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Labour's party conference in Liverpool looks set to go ahead next month after a row over security was resolved.
A question mark had been hanging over the annual gathering after G4S said it was now too late for it to step in and organise protection arrangements.
Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol said OCS Group, the "existing provider of security services at ACC Liverpool", will now carry out the task of providing security at the conference.
International Beatleweek Festival 2016 is here and this year's seven day music festival dedicated to John, Paul, George and Ringo includes a rare collection of early Beatles gig posters.
They're the work of poster artist Tony Booth - his first ever exhibition, more than 50 years after the Mersey Beat era.
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is doubtful with an ankle injury for Saturday's game against Tottenham Hotspur, while Divock Origi will be assessed after suffering cramp against Burton.
Sadio Mane missed the defeat to Burnley last weekend with a shoulder injury but returned in midweek and is available.
Midfielder Philippe Coutinho is doubtful with a stiff hamstring and may not be risked.
Train services have been disrupted on the Southport and Hunts Cross line due to trespassers on the railway at Birkdale.
Services on that line will now start and terminate at Formby.
Disruption is expected until 17:45.
- A man whose body was found after a blaze that killed a number of horses in Formby was a "pleasure to be around", his family says in a tribute
- Mersey Ferries remain suspended following a technical fault this morning
- Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the party's conference in Liverpool next month will "go ahead" despite issues around security for the event
Everton manager Ronald Koeman could hand first Premier League starts to new arrivals Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie, but Seamus Coleman remains out with an ankle injury.
James McCarthy, Darron Gibson and Tom Cleverley are deemed "small doubts" by Koeman but could still feature.
Swiss playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri could return from an ankle injury for Stoke.
This preview will be followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Everton and Stoke City.
Sefton Council says thousands of people have responded to a consultation about what the borough should look like in 2030.
Throughout June and July, over 3,500 people living and working in Sefton gave feedback on a range of topics including tourism, jobs and transport.
The council says the views will be used to help shape the future of the borough and guide its long term plans.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party's conference in Liverpool next month will "go ahead" despite issues around security for the event.
He told reporters the party were "sorting out the security arrangements".
Asked if the provider would be Showsec - a firm opposed by the GMB over union recognition - Mr Corbyn said the party would "announce it when the decision's been made".
A man whose body was found after a blaze that killed a number of horses was a "pleasure to be around", his family has said in a tribute.
Andrew Coogan, also known as Coogy, was found in stables at Shorrocks Hill Country Club in Lifeboat Road, Formby, yesterday.
He had been with the horses in a stable which destroyed in the fire.
A statement from the family said: "Coogy was loved by his family... he helped so many people along the way and was a pleasure to be around."
- Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party's conference in Liverpool next month will "go ahead" despite issues around security for the event
- Sefton Council says thousands of people have responded to a consultation about what the borough should look like in 2030
- Warrington Wolves are gearing up for the Challenge Cup final at Wembley tomorrow
Liverpool is celebrating the return of Olympians arrive back on British soil with a Brazil-themed parade in the city centre.
A carnival band and Samba dancers paraded through Liverpool One - but don't worry if you missed it as there is second parade at 16:00.
It starts in Paradise Street and will pass through to Paradise Place to South John Street where there will be a red, white and blue confetti finale.
Police are appealing for help finding a missing St Helens man.
Darren Hillman, 27, who is originally from Wigan, was last seen at around 09:00 today on Peasley Cross Lane and has not been seen or heard from since.
Extensive inquiries have been ongoing to locate him.
He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, with brown hair and of medium build. He also has a scar to the left side of his head.
Members of the public are advised not to approach Darren, but to contact police if they see him.
Warrington have been given a boost with the news that loose forward Joe Westerman is fit for Saturday's Challenge Cup final against his former club Hull FC at Wembley.
Westerman has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in the Super League victory against Castleford last weekend.
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The A565 Great Howard Street in Liverpool will close next week as a £10m scheme to replace a damaged bridge gets under way.
The bridge carries traffic over a disused railway line - Liverpool City Council say it is key to the new Liverpool 2 deep water scheme.
The route will be closed from 05:00 on Tuesday in both directions between Chadwick Street and the Mini garage. Work is expected to go on into 2017.
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Warrington Wolves are gearing up for the biggest game of the rugby league calendar, as they head to Wembley for the Challenge Cup final tomorrow.
Only Hull FC - one of the most consistent teams this season - stand in the way of the Wire lifting the trophy for the ninth time.
Listen to live coverage on BBC Radio Merseyside - kick off is 15:00.
A shotgun and bullets have been found at a house in Walton, Liverpool.
It was discovered during a search on Curtis Road.
The weapon and five shells were found - the gun is now being tested to see if it has been used.
The Mersey Ferry service has been suspended this morning due to technical fault. It was due to resume at 12:00, but there is still a problem, according to Merseytravel.
A new cereal bar has opened in Liverpool in aid of a homeless charity.
REX on Bold Street has opened a "Pay as You Feel Cafe and Cereal Bar" in aid of Liverpool Homeless FC.
Customers can choose from tea, coffee and a selection of cereals - and are asked to donate to the charity.
Liverpool Homeless FC uses football to help social integration and provide a support network for people facing homelessness in the city.
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Southport sign defender Callum Howe on a one-month loan deal from fellow National League side Lincoln City.
The 22-year-old has joined after Sandgrounders defender Chris Doyle was ruled out with a long-term knee injury.
Howe came through the youth system at Scunthorpe but he failed to make an appearance at the Iron and moved to Lincoln in 2015.
British Cycling says investment in recreational cycling in Liverpool has boosted the local economy by £1.1m.
Schemes like the City Bikes, as well as improved cycle routes, mean that more people are getting on their bikes - and it's saved the city over £720,000 in health care costs.
- There will be a post-mortem examination later on the body of a man found after a fire in Formby to find out how he died
- Security giant G4S says it has rejected a last-minute approach by Labour to cover its annual conference in Liverpool
- Three people from Liverpool, including a 15-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in Lancashire
Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live
Jurgen Klopp is rightly getting plaudits for the feel-good factor he has generated at Liverpool, but if you judge him on his choice of central defenders then he is far less convincing.
The Reds manager made a lot of changes over the summer in what is a specialist position, which is fair enough when you think about the issues his side had there last season.
Unfortunately for Klopp, from what I have seen, the players he has brought in are not better than the ones who have left.
Three people from Liverpool, including a 15-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in Lancashire.
The 42-year-old suffered stab wounds in a property in Hazel Avenue, Darwen, at about 16:15 on Thursday.
A woman, 42, is in a stable condition in Blackpool Victoria Hospital after also being stabbed, police said.
A 23-year-old man and two boys, aged 15 and 16, are being questioned in custody.
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Security giant G4S says it has rejected a last-minute approach by Labour to cover its annual conference in Liverpool.
G4S - which Labour previously voted to boycott - said it was contacted this week but could not take on the "large, complex" job at short notice.
It comes amid a stand-off between the GMB and another security firm, Showsec, over union recognition.