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  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 January
  2. Merseyside Live returns at 08:00 on Wednesday

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

  2. Weather: Turning colder

    BBC Weather

    Showers and winds ease overnight with clearer weather developing. 


    Possible sleet and hill snow as it turns colder with a frost under clear skies.  

    Cold again on Wednesday, with a generally dry start but bands of showers or longer spells of rain will then move in from the west.   

  3. Jasmine Lapsley inquest: Grape choke death 'accidental'

    The death of a six year-old girl who choked on a grape while on holiday in Gwynedd was accidental, a coroner has ruled.

    Jasmine Lapsley

    Jasmine Lapsley, from Liverpool, collapsed and later died in August 2014 while her family were staying in Morfa Nefyn.

    She was taken to Bangor's Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital but died. 

  4. Thousands sign petition over threatened ferry terminal

    Wirral Globe

    More than 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for closure-threatened Woodside ferry terminal to be kept open.

    Woodside Ferry Terminal
  5. Unions object to Merseyrail plans

    Plans to introduce driver-only trains on the Merseyrail network will lead to redundancies and put passenger safety at risk, according to rail unions.

    Merseyrail train

    Merseytravel is buying a new fleet of trains for Merseyrail and says it may purchase trains where drivers use cameras to check doors are safe.

    John Tilley from the RMT union said strike action would be inevitable if guards were replaced.

  6. Young Warrington carers share their stories in exhibition

    Four young carers from Warrington are sharing their experiences in a special exhibition in the town. 

    Hidden is part of a nationwide tour led by the Children's Society featuring portraits by Max Alexander who has previously photographed Neil Armstrong and Nelson Mandela. 

    It's on at the Pyramid Arts Centre until the end of the month. 

  7. Images released after street 'altercation'

    Detectives investigating an altercation in Liverpool city centre in December have issued CCTV images of three people they wish to speak to. 

    CCTv of altercation

    Seven people were arrested after an incident at Holy Corner at about 19:40 on Saturday 5 December. 

    Police said there was a fight between two groups of youths and one of the people arrested was taken to hospital with a suspected broken hand.

    Quote Message: This is a highly unusual incident for this time of the evening in the city and we are investigating why it occurred and who else was involved. from Det Insp Phil Mahon Merseyside Police
    Det Insp Phil MahonMerseyside Police
  8. Name that rhino

    Does Rita the Rhino have a ring to it? Knowsley Safari Park wants your help to name a baby white rhino born ten days ago.

    White rhino

    The species is endangered as the rhinos are aggressively poached but there is a successful breeding programme at the park. 

    You can vote for a name here tomorrow. 

  9. Upton anti-fracking eviction: Nine arrests made

    Nine people have been arrested during an operation to remove a group of anti-fracking protesters from a test drilling site. 

    Anti fracking eviction arrest

    Campaigners set up camp at Upton, near Chester, in April 2014 to prevent testing by energy company IGas but were served with a court order compelling them to leave.  

    "More than 20 dispersal notices have been issued", a force spokeswoman said.

  10. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Rachael Connors

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    This evening's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside: 

    • Junior doctors across the region have joined a national strike picketing outside hospitals over a new government contract
  11. Talks held with India over firearms charges

    Britain has held talks with India over the case of two former soldiers from the North West who have been jailed for five years for possessing unlicensed weapons.

    India port

    Paul Towers, who was originally from Bootle, and Ray Tindall, from Chester, are among six UK citizens who were on anti-piracy patrols on a ship off the Indian coast more than two years ago.

    The Labour MP for Chester - Chris Matheson brought the matter up in the Commons and the Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire insisted he has raised the issue with the India's High Commissioner.

  12. Upton anti-fracking eviction: 'Two protesters left'

    Two anti-fracking protesters remain on site at their camp in Upton as an eviction continues, police said. 

    Fracking site at Upton during eviction

    One remains in a tunnel and another is protesting up a platform, officers added.  

  13. Formby girl missing from hospital

    A 12-year-old girl from Formby has gone missing from hospital a day after being found "safe and well".

    Lois Elliot

    Police said Lois Elliott, who was last seen at about 10:45 yesterday at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, may require urgent medical attention.

    She is known to frequent the Halewood, Garston and Toxteth areas.  

  14. Junior doctors strike: 'Things not as good as should be'

    David Mowat, Conservative MP for Warrington South, has a son who works as a junior doctor and said his son felt "things weren’t as good as they should be” for young doctors. 

    Junior docs strike

    “If there’s one group of people in this country that we rely on and need, it’s the young doctors who are at the heart of the NHS,” Mr Mowat said.

    He added that perhaps the government could look at how other countries operate similar health care systems.

  15. Travel: Traffic light failure in Liverpool

    BBC Travel

    There is disruption on Upper Parliament Street in Liverpool at the junction with Great George Street because of traffic light failure.