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Summary

  1. The UK votes to leave the European Union and Cameron is to step down
  2. St Helens MP Marie Rimmer 'furious' at Remain campaign
  3. North West MEP Paul Nuttall says "let's put the great back into Great Britain"
  4. Wallasey MP Angela Eagle says Brexit is a "protest" from pressured communities
  5. Frank Field talks about the working class 'revolt' against globalisation

Live Reporting

By Jenny Coleman

All times stated are UK

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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. Tonight's weather: Cooler and turning dry

    BBC Weather

    Daytime showers will gradually ease away to leave a mostly dry night to come with some clear spells - and feeling fresher than recent days.  

    Friday's weather shows rain

    Chance of a few showers in the early hours of tomorrow but sunny spells to come in the afternoon.

  3. Man arrested after assault at St Helens service station

    Merseyside detectives have arrested a man after an assault at a service station in St Helens. 

    It happened on Thursday morning in Sutton when it is claimed the victim was punched before the attacker left on a motorbike. 

    The victim is in hospital receiving treatment on an injury to his ear.   

  4. EU Referendum: Berger 'bitterly disappointed'

    Labour MP for Wavertree Luciana Berger says she is "bitterly disappointed that our success here in Liverpool was not reflected across the country."  

    While Liverpool voted 58.2% to stay, only 48.1% did so overall.

    Labour MP for Wavertree, Luciana Berger

    She said in a statement that these are going to be "difficult times" for our region and the short term priority must be "to stabilise the local economy and protect jobs."

  5. Man escapes fire at house in Edge Hill

    A 61-year-old man escaped a fire at his house on Needham Road in Liverpool just before 17.10 BST yesterday.

    Fire damage

    Fire crews found the ground floor of the property well alight. The man had already exited the house but had suffered smoke inhalation, as had a woman from a neighbouring property.

    The fire was found to be caused by accidental ignition due to an electrical fault and the man was alerted by noise and smoke from the fire as no smoke detectors were fitted at the property.

  6. Travel: Sailings between Liverpool and Belfast disrupted

    The Stena Line Mersey ferry between Belfast and Liverpool is experiencing technical difficulties causing cancellations of many sailings this evening and over the weekend.

    Saturday's 10:30 BST sailing from Liverpool to Belfast is cancelled as is the 22:30 back from Belfast.

    There is an extended passage time on Sunday's services while Tuesday's are cancelled.

  7. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories:

    • Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton vote to remain in the European Union but every other district in the area votes to leave
    • Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and the only Merseyside MP to vote Leave, said it was a "clear revolt"
    • Luciana Berger, MP for Wavertree, says she is "bitterly disappointed that our success here in Liverpool was not reflected across the country"
  8. Steve Rotheram urges unity after Brexit

    Labour MP for Walton, Steve Rotheram, has urged Labour to come together after the vote to leave the EU, saying "there is more that unites us than divides us".

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  9. New brain tumour treatment for Clatterbridge

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Wirral has been chosen to deliver a new treatment for brain tumours. 

    It is one of 16 units to begin the specialist form of radiotherapy. It means fewer people will have to undergo invasive care such as surgery.

    Clatterbridge
  10. Police warning after Prescot car burglary

    Police are appealing to people to keep car keys out of sight after a burglary in Prescot overnight.

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    The offender forced entry to a house on Victoria Terrace through a window between 23.30 yesterday and 5:15 today and took a safe containing jewellery, two purses and keys to a red Volkswagen Up! car.

    CCTV footage shows the car being driven on Childwall Valley Road at around 6.20.  

  11. Travel: Accident closes Park Road South

    BBC Travel

    Park Road South in Prenton is closed in both directions between the Slatey Road junction and the Palm Grove junction because of a serious accident. It's also affecting Park Road West, Edgerton Road and Park Road West and Palm Grove.  

    See more on BBC Travel

  12. How will fuel prices and driving in Europe be affected by Brexit?

    St Helens Reporter

    Following the momentous decision taken today by United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union, a British motoring association has warned fuel prices, driving in Europe and motor insurance could all be affected.

  13. EU referendum: Merseyside split over Brexit vote

    Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton voted to remain in the European Union - but every other district in the area voted to leave.  

    Table showing results in each district

    Liverpool voted 58.2% to stay, followed by Sefton at 51.9% and Wirral at 51.7%. St Helens and Halton topped the leave votes at 58% and 57.4% followed by Warrington, Knowsley and Cheshire West and Chester at 54.3%, 51.6%, 50.7%.  

    Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and the only Merseyside MP to vote leave, said it was a "clear revolt against globalisation and its undermining of working-class living standards."

  14. Joe Anderson and Richard Kemp 'suspend hostilities' after Brexit result

    Liverpool's Liberal Democratics Cllr Richard Kemp says he has agreed to "suspend hostilities" with Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson today and work together to deal with what he describes as "the horrific consequences for the Liverpool City Region of Brexit".

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  15. Wirral South MP Alison McGovern wants focus on 'how we can get through this'

    Labour MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern, who campaigned strongly for Britain to remain in Europe, said people now have to move forward. 

    Alison McGovern

    "Wirral voted to remain, my constituents want a job to go to, a roof over their heads and for their children to grow up with a decent chance in life," she said.

    "We've got to concentrate on how we can get through this and make sure we keep their need for these things at the forefront."  

  16. Football: Liverpool make Southampton striker Sadio Mane £30m transfer target

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool have made Southampton striker Sadio Mane a prime transfer target this summer and are willing to pay £30m.  

    Sadio Mane

    Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants to boost his attacking options and is willing to make Mane one of the biggest signings in the club's history to do it.  

    Liverpool and Southampton will continue to hold talks over the 24-year-old, with the fee a possible sticking point.