Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 12 August
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday 15 August

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Our live coverage across day

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

    Thanks for joining us and have a fantastic weekend.

  2. Weather: Rain overnight but dry and bright weekend

    BBC Weather

    Some rain will push in overnight but the weekend should bring some bright spells amongst the cloud.

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather forecast for Friday 12 August
  3. Liverpool's Futurist demolition in full swing

    There's not much left of the former Futurist picturehouse in Liverpool, where demolition work began last week as part of a £35m Lime Street regeneration scheme.

    View more on twitter
  4. Liverpool plans for new cruise terminal move forward

    A proposal to move forward with plans for a new cruise terminal in Liverpool are set to be approved.

    A liner in Liverpool

    The council wants to build a new two storey terminal on reclaimed land on the River Mersey and develop a pick-up and drop-off area at Princes Parade

    The new report seeks approval to assess and survey the site and begin the procurement process for a technical team to advise the council.

    It said liners generate an estimated £6.5m a year for the local economy and thatthe number of vessels visiting Liverpool since it became a turnaround facility in 2012 have doubled to 61. 

    The plans will be considered by the cabinet next Friday. 

    The former Princess Jetty in a poor state
  5. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Liverpool moves ahead with plans for a new cruise terminal    
    • One of Liverpool's main city centre roads could be cut from eight lanes to four as part of a £45m transport scheme
    • Residents in a village in Sefton say they want answers from the NHS over the future of their GP surgery, amid uncertainty about the facility's lease 
  6. Liverpool motorist still driving despite clocking up 51 points

    A motorist in Liverpool is still on the road despite clocking up 51 penalty points, figures published from an insurance company show.

    Generic motorway

    There are currently about 8,600 drivers in Britain who have 12 or more points on their licence, but are still legally allowed on the roads, according to Esure.

    Drivers with 12 points usually face a six month ban but magistrates can use their discretion if an offender can prove that losing their licence would cause them "exceptional hardship".

  7. Football: Everton v Tottenham Hotspur preview

    BBC Sport

    Everton signing Ashley Williams won't feature after starting pre-season late.

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman

    Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku are doubts with respective ankle and heel injuries, but Phil Jagielka is fit after overcoming a hamstring problem.

    There will be live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

  8. Sefton GP surgery's future uncertain

    The future of a GP surgery in Sefton is uncertain after the building's lease was allowed to overrun.

    Hightown village surgery

    Residents in Hightown say they want answers from NHS England, which has not yet made a decision on whether to renew the lease on the village surgery. If it closes, patients would be forced to travel to Crosby, Thornton or Formby. 

    Tony Leo, from NHS England, said the lease expired in August 2014 and "negotiations with the landlord are ongoing" to "ensure valuable public money is being used in the best way possible". 

    “Unfortunately a recent rental payment was not made in time due to a technical error and NHS Property Services have apologised for this," he said.

    Services are not affected and "no decision will be made without full patient involvement,” he added.  

  9. Rio 2016: Second place for Katarina Johnson-Thompson in hurdles heat

    BBC Sport

    Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson finishes second in her heat of the 100m hurdles in a time of 13:48secs.

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson

    All the latest from Rio 2016

  10. Rare tarantulas bred in world first at Chester Zoo

    Video content

    Video caption: Montserrat tarantulas bred in world first

    Keepers at Chester Zoo have become the first in the world to successfully breed Montserrat tarantulas in captivity.

  11. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • One of Liverpool's main city centre roads could be cut from eight lanes to four in a £45m transport scheme
    • Residents in a village in Sefton say they want answers from the NHS over the future of their GP's surgery  
    • A grandfather from Runcorn walks 100 miles to raise money for care home that looked after his wife
  12. Travel: Traffic light failure on M53 exit slip road

    BBC Travel

    There is a traffic light failure on the M53 exit slip road at junction 4 for Bebington on the roundabout.

    More form BBC Travel

  13. Weather: Bright spells but clouding over later

    BBC Weather

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather forecast for Friday 12 August

    It's looking like a bright afternoon but clouding over later. Highs of 19C.

    More from BBC Weather

  14. Warrington Hospital acts on order to improve

    Warrington Guardian

    Warrington Hospital says it has completed all recommended actions made by the Care Quality Commission after it was ordered to improve by the healthcare regulator.

    Warrington Hospital
  15. Football: Everton target Kone asks to leave Sunderland

    BBC Sport

    Lamine Kone

    Sunderland defender and Everton target Lamine Kone tells boss David Moyes that he wants to leave the club.

    The 27-year-old Ivorian, who is a target for Everton, joined the Black Cats in January and helped them avoid Premier League relegation last season.

    Kone says his decision comes after the club failed to offer him the improved deal that they said they would.

    "It is therefore with much regret that I can only assume that I do not figure in David Moyes' future plans," he said.

  16. Over 900 drivers caught speeding in Cheshire crackdown

    More than 900 people were caught speeding on Cheshire's roads during a month long police campaign. 

    Rural road

    Police targeted rural locations across the county after concerns were raised by local communities. 

    In the last year, more than 40 people have been killed and over 400 people seriously injured on Cheshire's roads. 

  17. Grandfather walks 100 miles to raise cash for care home

    A 75-year-old man from Runcorn who walked 100 miles to raise money for the care home that looked after his wife will today present them with a cheque for £3,000.

    John Timms

    John Timms decided he wanted to raise money for St Lukes, a specialist dementia home, as a way of thanking them for the way they cared for his late wife, Marian. 

    The money will be used to fund new activities for residents, and build a new sensory garden.