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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

    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. 

    In the meantime, you can get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Clear spells and light winds

    BBC Weather

    A few showers will continue at first, however many places will become dry overnight with clear spells and light winds. Feeling cooler than last night

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Friday 2 September

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  3. Rio 2016 Paralympics: Ex-Liverpool junior Sean Highdale is heading to Rio

    Ben Dirs

    BBC Sport

    Like anyone, no Paralympian is born great whatever privileges and opportunities they are born into.

    Sean Highdale

    But some Paralympians, more than others, have the chance of greatness thrust upon them, catching them entirely unawares.

    Born into a family of Liverpool fanatics, Sean Highdale was picked up by the club at the age of nine and earmarked for big things.   

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    Watch more on Sean Highdale's Paralympic journey on BBC News at 18:00 on Friday 2 September.

  4. Cleaning agent mixture caused Sefton explosion

    An explosion at a house in Sefton was caused by a mixture of cleaning agents, firefighters have said.

    Merseyside firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were called to a property in St John's Road, in Waterloo, yesterday after several liquids were poured into a blocked sink.

    A 42-year-old woman was taken to hospital for checks.

  5. Bad weather forces mini Commonwealth Games cancellation

    The mini Commonwealth Games aimed to continue the "enthusiasm" created by Team GB’s success at the Olympics in Rio, Liverpool City Council said.

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  7. Southport Air Show 2016 flying times revealed

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    Here are the flying times for the much awaited 25th anniversary Southport Air Show.

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  8. Flowers at scene of St Helens stabbing

    Floral tributes have been left at the scene of a stabbing in which a man died.

    Floral tributes for Danny Fox

    The 29-year-old - named locally as Danny Fox - was found with a knife wound to the neck in Westfield Street and North John Street in St Helens at about 03:20 this morning.

    A murder investigation is under way and a post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

  9. Travel: Crash blocks road in Wirral

    BBC Travel

    Hoylake Road in Moreton, Wirral is blocked and there is slow traffic in both directions between the Millhouse Lane junction and the Acton Lane junction because of a crash.

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  11. Forensics at scene of St Helens stab death

    A man who died after being stabbed in the neck in St Helens was chased through the streets of the town centre, police say.

    Scene of St Helens stabbing

    The victim, named locally as Danny Fox, worked as a doorman at Dreem Bar.

    Officers now know there had been a row in Westfield Street in the early hours of this morning before the 29-year-old was chased into North John Street and attacked.

  12. Inquest into death of former Everton footballer Zoe Tynan to open

    The inquest into the death of former Everton ladies footballer Zoe Tynan is expected to open this afternoon.

    Zoe Tynan

    The 18-year-old who played for AFC Fylde having spent six years with the Blues died at West Allerton railway station on Tuesday. 

    Last night there was a minute's applause before Liverpool Ladies game at Reading in memory of the teenager.

  13. Children's Services in Knowsley branded 'inadequate' are improving, Ofsted says

    Children's Services in Knowsley, which were branded "inadequate" by Ofsted two years ago are improving according to a letter published by inspectors who've been monitoring the council's progress. 

    In 2014, Ofsted said widespread failures left children being "harmed or at risk of harm". 

    Now, inspectors say child protection is improving.

  14. St Helens stab death victim was 'good guy and gent'

    A doorman who died in a knife attack in St Helens in the early hours of this morning has been described as a "good guy and gent".

    Danny Fox

    The man, named locally as Danny Fox, worked at Dreem Bar in the town and died after being found stabbed in the neck outside a bar in Westfield Street and North John Street.

    A spokesperson for the bar said: "We have lost one of the most adored door lads in town, all Dreem Bar staff are in utter disbelief.

    "No one in the whole of St Helens could say one bad word about our blue eyes he really was a good guy and a gent"

    Read the full tribute on the Dreem Bar Facebook page.

  15. Super League: Wigan Warriors 6-8 Widnes Vikings

    BBC Sport

    Widnes Vikings produced a superb defensive display to beat Wigan and leave Warriors still waiting to confirm their Super League play-off place.

    Seventh-placed Vikings went into the break 8-0 ahead thanks to two tries from Corey Thompson.

    Wigan v Widnes
  16. Wirral-based children's hospice plans new centre in Liverpool

    Phil Cooper

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Wirral-based Claire House Children's Hospice is planning to open a new centre in Liverpool. 

    The charity has signed an exclusivity agreement over a potential site in West Derby, close to Alder Hey Hospital.

    The agreement is with the Carmelite Order of Nuns, who own the site on Honey's Green Lane. 

    It was signed in May, and gives bosses at Claire House several months to investigate how suitable it could be. 

    In a statement, the charity said it could provide a base for running its hospice to home and counselling services in around a year's time. 

    A spokesperson said the idea is part of an expansion plan - and that there has been no talk of any reduction in services at the centre in Wirral - if the charity does take over the building.

  17. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A man who died in St Helens was chased through the streets of the town centre before he was stabbed in the neck, police say
    • Wirral-based Claire House Children's Hospice is planning to open a new centre in Liverpool
    • Children's Services in Knowsley, which were branded "inadequate"  two years ago, are improving, say Ofsted
  18. Cheshire Fire Service choir release song for charity

    Cheshire Fire Service's choir are releasing their first single today, to raise money for charity.

    They are releasing their cover of Bruce Springsteen's The Rising, which was written in response to the 11 September terrorist attacks in America.

    It's the same song they performed at Carnegie Hall and the Ground Zero memorial in New York earlier this year.

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