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- Updates on Friday 11 March 2016
Everton are in action on Saturday as they face Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Goodison Park, with a 16:00 kick-off.Copyright: Getty Images
The teams met at Wembley in the 2009 final, when David Moyes' Toffees were beaten 2-1.
Everton full-back Bryan Oviedo is doubtful following a chest infection, while Aaron Lennon's hamstring problem will also be assessed.
More cloud is expected this evening and overnight, although most places will stay dry.Copyright: BBC
More northerly parts will see some light rain or drizzle, while the outlook for the weekend is mostly mild with rainy spells.
Four people were injured last night after a serious police incident on Wilderspool Causeway.
Merseyside firefighters are having a busy day releasing children... First a six-year old who was stuck in a school drainpipe, now one with a stuck hand.
5 live Sport's Juliette Ferrington says there were unsavoury chants heard from the away end at Anfield during Liverpool's 2-0 Europa League win over Manchester United.
United fans were reportedly heard chanting in reference to the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool supporters died in 1989.
A syndicate of IT workers from Knowsley is celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 in Tuesday’s National Lottery EuroMillions draw.Copyright: EuroMillions
The “IT Crowd” won £109,182 after matching five numbers and one Lucky Star and plan to use the money on luxury holidays.
The 10-strong syndicate will each take home £10,918.20.
Latest headlines from Merseyside and Cheshire:
- Manchester United criticise fans who sang chants about the Hillsborough disaster during Thursday's Europa League defeat at Liverpool
- Motorists are experiencing severe delays around Dingle, Liverpool, after a man was struck and injured by a car
- Merseyside Police announces plans to recruit another 200 constables
Motorists have been warned to expect widespread delays after a man was struck by a car near Park Road in Dingle, Liverpool.Copyright: BBC
There is slow-moving traffic in both directions between the junctions with Ellis Place and Harlow Street.
Merseyside Police said the man suffered a leg injury but is not thought to be badly hurt.
The family of a teenager from Runcorn who was struck and killed by a train have paid tribute to him.Copyright: Geograph / Nigel Thompson
Joshua Heston, 19, was killed at Winsford station on Tuesday.
His family said: “Josh was the most loving and caring brother, cousin, son and friend. He is now in paradise.”
Rafael Benitez has been confirmed as Newcastle's new manager, following the sacking of Steve McClaren.Copyright: Getty Images
The former Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Valencia boss takes over with the Magpies in relegation trouble.
There is slow traffic following a road closure on the A561 Park Road both ways between Ellis Place/Wellington Road and Harlow Street/North Hill Street due to an accident affecting traffic between Liverpool and Dingle.
Merseyside Police has released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in relation to an attempted theft at a shop in Liverpool on 22 February.Copyright: Merseyside Police
Security guards at B&M Bargains on the Stonedale Retail Park on the East Lancashire Road witnessed a woman entering the store accompanied by three young children.
Police said she was seen to conceal a number of items within the pram, and when challenged by the security guard she ran away with the children, leaving the pram and the items behind.
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Uefa says disciplinary action could be taken against Manchester United if officials put the offensive Hillsborough chants heard at Anfield last night in their match report.
The visiting supporters could be heard singing about the 1989 disaster in the first half of the Europa League tie and again at the full-time whistle.
Officials at Uefa say they will now wait for the referee's report and, if it is included, their disciplinary board will look at what happened.
Latest headlines from Cheshire and Merseyside:
- Merseyside Police has announced it is recruiting another 200 constables
- A blue plaque honouring former Prime Minister Sir Harold Wilson has been unveiled at Wirral Grammar School, where he was a student
- UEFA says disciplinary action could be taken against Manchester United if officials put offensive Hillsborough chants heard at Anfield last night in their match report
Cloud amounts will tend to increase through the evening and overnight, but most places will stay dry.
Tomorrow it will stay cloudy in the north of the region, with some patchy rain or drizzle. Cloud breaking at times over the Wirral and the south will give some sunny spells.
Merseyside Police has launched a campaign to recruit more than 200 new constables.Copyright: BBC
The force has cut £77m from its budget since 2010, shedding 1,600 staff, following government cuts.
But following "some detailed financial planning" Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said the budget has been balanced allowing new recruitment to take place.