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  1. Updates on Friday 13 May
  2. Merseyside Live returns at 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates

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  1. Our live coverage for the day

    Our live coverage for the day has now ended, but we will return at 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Dry and cold night ahead

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and colder night across the region with variable cloud and clear intervals. As the temperatures tumble, even a local grass frost may develop by dawn.  

    Weather
  3. Coming up on North West Tonight

    Stuart Flinders

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    Coming up on North West Tonight at 18:30:

    • More than 4,000 people sign a petition calling for horses to be taken off land in Merseyside and rehoused
    • The 96 fans who died at Hillsborough will be posthumously granted the freedom of Liverpool - the city's highest civic honour
  4. Broken-down vehicle closes lane on M62

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed due to a broken-down vehicle on the M62 eastbound between Junction 7 at Rainhill Stoops and Junction 8 at Burtonwood Road.

    More from BBC Travel

  5. 'Ill-treated' horses claim sparks probe

    The RSPCA is investigating after six horses were found in a field in an alleged poor condition.

    Horses in Tarbock Green

    The horses' owner, John Davey, said he is co-operating with the charity and denied claims they were being ill-treated on land in Tarbock Green.

  6. Police worried about missing 15-year-old boy from Wirral

    Police say they are becoming "increasingly concerned" about a missing 15-year-old boy from Wirral.

    Martane Butler has been missing since Tuesday when he was seen in the New Ferry area.

    Martane Butler
  7. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

    • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the campaign for justice over the Hillsborough disaster will benefit the whole country since it will result in a "fairer society"
    • A man rescued from the crush at Hillsborough 27 years ago says he 99% sure he has tracked down the man who helped save his life
    • The Royal Liverpool Hospital apologises for any distress caused to a woman who was asked to breastfeed her baby in a private room
  8. Neighbouring nightclubs in Warrington town centre shut down following court hearing

    Warrington Guardian

    Two town centre drinking hotspots have been shut down – just days after police raided one of the nightclubs overs concerns linked to serious crime and drugs.  

    Fifty three degrees north
  9. Hillsborough survivor Joe Smith talks about his 'hero' appeal

    Video content

    Video caption: Hillsborough survivor talks about his appeal to find the man who saved his life.
  10. Travel: Congestion in Runcorn

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic on the A557 Weston Point Expressway southbound in Runcorn between Runcorn Widnes Bridge and the A5126 Weston Link junction, in the roadworks area.

    More from BBC Travel

  11. Football: David Unsworth to take temporary charge of Everton

    David Unsworth says it was the "proudest moment" of his life when he was asked to take temporary charge of Everton for this Sunday`s match against Norwich. 

    David Unsworth

    He and Joe Royle are looking after the blues while the search continues for a replacement for Roberto Martinez.

    He said: "Who wouldn’t want this job? I have massive aspirations to be a manager, this is the only place I want to manage. Whether that happens now or further down the line, who knows."

  12. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

    • The 96 Hillsborough victims are to get the freedom of Liverpool along with Kenny and Marina Dalglish
    • The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate a former South Yorkshire Police press officer's claims she was asked to 'spin' reports of the Hillsborough inquests to favour the force
    • David Unsworth says it was the "proudest moment" of his life when he was asked to take temporary charge of Everton for this Sunday`s match against Norwich
  13. Cocaine binge mum who stabbed sleeping friend also attacked nurse in Mathew Street

    Liverpool Echo

    A mum-of-two who knifed a sleeping friend in the neck during a cocaine binge previously attacked a nurse in Mathew Street.

  14. Cunard Building to celebrate centenary

    Cunard's Queen Elizabeth cruise ship will arrive in Liverpool on Saturday 2 July to celebrate the centenary of the Cunard Building.

    The building on the Pier Head opened on 12 June 1916. 

    The Cunard Building
  15. Football: Jurgen Klopp holds pre-match press conference

    Jurgen Klopp has held a press conference ahead of next week's Europa League final against Sevilla.

    Klopp press conference
  16. Travel: one lane closed on M62

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M62 eastbound between junction 7 A57 Warrington Road / A557 Watkinson Way / A570 St Helens Linkway (Rainhill Stoops) and junction 8 Burtonwood Road.

    More from BBC Travel.