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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 18 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Wednesday

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All times stated are UK

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Good night

That's all from the Local Live team for today - thanks for joining us. The service resumes at 08:00 on Wednesday.

Lost toy appeal

We've been contacted

on Twitter about a toddler's much-loved soft toy, which went missing between Brunswick train station and Park Road in Liverpool.

Lost rabbit
Combat PTSD/Twitter

Have you found it? Contact us by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Football awards time

BBC Radio Merseyside

Our sports reporters James Mountford (left), Mike Hughes (centre) and sports editor Ian Kennedy (right) are ready for tonight's North West Football Awards.

Sports team
BBC

Good luck to all the nominees!

Serious accident appeal

Witnesses are sought to a serious accident in Brimstage Road, Heswall, at 13:40 today.

A Honda Jazz was in collision with a gatepost. The driver, thought to be in her 80s, was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries.

Robbers steal cigarettes

Three robbers stole cigarettes from a shop in Warrington after bursting in and shouting: "No one move".

Mercer Street, Burtonwood
Google

Police are appealing for information after the robbery in Mercer Street, Burtonwood, which happened at 19:00 yesterday.

One of the men had a crowbar, and they escaped in a silver car.

Coming up

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, North West Tonight

On tonight's programme we'll hear how talks are beginning which could lead to a Mayor for Merseyside.

Liverpool skyline
William Starkey

Council leaders around Merseyside have written to the Chancellor George Osborne asking for extra powers over public spending.

We'll also have the latest from today's evidence at the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington.

Three-car accident

Tom Mullen

BBC News

I've got some more detail about an accident currently causing severe delays in Liverpool.

Police said three vehicles were involved in the collision on the East Lancashire Road, near to the junction with Stonebridge Lane.

Emergency services are at the scene and the road is closed heading into the city.

Michael Buble proposal

Roger Johnson

Presenter, North West Tonight

tweets: Megastar @michaelbuble gets Stephen Farley from Liverpool on stage to propose to Heather Maffitt. More @BBCNWT 1830

Michael Buble proposal
BBC

Road safety message

A giant 20 mph road sign is to be projected onto the Liverpool's Albert Dock in order to draw attention to "the 20 Effect", Liverpool's speed reduction programme.

Albert Dock
Influential PR

The sign will be shone onto the building on Thursday, as part of National Road Safety Week.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

The senior officer in charge of policing inside the Hillsborough stadium has told the new inquests he feels like he should apologise for what happened.

Former Superintendent Roger Greenwood admitted his "best was not good enough" on the day.

Accident causes hold-ups

BBC Travel is reporting severe delays due to an accident on the A580 in Liverpool, between Stonebridge Lane and Lower House Lane.

Rooney ready for Scots clash

BBC Sport

England's Liverpool-born captain Wayne Rooney is expecting

an "intense" atmosphere when his side line up against Scotland at Celtic Park tonight.

Wayne Rooney
BBC

The England captain spoke to younger members of the squad to make sure they are not overawed by the passion of the Scottish support at the start of the friendly match.

What do you think?

Tom Mullen

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.

Coming up

Simon Hoban

BBC Radio Merseyside

We're hearing how an emotional plea to recognise the bravery of a Merseyside soldier who died in the Falklands War failed to sway ministers.

Memorial
BBC

Cpl Stewart McLaughlin died after leading his men into battle saying: "Come on lads, I'm bulletproof - follow me".

Hundreds of veterans marched on Downing Street to to call for him to be posthumously recognised - but a tearful Angela Eagle, the Labour MP for Wallasey, said they had been turned down.

Rolling road block

There are reports of a rolling road block and emergency repairs on the M6 Northbound between Junction 22 (Newton-le-Willows) and Junction 23 (Haydock).

Update on synagogue attack

Megan Bramall

BBC News

Here's

a full update on the story of a Liverpool-born man who was among the victims of an attack by Palestinian militants on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Avraham Shmuel Goldberg
@israelhatzolah

Avraham Shmuel Goldberg (pictured) was one of four people killed when two people attacked worshippers with knives, axes and guns. The attackers were shot dead by police.

Mr Goldberg, 68, held dual UK-Israeli citizenship and later lived in north London before moving to Israel, according to Jewish News.

Chilly night in store

It should be

a mostly dry night, with clear spells particularly for western parts. But it could turn a bit chilly later.

BBC Weather
BBC

Temperatures could fall to a cool 8C (46F) by the early hours of Wednesday.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

The senior officer in charge of policing inside the Hillsborough stadium has told the new inquests he feels like he should apologise for what happened.

Former Superintendent Roger Greenwood admitted his "best was not good enough" on the day.

Blood brothers

Billy Butler

BBC Radio Merseyside

My guests in the studio today are starring in the musical Blood Brothers.

Blood brothers
BBC

I'm with Joel Benedict (Eddie) Maureen Nolan (Mrs Johnstone) and Sean Jones (Mickey).

Police hunt bank robbers

Police are hunting robbers who threatened staff at a bank robbery in Waterloo before escaping with cash.

Royal Bank of Scotland, Waterloo, Merseyside
Google

The robbery took place at the Royal Bank of Scotland in St Johns Road, at about 16.45 on Monday as staff were locking up.

Staff members were threatened and ordered to open the safe by two men.

Fight to honour soldier fails

The government has refused to re-examine the case of a Falklands soldier from the Wirral who campaigners want recognised for bravery.

Memorial
BBC

Cpl Stewart McLaughlin saved injured soldiers and lead his men to safety and was killed. His regimental colonel said his brave actions are in the "DNA" of the regiment.

But Wallasey MP Angela Eagle's call for him to be recognised was rejected in Parliament, after defence minister Anna Soubry said it wasn't possible due to "the passage of time".

Ricky's top ten

Reds striker Rickie Lambert has given a video interview counting down his top ten Liverpool heroes of all-time.

Ricky Lambert
Getty Images

You can watch it on the club's

official website.

Hot dog

Tom Mullen

BBC News

Here's a picture of the King Charles spaniel that was rescued from a house fire.

Firefighters and rescued dog
Cheshire Fire/Twitter

The pet was saved from the blaze in Hawthorn Road, Ellesmere Port - after firefighters heard the smoke alarm while they were at a house next door.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

One of the police commanders at the Hillsborough disaster says he wishes officers could have done more as the tragedy unfolded.

Appeal to chemical thieves

Chris Long

BBC News

Police have asked thieves who took toxic chemicals from a Wirral business to

hand them in "for their own safety".

Six flasks of Phostoxin were taken along with a safe, money and computers from a property on Old Hall Road in Bromborough on Monday night.

The pellets contain aluminium phosphide which is highly flammable and creates a toxic gas when combined with water, police said.

Firearms surrender ends soon

Merseyside Police

tweets: Firearms surrender in Merseyside until Friday 21st November. Click here to find out where to hand in a gun
bit.ly/1t7JkBH

Pair admit damage

Paul Burnell

BBC News

Two teenagers have admitted racially aggravated criminal damage as they appeared before Sefton magistrates.

They were arrested in connection with racist graffiti found at a school in Maghull.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

The police ground commander at the Hillsborough disaster has admitted his best was not good enough on the day.

Former Superintendent Roger Marshall also told the Warrington inquests he feels as if he should apologise.

Woman hurt in road accident

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital after a three-vehicle crash in Liverpool.

Aigburth Hall Avenue
Google

The accident happened in Aigburth Hall Avenue, Grassendale, at 08.55.

One of the vehicles hit a wall, which was partially damaged.

Synagogue attack victim from Liverpool

A UK citizen

killed in an attack at a West Jerusalem synagogue was born and brought up in Liverpool, his cousin tells the BBC.

Michelle Hirschfield, a cousin of Rabbi Abraham Goldberg, 68, says: "He was a peaceful man, not politically involved. He only wanted peace."

She says her cousin also worked in London before going with his family to live in Israel.

Hillsborough latest

Ben Schofield

BBC Radio Merseyside

The Hillsborough inquests heard that Mr Greenwood didn't know what the procedure was if the central pens behind the goal became full.

He told the jury it was for fans to "find your own level" on the terraces. But he added he would take "flexible response action" to try and avoid an emergency.

Asked by his own barrister John Beggs QC: "It was not good enough Mr Greenwood, bluntly, was it, in the event?"

He replied: "No, no."

Hillsborough latest

Ben Schofield

BBC Radio Merseyside

The senior officer in charge of police inside the Hillsborough stadium admitted his "best was not good enough" on the day of the disaster.

Former superintendent Roger Greenwood said it was a "matter of profound regret" that he'd lived with since 1989.

He added that he feels: "As if I should apologise".

Ninety-six Liverpool fans died after a crush on the terraces at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final held at Sheffield Wednesday's ground.

What do you think?

Tom Mullen

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.

Coming up

Roger Johnson

Presenter, North West Tonight

A Mayor for Merseyside - councils agree to go for a devolution deal. The six councils of Merseyside have written to the Chancellor asking for more powers from Whitehall.

Watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

As forces across the country are criticised for failing to record over 800,000 crimes Merseyside police is being hailed as one of the best.

In the National Crime data report out today forces have been warned they need to change the way they record and deal with crimes - including a quarter of sex offences.

Toxic chemical warning

Police in Wirral are warning the public after highly toxic chemicals were taken in burglary at business premises on Old Hall Road in Bromborough.

Insp Paul Harrison said a safe was taken during the burglary between yesterday evening and this morning containing the toxic pesticide Phostoxin.

Talking devolution

Roger Phillips

BBC Radio Merseyside

I'm taking a look at the devolution debate, after six council leaders in Merseyside wrote to chancellor George Osborne asking to open negotiations to take on more power for the region.

Liverpool skyline
William Starkey

It means the leaders will consider having an elected mayor for the whole of Merseyside, something Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has wanted, but others resisted.

Brookside memories

Sean Styles

BBC Radio Merseyside

Philip Sagar was in touch after I asked you to tell me about the camera crews you've spotted in Liverpool over the years.

He

said on Facebook: Sean I was in Brookside twice as an extra.

They filmed at our local school in Allerton so saw the cameras there many times filming scenes with Simon O'Brien who played Damon Grant and actress Gillian Kearney.