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  1. Updates on Monday 11 April
  2. Merseyside and west Cheshire Live returns at 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates

Live Reporting

By Jenny Coleman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Showery rain spreading northwards but winds easing

    BBC Weather

    This evening will be dry, but breezy at first. 

    weather map

    Cloud and showery rain will spread northwards across the region through this evening and overnight, bringing outbreaks of heavy rain at times. 

    The winds will gradually ease though

  3. A55 death crash: Wirral lorry driver's 'fatal' sat-nav error

    A lorry driver made the "fatal error" of fiddling with his sat-nav just before he killed a father in a crash near Abergele, Conwy county, in March 2015.

    Daren Longden and the scene of the crash on the A55

    Nicholas Clough failed to see traffic had slowed down for roadworks and hit the vehicle Daren Longden, of Leeds, was in, Caernarfon Crown Court heard. 

    Clough, 36, of Bromborough, Wirral, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for three-and-a-half years.

  4. Football: Wales midfielder Joe Allen yet to hold Liverpool contract talks

    BBC Sport Wales

    Liverpool have not discussed a new contract with Wales midfielder Joe Allen, BBC Wales Sport understands.

    Joe Allen

    Allen, who joined Liverpool from Swansea City for £15m in August 2012, has 14 months left before his current deal expires. 

    The 26-year-old has previously said he is playing for his long-term Anfield future.

  5. New operator for New Brighton Marine Lake sought

    Wirral Council is looking for a new operator for New Brighton Marine Lake.

    New Brighton Marine Lake

    Bidders must be able to provide daily activities and to put on at least one event per month.

    The closing date is 17 May and organisations can register here.

  6. West Cheshire children's home hospital service closure criticised

    Phil McCann

    Political reporter, Cheshire

    Parents have criticised plans to close a service which allows sick children in west Cheshire to receive medical treatment at home. 

    Countess of Chester Hospital

    The Countess of Chester's 'Children's Hospital at Home' service will be discontinued at the end of April. 

    Managers have been told the decision will be a "devastating loss" and have a "disastrous impact on families". NHS commissioners said savings due from the scheme "have not been realised". 

  7. Latest headlines in west Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in west Cheshire and Merseyside:

  8. Gang jailed for drug runs between Merseyside and South Wales

    Eleven men from across Merseyside and Wales have been jailed for distributing multi-million pound quantities of drugs to South Wales, police have said.

    Officers seized cocaine, amphetamines, cash, cars and a jet ski during drugs raids in Merseyside, Manchester, Cheshire and Wales last July. 

    Investigators were able to prove that the gang distributed 200kg of amphetamines in a series of drug runs between Merseyside and South Wales.     

  9. Ex-Merseyside Police sex misconduct detective jailed

    A former detective who manipulated domestic abuse victims for "his own sexual gratification" has been jailed for four years.

    Michael McMillan

    Ex-Det Con Michael McMillan, 32, contacted women "who looked to him for support" at Merseyside Police's Family Crime Investigation Unit.

    Appearing at Liverpool Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to seven counts of misconduct in public office.

  10. Football: Klopp 'really proud' of 'smart' Liverpool

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he is  of his much-changed team following a 4-1 victory over Stoke City at Anfield.  

    Jurgen Klopp
  11. Latest headlines in west Cheshire and Merseyside

    Today's top stories in west Cheshire and Merseyside:

  12. Housing officer ‘suspended for helping himself to plush 3-bed home’ in Sefton

    Southport Visiter

    Three housing officers have been suspended from work after an allegation that one of them helped himself to a plush three-bedroom home in Sefton - despite thousands of people languishing on property waiting lists.