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.
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This evening will be fairly cloudy for most, with some showers and the Met Office yellow warning of rain stays in place until 21:00.Copyright: BBC
Some brief bright interludes tomorrow but generally cloudy with showers, heavy at times.
It was the official reopening of Runcorn Hill Park today - it benefited from a £2m Heritage Lottery grant to get new paths, benches and a facelift for the boating lake.
A family has reached its target to fund pioneering treatment for their five-year-old daughter who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.Copyright: Gofundme
A £100,000 appeal was launched for Erin Cross, from Cheshire, to undergo gene editing therapy in America.
The family, from Chester, has been told she needs the treatment within two months before her health deteriorates.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has apologised for using a "distressing" photo of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough on a poster.Copyright: AFP/Getty Images
The image from the 1989 disaster which claimed the lives of 96 football fans was sent to police staff on Wednesday.
Assistant Chief Constable Robert Potts said he was "deeply sorry" for the use of the "inappropriate" image.
A fire broke out at a Birkenhead property following a lightning strike this afternoon.
This afternoon's top stories:
- Ruling Labour councillors in Warrington have voted against the devolution deal which would see Cheshire getting an elected mayor
- Police are advising motorists to take extra care following reports of flash flooding because of heavy rainfall in south Liverpool
- Artwork is unveiled at Liverpool Lyceum to remember people who died in the Battle of the Somme
Woodchurch Road in Birkenhead is blocked in both directions between the Palmwood Close junction and Woodchurch because a lorry has become stuck under a railway bridge.
A syndicate of bakers from a Tesco store in Chester is celebrating today after scooping the £1m Lotto raffle prize.Copyright: Camelot
Their winning ticket for 7 May lay unchecked for more than a month with the syndicate leader, Cath Batten, only discovering the team of bakers were £1m richer when she went to buy a ticket for the next Lotto draw.
The syndicate of 12, who work at Tesco in Frodsham Street, Chester, will each bank £83,333.33.
Artwork has been unveiled at Liverpool Lyceum to remember people who died in the Battle of the Somme.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
Relatives of people who fought in the battle were there for the unveiling of the artwork named after Wilfred Owen's famous war poem - Dulce et Decorum Est.
Local artists were commissioned to create the piece Dulce et Decorum Est on the Grade II* listed building in Bold Street.
Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:
- Heavy downpour in Liverpool leads to flash flooding in Childwall, Garston and Aigburth
- A new centre to support street drinkers in Liverpool helps over 50 people in its first week in Liverpool
- Three weapons - including a sawn-off shotgun - have been found in a bin store at two properties in Toxteth
A house is sealed off in Birkenhead after reports of concern for the safety of a man who has now died in Arrowe Park Hospital.
Officers were called to the house on Slatey Road just before 10:00 this morning.
An investigation is currently ongoing.
Widnes second-rower Macgraff Leuluai has signed a two-year contract extension with the Super League club.Copyright: Rex Features
St Helens Star
A St Helens man found dead in Southport’s Marine lake was facing charges of making indecent images of children, the St Helens Star reports.
Kayte Cleverley sent in this photo taken in Garston this lunchtime.
If you have a photo you'd like to share, you can tweet us @bbcmerseyside.Copyright: Kayte Cleverley