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That's it from us for another day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates for the North West of England.

In the meantime, look out for updates from our colleagues across the BBC, which will be published here automatically.

Have a great weekend.

Weather: Staying cloudy but getting warmer

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A cloudy afternoon with some showers. Lows of 5C.

Brighter tomorrow but still with the risk of a shower. Highs of 17C.

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Grand National 2018: Ones to watch

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent at Aintree

An estimated 600 million people worldwide will be following the runners as they race over Becher's Brook, the Canal Turn and other famous Aintree landmarks in Saturday's £1m Grand National.

Here's a look at those seeking Aintree glory, including a father and son, and husband and wife.

Grand National 2017
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Thousands attend Aintree for Ladies Day

Frocks, feathers and fascinators - it can only be Ladies Day at Aintree.

A woman wearing a hat covered in bird feathers stands in front of a wall of roses
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Taking place ahead of the Grand National on Saturday, the spectacle at the Merseyside racecourse attracts up to 50,000 people for day two of the National meeting.

The meeting has a television audience of more than 600 million globally.

Jester Jet was the winner of the day's first race, the Alder Hey Children's Charity Handicap Hurdle

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Alfie Evans: Lawyers to fight for parents' rights on Monday

Lawyers representing the parents of Alfie Evans have said they will argue in court on Monday for their parental rights to remove him from Alder Hey Children's Hospital "without interference".

Tom Evans at Alder Hey Children's Hospital
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Tom Evans and Kate James are preparing to ask Court of Appeal judges on Monday to allow 23-month-old Alfie to continue receiving treatment.

In February, Mr Justice Hayden ruled doctors could stop treating Alfie against their wishes.

But an end-of-life care plan drawn up by specialists on Wednesday has been 'stayed' pending the outcome of next week's hearing.

Solicitors from the Christian Legal Centre issued this statement:

In Wednesday's hearing, Paul Diamond, standing counsel to the Christian Legal Centre, argued ... on behalf of Tom Evans and Kate James that, as Alfie’s parents, they have "primary responsibility for their son and full parental rights" which should not be undermined by the state.

Tom and Kate argue that they should be able to remove him from Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, where he is being treated, without interference.

In his decision on Wednesday, Mr Justice Hayden refused to rule specifically on the issue of parental rights, saying that his ‘only remit’ was to set an end of life plan for Alfie.

Teacher 'mortified' about sex with boy

"Some sort of midlife crisis" led a 53-year-old teacher to have sex with a teenage boy, she has told a court.

Deborah Lowe
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Deborah Lowe, who denies five counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust, said she was "mortified" they "ended up in bed".

But she told the Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court jury sex only began when the boy was 17 and had left her school, rather than 15 as he claimed.

Ms Lowe added that she had "never done anything like that before".

Belokon 'will discuss' Blackpool return

Ex-director Valeri Belokon will discuss returning to Blackpool alongside new owners once the Oyston family have met their legal obligations to him.

Blackpool president Valeri Belokon at the High Court earlier this month
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The High Court ordered the Oystonsto buy out Belokon's VB Football Assets companyin November 2017 for £31.27m.

"Once it's done, I will meet and seriously discuss my potential involvement in the club," said Belokon.

Majority shareholder Owen Oyston offered Belokon, 58,ownership of the club last month.

Man faces trial over sharing Prince George school details

An alleged Islamic State supporter accused of sharing details of Prince George's school on social media will face trial in May.

Prince George
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Husnain Rashid, 31, made the post about the young royal on messaging app Telegram, it is alleged.

The British national, of Leonard Street, Nelson, Lancashire, also allegedly planned to travel to Syria to join IS.

He was arrested on 22 November and charged with preparing acts of terrorism and assisting others to prepare acts of terrorism.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave previously set a four-week trial at Woolwich Crown Court to be heard before Judge Andrew Lees from April 30.

But during a hearing at the same court on Friday afternoon, Judge Lees agreed to move the trial back to May 14.

'Beatles Quarter masterplan' proposed by Liverpool City Council

A "masterplan" to boost Liverpool's "Beatles Quarter" is to be created.

Mathew Street
Google

Liverpool City Council is proposing a regeneration area around Mathew Street, where the Cavern Club - which hosted the band's early shows - once stood.

The aim was to bring an "enhanced and more co-ordinated Beatles tourism offer" to the area, the council said.

City Mayor Joe Anderson said there was a need to improve the area's 24-hour appeal as the current offer was "not at the level it could and should be".

Former champion Tyson Fury eyes Manchester comeback

BBC Sport

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to boxing on 9 June against an unnamed opponent in Manchester - his first fight since 2015.

Tyson Fury 'I'm ready to take back what's mine'

Fury, 29, has not fought since claiming the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

Fury was suspended in 2016 amid "anti-doping and medical issues" and accepted a backdated two-year ban in December.

"I can't wait to get in there and prove I am the best even after all this time out," Fury said.

Severe accident: M56 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M56 Greater Manchester eastbound severe accident, between J5 for M56 and J3 for A560 Altrincham Road affecting J7 for A556.

M56 Greater Manchester - Slow traffic on M56 eastbound between J5, M56 (Manchester Airport) and J3, A560 (Baguley), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7, A556 (Bowdon).

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Town could get £14m special needs school

A shortage of primary school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities in Stockport could see a new multimillion-pound "hub" built.

Lisburne School
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More than 30 such children due to start school in the borough in September do not have a local authority place.

Dean Fitzpatrick, the council cabinet's education member, said "temporary measures" drawn up could not continue.

He said a 200-place "hub" replacing Offerton's Lisburne School and costing up to £14m could be the answer.

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - Very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Football: "We are not there for sightseeing" - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned against any complacency after his side was drawn against Italian side Roma in the Champions League semi-finals.

Jurgen Klopp
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I tried to think about what I feel, but it was not that I thought ‘Thank God not Bayern, thank God not Real Madrid, yippee Roma’ or the other way around.

It is just the draw and I know it is very exciting, but it is good because the most important news is we are still in the competition. Whichever opponent we would have got, I would have said there is a chance because it is football – so there is a chance against Roma.

But if anybody think this is the easiest draw then I cannot help this person; they obviously didn't see both games against Barcelona.

From an excitement point of view, it's really cool because I've never played in Rome. It's a beautiful city for sure, but we are not there for sightseeing.

Weather: Cloudy afternoon

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A cloudy afternoon with some showers. Highs of 10C.

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Second man dies after M62 crash

A man who was left seriously injured after a crash on the M62 in East Yorkshire last week has died, police have confirmed.

Traffic jam near scene
Ben Longsden

The 37-year-old, from Manchester, was a passenger in a car which was in collision with an HGV at about 09:30 on Tuesday 3 April.

The lorry was travelling westbound when it went through the central reservation and hit the car, which was heading eastbound.

The crash blocked the motorway in both directions at Ouse Bridge, near Goole, for several hours.

The car's driver, 41-year-old Nigel Eley, also from Manchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old truck driver sustained serious injuries, but has since been discharged from hospital, police say.

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe accident, at J20 for M56 affecting J19 for A556.

M6 Cheshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J20, M56 (Lymm Interchange), because of an accident involving around three vehicles. Congestion to J19, A556 (Knutsford).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Killer father was 'urged to seek help', court hears

A man accused of murdering his wife and two children in John Lennon's former flat in Liverpool was treated for mental health issues 10 days before their deaths, a jury has been told.

Areena Saeed, pictured with Sami Salem, and children Shadia Salem, seven, and Rami Saeed, four
Liverpool Echo

Areena Saeed, 30, and their children Shadia Salem, seven, and four-year-old Rami Saeed, were found at a flat in Falkner Street, Toxteth on 30 May.

Sami Salem, 30, denies murder but admits killing them on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

His brother told Liverpool Crown Court he had urged him to seek help for the feelings of paranoia he was experiencing.

The trial continues.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

England's Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon gold at the Commonwealth Games - her first major outdoor title.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon gold

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Liverpool's Katarina Johnson-Thompson has claimed heptathlon gold at the Commonwealth Games - her first major outdoor title.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson
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The 25-year-old led after the first day and then went 31cm clear of the rest of the field in the long jump.

She threw over 40m in the javelin and safely negotiated the 800m to win gold ahead of Canada's Nina Schultz.

Football: Liverpool 'joint favourites' to win Champions League

Liverpool are now joint favourites with Real Madrid with most bookmakers to win the Champions League after drawing Roma in the semi-finals.

Liverpool
BBC

Liverpool have lost just one of their five previous meetings with Roma in all competitions (W2 D2), including a win on penalties in the 1983-84 European Cup final.

Roma sold goal machine Mohamed Salah to Liverpool last summer for £34m.

It was announced earlier that Salah has been made the Premier League's Player of the Month for the third time this season - a new record for the competition.

Champions League: Liverpool to face Roma in semi-finals

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Liverpool will face Roma in the Champions League semi-finals - first leg will be at Anfield.

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Alfie Evans: Fresh legal challenge in the case of seriously ill toddler

The parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle are set to mount another legal challenge.

Alfie Evans
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Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, are preparing to ask Court of Appeal judges to allow Alfie Evans to continue to receive treatment.

In February, the High Court ruled doctors at Alder Hey could stop treating Alfie against the wishes of his parents.

And on Wednesday, the court endorsed an end-of-life care plan drawn up by specialists.

Appeal court officials say a hearing has been listed for Monday.

It's understood that Alfie will continue to receive treatment pending next week's Court of Appeal hearing.

Severe disruption: M6 Merseyside northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, at J23 for A580.

M6 Merseyside - M6 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J23, A580 (Haydock), because of a van fire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A59 Merseyside both ways

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A59 Merseyside both ways severe disruption, between A506 Longmoor Lane and Topham Drive.

A59 Merseyside - A59 Walton Vale in Aintree closed in both directions between the A506 Longmoor Lane junction and the Topham Drive junction, because of the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. From 17:00 until 21:00 on 14th April

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

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M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, between J7 for A556 and J6 for A538.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 eastbound between J7, A556 (Bowdon) and J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Alfie Evans: Alder Hey protest caused 'significant disruption'

Alder Hey Children's Hospital have issue a statement in response to a protest outside the hospital last night by supporters of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans.

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Hundreds of people staged a "large" and "peaceful" demonstration outside the hospital on East Prescot Road where 23-month-old Alfie is being cared for.

A date to switch off his life support has been set by a High Court judge following a lengthy legal battle.

Police contact with stabbing victim investigated

A police force's contact with a woman who was stabbed to death is being investigated by the watchdog.

Danielle Richardson
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Danielle Richardson, 24, was found dead in a flat in Ancoats, Manchester, in February.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is examining Greater Manchester Police's actions as it had been in contact with her for two years before her death.

Michael Marler, 37, of Oldham has been charged with Miss Richardson's murder.

Alfie Evans supporters protest outside Alder Hey Hospital

Hundreds of people staged a protest outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Merseyside where a terminally-ill toddler is being cared for.

A date to switch off the life support for Alfie Evans has been set by a High Court judge following a legal battle.

Merseyside Police said the "large" and "peaceful" protest in Liverpool on Thursday night "did cause significant traffic disruption and inconvenience for other people trying to access the hospital".

John Coleman returned as manager of Accrington Stanley in 2014

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman says Exeter City will want to spoil a potential promotion party on Saturday.

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Burnley's Hameldon Community College to close

A struggling secondary school in Lancashire is to close following poor exam results and a reduction in the number of pupils.

Hameldon Community College in Burnley
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Burnley's Hameldon Community College will close on 31 August 2019, Lancashire County Council said.

The authority said the decision "isn't something that is done lightly".

The current Year 11 students will be unaffected by the closure and will leave the school in July 2018. Younger pupils will move to different schools.

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Police called to Alfie Evans hospital protest

Hundreds of people have staged a protest last night outside a Merseyside's Alder Hey Hospital where terminally-ill toddler Alfie Evans being cared for.

Protest outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital
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A date to switch off life support for the boy has been set by a High Court judge following a legal battle.

Alfie's parents' legal fight against the decision ultimately ended in March when the European Court of Human Rights rejected their case.

Merseyside Police asked the protesters to be respectful.

Latest headlines from the North West

Weather: A wet start but drier this afternoon

BBC Weather

Another misty and murky start to the day. Expect showers this morning, with some heavy at times but it will brighten up later for some drier weather this afternoon. Highs of 10C.

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Severe accident: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe accident, between J2 for A560 and J3 for A34 Kingsway affecting J26 for A560.

M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M60 clockwise between J2, A560 (Cheadle Roscoes Roundabout) and J3 A34 Kingsway, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to J26, A560 (Stockport East).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J22 for A62 Manchester Road and J23 for A6410 Audenshaw Road.

M60 Greater Manchester - Stationary traffic on M60 clockwise between J22, A62 (Failsworth) and J23, A6410 (Ashton Under Lyne), because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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