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  1. Updates on Tuesday 13 December
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Live updates for 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. 

We'll leave you with a few pictures of the rare Philippine mouse deer which has been bred for the first time in the UK by Chester Zoo.

The tiny mammal, born to mum Rita and dad Ramos (pictured below in the final image), weighs a tiny 15oz (430g).

Philippine mouse deer
Chester Zoo
Philippine mouse deer
Chester Zoo
Philippine mouse deer
Chester Zoo

Appeal court rejects Tasered man's claim for £100k damages

Judges have rejected a Merseyside man's claim for £100,000 in damages after he was Tasered by a police officer, but said he must still be compensated for a negligent failure to take proper care of him after he was shocked by the device.

James McCarthy, a joiner from West Derby, was Tasered in September 2012 after a scuffle broke out among a group of men at a hotel on Albert Dock. 

CCTV showed him and a friend pushing aside security staff and punching another man to the floor.

Two police officers arrived and Mr McCarthy knocked one to the ground and ran towards the second. 

He was Tasered twice, the second time lasting 11 seconds causing him to have a heart attack.

The 27-year-old said the incident had left him suffering blackouts, anxiety and depression.

Earlier, judges at the Court of Appeal agreed the officer who fired the Taser was in fear for his safety and genuinely believed that Mr McCarthy intended to attack others.

Girl, 5, attacked by family dog in Liverpool

A five-year-old girl has suffered multiple injuries after being attacked by a family dog in Liverpool.

Officers were called to a house on Wellesbourne Place in Norris Green on Friday evening just after 19:00 where the child was staying with relatives. 

She suffered head, neck and hand injuries in the attack and police say she requires surgery.

The dog, not a banned breed, was injured as the family struggled to restrain it and was put down due to its injuries.

A 24-year-old man from Norris Green was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control. 

Merseyside Police said he has since been released pending a disposal decision.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Appeal Court judges have rejected a Merseyside man's claim for £100,000 in damages after he was Tasered by a police officer
  • A five-year-old girl has suffered multiple injuries after being attacked by a family dog in Liverpool  
  • Chester Zoo celebrate as a rare Philippine mouse deer is bred there for the first time in the UK

Liverpool man wanted on recall after breaking terms of his license

A 31-year-old man from Liverpool is wanted by Merseyside Police - after breaking the terms of his license. 

Raymond Bradford
Merseyside Police

Raymond Bradford from Speke was released from prison in May after serving a sentence for an offence of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.   

Football: Can to miss Liverpool trip to Middlesbrough

BBC Sport

Here's some team news ahead of tomorrow night's clash between Middlesbrough and Liverpool.

Reds midfielder Emre Can could again miss out with the minor knee injury that prevented his involvement in Sunday's draw against West Ham.

Dejan Lovren will be assessed after being substituted with cramp against the Hammers. 

Your pictures: Murky day on Merseyside

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers Beachbum and Tim Rum for uploading these images of a murky Merseyside today.

New Brighton
BBC
Rainhill
BBC

Have you got a photograph of the weather you would like to share? Why not join the BBC Weather Watchers and upload your report. 

Haydock Point: Residents' views sought on plan that would create 2,500 jobs

St Helens Star

Industrial property firm Peel Logistics are seeking views on their plans to build up to 1,800,000 sq ft of logistics-led employment space in St Helens.  

Weather: Cloudy and scattered showers

BBC Weather

Cloudy and mainly dry afternoon but still the risk of scattered showers, especially later. Highs of 10C.

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Rare mouse deer born at Chester Zoo

Student recovering after suspected stabbing at Riverside College

Runcorn and Widnes World

A teenage student seriously injured in a suspected stabbing at a college in Widnes is now recovering at home

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A woman from Warrington has been awarded £75,000 after successfully representing herself in a pay dispute with Network Rail
  • Liverpool City Council has been given almost £3.5m to create so-called "green corridors"
  • Liverpool Ladies sign former England captain Casey Stoney

World War One medal found by Merseyside Police reunited with veteran's family

A World War One medal found by Merseyside Police has been reunited with the veteran's family after they were tracked down by the BBC's Heir Hunters

Francis Mitchell
Francis Mitchell
Victory medal
Finders International

The victory medal was discovered near the Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock on 6 June this year - which happened to be the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Officers contacted Finders International from the BBC's Heir Hunters series who discovered it had been awarded to a Mr. Francis Mitchell of West Yorkshire and how now been returned to his family.

Liverpool Council given £3.5m for 'green corridors' in city

Liverpool Council has been given almost £3.5m to create so-called "green corridors" across the city. 

Jericho Lane
Google

The money has come from the Horizon 2020 European funding scheme. 

It could see parts of the city's business district transformed, along with the Baltic Triangle and the Jericho Lane and Otterspool areas.

Ellesmere Port drugs den closed by courts

Chester Chronicle

A drugs den in Ellesmere Port which has caused "severe distress" to neighbours has been shut down by the courts.  

Football: Nevilles are like the Mitchell brothers - Sutton

BBC Radio 5 live

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton criticises Gary and Phil Neville after they both condemned Liverpool goalkeeper Lorius Karius.

He said: "That was a bit precious of Gary Neville to react like that. And then Phil reacted [on Match of the Day]. They're like the Mitchell Brothers!"

After being criticised in the media for his performance against Bournemouth, Karius said that he “did not care” what Gary Neville thought. Phil Neville then suggested the German should "say nothing until he had got a few seasons under his belt”.

"Phil is wrong in my book for suggesting players shouldn't do interviews," added Sutton.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Liverpool City Council has been given almost £3.5m to create so-called "green corridors"
  • A man has been shot in the leg in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley
  • A six-year-old girl from Chester who travelled to America for specialist treatment after being diagnosed with leukaemia has been told she can have a life saving transplant in the North West

Erin Cross: Chester cancer girl to have bone marrow transplant

A six year old girl from Chester - who travelled to America for specialist treatment after being diagnosed with leukaemia - has been told she can have a life saving transplant in the North West. 

Erin Cross
Sarah Cross

Erin Cross captured the hearts of people all over the world - after an appeal to raise £150,000 to fly her to Seattle for treatment went viral. 

She is now well enough to undergo a bone marrow operation at Manchester Children's Hospital just after Christmas.

Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside northbound

BBC Travel

M57 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A57.

M57 Merseyside - M57 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J2, A57 (Prescot), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Man, 20, shot in leg in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley

A man has been shot in the leg in Knowsley. 

The 20-year-old was attacked on Hollow Croft in Stockbridge Village yesterday evening. 

His injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

Liverpool mayor renews calls to give council powers to ban marches

Liverpool's mayor Joe Anderson is renewing calls for councils to be given powers to ban marches.

Joe Anderson
BBC

It comes after the government announced it will make it illegal to join or support the far right group National Action. 

The organisation tried to stage a demo in Liverpool last year, but it was called off.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Liverpool's mayor is renewing calls for councils to be given powers to ban marches
  • A man has been shot in the leg in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley
  • A six-year-old girl from Chester who travelled to America for specialist treatment after being diagnosed with leukaemia has been told she can have a life saving transplant in the North West

Severe disruption: M62 Cheshire both ways

BBC Travel

M62 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, at J10 for M6 affecting J8 for Burtonwood Road.

M62 Cheshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M62 at J10, M6 (Croft Interchange). Congestion to J8 Burtonwood Road.

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Weather: Cloudy day with scattered showers

BBC Weather

A mild start to a mostly cloudy day with some scattered showers and sunny spells. Highs of 11C.

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Jenny Coleman

Reporter, BBC Local Live

Hello from Liverpool, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside and west Cheshire today. 

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