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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 23 November
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Jenny Coleman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from Merseyside and Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Weather: Cloudy and breezy evening in store

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's looking like it will be a cloudy and breezy evening, with outbreaks of rain that could be heavy at times.

    BBC weather

    The rain will clear during the early hours of Tuesday, but blustery showers may follow.    

  3. Football: Blues boss hails team-effort after convincing win over Aston Villa

    BBC Sport

    Roberto Martinez praised his team's "complete performance" during their 4-0 victory over Aston Villa.

    Roberto Martinez

    Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku each scored twice as the Toffees thrashed a dreadful Villa side who remain bottom of the Premier League.

    Martinez said: "I was very pleased with the work-rate and the way that we defended. It was a complete performance."

  4. Police release picture of suspect after bike taken from Liverpool Lime Street station

    British Transport Police officers want to trace a man they think can help with their inquiries after a bicycle was taken from Liverpool Lime Street station. 

    Image of the suspect

    The blue Strava highbred bicycle, worth about £335, was taken at about 23:30 on 7 November by a man police said was carrying bolt cutters. 

  5. Sex attacker who posed as man lodges new appeal

    A woman who was jailed after posing as a man to dupe a friend into having sex with her has lodged an appeal against her sentence.

    Gayle Newland

    Gayle Newland was jailed for eight years on 12 November after being convicted of three sexual assaults.  

  6. Cammell Laird formally sign £200m polar research vessel contract

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    The contract to build a £200m polar research vessel has been signed by Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird.

    Polar research vessel

    The shipbuilder beat international companies to be named as the preferred bidder to build the Natural Environment Research Council vessel in October.

    Meeting NERC chief operating officer Paul Fox to formally agree the deal, chief executive John Syvret said it would secure around 500 jobs for local people.

    Paul Fox and John Syvret
    Quote Message: It is tremendous news for Merseyside and the UK maritime industry [and] it is further a fantastic endorsement of the world-class skills and experience of our workforce and the calibre of our facilities which are among the best in Europe from John Syvret Chief executive, Cammell Laird
    John SyvretChief executive, Cammell Laird
  7. Latest headlines in Merseyside and Cheshire

    Tom Mullen

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and Cheshire:

    - Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the fatal shooting of teenager Lewis Dunne. 

    - Hundreds of confidential crime files containing data about serious and violent crimes have been discovered by builders at a former probation centre in Liverpool.

    - A Cheshire woman who was jailed after posing as a man to dupe a friend into having sex with her has lodged an appeal against her sentence.

  8. Coroner appeals for help to trace Birkenhead man's family

    A coroner is appealing for the public's help in tracing the family of a Wirral man who died in hospital this morning. Barry Williams, of Alexandra Drive in Birkenhead, died at Arrowe Park Hospital, aged 62. Anyone who can help is asked to call the Liverpool and Wirral coroner's office on 0151 225 5051.

  9. Lewis Dunne shooting: Two arrests in teen murder probe

    Rumeana Jahangir

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the fatal shooting of a teenage boy.  

    Lewis Dunne

    Lewis Dunne, 16, was found on a towpath near Burrows Court in Liverpool, on 15 November and died from a single shotgun wound to the back in hospital.  

    A man, aged 20, from Anfield and a man, 21, from Kirkdale are being held in custody, Merseyside Police said.  

    A 20-year-old man from Everton has been bailed after he was arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of murder.  

  10. Childline counsellor shortage at Liverpool call centre

    Marc Gaier

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen says the charity desperately needs more volunteers for its helpline. 

    Childline in Liverpool

    She has been in Liverpool today to meet some of the 160 volunteer counsellors at its call centre in Great Homer Street.  

    The centre handled more than 56,000 calls last year and at least 80 more volunteers are needed.

  11. Travel: Chester Road Swing Bridge closed

    BBC Travel

    The A5060 Chester Road Swing Bridge in Walton, Cheshire is closed and there is queuing traffic between the B5156 Ellesmere Road junction and the Morely Road junction.

    More from BBC Travel.

  12. BreakingTwo men arrested over Lewis Dunne murder

    Police investigating the shooting of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne have arrested a 20-year-old man from Anfield and a 21-year-old man from Kirkdale, both on suspicion of murder.

  13. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - Hundreds of confidential crime files containing data about serious and violent crimes have been discovered by builders at a former probation centre in Liverpool.

    - A Cheshire woman who was jailed after posing as a man to dupe a friend into having sex with her has lodged an appeal against her sentence.

    - Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen has been in Liverpool to make a call for more volunteer counsellors at its call centre in the city.

  14. Adelphi bosses rebuke TripAdvisor complaints

    Liverpool Echo

    Liverpool Adelphi hotel bosses may not want to comment to the ECHO about one guest’s fury over the ‘disgusting’ state of his £150 a night room - but they certainly answer many travellers who complain on TripAdvisor.  

  15. Clothes 'self ignite' in Woolton high-rise flats fire

    A fire broke out in a block of high-rise flats in Liverpool when a bag of clothes "self-ignited".

    Fire crews were called to Vale Road, Woolton, at about 21:10 on Sunday.

    The clothing had been dried in a tumble dryer then packed into a bag before it started to self-heat - the bag was placed on a veranda where it ignited.

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's Ian Mullen said: "We would urge people to air any clothing that is taken out of a tumble dryer to allow it to cool down before storing it away."  

  16. Willaston sex attacker who posed as man lodges new appeal

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A woman who was jailed after posing as a man to dupe a friend into having sex with her has lodged an appeal against her sentence.

    Gayle Newland

    Gayle Newland was jailed for eight years on 12 November after being convicted of three sexual assaults.

    The 25-year-old, of Willaston, Cheshire, demanded her victim wear a blindfold when they met and used a prosthetic penis during the assaults.

    Newland previously applied for leave to appeal against her conviction.

  17. Views sought on new Maghull North railway station plans

    The public are being asked their thoughts on plans for a new railway station at Maghull North on the Merseyrail Northern Line between Liverpool and Ormskirk.

    Artist's impression of new Maghull North railway station

    The Maghull North Project Team will be on hand at a drop-in exhibition at Maghull Town Hall on tomorrow between 14:00 - 20:00.   

  18. Investigation after serious crime files found by builders in Liverpool

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation after hundreds of files, containing information about serious and violent crimes, were found in a former probation centre in Liverpool. 

    The sensitive documents were discovered as builders were renovating the building in Old Swan. We understand these files include details of murder and rape cases, and contain people's names and addresses.

    The documents belong to the Probation Service - which took over the building in Derby Lane from the police in 1993.

    A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said: "we take all issues relating to data handling extremely seriously". The papers which were found have now been taken to a secure location.

  19. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - The Ministry of Justice is investigating after hundreds of serious crime files were found by builders at a former probation centre in Liverpool

    - Councils across Merseyside will find out this week how much money the government will provide to help look after Syrian refugees in region

      - Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side still have some learning to do despite impressive away wins over Manchester City and Chelsea  

  20. Weather: Heavy rain to come

    BBC Weather

    Through this afternoon cloud will thicken from the northwest bringing rain, heavy at times, to all by the end of the day.  

    Weather grab

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  21. Woman who posed as man in sex assaults appeals against sentence

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A Willaston woman who was jailed after posing as a man to dupe a friend into having sex with her has lodged an appeal against her sentence.  

    Gayle Newland

    Gayle Newland was jailed for eight years earlier this month after being convicted of three sexual assault charges.

    She has already lodged an appeal against her conviction and has now applied for leave to appeal against the length of her jail term.

    Both appeals will be heard before judges at London's Court of Appeal.

  22. Travel: Congestion in Upton, Wirral

    BBC Travel

    There is heavy traffic on A551 Arrowe Park Road in Upton between Sainsbury's roundabout and the B5139 Greasby Road junction.

    More from BBC Travel.

  23. Your pictures: Sunrise over Liverpool

    Thanks to WallaseyBoy in Wirral for sharing this photo of the view of the Liverpool skyline from Wirral today.

    Wallasey

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  24. Football: Gerard Deulofeu has grown since spell at Goodison, says Martinez

    Giulia Bould

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Roberto Martinez believes Gerard Deulofeu has grown since his last spell at Goodison Park.

    Gerard Deulofeu

    He was involved in three of Everton's four goals against Aston Villa at the weekend.  

  25. Investigation after serious crime files found by builders in Liverpool

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation after hundreds of files, containing information about serious and violent crimes, were found in a former probation centre in Liverpool. 

    The sensitive documents were discovered as builders were renovating the building in Old Swan. We understand these files include details of murder and rape cases, and contain people's names and addresses.

    The documents belong to the Probation Service - which took over the building in Derby Lane from the police in 1993.

    A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said: "we take all issues relating to data handling extremely seriously". The papers which were found have now been taken to a secure location.

  26. Travel: Congestion in Bootle

    BBC Travel

    There is slow traffic on A5058 Breeze Hill in Bootle at The Mons traffic lights.

    More from BBC Travel.

  27. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - Councils across Merseyside will find out this week how much money the government will provide to help look after Syrian refugees in region

    - The Ministry of Justice is investigating after hundreds of files, containing information about serious and violent crimes, were found by builders in a former Liverpool probation centre

    - Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side still have some learning to do despite impressive away wins over Manchester City and Chelsea

  28. Councils to learn of Syrian refugees funding this week

    Local councils are hoping to find out this week how much the government will provide to help them look after Syrian refugees as part of David Cameron's pledge to take in 20,000 by 2020.

    It has been more than two months since Liverpool agreed to re-settle 100 people.    

  29. Travel: Ullet Road in Liverpool closed

    BBC Travel

    Ullet Road in Liverpool closed is closed in both directions between the Croxeth Gate Junction and the Cheltenham Avenue junction, because of an unsafe building. A diversion is operation.

    More from BBC Travel.

  30. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Giulia Bould

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - Councils across Merseyside will find out this week how much money the government will provide to help look after Syrian refugees in region

    - An awards ceremony that gives young people who have spent their lives in care takes place in Liverpool tonight

    - Jurgen Klopp says his Liverpool side still have some learning to do despite impressive away wins over Manchester City and Chelsea

  31. Travel: Accident in St. Helens

    BBC Travel

    A559 Church Road in St. Helens closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Johns Avenue junction and the B5209 Vista Road junction because of an accident.

    More from BBC Travel.

  32. Weather: Frosty start, heavy rain later

    BBC Weather

    A cold and frosty start to the day with hazy sunshine this morning. Cloudier this afternoon with heavy rain and highs of 7C.  

    BBC Weather

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  33. Good morning: Join us for today's live news coverage

    Jenny Coleman

    Reporter, BBC Local Live

    Hello from Liverpool, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside today. If you've got a story you'd like me to hear about or a photograph you'd like to share, you can contact me on email, Facebook or Twitter