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.
- More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday
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.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off Liverpool International Music Festival's Summer Jam this evening.
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.
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Finalised plans for a controversial proposal to create a £150m development of industrial and distribution warehouses on greenbelt land have been submitted to St Helens Council.
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.
Three teams can finish Super League's regular season on top of the table - but will it be Hull FC, Wigan or Warrington?
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".Copyright: PA
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".
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.
- 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
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Liverpool sign 39-year-old Alex Manninger on a short term contract, 15 years after his last game in the English top flight.
A woman has been arrested following a suspected abduction and assault of a man yesterday evening.Copyright: Google
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.
People living and working near the scene of a fire at a garage in Wirral have all been allowed to return.Copyright: John Rogerson
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.
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.Copyright: Merseyside Police
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.
- People living and working near the scene of a fire at a garage in Wirral are allowed to return
- About six tonnes of rubbish is removed from the streets of Bootle as part of six weeks of action to tackle environmental issues
- Two former members of 1960s pop group The Tremeloes are cleared of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Chester almost 50 years ago
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.Copyright: 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."
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.
There should be warm sunny spells this afternoon, but with a possibility of heavy thundery showers.
Residents in south Liverpool and Green Space campaigners are protesting in the city against a proposal to build houses on Allerton Priory Home Farm.
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.
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.