Live updates from Merseyside and Cheshire have finished for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.
- Updates on Thursday 14 January
- News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Friday
Presenter, BBC North West Tonight
On North West Tonight this evening:
- Police say they have found the gun believed to have killed 16 year-old Lewis Dunne in Liverpool.
- A St. Helens MP is urging the Foreign Office to help a man from Billinge, who's in a critical conditional in Australia.
It will be mostly dry tonight, but with some snow showers possible for a time.Copyright: BBC
Widespread frost with some icy patches forming. Generally light winds.
Dry with long sunny periods on Friday with some isolated showers. Cold with widespread frost.
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A man has been jailed for his part in stealing £1.3m by infecting high street cash machines with a computer virus.Copyright: PA
Teofil Bortos, 36, of Cheltenham Gardens, Newham, east London, was in a gang that targeted 51 ATMs across England in the space of five days, the Old Bailey heard.
The Old Bailey heard that in May 2014, cash was withdrawn in locations including London, Liverpool, Blackpool, Brighton, Bognor Regis and Portsmouth.
A bill of more than £77,000 has been handed to a Sealand landlord who crammed more than 100 migrant workers into "wholly inadequate" living conditions.
The Foreign Office is being urged to step in to help a man from Billinge who's in a critical condition in hospital in Australia after crashing a "quad bike".
Mark Middlehurst, 28, was working on a farm during a gap year in Perth when he lost control of the machine after hitting a tree.
A campaign to raise £50,000 to fly him home has reached half its target.
A shotgun believed to have been used in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Liverpool has been found by police.Copyright: Family of Lewis Dunne
Lewis Dunne, 16, was found on a towpath with a shotgun wound in his back near Burrows Court in Eldonian Village, Vauxhall, on 15 November.
The gun was found during a search of the Leeds Liverpool canal near Sandhills, Merseyside Police said.
A "Pay what you think" concert is being hosted at the Atkinson Arts Centre in Southport where show-goers hand over however much they think the experience was worth at the end of the night.
Councillors in Sefton have approved the closure of St Ambrose Barlow Catholic High School in Netherton.Copyright: Google
Falling pupil numbers are to blame. Thousands had petitioned against the closure.
The father of a girl from Liverpool who choked to death after an ambulance took almost half an hour to reach her has criticised the way the 999 call was handled.Copyright: Daily Post
An inquest ruled Jasmine Lapsley from Anfield, who choked on holiday in North Wales, died accidentally.
Her father Robert Lapsley said call handlers took too long to react, but ambulance bosses said changes will be made to improve response times.
This evening's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:
- A shotgun believed to have been used in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Liverpool has been found by police.
- A crash between a motorcycle and a car which left the rider in hospital with internal injuries may have been a murder attempt, police have said.
- A group of lucky winners have been given a guided tour of restoration work going on at Liverpool's bombed out church.
A man has been jailed after beating a woman "all night" after guests had left his house party.
Reporter, BBC News Online
A crash between a motorcycle and a car which left the rider in hospital with internal injuries may have been a murder attempt, police have said.Copyright: Google
The blue Peugeot bike was hit by a blue Jaguar X-type at the Carr Lane East and Dwerryhouse Lane junction in Norris Green, Liverpool, on Tuesday morning.
Merseyside Police said the driver and passenger of the car briefly stopped, but drove away before officers arrived.
About 40 people have been given a sneak preview of restoration work going on at a Liverpool landmark.Copyright: BBC
St Luke's Church - known as the Bombed Out Church - has been closed since last October.
Swansea City are interested in signing Everton striker Steven Naismith, according to interim manager Alan Curtis.Copyright: Getty Images
The 29-year-old Scotland international has started only four league matches this season, but scored a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute against Chelsea in September.
A woodland and wildlife hotspot transformed by a group of volunteers has been targeted by vandals.
A photographer from St. Helens has created an exhibition marking 25 years since Sutton Manor Colliery closed.Copyright: BBC
Alan Smith is exhibiting images of 10 former colliery workers, called When the Pit Closes, marking the end of an era for the communities surrounding it.
It opens on Saturday at the World of Glass.