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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 9 February 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Lynette Horsburgh

All times stated are UK

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Good night

That's all from the Local Live team. Join us for all your news, sport, travel and weather again from 08:00 on Tuesday.

Coming up

Andy Gill

BBC North West Tonight

Tributes paid to the teenager shot dead in the back in Liverpool include "a kind person who was happy to help where he could", and I'll have the latest on the investigation.

Watch more on BBC One at 18:30

Cloud and light breeze

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

It will still be largely cloudy

but dry with just a light breeze.

Mel Coles
BBC

The cloud will tend to keep temperatures from falling below freezing.

'Studentville' signs removed

Tom Mullen

BBC News Online

An estate agency has apologised after

placing To Let signs around Chester, labelling part of the city "Studentville".

The signs, which read "We love StudentVille Chester", were removed by Matthew's of Chester after a resident contacted them to complain.

One hundred years of rugby league

Tony Snell

BBC Radio Merseyside

On the show tomorrow a new exhibition on the history of rugby league at where else - but St Helens.

Brian Bevan's boots
BBC

It isn't just about the memories of Knowsley Road and now Langtree Park, it looks at the importance of the game both on and off the pitch over the last 100 years or more. Plus features memorabilia including rugby league legend Brian Bevan's boots.

Listen to Tony Snell's Breakfast Show between on

BBC Radio Merseyside between 07:00 and 09:30.

Traffic update

BBC Travel

reports the A540 Parkgate Road is closed in both ways due to an accident involving two vehicles between A550 Welsh Road (Two Mills traffic lights) and Puddington as well as queuing traffic on the exit slip road on M62 westbound at junction seven, A57 (Rainhill Stoops) and Lane.

Anfield 'rebranded' on Google

Liverpool Echo

Tech giants Google were today investigating how its

map of Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium came to be tagged with the phrase: "Essex jews place of worship".

The words were added to the search engine's aerial map of the Reds' ground today.

News on the hour

Megan Key

BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool actress Crissy Rock has spoken out against the film Fifty Shades of Grey - saying it glamorises domestic abuse.

Crissy suffered years of domestic abuse and is backing a campaign across Merseyside and Cheshire to tackle the problem.

Smithdown Road now open

Merseyside Police have emailed to confirm the road closures put on place on Smithdown Road following the

fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kevin Wilson have been lifted.

The scene of the shooting
BBC

However, a cordon remains in place on Holmes Street.

The force adds the investigation to establish the full circumstances of the murder is on-going.

Film 'glamorises' domestic abuse

Liverpool actress Crissy Rock has criticised the film Fifty Shades of Grey saying it glamorises domestic abuse and control.

Crissy Rock
BBC

The Benidorm star said she was married to a very violent man and was "absolutely terrified of him" and because she was only 16 she felt it was "my bed and I had to lie in it".

She said: "What's frightening me now is that it's going to open a whole new can of worms for some men to think 'I'm your Mr Grey, you be Mrs Black and Blue'."

Traffic latest

BBC Travel

As well as the closure of Smithdown Road, there are also delays on the A580 East Lancs Road at Haydock due to a traffic lights failure.

The problems on the westbound M62 at junction seven at the A57 Warrington Road/A557 Watkinson Way/ 570 St Helens Linkway (Rainhill Stoops) due to a vehicle fire have now cleared and lanes have now been reopened, reports

BBC Travel.

Your views

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.

'Studentville' row

Tom Mullen

BBC News Online

I'm looking into a story about an estate agent being asked to take down signs labelling the city of Chester "Studentville".

Chester
Google

The Chester Chronicle reports how Matthew's of Chester has apologised, saying it was "not their intention to upset anyone", after some residents living in the Garden Quarter complained when they spotted the "offensive" To Let signs.

Chester's Lord Mayor also got involved, asking the company to take down the signs.

Boss hopes to sign up Sterling and Ibe

BBC Sport

Raheem Sterling has been offered a "wonderful deal for a young man who is still developing", said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Raheem Sterling
EPA

Rodgers also said at Liverpool's news conference he hopes to strike a deal with 19-year-old Jordon Ibe, too, who he said put in a

"brilliant" performance in this weekend's Merseyside derby.

Burglary appeal

Lynette Horsburgh

BBC News

Cheshire Police is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary at a house in Warrington on 31 January.

A 27-year-old man was attacked at his home on Hale Street when three men wearing balaclavas burst through the rear door, armed with batons and knives, and demanded money.

The victim′s partner managed to escape and raise the alarm when the offenders left empty-handed.

News on the hour

Megan Key

BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool actress Crissy Rock has spoken out against the film Fifty Shades of Grey - saying it glamorises domestic abuse.

Crissy - suffered years of domestic abuse - and is backing a campaign across Merseyside and Cheshire to tackle the problem.

Anti-domestic violence campaign

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

A new anti-domestic violence campaign's launched across Merseyside and Cheshire today in the run-up to Valentine's Day.

Crissy Rock, Asa Murphy and Lee Charles back an anti-domestic abuse campaign launched in Merseyside and Cheshire
BBC

"Be a Lover not a Fighter" is being run by the region's local authorities and will feature a social media campaign, supported by local celebrities including Benidorm actress Crissy Rock - herself a domestic abuse survivor.

Coming up on Drive

Mairead Smyth

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

It was a lesson with a difference for around 30 pupils at one of Liverpool's Free Schools.

Walton MP Steve Rotheram invited the shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP to talk to the teenagers about the work they do along with Jenni Hicks, vice chair of Hillsborough Family Support Group.

You can find out more on

BBC Radio Merseyside from 16:00.

Lucas worry

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva will undergo a scan today on an injury he suffered in Saturday's 0-0 Merseyside derby.

Lucas Leiva
Getty Images

It's feared the influential Brazilian could be out for up to a month with an abductor muscle strain.

News on the hour

Megan Key

BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool actress Crissy Rock has criticised the film Fifty Shades of Grey - saying it glamorises domestic violence.

She's backing an anti-abuse campaign, which is running across Merseyside and Cheshire for the next six weeks.

Birkenhead Bantams

Tom de Castella

BBC News Magazine

The

Bantam Battalions for soldiers under the height of 5ft 3in was set up in Birkenhead in 1914.

Bantam recruitment poster
Imperial War Museum

The idea of special units during World War One spread across the country and even Canada.

Students fight travel fares

Wirral Globe

A campaign to reduce

teenage travel fares across Merseyside has reached Whitehall after being backed by the Globe.

Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin met with students from West Kirby Grammar School on Friday after hearing about their fight against what they describe as "extortionate prices" being charged to young people by bus and rail operators.

Grieving mum backs road safety campaign

The mother of a 23-year-old woman who was knocked down and killed on a pelican crossing in Toxteth is backing a police road safety operation in Wirral today.

Emma Worsley died after she was hit by a car in 2007.

Police say there has been a 5.6% increase in the number of people either killed or seriously injured on Wirral roads last year compared to the previous year.

Traffic latest

BBC Travel

reports queuing traffic on A51 Tarvin Road westbound in Great Barrow between the B5132 Barrow Lane junction and Vicars Cross Interchange.

News on the hour

Megan Key

BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool's Smithdown Road is going to stay shut until at least Wednesday as a murder investigation continues.

Kevin Wilson, 17, was shot in his back in Wavertree on Saturday evening - it is thought he was running from the gunman.

Chinese New Year celebrations

Liverpool Echo

Dragons will dance on the streets of Liverpool as the city marks Chinese New Year later this month.

Huge crowds are expected to enjoy the festivities in Chinatown as the annual celebration hits the city centre on February 22.

Cloudy and grey

Mel Coles

BBC Weather

A cloudy day and at times, under some of the low cloud it may be a bit drizzly.

Mel Coles
BBC

Any brightness will be limited however, many places will stay dry with highs of 6C/43F.

St Helens sign Haggarty

Ian Kennedy

BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

St Helens have signed Matthew Haggarty from Dewsbury Rams on a three-year contract.

Generic image of St Helens Rugby League team
BBC

The 24-year-old prop forward has been immediately loaned back to the Rams but will train each week with Keiron Cunningham's squad.

Coming up on North West Tonight

Andy Gill

BBC North West Tonight

I'll be bringing you the latest on the murder investigation into a teenager who police say was "targeted" and shot in the back in Liverpool.

The scene of the shooting
BBC

Watch more on BBC One at 13:30

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

A section of Liverpool remains closed as tests confirm a teenager killed in the city was shot in his back as he ran away from the gunman.

A local resident in Wavertree has told us he now wants to leave the area.

Joe to deal with derby 'PR disaster'

Chris Long

BBC News

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson says he will meet with both Liverpool and Everton officials, supporters and police to work out how to better deal with the Merseyside derby in future.

Everton and Liverpool fans at a chip shop
Getty Images

Over the weekend,

he tweeted that the issues around the game, which saw police take legal action to try and move the kick-off time forward and
enforced segregation in Goodison Park, had been "a PR disaster for our city".

In a statement, he said he would be "asking for a meeting with Merseyside Police, both football clubs and fans' groups to discuss issues surrounding the game and how we can support each other in policing and safety issues in the future".

Hillsborough inquests

BBC Radio Merseyside

The Hillsborough inquests are not sitting today.

The inquests which started on 31 March last year at Birchwood Park, Warrington have been adjourned due to juror unavailability.

Rodgers praises Ibe

Phil McNulty

Chief football writer at Goodison Park

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

praised the "brilliant" performance of teenager Jordon Ibe after he was thrust into the Merseyside derby with Everton.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe
AFP

Macca at the Grammys

Mark Savage

Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Paul McCartney gave his

first performance of his collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West called FourFiveSeconds at the Grammys.

Sir Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West perform at the Grammys
Reuters

The trio have 46 Grammys between them and would you believe West has the most with 21?

News on the hour

Giulia Bould

BBC Radio Merseyside

Liverpool's Smithdown Road is going to stay shut until at least Wednesday as a murder investigation continues.

Kevin Wilson, 17, was shot in his back in Wavertree on Saturday evening - it is thought he was running from the gunman.

Staying cloudy

BBC Weather

Latest

tweets: This satellite image shows where the sunshine has developed this morning.

Weather map
BBC

Some places will stay cloudy all day.

M56 delays

BBC Travel

reports one lane closed on the M56 westbound between junction 12 A557 (Runcorn) and junction 14 A5117 (Hapsford) due to broken down abnormal load.