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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 9 February
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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

  2. Weather: Cold with heavy showers

    There will be heavy showers this evening but they'll become increasingly isolated overnight with clear spells developing.

    Weather for Liverpool

    It's going to be cold, with snow falling on higher ground in the showers, and breezy on exposed coasts and hills.    

    But it's looking up for Wednesday - it should be clear, dry and sunny for most.

  3. Rugby League: Denis Betts says current Widnes team 'best he's ever had'

    BBC Sport

    Widnes head coach Denis Betts says his current side is the best Vikings team he has ever coached in Super League.  

    Denis Betts

    "We have a different quality of player. Our driving force over the next few years is to keep getting better," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

  4. Warning as Chester high school students receive inappropriate messages via social media

    Chester Chronicle

    Staff at Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School have written to parents to warn them that several students have been sent inappropriate messages and images - some sexual in nature - on a number of social media platforms and to urge them to discuss online safety with their children.

  5. Cunard celebrate centenary of Liverpool building - with a flock of sheep

    The Cunard Line was awarded the Freedom of the City last year and is celebrating by "taking up their right" to drive sheep through the streets.  

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  6. Football: Balotelli to return to Anfield?

    BBC Sport

    Italian website Calciomercato says Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will return to Anfield as AC Milan do not want to sign him permanently when his loan expires at the end of the season.  

    Mario Balotelli
  7. Caller phoned 999 to complain they 'had the runs'

    The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust is urging those with minor conditions not to call 999 after an unexpectedly busy day yesterday saw one Merseyside caller complain they "had the runs".

    Monday saw a surge in 999 calls to the service, with the trust recording a 22% rise in calls and a 24% rise in life-threatening "red" calls, compared to the same day last year.

    One caller from Cheshire said they had "cut their toenail" and their "toe was hurting". The trust said the rise in calls is a challenge and "if your call is not urgent, it would make more sense to seek advice elsewhere before calling". 

  8. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

  9. Travel: Serious accident closes Belvedere Road, Newton-Le-Willows

    BBC Travel

    Belvedere Road in Newton-Le-Willows is closed and there is heavy traffic in both directions between the Silverdale Road junction and the A572 Crow Lane East junction because of a serious accident.

    More from BBC Travel

  10. Football: Liverpool boss to check on the fitness of Origi, Coutinho and Sturridge

    Ian Kennedy

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will check on the fitness of Divock Origi, Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge ahead of tonight's FA Cup 4th round replay at West Ham. 

    Jurgen Klopp

    Klopp will be at Upton Park after his weekend appendicitis operation and says some of the younger players will again be involved.

  11. Wanted man arrested after being spotted inside primary school

    A wanted man was arrested after being spotted acting suspiciously at a primary school.  

    Merseyside Police found Alex Ivan John Maloney at Waterloo Primary School yesterday after a caretaker reported a man acting suspiciously on the premises. No children were in the school at the time.

    He was held on suspicion of burglary and has been recalled to prison.

  12. Daughter's anger after she's denied the right to live in late mum's home

    Liverpool Echo

    Barmaid Derrall Grocott has launched a petition calling on Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT) - both her and her mum’s landlord - to let her transfer to what she calls ‘the family home’ in Huyton.  

  13. Football: 'Stop taking fans for granted', says ex-Liverpool boss Evans

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool must stop taking fans "for granted", says former boss Roy Evans as the ticket row rumbles on.  

    Liverpool fans

    "It's got to stop being all about money and go back to being a sport," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

  14. Cunard celebrate centenary of Liverpool building - with a flock of sheep

    The Cunard Line is kicking off its centenary celebrations in front of its waterfront building - and after being awarded the Freedom of the City last year they've decided to "take up their right" to drive sheep through the streets.

    Sheep drive

    Cunard Director Angus Struthers joined the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Tony Concepcion to mark the historic honour by herding and driving a flock of sheep along Canada Boulevard in front of the Cunard Building.  

    Sheep drive