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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    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, videos, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: Clear spells tonight, sunny spells in the morning

    BBC Weather

    A dry night in store with plenty of clear spells and light winds.

    A bright and warm morning with any early cloud soon burning away to give plenty of long sunny spells.

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    Video caption: A mixed afternoon with sunshine and showers

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  3. Orchestra to kick off LIMF Summer Jam in Sefton Park

    The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off Liverpool International Music Festival's Summer Jam this evening.

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    Summer Jam, a free event held in Sefton Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, will also see names such as Sigma (live) Wretch 32 and Maverick Sabre perform.

  4. Two dogs rescued from hot car in Southport

    Two dogs have been rescued after being locked in a car in Southport in the hot weather.

    They were spotted in Union Street on Thursday afternoon. 

    Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are urging pet owners not to leave their dogs in parked vehicles in the warm weather as they overheat very quickly.

  5. Rugby League: Who will finish at Super League summit?

    BBC Sport

    Three teams can finish Super League's regular season on top of the table - but will it be Hull FC, Wigan or Warrington?

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    Video caption: Who will finish at Super League summit?
  6. St Helens MP: Corbyn wanted to call my former SF councillor father 'in attempt to bully me'

    St Helens MP Conor McGinn has accused Jeremy Corbyn of threatening to use his father - a former Sinn Féin councillor - in an attempt to "bully me into submission".

    Conor McGinn

    Labour MP claimed the party's leader proposed phoning his father after an interview in which he said Mr Corbyn needed to "reach out beyond his comfort zone."

    When asked about the claims a spokesman for Mr Corbyn said "it's untrue".

  7. Mother warns of derelict site dangers after son fractures his spine

    The mother of a boy who fractured his spine while trespassing is warning people not play in derelict buildings.

    Kelly McCormick's 15-year-old son fell at least 20 ft from a skylight on to the concrete floor of a derelict building when he was trespassing on the Ravenhead Works site in St Helens with more than 40 other young people two weeks ago.

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  8. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A woman is arrested following a suspected abduction and assault of a man yesterday
    • Fire crews are damping down the site of a blaze at a garage in Price Street in Birkenhead
    • Wallasey Labour MP Angela Eagle accuses Jeremy Corbyn, of "stirring up trouble" after she said was afraid for her staff's safety
  9. Football: Liverpool sign veteran keeper Manninger

    BBC Sport

    Alex Manninger

    Liverpool sign 39-year-old Alex Manninger on a short term contract, 15 years after his last game in the English top flight.

  10. Woman arrested over suspected abduction and assault in Toxteth

    A woman has been arrested following a suspected abduction and assault of a man yesterday evening.

    Cedar Grove in Toxteth

    The man was left with cuts to his arms and head after it is believed he was dragged out of one car and into another by three men in the Croxteth Road area of Toxteth at about 17:45.

    A 54-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, assault and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. She remains in custody for questioning.

  11. Birkenhead roads to stay closed over weekend after fire

    People living and working near the scene of a fire at a garage in Wirral have all been allowed to return.

    Price Street fire

    Plumes of black smoke were seen billowing above the three storey brick building in Price Street in Birkenhead and nearby properties were evacuated while fire crews tackled the blaze. 

    Price Street will remain closed between Duke Street and St Edward's Close over the weekend, while Building Control officers secure the site.

  12. Six tonnes of rubbish removed from Bootle streets

    About six tonnes of rubbish have been removed from the streets of Bootle as part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour and environmental issues.

    Rubbish in Bootle

    Merseyside Police worked with organisations including Sefton Council and local housing agencies in the Hornby Road, Peel Road, Akenside Street and Gray Street areas over six weeks.

    A range of sporting and community activities have also been taking place.

  13. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  14. Paul McCartney named UK's most successful albums artist

    We don't know if there'll be room for it in his trophy cabinet what with the 21 Grammys, but Sir Paul McCartney has been handed what could well be his largest award - in recognition of being the UK's most successful albums artist of all time.

    Paul McCartney

    Sir Paul's shared a video message on his website to thank fans for their continued support after being honoured with the Official Charts Company's award on the day the album chart turns 60 years old. 

    He said: "I remember when Please, Please Me went to number one, that was our first number one record, and it’s a beautiful feeling to suddenly get this, I mean it's amazing." 

  15. Travel: Road closures in Birkenhead due to building fire

    BBC Travel

    Price Street in Birkenhead is closed in both directions between the Old Bidston Road junction and the Duke Street junction because of a building fire.

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  16. Weather: Sunshine and showers in store

    BBC Weather

    There should be warm sunny spells this afternoon, but with a possibility of heavy thundery showers.

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    Video caption: A mixed afternoon with sunshine and showers
  17. Protest against plans to build on Liverpool green spaces

    Residents in south Liverpool and Green Space campaigners are protesting in the city against a proposal to build houses on Allerton Priory Home Farm.

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    A planning application has been submitted to the local authority by developers Redrow to build 160 "high quality" family homes on a 33-acre greenfield site.

  18. Police investigate suspected abduction in Toxteth

    Police have launched an investigation after a man was dragged into a car in Toxteth last night during a suspected abduction. 

    It is believed he was assaulted by a gang of three hooded men on Cedar Grove. 

    The victim was pulled from one car, attacked and then dragged into a second car, say police. 

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