Live updates for Merseyside and West Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.
It will remain humid through the evening and through the night with temperatures falling to 11C.
A brisk wind will make it feel gusty along the coastline.
Two pugs stolen during a burglary in Prescot have been found and returned to their owners.Copyright: Merseyside Police
They were taken along with a car from a property in Lawton Road on 30 June. The white Mercedes car is still missing.
A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of fraud offences as part of an investigation into hacking.
A property in Croxteth was searched earlier by officers from the North West's anti-crime unit, Titan, and items were seized for analysis.
The woman is due to be questioned by officers.
A 16-year-old boy arrested as part of the investigation has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Upton schoolgirl Erin Cross finally has a date to receive the lifesaving treatment from America that will give her a fighting chance of beating leukaemia for good.
Severe failings at a mental health unit in Liverpool "more likely than not, significantly contributed" to the death of vulnerable patient, an inquest jury has found.Copyright: Laura Mottram's family
Laura Mottram, 23, was found in a shower room with a ligature around her neck at the Broadoak Unit in Liverpool last February.
The inquest concluded Ms Mottram died due compression of her neck, but said her intentions were not clear.
Returning a narrative verdict, the jury said the evidence pointed to a history of severe failings at the unit.
The trust has apologised to her family who said their suffering has "been made worse knowing that there were failings in the care provided by the hospital".
An artist, who was commended for his entry to the 1991 John Moores Painting Prize, has returned to take the top award in this year’s competition.Copyright: BBC
Michael Simpson's depiction of a leper squint, simply called Squint (19), was picked from a shortlist of 54 paintings, impressing the judges with its technique and subject matter.
The 76-year-old told me the £25,000 prize money would: “Go to a good cause - I make much bigger paintings than this normally and so I spend a lot of money on materials."
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The man who died after a collision with a Range Rover on the M6 at Haydock has been named by police.
- Severe failings at a mental health unit in Liverpool "more likely than not, significantly contributed" to the death of vulnerable patient, an inquest jury finds
- Liverpool's Superlambanana will be refurbished by the city council following complaints
- Families campaigning for the release of six British seafarers jailed in India - including men from Chester and Bootle - describe talks with MPs in Westminster as positive
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Paracetamol, toothpaste and hangover tablets are among a long list of medicines for minor ailments which will no longer be available for free on the NHS in West and East Cheshire.Copyright: Science Photo Library
Clinical commissioning groups in both areas want people to pay for over-the-counter remedies instead.
The change has already been made in Warrington, where it was hoped £1m would be saved.
Michael Simpson won the John Moores Painting Prize 2016 with 'Squint (19)'
A 100-year-old Wirral man is still waiting for BT to reconnect his internet after it was cut off seven weeks ago.
Despite paying for an internet connection for the last seven weeks Bob Aston still can't get online.
BT apologised and said it will try to "get things fixed quickly".
Liverpool's Superlambanana will be repainted by the city council following complaints.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
The 17-foot sculpture in Tithebarn Street was a symbol Capital of Culture Year in 2008 - but now its yellow paint is peeling off.
After complaints to Radio Merseyside the council has agreed to restore it - even though they don't actually own the concrete and fireglass icon.
Actor Jonathan Pryce is well known. He's in Game of Thrones. He's been a Bond villain.
His latest role brings him back to Liverpool, where his acting career began.
He's starring in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which opens on Saturday.
- The University of Liverpool's Vice Chancellor says academics and lecturers across the country are facing racist abuse on a daily basis following the EU referendum
- Liverpool Council agrees to refurbish the city's Superlambanana following complaints
- Liverpool's Premier League game against Burnley is switched from Anfield to Turf Moor
Trains aren't stopping on Merseyrail Northbound at Liverpool Moorfields due to engineering works.
There are reports Liverpool have accepted a £15m bid from Bournemouth for winger Jordon Ibe, 20, and have given him permission to speak to the Cherries.Copyright: Getty Images
As we mark the 20th birthday of the world's most famous sheep – Dolly - in various dark corners of the internet, theories of celebrity cloning are rife.
And one of the oldest clone theories is that Paul McCartney actually died in the 60s and was replaced by a convenient look-a-like came to be known as "Faul McCartney".Copyright: grabberwocky.com
A group of Labour MPs who campaigned to leave the EU - including Birkenhead's Frank Field - have written to each of the remaining Conservative leadership candidates, asking them to act on the wishes of Labour supporters who voted for Brexit.Copyright: BBC
In the letters, they ask what steps each candidate would take on a range of issues- such as workers rights, NHS funding, and immigration policy.
Business owners in Southport say trade in the town is being damaged by new parking charges, which went up last month.