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  1. Updates on Monday 27 February

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Leicester players celebrate Danny Drinkwater's goal

Phil Dawkes

BBC Sport

Leicester produce a superb display to beat Liverpool and move out of the bottom three in their first game since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

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Our live coverage across the day

Live updates from Merseyside 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: Cold with the risk of ice

BBC Weather

Remaining cold with outbreaks of showers overnight.  

Weather: Cold with the risk of ice

There's a risk of ice forming by the morning in some parts. Lows of 2C.

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Drug dealer Brandon Bilsborough jailed for rival's murder

A teenager has been jailed for life for murdering a rival drug dealer in Liverpool.

Brandon Bilsborough
Mersesyide Poilce

Brandon Bilsborough, 19, shot Mark Hillman, 26, twice in the back after luring him to a house in Everton for a deal last April, the trial heard.

At Liverpool Crown Court he was told he must serve a minimum of 25 years.

Co-accused Connor Hunt, 19, who was cleared of murder but convicted of wounding with intent, was sentenced to eight years in a young offenders' institution.

Former Everton 'legend' Alex Young remembered

Is recycling too confusing?

The campaign group, Keep Britain Tidy, claims bin collections are too complicated and should be simplified .

Liverpool is at the bottom of the regional league table -  recycling only 28% of its waste. The national target is 50%. 

Cheshire West and Chester is the best in our area, with a 60 % rate and Warrington has been praised for increasing its recycling to 54%.

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A 19-year-old drug dealer is jailed for life for murdering his rival Mark Hillman in a shooting in Liverpool last April
  • Plans have been announced for a £2bn regeneration of Liverpool city centre
  • Former Hearts, Everton forward Alex Young has died aged 80

Football: Everton pay tribute to 'The Golden Vision' Alex Young

Everton have paid tribute to "The Golden Vision" Alex Young who has died, aged 80.

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Young signed for the Toffees in 1960 and played for the club until 1968. 

Weather: Met Office issue severe weather warning

Wirral Council invests £10m into improving child safeguarding after Ofsted 'bombshell'

Wirral Globe

Children's services in Wirral are set for a major boost as the council prepares to invest an £10m in the coming year on improving social care for young people.  

Drug dealer jailed: Victim Mark Hillman 'was a much loved son'

The mother of a man who was shot by a rival drug dealer says she hopes his killer's life sentence will deter people from getting involved in gun crime.

Mark Hillman
Merseyside Police

At Liverpool Crown Court Brandon Bilborough, 19, was told he must serve a minimum of 25 years after he shot Mark Hillman in the back twice. 

Mr Hillman's mother Sharon said he was a "much-loved son, brother and wonderful father to three gorgeous girls".

She added: "We can only hope in the very least that Mark's death and the sentences handed out today send a strong message to anyone involved in gun crime and I hope that lives can be saved in the future."

Weather: Heavy and wintry showers

BBC Weather

A cold afternoon with some heavy and wintry showers. Highs of 8C.

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Football: 'No doubt' Liverpool can turn on competitive instincts - Klopp

BBC Merseyside Sport

Jurgen Klopp has "no doubts" his Liverpool players will be able to switch on their "competitive instincts" tonight against Leicester after their longest break of the season. 

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With no FA Cup involvement the Reds have had 16 days rest between games. 

A win would see Liverpool jump to third. 

It will be Leicester's first match since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri , just nine months after winning the league title. 

Vauxhall deal: Head of Unite union to brief shop stewards at Ellesmere Port

The head of the Unite union, Len McCluskey is briefing shop stewards at the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port about his meeting with the boss of the company which wants to take it over. 

Vauxhall
Vauxhall

The French car giant PSA Group - which makes Peugeot and Citroen cars - wants to buy General Motors' European operation , which includes Vauxhall and Opel. 

That has raised concerns about the future of the Ellesmere Port plant, which employs around 1900, and a plant in Luton.

Crimestoppers offer £2000 reward for information about murderer Shaun Walmsley's escape

Crimestoppers is offering a £2000 reward for information on the whereabouts of murderer Shaun Walmsley who escaped police custody during a hospital visit in Liverpool. 

Shaun Walmsley
Merseyside Police

The 28-year-old was getting into a taxi with prison officers outside Aintree Hospital last week when he was sprung from custody by two armed men. 

A 25-year-old man from Norris Green arrested as part of the investigation has been released

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • A 19-year-old drug dealer is jailed for life for murdering his rival Mark Hillman in a shooting in Liverpool last April
  • A man arrested by police investigating the escape of a convicted murderer in Liverpool  is released
  • The head of the Unite union is briefing shop stewards at the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port after meeting with the company which wants to take it over 

Drug dealer Brandon Bilsborough jailed for 25 years for rival murder

A Liverpool drug dealer has been jailed for life for murdering his rival Mark Hillman in a shooting in Everton last April. 

Brandon Bilsborough
Merseyside Police

Brandon Bilsborough, 19, will serve a minimum of 25 years. 

Connor Hunt, 19, who was found guilty of wounding in relation to an earlier attack on Mr Hillman, has been sentenced to eight years in a young offenders prison.

Flood prevention work gets under way in St Helens

Work gets under way today to dig up silt and sand to prevent flooding in parts of St Helens. 

Queens Park
Google

The Environment Agency is excavating around 200 tonnes from the Windle and Hardshaw Brook in Queens Park. 

The £15,000 project will increase capacity in the brooks and reduce the flood risk to almost 80 neighbouring properties. 

The work will last five days.

Southport club closed after fire breaks out in the bar

Southport Visiter

A Southport town centre club was forced to close after an electrical socket caused a fire in the bar.  

The Beach Bar
Google

Flood alert issued for Mersey Estuary at Warrington

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Mersey Estuary at Warrington

Flood warnings
Environment Agency

Areas at risk include Fiddlers Ferry, Eastford Road, Arpley Bridge, Knutsford Road, Howley, Kingsway North and Westy.  

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • More people in Liverpool are being urged to recycle as only 28% of the city's waste goes in recycling bins -  the worst in the region
  • A man arrested by police investigating the escape of a convicted murderer in Liverpool  is released
  • A man with stab wounds was left outside a Liverpool hospital in a van with blacked-out windows,  police say

Drug dealer Brandon Bilsborough to be sentenced for rival shooting

A teenage drug dealer from Liverpool is to be sentenced later for shooting dead a rival.

Brandon Bilsborough, 19
Merseyside Police

Brandon Bilsborough, 19, from Anfield was convicted last week of murdering Mark Hillman 10 months ago. 

He has been been told he'll be detained for life - and today the judge will decide the minimum time he'll stay behind bars. 

Connor Hunt, also from Anfield, was cleared of murder, but he will be sentenced after being found guilty of slashing Mr Hillman in the face.

Severe disruption: M58 Merseyside eastbound

BBC News Travel

M58 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for .

M58 Merseyside - M58 partially blocked eastbound at J1, Kirkby, because of an overturned lorry. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Stab victim left outside Liverpool's Aintree hospital in van

A man with stab wounds was left outside a Liverpool hospital in a van with blacked-out windows, police have said .

Aintree University Hospital
AP

The 21-year-old was taken by "unknown parties" to Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, in the early hours of Sunday with wounds to his hand and side.  

Murderer Shaun Walmsley's escape: Man released after arrest

A man arrested by police investigating the escape of a convicted murderer in Liverpool has been released .

Shaun Walmsley, 28
Merseyside Police

Shaun Walmsley, 28, was getting into a cab with prison officers outside Aintree Hospital on Tuesday when he was  sprung from custody by two armed men.

Liverpool is worst in region for recycling

Liverpool Council is stepping up efforts to encourage more people to recycle. 

Recycling bins
BBC

At the moment only 28% of the city's waste is going in recycling bins - making it the worst in the region. 

The national target is 50% .

Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

  • More people in Liverpool are being urged to recycle as only 28% of the city's waste goes in recycling bins - the worst in the region
  • A man arrested by police investigating the escape of a convicted murderer in Liverpool has been released
  • A teenage drug dealer from Liverpool is due to be sentenced later for shooting dead a rival

Roads: Accident on M56 eastbound in Cheshire

BBC News Travel

One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to an accident on the M56 eastbound between Junction 14 for Hapsford and Junction 12 Runcorn.    

Weather: Cold day with wintry showers

BBC Weather

A cold day with frequent showers, some wintry. Not as windy as yesterday. Highs of 8C.

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Jenny Coleman

Reporter, BBC Local Live

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