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Summary

  1. A man is seriously injured in a shooting in Fazakerley
  2. Charity bike ride begins for Viola Beach band member killed in Sweden crash
  3. Tributes are paid to a Manx footballer found dead in Liverpool hotel
  4. Tranmere Rovers sack manager Gary Brabin

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Updates for Merseyside and west Cheshire have now ended, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, videos, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Weather: A dry night to come, but chillier than of late

    BBC Weather

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Monday 19 September

    A dry night is in store but it will be chillier than of late, with minimum temperatures of 10-14C.

    Tuesday will be mainly dry with some lovely sunny spells.

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  3. Farmer using 75,000 sunflowers to raise money for charity

    A farmer from Merseyside is hoping to raise money for a cancer charity... by not doing his job. 

    Olly Harrison plans to leave a field of thousands of sunflowers and not harvest them with the hope people will donate £1 per flower to support a charity that works with cancer patients and their families.

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  4. Football: 'Too risky' for Firmino against Chelsea - Klopp

    Some more detail from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp about striker Roberto Firmino, who missed Friday's win at Chelsea due to a groin strain.

    Roberto Firmino

    "The medical department told me he could have played against Chelsea but I have heard the word risk too often so I decided no," said Klopp at the press conference. 

    "I was very happy that it worked out. They told me if I gave him three days he would be perfect so today is the fourth day." 

    He also said that Mamadou Sakho is "still working toward fitness but it's a big difference to being match fit."  

  5. Lifetime achievement award for 49 years' Cheshire police service

    A 75-year-old tea lady and cleaner received a lifetime achievement award at Cheshire Constabulary's annual awards event.

    Chief Constable Simon Byrne, Betty Chesters, and Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane

    Betty Chesters, from Nantwich, has spent 49 years feeding and looking after hundreds of police officers and staff – and has garnered a reputation for her "Betty’s breakfast" at Nantwich police station.  

  6. Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum

    A Banksy artwork has been removed from a car park in Liverpool so it can be installed in a new street art gallery.

    Banksy artwork

    The work, dubbed the Love Plane, was painted in 2011 and showed a biplane leaving a heart-shaped trail behind it.

    The plane has now been removed from the wall of the outdoor car park on Rumford Street - but the heart has remained.

    The plane will be displayed alongside other Banksy works from Liverpool in an indoor gallery specialising in street art in the city's Baltic Triangle.

  7. Seven children's centres across west Cheshire to reduce service

    Phil McCann

    Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

    Seven children's centres across west Cheshire will offer a reduced service as part of an effort to save more than £1m a year.

    Kingsway and Upton children's centre in Chester

    Cheshire West and Chester Council said the plan means they can avoid closures. 

    Services to be reduced include Parklands in Ellesmere Port, Neston, Chester Victoria, Kingsway in Chester, Chester Rural in Elton and Barnton & Weaverham in Northwich.

  8. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • At least two pieces of Banksy's street art in Liverpool have been removed, including his Love Plane
    • A man is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a serious injury to his neck in a Warrington pub  
    • Tributes are paid to a Manx footballer found dead in Liverpool hotel
  9. River Reeves foundation to help youngsters pursue creative arts career

    Disadvantaged youngsters in Warrington who want to pursue a career in creative and performing arts will be able to get financial support from a charity set up in memory of one of the members of Viola Beach.  

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    River Reeves, 19, was killed along with the rest of the band in a crash in Sweden. 

    His family have set up a charitable foundation in his name and today embarked on a 410-mile sponsored cycle ride from Penzance - where River spent his early years - to Warrington.

    Viola Beach
  10. Fly-tipping causing problems in Everton

    A BBC investigation has revealed councils in the North West are spending £7m a year to combat the growing scourge of fly-tipping. 

    Here, Frank Bellis from Liverpool Street Scene Limited discovers yet another fly-tipping site in Everton. 

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    Video caption: Frank Bellis, from Liverpool Street Scene Ltd, finds another fly-tipping site in Everton

    You can see more on Inside Out North West's special report on fly-tipping on BBC One at 19:30 tonight.

  11. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • At least two pieces of Banksy's street art in Liverpool have been removed, including his Love Plane
    • A man is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a serious injury to his neck in a Warrington pub  
    • Tributes are paid to a Manx footballer found dead in Liverpool hotel
  12. Rugby League: Brown and Ah Van sent off in Widnes home defeat

    BBC Sport

    Widnes finished with 11 men as Kevin Brown and Patrick Ah Van were sent off for their involvement in a fight late on in their home defeat by St Helens.

    Widnes v St Helen's fighting
  13. Witnesses sought after man's ear bitten off in Bootle

    Witnesses are being sought after a man had part of his ear bitten off when he was attacked in Bootle.

    He was bitten after bumping into a man as he left the Ice Parlour shop at the junction of Aintree Road and Worcester Road at about 18:30 on 5 September.

    The man, described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 9in tall and of a stocky build, tried to punch the victim before biting his ear during a struggle. He then left the scene in a dark Ford Focus estate.

    Police are looking for three men and one woman who helped the injured man.

  14. Football: Klopp eyes EFL Cup win

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has his eye firmly on winning the EFL Cup - in which Liverpool were the beaten finalists last season.

    Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool are away to Derby on Tuesday.  

    Klopp told a press conference this lunchtime: "It makes only sense to have the aim of winning it. We have a real competitive game versus a strong side.

    "Being part of a final is only great if you win it. It is not about talking about trophies, it is about getting as close to winning them. It doesn't help to talk about it."

  15. Concerns have been raised for prisoner safety at Liverpool prison

    Concerns have been raised for prisoner safety following two suicides at Liverpool prison last year. 

    HMP Liverpool

    Reports into the deaths at HMP Liverpool by the prisons and probation ombudsman found that one of the inmates was identified as "at risk" of suicide but not enough was done to support him. 

    A prison service spokesman said "we have accepted all of the recommendations put forward" and insisted safety is fundamental to their system.

    Robert Preece from the Howard League for Penal Reform has said it is a growing problem and suggested overcrowding and cuts to staff are to blame.