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Summary

  1. Andy Burnham MP pushes for 'Hillsborough Law' at party conference in Liverpool
  2. Ellesmere Port care home residents 'at risk of malnutrition', inspectors find
  3. Two staff at Ashworth Hospital unfairly dismissed, a tribunal rules
  4. Christmas lights fundraising campaign begins to boost Heswall economy

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  1. 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 Thursday with more of the latest news, sport, travel and weather.   

  2. Weather: Wind and drizzle this evening

    BBC Weather

    Cloudy with some light rain or drizzle this evening. Becoming rather windy too.  

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 28 September

    A brighter day on Thursday, though still rather breezy.

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  3. Coming up...

    Roger Johnson

    Presenter, BBC North West Tonight

    After a care home in Ellesmere Port was rated "inadequate" when inspectors found it to be "visibly unclean" with residents "at risk of malnutrition", we look at the picture across our region.

    And as the Labour Party conference closes in Liverpool, our political reporter Kevin Fitzpatrick looks back over the last few days.

    More on BBC One at 18:30.

  4. Warrant issued for Chester taxi driver rapist who fled to Turkey

    Chester Chronicle

    A rapist who attacked a "vulnerable" drunk student just eight minutes after she got into his taxi has been handed an 11-year prison sentence. But he wasn’t around to be jailed because he fled the country midway through his trial.

  5. Boxer Anthony Fowler reprimanded over Rio betting

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool middleweight Anthony Fowler and two Irish boxers have been "severely reprimanded" for betting on Olympic events.

    Anthony Fowler

    Fowler, who bet on boxing events, was beaten in his opening bout in Rio.

    The three boxers did not attempt to manipulate the outcome of any fights.

  6. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  7. Police find sawn-off shotgun in car boot

    A sawn-off shotgun has been found in the boot of a suspected stolen car in Toxteth.

    Police are conducting forensic tests on the weapon after finding it in the vehicle in Belvidere Road at about 10:00 on Tuesday.

    Det Insp Cheryl Rhodes encouraged anyone with information about "where weapons are being stored" to get in contact.

  8. Football: Morecambe Jim Bentley manager dismisses Tranmere Rovers rumours

    BBC Sport

    Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has rubbished rumours linking him with a move to take the vacant manager's job at National League side Tranmere.

    Jim Bentley

    The 40-year-old had been linked with a move to Prenton Park after Rovers sacked Gary Brabin.

  9. Corbyn praises Hillsborough campaigners

    Jeremy Corbyn praised the Hillsborough campaigners in his speech to the Labour conference in Liverpool this afternoon.  

    Jeremy Corbyn

    He said he wanted to "pay tribute to all the families and campaigners, for their solidarity, their commitment and their love."

    Quote Message: I know some people say campaigns and protests don't change things. But the Hillsborough families have shown just how wrong that is. It's taken 27 years but those families have, with great courage and dignity, finally got some truth and justice for the 96 who died."
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    Sheila Coleman from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign had spoken to the conference before Corbyn.

  10. Congratulations Peggy and Frank - 70 years married today

    On this day in 1946, Everton couple Margaret (known to her mates as Peggy) and Frank McCann tied the knot after falling in love while cooped up in an air raid shelter.

    Listen to their story - it's lovely!

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    Video caption: Congratulations Peggy and Frank - 70 years married today
    Peggy and Frank on their wedding day
  11. These are the 15 Liveprool GP surgeries affected by phone line problems

    • Anfield Group Practice
    • Great Homer Street Medical Centre
    • Dovecot HC
    • Princes Park HC
    • Dharmana's Townsend Lane HC
    • Oak Vale Medical Centre
    • Brownlow Group Practice
    • Breckfield Surgery Mere Lane
    • Drs Hedge and Jude's Practice-Riverside HC
    • Riverside HC
    • Childwall Valley
    • Robson Street Medical Centre
    • The Surgery (Gateacre Brow)
    • Townsend Medical Centre
    • Dr Greg Townsend Lane Medical Centre
  12. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Jeremy Corbyn is delivering his keynote speech to Labour's autumn conference
    • A care home in Ellesmere Port, criticised as 'dirty' and 'smelly', is placed in special measures
    • Fifteen GP practices in Liverpool are experiencing a second day of problems with their phone lines
  13. Second day of phone line problems for Liverpool GP surgeries

    Fifteen GP surgeries in Liverpool are are experiencing a second day of problems with their phone lines, leaving some patients unable to get through. 

    Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group says the issues are down to a Virgin Media fault.

    The group recommends people use their practice's online system to book an appointment or, if urgent, contact NHS 111.

  14. 'Promote more women to top fashion jobs' - retailer George Davies

    Veteran retailer George Davies has called for more women to be appointed to top jobs in British fashion.

    George Davies

    Mr Davies, born in Crosby and founder of clothing retailer Next and behind the George at Asda label, says more needs to be done to promote women to director level.

    Women "have more vision than men" and their promotion would help boost firms, he told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours.

    Campaigners Women in Retail welcomed his call, saying retail was often still a "boys' club".

  15. 'Dirty' care home residents 'at risk of malnutrition', inspectors find

    A care home in Ellesmere Port has been rated "inadequate" after inspectors found it to be "visibly unclean" with residents "at risk of malnutrition".

    Atherton Lodge

    Atherton Lodge on Pooltown Road was placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following unannounced inspections in August.

    The CQC said the home had "a lack of sustained leadership" leading to "weak and ineffective" governance.

    The home said "significant changes" have been made since the visit.

  16. Andy Burnham pushes for 'Hillsborough Law' at party conference

    Andy Burnham has used his speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool to push for a so-called Hillsborough Law. 

    Andy Burnham

    The Shadow Home Secretary told delegates at the arena and convention centre that victims' families should be given the same funding as public authorities at inquests.

    Mr Burnham also announced he's leaving the shadow cabinet to focus on his bid to become the metro mayor for Greater Manchester. 

    He said he had "given his all" to the party - and had "always put its interests above those of factions and personalities".

  17. Weather: Dry afternoon with some bright spells

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry afternoon with some sunny spells and a chance of drizzle. Highs of 20C

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 28 September

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  18. Man arrested over Wirral rape after BBC Crimewatch appeal

    A man has been arrested over a rape in Wirral after an appeal featured on BBC One's Crimewatch programme.

    An 18-year-old woman was attacked in an alleyway in Borough Road on 28 September 2015.

    The 32-year-old is being questioned in relation to the rape, police said.

  19. Funeral held for St Helens doorman who died in stabbing

    A funeral is being held for a doorman who died in a stabbing.

    Daniel Fox

    Daniel Fox, 29, from St Helens, died from a stab wound after being attacked on the corner of Westfield Street and North John Street on 2 September.

    A service is taking place at St John's Church in Ravenhead, St Helens.  

    A 20-year-old man from Stockbridge Village has been charged with murder.