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  1. Updates on Wednesday 10 February

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Clear night in store, but frosts developing

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It should be a night of mostly clear skies, although frost is expected and there may be showers in southern parts of the region.

    BBC weather

    These could lead to mist or fog patches in places.  

  3. Southport woman beats 25,000-1 odds to have triplet girls

    A Southport mum has overcome odds of 25,000-1 by giving birth to naturally conceived triplet baby girls. 

    Darcie, Macy and Bobbie-Ann

    31-year-old Sarah Johnson gave birth to Darcie, Macy and Bobbie-Ann at Ormskirk Hospital last month. 

    The triplets were conceived without fertility treatment.

  4. Children of 1960s Liverpool - are you in these photos?

    A photographer, who documented life in some of Liverpool's most deprived areas in the 1960s, is asking for help in finding the children and families featured in his pictures.

    Children in 1960s Liveprool

    Watch: Slideshow of children and families in 1960s Liverpool

    Nick Hedges' black and white images form part of an exhibition, marking the 50th anniversary of the housing charity Shelter. Recognise anyone? Email stories@shelter.org.uk.

  5. Roman treasure to go on display in Liverpool

    Two recently-discovered hoards of Roman treasure are to go on public display for the first time at the Museum of Liverpool from Saturday.

    Roman coins

    The artefacts were discovered by Cheshire metal detectorists in Knutsford and Malpas, in 2012 and 2014.

    Experts believe the hoards, which include coins issued more than 2,000 years ago, were probably buried for safe-keeping.

  6. Latest headlines in Merseyside and Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and Cheshire:  

    • David Cameron is promising to look into the issue of the rising cost of tickets for Premier League football matches - it follows a protest at Anfield at the weekend
  7. Police uncover £2m cannabis farm in Anfield

    A cannabis farm capable of producing £2m worth of the drug every year has been uncovered at a property in Liverpool.

    Cannabis plants

    The 531 plants were found in Rockfield Road, Anfield, on Tuesday morning, Merseyside Police said.

    Officers are yet to make any arrests, and an investigation is ongoing.

  8. Chester man jailed for sexual activity with underage girls

    A Chester man, who was convicted of sexual activity with underage teenage girls, has been sent to prison after having his suspended sentence quashed. 

    Stephen Wilkinson, 24, committed offences against three young girls over a number of years - one of whom fell pregnant. 

    He was initially given a suspended sentence, but the court of appeal has overturned that ruling and jailed him for 27 months instead.

  9. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and Cheshire:  

    • Juniors doctors across Merseyside and Cheshire have joined a second 24-hour national strike
    • Chester man jailed for sexual activity with underage teenage girls
    • David Cameron is promising to look into the issue of the rising cost of tickets for Premier League football matches - it follows a protest at Anfield at the weekend
  10. Beth Tweddle: Gymnast takes first assisted steps after neck surgery

    BBC Sport

    Former city of Liverpool gymnast Beth Tweddle has taken her first steps since having neck surgery following her fall on Channel 4's The Jump.

    Beth Tweddle

    The retired Olympic gymnast had fractured vertebrae fused together after she was injured while training for the ski-jump reality TV programme.

  11. Six arrested in police raids in Wirral

    Six people have been arrested after police raids in Wirral as part of an investigation into burglaries and drug dealing. 

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    Officers searched 12 addresses in Birkenhead, and seized drugs and a motor vehicle.

  12. Man in his 80s remains in critical condition after alleged hit and run

    St Helens Star

    A man in his 80s remains in critical condition following an alleged hit and run in Newton-le-Willows on Tuesday.

  13. Football: Ticket price rises 'will mean more tourist fans taking selfies'

    BBC Sport

    Stadiums will be filled with "foreign tourists" waving "half and half scarves and taking selfies" if ticket prices rise further, warned Football Supporters' Federation chairman Malcolm Clarke.

    Liverpool fans

    Thousands of Liverpool fans walked out of Saturday's Premier League game against Sunderland at Anfield in protest at next season's prices, which include a £77 matchday ticket.

  14. Cameron: 'Government will look into football ticket prices'

    David Cameron is promising to look into the issue of the rising cost of tickets for Premier League football matches - days after Liverpool fans staged a mass walk-out protest.

    David Cameron

    The Prime Minister told the House of Commons: "There is a problem here, where some teams and some clubs put up prices very rapidly every year."

    His comments came after thousands of Liverpool fans walked out of Saturday's Premier League game against Sunderland at Anfield in protest at next season's prices, which include a £77 ticket.