpool City Centre on Tuesday evening.

At around 18:50, three men wearing face coverings reportedly entered Sevenstore clothes shop on Norfolk Street.

They used electric saws to cut security wires, stealing a quantity of Canada Goose and Moncler coats in addition to t-shirts.

They made off in a black Range Rover believed to have been on false plates. The suspects are described as in the early 20s, of skinny build and wearing casual clothes.

Enquiries are ongoing, including CCTV and forensics.

Young people kickstart mayoral debate

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Fifty young people from secondary schools and sixth forms across Liverpool have been welcomed to Liverpool Town Hall by Mayor Joanne Anderson to share their thoughts on how Liverpool should be governed.

Students from ten schools have been invited as well as members of the council’s UNICEF Child-Friendly City group.

The event will get the ball rolling on a city-wide discussion on the directly elected Mayoral model – as the city moves towards a referendum on the mayoral model next year.

Liverpool moved to our current governance model in 2012.

John Bishop joins cast of Doctor Who

Liverpool is taking a starring role in Doctor Who: Flux which arrived on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at the weekend and was watched by an audience of 4.43 million.

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Scouser John Bishop has joined the cast as the Time Lord’s companion.

It’s not the first time Liverpool has been closely associated with Doctor Who. The legendary Tom Baker, who grew up on Scotland Road, played the much-loved fourth Doctor in the mid-1970s, and Paul McGann took the lead role in 1996, becoming the eighth Time Lord.

And in 2008, Kensington-born David Morrissey played The Next Doctor in a Christmas special alongside David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.

The Doctor Who connections are set to continue into 2022 in the city, with a ground-breaking new interactive exhibition, Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, premiering at the World Museum in May 2022.

Produced by leading experiential design experts Sarner International under license from BBC Studios, this new exhibition gives visitors the chance to explore how science has played a part in the longest-running science fiction show in the world.