James Bennion sought after going missing on Liverpool night out

James Bennion Mr Bennion's family said his disappearance was out of character and he had never been missing before

A man who was last seen near Liverpool bus station after a night out in the city is being sought by police.

James Bennion, 20, has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday when he was spotted in Canning Place.

Det Insp Craig Sumner said he was wanted to speak to a woman who said she spoke with James at 06:00 GMT outside a fast food shop in Dale Street.

Mr Bennion lives in Wavertree area and has links to Ellesmere Port and Chester.

His family told Merseyside Police that his disappearance was out of character and he had never been missing before.

Appeals have been launched on social networking sites to find the 20-year-old.

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    On North West Tonight, flying cars on the Mersey!

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    Suarez back on Merseyside 17:13: Phil Kinsella BBC Merseyside Sport

    Luis Suarez is back at Melwood for first time since his move to Barcelona.

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    But sadly the skilful forward hasn't had second thoughts about his big money move to the continent - he's simply here to pick up some belongings.

     
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    Hillsborough officer 'saved life' 17:08: Ben Schofield BBC Radio Merseyside

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    Anfield

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    news on the hour 16:58: Lucinda Moore BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool City Council's asking for views on planned changes to its day centres, as it launches a consultation on their future.

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    Girl arrested over blaze 16:52: Warrington Guardian
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    Meeting charity staff 16:48: Billy Butler BBC Radio Merseyside

    I met Nanette Mellor, chief executive of Neurosupport, and Pauline Daniels, who's hosing their charity ball this year.

    Billy with Nanette Mellor and Pauline Danie;s

    The charity provides non-medical support for people with neurological conditions.

     
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    Officer denies he 'froze' at Hillsborough 16:43:

    A former police inspector who captained South Yorkshire Police's first aid team at the Hillsborough disaster has denied he "froze" during the tragedy.

    Anfield gates

    Brian Wallace helped organise police cordons on the pitch.

    He told an inquest into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans he was convinced fans were fighting in the Leppings Lane end of the ground and that it was a "public order situation".

     
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    Agger bids farewell 16:38: Liverpool Echo

    Daniel Agger's eight-and-a-half year stay at Anfield came to an end at the weekend when Liverpool agreed to let him return to his homeland to sign for his former club Brondby.

     
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    Slow on the M62 16:33:

    BBC Travel says one lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the M62 eastbound between Junction 7, (Rainhill Stoops) and Junction 8 (Burtonwood Road), because of a broken down vehicle.

     
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    Your pictures: Liverpool Pals 16:28: via Facebook

    As an event took place yesterday at St George's Hall to mark the centenary of the recruitment of the Liverpool Pals regiments, Steve Warrilow posted this picture of the Pals on our Facebook page.

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    On air 16:13: Simon Hoban BBC Radio Merseyside

    On today's show we're talking about the case of Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents fled with the boy to Europe seeking specialist medical care.

    Ashya King

    Have you ever thought you knew better than the doctors? Can the actions of little Ashya's parents be defended?

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    Southport street robbery 16:08:

    Police have released a photograph of a man they want to talk to (pictured) over a robbery in Southport.

    Man wanted over Southport robbery

    It comes after a 26-year-old man was punched in the face and knocked unconscious on Lower Promenade on 25 July and his black HTC mobile phone stolen.

     
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    news on the hour 15:58: Lucinda Moore BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool City Council's asking for views on planned changes to its day centres, as it launches a consultation on their future.

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    Hillsborough inspector denies he 'froze' 15:51: Ben Schofield BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    A former police inspector who captained South Yorkshire Police's first aid team has denied he "froze" during the Hillsborough tragedy.

    The Hillsborough disaster

    The inquests have heard Brian Wallace helped organise cordons on the pitch to separate the two groups of fans as the disaster unfolded.

    Mr Wallace said he was convinced fans were fighting at Leppings Lane it was a "public order situation".

    He said fans were shouting, some of them were abusive but some were shouting to help the injured.

    New inquests are being held for the 96 people who lost their lives in the disaster, on 15 April 1989.

     
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    Gallery of Pals 15:47:

    Check out this gallery of pictures from St George's Hall yesterday to mark the centenary of the recruitment of the Liverpool Pals regiments.

    Liverpool Pals

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    Anfield latest 15:40: Phil McNulty Chief football writer

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hinted at one more incoming deal after the win at Spurs - but the feeling at Anfield now is that it is more likely to be outgoing deals, with the likes of Lucas among the potential departures.

    Liverpool football club manager Brendan Rodgers arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, northwest England on April 15.
     
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    A woman was cut free from a car after a collision with another vehicle in Widnes.

    Two fire engines were sent to the scene on Fiddlers Ferry Road at about 13.45.

     
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    Tribute to dad killed in crash 15:27: Wirral Globe

    The friend of a Wirral dad killed after the car he was driving hit an embankment near junction two of the M53 on Sunday has paid tribute to a family man with a heart of gold.

     
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    Rugby club blaze 'was arson' 15:23:

    Firefighters believe a fire at a rugby club was started by arsonists.

    Rugby club in St Helens

    Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 01.37 on Sunday, to the club in Boardmans Lane, Blackbrook, St. Helens (pictured) and found a wooden stand completely alight.

    Watch manager Ian Mullen said: "Luckily no-one was injured this time but fires started deliberately can pose a risk to people - including those who start the fire."

     
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    Day care centres may stay open 15:16: Chris Long BBC News

    I've been finding out about council plans to keep eight of Liverpool's day centres open.

    Sedgemoor day centre

    If proposals are approved, the centres would remain under council control, with four others "transferred to external organisations" and one closed.

    A council spokesman said the move would save the council almost £3m a year and "make better use" of public buildings.

     
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    News on the hour 14:58: Lucinda Moore BBC Radio Merseyside

    A former inspector who had captained South Yorkshire Police's first aid team has denied he "froze" during the Hillsborough tragedy.

    The new inquests into the disaster have heard Brian Wallace was convinced fans were fighting at the Leppings Lane end and that it was a "public order situation".

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    Black Cats hopeful on Borini 14:49:

    The BBC Sport gossip column is reporting that Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is still hopeful of re-signing Liverpool forward Fabio Borini.

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    Toffees defender Shane Duffy, who joined Blackburn from Everton earlier, has some kind words for his former fans.

    Shane Duffy

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    flight simulator

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    Duffy moves to Blackburn 12:45: Ian Kennedy BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

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    Shane Duffy
     
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    Farewell to suarez 12:34: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Luis Suarez returned to Melwood this morning to say goodbye to his former Liverpool teammates - with presents for them.

    Luis Suarze and Steven Gerrard

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    Most of Liverpool City Council's day centres will remain open under proposals which are out to consultation.

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    Centres remaining open include The Lime, Middleton and Crown Street, while other centres will be transferred to external organisations.

     
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    Pyjamas of the day? 12:22: Helen Jones BBC Radio Merseyside

    You've been having your say about pyjamas - after a new fashion trend seems to be seeing more and more people wearing night clothes at all times of the day.

    Matt Damon

    Even celebrities like Hollywood favourite Matt Damon have been getting involved.

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    Hospital treats injured divers 12:12: Wirral Globe

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    Behind the scenes at Chester Zoo 12:05: BBC North West Tonight

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    News on the hour 11:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Three men from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire last night.

    Five families were evacuated from a block of flats in Gregory Close just after 21:00.

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    Why are we addicted to sugar? 11:44:

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    Roger Phillips

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    Presenter Roger Phillips (pictured) talks to Professor Simon Capewell from Action on Sugar who is campaigning to cut the amount of sugar in processed foods.

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    Coates to Sunderland? 11:39: Mandeep Sanghera BBC Sport

    Liverpool centre-back Sebastian Coates looks like he could be going on a season-long loan to Sunderland.

    Sebastian Coates

    The 23-year-old Uruguay international joined the Reds in August 2011 but has made just 24 appearances, scoring two goals.

     
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    Families evacuated after 'arson' 11:34: BBC Radio Merseyside

    Three men from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire last night.

    Gregory Close

    Five families were evacuated from flats in Gregory Close (pictured).

     
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    Politics in the family 11:24: Chester Chronicle
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    Transfer window about to shut 11:19: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    So, there's just 12 hours until the transfer window shuts!

    Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez

    Everton are denying claims Stoke's Ryan Shawcross is a potential target for them. The Blues are also being linked with a loan move for Manchester United's Danny Welbeck.

    As for over the other side of Stanley Park, Brendan Rodgers says he could make one more signing but it is more likely we will see several players leave Anfield.

     
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    the cat's pyjamas 11:07: Helen Jones BBC Radio Merseyside

    As pyjamas are the new must-have fashion item on the street, I've been to meet personal shoppers Janice, Gaynor and Rosie, who gave me some tips on how to achieve the look.

    Helen Jones in pyjamas

    Let me know what you think on Facebook.

     
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    news on the hour 10:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

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    Spitfire replica to go on show 10:45:

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    Spitfires

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    Human tissue squad 10:35: Marc Gaier BBC Radio Merseyside

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    Human tissue squad

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    Wheelie good view 10:28:

    Louise Grace tweeted this picture of the view from her new city centre home.

    Liverpool

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    Pyjama fashion statement 10:21: Helen Jones BBC Radio Merseyside

    Are you one of those people who pops their PJs on early evening, well before bedtime? I know I am!

    Cher in PJs

    But would you ever go out of the house wearing something only really designed for the bedroom?

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    A 38-year-old man was killed after the car he was travelling in left the road and struck an embankment in Wirral.

    M53

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    news on the hour 09:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Worrying new figures have revealed the level of self harming among teenagers in St. Helens.

    An anonymous survey of 3,000 children, carried out by the council, found 21 per cent of 14 and 15 year olds admitted they'd either self-harmed or considered doing so.

    Listen to our 10:00 bulletin live.

     
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    Toffees to sign Shawcross? 09:48:

    Everton could be eyeing a move for respected Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross.

    Ryan Shawcross

    The Stoke Sentinel is reporting the story and Twitter is awash with gossip about a move for the centre back, who has been capped once for England.

     
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    Bodies riddle revealed 09:40: Liverpool Echo
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    Merseyside clubs eyeing Defoe? 09:32: Tom Mullen BBC News Online

    It's transfer deadline day and football fans across the country are eagerly awaiting news of all the ins and outs, star signings, last-minute deals and multi-million pound fees.

    Jermain Defoe

    News just in: We're hearing former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has flown into Liverpool, according to a tweet from Merseyside lightweight boxer Derry Matthews.

    Could the ex-England forward be on his way to a Merseyside club?

     
  68.  
    Talking about self-harm 09:25: Tony Snell BBC Radio Merseyside

    Is it tougher for kids growing up today? We've been discussing this after a disturbing study revealed more than one in five children aged 14 to 15 in St. Helens have either self-harmed or considered doing so.

    Martin Bolton posted on Facebook: "Children who self harm are more likely to be a victim of something very psychologically damaging, for example, sexual abuse, physical abuse and bullying, break up of parents at a certain age etc.

    "It's all very well doing surveys but are the people who have done the reports actually helping these kids or don't they bother following up?"

     
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    Prince unveils memorial 09:19:

    A memorial to the Liverpool Pals who served during World War One has been unveiled by Prince Edward.

    Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex inspects volunteer soldiers and nurses

    The £85,000 frieze at Liverpool's Lime Street station was where men and boys queued up to volunteer to fight for their country 100 years ago.

     
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    News on the hour 08:59: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    More than one in five 14 and 15 year olds in St. Helens say they've either self-harmed or considered doing so.

    The findings are from a survey of 3,000 children carried out by St. Helens council.

    Listen to our live bulletin.

     
  71.  
    Liverpool could sign another player 08:52: Phil Kinsella BBC Merseyside Sport
  72.  
    Macca urges No vote 08:46:

    Sir Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay part of the UK ahead of the independence referendum.

    Sir Paul McCartney at the Times Union Centre, Albany, New York, on 5 July 2014

    The music legend made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool.

     
  73.  
    Tougher for kids today? 08:41: Tony Snell BBC Radio Merseyside

    We're discussing how more than one in five children aged 14 to 15 in St. Helens have either self-harmed or considered doing so, according to a survey.

    So we're asking, is it tougher for kids growing up these days than when you were young? Did you ever hear of self harming when you were young?

    Let us know on on Facebook.

     
  74.  
    Sugar free Roger 08:34: BBC North West Tonight

    tweets: How much will @bbcmerseyside's Roger Phillips lose on his sugar free diet? Watch #InsideOutNW on @BBCOne at 19:30

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    Road works delays 08:23:

    BBC Travel is reporting road works causing congestion on Green Lane in Tuebrook and West Derby Road. Motorists are advised to prepare for delays.

    Road works are also causing delays on Valley Road in Aintree, and East Lancashire Road in Kirkby.

     
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    Becoming brighter 08:18: Charlie Slater Weather Presenter, BBC East Midlands Today

    After a cloudy start for many, with some patchy rain in the south east, brighter conditions should quickly spread from the north west.

    BBC weather

    It should then remain fine through this afternoon, with some decent sunny spells making it feel quite warm. Top temperatures of 17C (62F).

     
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    News on the hour 08:07: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    More than one in five 14 and 15 year olds in St. Helens say they've either self-harmed or considered doing so.

    The findings are from a survey of 3,000 children carried out by St. Helens council.

    Listen to our live bulletin.

     
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