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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for 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.  

  2. Weather: Muggy overnight

    It will be a mostly dry and cloudy night for many, with low cloud, mist and patchy fog forming once again. It will feel quite muggy. 

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Tuesday 6 September

    A rather cloudy and misty start to Wednesday, although it will brighten up through the day, with increasing amounts of sunshine. It will feel rather warm and humid.  

  3. Former Everton player enjoys best man speech stunt

    The best man stole the show at the wedding of former Everton, Blackpool and Fleetwood footballer Jamie Milligan.  

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    Video caption: Jamie Milligan's best man video stunt

    Milligan married his partner Mandy at the Villa Hotel in Wrea Green, Lancashire, on 13 August.

    His best man, Danny McKenzie, claimed he had forgotten his speech and set off on an epic quest to retrieve it.

    This is well worth watching...

  4. Unclaimed bikes face the crusher

    Merseyside Police say some of the bikes collected in yesterday's off-road haul have been reunited with their rightful owners. 

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  5. 'Under pressure' hospital trust asks for help to free up beds

    The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Trust is asking patients' relatives to "prioritise" taking family members out of hospital if they are ready to be discharged.

    Broadgreen Hospital and Royal Liverpool Hospital

    The trust said it is under "significant and sustained pressures" following a difficult summer and is asking people to only use A&E if they "really need it" and to "support" the discharge of patients.

    "If your loved one is ready to be discharged, as they no longer require the specialist care our teams provide, we ask that you prioritise supporting their discharge", a trust statement said.

  6. Littlewoods boss says mobile 'is where the action is'

    Emily Young

    Business reporter

    Freed from "the shackles of the catalogue", Littlewoods has benefited from the move to online shopping and in particular on mobile phones.


    The company's owner, Shop Direct, which also owns fashion website, has reported record profits.

    It estimates that its customers - usually female - spend about four hours a day on their phones.

  7. Peter Shilton says England skipper should have quit after Euro 2016

    BBC Sport

    Wayne Rooney should have retired from international football after Euro 2016, says ex-England captain Peter Shilton.  

    Wayne Rooney

    Rooney, 30, made his 116th appearance for England in Sunday's World Cup qualifying victory over Slovakia.

    "I don't think he's a striker anymore," said Shilton, who won 125 caps. "We are trying to fit him in, but he's not a midfield player for me. Never will be."  

  8. Travel: Traffic lights failed in St. Helens

    BBC Travel

    A570 Merseyside - The traffic lights are out on the A570 Kirkland Street in St. Helens at the Boundry Road junction. 

  9. Plans for Chester's new cinema announced

    Chester's new cinema, due to open in 2019, will be operated by Picturehouse Cinemas, it has been announced.


    It will be a part of the Northgate redevelopment, which will include new shops, restaurants, a hotel and market hall. 

    The city centre has been without a cinema for the last nine years, after the Odeon closed in 2007.  

  10. Latest headlines for Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Bosses at a care home in Sefton apologise to residents and families after receiving an "inadequate" rating from inspectors
    • Liverpool are given the all-clear to open their new main stand this weekend
  11. Liverpool's new main stand safety certificate signed off

    Liverpool Football Club has been given the all clear to open its new main stand this weekend.

    Liverpool Football Club

    The council's licensing committee has signed a safety certificate, ahead of the first home game of the season against Leicester. 

    A final inspection will be carried out tomorrow. 

    The new stand will increase the capacity at Anfield to 54,000.

  12. Liverpool HSBC branch closure sparks concern amongst residents

    Liverpool Echo

    A Liverpool branch of HSBC has closed after it was revealed that more 80% of customers now used online banking.

    HSBC, Aigburth Road
    Image caption: HSBC in Aigburth Road
  13. Teenager critical after suspected airgun shooting

    A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot in the head with what is believed to be an airgun 

    Emergency services were called to London Fields in Billinge, near St Helens on Sunday evening.  

    Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

  14. History of Liverpool's Bluecoat revealed for 300th anniversary

    New research has shed light on the architects of one of Liverpool's oldest city centre buildings.

    Liverpool Bluecoat

    Staff at the Bluecoat believe they have identified the builders as master mason Edward Litherland and engineer Thomas Steers.

    The same duo are responsible for Liverpool's famous Old Dock and a number of other buildings around Liverpool.

    The research is part of a series of events and celebrations to mark the building's 300th anniversary next year.

    Liverpool Bluecoat
  15. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot in the head with what is believed to be an airgun 
    • Pre-tax profits at the Liverpool-based retailer Shop Direct soar by 44%
    • Royal Liverpool Hospital warns there is a high demand for services resulting in a shortage of beds
  16. Travel: Overturned vehicle on M56

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there is very slow traffic on the M56 eastbound around Junction 11 for Preston Brook because of an overturned vehicle.

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  17. Merseyside's Mel C debuts new track on Radio 2

    BBC Music

    Former Spice Girl Melanie C has debuted her first new material in five years on Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show.

    Anymore is taken from her new album Version of Me - recorded in Los Angeles, London.

    Mel said: "I really wanted to do something different. I've always wanted to do something quite electronic. It's still pop, I'm a pop artist and I always will be, but it's nice to experiment.

    Listen to the interview and a snippet of the track below...

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    Video caption: Melanie C tells Chris about the origins of her latest album and first material in 5 years
  18. Inadequate Sefton care home introduces measures to 'improve standards'

    A care home in Sefton that has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has apologised to families, adding it has introduced measures to "improve standards".

    Melling Acres

    Melling Acres, which is run by Parkcare Homes (No.2) Limited, provides specialist support and accommodation for up to 16 adults with complex needs associated with a learning disability or autism. 

    The CQC found people living at the home were not protected from abuse and found many mistakes dealing with medicine had not been reported.

    A spokeswoman for Melling Acres home said: “We take this report extremely seriously.

    "We have already introduced a series of measures to improve standards of care and safety, including increasing staffing levels, bringing in a new manager and a Registered Nurse to manage medicines, and ensuring all staff receive additional specialist training."