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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 April
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Mainly dry but a few showers are possible

    BBC Weather

    Some patchy rain is possible over the Warrington area first thing, but then turning out dry with broken cloud.

    Weather forecast

    Some early mist patches around Ellesmere Port and the Wirral will clear tomorrow, then it will be mainly dry with a fair amount of sunshine. There's a small risk of a few showers later in the afternoon.

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  3. Everton fan 'Speedo Mick' sets off for Wembley in trunks

    A football fan who became a terrace favourite by wearing only swimming trunks at matches has begun walking to Wembley for Everton's FA Cup semi-final.

    Michael Cullen

    Toffees supporter Michael Cullen, known as Speedo Mick, has become a regular fixture at home and away games.

    The 50-year-old from Liverpool has set off from Goodison Park and will spend 11 days on the road raising money for the Woodlands Hospice.

  4. Emlyn Hughes' widow and daughter back brain tumour campaign

    The widow and daughter of Liverpool football legend Emlyn Hughes have added their names to a campaign to get more funding to tackle brain tumours.

    Emlyn Hughes

    Emlyn Hughes died of a brain tumour in 2004 at the age of 57. 

    The disease kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any cancer, Brain Tumour Research said.

    It said only 1% of spending on cancer research has been allocated to it.

  5. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    • The widow and daughter of Liverpool football legend Emlyn Hughes add their names to a campaign to get more funding to tackle brain tumours
    • A boy from Chester, who was disruptive at school, has turned his life around and is the star of a new film thanks to his local theatre company
    • A plaque to commemorate the birthplace of one of Britain's greatest inventors, Sebastian De Ferranti, is unveiled in Liverpool
  6. Two car smash near Liverpool city centre

    Two cars crashed on edge of Liverpool city centre earlier.

    Crash near at junction of Canning Street and Catherine Street

    Emergency services were called at about 14:15 at the junction of Canning Street and Catherine Street.

    Drivers were warned of delays.

  7. Rugby League: Widnes Vikings players sign new contracts

    BBC Sport

    Widnes Vikings wing Patrick Ah Van and prop Gil Dudson have become the latest players to sign new contracts with the Super League side.

    Patrick Ah Van

    Ah Van, 28, moved to the club in 2012 from Bradford after starting his career at NRL side New Zealand Warriors.

    Wales international Dudson, 25, joined last season from Wigan, having previously played for Celtic Crusaders.

  8. Travel: Crash blocks the Knowsley Expressway

    BBC Travel

    There is slow traffic and the road is blocked following an crash between a lorry and a motorbike on the Knowsley Expressway northbound between Speke Road junction and Tarbock Island.

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  9. Latest headlines in Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:

    • The widow and daughter of Liverpool football legend Emlyn Hughes add their names to a campaign to get more funding to tackle brain tumours
    • Extra police officers are patrolling Cheshire's roads, as part of a month-long campaign to target drivers who break the law
    • Biscuit maker Burton's puts in a new bid to build hundreds of new homes on part of its former Wirral factory site
  10. Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally postponed due to flooding

    Southport Visiter

    The Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally due to be held this weekend has been postponed due to flooding at the new venue.

  11. New home plans for former Wirral biscuit factory

    Biscuit maker Burton's has put in a fresh bid to build hundreds of new homes on part of its former factory site in Wirral.

    Land at Pasture Road in Moreton

    The company has submitted a planning application to build nearly 300 new houses and apartments on the land at Pasture Road in Moreton.

    A similar scheme was rejected by Wirral council two years ago.

  12. Widnes man jailed for seven years for conspiring to supply amphetamines

    Liverpool Echo

    A Widnes man who was part of a gang which distributed multi-million pound amounts of drugs to South Wales has been jailed for seven years.

  13. Your pictures: At least the rain's stopped - it's a cloudy day for a dog walk in Rainhill

    Thanks to Weather Watcher TimRum who has sent in this picture of his dog walk in Rainhill this morning.

    Rainhill dog walk

    Have you got a picture of the weather you'd like to share? Join the BBC Weather Watchers website and upload your weather reports.

  14. Liverpool man urges others to seek medical help over heart attack symptoms

    A man, who suffered a heart attack at the age 37, is urging others not to leave it too late before getting medical help after it was revealed one-in-three sufferers mistake their symptoms for indigestion.

    Keith Wilson, from Liverpool, has since become a Research Patient Ambassador for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

    The British Heart Foundation says half of people who've had a heart attack don't get medical treatment quickly enough, because they don't realise how serious their condition is.

  15. Travel: Trespasser on the line causing rail disruption between Liverpool and Wirral

    BBC Travel

    There are delays and cancellations on Merseyrail between Liverpool Lime Street and Wirral stations due to a trespasser on the line.

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  16. Crackdown to prevent road crashes is launched in Cheshire

    Motorists who use mobile phones, don't wear seatbelts, speed or drink while driving can expect to be stopped during April, police say.

    Cheshire Police has launched a month long campaign to tackle those four main issues which cause death or injury on the roads.

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  17. Woman was grabbed in revenge attack at bar in Chester

    Chester Standard

    A scorned lover dragged another woman down a pub stairway by her hair in a revenge attack for sleeping with her boyfriend, a court heard.