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  1. Updates from Friday 26 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Weather: Dry with odd mist or fog patches

    BBC Weather

    It'll be mostly dry overnight, winds will become light allowing perhaps for the odd mist or fog patch in some locations.

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    Video caption: North West weather forecast for Friday 26 August 2016

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  3. Rugby League: Look back at how Warrington Wolves made it to Wembley

    BBC Sport

    Ahead of Warrington Wolves' appearance in the Challenge Cup Final tomorrow, take a look back at the 56-12 mauling of Wakefield Wildcats that earned them their place.

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    Video caption: Challenge Cup highlights: Warrington Wolves 52-12 Wakefield Wildcats
  4. Labour conference in Liverpool set to go ahead

    Labour's party conference in Liverpool looks set to go ahead next month after a row over security was resolved.


    question mark had been hanging over the annual gathering after G4S said it was now too late for it to step in and organise protection arrangements.

    Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol said OCS Group, the "existing provider of security services at ACC Liverpool", will now carry out the task of providing security at the conference.

  5. Travel: Heavier than usual traffic on M56

    BBC Travel

    There is slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on the M56 westbound between Junction 11, Preston Brook and Junction 12, Runcorn.

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  6. Rare Beatles gig posters go on show

    International Beatleweek Festival 2016 is here and this year's seven day music festival dedicated to John, Paul, George and Ringo includes a rare collection of early Beatles gig posters.

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    Video caption: Rare collection of early Beatles gig posters on show at festival

    They're the work of poster artist Tony Booth - his first ever exhibition, more than 50 years after the Mersey Beat era.  

  7. Football: Can doubtful for Reds' trip to Spurs

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is doubtful with an ankle injury for Saturday's game against Tottenham Hotspur, while Divock Origi will be assessed after suffering cramp against Burton.  

    Divock Origi

    Sadio Mane missed the defeat to Burnley last weekend with a shoulder injury but returned in midweek and is available.

    Midfielder Philippe Coutinho is doubtful with a stiff hamstring and may not be risked.

    Tottenham 1-1 Liverpool

    Tottenham players celebrate

    Tottenham fight back to earn a point against Liverpool at White Hart Lane thanks to a second-half strike from Danny Rose.

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  8. Travel: Train delays due to trespassers on railway at Birkdale

    BBC Travel

    Train services have been disrupted on the Southport and Hunts Cross line due to trespassers on the railway at Birkdale.

    Services on that line will now start and terminate at Formby.

    Disruption is expected until 17:45.

  9. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A man whose body was found after a blaze that killed a number of horses in Formby was a "pleasure to be around", his family says in a tribute
    • Mersey Ferries remain suspended following a technical fault this morning
    • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the party's conference in Liverpool next month will "go ahead" despite issues around security for the event
  10. Football: New arrivals could start in Everton v Stoke City clash

    BBC Sport

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman could hand first Premier League starts to new arrivals Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie, but Seamus Coleman remains out with an ankle injury.

    Mark Hughes (left) and Ronald Koeman

    James McCarthy, Darron Gibson and Tom Cleverley are deemed "small doubts" by Koeman but could still feature.

    Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri could return from an ankle injury for Stoke.

    This preview will be followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Everton and Stoke City.

  11. Travel: Technical problem stops Mersey Ferries service

    BBC Travel

    There is no service on Mersey Ferries at Liverpool due to a technical problem. The service remains suspended until further notice.

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  12. Thousands respond to Sefton's consultation on future plans for borough

    Sefton Council says thousands of people have responded to a consultation about what the borough should look like in 2030.

    Lord Street, Southport

    Throughout June and July, over 3,500 people living and working in Sefton gave feedback on a range of topics including tourism, jobs and transport. 

    The council says the views will be used to help shape the future of the borough and guide its long term plans.

  13. Labour party conference will 'go ahead', says leader Jeremy Corbyn

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party's conference in Liverpool next month will "go ahead" despite issues around security for the event

    Jeremy Corbyn

    He told reporters the party were "sorting out the security arrangements".

    Asked if the provider would be Showsec - a firm opposed by the GMB over union recognition - Mr Corbyn said the party would "announce it when the decision's been made".

  14. Man found dead in Formby fire was 'pleasure to be around'

    A man whose body was found after a blaze that killed a number of horses was a "pleasure to be around", his family has said in a tribute.

    Andrew Coogy

    Andrew Coogan, also known as Coogy, was found in stables at Shorrocks Hill Country Club in Lifeboat Road, Formby, yesterday.

    He had been with the horses in a stable which destroyed in the fire.

    A statement from the family said: "Coogy was loved by his family... he helped so many people along the way and was a pleasure to be around."

  15. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party's conference in Liverpool next month will "go ahead" despite issues around security for the event
    • Sefton Council says thousands of people have responded to a consultation about what the borough should look like in 2030
    • Warrington Wolves are gearing up for the Challenge Cup final at Wembley tomorrow
  16. Spirit of Rio in Liverpool as Brazil-themed parade arrives in city

    Liverpool is celebrating the return of Olympians arrive back on British soil with a Brazil-themed parade in the city centre.

    Brazilian parade
    Brazilian parade

    A carnival band and Samba dancers paraded through Liverpool One - but don't worry if you missed it as there is second parade at 16:00.

    It starts in Paradise Street and will pass through to Paradise Place to South John Street where there will be a red, white and blue confetti finale.

  17. Have you seen missing St Helens man Darren Hillman?

    Police are appealing for help finding a missing St Helens man.

    Darren Hillman, 27

    Darren Hillman, 27, who is originally from Wigan, was last seen at around 09:00 today on Peasley Cross Lane and has not been seen or heard from since. 

    Extensive inquiries have been ongoing to locate him.

    He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, with brown hair and of medium build. He also has a scar to the left side of his head. 

    Members of the public are advised not to approach Darren, but to contact police if they see him.

  18. Rugby League: Boost for Wolves as Joe Westerman ruled fit for final

    Warrington have been given a boost with the news that loose forward Joe Westerman is fit for Saturday's Challenge Cup final against his former club Hull FC at Wembley.

    Joe Westerman

    Westerman has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in the Super League victory against Castleford last weekend.