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2 March 2015 Last updated at 22:07

Police chief quizzed over statement Hillsborough disaster

A former Merseyside police chief denies writing a "glowing" statement about officers at the Hillsborough disaster.


Mark LoweMan jailed for killing older brother

A man who admitted killing his older brother after an argument turned violent is jailed.

Greenheys Gardens, Sefton Park RoadMurder charge after flat body find

A man is charged with murder after the body of a woman was discovered at a Liverpool flat.

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    18:00: Good night Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    Well that's all from the Local Live team for today. Join us for all your news, sport, travel and weather again from 08:00 on Tuesday.

     
  2.  
    17:58: Garlands' licence hearing set Liverpool Echo

    Liverpool nightclub Garlands will have its future decided at Liverpool town hall on Monday.

    Garlands nightclub

    The Eberle Street business is currently serving a three-month closure order after a huge raid by Merseyside Police investigating drugs supply in Liverpool's clubland.

     
  3.  
    17:50: Coming up Annabel Tiffin Presenter, North West Tonight

    Tonight on the show, a former chief constable of Merseyside denies suggestions at the new inquests that he tried to help senior South Yorkshire Police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster by saying they did a "professional" job.

    Watch more on BBC One at 18:30

     
  4.  
    17:43: Missing man appeal Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    An appeal for a missing 41-year-old man from Liverpool has been launched by police.

    Ian Long

    Ian Long was last seen by his sister at an address on Honeysuckle Road, Hesketh Bank, on 5 September and has not made contact with his family since.

    It is believed he may have stayed with friends in recent months and is thought to have stayed in Kirkby in January.

     
  5.  
    17:37: Your views Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    We've introduced BBC Local Live from our base in Liverpool to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

     
  6.  
    17:35: Everton and Chelsea fined £30K BBC Sport

    Chelsea and Everton have both been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players during their Premier League fixture on 11 February.

    Branislav Ivanovic and James McCarthy
     
  7.  
    17:27: Hillsborough inquests Ben Schofield BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    A former police constable said he felt "intimidated" by Ch Supt John Nesbit into changing his Hillsborough disaster statement, the inquests have heard.

    Hillsborough disaster

    Adrian Daley told the jury he was ordered at a meeting to remove two parts of his account, where he wrote he had "no direction" during the 1989 tragedy.

    Mr Nesbit denies the meeting happened.

     
  8.  
    17:20: Canal victim named Liverpool Echo

    A 55-year-old man whose body was found in the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Bootle on Sunday was named locally as John Cook.

     
  9.  
    17:07: Warnings of snow and ice Anna Church BBC Weather Presenter

    There is a yellow warning of snow and ice from 18:00 tonight until 10:00 Tuesday.

    The weather will stay windy overnight and wintry showers will continue to feed across the region and snow could accumulate in some parts of Merseyside.

    Anna Church, BBC weather presenter

    Cold under clear spells with some icy stretches.

    Minimum temperature: 0C/32F

     
  10.  
    17:00: News on the hour Megan Key BBC Radio Merseyside

    The former chief constable of Merseyside says his officers told him the crowd outside the Hillsborough stadium was so tightly packed that a police horse was lifted off its feet.

    Sir James Sharples made the remarks to the new Hillsborough Inquests in Warrington.

     
  11.  
    16:50: On air Simon Hoban BBC Radio Merseyside

    One of Liverpool's longest-established shopping areas is getting a clean-up to try to revive it and attract new businesses to the area.

    County Road

    With financial help from the Mary Portas fund, local business people and residents around County Road in Walton will be picking up litter, dumping rubbish in skips and having their say on how to improve the shopping experience for the people that live there.

    Listen live to BBC Radio Merseyside.

     
  12.  
    16:30: Man jailed for killing brother Liverpool Echo

    A Skelmersdale man who killed his brother after he tried to stab him during a drink-fuelled day of fighting in Southport was jailed for nearly five years.

    Mark Lowe
     
  13.  
    16:13: MPs to debate pet road death law Tom Mullen BBC News Online

    A campaign calling on the Highways Agency to identify pets killed on major roads and inform their owners will be debated in Parliament later.

    Jude Devine with Harvey

    More than 122,000 people signed an e-petition calling for new legislation called Harvey's Law after a pet owner was informed about her poodle Harvey's death, four months after he was found dead on the M62 in Liverpool.

     
  14.  
    16:05: Rail disruption

    Merseyrail tweets: Services have now resumed on both the New Brighton and West Kirby lines but may still be delayed for the next 30 minutes.

    It comes after a signal fault between Birkenhead North and Bidston.

     
  15.  
    16:00: News on the hour Megan Key BBC Radio Merseyside

    The former chief constable of Merseyside says his officers told him the crowd outside the Hillsborough stadium was so tight that a police horse was lifted off its feet.

    Sir James Sharples made the remarks to the new Hillsborough Inquests in Warrington.

     
  16.  
    15:46: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Leanne Harper Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is set to return this summer, this time as a three-day festival of music and running.

    Rock and Roll Marathon launch

    The event - which includes a marathon, half marathon, 5k and one-mile run - starts on 12 June.

    I met race director Rob Griffiths, Gary Jones, who will be taking part in the half marathon while pushing his son Ben in a buggy, and Councillor Wendy Simon this morning to talk about it. You can hear more on BBC Radio Merseyside from 16:00.

     
  17.  
    15:24: PC gives evidence from police desk Liverpool Echo

    Ground-breaking technology was used to allow a police officer to give evidence at Sefton Magistrates' Court - via a videolink from his desk at a Marsh Lane police station.

    The evidence was given in the case of 20-year-old Ben Baxendale, from Gordon Road, Seaforth, who used threatening behaviour against his mum.

     
  18.  
    15:11: Hillsborough inquests Ben Schofield BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    The former chief constable of Merseyside Police says officers dealing with the Hillsborough disaster were calm and controlled, despite their shock.

    Hillsborough disaster

    Sir James Sharples told the new inquests he was at the FA Cup semi-final as a guest of Sheffield Wednesday and watched the start of the match from the directors' box.

    He said after the crush on the terraces he went to the police control box about four or five times.

     
  19.  
    15:00: News on the hour Megan Key BBC Radio Merseyside

    The government needs to "get a grip on a prison system in crisis" - according to campaigners - as new figures reveal Liverpool's Altcourse jail is running at 142% of its capacity.

    The Howard League for Penal Reform says the unit in Fazakerley has over 1,100 inmates even though it's only designed for 794.

     
  20.  
    14:46: Cooker fire warning

    Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service tweets: Never leave cooking unattended! Firefighters in Warrington dealt with a cooker fire yesterday. bit.ly/1vSeVPY

    Burnt food in blacked out oven
     
  21.  
    14:30: Vikings can build on first win Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Widnes Vikings hooker Lloyd White believes his side can "kick on" after their first win of the 2015 Super League season.

    Lloyd White Lloyd White scored four tries and kicked four goals in a personal haul of 24 points against Wakefield

    White, 26, scored four tries as the Vikings thrashed Wakefield 56-18.

     
  22.  
    14:15: Your face in lights Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    Do you fancy having your face emblazoned on to Liverpool's Three Graces?

    Liverpool Waterfront

    To celebrate the arrival of the three Cunard Queens in May, faces will be projected on the buildings from 22:00 on the May Bank Holiday as part of a project called Amazing Graces.

    If you want your name in lights see one-magnificent-city for more details.

     
  23.  
    13:00: News on the hour Megan Key BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool's Altcourse jail is overcrowded, with some inmates being forced to share cells designed for just one person - according to a report which claims the unit in Fazakerley is operating at 142% of its capacity.

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has put out figures showing how the UK's prison population is increasing, while the number of places for them falls.

     
  24.  
    13:52: Drink spike victim 'stable' Warrington Guardian

    A man who had his drink spiked is now in a stable condition after officers came to his aid and rushed him to hospital.

    Police found him on a bridge on Sankey Way on Sunday morning intending to jump in front of a train at Bank Quay Station and it transpired his drink had been spiked.

     
  25.  
    13:37: Two crashes in Cheshire Chester Chronicle

    Motorists faced congestion this morning (Monday, March 2) due to two crashes in rural Cheshire.

     
  26.  
    13:21: Coming up on North West Today Roger Johnson Presenter, North West Tonight

    Nearly 6,000 children in the North West had decaying teeth removed according to the latest NHS figures.

    Child brushing teeth

    It's the highest rate in the country outside London, and includes 1,800 children under the age of five. Tonight's Inside Out North West programme investigates why tooth decay is such a problem in the region.

    Join me for more on BBC One at 13:35.

     
  27.  
    13:09: Arrests over street brawl Liverpool Echo

    A number of people were arrested following an early-hours brawl on a Liverpool street.

    Violence broke out on Victoria Street, in Liverpool city centre, at around 4:20.

     
  28.  
    13:00: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    A murder investigation is underway after a man's body was found in Kensington last night.

    Two women raised the alarm on Boaler Street when they couldn't get in touch with a friend.

     
  29.  
    12:51: County Road rejuvination Jimmy McCracken BBC Radio Merseyside

    I've been to one of Liverpool's longest-established shopping areas this morning - Walton's County Road.

    Cakes from County Road

    Now, people and businesses around there are getting together to clean it up and bring life back into this once thriving district. These cakes are from The Patisserie, one of the newly-opened businesses in the area.

    You can find out more on drive tonight with Simon Hoban.

     
  30.  
    12:41: Travellers leave camp Warrington Guardian
  31.  
    12:28: Hillsborough inquests Ben Schofield BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    A former South Yorkshire Police constable says he was intimidated by a senior officer into changing his statement after the Hillsborough disaster.

    Adrian Daley, who helped rescue injured fans from the terraces, told the new inquests he was asked to remove two parts of his statement by Ch Supt John Nesbit, both of which referred to how he wasn't given direction by senior officers on the day.

     
  32.  
    12:11: Your views Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place.

    Tell us what you think.

     
  33.  
    12:00: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool's Altcourse jail is overcrowded, with some inmates being forced to share cells designed for just one person.

    That's according to the Howard League for Penal Reform, which claims the unit in Fazakerley is operating at 142% of its capacity.

     
  34.  
    11:54: Cold, windy but some sun Anna Church BBC Weather Presenter

    The weather is unsettled again with sunny spells and showers, some of which will be heavy and wintry, although these should ease for a time through the afternoon.

    Anna Church, BBC weather presenter

    It will be windy with possible gales in exposure and will feel cold.

    Maximum temperature: 6C/43F

     
  35.  
    11:45: Tributes to dead woman Liverpool Echo

    Tributes were today paid to "beautiful" and "lovely" murder victim Kay Diamond.

    The 44-year-old mum died from a "blunt force trauma to the head" at a flat in Greenheys Gardens, Toxteth, on Saturday, police said.

     
  36.  
    11:35: 'Complex benefits leading to food poverty' BBC Radio Merseyside

    West Cheshire Foodbank in Chester is calling on the government to publicly accept food poverty is a growing problem.

    Food at a foodbank

    The Cheshire Hunger Report - a study by a group of charities and the University of Chester - has found one of the main reasons people are being forced to ask for help is because of delays in accessing employment and support allowance.

    Listen again to Tony Snell in the Morning on BBC Radio Merseyside.

     
  37.  
    11:25: Road closure BBC Travel

    The A56 Warrington Road in Bridge Trafford has been closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the B5132 Ince Lane junction and the Plemstall Way junction because of an accident involving a vehicle and a cyclist, reports BBC Travel.

     
  38.  
    11:20: Blind woman refused passport The Daily Mail

    A blind woman claims she was refused a passport because her eyes were out of focus in her picture.

    Alexandra Carter from Wigan, said she feels discriminated against after officials at Liverpool Passport office rejected her application because they said she did not have a "neutral expression".

     
  39.  
    11:00: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    A Liverpool care home has been told to make urgent improvements - or legal action will be taken against it.

    Speke Residential Care Home was ordered to make changes last year but a second inspection found management haven't made changes.

     
  40.  
    10:48: Liverpool 2-1 Man City

    Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning winner as Liverpool dented Manchester City's Premier League title defence with a narrow victory at Anfield.

    Philippe Coutinho

    Jordan Henderson's curling effort put the Reds ahead before Edin Dzeko finished off a slick move to equalise.

     
  41.  
    10:40: Missing boy found Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    A teenage boy missing from his home in Huyton has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

    Fifteen-year-old Michael Smith who had been missing since Tuesday was found yesterday.

     
  42.  
    10:38: Drug driving laws enforced St Helens The Reporter

    People in St Helens are being warned about new drug driving laws being enforced this week.

    From March 2 it will be illegal to drive with certain drugs above the specified blood levels, with low limits set for eight illegal drugs including cocaine and cannabis.

     
  43.  
    10:22: Sports college still set to shut

    The second phase of the closure of Glenburn Sports College in Skelmersdale starts today, despite a campaign to keep it open.

    Glenburn Sports College

    Lancashire County Council wants to shut it because of falling numbers and poor results and there are now just four weeks remaining for people to have their say on the closure.

     
  44.  
    10:10: Martinez praises players Phil Kinsella BBC Merseyside Sport

    Roberto Martinez has praised the attitude of his Everton players - despite the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.

    Roberto Martinez

    The Blues have slipped to 14th in the table but the manager said he loves the attitude and talent of his squad.

    He said: "All we want is to get ready for the next game and try to discover that momentum and finish the season as strong as we can."

     
  45.  
    10:00: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Campaigners say the government needs to "get a grip on a prison system in crisis" - as new figures reveal Liverpool's Altcourse jail is running at 142% of its capacity.

    The Howard League for Penal Reform says the unit in Fazakerley has over 1,100 inmates - even though it's only designed for 794.

     
  46.  
    09:44: Liverpool care home 'inadequate' Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    Speke Care Home in Liverpool has been rated as "inadequate" by a health watchdog.

    Speke Care Home

    The Care Quality Commission has warned the residential home that it must make improvements or face further enforcement action.

     
  47.  
    09:33: Gerrard's plan for Merseyside mansion Liverpool Echo

    Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard wants to build a new mansion in Merseyside - even though he is set to leave Anfield for America.

    Steven Gerrard

    The Reds captain has earmarked a 0.57-hectare site for a lavish five-bedroom home.

     
  48.  
    09:27: Busy on the roads Jenny Summers BBC Radio Merseyside

    It's very busy on the roads this morning. There is queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between junction 7 (Rainhill Stoops) and junction 11 (Birchwood) plus congestion at Haydock Island and the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge.

    Also, Hanover Street is now closed in both directions for the next eight weeks which is affecting bus routes.

     
  49.  
    09:13: Man quizzed over murder Tom Airey BBC News

    A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Kensington.

    Merseyside Police said the man's body was found at a house on Boaler Street on Sunday evening.

     
  50.  
    09:00: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool's Altcourse jail is overcrowded, with some inmates being forced to share cells designed for just one person.

    That's according to the Howard League for Penal Reform, which claims the unit in Fazakerley is operating at 142% of its capacity.

     
  51.  
    08:52: Traffic latest BBC Travel

    reports there are strong winds on the M6 Thelwall Viaduct between junction 20 A50 (Lymm Interchange) and junction 21 A57 (Woolston) and matrix signs are set to 50 mph.

    There is queuing traffic on the M62 eastbound between junction 7 A57 (Rainhill Stoops) and junction 11, A574 (Birchwood) and on the A55 westbound in Chester between J39, A41 and junction 38, A483 (Posthouse roundabout).

     
  52.  
    08:41: Are the Reds back on track? BBC Sport

    After Sunday's 2-1 win against Manchester City, the Reds are currently unbeaten in the league this year and have taken 26 points from a possible 30.

    Match of the Day

    Mark Chapman, Robbie Savage and Danny Murphy discuss whether Liverpool are back on track on this week's Match of the Day 3.

     
  53.  
    08:26: Canal death Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    An "unexplained death" in Bootle is being investigated by police after a 55-year-old man's body was found in the Leeds-Liverpool canal following a night out on Saturday.

     
  54.  
    08:19: Cold and windy Anna Church BBC Weather Presenter

    There is a yellow warning of snow and ice in place until 10:00.

    Weather forecast

    The weather will be unsettled again with sunny spells and showers. Showers will occasionally be heavy and turn wintry. It will be windy with possible gales in exposure, and will feel cold.

    Maximum Temperature: 6C/43F.

     
  55.  
    08:10: Man charged with murder Tom Airey BBC News

    A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was discovered at a Liverpool flat.

    Kay Diamond, 44, was found dead at Greenheys Gardens, Sefton Park Road, Toxteth on Saturday morning.

     
  56.  
    08:04: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool's Altcourse jail is overcrowded, with some inmates being forced to share cells designed for just one person - according a report which claims the unit in Fazakerley is operating at 142% of its capacity.

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has put out figures showing how the UK's prison population is increasing, while the number of places for them falls.

     
  57.  
    08:00: Good morning Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    Hello, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside today.

    If you've got a story you'd like me to hear about or a photograph you'd like to share, you can contact me on email, Facebook or Twitter

     

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