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  1. The UK votes to leave the European Union and Cameron is to step down
  2. St Helens MP Marie Rimmer 'furious' at Remain campaign
  3. North West MEP Paul Nuttall says "let's put the great back into Great Britain"
  4. Wallasey MP Angela Eagle says Brexit is a "protest" from pressured communities
  5. Frank Field talks about the working class 'revolt' against globalisation

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By Jenny Coleman

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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.  

Tonight's weather: Cooler and turning dry

BBC Weather

Daytime showers will gradually ease away to leave a mostly dry night to come with some clear spells - and feeling fresher than recent days.  

Friday's weather shows rain

Chance of a few showers in the early hours of tomorrow but sunny spells to come in the afternoon.

Man arrested after assault at St Helens service station

Merseyside detectives have arrested a man after an assault at a service station in St Helens. 

It happened on Thursday morning in Sutton when it is claimed the victim was punched before the attacker left on a motorbike. 

The victim is in hospital receiving treatment on an injury to his ear.   

EU Referendum: Berger 'bitterly disappointed'

Labour MP for Wavertree Luciana Berger says she is "bitterly disappointed that our success here in Liverpool was not reflected across the country."  

While Liverpool voted 58.2% to stay, only 48.1% did so overall.

Labour MP for Wavertree, Luciana Berger

She said in a statement that these are going to be "difficult times" for our region and the short term priority must be "to stabilise the local economy and protect jobs."

Man escapes fire at house in Edge Hill

A 61-year-old man escaped a fire at his house on Needham Road in Liverpool just before 17.10 BST yesterday.

Fire damage
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews found the ground floor of the property well alight. The man had already exited the house but had suffered smoke inhalation, as had a woman from a neighbouring property.

The fire was found to be caused by accidental ignition due to an electrical fault and the man was alerted by noise and smoke from the fire as no smoke detectors were fitted at the property.

Mark Hillman murder conspiracy: two teens in court

Liverpool Echo

Brandon Bilsborough and Connor Hunt, both 18, accused of plotting to murder the Liverpool dad.

Travel: Sailings between Liverpool and Belfast disrupted

The Stena Line Mersey ferry between Belfast and Liverpool is experiencing technical difficulties causing cancellations of many sailings this evening and over the weekend.

Saturday's 10:30 BST sailing from Liverpool to Belfast is cancelled as is the 22:30 back from Belfast.

There is an extended passage time on Sunday's services while Tuesday's are cancelled.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

Today's top stories:

  • Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton vote to remain in the European Union but every other district in the area votes to leave
  • Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and the only Merseyside MP to vote Leave, said it was a "clear revolt"
  • Luciana Berger, MP for Wavertree, says she is "bitterly disappointed that our success here in Liverpool was not reflected across the country"

Steve Rotheram urges unity after Brexit

Labour MP for Walton, Steve Rotheram, has urged Labour to come together after the vote to leave the EU, saying "there is more that unites us than divides us".

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New brain tumour treatment for Clatterbridge

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Wirral has been chosen to deliver a new treatment for brain tumours. 

It is one of 16 units to begin the specialist form of radiotherapy. It means fewer people will have to undergo invasive care such as surgery.


Police warning after Prescot car burglary

Police are appealing to people to keep car keys out of sight after a burglary in Prescot overnight.

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The offender forced entry to a house on Victoria Terrace through a window between 23.30 yesterday and 5:15 today and took a safe containing jewellery, two purses and keys to a red Volkswagen Up! car.

CCTV footage shows the car being driven on Childwall Valley Road at around 6.20.  

Additional trains for Chester Races Ladies Evening

Travel: Accident closes Park Road South

BBC Travel

Park Road South in Prenton is closed in both directions between the Slatey Road junction and the Palm Grove junction because of a serious accident. It's also affecting Park Road West, Edgerton Road and Park Road West and Palm Grove.  

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How will fuel prices and driving in Europe be affected by Brexit?

St Helens Reporter

Following the momentous decision taken today by United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union, a British motoring association has warned fuel prices, driving in Europe and motor insurance could all be affected.

EU referendum: Merseyside split over Brexit vote

Liverpool, Wirral and Sefton voted to remain in the European Union - but every other district in the area voted to leave.  

Table showing results in each district

Liverpool voted 58.2% to stay, followed by Sefton at 51.9% and Wirral at 51.7%. St Helens and Halton topped the leave votes at 58% and 57.4% followed by Warrington, Knowsley and Cheshire West and Chester at 54.3%, 51.6%, 50.7%.  

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and the only Merseyside MP to vote leave, said it was a "clear revolt against globalisation and its undermining of working-class living standards."

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

Today's top stories:

Joe Anderson and Richard Kemp 'suspend hostilities' after Brexit result

Liverpool's Liberal Democratics Cllr Richard Kemp says he has agreed to "suspend hostilities" with Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson today and work together to deal with what he describes as "the horrific consequences for the Liverpool City Region of Brexit".

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Wirral South MP Alison McGovern wants focus on 'how we can get through this'

Labour MP for Wirral South, Alison McGovern, who campaigned strongly for Britain to remain in Europe, said people now have to move forward. 

Alison McGovern

"Wirral voted to remain, my constituents want a job to go to, a roof over their heads and for their children to grow up with a decent chance in life," she said.

"We've got to concentrate on how we can get through this and make sure we keep their need for these things at the forefront."  

Football: Liverpool make Southampton striker Sadio Mane £30m transfer target

BBC Sport

Liverpool have made Southampton striker Sadio Mane a prime transfer target this summer and are willing to pay £30m.  

Sadio Mane
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Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants to boost his attacking options and is willing to make Mane one of the biggest signings in the club's history to do it.  

Liverpool and Southampton will continue to hold talks over the 24-year-old, with the fee a possible sticking point.

Marie Rimmer furious with Remain campaign

MP for St Helens South and Whiston, Marie Rimmer, is furious with the Remain campaign – she says they haven’t done enough to highlight to ordinary people in towns like St Helens what benefits the EU has brought.

Marie Rimmer and St Helens town centre

The vote to leave the European Union reached 58% in St Helens.  

Ms Rimmer says the EU saved the glass industry in St Helens in the 80s, helped build the town’s first hotel, and re-trained miners who had lost their jobs in the pits. She thinks the government’s focus has been too much on the cities and that Liverpool’s perceived to have got the lion’s share of EU funding when in reality all of Merseyside has seen the benefit.

St Helens votes to Leave with highest majority in region

Kat Boyden

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

People in St Helens voted strongly to Leave in the EU Referendum with a majority of 16% - the highest in our region.

I spoke to Beryl and Anne about it who said: "Now something might be done to make this country great again."

Beryl and Anne

Cheshire's diverse communities reflected in close call

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

In parts of Cheshire the vote was just as split as it was nationwide - with 50.7% in Cheshire West voting to leave and 51.2% in Cheshire East. 

But in more traditional working class Labour voting areas like Warrington and Halton, the leave vote was much more decisive. 

Cheshire's farmers may now be wondering what this means for their subsidies and unpopular regulations, while the effect on housing developers looking to develop large areas of the countryside remains to be seen. 

What will happen to our passports as the UK votes for Brexit?

Southport Visiter

Plenty of things are uncertain in the wake of the referendum result, and many jet setters are confused as to what will happen to our passports.

European funding 'swayed voters' in Liverpoool

Claire Hamilton

Reporter, BBC Radio Mersesyide

Liverpool so often bucks the national trend, and here the level of European funding which has been allocated to the city over the past 20 years possibly swayed voters. 

Liverpool Skyline

That funding’s also gone to St Helens and Knowsley, which both voted to leave the EU but perhaps isn’t so visible. 

St Helens South MP Marie Rimmer says she’s disappointed the town voted to leave, but people we spoke to there said they felt Britain would be better off in the long run on its own.  

Labour MPs submit motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn

Labour MPs Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey have sent a letter to John Cryer MP, chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, submitting a motion of no confidence in leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn
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The letter calls for a discussion at the next meeting of the PLP at 18:00 on Monday 27 June. This ballot has no formal constitutional force, but would be a significant expression of the lack of confidence of Labour MPs in their leader.

It is up to Mr Cryer to decide whether or not to accept the motion and allow it to be debated.

If it is accepted, it would be followed by a secret ballot of Labour MPs on Tuesday. It would require a simple majority of MPs to support the motion for it to be passed. 

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

  • The UK has voted to leave the European Union
  • North West MEP England and UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall said "let's put the great back into Great Britain"
  • Labour MP for Wallasey Angela Eagle says Brexit vote is a "protest" from pressured communities

EU referendum: a reminder of the local results

The UK voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years.

Merseyside was very much split on the issue with half the council areas voting leave and half voting remain. 

  • Liverpool REMAIN - majority 16%
  • Wirral - REMAIN - 3%
  • Sefton - REMAIN - 3.7%
  • St Helens - LEAVE - majority 16%
  • Knowsley - LEAVE - majority 3.1%
  • Halton - LEAVE - majority 14.8%

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People in St Helens welcome EU referendum news

Comedian John Bishop says he'll 'miss' EU passport

Liverpool comedian John Bishop has tweeted reaction to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU.

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Warrington votes to Leave

Warrington voted to leave - this is the breakdown.

BBC Referendum

Liverpool votes to Remain

Liverpool votes to Remain in the European Union. Full results: 

BBC Referendum

Radio Merseyside phone in: What do you think of today's result?

MP for Wirral South Alison McGovern has been speaking to Radio Merseyside's Will Bachelor about the results of the EU reeferendum.

He will be hosting a special phone-in today - what do you think of the results? 0151 709 9333 or share your thoughts with us on Twitter.

Listen Live between 12:00 - 14:00

Will Batchelor

West Lancs MP Rosie Cooper reacts to the result

Cheshire West and Chester votes to Leave

This is how the voting went in Cheshire West and Chester. 

Full results are here:

Cheshire West and Chester

MP Frank Field on working class 'revolt' against globalisation

Commenting on the EU referendum result, Labour MP for Birkenhead Frank Field described the results as "the first clear revolt against globalisation and its undermining of working-class living standards". 

He said the "major task" is to reassure Europe about negotiations and "think carefully about what our next moves are in disengaging from Europe".

Frank Field

Halton votes to Leave

Halton votes to Leave. Full results:

BBC Referendum

St Helens votes to Leave

BBC Referendum