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Summary

  1. Updates from Merseyside on Mon 24 Nov
  2. More from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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Good night

That's all for Local Live for the night. The service returns at 08:00 on Tuesday. You can still reach the team by emailing merseyside.locallive@bbc.co.uk

Coming up on North West Tonight

Roger Johnson

Presenter, North West Tonight

An inquest in Liverpool had heard that doctors and social workers could not have predicted that a mentally ill man would kill his mother.

Leslie Gadsby stabbed Edna Gadsby to death in 2010. He's now serving a sentence for manslaughter at a secure hospital.

Watch more on BBC One at 18:30.

Tranmere setback

Mike Hughes

BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

There was another setback for Tranmere Rovers at the weekend, as they lost 2-1 to Southend United.

Micky Adams
BBC

Manager Micky Adams said: "I think that perhaps the effects of not having won for an enormous amount of time in the league is adding to the pressure on [the team's] shoulders."

Accident on M6

There are reports of a three-car accident and lane closure on the M6 northbound between Junction 20 (Lymm Interchange) and Junction 21 (Woolston).

Soldier's chart hopes

Chester Chronicle

A soldier from Chester hopes his band can use military muscle to defy the odds by claiming number one chart spot this Christmas.

Chester train accident report

Chris Long

BBC News

A train's safety sand was released too late to deal with leaves and oily rails and stop it hitting a Chester Station platform, a report has found.

Train crashes into barrier
Jake Pickering

The Virgin train, travelling from London Euston to Chester, hit a barrier after pulling in to the station in November 2013.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) found its emergency sanding equipment was used when it was too close to the platform. No-one was injured in the crash.

Runcorn rape appeal

Detectives are trying to help trace a couple who helped a rape victim who was attacked 24 years ago in Runcorn.

The teenager, who was 15 at the time, was attacked at a house in Halton Road.

She managed to escape and flag down a passing car. A couple in their early 20s took her home and the young woman helped her to the door as she wanted to tell her parents.

However, the victim made her leave as she didn't want her parents to know. Anyone who can help should contact Cheshire Police on 101.

Elderly man dies in fire

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

An 88-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in St. Helens.

Fire crews were called to the blaze on Samuel Street, St. Helens, at about 11:30 on Friday and realised someone was inside.

The man's body was found in the living room. An inquest will be held to establish the exact cause of death.

Everton 'must keep up hard work'

Mike Hughes

BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

Seven games unbeaten now for Everton after the 2-1 victory against West Ham at the weekend.

Leon Osman
PA

They're ninth in the Premier League table but only two points off fourth place.

Saturday's match winner Leon Osman, said: "I think we've been building momentum for a number of weeks. We had three wins and three draws before the international break."

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A young pub worker in Widnes has been dragged into a field, and had a gun pointed at him by robbers.

They were targeting a venue on Queensbury Way just after midnight last night.

Road closure

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

Drivers are being urged to avoid Robins Lane in St. Helens as contractors work to tackle a gas leak.

The road has been closed near the Bowling Green pub.

Traffic is being diverted away from Robins Lane at Marina Drive and the New Street mini roundabout.

Anti-terror briefings

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

Shopping centres, sports stadiums and cinemas across Merseyside are being briefed on how best to spot possible terrorists over Christmas.

What do you think?

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

We've introduced BBC Local Live from our base in Liverpool to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place.

Tell us what you think.

Clearer and colder

Sara Blizzard

Weather Presenter

Turning cloudy across the north of the region, with one or two spots of rain possible and some hill fog in the north.

BBC Weather
BBC

However, it will stay clearer and colder across Cheshire, with frost and patchy fog in places.

Liverpool's struggle for form

Mike Hughes

BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

After their fourth defeat in a row, Liverpool are really struggling to find their form.

Yesterday's 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace means they've slipped down to 12th in the Premier League table.

They play Ludogorets in the Champions League in Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Mother 'loved' killer son

Paul Burnell

BBC News

A woman who was killed by her mentally ill son, "never lost her love" for him, a coroner said.

Leslie Gadsby
Merseyside Police

Liverpool Coroner Andre Rebello recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on Edna Gadsby, 70, who was stabbed by her son Leslie in March 2010.

Gadsby, 39, spent more than two years in a secure unit after killing his father, Arthur, with a hammer in 2004.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A young pub worker in Widnes has been dragged into a field, and had a gun pointed at him by robbers.

They were targeting a venue on Queensbury Way just after midnight last night.

Armed gang raid pub

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

A pub worker was threatened with a gun and tied up by an armed gang during a raid on a Widnes pub.

Police said three men grabbed a member of staff at the Observatory pub on Queensbury Way, Widnes, just after midnight.

He was taken to a nearby field and threatened, before being forced to take the gang to the safe so they could steal some cash. They then tied him up and fled.

Coming up on drive

Paul Salt

BBC Radio Merseyside

I'll be speaking to the son of a Wirral soldier, who's campaigning for his late father to be recognised for his bravery more than 30 years after his death.

Cpl Stewart McLaughlin from Wallasey died in the Falklands War in 1982.

You can listen to

BBC Radio Merseyside from 16:00.

Oil on line caused crash

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

Investigators have concluded a train crashed into barriers at Chester station because of leaves and oil on the line.

Train crashes into barrier
Jake Pickering

A report also says the driver didn't use the emergency equipment in time in November last year.

The Virgin service partially derailed when it hit the buffers at the end of the platform.

Fire service marked in show

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

School children across Cheshire will perform a story of how the fire service evolved over the years.

Heroes with Grimy Faces show
Cheshire Fire

Heroes with Grimy Faces at Chester Cathedral will use the cause and consequence of fire incidents over the decades to highlight fire safety issues.

It will be performed by children from Warrington, Culcheth, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield and Runcorn on Tuesday.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

An inquest's heard doctors could not have predicted a mentally ill Liverpool man would kill his mother, despite killing his father six years before.

Leslie Gadsby stabbed Edna to death in 2010.

Vital roof work continues

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Work has progressed on the second stage of a vital roof restoration project at the oldest church in Widnes.

Tunnel facelift

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

The Mersey Tunnels are used by 25m vehicles each year, and now one of them is to benefit from an £8m investment.

Wallasey Tunnel
Nigel Cox

The Kingsway - or Wallasey - Tunnel is to be rewired and lighting will be replaced for the first time in its 40-year history.

The project will be funded by money set aside from the Mersey Tunnel Toll.

Winter carousel

This vivid carousel in Liverpool city centre is part of Liverpool One's winter celebrations.

carousel
BBC

Do you have a picture you'd like to share? Email merseyside.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

An inquest has heard doctors and social workers could not have predicted that a mentally ill Liverpool man would kill his mother.

Leslie Gadsby, from Stoneycroft, stabbed his mother Edna to death in 2010 - six years after he killed his father with a hammer.

Wonderful listeners

Tony Snell

BBC Radio Merseyside

The Toy Appeal. A month before Christmas and you donate sackfuls every day. Wonderful listeners.

toy appeal
BBC

Accident closes by-pass

Upton by-pass is closed in both directions between Greasby Road and Royden Road because of an accident near the cricket club.

Coming up on North West Today

Roger Johnson

Presenter, North West Tonight

Coming up in the programme, an inquest hears how doctors and social workers could not have predicted a mentally ill man would kill his own mother.

Leslie Gadsby stabbed his mother Edna to death in 2010. He also killed his own father in 2004, but was released from a secure mental hospital after two years.

Watch

BBC North West Today on BBC One at 13:30.

Is Kim right?

Will Batchelor, BBC Radio Merseyside

I'm standing in for Roger Phillips today and asking is Kim Cattrall right to get involved in the row over green spaces in Liverpool?

That`s the phone in this lunchtime until 2. You can call me on 0151 709 9333.

Edna Gadsby inquest

Andy Gill

BBC North West Tonight

I'm at the inquest of Edna Gadsby at Liverpool coroner's court, who was killed by her son in 2010.

Her son Leslie was conditionally discharged from a secure hospital in 2006 after an appeal to a mental health tribunal.

It concluded that his mother was unlawfully killed.

Watch more on BBC North West Today on BBC One at 13:30.

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

TV star Kim Cattrall has hit back at the Mayor of Liverpool after he criticised her for backing a campaign to save Sefton Park Meadows.

The Sex and the City actor has called the council's decision to sell off some of the area to housing developers an encroachment "on the people's land."

Star's right to opinion

BBC Radio Merseyside

tweets: NEWS: @KimCattrall tells @joeforliverpool "I don't live or work in "Hollywood" I'm a NY actor Liverpool born & bred I've right to my opinion

Mayor hits out at Cattrall

Bronwyn Jones

BBC North West

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has hit back at comments from Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall

criticising plans to sell Sefton Park Meadows.

The Liverpool-born actor said developing the area next to the park would "encroach on the people's land".

Great being on air

Yellow Door Artists

tweets: Great being on
@bbcmerseyside with
@dreamStHelens this morning about the work we're doing in #StHelens for
@vaengland

Helen Jones and team
BBC

Indecent exposures in Chester

Police are appealing for help after two indecent exposure incidents in Chester over the weekend.

The first was at 19:30 on Saturday in Westminster Park playing fields as a 52-year-old woman walked near to the cafe.

The second occurred on Blacon Point Road, Blacon, Chester, early on Sunday.

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

There's fresh hope for the family of a Wirral soldier, who are campaigning for him to be recognised for his bravery more than thirty years after his death.

Cpl Stewart McLaughlin from Wallasey died in the Falklands War in 1982.

Edna Gadsby inquest

Andy Gill

BBC North West Tonight

tweets: At #Liverpool Coroner's Ct for inquest into death of Edna Gadsby who was killed by her mentally ill son Leslie in 2010. @BBCNWT 1.30