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Summary

  1. Man arrested over death of Cheshire paraglider in Mongolia
  2. 'Tougher prison sentences' call for people who attack police officers
  3. Liverpool Council to consider calls for city-wide boycott of The Sun

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  1. Jay Freeman

    BBC Sport

    Ben Flower walks off for Wigan

    Jay Freeman

    BBC Sport

    Wigan Warriors have Ben Flower sent off but still manage to fight back to beat Super League leaders Warrington Wolves.

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  2. 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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

  3. Weather: A muggy night awaits

    BBC Weather

    Any showers will soon clear to leave a dry, mild and muggy night with light winds and some mist in places. It won't get below 18C.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 14 September

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  4. Battle cry from The Centurion at Vicars Cross: 'Back our community pub'

    Chester Chronicle

    Volunteers who saved a Chester pub from the bulldozer hope the public will get behind their ale house as it reopens as a community venue this Friday.

    The Centurion
  5. Proceeds of crime money to help raise awareness of loan sharks in Liverpool

    The agency that investigates and prosecutes loan sharks is asking people in Liverpool to bid for pots of £5,000 to run community awareness projects about illegal money lending.

    Head of the Illegal Money Lending Team, Tony Quigley, said he wants the proceeds of crime money to be used to "fund something positive and help prevent these criminals from operating in the future" calling loan sharks "a scourge on our communities".

  6. First purpose-built shipping HQ in Liverpool since 1924 completed

    The first purpose-built shipping headquarters to be built in Liverpool since the India Buildings were developed in 1924 has been completed.

    90 Duke Street

    Shipping company Atlantic Container Line is moving into 90 Duke Street in the Rope Walks area to house its 168 staff, after doubling its Liverpool workforce in three years.

    UK managing director, Ian Higby, said the company wants to "invest in the regeneration of Liverpool and create jobs for talented local people", adding that it has five new ships coming into service later this year, which will double ACL’s capacity on the North Atlantic service.

  7. Lime Street to reopen ahead of weekend

    Lime Street in Liverpool is set to reopen ahead of this weekend after the first phase of a £39m redevelopment was completed.

    Some of the buildings between the Crown and Vine pubs have been demolished, including the old Futurist Cinema. 

    They will be replaced with a hotel, shops, restaurants and student accommodation. 

    The road, which has been closed for nearly three weeks, will reopen by midnight on Friday evening.

  8. Call for tougher prison terms for police attackers

    People who attack police officers should face tougher jail terms, the chair of Merseyside Police Federation has said.

    Peter Singleton

    Peter Singleton spoke out after a 30-year-old officer was stabbed in the back while trying to arrest a rape suspect in Huyton Village on Tuesday.

    Speaking generally, he described as "microscopic" some offenders' jail terms, which he said would fail to deter potential criminals.

    Merseyside Police reported 584 assaults against its officers, including 140 in which officers suffered an injury, up to July, Home Office statistics show.

  9. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Two men from Liverpool are among ten arrested by the region's organised crime unit in relation to the supply of Class A drugs
    • Police in Mongolia investigating the murder of a Cheshire paraglider have arrested a 31-year-old man
    • Lime Street in Liverpool is set to reopen ahead of this weekend after the first phase of a £39m redevelopment is completed
  10. Chester church on most endangered buildings list

    St Paul's Church in Chester is among 10 of the most endangered historic buildings, according to a list released by the Victorian Society.

    St Paul's Church

    The annual list names those in urgent need of help and protection.    

    The Grade II* church has a "stunning interior" which retains wall paintings and stained glass windows by leading artists and is "going through a closure process after the congregation merged with another church", the society said.

  11. The defibrillator taxi explained

    A Hackney cab with a difference hit the streets of Liverpool today to raise awareness of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest or heart attacks. 

    Five years ago, 12-year-old Oliver King from Liverpool died at school and now his family are stepping up their campaign to have defibrillators in all schools and public places.  

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  12. Airport's oldest employee celebrates 80 years of Liverpool-Dublin air link

    Marc Gaier

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The oldest person working at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has enjoyed a day to remember. 

    Cliff Johnson, who grew up in Speke, was born 80 years ago - the same year scheduled flights to Dublin began. 

    Today, Aer Lingus took Cliff on a pleasure flight in a restored model of the six-seater biplane which operated the route in 1936.

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  13. Weather: Lovely sunny and warm afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Lots of sunshine and blue skies this afternoon but chance of being a bit breezy in places. Highs of 25C.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 14 September

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  14. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • The Prime Minister and the Labour leader have paid tribute to the bravery of a police officer who was stabbed on Merseyside yesterday
    • Police have raided three properties and arrested four people in Liverpool, as part of their investigation into a shooting which left a four-year-old boy with minor injuries
    • Police have released CCTV footage of a man wearing a red dress who they believe carried out a robbery at an adult shop in Liverpool
  15. Rainhill plaque mark's village status as birthplace of railways

    A special plaque has been unveiled at Rainhill Library to mark the village's status as the birthplace of the railways. 

    Rainhill Library plaque

    It was there in 1829 that George Stephenson`s Rocket won the so-called Rainhill trials leading to the opening of the first public railway in the world between Liverpool and Manchester. 

    Today's ceremony was watched by leading engineers from the UK and the US. 

  16. PM and Labour leader pay tribute to stabbed Merseyside policeman

    The Prime Minister and the Labour leader have paid tribute to the bravery of a police officer who was stabbed on Merseyside yesterday. 

    Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

    The 30-year-old is recovering, after being attacked while trying to arrest a rape suspect in Huyton. 

    Speaking in the commons, Jeremy Corbyn wished the officer a speedy recovery. 

    Theresa May also thanked the police for the risks they take in keeping the public safe.

  17. Further arrests over Speke shooting which injured four-year-old boy

    Police investigating a shooting in Liverpool which left a four-year-old boy with minor injuries have arrested four people. 

    The child suffered shotgun wounds during the incident in Speke last week. 

    Police carried out raids on three properties in the area this morning. 

    Two men aged 28 and 19, are being held along with a 20-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl on suspicion of drugs offences.

    Two men arrested yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder have been released on bail.