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  1. Updates from Tuesday 9 August
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday 10 August

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

Weather: A few showers, but most places becoming dry

BBC Weather

A final look at the weather now, and some late sunny intervals are expected during the evening but also a few showers.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 9 July

Overnight isolated showers will continue, although most places will become dry. It is set to become chilly during the night in rural areas.

The morning will be dry and bright with some sunny intervals but the afternoon is expected to be cloudier with isolated showers.

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Man held over attempted burglary at Wayne Rooney's home

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at Wayne Rooney's home in Cheshire.

Wayne Rooney
PA

The suspect, from the Scarborough area, was held over the break-in bid at Rooney's mansion while he played in his testimonal match at Old Trafford last week.  

Man arrested as motorbikes and van seized in Dingle

A 19-year-old man from Dingle has been arrested after three motorbikes and a van were seized from an address in Dingle.

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Merseyside Police

The vehicles were seized following a search at a house in Llanrwst Close, and the teenager was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, disqualified driving, possession of cannabis, and suspected theft of a motor vehicle.

Liverpool to pilot scheme to involve youngsters in culture

Liverpool's been selected as one of the pilot cities for a new scheme that aims to get young people involved in arts and culture. 

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Karen Bradley
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The Cultural Citizens Programme will see young people from disadvantaged backgrounds visit museums, festivals and festivals, as well as being given work placements in culture and tourism industries. 

It was unveiled by the recently-appointed Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, who made her maiden speech in Liverpool earlier. 

She says the city was the perfect location to outline her ambitions.

Charity kayak paddle ....in Boaty McBoatface!

An intrepid mum and daughter are paddling 127 miles (204 km) along the Leeds Liverpool canal in a kayak they've called Boaty McBoatface.

They're raising money for the Jane Tomlinson appeal, which helps children's and cancer charities. 

They left Liverpool's Albert Dock yesterday.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • NHS bosses in St Helens have proposed a temporary ban on non-vital operations in a bid to tackle funding problems
  • Liverpool has been selected as one of the pilot cities for a new scheme that aims to get young people involved in arts and culture

St Helens NHS group considers non-vital op ban

An NHS commissioning group has proposed a temporary ban on non-vital operations in a bid to tackle funding problems.

Surgery generic
BBC

St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group in Merseyside could suspend all non-essential hospital referrals for four months during the winter.

The CCG's lay chair, Geoffrey Appleton, said the group recognises the move "won't be popular" but is facing a funding gap of £12.5m this year.

The British Medical Association called the move "unacceptable".

Football: Swansea captain Ashley Williams set to join Everton

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Swansea City have accepted a bid, believed to be £12m, for captain Ashley Williams from Premier League rivals Everton.

Travel: Debris on the road on M57

BBC Travel

There is debris on the road on the M57 southbound between junction 7, at Switch Island, and junction 6 for Kirkby.

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Liverpool Uni to lead pioneering study into 'diet' drinks

The University of Liverpool is to run the largest ever investigation into artificially sweetened drinks and their effect on weight loss

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A team of researchers will look into whether the drinks are an effective way of tackling obesity, or if they promote the consumption of other sweet foods.

The study will take four years.

Weather: Sunshine and showers on the way

BBC Weather

There should be a bit of sunshine about this afternoon, but there's still a chance of some heavy showers. Highs of 17C.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 9 July

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Runcorn car fire 'started deliberately'

A car fire in Runcorn is believed to have been started deliberately, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service says.

Crews were called to Arkwright Road on Astmoor Industrial Estate just after 01:00.

Arkwright Road car fire
Cheshire Fire

Hospital appointments could be suspended in St Helens due to cuts

Non-urgent hospital appointments could be suspended in St Helens for four months over winter as NHS bosses try to cut costs. 

St Helens Hospital
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The area's Clinical Commissioning Group is also looking at a proposal for a two-year ban on IVF services for patients under 37-years-old. 

Bosses say they're facing a funding gap of £12.5m this year. 

People are being asked to give their views on the cash-saving plans.

Andy Burnham selected as Labour candidate in Manchester mayoral race

Liverpool-born Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham has won the contest to become Labour's candidate in Greater Manchester's metro mayor election.

The MP played a central role in the fight for justice for families of those who died in the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

Andy Burnham
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Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

Liverpool Everyman pays tribute to former artistic director

The Liverpool Everyman has paid tribute to Alan Dossor, the former theatre director who gave actors including Julie Walters, Bill Nighy and Pete Postlethwaite their big breaks at the venue in the 1970s.

Dossor, 74, was artistic director of the theatre from 1970-75.

The venue dimmed the lights of its famous sign, leaving just the letter "a" illuminated following his death.

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Crackdown on rogue ice cream sellers in Liverpool

Illegal ice cream traders face a crackdown in Liverpool over the coming weeks - with the city council asking members of the public to help spot unlicensed vans.

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BBC

Ice cream vans need consent to trade in the city, and must meet a number of requirements including hygiene checks and registration.

Legal vans have a yellow plate on the rear of the vehicle, and people who break the rules can be prosecuted or face losing their licence.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Rogue ice cream sellers take trade away from legitimate businesses."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Liverpool City Council.

Football: Why have Man City paid £47.5m for Stones?

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John Stones
Reuters

England centre-back John Stones becomes the second most expensive defender in history. Is he worth the money Manchester City have paid?

Football: Man City tweet welcome to John Stones

BreakingMan City sign Stones for £47.5m

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Manchester City sign John Stones from Everton for £47.5m, making him the second most expensive defender in history.

John Stones

Man City sign Stones for £47.5m

Manchester City sign John Stones from Everton for £47.5m, making him the second most expensive defender in history.

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Football: Everton's Stones move to Man City imminent

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Johh Stones
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Everton defender John Stones' transfer to Manchester City is imminent, with an announcement expected today.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • The family of a Liverpool teenager who was stabbed to death in Shrewsbury say they're "devastated" at the loss of their "beloved son and brother"
  • Non-urgent hospital appointments could be suspended in St Helens for four months over winter as NHS bosses try to cut costs
  • Wirral MP Frank Field says it's "shocking" that hundreds of thousands of working people and their families don't have enough money for food every week

Liverpool's film office 'key factor' in 50% increase in projects

The work of Liverpool's film office is a key factor in a 50% increase in the number of projects in the city, according to the city's assistant mayor.

Bascule Bridge
BBC

A report to councillors today says there were 257 tv and film projects last year, bringing in £11.5m to the local economy. 

Wendy Simon, assistant mayor and cabinet member for culture tourism and events, said the film office put a "huge amount of work" into attracting producers and making sure everything runs smoothly before, during and after filming.

Cheshire West and Chester Council defends plan to redevelop Dee House

Chester Standard

Cheshire West and Chester Council has defended its plans to redevelop Dee House to “protect our history and heritage”.  

Family of Liverpool teenager stabbed to death in Shewsbury 'devastated'

The family of a teenager from Liverpool who's been stabbed to death in Shrewsbury have been spoken of their devastation.

Sixteen-year-old Michael Warham was found with a stab wound last Monday and died in hospital three days later.

Three people have been arrested and were later released on bail.  

His family described him as a "much loved, remarkable young boy with a big heart and loving nature".

Travel: Congestion in Runcorn

BBC Travel

Daresbury Expressway in Runcorn is busy but moving westbound at the Queensway junction.

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Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • The family of a teenager from Liverpool stabbed to death in Shrewsbury pay tribute to "remarkable young boy"
  • An MP for Wirral says it is shocking that hundreds of thousands of working people and their families don't have enough money for food every week
  • Liverpool's dedicated film office is a key factor in a 50% increase in the number of projects in the city, according to the city's assistant mayor

Weather: Bright day but still a chance of showers

BBC Weather

A chilly and bright start followed by a day of sunny spells and occasional showers. 

Temperatures still on the cool side for the time of year but it will feel pleasant.

North West weather forecast for Tuesday 9 August 2016

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