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  1. Updates on Friday 3 June
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday 6 June

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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 Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.  

  2. Weather: Cloudy evening but more sunshine in store

    Dianne Oxberry

    Weather presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    Cloud will slowly increase from the east this evening, but it will stay dry, with western parts hanging on to the warm sunshine the longest.


    It may be a cloudy night, but most parts should see sunshine developing into Saturday. A few showers could break out in the afternoon.

    More from BBC Weather

  3. Coming up: Freya goes to Hollywood

    Roger Johnson

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    On tonight's programme we'll meet rescue dog Freya, who has landed a role in a Hollywood blockbuster.

    And we'll bring you a full round up from all the fun at BBC Music Day.

    In sport, we'll have the latest on whether Southampton boss Ronald Koeman could take the vacant hotseat at Everton.

    Join us tonight at 18:30 on BBC One.

  4. Police officer handed suspended sentence over crash

    A Merseyside Police officer who admitted dangerous driving for his part in a three vehicle crash has been given an 11 month suspended jail sentence.  

    Merseyside Police

    PC Paul Ford was also ordered to carry out 200 hours in unpaid work, banned from driving for four years and handed a 19:00 to 05:00 curfew for eight months,

    The 49-year-old was off duty when he was involved in a crash on Switch Island, at the end of the M57, on 28 February 2014. Three people were seriously injured, including two left with life-changing injuries.

    He has also been suspended by the force pending further inquiries.

  5. Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire

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

  6. Riba to open national architecture centre in Liverpool

    A "national architecture centre in the North" is to be opened by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

    Liverpool's Riba North will have conference facilities and a gallery "at its heart", a spokeswoman said.

  7. Your pictures: Hazy day in Wirral

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers Sizzler and Neil for uploading these reports from Hoylake and Prenton in Wirral today.

    BBC Weather Watchers Hoylake
    BBC Weather Watchers Prenton

    Have you got a weather report you would like to share? Why not join the BBC Weather Watchers and upload your photos.

  8. Calls for Hillsborough Law to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries

    A lawyer representing some of the Hillsborough families says they hope to draft a commons bill calling for a so-called Hillsborough Law within the next fortnight. 

    St George's Hall in Liverpool

    Relatives of the victims met the Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday, and told her they want new legislation which compels public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.  

  9. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

  10. Michael Bay's Transformers role for 'Loneliest Dog' Freya

    A dog which spent six years in the Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in Merseyside is set to star in a Hollywood blockbuster.


    Rescue dog Freya, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was chosen by director Michael Bay to star in the next movie in the Transformers science fiction franchise after he read about her story.

    He tweeted: "Found this in the news last week in the UK. We gave the Loneliest Dog, a role in Transformers."

  11. Scrambler bike death teen named as Ben Phillips

    A teenager who died in a crash in Belle Vale has been named as 17-year-old Ben Phillips, who was from the area.

    Mr Phillips was riding a scrambler bike which was in collision with a motorbike at about 19:10 on Thursday.

    Merseyside Police said earlier he wasn't wearing a helmet or other protective clothing.

    Belle Vale Road and Lee Vale Road

    The 17-year-old was injured in the crash at the junction of Belle Vale Road and Lee Vale Road, and later died in hospital.

    No arrests have been made.

  12. Bus and car collide on Edge Lane

    BBC Travel

    Traffic was slowed down on Edge Lane earlier after a bus and a car collided at about 12:30. 

    A woman was attended to by members of the public but police said no one was seriously injured. 

    All lanes have no fully reopened.

  13. In pictures: Mersey River Festival 2016 under way

    The International Mersey River Festival is underway in Liverpool.

    The three-day event will see live music, stunt displays and boat shows along the river.

    Mersey River Festival 2016
    Young sailors on boat
    Mersey River Festival 2016

    Events take place along the waterfront with events at the Albert Dock and Pier Head.

    Visit the International Mersey River Festival website for full listings.

  14. Cricket: Lancashire's cricketers are in Roses face Yorkshire in the T20 Blast

    Lancashire's cricketers are in Roses action for the second time this week, as they face Yorkshire in the T20 Blast.

    Ashley Giles' side were beaten when the sides met in the county championship at Headingley, but he's hoping for a better result in the twenty over format. 

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    Video caption: Battle of the Roses in T20 competition
  15. In pictures: Glorious day in Liverpool

    People are out and about enjoying the sunshine this lunchtime in Liverpool city centre.

    Liverpool One
  16. Tickets for Liverpool game with Barca at Wembley sell out

    Tickets for Liverpool's International Champions Cup meeting with Barcelona at Wembley Stadium have sold out in just one hour. 

    The Reds face the Spanish champions on Saturday 6th August as part of their pre-season preparations.

    Wembley stadium
  17. Merseyside Police chief constable appointed Liverpool university professor

    The outgoing chief constable of Merseyside Police has been appointed a professor at Liverpool John Moores University.

    Sir Jon Murphy

    Sir Jon Murphy will begin a new role at the Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, after he retires from the force later this month. 

    The centre provides professional training courses for those interested in a career in the police, and it also houses the latest technology in forensic science.