Live updates for Merseyside and Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Wednesday 16 December
- Merseyside returns at 08:00 on Thursday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates
Rather cloudy this evening with some patchy rain or drizzle in places.Copyright: BBC
Drier and clearer conditions will then spread north across many areas overnight. Very mild but breezy.
Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside
An increase in Liverpool's Hackney cab fares has been agreed after a request by drivers.
The rise is the first in four years - the Unite union argued that fares are below those in other major cities.
Liverpool's Mayor Joe Anderson says an award, which has named the waterfront the Greatest Place in England, is recognition for the work that's been done to improve the city.Copyright: Geograph/Peter Tarleton
The area won a public vote - beating competition from sites around the country, including Oxfordshire and Bradford.
BBC Merseyside Sport
Former Merseyside boxer Harry Scott has died.
He will be best remembered for his victory over Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in 1965.
The man who developed the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway says it helped people to die with dignity, despite its criticism.Copyright: Amelie-Benoist / BSIP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The health watchdog NICE has introduced new guidelines to replace the Liverpool Care Pathway, which fell into disrepute after reports of fluids and medicines being withheld.Quote Message: In the last 48 hours of care our doctors and nurses are evaluated very highly by bereaved relatives for the care they receive compared to elsewhere in the country so I think we can be proud of our palliative care services. from Professor John Ellershaw University of Liverpool
A Walton man has appeared in court charged with multiple alleged robberies on the same delivery firm.
Paul Anthony O’Sullivan, 24, faced two charges of robbery and two of attempted robbery in relation to incidents involving P&H Deliveries between May 11 and October 12 this year.
Reporter, BBC News Online
This evening's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:
-One of Wirral's ferry terminals could be closed and commuter services reduced under a 20-year strategy to make the service more financially viable.
-New guidelines for the NHS to address the problems experienced using the Liverpool Care Pathway have been introduced.
-Cilla Black was the UK's top-trending search term on Google in 2015.
Police have seized two revolvers - one of them loaded - and £100,000 worth of heroin after raiding a house in Speke.
It happened at a property on School Way yesterday - a search of the property is continuing.
The architects behind an ambitious development of Liverpool's Chinatown have been telling BBC Radio Merseyside their plans for the site.Copyright: Google
The £200m project will see 840 homes, new shops and offices built on land off Great George Street.
The lead designer said the core of the development was a retail hub sunken below ground over three storeys.Quote Message: It is a Shanghai street inspired experience designed around culture and Chinese history- taking into account the dragons- it's a really exciting space for the people of Liverpool to enjoy. from Antonio Garcia Lead designer
Reporter, BBC News Online
One of the Mersey ferry terminals could close and a new vessel could be commissioned, it has been announced.Copyright: AP
Merseytravel said its 20-year plan is aimed at tackling "increasing costs and challenges".
Included is a proposal to close one of Wirral's two terminals. Commuter sailings could also start later and the report suggests a focus on "the leisure and event market".
A jealous boyfriend bit off part of a man’s nose after discovering he was having an affair with his girlfriend.
What do you think of this? An idea has been put forward for a lifesize statue of Cilla in Liverpool, with a working jukebox, on which people could play songs and have a "lorra lorra fun".Copyright: BBC
The Silcock family say they are "surprised" at suggestions that their Victorian carousel on The Promenade should be moved to one sid - so tourists can find Southport Pier.
Liverpool's waterfront has been crowned England's greatest place by the Royal Town Planning Institute.Copyright: Peter Tarleton / Geograph
More than 11,000 people voted in the nationwide competition, which aims to highlight the threat posed to local planning departments by government cuts.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on east Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich due to earlier signalling problems at March.
Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:
- One of Wirral's ferry terminals could be closed and commuter services reduced as part of a 20 year strategy to save money
- Cilla Black was the UK's top-trending search term on Google in 2015, according to the tech firm's annual review of its users' activity
- Guidance designed to replace the misuse of the Liverpool Care Pathway end of life has been published
One of Wirral's ferry terminals could be closed and commuter services reduced as part of a 20 year strategy to make the service more financially viable.Copyright: El Pollock / Geograph
The floating stages at both Seacombe and Woodside need millions of pounds spent on them in the next few years to keep them in service.
A report, to be considered by Merseytravel in the New Year, could see a recommendation for investment in a new boat.
A man who taped his partner's dog's legs together told the court he was "sick".
The 35-year-old from Culcheth broke into his girlfriends house on four occasions embarking on a series of incidents which terrified the tiny pet called Boo.