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  1. Updates from Monday 8 August
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday 9 August

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

Weather: Chilly night in store, mainly fine on Tuesday

There will be isolated light showers around this evening, but most places will be fine and cool with some pleasant sunshine to end the day.

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Weather forecast for Monday 8 August

It'll be dry and clear overnight, but turning distinctly chilly, especially in the countryside.

Tomorrow will be dry for much of the time, though be prepared for one or two passing showers. Feeling rather cool.

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Grandson of Merseyside-born Somme hero shares memories

The grandson of a Liverpool-born World War One hero has spoken about his memories of his grandfather as a memorial stone was unveiled in the city's Sefton Park in tribute to him.

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One hundred years ago today 2nd Lieutenant Gabriel Coury braved German machine gun fire as he left his trench and went into no-man’s land to rescue his wounded commanding officer.

His actions earned him a Victoria Cross.

Liverpool boy, 16, killed in fatal stabbing

Andy Giddings

BBC Shropshire

A teenager who died after being stabbed in Shrewsbury last week has been formally identified by police as 16-year-old Michael Warham from Liverpool.  

Wayford Close in Meole Brace, Shresbury
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West Mercia Police has made a fresh appeal for information, saying they want to talk to anyone who may have seen three young men wearing hooded jumpers and tracksuit bottoms near the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital at about 23:00 last Monday.

Three people arrested last week have been released on bail.

Michael's family released  a statement saying they are "devastated", and described him as a "much loved, remarkable young boy with a big heart and loving nature".

He will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honour to know him. We wish to thank everyone who attended the scene to help Michael. We would also like to thank the medical staff at the hospital and all those who have helped the police at this time."

Warham family

CCTV appeal after Southport house burglary

Officers say the two men might have information that could help their investigation.

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Wirral man wanted following alleged assault that broke woman's jaw

Police are trying to trace a Wirral man who has breached the conditions of his release from prison.

Daniel Phillip Grattan
Merseyside Police

Daniel Phillip Grattan, 26, was serving four years and four months for several assaults in the Cheshire area in October 2013 when he was released on licence to serve the rest of his sentence in the community.

However following an allegation of domestic assault against a woman in her 20s in which she suffered a fractured jaw, Grattan has been recalled to prison.

He has links to Birkenhead, Bootle, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Rockferry, Seacombe and Tranmere.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • Police are trying to trace a Wirral man who has breached the conditions of his release from prison following allegations of a woman being assaulted
  • Residents living near a botched demolition in Seaforth say almost four months on they've yet to receive an apology for the disruption it caused them
  • Alan Dossor, the theatre director who gave actors including Julie Walters, Bill Nighy and Pete Postlethwaite their big breaks at the Liverpool Everyman in the 1970s, has died

Actress's tribute to former Liverpool Everyman Artistic Director

Alan Dossor, 74, who was artistic director at the venue from 1970-75. has died.

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Theatre plans tribute to former artistic director Alan Dossor

Liverpool Everyman theatre's sign will be darkened tonight in a traditional tribute to honour the venue's "inimitable and inspirational" former artistic director Alan Dossor.

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Weather: Cooler with a risk of showers

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There's a chance of the odd shower but it should remain dry throughout the rest of the afternoon.

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Ex-Liverpool theatre boss Dossor dies

Alan Dossor
Liverpool Everyman

Alan Dossor, who gave actors including Julie Walters and Pete Postlethwaite their big breaks at the Liverpool Everyman in the 1970s, has died.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A Merseyside man says he's "dumbfounded" after a thief stole from him while he was trapped in his car after a crash
  • Residents living near a botched demolition in Seaforth say almost four months on they've yet to receive an apology for the disruption it caused them
  • Alan Dossor, the theatre director who gave actors including Julie Walters, Bill Nighy and Pete Postlethwaite their big breaks at the Liverpool Everyman in the 1970s, has died

Trial scheme sees contactless donation terminals for Chester walls attraction

Paul Burnell

Reporter, BBC News Online

Here's our full story on the news that contactless card payment technology is being installed in Chester's medieval walls to encourage people to contribute to their upkeep.

Chester Walls
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Visitors will be asked to make a donation by using bank cards or smart phones at the terminals.

They are being installed at three locations of the walls; Amphitheatre, King Charles Tower and Newgate Tower.

Chester Walls
Marketing Chester

Donations are voluntary and the walls are still a free attraction, Cheshire West and Chester Council said.  

Football: Toffees eyeing transfer market boost

Phil Cooper

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has indicated he will be busy in the transfer market this week as the new season draws closer. 

Ronald Koeman
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Koeman said he was disappointed with their showing against Espanyol at the weekend. 

The blues host Spurs on the opening day of the new campaign.

Sci-Tech Daresbury companies reveal £15m boost

Warrington Guardian

Daresbury companies have revealed that the value of collaborations with other business quadrupled in 2015.

Cockpit footage shows Red Arrows swoop over Liverpool

The RAF's aerobatic squad used a camera in the cockpit to capture landmarks along the River Mersey at the weekend.  

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Serious Fraud Office opens Airbus corruption investigation

BBC Business News

The Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group

Airbus
Airbus

It relates to alleged irregularities concerning third party consultants. 

The plane maker employs 10,000 people in the UK, including around 6,000 at Broughton near Chester.

Memorial stone unveiled for Liverpool-born Somme hero

A memorial stone marking the bravery of a Liverpool-born World War One soldier has been unveiled at the city's Sefton Park.

Memorial stone for 2nd Lieutenant Gabriel Coury
BBC

Second Lieutenant Gabriel Coury won the Victoria Cross after participating in a British attack on the German-held village of Guillemont.

Mum's horror as daughter, four, steps on 'drugs needle'

St Helens Star

For mum Sharon Duffy a fun day out with her two daughters turned into a horrific nightmare after she saw her youngest child step on a "drugs needle" in St Helens.

Travel: Accident on A57 in Liverpool

BBC Travel

The A57 East Prescot Road in Liverpool is partially blocked and there is slow traffic moving westbound, between the Chatterton Road junction and The Navigator traffic lights because of an accident.

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Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A man is arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 29-year-old man in Birkenhead at the weekend
  • A special ceremony is held in Liverpool to remember a man awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Battle of the Somme 
  • Chester launches a £2 debit card donation scheme for tourists to contribute to the city walls' upkeep

Lord Mayor's tribute to Victoria Cross Somme hero Gabriel Coury

Liverpool Lord Mayor Roz Gladde has been speaking at the unveiling of a memorial stone marking the bravery of a Liverpool-born World War One soldier who saved his commanding officer during the Battle of the Somme.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool at WW1 centenary commemoration for Gabriel Coury VC
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Gabriel Coury won the Victoria Cross after participating in a British attack on the German-held village of Guillemont.

His citation said he rescued his commanding officer on the battlefield "under intense fire" on 8 August 1916.

Ms Gladden described him as "a brave and fearless soldier" and said it was "important that his contribution to World War One is remembered".

Man arrested over Wirral stabbing

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Wirral. 

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A 29-year-old man was injured on Argyle Street in Birkenhead in the early hours of Friday.

Merseyside Police said they believe he was earlier involved in an "altercation", and suffered stab wounds to his body.

He was taken to hospital were his condition is described as serious, but not life threatening.     

A 27-year-old, from Tranmere, was held on suspicion of wounding and released on bail.

£8m Wallasey Tunnel lighting replacement works start

An £8m scheme to replace the lighting in the Wallasey Tunnel gets under way this week.

Wallasey Tunnel
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Merseytravel has said 2,000 LED lights will be installed to reduce CO2 emissions and save the authority £90,000 a year.

Chester launches £2 debit card donation scheme for city walls' upkeep

Card readers have been installed on Chester's city walls to allow tourists to donate £2 towards their upkeep in a trial scheme.

Chester city wall
Jeff Buck/Geograph

The walls are among Chester’s main tourist attractions and the project aims to support the maintenance of the walls, which currently costs the council £600,000 a year to maintain.

Travel: Break-down closes lane on M53

BBC Travel

One lane is closed on the M53 southbound between junctions 3 and 4 because of a broken down vehicle.

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Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A World War One soldier who was awarded a Victoria Cross for saving his commanding officer during the Battle of the Somme is being honoured in Liverpool later
  • An £8m scheme to replace the lighting in the Wallasey tunnel gets under way this week
  • Jurgen Klopp says he has "no idea" whether Daniel Sturridge will be fit in time for Liverpool's opening game of the season.

Football: Sturridge 'could miss' Liverpool's opening game - Klopp

Phil Cooper

Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

Jurgen Klopp has said he has no idea whether Daniel Sturridge will be fit in time for Liverpool's opening game of the season.

Daniel Sturridge
AFP

Sturridge missed the 4-0 win over Barcelona on Saturday, and didn't travel to Germany where the reds were beaten 4-0 by Mainz yesterday.

Travel: Roadworks close Liverpool city centre street

BBC Travel

West Derby Street in Liverpool is closed in both directions between Low Hill and the Crown Street junction because of roadworks.

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WW1 Victoria Cross hero to be commemorated in Liverpool

A World War One soldier who was awarded a Victoria Cross for saving his commanding officer during the Battle of the Somme is being honoured later.

Twenty-year-old lieutenant Gabriel Coury
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Liverpool-born 2nd Lieutenant Gabriel Coury won the Victoria Cross after participating in a British attack on the German-held village of Guillemont.

The 20-year-old's citation said he rescued his commanding officer on the battlefield "under intense fire" on 8 August 1916.

A commemorative paving stone is being unveiled at Sefton Park Palm House this morning as part of a nationwide scheme.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A WW1 soldier who was awarded a Victoria Cross for saving his commanding officer during the Battle of the Somme is being honoured later
  • An £8m scheme to replace the lighting in the Wallasey tunnel gets under way this week
  • Jurgen Klopp says he has no idea whether Daniel Sturridge will be fit in time for Liverpool's opening game of the season

Weather: Feeling fresh with sunny intervals

BBC Weather

A fresher day with sunny intervals, especially during the afternoon. Chance of an isolated showers with highs of 18C.

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Weather forecast for Monday 8 August

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Jenny Coleman

Reporter, BBC Local Live

Hello from Liverpool, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside and west Cheshire today. 

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