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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Alan Jewell

    BBC Sport

    Scott Arfield celebrates Burnley's win

    Alan Jewell

    BBC Sport

    Scott Arfield's 90th-minute winner gave Burnley their third win of the season in a match dominated by Everton at Turf Moor.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Merseyside and west Cheshire, but we'll be back on Monday from 08:00 to bring you more of the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  3. Weather: Cold and dry weekend ahead

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry, cloudy afternoon with the odd spot of drizzle in places and feeling breezier. A colder weekend in store.

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  4. Is this the biggest pumpkin on Merseyside?

    That's a lot of pumpkin pie!

    Seaforth grandfather Billy Nugent has grown a 25-stone beast of a pumpkin on his allotment in Waterloo, Merseyside.

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    Video caption: Is this the biggest pumpkin on Merseyside?
  5. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • The police watchdog says it will assess a book written by Sir Norman Bettison about the Hillsborough disaster - and decide whether any action should be taken
    • The City of Liverpool College becomes the first institution to be referred again to the Further Education commissioner, over concerns about its performance and financial mismanagement
    • People in Kirkby are being given the chance to look at plans for a £33m retail development in the town centre
  6. The woman who painted her body for artist Yves Klein

    In a Paris art gallery in 1960, three naked women covered themselves in blue paint and made impressions of their bodies on paper as an orchestra played and guests wearing formal dress looked on.

    Elena Palumbo-Mosca with Yves Klein

    As some of Klein's Anthropometry paintings go on show at Tate Liverpool, Elena Palumbo-Mosca, one of the women and now 81, rejects the notion that she was exploited and says she was more than just a "living brush" or a traditional passive model. 

  7. Inside Liverpool's Grade II Wellington Rooms

    Restoration work on Liverpool's Wellington Rooms - also known as The Irish Centre -  is "well under way" according to Historic England.

    BBC Four's Nick Broomfield went inside the Grade II listed building to see how it looks now - compared to his last visit in the 1990s.

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    Video caption: Nick visits the crumbling Wellington Rooms in Liverpool.

    Built in 1815 by Edmund Aikin, the Wellington Rooms on Mount Pleasant were originally the social hub for the super-rich, slave traders, businessmen and the elite. 

    The prime minister William Gladstone's family, themselves wealthy slave owners, invested heavily in this magnificent building with the most intricate detailing and proportions. 

    A Wedgwood ceiling and sprung dance floor, with classical columns, create a building of love and light.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5058 Merseyside northbound

    BBC Travel

    A5058 Merseyside northbound severe accident, at A57 East Prescot Road affecting A5080 Bowring Park Road.

    A5058 Merseyside - A5058 Queens Drive Stoneycroft in Liverpool closed and queuing traffic northbound at The Navigator Traffic Lights, because of an accident. Congestion to the A5080 Bowring Park Road junction.

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  9. Merseyside man jailed for role in Scottish drugs gang

    A man from Merseyside has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for his role in a drugs gang operating in Scotland.

    High Court in Glasgow

    The court heard Karl Hart, 36, of Prenton, was caught by an undercover operation which had been set up to investigate a drugs supply network in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Two other gang members were also sentenced. Samuel Rodriguez, 28, from Dumfries, was jailed for eight years and Robert Crosbie, 31, also from the south of Scotland town, for three years.

    It was established that the supply route into the area - and other parts of Scotland - originated in Merseyside.

  10. Weather: Staying dry this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will stay dry with lengthy periods of sunny spells, although there is the outside chance of an occasional shower.

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    Tonight, any showers will quickly fade to leave clearing skies and a cold night with a touch of frost in sheltered spots. Patchy mist and fog will also reform.  

    Lows tonight of 5C.

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  11. Kirkby town centre regeneration plans on display

    People in Kirkby are being given the chance to look at plans for a £33m retail development in the town centre. 

    Kirkby town centre regeneration plans

    The developers St Modwen are putting the proposals on display - which include a supermarket, restaurants and a cinema. 

    The company says it's in "advanced talks" with food retailers - but isn't in a position yet to announce the name of the supermarket.

    You can view the plans today between 10:00 - 15:00 and Saturday between 09.30 - 13:00 at 17 St Chad’s Parade.

  12. Review of IPCC decision not to investigate David Crompton over Hillsborough

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has set up an external review of the decision not to investigate a complaint from Hillsborough families about suspended South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton. 

    Chief Constable David Crompton

    Some of the relatives accused David Crompton of directing his legal team to blame Liverpool supporters at the inquests.   

    The IPCC recently announced it would not be investigating the complaints about Mr Crompton - saying it had been unable to access any communications between him and his lawyers. 

    That decision was criticised by some of the families - and today, Rachel Cerfontyne, who is leading the IPCC investigation into alleged criminal offences at Hillsborough, has announced she has established an external review. 

    Quote Message: "It is essential that any reviewer is demonstrably independent of all parties, including the IPCC. I have always stated that I would be willing to revisit this decision should any new evidence come to light. from Rachel Cerfontyne Deputy chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
    Rachel CerfontyneDeputy chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
  13. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • The health watchdog has praised a specialist brain hospital in Liverpool for delivering "state of the art, world class care"
  14. IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison's Hillsborough book

    A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.

    Sir Norman Bettison

    In Sir Norman Bettison's book, Hillsborough Untold, he claims he was "unfairly scapegoated" during his time as a South Yorkshire Police officer.

    Publishers said they hoped the contents would help "add to the narrative".

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will "consider" any impact it has on its criminal inquiry.

    The IPCC has requested a copy of the book, which will be released in November.

  15. First prosecution over Liverpool landlord licensing scheme

    A landlord has become the first to be prosecuted for failing to sign up to a licensing scheme in Liverpool aimed at improving private rented housing.

    Houses

    The compulsory licence for private landlords was introduced in April last year and costs £400 for one property.

    Brendan Vance, of The Orchard in Huyton, pleaded guilty to failing to commit to the scheme at Liverpool Magistrates' Court earlier.

    He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay the council's legal costs.

  16. Boxing: Tony Bellew wants David Haye bout to come after 'dream' Denis Lebedev fight

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool boxer Tony Bellew says he would prefer to fight fellow world cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev in a unification bout next, before taking on David Haye.

    Tony Bellew

    The 33-year-old called out fellow Brit Haye after his third-round knockout of American BJ Flores on 15 October.

    Bellew, who won the WBC world title belt in May, is in talks with Haye over a possible fight at heavyweight.

  17. St Helens Council, Barrie Grunwald out of coma after heart attack

    The leader of St Helens Council, Barrie Grunwald, has come out of an induced coma - as he continues his recovery from a heart attack. 

    The 37-year-old is receiving treatment in the Canary Islands, after falling ill last week. 

    A Labour spokesperson say he is making "good progress", but is likely to remain in hospital for some time.