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3 March 2015 Last updated at 10:47

Phoenix Nights star thanks medicsTed Robbins

Liverpool-born comedian Ted Robbins says he is lucky to be alive after his collapse during a stage show.


Hillsborough disasterPolice chief quizzed over statement

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

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool takes a shot at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Liverpool FC finances back in black

Liverpool Football Club reports a profit for the first time in seven years, mainly as a result of rising media revenue from the Premier League.

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    11:38: Search for doctor relatives Warrington Guardian
  2.  
    11:32: Southport outdoor film vote

    @seftoncouncil tweets: King's Gardens, Southport, will host 4 outdoor film screenings this year. What will those films be? You decide http://ow.ly/JRCHZ

    King's Gardens
     
  3.  
    11:12: 'Lucky to be alive' - Ted Robbins Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    In his first interview since collapsing on stage, Phoenix Nights' star Ted Robbins describes the moment he suffered a cardiac arrest.

    Ted Robbins

    The comedian who was born in Liverpool collapsed during a performance of Phoenix Nights Live, at Manchester Arena, on 31 January.

    Watch his interview online.

     
  4.  
    10:59: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    A Warrington charity is helping teachers, academics and policy makers prevent the radicalisation of young people.

    The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace says extremism is a major issue in education.

     
  5.  
    10:50: Everton striker search BBC Sport

    The Football Gossip column reports Everton may miss out on signing Galatasaray striker Goran Pandev.

    Reports in Italy claim the 31-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement with Genoa.

     
  6.  
    10:38: Men cleared in kidnap case Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News
  7.  
    10:23: Merseyside derby tonight

    @LFCladies tweets: It's MATCHDAY!! @LFCladies face @EvertonLadies tonight in a pre-season friendly at @SelectStadium - 7.30pm KO!

    Liverpool Ladies
     
  8.  
    10:07: M56 delays BBC Travel North West

    There's slow traffic on the M56 westbound between junction 12 for Runcorn and junction 14 at Hapsford.

    It's after an accident caused a lane closure earlier this morning.

     
  9.  
    09:59: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Six men have been released on police bail over a fight outside a Liverpool nightspot.

    Officers were called to the Heaven club on Victoria Street in the early hours of Monday morning.

     
  10.  
    09:51: Rodgers 'wary' of Clarets BBC Sport

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is "wary" of the threat posed by Burnley.

    Rodgers

    The Reds face the Lancashire side on Wednesday night and are hoping to continue their unbeaten run in the league in 2015.

     
  11.  
    09:42: Tranmere in action Phil Kinsella BBC Merseyside Sport

    Tranmere captain Steve Jennings has warned his team mates they have 12 games left to secure their League Two status as their relegation battle turns serious.

    Rovers go into tonight's crucial home game with promotion chasing Wycombe just a point above the drop zone.

    Striker Rory Donnelly and winger Jennison Myrie-Williams are both injury doubts for the Prenton Park fixture.

     
  12.  
    09:31: Men arrested over street brawl Lynette Horsburgh BBC News

    Six people arrested over a street brawl outside Heaven nightclub in Liverpool have been released on police bail.

    Heaven

    Officers were called to Victoria Street in the early hours of Monday morning.

     
  13.  
    09:20: Dog fight warning Liverpool Echo
  14.  
    09:10: Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

    Phoenix Nights' Ted Robbins has said he is "eternally grateful" to the medical staff who treated him when he collapsed on stage a month ago.

    Ted Robbins

    In his first interview since leaving hospital, the Liverpool-born comedian said: "I am so lucky to be alive."

    The 59-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest during a performance of Phoenix Nights Live, at the Manchester Arena, on 31 January.

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

    Six men arrested after a fight outside Heaven nightclub in Liverpool city centre have been released on bail while police investigations continue.

    Patrols were called to Victoria Street in the early hours of Monday and found a 21-year-old with cuts to his head, face and hands.

     
  16.  
    08:46: Man jailed for killing brother Nafeesa Shan BBC News

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

    Mark Lowe, from Skelmersdale, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Wayne Lowe who died from blunt force head and neck trauma.

    Mark Lowe

    The 33-year-old's body was found in Southport in September last year.

     
  17.  
    08:30: Reds back in black BBC Business

    Liverpool FC have reported a profit for the first time in seven years.

    Balotelli

    The club reported a pre-tax profit of £0.9m in the year to 31 May 2014, compared with losses of £49.8m a year earlier.

    It's largely due to a rise in revenue from the Premier League.

     
  18.  
    08:17: Hillsborough Inquests Ben Schofield Hillsborough reporter

    An off-duty Merseyside Police chief has denied trying to "assist" the South Yorkshire force by writing a "glowing" statement, the Hillsborough jury has heard.

    Hillsborough

    Sir James Sharples insisted officers were "composed", "very professional" and "outstanding" in his account of the 15 April 1989 disaster.

     
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    08:10: Traffic building

    BBC Travel reports there's congestion in several areas this morning, but no major traffic incidents so far.

    The A59 is busy in Aintree between the A506 and Junction 7 of the M57.

    It's also congested on the westbound A5058 in Bootle.

     
  20.  
    08:05: Cold and bright BBC Weather Latest

    It's a cold but bright start for many this morning.

    Weather

    A mixture of sunshine and showers - heavy and thundery at times - will affect the whole of the North West later.

     
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    08:00: Morning folks Tom Airey BBC News

    I'm here to bring you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Merseyside.

    If you'd like to get in touch, you can do so on email, Facebook or Twitter.

     

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