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Summary

  1. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Monday 13 June
  2. Updates on Friday 10 June

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By Jenny Coleman

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates from Merseyside and west Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

Weather: More rain on the way

BBC Weather

This evening will be fairly cloudy for most, with some showers and the Met Office yellow warning of rain stays in place until 21:00.

Friday evening's weather in Liverpool looks rainy
BBC

Some brief bright interludes tomorrow but generally cloudy with showers, heavy at times. 

Runcorn park revamp completed

It was the official reopening of Runcorn Hill Park today - it benefited from a £2m Heritage Lottery grant to get new paths, benches and a facelift for the boating lake.

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Erin Cross: Cheshire girl's family hit target for cancer treatment fund

A family has reached its target to fund pioneering treatment for their five-year-old daughter who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

The Team Erin Cross gofundme appeal page with a pic of Erin and a total of £105.510
Gofundme

A £100,000 appeal was launched for Erin Cross, from Cheshire, to undergo gene editing therapy in America.

The family, from Chester, has been told she needs the treatment within two months before her health deteriorates.

Police 'sorry' for Hillsborough picture

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has apologised for using a "distressing" photo of Liverpool fans at Hillsborough on a poster.

Man wearing Justice for the 96 t-shirt
AFP/Getty Images

The image from the 1989 disaster which claimed the lives of 96 football fans was sent to police staff on Wednesday.

Assistant Chief Constable Robert Potts said he was "deeply sorry" for the use of the "inappropriate" image.  

Lightning strike causes Birkenhead house fire

Wirral Globe

A fire broke out at a Birkenhead property following a lightning strike this afternoon.  

Weather: Met Office yellow weather warning for rain

Latest headlines from Merseyside and west Cheshire

This afternoon's top stories:

  • Ruling Labour councillors in Warrington have voted against the devolution deal which would see Cheshire getting an elected mayor
  • Police are advising motorists to take extra care following reports of flash flooding because of heavy rainfall in south Liverpool
  • Artwork is unveiled at Liverpool Lyceum to remember people who died in the Battle of the Somme

Watch: Flash flooding in Childwall

Travel: Stuck lorry blocks Woodchurch Road

BBC Travel

Woodchurch Road in Birkenhead is blocked in both directions between the Palmwood Close junction and Woodchurch because a lorry has become stuck under a railway bridge.  

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EU Referendum: Better In or Out?

Chester bakers celebrate £1m lotto raffle win

A syndicate of bakers from a Tesco store in Chester is celebrating today after scooping the £1m Lotto raffle prize.

Lotto winners
Camelot

Their winning ticket for 7 May lay unchecked for more than a month with the syndicate leader, Cath Batten, only discovering the team of bakers were £1m richer when she went to buy a ticket for the next Lotto draw.

The syndicate of 12, who work at Tesco in Frodsham Street, Chester, will each bank £83,333.33.

WW1 artwork unveiled in Liverpool city centre

Artwork has been unveiled at Liverpool Lyceum to remember people who died in the Battle of the Somme.

Lyceum artwork
BBC
Lyceum artwork
BBC
Lyceum artwork
BBC

Relatives of people who fought in the battle were there for the unveiling of the artwork named after Wilfred Owen's famous war poem -  Dulce et Decorum Est.

Local artists were commissioned to create the piece Dulce et Decorum Est on the Grade II* listed building in Bold Street.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

  • Heavy downpour in Liverpool leads to flash flooding in Childwall, Garston and Aigburth
  • A new centre to support street drinkers in Liverpool helps over 50 people in its first week in Liverpool
  • Three weapons - including a sawn-off shotgun - have been found in a bin store at two properties in Toxteth

Man dies after incident at Birkenhead house

A house is sealed off in Birkenhead after reports of concern for the safety of a man who has now died in Arrowe Park Hospital. 

Officers were called to the house on Slatey Road just before 10:00 this morning. 

An investigation is currently ongoing.

Rugby League: Widnes Vikings back-rower Macgraff Leuluai signs contract extension

BBC Sport

Widnes second-rower Macgraff Leuluai has signed a two-year contract extension with the Super League club.  

Macgraff Leuluai
Rex Features

WW1 artwork unveiled in Liverpool to commemorate Battle of Somme

Man found dead in Southport's Marine lake was facing child abuse image charges

St Helens Star

A St Helens man found dead in Southport’s Marine lake was facing charges of making indecent images of children, the St Helens Star reports.

Flash flooding in south Liverpool affects Garston Old Road

Kayte Cleverley sent in this photo taken in Garston this lunchtime. 

If you have a photo you'd like to share, you can tweet us @bbcmerseyside.

Bottom of Garston Old Road
Kayte Cleverley

Travel: Trains suspended due to flash flooding

Flash flooding on Allerton Road this afternoon

Travel: Road closure in Aintree causes severe disruption

BBC Travel

Ormskirk Road in Aintree is closed in both directions between the Park Lane junction and the Ormskirk Road junction, because of racing and a concert at Aintree Racecourse.  

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Travel: Trains aren't stopping at Aigburth due to flash flooding

Tony Bellew's tribute to Muhammad Ali

World champion Liverpool boxer Tony Bellew has been paying tribute to Muhammad Ali, whose funeral is taking place today.

Tony Bellew on Muhammad Ali's death

Liverpool drinking support centre helps over 50 in first week

A new centre to support street drinkers in Liverpool has helped more than 50 people in its first week in Liverpool.

The REST Centre, on the site of a former cinema on Fraser Street off London Road, provides a safe space for street drinkers and has experts on hand to offer help and advice.

Street parking labelled an 'accident waiting to happen'

Warrington Guardian

Orford residents have raised concerns over street parking that has been labelled "an accident waiting to happen".  

Latest headlines from Merseyside and west Cheshire

This lunchtime's top stories: 

  • A new centre to support street drinkers has opened in Liverpool on the site of a former cinema
  • Ruling Labour councillors in Warrington have voted against the devolution deal which would see Cheshire getting an elected mayor
  • Liverpool's St John's market closes today for four and a half months for its £2m refurbishment

Rugby League: St George Illawarra Dragons prop rejoins Warrington Wolves

BBC Sport

Warrington have re-signed England prop Mike Cooper from NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons on a three-year contract starting from next season.  

Mike Cooper
Getty Images

Artwork telling 'human story' of WWI unveiled in Liverpool

A new piece of artwork has been unveiled at Liverpool Lyceum to remember people who died in the Battle of the Somme.

Local artists were commissioned to create the piece on the a Grade II listed building on Bold Street, which features photographs and letters from soldiers to reflect the human story of the First World War.

The artwork - Dulce et Decorum Est - is named after Wilfred Owen's famous war poem.

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Three guns found in Toxteth, man arrested

Three guns have been found outside two properties in Toxteth, police have said.

A sawn-off shotgun was found in an outside bin store at the back of a house in Cedar Grove last night, and three hours later two weapons were found in the back yard of the house next door. 

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and is due to be questioned later.

'Disgusting' pervert exposed himself to girl on Southport to Liverpool train

Southport Visiter

A 50-year-old man who exposed himself to a shocked teenager on a Southport to Liverpool train.

Wirral RNLI lifeguards receive prestigious award for Hilbre Island rescue

RNLI lifeguards from West Kirby have been given a prestigious award after saving the life of a man on Hilbre Island in May last year.

RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease with lifeguard Tom Corlett, West Kirby lifeboat crew member Adie Gregan, Hoylake crew member Ian Davies and lifeguard Mike Proctor
RNLI

Norman and Mike Proctor (who are father and son) and Tom Corlett were handed The Alison Saunders’ Lifeguarding Award.

They saved the life of a man who had got into trouble on off the coast of Wirral.

Travel: Rail disruption at Liverpool Moorfields

BBC Travel

Trains are not stopping on Merseyrail Northbound at Liverpool Moorfields due to engineering works.

More from BBC Travel

Watch: could the giants be coming to Wirral?

The man behind Liverpool's Giants Spectacular has been back in the city to discuss plans which would see them return to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Jean Luc Courcoult jumped on board a Mersey ferry to look at locations on both sides of the river. 

He promised a new story and new surprises.

Weather: Pollen levels still high in the North West

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire: