The M53 reopens after both carriageways were closed for about seven hours due to man's death.Read more
Firefighters have been tackling the blaze since about 04:45 BST.
A 22-year-old man was due to appear in court today charged with wounding after a teenager's ear was sliced open with a piece of glass.
The victim, 19, was attacked at an apartment block in Bold Street, Liverpool, in the early hours of 2 February, said Merseyside Police.
The Met Office has put yellow weather warnings in place for thunderstorms for the North West on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Outbreaks of heavy rain are due to arrive early on Tuesday and spread further and become more widespread during the day on Wednesday.
Parts of Merseyside see huge hailstones, while lightning hits Lancashire on the hottest ever July day.
It took eight months to build the 82 statues, which include lions, meerkats and giraffes.
A5208 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, from A5207 Moorgate Road to Perimeter Road.
A5208 Merseyside - A5208 South Boundary Road in Knowsley Industrial Park North closed eastbound from the A5207 Moorgate Road junction to the Perimeter Road junction, because of a fire at Knowsley Industrial Park. Traffic is coping well.
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