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Summary

  1. Updates from 27 November
  2. More from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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Good night

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

Coming up

Roger Johnson

Presenter, North West Tonight

The family of Darren Taylor from Liverpool who was killed in Thailand last year anxiously wait for the result of a trial in which another Merseyside man, James Dornan, is accused of his murder.

Also Knowsley Council's announced 130 jobs will be lost during the next financial year and we have the latest from the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington.

Watch more on BBC One at 18:30.

Police chief's honour

The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police has received an honorary fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.

Sir Jon Murphy
Liverpool John Moores University

Sir Jon Murphy was recognised for his "exceptional services to policing and community relations". The ceremony took place at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

Family hear details of killing

Andy Gill

BBC North West Tonight

The family of Darren Taylor, from Liverpool, hear trial details of how a fellow Liverpudlian allegedly killed him in Thailand.

Taylor family
BBC

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

Cloudy with patchy drizzle

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC

Another

cloudy and murky night with extensive low cloud and some patchy light rain or drizzle.

Weather forecast
BBC

Transient fog patches are possible where any clearer breaks develop, especially across the Wirral.

Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F)

Motorway delays

BBC Travel reports very slow traffic on the M57 northbound between Junction 6, (Kirkby) and Junction 7, M58 (Switch Island).

Rodgers relishes decider

BBC Sport

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is

delighted his side remain in control of their Champions League destiny going into their final group game.

Brendan Rodgers
AP

The Reds conceded a late equaliser at Bulgarian champions Ludogorets, but will still reach the last 16 if they beat Basel at Anfield next month.

"It is all in our hands going into last game - I can't ask any more than that," he said Rodgers after the 2-2 draw.

Restrict laxatives sale bid

Bronwyn Jones

BBC North West

A woman whose teenage daughter was hospitalised as a result of overdosing on laxatives is calling for their sale to children to be heavily regulated.

Carolyn Jones, from Liverpool, wants age and quantity restrictions to apply.

Her 16-year-old daughter Sarah, who has anorexia, bought hundreds of laxatives and collapsed after taking 28 pills.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

The leader of Knowsley Council says "there's more pain to come", as he announces 130 council jobs are to be cut.

Ron Round says the decision's been made in light of reduced funding from central government and claims the borough's been hit harder than other parts of the country.

Radio toy appeal

Helen Carter

BBC Local Live

Generous listeners are donating toys to BBC Radio Merseyside's Christmas appeal by the bag load.

toy appeal
BBC

Here our A Team volunteer Mary O'Brien (left) and receptionist June Bickford (right) show what they've received in the last few days.

On air

Paul Salt

BBC Radio Merseyside

I'm talking to the mother of

a Liverpool teenager who overdosed on laxatives as part of her anorexia.

Carolyn Jones from Childwall is campaigning for tougher checks for over-the-counter pills after she found her 16-year-old daughter had stashed 150 packets in the house.

Listen live to

BBC Radio Merseyside until 18:00.

Major slip road closing

A major slip road in Widnes is to be closed for five months as part of the new

Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Artist's impression of Mersey Gateway bridge
Mersey Gateway

The Ditton junction to Speke Road will be shut from Tuesday

to build the link roads to the six-lane toll bridge, linking Runcorn and Widnes.

Local diversions will be in place.

Crack house closed

A Chester crack house has been closed down to prevent drug abuse, say Cheshire Police.

Crack house closed down
Cheshire Police

Officers issued a closure order at the house on Lache Hall Crescent, Lache.

Police said no-one is allowed in the house for three months or they could be arrested and face up to six months in prison or a £5,000 fine, or both.

Hillsborough inquests

Ben Schofield

BBC Radio Merseyside

A senior St John Ambulance volunteer described the moment he realised people were "in desperate trouble" at Hillsborough and turning blue.

Peter Wells told the inquests: "My first thought was we have got to get the fence down."

He said he didn't have any suitable equipment in the organisation's two ambulances at the game so he asked a police officer on a radio for bolt cutters.

What do you think?

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.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

The leader of Knowsley Council says: "there's more pain to come", as he announces 130 council jobs are to be cut.

Ron Round says the decision's been made in light of reduced funding from central government and claims the borough's been hit harder than other parts of the country.

Tranmere news

James Mountford

BBC Radio Merseyside

Tranmere boss Micky Adams has been giving his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's home match against Portsmouth in League Two.

Prenton Park
Getty Images

Goalkeeper Peter Brezovan is a doubt with a back injury. Loan striker Danny Johnson has returned to Cardiff City - he scored once in five appearances.

Appeal for missing boy

Concerns are growing for a missing 16-year-old boy from Birkenhead, say

Merseyside Police.

Joshua Lewis
Merseyside Police

Joshua Lewis was last seen on 10 November. He has links to Birkenhead, Wallasey, Liverpool and Runcorn.

Campaign for laxative law

Phil Cooper

BBC Radio Merseyside

The mother of an anorexic Liverpool teenager who overdosed on 28 laxatives is campaigning for tougher checks for over-the-counter pills.

Carolyn Jones, from Childwall, discovered her 16-year-old daughter Sarah was taking laxatives when she collapsed and had to be taken into hospital.

She said body image is causing many young girls to want to lose any weight they gain from eating but there's nothing stopping them buying too many laxatives.

Mercian march

Mercian Regiment soldiers will parade in Widnes and Runcorn next week as they return from deployment on a NATO exercise in Lithuania.

More than 100 soldier will march from 11:00 on Monday along Widnes Road and Albert Road in Widnes.

The Runcorn parade will move along High Street, Church Street, Regent Street and Devonshire Place from 12:15.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

A senior St John Ambulance volunteer at the Hillsborough disaster says he didn't see a professional ambulance worker until more than 30 minutes after the match was called off.

The inquests have moved into a new phase of evidence looking at how the emergency services responded.

Remembering Gary Speed

Everton FC

tweets: Three years ago today, the football world lost a true great. RIP Gary Speed, gone but never forgotten.

Gary Speed when he played for Everton
Getty Images

coming up

Claire Minter

BBC Radio Merseyside

Born and bred in Liverpool, Dave Sinclair worked for the Militant and has collected in this book 160 classic images of Liverpool in the 1980s.

And a new film starring 1990s icon Luke Perry comes to the city this weekend - Billy Butler chats with the writer and composer of the film.

McAteer joins podcast

Former Liverpool FC star Jason McAteer is joining the award-winning podcast the

Anfield Wrap for their debut live appearance at O2 Academy Liverpool on 5 December.

Jason McAteer
(C) British Broadcasting Corporation

Jason will be joining Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons for a session of interactive football talk and banter, followed by a performance from Liverpool's top live group the Tea Street Band, and sets from Sugarmen and 35 Summers.

News on the hour

Alex Dibble

BBC Radio Merseyside

One hundred and thirty jobs are to go at Knowsley Council.

The authority says despite having already made £60m the level of government cuts means it's facing a further deficit of £34m over the next two years.

What do you think?

Lynette Horsburgh

BBC News

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.

Your questions for Mayor

via Facebook

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson is in the hot seat now and here are some of your questions.

Joe Anderson
BBC

Steve Harper

asks: Why are we now having a review about houses to be built on Sefton Meadows? Another victory for the "nimbys"?

Mark Parry

says: Can he start behaving in a way that befits his status, not like the last time I heard him on this station

More from Hillsborough

Ben Schofield

BBC Radio Merseyside

St. John ambulance volunteer Peter Wells said he ran to his ambulance at the ground and fetched an oxygen cylinder and poked the tube through the fence and put it into peoples' mouths, hoping they would get some oxygen.

He said it didn't appear as if it worked. He commended police officers at the ground for their response and said the fans who helped were "fantastic."

But he said he didn't see anyone from South Yorkshire ambulance service until the ambulance pulled onto the pitch at 15:37.

Asked about his overall impression of the professionals, he replied: "I never saw them."

Hillsborough latest

Ben Schofield

BBC Radio Merseyside

A senior St. John Ambulance volunteer at Hillsborough says he didn't see a professional ambulance worker for more than half an hour after the match stopped.

Peter Wells, who was in charge of 33 first-aiders at the match gave evidence at the inquests in Warrington.

He described running over to the Leppings Lane end after noticing overcrowding on the terraces. He said he tried to clear the airways of two fans pressed up against the fences at the front of the pens.

Remaining cloudy

Charlie Slater

Weather Presenter, BBC

It is staying rather

cloudy and misty in places this afternoon, with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle.

Charlie Slater
BBC

However, the odd brighter spell may develop at times, especially around the Wirral and Southport.

Maximum Temperature: 9C (48F)

News on the Hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

A senior St. John Ambulance volunteer who was at the Hillsborough disaster says he didn't see a professional ambulance service worker until more than half an hour after the match was stopped.

Coming up

Annabel Tiffin

Presenter, North West Tonight

The latest from the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington.

Also claims by Manchester Airport that devolving air passenger duty from Westminster to Scotland could undercut airports like Manchester and Liverpool.

We also have more on the online ratings of local police forces.

Watch more on BBC One at 13:30.

Claire Hamilton

Political reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

The Mayor's talking to us about negative headlines generated by his spat with Kim Cattrall - and says he was right to speak out.

Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall

The Liverpool-born Sex in the City star said

developing the area next to the park would "encroach on the people's land".

Mr Anderson said her comments were "ill-informed", asking: "What does she really know of the issues that Liverpool faces?"