Worker dies after trapping arm at Newton-le-Willows factory

A worker died when his arm became trapped in machinery at a factory in Merseyside, police have confirmed.

The body of the man, in his 40s, was found at the industrial premises in Suez Street, Newton-le-Willows near St Helens at 11:15 GMT.

The site and some roads around it have been cordoned off while the Health and Safety Executive and police investigate.

No-one else was injured and the man's family have been informed, police said.

He died having "sustained injuries while operating machinery", officers added.

The North West Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were called to reports of a man with his arm trapped in machinery.

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    Care group helps foodbank 17:55: Wirral Globe

    A care agency has opened a drop-off point to help stock Wirral Food Bank's shelves as demand for emergency provisions grows.

    Premier Care is accepting donations from the public at its office in Clifton Crescent, Birkenhead.

     
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    A man who threatened sandwich shop staff with violence and shouted homophobic abuse is being sought by Merseyside Police.

    Police said the man "hurled a torrent of abuse" at staff in the Subway shop on Great Howard Street in Liverpool around 14:00 last Thursday.

     
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    GCSE exam success 17:47:

    Students from University Academy Birkenhead celebrate their GCSE results.

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    The school saw GCSE English passes (A*-C) increase by 10% and it also secured a 4% increase in maths passes. See the national picture here.

     
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    Mostly showers 17:35: Dianne Oxberry Weather presenter, North West Tonight

    Most places will see some showery rain tonight but it should clear towards dawn as cooler air descends behind.

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    Building firm in administration 17:23:

    A Warrington building firm had "little choice" but to cease trading with the loss of 60 jobs, its administrators say.

    Administrators Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery are reviewing 20 building projects in the North West involving Globe Management Services Ltd, which stopped trading with its parent company Aprilis Holdings Limited.

    A further group company, Globe Construction Management Ltd, is expected to enter Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation.

     
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    Coming up 17:10: Roger Johnson Presenter, North West Tonight

    Foodbanks throughout the North West say they've had to help a growing number of families unable to feed their children during the school summer holiday.

    We'll be looking at how one family in Merseyside is coping. And the footballer who spawned a thousand headlines could be heading back to the region.

    With Liverpool agreeing terms with AC Milan for Mario Balotelli, we'll bring you the latest on the proposed transfer. Watch BBC North West Tonight at 18:30.

     
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    News on the hour 16:57: Phil Cooper Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The RSPCA is investigating claims a significant number of pet cats in Widnes are being poisoned deliberately.

    Vets say a number of animals were killed recently after drinking anti-freeze which had been left in the open. Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside

     
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    Be an apprentice 16:46:

    Cheshire West and Chester Council tweets: Got your #GCSE results today and thinking of doing an apprenticeship? Take a look at our vacancies buzz.mw/bc16t_f

     
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    Petition gains momentum 16:38: Warrington Guardian

    A petition to stop 'the great bus rip off' has been launched after Network Warrington increased its ticket prices by up to 65% on Sunday.

    Nearly 2,000 bus passengers have already signed the online petition in support of a cheaper and more reliable bus service following the sudden price hike.

     
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    Will Mario fit in? 16:22:

    Southport MP John Pugh tweets: I'm sure Balotelli will take to Liverpool but will Liverpool take to Balotelli.I hope so.

     
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    Across the Blue Blue Ocean 16:12:

    Ever a band to plough their own furrow, as Liverpool gears up for the International Music Festival, local legends Echo & the Bunnymen are about to take to a stage 3,000 miles away.

    Ian McCulloch

    Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and the band will be joining David Lettermen tonight on the Late Show in New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre to play their new single Holy Moses, which comes from their latest album, Meteorites.

     
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    News on the hour 16:00: Phil Cooper Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The RSPCA is investigating claims that a significant number of pet cats in Widnes are being deliberately poisoned.

    Vets there say a number of animals have been killed in recent weeks, after drinking anti-freeze which had been left in the open.

    Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside.

     
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    Boombastic bus plans 15:54:

    Music fans attending the Liverpool International Music Festival this weekend are being urged to plan their journey to Sefton Park.

    Shaggy

    People wanting to see artists like Shaggy are being urged to use public transport as there will be no parking around the park.

    Merseytravel say there will be an enhanced service on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday on all routes operating near the park. There will also be a special LIMF shuttle bus running to the park from Mann Island between 12:00 and 16:00 from Saturday to Monday.

     
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    Coming Up 15:48: Simon Hoban BBC Radio Merseyside

    Scores of cats have died because they are drinking anti-freeze left out for them on purpose in Widnes. We'll be hearing from local vets.

    How have Muslims responded to the beheading of a US journalist? We speak to the campaign group named after the man who set up the first mosque in Liverpool.

    And can platonic relationships ever stay platonic? The broadcaster Mariella Frostrup went on holiday with her friend's husband because her own fella couldn't make it - would you go along with that?

    Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside at 16:00

     
  16.  
    All together now 15:40: Marc Gaier BBC Radio Merseyside

    The church hall in Woolton where John Lennon was introduced to Paul McCartney is staging a special exhibition for International Beatle Week.

    Donna Jackson

    Hundreds have already visited St. Peter's where the pair first met in July 1957.

    Organiser Donna Jackson has been showing off some specially-commissioned souvenirs. St Peter's Church Hall is open from 11am to 5pm tomorrow and Saturday and from 10:30am to 5pm on Monday.

     
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    Oh Lucky you? 15:32:

    Ian Broudie, founder of celebrated Liverpool indie band The Lightning Seeds, will be playing the Liverpool International Music Festival this weekend.

    Ian Broudie's membership card for Eric's

    Broudie's connection with the city's music scene goes back a long way as this exhibit from Museum of Liverpool shows.

    It's his membership card for legendary Liverpool club Eric's, which spawned such bands as Dead or Alive, Echo & the Bunnymen, Julian Cope, The Teardrop Explodes, and Wah! Heat.

     
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    Ice cold in... Hanover Street 15:16:

    Tony Snell and Giulia Bould's effort at joining the ice bucket challenge has set you talking.

    Snelly and Giulia

    Vanessa Lee says: Well done you two! - I love the way Snelly was flinching in anticipation before the bucket got anywhere near him!! xx

    Colin Ascott says: like they way they give them a tissue haha what good is that

     
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    Bank Holiday rail changes 15:09:

    Merseyrail tweets: There are some changes to our usual Monday service for the Bank Holiday. Please use our journey planner 2 check times bit.ly/1wcp8Gg

     
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    News on the hour 15:00: Phil Cooper Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool are believed to have agreed a fee of 16 million pounds with AC Milan for Mario Balotelli.

    The former Manchester City striker scored 14 goals in Serie A last season - and was quoted in the Italian media today as saying this was his last day at Milan.

    Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside

     
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    World War One hero honoured 14:54:

    A commemorative stone is to be unveiled in memory of a Liverpool man who was awarded the Victoria Cross during World War One.

    Ernest Alexander

    Ernest Alexander from Princes Park, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Field Artillery, defended his battery at Elouges in Belgium from German soldiers in 1914.

    The stone at Sunburst Gates in Princes Park will be unveiled on Sunday, exactly a century after he was awarded the medal.

     
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    Behind the scenes at LIMF 14:47:
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    Mum speaks of heartbreak 14:39: Liverpool Echo

    A heartbroken mum has spoken of her 'special little princess', who died days after taking part in a sponsored walk in aid of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

    Freya Mae Haeney, from Wallasey, was just 22 months old.

     
  25.  
    Rovers raring to go 14:31: Ian Kennedy BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Everyone buzzing at Tranmere today after their midweek win at Wycombe.

    Manager Rob Edwards tells me full back Danny Holmes is back in training and comes into contention for Saturday's home game with Cheltenham.

     
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    Red Panda revealed 14:18:

    A rare red panda cub has been given its first health check by keepers at Chester Zoo.

    Red Panda

    The cub is one of two to have been born at the zoo - keepers say they only knew about the births when they heard "little squeaks" from a nest box.

    The twins, a boy and a girl, were born on 27 June but keepers have only just been able to get a good look at them for the first time.

     
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    Balotelli fee agreed 14:08:

    Liverpool have agreed a £16m fee with AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

    Mario Balotelli

    Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants the 24-year-old Italian international to strengthen his attack after last season's top scorer Luis Suarez joined Barcelona.

    Negotiations are still taking place to agree terms with the player, but Balotelli has already said his farewells in Italy.

     
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    News on the hour 14:00: Phil Cooper Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool have agreed a £16m fee for Mario Balotelli with AC Milan.

    He's been quoted in the Italian media as saying today is his last day at the club but he has still to agree terms.

    Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside.

     
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    I'm in with Quinn 13:50: Billy Butler BBC Radio Merseyside

    He's not The Beatles but he's hoping to fill the Cavern in October.

    Billy Butler and Ray Quinn

    Ray Quinn, actor, singer and winner of Dancing on Ice is on tour with an new album. Hear more from him after 2.30pm.

     
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    Barber bans women from salon 13:40: Tom Mullen BBC News Online

    A barber has banned women from entering his newly-opened city centre salon - and said people who criticise him are "feminists and mavericks".

    Barber Barber

    Barber Barber, on College Lane, Liverpool, has enforced the policy in an attempt to create "a traditional take on the old school barbers style".

    Owner John Shanahan said women are not welcome because they "change the vibe" and take up too much room.

     
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    'Amazing' GCSE results 13:32:

    Wirral Grammar School for Girls emails to say 99% of pupils have gained at least 5 A* to C grades.

    Wirral Grammar School for Girls students

    They say over 64% of all grades were awarded at the very highest grades of A* or A and 88% of all grades were A*-B.

    Head teacher Elaine Cogan says the students had "once again done us proud - it is an amazing achievement and all our pupils have proved that hard work really does pay off".

     
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    Coming up 13:23: Annabel Tiffin Presenter, North West Tonight

    On North West Today, a Liverpool foodbank tells us how it is struggling to keep up with demand during the school summer holidays.

    The parents of a Formby three-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy back a national campaign to stop delays in the licensing of treatments for rare diseases.

    And Boy George, Tim Burgess and Mark King prepare for a night to remember on the first day of Liverpool International Music Festival.

    Watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

     
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    A Badger's robot 13:17:

    Museum of Liverpool tweets: Did you know that Mike Badger, who performs @LIMFestival on Monday, made this robot in our Wondrous Place gallery?

    Mike Badger's robot
     
  34.  
    Why always him? 13:09: Paul Burnell BBC News

    Talk that Liverpool could sign Mario Balotelli reminds me of the last time he played for an English club.

    Mario Balotelli

    Stories of his off-field antics abounded when he was a Manchester City player - some were true and some should have been.

    It is certainly true he was involved in a car crash within days of his arrival and his home was set on fire by a firework, but the rumours he gave £1,000 to a homeless man and paid the library fines of local students sadly turned out to be just that.

     
  35.  
    News on the hour 13:00: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to sign the former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli on a permanent basis.

    The Italian forward joined Milan for £19m last year.

    Listen to BBC Radio Merseyside.

     
  36.  
    Mario or Luis? 12:54: BBC Sport

    Our friends at Opta have compiled the above graphic on comparisons between former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Reds target Mario Balotelli.

    Balotelli and Suarez comparisons

    The stats shown are Serie A and Premier League games from the 2013-14 season.

     
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    Celebrating GCSE successes 12:49:

    Weatherhead High School emails to say it's smiles all round as they are "celebrating another year of exceptional results, with 78% of students achieving the critical five A*-C grades".

    Weatherhead High School

    Head teacher Neil Dyment congratulated all staff and students at the Wallasey school for the outstanding results, saying everyone had "worked extremely hard and I am so pleased that they have been rewarded for their efforts".

     
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    Match of The Day memories 12:43:

    The BBC's flagship football programme turns 50 this weekend and where was the first episode broadcast from? That cauldron of football wonders, Anfield.

    Kenneth Wolstenholme

    The Reds beat the Gunners 3-2 with the legendary Kenneth Wolstenholme commentating.

    However, those Reds fans that didn't make the game could not join in the celebrations as Match of the Day was shown on BBC Two at the time, which was only available in London back then.

     
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    What to do next 12:34:

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    Mystery solved 12:25: Paul Burnell BBC News

    It seems Snelly and trusty newsreader Giulia Bould were the latest to succumb to the Ice Bucket challenge to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

    Snelly and Giulia

    Not sure where the screams came from - think it was Snelly.

    It seems they have nominated Roger Johnson, Annabel Tiffin and Dianne Oxberry from BBC North West Tonight for the next challenge. Over to you guys!

     
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    Brick attack on man 12:15:

    A 23-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was hit on the head with a brick in St. Helens.

    Lascelles Street, St Helens

    Detectives have appealed for witnesses to the attack which took place around 12:15 BST last Thursday in Lascelles Street.

    Five men, who had a black dog with them, were seen running off towards the Finger Post shopping centre.

     
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    'Best ever' results 12:06:

    Bebington High Sports College has recorded its best ever maths, English and science results at GCSE Level.

    Bebington High School students

    Headteacher Brian Jordan said: "I feel proud and privileged to be able to work in a school that cares enormously for its students and where the staff demonstrate outstanding dedication."

    Let us know how your school got on by email.

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

    The hunt is on for five men who attacked a man with a brick in St. Helens last week.

    The group - who had a black dog with them - escaped in the direction of the Finger Post shopping centre.

    Listen live to the bulletin.

     
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    Full steam ahead 11:53: Liverpool Echo

    A bride's wedding will go full steam ahead after Merseyrail commissioned a special train to take her to the ceremony.

    Leanne Cole, 34, from Fazakerley, will tie the knot with fiancé Andrew Corkery, 29, at St George's Hall in Liverpool on Sunday.

     
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    Farewell to Mario? 11:46: BBC Sport

    The Italian newspapers are full of Mario Balotelli's expected departure from AC Milan, with Gazetta dello Sport wishing him "farewell" and Corriere dello Sport saying he is "for sale".

    Newspaper about Balotelli

    Liverpool are in talks over a move for the striker.

     
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    Missing boy found 11:39:

    A four-year-old boy who was last seen in Southport on 29 June has been found in Northampton.

    Suren Stepans was found at an address in Northamptonshire on Wednesday afternoon following a joint investigation between Merseyside and Northamptonshire Police.

     
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    Coming up 11:33: BBC Radio Merseyside

    Hello, it's Will Batchelor in for Roger on the phone-in today.

    We're looking at how British-born Muslims become radicalised and we'll be speaking to the Southport man who travelled to Switzerland to help his mum die.

    Listen live at noon.

     
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    Strange screams? 11:24: Paul Burnell BBC News

    I'm hearing some blood-curdling screams coming from the terrace at BBC Radio Merseyside.

    People were seen sneaking around with buckets of water, so I'm setting out to investigate now.

     
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    St George's supergroup 11:17: Jessica Robbins BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool International Music Festival starts with a bang tonight with a star-studded event at St George's Hall.

    Super group rehearsal at St George's

    Steve Levine's Assembly point sessions will see Boy George, Level 42's Mark King and The Charlatans' Tim Burgess taking to the stage alongside some new up-and-coming artists.

    I was given a chance to drop on rehearsals. Listen again to Snelly.

     
  50.  
    Seized motorbikes 11:09:

    Merseyside Police tweets: Seized under #operationbrookdale Thomas Lane playing fields, West Derby 5 August

    Quad and scrambler bike
     
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    News on the hour 11:00: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Liverpool's International Music Festival starts tonight with a star-studded concert at St George's Hall.

    Steve Levine's Assembly Point Sessions will see Boy George, Bernard Butler and Tim Burgess taking to the stage alongside some new up and coming artists.

    Listen live to the bulletin.

     
  52.  
    Rail sex crime rise 10:53:

    Sexual offences on North West railways have risen in the past year, according to figures from British Transport Police.

    Liverpool Lime Street

    The figure increased from 56 to 67, while attacks on BTP officers on the region's trains have also doubled from 25 to 50.

    But there has been a drop in the number of cases of cable thefts, after a high profile BTP campaign.

     
  53.  
    Good luck to GCSE students 10:45:

    Knowsley Council tweets: Good luck to all Knowsley students picking up GCSE results this morning! #GCSEresults

     
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  55.  
    If I could turn back time 10:34: Tony Snell BBC Radio Merseyside

    We've been asking what you would study given a chance to return to school.

    Marie Nelson says: Psychology and sociology we never did these at school . I love the human mind and the communities and society. I wish there was more financial help for mature people to learn and we still want to develop our knowledge.

    Nick Steven says: I took mainly science subjects at O-level - as well as French and music for the other optional subjects. Maths, English Lit, English Lang and RE were compulsory. Would have happily swapped RE for a practical subject like gardening or something like Tai Chi or Yoga.

     
  56.  
    Liverpool in Balotelli talks 10:25: Ben Smith BBC Sport

    Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

    Mario Balotelli

    Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants the Italy international, 24, to strengthen his attack after last season's top scorer Luis Suarez joined Barcelona.

     
  57.  
    Ibe on way to Bolton? 10:15:

    BBC Radio Manchester is reporting that Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has confirmed that he could take Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe on loan.

    Jordan Ibe
     
  58.  
    Coming up 09:58: Helen Jones BBC Radio Merseyside

    We're talking about the 70-year-old who swam the channel yesterday so I want to know - what are you never too old for, and what have you done that you never thought you would?

    We'll be going back to the early days of Liverpool with local historian Ken Pye.

    National Museums Liverpool

    And National Museums Liverpool will be letting you know how you can get involved in Slavery Remembrance Day this weekend. Listen now.

     
  59.  
    News on the hour 09:50: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    The family of a man found dead in St Helens have described him as a polite, likeable man with a cheeky smile".

    The body of 35-year-old Paul Tully was discovered at his home on Beacon Grove last week. A 33-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

    Listen live.

     
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    Gazza's Sunday League comeback 09:42:
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    Voice of the beehive? 09:15: Marc Gaier BBC Radio Merseyside

    People across Merseyside and Cheshire are being urged by the Friends of the Earth (FOE) to back a project aimed at counting the bee population.

    Merseyside FOE's Frank Kennedy said in addition to campaigning against pesticides, why not grow wildflowers in your garden?

    Lesley Reith

    I've been on the roof at Blackburne House talking to Lesley Reith (pictured), who teaches bee keeping there.

     
  62.  
    Everton duo 'getting fitter' 08:59:

    Everton boss Robert Martinez says Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman are getting closer to full match fitness.

    Romelu Lukaku

    Martinez is particularly pleased that Lukaku has a full 90 minutes under his belt and expects both to be involved in the game against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday night.

     
  63.  
    News on the hour 08:46: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    There has been a big rise in sexual offences on the the railways in the past year in the North West, according to British Transport Police.

    The number rose from 56 to 67 in the region, according to BTP.

     
  64.  
    Results roulette 08:34: Tony Snell BBC Radio Merseyside

    It's a nervous day for many students today - they're all awaiting their GCSE results! But there are also many mature students who go back to school!

    If you had the chance, what subject would you love to learn or do better at second time around, and why? Listen live.

     
  65.  
    Tributes to 'likeable lad' 08:26:

    Tributes have been paid to a man who was found dead in St Helens last week.

    Paul John Tully, 35, was discovered at an address in Beacon Grove, St Helens. He was described as a "likeable lad with a cheeky smile" by his family.

    Paul John Tully

    Their statement added: "He loved reading and writing short stories and listening to talk radio." A man has been remanded in custody charged with his murder.

     
  66.  
    Motorway blockage 08:16:

    BBC Travel reports that one lane is blocked on the M58 eastbound between J1 Kirkby and J3 because of an accident.

     
  67.  
    Cool and breezy 08:09:

    BBC Weather reports it'll be cool and breezy at times, as some cloud and outbreaks of showery rain slowly move southwards.

    Weather chart

    Most of the rain should clear south this afternoon, with many places having a dry end to the day.

     
  68.  
    Good morning 08:00: Paul Burnell BBC News

    On the day thousands of youngsters open their GCSE results I have fond memories of the day I received mine apart from the moment when the parchment cracked.

    Meanwhile, we will be bringing you the best news, sport, travel and weather from Merseyside or to paraphrase John Lennon - whatever gets you through the day.

    Please get involved by tweeting us, emailing us, or posting on our Facebook page.

     

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