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  1. Updates on Monday 1 February
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Windy with showers

    BBC Weather

    Staying very windy this evening and overnight with gales near coasts and further showers pushing in from the north west, these turning wintry at times over the hills.

    Weather forecast
  3. Ringo Starr's childhood home to be sold

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    The childhood home of Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr is to be sold at auction with a guide price of £55,000.

    The house and Ringo Starr

    Dane Plus Housing said they had decided to sell 10 Admiral Grove in Toxteth, Liverpool, following the death of "well-respected" tenant Margaret Gorse.

    A spokeswoman said restrictions on the sale would mean it could not be turned into a tourist attraction or museum.

  4. Everton's McGeady joins Owls on loan

    BBC Sport

    Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have signed Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady on loan from Everton until the end of the season.

    Aiden McGeady

    The 29-year-old has made 43 appearances for the Toffees since joining from Spartak Moscow in January 2014, but has featured in only one game this season.

    McGeady began his career at Celtic, before joining Spartak in 2010.

  5. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    • A child from Kirkby with suspected meningitis is receiving treatment
    • A former detective, who worked for the Metropolitan Police for 27 years, joins the team investigating the disappearance of Chester woman Rebecca Coriam
    • Warrington North MP Helen Jones is leading a debate in parliament over the issue of women who have had the start date for their state pensions pushed back
  6. Strong winds cause hazardous driving conditions

    BBC Travel

    Strong winds are causing hazardous driving conditions on the M56, M58 and M6. Matrix signs have been set to 50 mph.

    More from BBC Travel.

  7. Reptile 'older than the dinosaurs' hatches

    A reptile from a species that is believed to predate most species of dinosaur has hatched at Chester Zoo for the first time.


    A zoo keeper has been trying to breed tuatara - which are native to New Zealand - for the last 38 years.

    Isolde McGeorge said the reptiles, which first appeared 225 million years ago, "really are a living fossil and an evolutionary wonder".

  8. Suspected case of meningitis in Kirkby

    A suspected case of meningitis has been reported at a primary school in Kirkby.

    Westvale Community Primary School

    Public Health England North West said a child from Westvale Community Primary School in Melverley Road is being treated.

    The organisation would not reveal details of the youngster but said their "immediate family has been offered antibiotics as a precautionary measure in line with national guidelines".

  9. Police hunt suspect after alleged attack on girl in Kirkby

  10. Kids Company: MPs say 'catalogue of failures' led to collapse

    The collapse of the Kids Company charity was a result of an "extraordinary catalogue of failures", a committee of MPs has said.

    Children in Kids Company shirts

    The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) also criticised the charity's trustees and the Charity Commission.

    Kids Company, which supported deprived and vulnerable inner-city children and young people in London, Liverpool and Bristol, closed in August after questions over management and finances. 

  11. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    • A former detective, who worked for the Metropolitan Police for 27 years, has joined the team investigating the disappearance of Chester woman Rebecca Coriam.
    • A three-year plan has been drawn up to tackle child poverty in Merseyside.
    • People in Wirral who have recovered from mental illness have joined together to help others overcome their problems.
  12. Liverpool reject Watford bid

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    "Watford had a £3m bid for Jerome Sinclair turned down by Liverpool over the weekend. Sinclair, 18, has made two FA Cup appearances for the Reds this season.

    Jerome Sinclair

    "He scored his first senior goal in the third round at Exeter and was introduced as a late substitute in Saturday's goalless draw with West Ham.

    "Sinclair does not intend to sign a new contract when his present deal expires at the end of the season and if nothing can be sorted today, he is likely to join Watford in the summer."

  13. Record attempt scouse stew ready to be served

    A large bowl of scouse is ready to be served up by staff at Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospital who are attempting to break the record of 500 portions.

    Scouse record attempt
  14. Travel: Traffic lights out in Neston

    BBC Travel

    The traffic lights are out on the A540 Chester High Road in Neston at  the B5134 Hinderton Road junction.

    More from BBC Travel.

  15. Liverpool City Region plan targets 'drivers of child poverty'

    Chris Long

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    A plan to help Merseyside children and "address not only the symptoms, but the drivers of poverty" has been launched.

    young child

    The three-year strategy will see the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission examine how local funding can best help children become "school ready".

    It will also address child hunger and health inequalities and support school leavers, a spokeswoman said.