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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 8 December
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Rain clears for dry but cold night

    BBC Weather

    Heavy showers through the evening will ease to leave clear, dry and rather cold conditions through much of the night.

    Weather forecast

    Cloud will spread in from the west late in the night with strengthening winds.  

  3. Football: Lukaku targeting next milestone

    BBC Sport

    Everton forward Romelu Lukaku is already targeting his next milestone after scoring his 50th goal in 100 appearances for the Toffees against Crystal Palace on Monday.

    Romelu Lukaku

    "That is the standard I've set myself since I was 16," said the Belgium international. "I always had one out of two so you always put your standard there, but if you can do better you have to do better.   

    "I don't feel the pressure now because I am in a flying high moment."  

  4. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside are:

    - A medical expert tells the Hillsborough inquests it is not "medically plausible" a 15-year-old boy regained consciousness and said "mum" before he died

    - A woman who died in a car crash in Lancashire at the weekend is named as 48-year-old Barbara Harding from Runcorn

    - Cheshire police admits there is more it can do to tackle honour-based crime, following the release of a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate

  5. Travel: Car crash closes Walton road

    BBC Travel

    Rice Lane in Walton is closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the Rawcliffe Road junction and the Hornby Road junction, because of a crash involving a car.

    More from BBC Travel.

  6. Candle-lit vigil for John Lennon and Paris attack victims

    Candles have been lit at The Beatles statue in Liverpool city centre today in memory of John Lennon and those who died in the Paris terror attacks last month.   

    Candles at Beatles statue in Liverpool's Cavern Walks

    The peace event held in Cavern Walks, Mathew Street marked the 35th anniversary of Lennon's death.

    Cards and candles for Paris terror attack victims
  7. Travel: Queueing traffic in Knowsley

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing on East Lancashire Road westbound in Knowsley between the Moorgate Road junction and Knowsley.

    More from BBC Travel.

  8. Runcorn woman who died in Lancaster car crash named

    A woman who died in a car crash in Lancaster at the weekend has been named as 48-year-old Barbara Harding from Runcorn. 

    Barbara Harding

    She was a front seat passenger in a 4x4 vehicle travelling from Lancaster towards Caton when it hit a wall and was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with serious head injuries but died later.

    A 43-year-old man has been charged with causing death while over the prescribed limit and driving without insurance.

  9. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - It was not "medically plausible" that a 15-year-old Hillsborough victim regained consciousness and said "mum" before he died, a jury has heard

    - A woman who died in a car crash in Lancaster at the weekend has been named as 48-year-old Barbara Harding from Runcorn

    - Plans for a new Shakespeare "theatre of the north" in Merseyside are being supported by the government, after a Knowsley MP discussed the project in a House of Commons debate

  10. Hillsborough Inquests: 15-year-old's dying word 'not medically plausible'

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    It was not "medically plausible" that a 15-year-old Hillsborough victim regained consciousness and said "mum" before he died, a jury has heard.

    Kevin Williams

    Former special constable Debra Martin previously said Kevin Williams spoke to her in the ground's temporary mortuary.

    Intensive care expert Dr Jasmeet Soar said he had not found "a medical explanation for that".

  11. Liverpool housing scheme wins Turner Prize - but is it art?

    Ian Youngs

    Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News

    Granby Four Streets

    The Turner Prize rediscovers the art of controversy after the work on Liverpool's Granby Four Streets is awarded the prestigious art prize.

  12. Police appeal after Liverpool DIY store theft

    Thieves stole a large amount of DIY equipment including saws, grinders and drills, from a hire shop in Liverpool.

    Merseyside Police are appealing for information following the raid, at the One Stop Hire Shop in Great Howard Street, Vauxhall, on Friday evening.

  13. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    - A review into the future of parks and green spaces in Liverpool is recommending a referendum to increase council tax

    - Work to transform part of the Toxteth area of Liverpool has been named winner of the prestigious Turner Prize

    - 130 candles will be lit at the John Lennon statue in Liverpool's Mathew Street later in memory of those who died in the Paris terror attacks last month

  14. Football: Martinez praises 'remarkable' Lukaku

    BBC Sport

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Romelu Lukaku has achieved a "remarkable return" to get 50 goals in 100 games for the club after the striker scored in the Toffees' 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace.