Live updates from Merseyside and west Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with more of the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.
- Updates on Tuesday 6 December
- News, sport, weather and travel updates will return from 08:00 on Wednesday
There could be some rain tonight before the sky becomes clear. It will be a mild day tomorrow with a remarkable high of 13C.
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The clean-up is continuing at the the waste processing site on Carr Lane in Prescot, following the major fire there on Sunday.Copyright: MFRS
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said the smoke from the fire has "significantly reduced", but a cordon remains in place "from the roundabout at Tesco down to Huyton Lane".A demolition crew has been working at the site today to allow firefighters to access to "isolated pockets of fire" and monitor hot spots, a spokesman said.Motorists are still being asked to avoid Carr Lane.Copyright: MFRSCopyright: MFRS
Firefighters are scaling down an operation dealing with a chemical leak at St Helens Hospital, which happened this morning.Copyright: Google
Three fire engines were called to the hospital at about 09:15 over reports that "chemical liquid was leaking from mechanical equipment", Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said.
Firefighters wearing chemical protection suits contained the leak and absorbent mats were put down in the affected area.
An operating suite had to be evacuated and nine people were given precautionary checks by paramedics.
Station manager Phil Byrne said the service was "now scaling down its attendance but will remain on scene for the next few hours to assist environmental health and safety specialists in assessing the incident".
Fire crews are continuing to deal with a blaze in the thatched roof of The Scotch Piper in Lydiate, which is said to be Merseyside's oldest pub.
Local councillor Tony Robertson took these pictures of the operation.Copyright: Tony RobertsonCopyright: Tony Robertson
Floral tributes have been laid in memory of a woman whose body was pulled from a Liverpool dock.
Former Liverpool player and caretaker boss Sammy Lee has left his position as England assistant manager.Copyright: AFP
The 57-year-old was appointed as Sam Allardyce's assistant in July and kept the role following the manager's sacking and during Gareth Southgate's subsequent time as interim boss.
Southgate was given a four-year deal by the Football Association last Wednesday and decided against keeping Lee.
"I felt it was important for me to bring in my own support team and Sammy fully respected that," Southgate said.
Prison bosses are hoping that a CCTV system being trialed on Merseyside can cut the number of illicit items thrown into jails.Copyright: Sue Adair/Geograph
HMP Altcourse was chosen for the project after reports of synthetic drugs and even bottles of vodka making their way over perimeter walls.
The prison's director Steve Williams says the equipment will alert the control room automatically if criminals are about to launch goods into the compound.
- Firefighters are tackling a major blaze in the thatched roof of Merseyside's oldest pub
- St Helens Hospital says a chemical spill which caused a partial evacuation of the site was caused by a piece of equipment which was only installed yesterday
- Prison bosses are hoping that a CCTV system being trialed on Merseyside can cut the number of illicit items thrown into jails
Chester has beaten 43 European cities to scoop an EU tourism award.Copyright: BBC
Firefighters are tackling a blaze in the thatched roof of Merseyside's oldest pub.Copyright: Google
Three crews and a specialist aerial appliance are at the Scotch Piper on Southport Road in Lydiate.
A fire service spokesman said the roof is well alight but the fire had not spread inside.
A possible FA Cup third round visit to Liverpool could transform Newport's finances, their manager and chairman explain.Copyright: Rex Features
- An investigation is under way into a chemical spill that saw the partial evacuation of St Helens Hospital this morning
- A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in woodland in Wirral is released without charge
- Merseyside Police is investigating after a primary school in Liverpool sent its pupils home following a suspicious phone call
An investigation is under way into a chemical spill that saw operations suspended and the partial evacuation of St Helens Hospital this morning.Copyright: Google
Merseyside Fire and Rescue said a "quantity of chemical liquid" had spilt in an operating theatre in Marshalls Cross Road at about 09:15.
An operating suite on the first floor was evacuated and nine people were given precautionary checks by paramedics.
Firefighters wearing chemical protection suits placed absorbent mats in the affected area.
A clean up of the site is now under way.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in woodland in Wirral is released without charge.
A robin has "delighted" a cathedral's congregation by taking up residence in its Christmas tree.Copyright: Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral staff noticed the bird shortly after the tree was installed. It is believed to have got into the branches while the tree was stored outside the building.
A spokesman said the bird was "nesting or at least sleeping in the tree" and had taken a few people "by surprise".
He added that the robin had become "a welcome addition to services".
A Glasgow-based bar and restaurant chain is planning to open a further seven restaurants across the UK.Copyright: Google
Bar Soba, which was first launched as a pop-up restaurant at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1997, already has five sites across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds.
It is now considering opening restaurants in Aberdeen, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester.
The expansion follows a £3m investment by the Business Growth Fund.
A dull and cloudy afternoon staying mainly dry, but there is the odd chance of drizzle. Highs of 8C.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has vowed to "defend Springfield Park" after plans to build 400 houses on the old Alder Hey Hospital site were revealed by the trust.Copyright: PA
He described as the plans as being "what is best for the hospital and not the residents". In a statement he said:Quote Message: I will not let Alder Hey deliver a housing schemes that ruins the lives of their neighbours, and I’ll defend Springfield Park, so they deliver the like-for-like world-class replacement park they were promised."
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust said:Quote Message: We believe the creation of the new Park and the associated developments will provide a real boost for the local area and focus for our health promotion activities.
Residents in Ormskirk are "disgusted" after mounds of human excrement have been "dumped" at their back doors.