Eurovision 2023: Huge free outdoor party announced in Liverpool city centre

News bulletin: Huge Eurovision party outside St Georges Hall, man jailed for fatal stabbing of his mum, warning over missiles thrown at buses.

👨‍🎤🎶👩‍🎤 The National Lottery is hosting a huge party outside St George’s Hall for Eurovision 2023. Taking place on the evening of Sunday, 7 May, the show will celebrate Liverpool’s musicality, humour and famously warm welcome.

Up to 15,000 pairs of tickets will be available for free (subject to a small booking fee), for anyone who is a National Lottery player able to claim a pair on a first come, first served basis.

A proportion of tickets will be reserved for Ukrainian residents in the UK, including refugees supported by National Lottery funded organisations, as well as community groups from Liverpool.

🚨 A 32-year-old man has been jailed for 19 years for the fatal stabbing of his mum. Jamie Dempsey, of Brechin Road, Kirkby, was convicted of manslaughter following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court after he stabbed his 55-year-old mum Karen in the chest while fighting with another man outside a pub in Kirkby in August 2022.

🪨 Missiles thrown at vehicles across Merseyside's public transport network "could cause a fatality," according to one of the region's senior bus directors. Over three nights during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period, there were 23 incidents throughout the region where vandals targeted buses.