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Remy Greasley

Our Liverpool: Scousers remember cult 00's film from Liverpool

Hello and welcome to Our Liverpool.

Today Scousers have been remembering the 2001 film Shooters, filmed in the city that used non-actors playing the part of gangsters in the city's underworld. The film came to Netflix this week after years as a cult classic.

The film, directed by Dan Ryan who also shot the controversial Leaving Neverland, is known for its one-liners, including "You owe me about three and a half hundred quid" and "Where's me money for me six halves John?" But at the time it was critically acclaimed, depicting the ripple effect that drugs and a life of crime has on families and communities.

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This morning one fan of the film, John Kershaw, said it "seemed very realistic back in the day," adding it was "hard to believe none of them had acted before." Another said: "Saw this when it first came out in the early 2000s, brilliant film."

Outgoing Mayor claims Eurovision 'one of cabinet's better decisions' as she steps down

Elsewhere the outgoing Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson has lauded the decision to host Eurovision and called it "one of the city’s biggest triumphs" as she steps down. Ms Anderson said this year's Eurovision would "live long in the hearts of Scousers" adding "It takes a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to deliver the ‘best Eurovision ever'."

Teenage girl rushed to hospital after being found on train tracks

Officers from British Transport Police were called to West Kirby this morning after a teenage girl was found on the train tracks. A number of paramedics also attended the scene and the girl was taken to hospital.

A number of Merseyrail services were affected before 9am at the station, though have since returned to normal.

Prison officer caught on CCTV carrying 'bulging holdall' full of drugs into cells

A prison officer was caught on CCTV carrying a holdall full of drugs into cells at HMP Liverpool before he started his shift. Peter Hughes, of Tranmere, was caught after staff at the prison noticed an increase of drugs inside the jail.

An investigation followed, and officers found a large number of steroids, needles, syringes, wipes and a quantity of cash at his house during a raid. He was jailed for four years on Friday.

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