Updates for Merseyside and west Cheshire have now ended but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, videos, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Monday 18 July
BBC Weather presenter
After a day filled with sunshine, it looks like we're in for a warm, muggy and uncomfortable night across the region with light winds.
Some patchy cloud may develop in places later in the night.
Presenter, BBC North West Tonight
On tonight's programme we'll take a closer look at a report which has revealed pre-school boys in St Helens are least likely to attain key learning skills.Copyright: BBC
And we have a lovely report about a Warrington man who's embarking on a 100-mile charity kayak adventure - with his trusty pet dog, Max, coming along for the ride.
Warrington solidify their Super League top-four place with a second-half blitz of Castleford.Copyright: SWPIX.COM
Liverpool are chasing Newcastle's Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, with the Reds looking to negotiate a £20m deal, the BBC Sport Gossip column reports.Copyright: Getty Images
St Helens Star
Students have returned to St Helens College's town centre campus following an evacuation earlier.
“Moody” vehicles, remote control cars and encrypted phones - this was the lifestyle drugs kingpin Ron Fitzgibbon pursued in a bid to evade cops.
- Tributes are being paid to the mother of Wirral Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman, who has died while cycling
- Warrington South MP David Mowat is promoted to junior health minister
- Pre-school boys in St Helens are least likely to attain key learning skills, according to a report
Emergency repair work to a gas leak is causing congestion in Midghall Street in Liverpool, with one lane closed near the junction with Vauxhall Road.
Police who discovered the body of a man in Orford are not treating his death as suspicious.
It's been a scorching sunny day across the region, but how does today's weather compare to other parts of the world?Copyright: PA
Angling and other activities at Newsham Park lake has been suspended from today after blue-green algae was discovered there, Liverpool City Council has said.Copyright: Mike Pennington / Geograph
Tests by the Environment Agency have confirmed the presence of the algae, which grows in certain weather conditions and can be hazardous to pets and wild animals.
A man and his pet dog are kayaking 100 miles to raise money for the RSPCA.
Chester Zoo has welcomed its first ever Malaysian tapir calf
Trains aren't stopping on Merseyrail Northbound at Liverpool Moorfields due to engineering works.
Merseyside Police are investigating after a cannabis farm worth £177,000 was found inside a flat in Fairfield.Copyright: Merseyside Police
The 44 plants were discovered on Edge Lane early this morning and the electricity was also found to have been illegally bypassed.
Officers are now dismantling the growing equipment.
Warrington South MP David Mowat has been promoted to junior health minister in the latest round of appointments by new prime minister Theresa May.
The wife of a convicted drugs baron who splurged cash on botox, cosmetic dentistry and expensive salon cuts faces extra jail time - after failing to pay back her criminal riches.
Labour leadership challengers, Wallasey MP Angela Eagle and Owen Smith, are to hold a hustings later to pitch for support from their parliamentary colleagues.Copyright: BBC
The two MPs have both launched bids to replace Jeremy Corbyn but Mr Smith feels only one of them should stand against the leader in the final vote.
He has indicated he will withdraw from the contest if the Merseyside MP wins more support.
Officer have been assisting the RSPCA with the Warrington seal following reports youths have been throwing objects at the animal.