Live updates from Cheshire and Merseyside have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.
- Updates on Friday 26 February
- Merseyside and Cheshire Live returns from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates
It will be dry across north-western England tonight with variable amounts of cloud allowing clear intervals to develop. It will become frosty for most with the coldest temperatures likely across Warrington and the east of the region. Winds light and mainly easterly.Copyright: BBC
After a cold start, a largely dry day will follow with broken cloud giving some sunny spells. However, isolated light showers may develop inland. Light east to north-easterly breezes.
Arts and Entertainment correspondent
The original suit worn by George Harrison on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album is to go on public display for the first time.Copyright: Alamy
The peach outfit will form part of the V&A's You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 exhibition in September.
The BBC has confirmed it will broadcast live coverage of the FA Cup sixth-round tie between Everton and Chelsea.Copyright: BBC
The last-eight tie will be played at Goodison Park on 12 March with kick-off at 17:30.
A man admitted running a £600,000 cannabis farm in Walton after raids on the notorious north Liverpool ‘Deli Mob’ gang.
The A561 Park Road in Toxteth is currently closed in both directions due to a police incident between High Park Street and Harlow Street.
The temporary suspension of visiting at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral due to a Norovirus outbreak has been extended to include the Maternity Unit.Copyright: Google
The hospital says it is a precaution to prevent further spread of the vomiting bug. Only birth partners will be allowed to visit this weekend.
A mum-of-seven went drinking after her children were taken off her before beating a woman unconscious.
Merseyside Police took part in a day of action targeting the carriage of dangerous goods on the roads.Copyright: Merseyside Police
Officers stopped 33 vehicles to spot-check hauliers, HGV and tanker drivers to ensure they had their loads correctly packaged and secured, their vehicles correctly marked and carrying the correct documentation and protective equipment.Copyright: Merseyside Police
Six people have been charged following an investigation into allegations of fraud at Barton Park care home in Southport.Copyright: Google
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says "you can beat them, that's the only thing I need," ahead of the Reds' League Cup final meeting with Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday.Copyright: BBC
Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:
- Liverpool has been chosen as the recipient of the biggest investment into grassroots football after a £17m deal has been agreed
- A woman has been jailed for four years for her role in a £5.2m magazine scam which duped up to 15,000 victims
- Liverpool have been drawn against Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League
Council tax will rise by 3.99% in west Cheshire and Chester after plans were approved last night.Copyright: Google
Previously, the limit was 1.99%, but Chancellor George Osborne increased it to allow councils to levy a "social care precept" of up to 2%, which must be spent on adult care.
The 3.99% increase will help meet a £13.7m shortfall, Cheshire West and Chester Council has previously said.
On this day in 1839, The Grand National was run at Aintree for the first time.Copyright: BBC
The race, which was then known as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, was won by Lottery, ridden by Jem Mason.
There had been three previous runnings of the race at nearby Maghull. It was renamed the Grand National Steeplechase in 1847.
Liverpool's mayor has thanked supermarket giant Asda for making a U-turn on their decision to remove food bank collection points from their stores.
Joe Anderson sent an open letter to the supermarket to explain how he was disappointed with their plan.
He says the company's change of heart will now help thousands of people.
Liverpool has been chosen as the recipient of the biggest investment into grassroots football after a £17m deal has been agreed.
The council will contribute £4.4m while the remaining £12.6m will come from the FA, Premier League and Sport England.
Four "hubs" will be formed on current pitches to reduce a reliance on council subsidies, a council spokesman said.
Football fans have their say on the issue of ticket prices in the Premier League, after Liverpool fans staged a protest that forced the club's owners to change their controversial pricing plan.Copyright: BBC
Six people have been charged following an investigation into allegations of fraud at Barton Park care home in Southport.