Live updates for 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.
- Today's headlines so far...
It'll be dry this evening but cloud will thicken overnight with rain returning by morning.
This is Holly, she's poorly and has cancer, but the Dogs Trust in Huyton is hoping someone could offer a little special time and a foster home for short stays.Copyright: Dog's Trust
The charity's Home from Home fostering scheme is being rolled out across the region in the hope of giving dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes the chance to be looked after in a temporary home whilst they wait for their forever family to adopt them.
Jake Collin from West Derby (pictured right) will be one of the match officials for the Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday.Copyright: Getty Images
He's been selected as one of the assistant referees for the big game.
Mark Clattenburg will referee the game after also officiating in this year's FA Cup final and Champions League final.
A man who wore an offensive T-shirt relating to the Hillsborough disaster said it was 'banter' with Liverpool-supporting friends.
Paul Grange, 50, of Worcester, admitted a public order offence and was fined £600 by magistrates.Copyright: BBC
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Everton have opened talks with Utrecht over their striker Sebastien Haller.
The Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic northbound at Runcorn Widnes Bridge because of a broken down lorry.
- A man who wore an offensive T-shirt relating to the Hillsborough disaster says it was 'banter' with Liverpool-supporting friends
- Steve Rotheram vows to represent every part of the Liverpool City Region if he is elected its mayor next year
- Sefton Council is considering plans to close dozens of play parks and has suggested children "make daisy chains" instead
A novel written by a Liverpool John Moores University lecturer has won an award for children's fiction.Copyright: Caroline Flinders
Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Welsh writer Horatio Clare is about a young boy who seeks help from wild animals in the woods to break his father's depression.
Clare was announced as the winner of the 2016 Branford Boase Award on Thursday evening and said winning the prize, which is given annually to a debut novel, "means the world to me".
Wirral's Steve Cummings has won stage seven of the Tour de France after an impressive solo ride on the final climb saw him win by more than a minute.Copyright: AP
Cummings' success means four of the first seven stages of this year's Tour have been won by Britons, with Mark Cavendish victorious in three.
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A teenage boy was found dead in woods in Haydock yesterday.
You may remember Bob, 100 years young and lost without his internet connection for the last seven weeks.
Well after Radio Merseyside and plenty of you got on to BT to get it sorted, they've been out, fixed it, and we hooked up with him online for a quick chat!
A council in Merseyside considering plans to close dozens of play parks has suggested children "make daisy chains" instead.Copyright: Thinkstock
Sefton Council has proposed removing play equipment, fences, paths and bins in up to 140 parks in a new report.
It recommends making Sefton's parks more "natural" in order to save money and suggests children make "dens, daisy chains" and "environmental art". The council needs to make savings of £64m after already cutting £120m since 2010.
Steve Rotheram has vowed to represent every part of the Liverpool City Region if he is elected its mayor next year.Copyright: Steve Rotheram
Launching his manifesto, the Liverpool Walton MP and political aide to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed no borough would be left behind by devolution.
He may have been surrounded by dozens of fans helping him celebrate his 76th birthday but that didn't mean Ringo Starr has softened his position on autograph hunters.Copyright: Getty Images
The former Beatles drummer staged an open concert outside the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles, and urged people around the world to say "peace and love" at midday.
He said: "I don't autograph. All autographs are on stuff that I've (done). One of my paintings or something I'm involved with, and it goes to charity.
"It doesn't just go out there for other people to sell."
Liverpool City Council has agreed to spend £4m on improvements to Everton Football Club's training ground.
The Finch Farm training complex, owned by the council, is rented to the Premier League club.Copyright: BBC
One of Liverpool's major roads is to close all next week to allow university graduates a chance to celebrate.Copyright: BBC
Hope Street will shut from 06:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday between Mount Pleasant and Duke Street.
Graduation ceremonies from John Moores University are taking place at the Anglican Cathedral - and it's hoped the closures will allow a festival atmosphere.
- A man who wore an offensive T-shirt relating to the Hillsborough disaster said it was banter with Liverpool-supporting friends
- Children's play areas could be scrapped from dozens of parks in Sefton, in a bid to save money
- The government has announced that radioactive waste from decommissioned submarines will be stored at a site in Cheshire
Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, Steve Rotheram, says no borough should be left behind when more political powers are devolved to Merseyside as he unveiled his manifesto to take charge of the Liverpool City Region.Copyright: Getty Images
Bidding to win his party's nomination to contest the new Metro Mayor position, Mr Rotheram said he will build new homes across the six boroughs, protect green spaces and parks and be a "lean, low-cost" metro mayor.
He says he would "work collaboratively to take the six districts forward with no borough left behind", adding "it's not about being a Liverpool politician, it's about having that reach outside".
Spotted any odd objects on the streets of Liverpool this week? Chances are they could be part of the Liverpool Biennial arts festival which starts this weekend.
This sculpture by artist Sahej Rahal is behind the Town Hall on Exchange Flags.