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  1. Updates from 19 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Thursday

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That's all for Local Live. The service returns at 08:00 on Thursday.

Coming up

Roger Johnson

Presenter, North West Tonight

We'll be hearing about the tribute tonight in Liverpool to Avraham Shmuel Goldberg who was killed in an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

And there will be a report too on last night's North West Football Awards.

Watch more on BBC North West Tonight at 18:30 on BBC One.

Prayers for synagogue victim

Tom Mullen

BBC News

Here's an update on

plans for a prayer service for Avraham Goldberg, the Liverpool-born man killed in an attack on a synagogue in Israel.

Avraham Shmuel Goldberg

Prayers will be said at Childwall Synagogue in a service beginning at 19:30.

Patchy mist

Dianne Oxberry

Weather presenter, North West Tonight

Mainly dry tonight with clear spells, light winds and the odd mist patch minimum temperature 3C (37F).

Weather graphic

Thursday is a largely dry day with patchy cloud and some bright or sunny spells, maximum temperature 10C (50F).

Watch more on BBC North West Tonight at 18:30.

City's Holocaust tribute

Liverpool Town Hall

tweets: Rev Crispin Pailing lit our 3rd candle today, to mark each of the 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Berkenau.

Holocaust tribute
Liverpool Town Hall

Very slow traffic

BBC Travel reports very slow traffic on the M57 northbound between Junction 6 and Junction 7.

Tall ship's winter visit

The 200ft Tall Ship, Stavros S Niarchos is returning to Liverpool this winter to be a waterfront attraction at the Albert Dock.

Stavros S Niarchos
Tall Ships Ltd

There will be three open weekends aboard the modern day square rigged brig, this weekend and on 20 and 21 December and 3 and 4 January.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A nightclub bouncer has appeared in court, charged with killing a man in Southport.

Sturridge out for six weeks

BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will be out for a further six weeks, scans have revealed.

Daniel Sturridge
Getty Images

The club has confirmed the England star, who has only played three games this season, is injured.

Crash victim tribute

Tributes have been paid to an 88-year-old old Wirral man, who died on 10 November, five days after he was knocked down by a car.

Mervyn Bruce Taylor
Merseyside Police

Mervyn Bruce Taylor, was hit on Barnston Road, Barnston on 5 November 2014.

His daughter Melissa said: "He worked that hard in life that he forgot to retire and was still working as an accountant at the age of 88."

Flooding problems remain

BBC Travel reports that flooding has closed the East Lancashire Road between Rainford Road, St. Helens and Blind Foot Road, Rainford.

Diversions are in place.

Grant for 'urban acrobats'

A collective of young "urban acrobats" has been awarded nearly £70,000 to build the UK's second largest parkour, or free running, training facility in Ellesmere Port.

Parkour Collective
Parkour Collective

Parkour Collective, a 12-strong group of free-running enthusiasts aged 15 to 23, has received £66,780 from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants generated by landfill tax.

What do you think?

Paul Burnell

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.

Crosby beach sunset

As dusk falls, check out this splendid Crosby beach vista by Peter Tichen.

Another Place
Peter Tichen

Antony Gormley's sculptures at Crosby are perfectly framed by the pink orange light.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A nightclub bouncer has appeared in court, charged with killing a man in Southport.

Drink less pledge

Jimmy McCracken

BBC Radio Merseyside

I've been to the Brink dry bar where people in Liverpool are being asked to make a New Year's resolution to drink less alcohol.

Brink Bar

It's thought more than 40,000 adults in the city drink more than they should.

Not to be sniffed at

Cheshire Police

tweets: Some of our dogs & handlers are training today at Liverpool airport. A job not to be sniffed at pic via @lpl_airport

Police at John Lennon Airport
Cheshire Police

St. Helens robbery

A 20-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in St. Helens on Friday.

He was attacked on a path near Campbell Street and Lewis Street at 12:45. He was pushed to the ground and cash was stolen.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of another man outside a Southport nightclub five years ago.

Fewer alcohol admissions

The number of alcohol-related admissions to Liverpool hospitals has dropped thanks to a health programme, according to figures published for Alcohol Awareness Week.

Liverpool was previously the leading area in the country for drink-related admissions but is now fifth.

Pensioner injured in crash

St Helens Star

A woman believed to be in her 70s was taken to hospital after she was in collision with a car early this morning.

An ambulance crew was alerted by police to the junction of Kirkland Street and Boundary Road in the town centre just after 5.45am.

On air tomorrow

Liverpool Trans

tweets: Great interview with @snellyradio for broadcast @bbcmerseyside tomorrow

Snelly interview
Liverpool Trans

Wheelie bin fire warning

People in Warrington have been urged to keep their wheelie bins off the streets after 11 bin fires earlier today.

Bin fire
Cheshire Fire Service

Cheshire Fire Service Warrington station manager Paul Jackson said: "It has been an incredibly busy morning for the crews and shocking to see how reckless some people can be."

He added: "We are treating these incidents as arson."

Prison death court appearance

A prisoner accused of murdering another inmate at HMP Altcourse has appeared at Liverpool Crown Court.

A 41-year-old man is charged with murdering Darren Ashcroft at the Fazkerley prison on Friday.

He was remanded for trial in April.

Pensioner survival packs

Simon Moffatt

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

I have been to Local Solutions in Hall Lane where 750 winter survival packs are being assembled in Liverpool to help vulnerable older people across Merseyside.

Winter pack assembling

They include a scarf, fleece, tinned food, and lip balm.

Donna Kelly of Liverpool Housing Trust said it is expected to make even more parcels next year.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A former official at the Football Association's told the new Hillsborough inquests the match commander on the day of the disaster told him there'd been a break-in at the stadium.

Drugs charges

Five men from Skelmersdale have been charged with drugs offences following a series of raids yesterday.

They are expected to appear before magistrates in Preston.

Chemical flasks recovered

Five out of six missing aluminium flasks containing the toxic chemical Phostoxin have been recovered, Merseyside Police said.

Police and firefighters took the canisters from Bebington Cemetery after a call from a member of the public at 17:40 on Tuesday.

Brave Runcorn soldier

Tony Snell

BBC Radio Merseyside

We featured the bravery of Runcorn's Thomas Jones on BBC Radio Merseyside recently. Here's the publicy-funded statue.


Mainly dry

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC North West

Another mainly dry day but there's some light rain on the way this evening.

Weather graphic

There will be sunny spells at times.

Coming up

Eleanor Moritz

North West Tonight

Prayers will be said tonight by members of Liverpool's Jewish community for Rabbi Avraham Schmuel Goldberg, who died in an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem yesterday.

He was one of five people killed.

And a former senior executive at the Football Association has described the moment the match commander at the Hillsborough disaster said their had been a "break-in" at the stadium.

Watch more on BBC North West Today at 13:30 on BBC One.

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

The Liverpool Jewish community will gather tonight to say prayers and pay tribute to one of the victims of yesterday's synagogue attack in Jerusalem.

Asbestos widow's appeal

The widow of a man who died of a lung cancer linked to asbestos, is appealing to his former workmates for information about working conditions at his old workplace.

Thomas Henshaw
Catherine Henshaw

Thomas Henshaw, 77, from Wallasey, died in July of mesothelioma. He worked at English Electric, on the East Lancashire Road in the 1960s and 1970s.

His widow Catherine, 71, believes her husband was exposed to asbestos at the factory.

Flooding in St. Helens

A section of the East Lancashire Road in St. Helens has been closed after a large water main burst in Catchdale Moss Lane flooding the area.

The westbound road is closed between Windle Island and Blindfoot Road. The eastbound lane to Manchester is open.

Repairs could take up to three weeks.

What do you think?

Paul Burnell

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.

Time to dry out

Jimmy McCracken

BBC Radio Merseyside

I'm on my way to Brink, the dry bar, as people in Liverpool are being urged to start 2015 by dropping a shirt or dress size through reducing their alcohol intake.

Drier January, run by the Public Health team at Liverpool City Council, aims to get people thinking about their alcohol intake in the run-up to the festive season, and commit to drink less through the first month of the New Year.

It is estimated that more than 40,000 adults in Liverpool drink more than they should do with around 11,000 at a high risk of harm.

on air

Roger Phillips

BBC Radio Merseyside

After MPs voted to end the system that ties landlords to only serving beer from their pub's owners, we'll be reporting live from the Roscoe Head pub in Liverpool.

And I will be asking what you think of data which will allow you to see the death rates for the surgeon who is going to operate on you.