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  1. Updates on 21 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Monday

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That's all for Local Live for the week. The service returns at 08:00 on Monday.

Accident closes Huyton road

There are reports Tarbock Road is closed both ways, due to an accident between Whitefield Lane and Bardley Crescent.

Tributes to boy, 15, found dead

Tom Mullen

BBC News


our full story after the family of 15-year-old Erick Maina paid tribute to their son.

Erick Maina
Family hand-out

Erick was found hanged at his Fazakerley home last Saturday, and two teenagers have since admitted spraying racist graffiti mocking his death.

Four bus lanes brought back

Four of Liverpool's bus lanes are to come back into operation on Monday.

Bus on bus lane in Liverpool

All 26 of the city's bus lanes were suspended in October 2013 and the move was made permanent last month, except for those on Lime Street, The Strand, Strand Street and St John's Lane.

Woman held after stabbing

Emma Stanley

BBC News

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in Merseyside.

Charlecote Street, Dingle

The 21-year-old man, who has not been named, was found with a stab wound to his chest at a house on Charlecote Street, Dingle, at about 05:00.

Coming up on North West Tonight

Beccy Meehan

North West Tonight

Students at a Merseyside university are being offered vaccinations today after a second student was confirmed as suffering from meningitis C.

It follows the death of 18-year-old Alicia Bartolini at Liverpool Hope University earlier this month.

And the family of a 15-year-old Liverpool schoolboy found hanged last week have described him as "inspirational and unselfish".


BBC North West Tonight on BBC One at 18:30.

Heavy rain

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter

Low cloud and outbreaks of rain will continue throughout the night with the rain turning heavy at times.

BBC weather

Winds will remain strong, particularly along the coast, but the wind and rain will gradually ease later in the night.

With the Tea Pad Orchestra

Billy Butler

BBC Radio Merseyside

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra have just been in. Brilliant band. On at the Kazamier tonight then sailing to Ireland for a few days.

Rb Heron and Tea Pad Orchestra

News on the hour

Lucinda Moore

BBC Radio Merseyside

The family of a 15-year-old Liverpool schoolboy found hanged last week have described him as "our baby and our best friend."

Erick Maina was discovered dead at his home in Fazakerley.

Tony Bellew weighs in

Phil Cooper

BBC Radio Merseyside

Another picture ahead of tomorrow's match as Tony Bellew weighs in.

boxer Tony Bellew

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.

Man escapes from court

A 27-year-old man has escaped from South Sefton Magistrates Court, where he was due to face charges of assault and criminal damage.

James Gelling
Cheshire Police

Police said James Gelling from Southport appeared before the court but at 12:36, they were told he had escaped.

An extensive search of the area is underway.

Aquarium helps Claire House

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks has officially adopted Claire House Children's Hospice as its charity partner for the coming year.

Children from Claire House at Blue Planet
Blue Planet

Representatives from the Wirral-based charity joined children, family members and carers on a tour of the aquarium to mark the official start of the new partnership earlier this week.

Lorry crash on M56

Drivers have reported long delays on the M56 after two lorries collided on the eastbound carriageway near Frodsham this afternoon.

One of the lorries is believed to have been carrying wine bottles when it was involved in the incident between junctions 14 and 12.

The Highways Agency said specialist recovery teams had now moved the HGVs to the hard shoulder.

Tribute to Erick Maina

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

The family of 15-year-old Erick Maina, who was found dead at his home on Saturday, have said he was an "unselfish boy who was popular with everyone".

Erick Maina

"He didn't care what people thought about him and if he thought something was wrong, he'd highlight it," they said.

It is not yet known how Erick died, but racist comments about him were later found daubed near his school, Maricourt Catholic High School, in Maghull.

News on the hour

Lucinda Moore

BBC Radio Merseyside

The family of a 15-year-old Liverpool schoolboy found hanged last week have described him as "our baby and our best friend."

Erick Maina was discovered dead at his home in Fazakerley.

Lorry spill on M56

Warrington Guardian

Motorists should prepare themselves for another potential traffic headache after an exit slip road on to the M56 has been closed after a lorry crash has spilled bottles of wine across the carriageway.

Delays of 75 minutes are currently expected following the incident on the M56 Eastbound at Junction 12 (Runcorn) with congestion backing up to Junction 15 of the M53.

Bin fires arrest

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson over a spate of bin and skip fires in Warrington.

It comes after fire crews were called to a bin fire at an address on Toll Bar Road in the town last night.

It was one of many similar incidents which occurred across the Longford and Orford areas of Warrington in the early hours of Wednesday.

Boxer still in hospital

Liverpool Echo

Former Liverpool boxer Lee Siner, who was shot in front of his family one month ago, is still in hospital.

Siner, a one-time amateur prodigy, was chased and blasted three times in the back by a gunman in Wavertree on Tuesday, October 21.

Meningitis vaccinations offered

Rumeana Jahangir

BBC North West News Online

Students in Liverpool are being offered vaccinations after a second meningitis case at Hope University was confirmed.

Hope Park Campus

A male student, 18, is recovering after becoming ill at Hope Park Campus, where 18-year-old Alisha Bartolini died from the infection on 1 November.

Boxers square up

Phil Cooper

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

I've been down to St George's Hall where Liverpool's Tony Bellew and Welshman Nathan Cleverly both weighed in at 14st 3lb ahead of Saturday's fight

at the Echo Arena.

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew

Belllew said he told his rival his career ends tomorrow night.

News on the hour

Lucinda Moore

BBC Radio Merseyside

A 21-year-old woman's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at a house in the Dingle area of Liverpool.

Police were called to Charlecote Street by paramedics and found a 21-year-old man with a stab wound to the chest.

Luxury fair launches

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live


luxurious Christmas fair set up to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is set to launch this evening.

Fab Frost Fair

The Fabulous Frost Fair showcases locally made food, gifts and crafts and takes place at The Hillbark Hotel in Wirral this weekend.

Rising rates of HIV

Bronwyn Jones

The number of people getting HIV care in Merseyside rose by 4% last year, a

new report by the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University shows.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system
Science Photo Library

More than 1,000 people were treated for HIV and AIDS in Merseyside, which was the only area in the north west in which heterosexual transmission was higher than sex between men, accounting for 51.7% of all infections.

National HIV Testing Week will take place from Saturday to encourage those most at risk to get screened.

Dingle murder

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

Forensic tests are being carried out at a house in Charlecote Street, Dingle, where a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death this morning.

A 21-year-old woman is being questioned on suspicion of murder after the incident just before 05:00 this morning.

Police say the man has not been formally identified and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Accident on M56 slip road

There are reports the M56 Eastbound exit slip road is closed, due to a multiple vehicle accident at Junction 12 (Runcorn).

BreakingMurder arrest


A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 21-year-old man was stabbed in Dingle earlier.

At around 5am, officers were called by the North West Regional Ambulance Service to a house on Charlecote Street.

News on the Hour

Lucinda Moore

BBC Radio Merseyside

Students at Liverpool Hope University have told us a meningitis vaccination should have been offered to more of them, as officials try to stamp out a possible outbreak.

People who lived with Alisha Bartolini are getting jabs and antibiotics, three weeks after the 18-year-old died from the disease.

Wilfred Owen spoon

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

A silver spoon believed to have belong to the poet Wilfred Owen has been discovered and is going on public display.

Silver spoon
Wilfred Owen Story

The solid silver spoon bearing the emblem of Owen's first regiment from the time of his enlistment has been donated to The Wilfred Owen Museum in Birkenhead.

According to the museum, Owen was an avid tea drinker from childhood.

Mixed views on jabs

Andy Gill

BBC North West Tonight

I've heard mixed views among students at Liverpool Hope University on getting the meningitis C jab after two cases here.

Hope Park University

I'll be live from the campus on BBC North West Today at 13:30.

Slow in Broad Green

Julia Bryson

BBC Local Live

BBC Travel says there's slow traffic on A5058 Queens Drive in Broad Green at The Rocket.

Coming up on North West Today

Beccy Meehan

North West Tonight

As a second case of meningitis has been confirmed at Liverpool Hope University, our reporter Andy Gill is at the campus as students are offered vaccinations against the illness.

It comes three weeks after 18-year-old student Alisha Bartolini died from it. Here comes the sum. John Lennon's guitar expected to fetch a record fee at auction.

Watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

Gruelling tests

Bronwyn Jones, BBC News

Rob Hayles is pushing himself to the limit in three gruelling fitness tests for a Liverpool University team that hope to break the world record for fastest human-powered vehicle.

Rob Hayes

After cycling at full pelt, Rob said it felt "horrible" but that he "loves testing himself". He is just recovering as he still has an endurance test left to go.

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

A mass vaccination's taking place at Liverpool Hope University later, after a second case of meningitis was confirmed.

It comes three weeks after the death of 18-year-old Alisha Bartolini, whose body was found at the Taggart Avenue campus in Childwall.

Record-breaking bike

Simon Moffatt

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

I've been at the world-record attempt for the fastest human powered vehicle. Engineers from the University of Liverpool designed the bike, while Liverpool John Moores University and Hope are testing the would-be cyclists.

Record-breaking cyclists

Triple Olympic medallist Rob Hayles was among the 30 cyclists to be put through their paces.

Huge crowds at weigh-in

Phil Cooper

BBC Radio Merseyside

Huge crowds have turned up at St George's Hall in Liverpool for the Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew weigh-in, starting at 13:00.

crowds at weigh-in

Computer hijack arrests

Dave Lee

Technology reporter, BBC News

A 19-year-old Liverpool man is one of 15 people

arrested over the hijacking of computers.

NCA raid

Police say the individuals were using software designed to remotely control computers - and in some instances webcams - a procedure known as "Ratting".

Community centre ransacked

Marc Gaier

BBC Radio Merseyside

I'm down at the Hope Community Group building in Buckingham Road, which was raided by burglars last night. All the thieves took, however, was some tea bags, cereal and baked bean flavour crisps.

Staff member at Tuebrook Hope Centre

I spoke to local councillor Steve Radford (pictured), who chairs the group. You can hear more on

BBC Radio Merseyside.