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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 June
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Thursday

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Goodnight

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

That's all from the Local Live team. Thanks for your company.

We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with news, sport, travel and weather updates.

Sunny and warm

BBC Weather

It will be a fine and warm evening with plenty of sunshine.

Weather
BBC

It should be clear and dry overnight, with temperatures falling to 5°C.

Coming up

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, North West Tonight

On tonight's programme, we'll be looking at how hundreds of treasures from ancient Mayan civilisations have been transported from Central America to Liverpool for a new exhibition.

And

figures obtained by the BBC show that the city handing out the most fines for dog fouling is Liverpool.

Join me for more on BBC One at 18:30.

Wedding rings stolen in St. Helens restaurant

Graham Whyte

BBC Radio Merseyside

Thieves have stolen the engagement and wedding rings of a bride-to-be in a restaurant in St. Helens.

Police say the jewellery was in a bag left unattended in the toilets of the premises on Church Street on Monday afternoon.

Football gossip: McCarthy to stay with Toffees?

BBC Sport

In the

Gossip Column, the
Liverpool Echo says midfielder James McCarthy, 24, has not told Everton he wants to leave despite reports suggesting he wants a move.

James McCarthy
Getty Images

Three held over £800k publishing fraud

Graham Whyte

BBC Radio Merseyside

Three people have been arrested in connection with bogus publishing frauds in Wirral.

Two men, aged 49 and 32, and a 31-year-old woman were detained following raids in Prenton and Rock Ferry by Police and financial investigators from the Department for Business. They've since been released on bail.

It follows an investigation into the sale of advertising for a non-existent emergency services magazine. Officers say more than 100 victims have paid out a total of £800,000.

Cheshire police dog is 'star of the day'

Cheshire Police

tweets: Here is the star of the day. PD Fury proud of himself having found a wanted man hiding in a shed on his 3rd shift.

Fury
@cheshirepolice

Film fosters hope on Wirral

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

A short film which aims to recruit new foster carers in Wirral is being shown before all screenings at New Brighton's Light Cinema for the next 13 weeks.

All Walks Of Life depicts dozens of shoes of all types to highlight that anyone can become a foster carer, regardless of age, gender or occupation.

Lancashire win extends league lead

BBC Sport

Lancashire beat Gloucestershire

by 91 runs at Bristol to extend their lead at the top of Championship Division Two.

Kyle Jarvis
Getty Images

Paceman Kyle Jarvis took 5-39, his third five-wicket haul of the summer, to become the country's leading wicket-taker in first-class cricket.

Latest headlines

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

This evening's top stories on Merseyside:

  • Armed forces veterans across Merseyside and Cheshire are being promised greater support.
  • Police release a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about a stabbing at a family celebration in Walton.
  • A rifle has been found by a member of the public walking through Croxteth Park.

Triathlon contestant from Wirral dies

Graham Whyte

BBC Radio Merseyside

A man, believed to be from Wirral, has died after taking part in a triathlon event in North Wales.

The man collapsed during the British Middle Distance Triathlon Championships in Bala on Sunday.

He was treated by emergency services at the scene but died later. The event was cancelled.

Walton family party stabbing was 'targeted'

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

Police have given more details about the stabbing of a man during a family party in Walton.

Acting Det Insp Lee Wilkinson says officers are treating the stabbing "as a vicious, targeted attack and we are determined to find the man responsible and put him before the courts".

"I would appeal to him, or anyone who believes they may have information about his identity, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

MP contacts bank over closure plan

Graham Whyte

BBC Radio Merseyside

Chester MP Chris Matheson has written to NatWest bank after it announced it is closing one of its branches in the city.

Chris Matheson
PA

The bank said there were alternative branches in nearby Hoole and the decision was based on the "number of people using the branch".

But the MP says it is bad news for the local independent traders.

Could your dog become a police dog?

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

Is your dog highly motivated? Do they enjoy searching for a tennis ball or hidden toy? If so, they could join

Cheshire Constabulary's specialist team of search dogs.

Sidney the dog
Cheshire Constabulary

The force are holding a recruitment drive, appealing for the public to donate dogs they can no longer keep for whatever reason.

They will also be sourcing new apprentices from dogs' homes and rescue centres.

Everton Ladies manager resigns

BBC Sport

Everton Ladies have announced that

manager Andy Spence is to step down.

Andy Spence
The FA

Spence, who was appointed in 2012 after eight years as the assistant boss, will now become technical director at the club's centre of excellence.

A club statement said coach Nicola Anderson will take interim charge of the team until a replacement is found.

Runcorn Widnes Bridge reopens

Cheshire Police

tweets: The Runcorn Widnes Bridge is in the process of being re-opened

CCTV appeal over Walton family party stabbing

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about a stabbing in Walton.

CCTV of Walton stabbing
Merseyside Police

A 34-year-old man from Crosby remains in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in his left armpit at Our Lady of Sorrows function rooms on Pirrie Road on Sunday afternoon.

Police say during the family gathering, a man walked into the function and stabbed one of the guests, before running off onto Stopgate Lane.

Runcorn Widnes Bridge closed both ways

BBC Travel

The A533 Runcorn Widnes Bridge is closed both ways from A557 Weston Point Expressway to A557 Queensway.

Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

Good afternoon

Rachael Connors

BBC News Online

I'll be bringing you this afternoon's updates.

You can get involved by sending us your photos, comments, tip-offs or anything else via

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Twitter.

Scientists downsize giant dinosaur

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown the most complete giant sauropod dinosaur skeleton, Dreadnoughtus - which was discovered by palaeontologists in South America in 2014 -

was not as large as previously thought.

Dreadnoughtus
Jennifer Hall

The team found the mass of the Dreadnoughtus was more likely to be between 30 and 40 tonnes, considerably less than originally thought.

Runcorn Bridge closure

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

Cheshire Police are responding to reports of a 35-year-old man on Runcorn Bridge.

The road is currently closed in both directions and drivers are being advised to find alternative routes.

Latest headlines

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

Today's top stories on Merseyside:

  • A Merseyside MP is calling on the Government to ensure greater support for the 500,000 military veterans living in Cheshire, Merseyside and the rest of the North West.
  • More fines have been issued to dog owners in Liverpool who don't clean up their dog's mess than in any other local authority.
  • A Cheshire-born Nobel laureate apologises for any offence after he made comments about
    the "trouble with girls" in science.

Dance company brings comic heroes to stage

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

A new dance company inspired by the superhero and villain characters found in comic strips is set to bring its new style of choreography on

tour to the North West and Wales.

The Cornerstone Graduate Dance Company - named after the building at Liverpool Hope University where its members studied - will tour schools, youth clubs and theatres later this month.

Ellesmere Port found dog appeal

Cheshire West and Chester Council

tweets: Is this your Staffordshire Bull Terrier? He was found in Ellesmere Port today
buzz.mw/b6boe_f
@doglostuk

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
@Go_CheshireWest

Gun found in bag in Croxteth Park

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

Police say a gun has been found in a bag in Croxteth.

Officers are investigating after the rifle was found by a member of the public walking in Croxteth Park on Tuesday.

Time to get down to the waterfront?

Liverpool City Council

tweets: What a lovely sunny day, why not enjoy the sunshine
@lpoolwaterfront

MP calls for Merseyside veterans support

Graham Whyte

BBC Radio Merseyside

A Merseyside MP's calling on the Government to ensure greater support for the 500,000 military veterans living in Cheshire, Merseyside and the rest of the North West.

Veterans minister Mark Lancaster's promised to investigate the issue after St. Helens North's Conor McGinn revealed none of the £40m Veteran's Accommodation Fund has been spent in our region.

Mr McGinn says the money is going to military towns like Colchester and Aldershot.

Hollywood star's advice for Gerrard

BBC Sport

American actor Chris Pratt has told former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to look him up when he gets to LA Galaxy - and not to forget the sun block,

Match of the Day magazine reports.

Chris Pratt
AP

The Jurassic World star said: "Once you get there, you're going to see a ball of fire in the sky. Do not be alarmed. It's called the sun."

Festival Gardens travellers expected to move on

Liverpool Echo

Travellers who set up camp on Liverpool's Festival Gardens site off Riverside Drive will move on by 14:00,

according to Liverpool City Council.

Work completed on new West Kirby gym

Wirral Globe

Work is now completed on phase one of the £1m improvement project at West Kirby Concourse, which

includes a new fitness suite.

West Kirby Concourse
Google

Any questions for former Everton star?

BBC Sport

Former Everton and England goalkeeper - and now BBC Sport pundit - Rachel Brown-Finnis will be answering your questions later this afternoon.

Rachel Brown-Finnis
BBC

Do you have a burning England question after

last night's result? What advice would she give up-and-coming footballers? How far can England go? Leave your question
on BBC Sport's Facebook page.

Liverpool dog mess fines highest in country

Alex Morrison

BBC News

More fines have been issued to dog owners in Liverpool who don't clean up their dog's mess

than in any other local authority.

Dog mess logo
BBC

Almost 1,000 fixed penalty notices for dog fouling have been issued in Liverpool in the last five years. Nationally, the number of penalties handed out fell by almost 20% last year.

Masked raider attacks tills in Chester shop

Chester Chronicle

A masked raider broke into the Sainsbury's Local in Hoole in Chester

in the early hours of Sunday.

Sainsbury's Local, Hoole
Google

Latest headlines

Jenny Coleman

BBC Local Live

Today's top stories on Merseyside:

Southport to stage Proms event

Southport Visiter

Families will have the chance to take part in a unique Proms in the Park Venetian Nights Masquerade in Southport

in August.

Congestion on Dunnings Bridge Road

BBC Travel

There is queuing traffic on A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road in both directions in Sefton between Switch Island and the A5038 Netherton Way junction because of the roadworks.

Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

Football gossip: Toffees in for Palace defender?

BBC Sport

In the

Gossip Column, the
Independent reports Everton boss Roberto Martinez is looking to sign Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann, 28.

Scott Dann
Reuters

Prenton Park's refurbishments

Joint owner of Tranmere Rovers, Nicola Palios, has tweeted pictures of refurbishment work at Prenton Park.

She

tweets: Kop stand getting its new seats and new disabled access

New kop at Tranmere Rovers
@NicolaPalios

And

also tweets: Goodbye to the old Boardroom...

Old Tranmere Rovers boardroom
@NicolaPalios

Creamfields drop DJ over Facebook remarks

Liverpool Echo

Bosses at Creamfields music festival have dropped a DJ from their line-up

for allegedly making homophobic comments on Facebook.

Nobel laureate 'sorry' for 'trouble with girls' comments

Nick Eardley

BBC News

A Cheshire-born Nobel laureate has apologised for any offence after he made comments about the "trouble with girls" in science -

but said he had "meant to be honest".

Sir Tim Hunt
PA

Sir Tim Hunt, who was born in Neston, was awarded the Nobel prize in 2001. He reportedly told a conference in South Korea women in labs "cry" when you criticise them and "fall in love" with their male counterparts.

He told the BBC he "did mean" the remarks but was "really sorry".