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Summary

  1. Demolition of two 15-storey tower blocks fails, leaving nearby residents unable to return home
  2. Updates on Monday 25 April 2016
  3. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Tuesday

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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 to bring you the latest from the Hillsborough inquests as the conclusions into how 96 football fans were fatally injured in the 1989 disaster are revealed.

    the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster
  2. Police search for Wirral man following assault

    Merseyside Police are trying to trace a man who may have information about an assault. 

    Lee Jason Stewart

    Detectives believe 40-year-old Lee Jason Stewart, whose last known address was Arrowe Park Road, Upton, Wirral, could have vital information following an assault on St Oswalds Avenue, Beechwood, Wirral on Saturday.

  3. Families spend second night in hotel following failure of tower block demolition

    A number of residents in Sefton are preparing to spend a second night away from their homes after the demolition of a nearby 15-storey tower block failed. 

    Flats

    Montgomery House in Seaforth should have been levelled yesterday, along with Churchill House - but it's still standing despite a corner of the building collapsing this afternoon.  

  4. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

  5. Everton fundraiser 'Speedo Mick' smashes 50K milestone

    A football fan who walked to Wembley wearing his swimming trunks has broken his £50,000 fundraising target.

    Michael Cullen

    Everton supporter Michael Cullen, 50, completed the 11-day challenge ahead of his team's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United on Saturday.

    He has now raised more than £53,000 for the Woodlands Hospice in Liverpool, having previously raised £30,000 after swimming the English Channel.

  6. Toxteth Chaplin's pub owner admits £350,000 tax evasion and benefits fraud

    Liverpool Echo

    The owner of a Toxteth pub admitted tax evasion of nearly £350,000 at Liverpool Crown Court.

  7. Maghull nursery faces no further action over child assault allegation

    A nursery that was being investigated by police over alleged assaults on a child in Merseyside faces no further action.

    It's the Little Things Nursery in Maghull

    Officers examined an allegation of "a small number of assaults" at It's The Little Things Children's Day Nursery in Maghull in November 2015.

  8. Police investigate fight between Everton and Manchester United fans

    Merseyside and Greater Manchester Police are to look at mobile phone footage of a fight between Everton and Manchester United fans at a service station. 

    It happened before the FA Cup semi final on Saturday at Cannock Chase services, but when local police arrived supporters had already left. 

    The brawl was captured on and put on social media.

  9. Football: Danny Ings verdict imminent

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool and Burnley will find out what the transfer fee for striker Danny Ings will be at a tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday.

    Danny Ings

    Ings left Burnley at the end of last season after his contract had expired.

    Because the striker was under 24, the club were allowed compensation for his development.

    However, there was no agreement between the two clubs, with Burnley wanting in excess of £10m and Liverpool offering less than £6m.

    More from BBC Sportsday

  10. Mayoral debate: Listen again to Liverpool candidates

    The seven candidates who want to be the next Mayor of Liverpool have taken part in a live debate on BBC Radio Merseyside this lunchtime.  

    Radio Merseyside candidate

    Roger Phillips chaired the hour-long programme, where the candidates answered questions from Radio Merseyside listeners and readers of the Liverpool Echo.  

    The candidates are: 

    • Joe Anderson (Labour) 
    • Richard Kemp (Liberal Democrat)
    • Tom Crone (Green Party) 
    • Tony Caldeira (The Conservative Party) 
    • Alan Hutchinson (Independent) 
    • Roger Banister (TUSC) 
    • Paul Rimmer (English Democrats)

    Listen again to the Liverpool Mayoral debate

  11. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

  12. Travel: Neston Road blocked due to accident

    BBC Travel

    Neston Road in Neston, Cheshire is blocked and there is slow traffic in both directions at the Mill Lane junction because of an accident.

    More from BBC Travel

  13. Chester Cathedral marks one year into Lego scale model build

    Chester Cathedral in Lego is celebrating one year into a project to recreate the building in Lego bricks.

    Chester Cathedral in lego

    A year in - 35,000 bricks have been added - nearly completing the first level of the model. 

    When finished, the scale model will be made up of 350,000 individual bricks and feature both the ancient cathedral and grounds.

    Funds raised by the project directly fund the Chester Cathedral Education Trust, working to secure the employment of a full-time education officer.

  14. Mayoral debate: Potholes top talking point between candidates

    All seven candidates who want to be the next Mayor of Liverpool have been taking part in a live debate on BBC Radio Merseyside this lunchtime - and inevitably the discussion turned to potholes

    Mayoral debate
  15. Families still can't return home after failed Seaforth flats demolition

    Some families in Seaforth still can't return to their homes after the planned demolition of two 15-storey tower blocks nearby failed. 

    Two attempts to bring Churchill House and Montgomery House down were made on Sunday.

    Seaforth tower block

    One Vision Housing said: "We are currently working with our demolition contractor to ensure that the controlled collapse of Montgomery House is carried out safely and as quickly as possible.

    "Affected residents have been provided with hotel accommodation, and our staff will be onsite throughout the day to answer any queries they have."