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.
- Updates on Tuesday 19 January
- News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday
Presenter, BBC North West Tonight
On North West Tonight this evening:
- Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service defends leaving the scene of a fatal blaze after they couldn't find the flames.
- An exhibition at the World of Glass in St Helens tells the story of miners from Sutton Manor colliery.
It's going to be rather cloudy this evening and tonight, although breaks in the cloud will allow a patchy frost.Copyright: BBC
Most parts should stay dry but a little rain may crop up in places.
After a cold start tomorrow, we should have a dry day with breaks in the cloud allowing some sunny intervals.
A rare eastern black rhinoceros has been born at Chester Zoo and CCTV footage shows the calf landing safely in the enclosure and taking his first steps.Copyright: BBC
He was delivered by his mother Ema Elsa on Saturday in what zoo staff have described as the "perfect" birth.
Holy Trinity Church in Southport is holding a rather unusual service this evening celebrating the life of David Bowie.Copyright: Holy Trinity Church
There'll be live performances from local musicians, readings from Southport College performing arts students and people will be able to light a candle in remembrance of the musician.
Canon Rod Gardner says it's not a tribute night or a requiem but he's inviting people to dress up in a Bowie style if they want.
One lane is closed and traffic is slow on the M53 southbound between junction 2, Moreton Spur and Junction 3, A552 (Woodchurch) because of a car fire.
You can check BBC Travel for more information.
There is "absolutely no chance" for Daniel Sturridge to play in Wednesday's FA Cup replay with Exeter according to manager Jurgen Klopp.Copyright: Getty Images
"He has not had any team training since Newcastle and that is not a situation where we can think about him," Klopp said.
However, long-term injury victim Jon Flanagan will be on the bench for the Reds tomorrow.
A man has died after being hit by a bus in Liverpool city centre today, Merseyside Police have said.
Paramedics treated a man believed to be in his 20s in Islington at about 11.30 GMT. He later died in hospital.
The driver of the bus stopped at the scene and is helping police with enquiries.
Merseyside Police has apologised to a business owner from the Wirral whose store was targeted by burglars on successive weekends in the run up to Christmas.
A community support officer on a push bike was sent to Hoylake Road in Moreton on the second occasion despite the intruder being armed.
Police say the incident may have been graded incorrectly and have admitted their response was not proportionate and not up to the standard expected.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp began a news conference today by saying he was happy to hand goalkeeper Simon Mignolet a new five-year contract.Copyright: Getty Images
"I have heard nothing negative about Simon and there have been a lot of games since I have been here," Klopp said. "He has to develop, but he gives his all to the team and it is a good feeling when he is in the starting line-up."
As for the game tomorrow, Klopp confirmed Liverpool will field a similar side to the first game but said that shouldn't be interpreted as disrespecting the FA Cup.
Reporter, BBC News Online
A plan to "speed up" work to repair crumbling stonework of St Luke's bombed out church in Liverpool is to be considered by Liverpool's Cabinet on Friday.Copyright: BBC
Councillors will be asked to approve £350,000 of work - subject to more funding from Historic England - to add to £150,000 spent already to complete the repairs by November.
Reporter, BBC News Online
Merseyside Police has issued a fresh appeal to catch a man who attacked a supermarket security guard as he tried to flee with a trolley full of goods.
The force said the man, who was with two women, had been challenged by the security guard at Huyton Asda on 25 October.
Tributes have been paid to a four-year-old Esme Weir who was hit by a van in Neston just after noon on Friday.Copyright: Cheshire Police
A statement from her family thanking people in the community and all at St Winefride's Church also said: "Our little princess has gone to heaven and will be deeply missed and will remain always with us in our hearts and thoughts."
Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside
Today's top stories from Merseyside and Cheshire:
- A 26 year old man has been charged with murders of a mother and daughter in Sefton.
- Firefighters were called to the house next door to where a serious chip pan fire was under way but left without spotting any danger, a report found.
- Merseyside Police has apologised for its response to a burglary in Wirral in the run up to Christmas.
An ex-footballer left permanently brain damaged after a 60 ft fall from a motorway flyover, has beaten the Government's controversial Bedroom Tax.
Liverpool Ladies have signed Sweden international striker Emma Lundh from Norwegian champions Lillestrom SK.Copyright: Getty Images
"She is a hard-working striker who will offer us a real goal threat and I am delighted to have signed her," manager Scott Roger told the club's website.
A senior nurse was struck off for turning up tipsy to work at Newton Court Nursing Home, in Middlewich.
There are severe delays and stop start traffic on the A580 New Islington in Liverpool eastbound between the B5173 St Anne Street junction and the Trafalgar Way junction, because of accident investigation work.
BBC NewsCopyright: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The hospital is run by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which was given an overall rating of "good" by the regulator.