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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 13 September
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Live updates from 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.

Weather: Rainy evening in store

BBC Weather

So much for having one of the hottest days in September. It's been a rainy day across the region and showers are expected to continue through this evening.

BBC weather
BBC

Some may turn heavier and thundery, before easing away to the north during the early hours. Feeling warm and muggy.

Coming up on North West Tonight

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

On tonight's programme, we'll bring you a full update on the alarming story of a paraglider from Cheshire who has been "robbed and killed" in Mongolia, according to a friend.

Steve Nash
Cross Country

Steve Nash, 53, was attacked on 31 August while travelling in the Khangai mountains, Malcolm Grace told Cross Country Magazine.

We'll also have a full round-up of other news and sport from across the region.

Join us from 18:30 on BBC One. 

Football: Three involved in National League ties

BBC Sport

Three local sides are involved in National League matches this evening and you can keep up with the action by following the links below. Kick off for all three is at 19:45.

Chester v Guiseley

Southport v Barrow

York City v Tranmere Rovers

Chester highlights dropped chewing gum in attempt to tackle problem

Business leaders in Chester are using fluorescent chalk to highlight the mess caused by people who drop chewing gum on the city's streets.

Highlighted chewing gum on Chester streets
BBC

Clean-up teams are marking pavements where gum has been left in the hope it will encourage people to put it in the bin instead.

Anyone caught littering could be issued with a £75 fine. 

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A Merseyside police officer has been taken to hospital after being stabbed several times in Huyton
  • Liverpool City Councils says it has been forced to pay £1m in waste disposal costs after fly-tippers dumped large amounts of rubbish on six occasions in under four months
  • Two men are arrested over a shooting in south Liverpool which left a four-year-old boy with minor injuries

Cannabis worth £30,000 found at Anfield house

Cannabis worth £30,000 has been found at a house in Anfield.   

Cannabis farm
Merseyside Police

Officers raided the property on Clarendon Road at about 09:00 this morning after a tip off from the local community. 

Merseyside Police are urging other residents with information on drugs in their area to get in touch.

Man who died in Warrington crash named

A man who died in a car crash in Warrington this morning has been named as 34-year-old Paul Yates.

The collision happened on Farrell Street at about 06:00. 

His family have described him as "a well-liked and helpful person who loved his work". 

Chester Dee House developer revealed to public

Chester Chronicle

The developer has been revealed who will convert Dee House overlooking Chester’s amphitheatre into what is understood will be a boutique hotel.  

PC stabbed in back during rape arrest in Huyton

A police constable has been stabbed several times while attempting to arrest a rape suspect on Merseyside.  

Westmorland Road
Google

The 30-year-old was injured when he and three other officers on foot patrol stopped a wanted man on Westmorland Road in Huyton at about 11:20.

The 18-year-old man tried to flee but was caught by one of the other officers. He remains in custody.

Fire crews battle blaze at Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Liverpool's Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse.

Two crews were called to the building on Great Howard Street just before 14:00.

A spokeswoman for the service said the incident involves a quantity of waste timber.

Serial fly-tippers cost Liverpool City Council £1m

Fly-tippers have left Liverpool city Council with a £1m waste disposal bill after six incidents in under four months.

Fly-tipping
Liverpool City Council

The authority said it had been forced to pay the sum after thousands of tonnes of waste were dumped at vacant industrial sites in Merseyside.

The council believes the waste is being moved from other parts of the UK in a "highly sophisticated operation". 

People are being urged to pass on any information following incidents in Everton, Garston, Speke and Aintree.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A Merseyside police pfficer has been taken to hospital after being stabbed several times in Huyton Village
  • Firefighters tackle a blaze at Liverpool's old tobacco warehouse near Stanley Dock
  • Two men are arrested over a shooting in south Liverpool which left a four-year-old boy with minor injuries

Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Speke shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with a double shooting in Speke which left a four-year old boy with shotgun wounds.

The boy suffered superficial injuries along with a 22-year-old woman after shots were fired at a property in Millwood Road on 7 September.

A 25-year-old man was treated in hospital for wounds to his stomach.

A 21-year-old man from Garston and a 26-year-old from Speke arrested will be interviewed by detectives on suspicion of attempted murder.  

Everton donation to cancer boy 'amazing'

Bradley Lowery with dad Carl and Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Getty Images

The mother of a five-year-old Sunderland supporter who is fighting cancer has thanked Everton Football Club for donating £200,000 to help him get treatment.

Bradley Lowery, from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool, was guest of honour at Sunderland's Premier League game against Everton on Monday.

Afterwards, Everton donated £200,000 to help send him to the USA for treatment.

His mother Gemma said it felt "like a lottery win".

Weather: Heavy, thundery showers

BBC Weather

Rain is on the way this afternoon with heavy, thundery showers and intense downpours. Highs of 22C.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 13 September

More from BBC Weather

Huyton PC stabbing shows 'very real dangers' officers face, says Chief Constable

Westmorland Road
Google

Merseyside's Deputy Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: 

"This incident highlights once again the dangers officers face every single day, putting themselves in harm’s way to deal with dangerous situations. 

"The very nature of the job means officers go into challenging situations and acknowledge the risks they face. 

"Any assault on an officer serves as a stark reminder of the very real dangers that officers face to keep us all safe day in, day out.

"After seeing their colleague stabbed, three officers continued to attempt to arrest the man and successfully detained him and I would like to commend their bravery and that of the officer who has been injured."

BreakingPoliceman stabbed in the back in Huyton

A Merseyside Police officer has been stabbed in the back while attempting to make an arrest in Huyton.

At about 11:20 four officers on foot patrol spotted a man on Westmorland Road in Huyton Village who they recognised as being wanted on suspicion of rape. They tried to arrest him.

A 30-year-old constable was stabbed several times by the suspect, who then tried to run away.

The PC is now recovering in hospital where his condition is described as stable and not life-threatening.  

An 18-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of rape and two assaults.

He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning.

BreakingPolice Officer stabbed in Huyton

A Merseyside Police officer has been stabbed while attempting to arrest a rape suspect in Huyton.

The injured officer, who sustained stab wounds to his back, was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is stable and not life-threatening.

Weather: Yellow warning of rain for North West

Roald Dahl's marvellous medicine fascination

A book, written by a Liverpool doctor about Roald Dahl's fascination with medicine, has been published today on what would have been the author's 100th birthday. 

Roald Dahl
BBC Newsround

Tom Solomon, a professor of neurological science at the University of Liverpool, was a junior doctor in 1990 and was responsible for looking after Dahl towards the end of his life. 

He says they often talked about medical science.

Football Pools to be sold for nearly £100m

The Football Pools - based in Liverpool - is being sold for £97.25m by current owners Sportech to a group of gambling industry investors.

Manchester United vs Manchester City
AllSport

Sportech in Walton wants to sell the betting firm, which began 93 years ago and was once the main way to gamble on football, to focus on its US business.

It will be bought by Burlywood Capital, an investment fund run by the founder of online betting site Sportingbet.

The pools are now played by about 300,000 people, although at their height 10 million players took part.

Two arrested over death of Cheshire paraglider in Mongolia

A Cheshire paraglider has been killed in Mongolia - and two men have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. 

Steve Nash
Cross Country magazine

Steve Nash - who was from Helsby - was found at the beginning of the month after he'd attempted to cross a mountain range.

Local media claims the 53-year-old was robbed and killed with his passport and money missing.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Merseyside could lose two MPs by the next general election, under plans to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies 
  • A Cheshire paraglider has been killed in Mongolia - two men have been arrested on suspicion of his murder  
  • 750 tonnes of shredded household rubbish have been dumped in Everton

Two giant city centre skyscrapers set for green light

Liverpool Echo

Two skyscrapers at opposite ends of Liverpool’s famous waterfront are set to win planning approval

James Stanton: Crimewatch appeal over 2006 fatal shooting

Crimewatch Team

The death of a man shot in the head at work 10 years ago featured on BBC One's Crimewatch programme last night.

James Stanton
Merseyside Police

James Stanton, a 58-year-old from Thornton, Merseyside, was shot by two men who burst into Aintree Commercial Vehicles in Thornton on 24 July 2006.

They fled the scene in a stolen blue Toyota Avensis car, registration DM53 MKK, which was later found burnt out.

Police are still offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killers.

Watch the appeal on BBC Crimewatch (from 32mins)

Football: Koeman demands improvement despite 3-0 win

BBC Sport

Sunderland 0-3 Everton: Ronald Koeman satisfied despite poor first-half

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has called for improvements from his team despite watching striker Romelu Lukaku score an 11-minute hat trick to beat Sunderland in the Premier League last night.

 "I know the quality of players, we are very strong and had some good signings, I think Europe is a realistic target," the Dutchman told BBC Sport. "The start is very good but it is only after four matches."

Over 750 tonnes of household rubbish dumped in Everton

More than 750 tonnes of household rubbish have been dumped in Everton - and residents are now asking for help with the flies and smell. 

Fly-tipping in Everton
BBC
Fly-tipping in Everton
BBC
Fly-tipping in Everton
BBC

The waste has been left at the site of a disused warehouse on Wilbraham Street on corner of Scotland Road.

Liverpool City Council officials say it could cost over £150,000 to remove it. 

Syrian refugee families to be resettled in Cheshire

A female refugee holds her children's hands
Reuters

Up to eight Syrian refugee families will be resettled in Cheshire over the next 12 months. 

The government is planning to take in up to 20,000 Syrians fleeing the country's civil war over the next four years. 

Councils across the country have called for more government funding to pay for the costs of resettling refugees.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Merseyside could lose two MPs by the next general election, under plans to reduce the number of parliamentary constituencies 
  • Up to eight Syrian refugee families will be resettled in Cheshire over the next 12 months
  • Business leaders in Chester are using fluorescent chalk to highlight dropped chewing gum on the city's streets

Football: Everton donate £200,000 to mascot's cancer treatment fund

BBC Sport

Bradley led out the teams with Sunderland captain Jermain Defoe
Getty Images

Everton have donated £200,000 to a cancer treatment fund for Sunderland mascot Bradley Lowery.  

The five-year-old has neuroblastoma and his family are trying to raise £700,000 for treatment in the United States.

Bradley led the teams out before Everton's 3-0 Premier League win on Monday and received a minute's applause from fans in the fifth minute.

Another 750 tonnes of rubbish found dumped in Everton

Liverpool Echo

Another massive rubbish dump has been discovered in Everton - just streets from where a similar fly-tipping caused plagues of flies to swarm.  

Travel: Serious accident in Warrington

BBC Travel

Farrell Street in Warrington is closed in both directions at the Holmsfield Road junction because of a serious accident involving a motorbike.

Latest from BBC Travel

Boundary changes could affect Liverpool, Wirral and Cheshire

Detailed proposals for boundary changes to parliamentary constituencies have been announced

Polling station
BBC

The proposals, outlined by the Boundary Commssion, include the loss of one constituency in Liverpool and one in Wirral - as well as significant changes to Weaver Vale in Cheshire. 

The Liverpool Walton seat, currently held by Labour's Steve Rotheram, would be abolished and merged with neighbouring constituencies. 

A new constituency could be created by joining Wirral West and Wirral South.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Boundary change proposals could affect parliamentary constituencies in Liverpool, Wirral and Cheshire
  • Up to eight Syrian refugee families will be resettled in Cheshire over the next 12 months
  • Business leaders in Chester are using fluorescent chalk to highlight dropped chewing gum on the city's streets

Travel: Traffic light failure on The Strand

BBC Travel

There is traffic light failure on A5036 The Strand in both directions in Liverpool at the Brunswick Street junction.

Latest from BBC Travel

Weather: Humid day with risk of showers later

BBC Weather

A humid day ahead with plenty of sunshine - but there is a risk of some heavy or thundery showers this afternoon. Highs of 25C.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 13 September

More from BBC Weather

Good morning: Join us for today's live news 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.