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  1. Updates on Friday 30 September
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday 3 October

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Merseyside and west Cheshire have now finished, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more of the latest news, videos, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend and remember, you can still contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Cloudy evening

    BBC Weather

    Showers tending to die away this evening allowing some clear spells to develop. Mostly dry with a few isolated showers tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Friday 30 September

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  3. Lukaku fit to face Palace

    BBC Sport

    Romelu Lukaku will start for Everton against Crystal Palace tonight despite concerns over a toe problem.

    Romelu Lukaku

    Leighton Baines is yet to fully recover from a hamstring injury, while James McCarthy also remains sidelined. 

  4. Police to speak to Liverpool's Dejan Lovren over video

    Police say they will be "speaking to" Liverpool footballer Dejan Lovren after an Instagram video he posted was said to show him using a mobile phone while driving.

    Dejan Lovren

    The video shows him driving along and singing with fellow Reds Lazar Markovic and Marko Grujic. 

    Lovren appears to keep taking his hands off the steering wheel and tapping a mobile phone.

    In a statement, Merseyside Police said they had made contact with the club and assessed the video - and have decided to speak to Lovren "regarding his actions while driving".

  5. CCTV released after knife robbery at Ainsdale shop

    Detectives investigating a robbery in Ainsdale have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to.

    CCTV of man armed with knife robbed Ainsdale shop

    A man entered the One Stop Shop on Liverpool Road and threatened a female member of staff with a knife, before stealing cigarettes and alcohol on the morning of 24 September.

    The shop worker was not hurt but left "extremely shaken", polcie said.

  6. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Police say they will speak to Liverpool's Dejan Lovren about "his actions while driving" after assessing an Instagram video that was said to show him using a mobile phone behind the wheel
    • An amateur treasure hunter finds a rare 2000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village
    • Police investigating the stabbing of a man in south Liverpool think he may have been the victim of a robbery
  7. Liverpool 'a UK hotspot' for illegal tyres

    Liverpool has been named among the worst cities in the country for the number of cars being driven with an illegal tyre. 


    A survey carried out by the campaign group, TyreSafe, found a quarter of tyres should already have been replaced. 

    It claims over 10m vehicles are potentially on England's roads with illegal tyres.

  8. Lovren could return at Swansea

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren could return when the Reds face Swansea City on Saturday at 12:30 BST.

    Dejan Lovren

    Lovren sat out the 5-1 win against Hull last week with a virus but is now fit and could return in place of Ragnar Klavan.

    The Reds will assess Belgian striker Divock Origi, who is nursing a minor foot problem.

  9. NI council backs boycott of Sun newspaper

    Derry City and Strabane District Council have passed a motion requesting local newsagents to stop selling The Sun

    TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE S*N campaigners

    The motion was put forward to show "solidarity" with the families of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

    It also called on the council to support the campaign group Total Eclipse of the S*n which wants all shops to boycott the newspaper.

    A spokesperson for The Sun described the move as "extreme censorship".

  10. Listen: PCC and Chief Inspector of Constabulary clash over suspension of police chief

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police will take legal action over the decision to ask him to resign.

    David Crompton was suspended by Dr Alan Billings, the region's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), after the Hillsborough inquest verdicts in April because he thought the force had tried to justify the questioning of fans' conduct.

    Mr Billings' decision has been branded by the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Tom Winsor, as "conspicuously unfair and disproportionate".

    Sir Tom clashed with the police commissioner over the issue this morning:

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    Video caption: The police watchdog criticises a demand for a chief constable to resign.
  11. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • drugs gang is jailed for supplying south Wales with £19m worth of cocaine from Liverpool
    • Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive warns the firm will have to "realign its thinking" on investment following the Brexit vote
    • Councillors in Liverpool approve plans to sell the Grade II-listed Municipal Buildings to make savings
  12. Jaguar Land Rover chief gives investment warning after Brexit vote

    The Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover says the company will have to "realign its thinking" on investment - after Britain's vote to leave the EU. 

    Jaguar Land Rover

    Ralf Speth has warned the firm could be hit with tariffs on its exports to Europe, as well as new costs for importing parts. 

    Jaguar Land Rover employs over 4,000 people at its plant in Halewood.

  13. Councillors approve sale of Municipal Buildings to make savings

    Councillors in Liverpool have approved plans to sell the Grade II listed Municipal Buildings.

    Municipal Building, Dale Street

    The building on Dale Street has been the authority's home for over 150 years - but is being let go, as the council tries to make savings of £90m over the next three years.  

  14. £19m Swansea-Liverpool drug gang jailed

    A gang which ran £19m worth of cocaine into south Wales from Liverpool has been jailed.

    Clockwise: Brian Bergamo, Michael Lamb, Michael Sillitoe, Emma Roberts, Dane Bush, Andrew Price, Daniel Sheldon and Donna Kallaway
    Image caption: Clockwise: Brian Bergamo, Michael Lamb, Michael Sillitoe, Emma Roberts, Dane Bush, Andrew Price, Daniel Sheldon and Donna Kallaway

    Groups from Liverpool, Manchester and the Swansea area produced and supplied high-purity cocaine to communities such as Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

    Liverpool ringleader Ian Edwards was given 14 years and Matthew Roberts, who headed the Welsh group, got 12 years.

  15. Daniel Craig 'still first choice for Bond role'

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    * Gratuitous Daniel Craig photo alert *

    The makers of the James Bond films want Chester-born Daniel Craig to remain as 007 for a bit longer, according to one of the franchise's executive producers.

    Callum McDougall, who has worked on nine Bond films, said Craig was "absolutely the first choice" of series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.

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    Video caption: Next James Bond film is Daniel Craig's if he wants it, says executive producer
  16. Team brief for Merseyside's 'mini Police' recruits

    Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy has met the new recruits in Sefton today as the Mini Police project is launched.

    Schoolchildren from Litherland and Bolton will learn how to help keep their communities safe.

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  17. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A man has been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Mossley Hill, Liverpool
    • The South Yorkshire chief constable is set to go to the High Court in a bid to keep his job after resigning over Hillsborough
  18. Meet the Mini Police: Merseyside's newest and youngest recruits

    Merseyside Police have welcomed their newest and youngest recruits to the force today.

    Mini Police

    Known as the Mini Police, the 40-strong team of schoolchildren from Litherland and Bootle have been issued with their mini uniforms.

    The scheme has been launched to teach children about the police service and how to help make their communities stronger and safer. 

    Over the next year, their schools will work closely with the National Police Air Support (NPAS), the National Association of Retired Police Officers, and Sefton Council.