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Live Reporting

By Jenny Coleman

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

  2. Tonight's weather

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry and warm with patchy cloud and spells of evening sunshine.

    Monday evening's weather map shows patchy cloud and warm temperatures

    Though there'll be clouds drifting across the region tomorrow, it'll be dry with some warm sunny spells at times.  

  3. Beatles legend Macca among 180 artists to sign US copyright petition

    Billboard magazine

    Following criticism of YouTube from artists such as Nikki Sixx and Debbie Harry, 180 musicians and songwriters including Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon and Carole King have signed a petition calling for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), which regulates copyright online.   

    Paul McCartney

    Their signatures appear in an advert running in Washington DC magazines Politico, The Hill and Roll Call this week, along with 19 organisations and companies - including major record labels - who are currently in negotiations with YouTube.   

  4. Firefighters rescue seagull chick

    A seagull chick has been rescued and reunited with its parents by firefighters after it got stuck behind a toilet wall in Liverpool.

    Seagulls in Liverpool

    Crews had to remove wall panels in a first-floor male toilet block in a building on Great Homer Street on Sunday after discovering that a baby bird was stuck.

    They took the chick outside to its parents which were in the area searching for it.

  5. Art festival 'space bus' ready to hit the road

    Three double-decker buses in Liverpool are being transformed into moving works of art for Liverpool Biennial 2016, with a so-called "space bus" to hit the road later this week.

    Biennial bus with space design in pink and green

    The bus, designed by pupils from Childwall Sports & Science Academy with the help of professional artists, features coded messages from outer space for the future of Liverpool "to be interpreted by its citizens".

    A child points to a picture on the bus of him and his classmates who designed the art work

    Liverpool Biennial partnered with Arriva to launch the artwork, which will be on the road from 9 July and throughout the festival of contemporary art.

  6. Bravery award for police officers who rescued suicidal man from River Mersey

    Two Merseyside Police officers who rescued a man attempting suicide in the River Mersey have been nominated for a Police Bravery Award.

    In October 2014 PC Bradford and PC Logan-Sherratt braved icy waters and difficult conditions in the river to rescue a man who was stuck in deep water.

    The constables will be recognised at the Police Bravery Awards on 14 July. 

  7. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    This afternoon's top stories:

  8. 'Eyesore' abandoned house on Fearnhead Lane raises concerns over rats and squatters

    Warrington Guardian

    Fearnhead residents have expressed concerns over an abandoned house that is attracting rats and squatters and has been described as an "eyesore".  

  9. Man found dead in Liverpool car park stairwell

    A man has been found dead in Liverpool city centre in what police have described as an "unexplained" incident.  

    The car park on the corner of Hale Street and Vernon Street

    Emergency services discovered the man in the stairwell of a car park in Hale Street at about 13:00 BST.

    An area surrounding the stairwell was cordoned off as officers from Merseyside Police launched an investigation.

  10. Huyton man in court over £250k cannabis haul on Isle of Man ferry

    A man from Huyton has admitted possessing cannabis with a street value of £250,000 found hidden in his vehicle on a ferry arriving at the Isle of Man.  

    Alex Conner, 50, was stopped by authorities at the ferry terminal in Douglas on Friday.  

    Ferry
  11. Children from Chernobyl visit Everton's Finch farm as part of UK visit

    Children from Chernobyl have been at Everton's training ground Finch Farm in Halewood this morning as part of an annual trip to the UK.

    Finch Farm

    The group of 14 children stay with host families for four weeks every June in a project run by the Maghull and Ormskirk Chernobyl group. 

    During their four week visit to Merseyside the group will visit Ormskirk Hospital, the Liverpool Dental Hospital and Burscough opticians for routine health checks that they don't receive in their home country.  

    The children still live in places in Belarus which are contaminated with the nuclear fallout, the food grown in their area is grown in contaminated soil.

  12. Double tragedy as stabbed student's sister is found dead

    Liverpool Echo

    A young Merseyside woman was found dead just three months after her brother was stabbed to death at university.  

  13. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

    • A chronic schizophrenic from Bootle, who killed his mother and sister, is starting a life sentence
    • A Huyton man has admitted possessing cannabis with a street value of £250,000 found hidden in his vehicle on a ferry arriving at the Isle of Man
    • A group of children from Chernobyl has enjoyed a training session at Everton's Finch Farm
  14. Clatterbridge selected to provide advanced brain tumour treatment

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Trust has been chosen as one of 16 centres across the country to deliver advanced brain tumour treatment.

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

    The cancer centre already provides Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) in partnership with The Walton Centre.  

    Now the number of patients receiving this innovative treatment in Merseyside and Cheshire is set to more than double.

  15. Travel: Accident at Windle Traffic Lights in St Helens

    BBC Travel

    A570 Rainford Road in St Helens is closed in both directions at Windle Traffic Lights because of an accident.

    More from BBC Travel

  16. Wind Farm centre in Wirral to create 75 jobs

    A new maintenance facility is to be built in Wirral to serve offshore wind farms and it will create 75 jobs. 

    Dong Energy has revealed the office and warehouse building at Seacombe will support its two offshore wind farms in the area.

  17. New lease of life for former Merseytravel building

    Liverpool Echo

    An historic Liverpool building is set for a new lease of life - Beetham Court on Tithebarn Street has been described as "starting to decay" and "in need of modernisation".

    Beetham Court on Tithebarn Street
  18. Football: Everton sign 18-year-old goalkeeper Chris Renshaw

    Giulia Bould

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Everton have made their first signing since Ronald Koeman took over as manager. 

    Eighteen-year-old goalkeeper Chris Renshaw has joined them from Oldham Athletic on a three-year deal.