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  1. Weather: Warm and humid afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will be a warm and humid afternoon but the cloud will clear at times for brighter spells. Highs of 23.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Tuesday 6 September

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  2. Travel: Crash in St Helens

    BBC Travel

    Kirkland Street in St Helens is closed in both directions at the Boundary Road junction because of a crash.

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  3. Views sought on plans for 20mph roads in Halewood

    Plans for a 20mph speed limit on some roads in Halewood have been proposed to improve road safety.

    Knowsley Council wants to know what you think.

    Church Road, Halewood
  4. Liverpool-based Shop Direct pre-tax profits up 44%

    Littlewoods promotion event

    Pre-tax profits at the Liverpool-based retailer Shop Direct have soared by 44%.

    It is the first full year that the company - which owns the Very and Littlewoods brands - has operated exclusively online and said more people are shopping via their mobile phones.

    Chief Executive Alex Baldock said it shows the "vast majority of customers aren't missing the traditional catalogues".

  5. Teenager fighting for life after air gun 'freak accident'

    Liverpool Echo

    A teenager is fighting for his life after what is thought to have been a freak accident with an air gun.

  6. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A man is charged with murder over the death of a doorman who was stabbed outside a bar in St Helens
    • 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
  7. Royal Liverpool Hospital warns of high bed demand

    Royal Liverpool Hospital is warning there is a high demand for its services resulting in a shortage of beds.

    Royal Liverpool Hospital

    Relatives are being asked to arrive swiftly to pick up anyone who has been discharged so it can clear wards quickly.

    It urged people to use walk-in centres for non-urgent cases.

    In a statement, the trust said "patient safety remains their first priority".

  8. Hillsborough investigation boss Jon Stoddart resigns

    Jon Stoddart

    The head of the police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster has resigned due to health issues, the Home Office has said.

    Jon Stoddart was appointed in 2012 to lead Operation Resolve, which is examining the deaths of 96 people at an FA Cup game in Sheffield in 1989.

    It is due to end later this year after an inquest jury concluded in April that the fans were unlawfully killed.

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the investigation "remains on schedule".  

  9. Sefton care home rated inadequate by watchdog

    A care home in Sefton has been rated inadequate across all areas and placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    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.

    People living at the home said they didn't feel safe and the watchdog found they were not protected from abuse - there had been serious assaults by other residents and incidents had been "downplayed".

    The CQC also found many mistakes dealing with medicine had not been reported and some new staff, who had no previous experience of care work, had begun supporting vulnerable people without receiving any training.

    The care home has been contacted for a comment.

  10. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A man is charged with murder over the death of a doorman who was stabbed outside a bar in St Helens.  
    • The head of the police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster has resigned due to health issues, the Home Office says
    • New research sheds light on the architects of Liverpool's oldest city centre building
  11. City honours Mother Teresa

    The canonisation of Mother Teresa by Pope Francis in Rome was marked in Liverpool yesterday.

    Mother Teresa Mass

    The Archbishop of Liverpool Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon, celebrated a special Mass in St Patrick's RC Church, Toxteth, where an exhibition is taking place about her life.

    Liverpool was the second UK city where Mother Teresa established a convent and it was one of the final cities she visited on her last trip in 1996, the year before her death.

    Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa Mass
  12. Plans for new M56 junction to ease congestion

    You can find out about plans for a new junction on the M56 in Cheshire today. 

    The 11a is being designed to ease traffic congestion, relieve pressure on junction 12 and improve connections to the Mersey Gateway. 

    An information event will be held from 10:00 - 20:00 at Runcorn Linnets Football Club in Murdishaw Avenue.

  13. Man charged over pub doorman death

    A man has been charged with murder over the death of a doorman who was stabbed outside a bar in St Helens.

    Daniel Fox

    Daniel Fox, 29, from St Helens, was found with a knife wound in Westfield Street and North John Street at about 03:20 BST on Friday.

    A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of a single stab wound to his body.

    Leighton William Holt, 20, of Custley Hey, Stockbridge Village, is due before Liverpool Magistrates' Court later.

  14. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A man is charged with murder over the death of a doorman who was stabbed outside a bar in St Helens.  
    • The head of the police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster has resigned due to health issues, the Home Office says
    • New research sheds light on the architects of Liverpool's oldest city centre building
  15. Weather: Cloudy, muggy morning with some sunshine

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy and muggy start but will brighten up later and there'll be some sunshine. Staying humid with highs of 24C.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Tuesday 6 September 2016

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  16. Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

    Jenny Coleman

    Reporter, BBC Local Live

    Hello from Liverpool, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside and west Cheshire today. 

    If you've got a story you'd like me to hear about or a photograph you'd like to share, you can contact me on email, Facebook or Twitter.