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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 27 November
  2. Merseyside Live returns at 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates

Live Reporting

By Rumeana Jahangir

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 Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Weather: Winter is coming

    BBC Weather

    Rain and gusty winds will clear through the late evening.

    weather chart

    There will be blustery showers - mainly in the north and west - which will possibly turn wintry over the hills.

    Elsewhere, conditions will be generally dry, with clear spells developing for many places but it will feel cold.

  3. Hundreds to take part in colourful Warrington lantern parade

    Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the Warrington lantern parade, which will start at Queens Gardens and finish at the Christmas Village in Golden Square shopping centre on 10 December.

    Arts Developments Officer James Goodison
  4. Birkenhead woman smuggled ecstasy on Scottish ferry

    A 24-year-old mother who claimed she was coerced by her boyfriend to smuggle ecstasy tablets into Shetland from a ferry has been jailed.

    Shetland ferry

    Catherine Trevor, from Birkenhead, Merseyside, admitted being concerned in the supply of drugs.

    She was arrested in September as she disembarked from the NorthLink ferry at Lerwick, and police found 184 ecstasy tablets.

  5. Missing woman appeal

    Police are appealing for information after a 28-year-old woman has been reported missing.

    Natasha Roberts

    Natasha Roberts, also known as Natasha France, was last seen in Toxteth at about 15:15 on Tuesday.

    She was last seen wearing a black jumper with a gold pattern around the neck, black trousers with a pattern alongside the outside leg and white trainers. She was also carrying a shopping bag.

  6. Watchdog investigates finances at Liverpool Women's Hospital

    An investigation has been launched after "a deterioration in finances" at Liverpool Women's Hospital.

    Liverpool Women's Hospital

    The NHS trust, which offers maternity and gynaecology care, said it had a planned deficit of £8m in April, which had now been cut to £7.3m.

    It added it needed to apply for "cash funding" from the Department of Health, which had "automatically triggered" an investigation by the watchdog Monitor.  

  7. Football: 'We have to be patient with Sturridge', says Klopp

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge suffered a new injury setback after picking up a foot problem in training but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has played down how serious it is.

    Jurgen Klopp

    "The situation is Daniel was very often injured in the last few months, and maybe years, so it is normal when you get back in training usually it is not the quality, but you need training," he said.

    "Now we can say (his latest issue) is not that serious but it is not possible to go on as before so we have to react to every situation - which is normal for injuries."

  8. Recent shootings in Liverpool are "petty fallouts", police say

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The head of Merseyside police's anti-gun crime unit says a series of shootings recently are down to "petty fallouts" that have escalated. 

    There have been four incidents this month alone, including the shooting of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne in Eldonian Village.

    Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Richardson from the Matrix Unit says significant work is going on behind the scenes to try to stop disputes from going too far.

  9. Birmingham man arrested on suspicion of Liverpool rape

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Liverpool earlier this year.  

    Police said a man approached the 21-year-old before pushing her to the ground on Beaumont Street, Toxteth, and sexually assaulting her in the early hours of 19 July.  

  10. Met Office issues warning as gusts of up to 70mph forecast

    Liverpool Echo

    Merseyside is set for a blustery weekend with gusts of up to 70mph expected around some coastal areas as The Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for England and Wales.

  11. Football: Henderson keen for quick Liverpool return

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has returned to training and it appears he has been hassling manager Jurgen Klopp to push him straight back into action.

    Jordan Henderson

    "Henderson wants (to come back), I can say that," said Klopp in the build-up to Sunday's game against Swansea.

    "But we have to wait to see how he adapts to training. If we see he is ready he will join in our game as he is an important player for us. I try to give myself the time to decide until tomorrow or Sunday when I have the latest information about how intensive they were.

    "He [Henderson] is always on the door, 'give me five minutes'. I like this but it is not always the best way."

  12. Travel: Accident in West Derby, Liverpool

    BBC Travel

    The A5049 West Derby Road in Liverpool is closed in both directions between the Gardner Road junction and the Lisburn Lane junction because of an accident.

    More from BBC Travel.

  13. Liverpool air raid shelter bomb victims remembered

    It is 75 years on Sunday since the biggest single civilian tragedy of World war Two occurred in Liverpool.

    Durning Road in Edge Hill

    166 people died when an aerial mine exploded above an air raid shelter on Durning Road in Edge Hill. 

    Winston Churchill described the bomb which hit the Ernest Brown Junior Technical College, where more than 300 people were sheltering, as the "the worst single (civilian) incident of the war".  

    A direct hit by a parachute mine on the Durning Road shelter in Edge Hill brought the three-storey building crashing down on people who had taken refuge.

  14. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in and Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - The head of Merseyside Police's Matrix Unit, which tackles serious organised crime, is urging communities in Liverpool to do more to help them drive out the problem of gun crime

    - A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Liverpool earlier this year in a case that featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme

    - A 24-year-old Birkenhead woman who claimed she was coerced by her boyfriend to smuggle ecstasy tablets into Shetland from a ferry has been jailed

  15. Amey staff pay delay after technical glitch

    Lucinda Moore

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    A spokesperson for the contractor Amey, which provides services for Liverpool Council, says staff will be paid by the end of the day - after a computer glitch caused a delay in their wages being transferred.

    More than a hundred people are employed by the company in the city. 

    The issue has been resolved, and payments are starting to go through, a spokesman said.

  16. Football: Sturridge suffers new injury setback

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a new injury setback after a foot problem in training ruled him out against Bordeaux in the Europa League.  

    Daniel Sturridge

    The 26-year-old was hoping to make a return on Thursday from a knee injury which has kept him out since 4 October.  

  17. Travel: Accident closes two lanes on M62

    BBC Travel

    Two lanes are closed and there is queuing traffic on the M62 westbound between Junction 7, A57 for Rainhill Stoops and Junction 6, M57 at Tarbock Island because of an accident.

    More from BBC Travel.

  18. Merseyside Police call for action to reduce gun crime

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    The head of Merseyside Police's Matrix Unit, which tackles serious organised crime, is urging communities in Liverpool to do more to help them drive out the problem of gun crime.

    Lewis Dunne

    Three teenagers have been shot dead in the city since February, including the recent death of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne.

    And there have been four incidents involving firearms this month alone. 

    Yet despite that, figures show gun crime is down by 30% on this time last year.

  19. Wage payments delayed after 'computer glitch'

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    A spokesman for the contractor Amey, which provides services for Liverpool Council, says staff will be paid by the end of the day after a computer glitch caused a delay in their wages being transferred.

    He said the issue has been resolved, and payments are starting to go through.

    More than 100 people are employed by the company in the city.  

  20. Birmingham man arrested on suspicion of Liverpool rape

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Liverpool earlier this year in a case that featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

    Police said a man approached the 21-year-old before pushing her to the ground on Beaumont Street, Toxteth, and sexually assaulting her in the early hours of 19 July.

    The suspect was not known to the woman, Merseyside Police said.

    The arrested 25-year-old, from Birmingham, is also being held on suspicion of money laundering.

  21. Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - The head of Merseyside Police's Matrix Unit is urging communities in Liverpool to do more to help them tackle gun crime

    - Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Toxteth arrest a 25-year-old man from Birmingham

    - Five people are charged with people trafficking after police raids in St Helens

  22. Travel: Accident in Runcorn

    BBC Travel

    Runcorn Spur Road is closed westbound between the A533 Central Expressway junction and the Halton Lodge Avenue junction because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

    More from BBC Travel

  23. Five charged with people trafficking after St. Helens raids

    Five people have been charged with people trafficking after police raids in Owen Street, St. Helens yesterday.

    All five were remanded in custody and will appear at St. Helens Magistrates Court this morning.  

  24. Football: Leighton Baines won't be rushed back, says Roberto Martinez

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Roberto Martinez will continue to monitor Leighton Baines in training before deciding whether to include him in the Everton squad for tomorrow's game at Bournemouth. 

    Leighton Baines

    He says Baines won't be rushed back and needs to regain the confidence in his tackling ability.

  25. Man bailed after 'shot fired' near Liverpool school

    A man who was arrested over a shot being reportedly fired at a car outside a primary school on Tuesday has been released on bail, police have said.  

    Scene of suspected shooting in Anfield

    The 24-year-old from Anfield was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences on Wednesday, but has been released pending further inquiries.  

  26. Man, 25, arrested over Toxteth rape

    Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Toxteth, Liverpool have arrested a 25-year-old man from Birmingham. 

    A 21-year-old woman was attacked on Beaumont Street in July.  

  27. Travel: Accident on M53 at Wallasey Tunnel

    BBC Travel

    A lane is blocked on the M53 exit slip road at the Wallasey Tunnel Approach (Junction 1) because of an accident involving three vehicles.

    More from BBC Travel.

  28. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Toxteth have arrested a man from Birmingham

    - The head of Merseyside Police's anti-gun crime unit says a series of shootings recently are down to "petty fallouts" which have escalated

    - A 24-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside a school in Anfield has been released on police bail while inquiries continue

  29. Man bailed in Anfield shooting investigation

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    A 24-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside a school in Anfield has been released on police bail while inquiries continue. 

    It is understood a man shot at a dark coloured car outiside Anfield County Primary School as pupils began lessons on Tuesday.

  30. Football: Liverpool beat Bordeaux to advance in Europa League

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool forward Christian Benteke scores against Bordeaux

    Liverpool reached the last 32 of the Europa League with one game to spare after coming from behind to beat Bordeaux and go top of Group B. More from BBC Sport.  

  31. Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - A 24-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting outside a school in Anfield on Tuesday has been released on bail

    - It is 75 years this weekend since the biggest single civillian tragedy of World War Two occurred in Liverpool

    - A woman has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Moreton, Wirral

  32. Weather: A cold and rainy day

    BBC Weather

    A showery start to the day, then it’ll turn breezier and cold as the rain moves in - which could be heavy at times. Highs 12C.

    BBC Weather

    More from BBC Weather.

  33. Travel: Accident closes Birkenhead Road, Moreton

    BBC Travel

    Birkenhead Road in Moreton, Wirral is closed in both directions between the Fornalls Green Lane junction and the Garden Hey Road junction because of an accident.

    More from BBC Travel.

  34. 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.