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Live updates for Merseyside and west Cheshire have ended for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the region.

Weather: Showers continuing but drying out overnight

BBC Weather

Some showers may continue to break out into the evening before largely dying out overnight.

It'll be noticeably cooler and less humid than last night for most.  

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Hospital staff make Star Wars mask for 10-year-old cancer patient

A 10-year-old Star Wars fan, who is being treated for brain cancer, has had a radiotherapy mask that resembles a Storm Trooper made by hospital staff.

Reece with his mum and dad
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Reece Holt, from Morecambe in Lancashire, is being treated at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Wirral after brain surgery.

The specially moulded mask is used to ensure patients stay still during radiotherapy treatment.

Each mask is made to measure and his parents said Reece was thrilled when he realised his had a Star Wars theme.

Football: Reports Danny Ward agrees Liverpool deal

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Wallasey MP Angela Eagle says she can provide leadership in these "dark times for Labour" that Jeremy Corbyn can't
  • Tributes are paid to BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Stan Ambrose who has died at 86 after fronting Folkscene for 49 years
  • A school letter praising an autistic boy from St Helens has gone viral after his mother put it in social media

Call for 'Seaside Tsar' to save seaside towns

A "Seaside Tsar" should be appointed to help Britain's forgotten seaside towns like Southport recover from decades of decay, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA).

NPAS Warton

The report says that people living in seaside towns are more likely to be poorly educated, unemployed, unemployable, lacking in ambition, claiming benefits and living in multiple occupation housing.   

The BHA has produced a seven-point action plan which calls on the government to take action.

Ofsted's extremism fears at ‘inadequate’ Gateacre School

Liverpool Echo

A Liverpool school is failing its pupils due to “inadequate” teaching, the education watchdog said.

Gateacre School

European Championships: Liverpool's Anyika Onuora tweets medal pic

Liverpool's Anyika Onuora is part of the British 4x400m women's relay team which won the European Championship gold at the weekend.

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Liverpool folk scene pay tribute to Stan Ambrose

Radio Merseyside's longest serving presenter has been described as a "folk hero" by an events organisation following his death.

In a tribute posted on Facebook Liverpool music events organisation Mellowtone said: 

"Wonderful company, a fine conversationalist and a fine musician. RIP Stan. A true folk hero. x x x "

And independent New from Nowhere tweeted to "friend" and "sublime harpist".

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Merseyside Police Chief visits his old school to inspire pupils

Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke is going back to his old school SFX College this morning to talk to pupils about policing.

Andy Cooke
Merseyside Police

Chief Constable Cooke started at St Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton in 1975.

He became a detective in 1989 and since then he has worked his way through the ranks as a detective at every level.

European Championships: Britian wins women's 4x400m title

BBC Sport

Liverpool's Anyika Onuora wins gold as part of the 4x400m relay team at the European Championships in Amsterdam yesterday.

Women's 4x400m relay team

Onuora, Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle and Seren Bundy-Davies won the women's 4x400m title in three minutes 25.05 seconds.

Britain claimed 16 medals - including five golds - just seven shy of their personal best, 23 medals, in 2014.

Tribute to Radio Merseyside presenter Stan Ambrose

BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Stan Ambrose, who has died, was filmed playing in Lark Lane 2012.

What a talented man.

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Tributes to BBC Radio Merseyside Stan Ambrose

Music journalists from Liverpool have been paying tribute to BBC Radio Merseyside's longest serving presenter Stan Ambrose who has died.

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Liverpool's Hope Street closed all week for graduation celebrations

Tour guides in Liverpool are unhappy about plans to close one of the city's major roads during Liverpool John Moores graduation ceremonies.

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Hope Street will be closed between Mount Pleasant and Duke Street every day this week until Friday, from 06:00 to 20:00. 

It is hoped the road closure will create a festival atmosphere as students head to their graduation ceremonies at the Anglican Cathedral.

Wallasey MP Angela Eagle: 'I'm not a Blairite'

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Wallasey MP Angela Eagle launches Labour leadership bid

Ex-shadow cabinet minister and Wallasey MP Angela Eagle has formally launched her leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn, saying she intends to "save" the Labour Party.

Angela Eagle

Ms Eagle said "these are dark times for Labour" and that she can provide leadership which leader Mr Corbyn "can't".

She said Mr Corbyn could not hold the government to account.

Mr Corbyn has refused to step down since losing the support of most of his MPs in a vote of no confidence.

Travel: Rail disruption between Crewe and Chester

BBC Travel

There is a revised service on Arriva Trains Wales between Crewe and Chester due to engineering works.

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Longest serving BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Stan Ambrose dies

Liverpool Biennial festival under way in city

Liverpool's contemporary arts festival is under way in the city.

This year's festival tells stories of Liverpool’s past, present and future with events taking place in galleries, public spaces and unused buildings across the city.

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Mini bus and car crash in Liverpool city centre

A mini bus and a car have crashed in Liverpool city centre.

Police are at the scene on Upper Stanhope Street.

There is damage to a building and a lamp post.

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Passengers rescued as River Mersey ferry runs aground

More than 70 people had to be rescued from a passenger ferry on the River Mersey when it ran aground in Wirral.

Mersey Ferry
Mike Shinks
Ambulance, fire and coastguard crews were at the scene

They were taken from the Royal Iris ferry on Sunday afternoon in Eastham and there are no reports of any injuries. 

The grounding caused a problem with the propeller seal and the ship began to take on water.

Veterans addiction recovery centre opens in Anfield

An addiction recovery centre for military veterans - the first of its kind in the UK - will be officially opened in Liverpool later. 

The unit at Tom Harrison House in Anfield will help former service personnel from across the country who suffer from drug and alcohol dependency.

Runcorn arts centre The Brindley wins top visitor award

Runcorn and Widnes World

Halton Council’s Brindley Theatre has won a top commendation from the world’s largest travel site.

The Brindley

Travel: Traffic light failure in Liverpool

BBC Travel

There is traffic light failure in Scotland Road in Liverpool at the Boundary Street junction.

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Wallasey MP Angela Eagle to launch Labour leadership bid

Former shadow business secretary and Wallasey MP Angela Eagle is to formally launch her leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn, saying she intends to "save" the Labour Party.  

Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Eagle

She told the Daily Mirror she wanted to "make the Labour Party relevant again".

Mr Corbyn has refused to step down since losing the support of most of his MPs in a vote of no confidence.

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Travel: M62 slip road closed due to broken down vehicle

BBC Travel

The M62 exit slip road is partially blocked westbound at junction 7 for Rainhill Stoops because of a broken down vehicle.

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Weather: Heavy showers but brightening up later

BBC Weather

A breezy Monday with heavy or thundery showers at times. A cloudy start though it will be brighter this afternoon. Highs of 17C.

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Jenny Coleman

Reporter, BBC Local Live

Hello from Liverpool, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside and west Cheshire today. 

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