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  1. Bye for now....

    That's all from North West Live for now.

    But you can join us from 22:00 for our coverage of the general election results, through the night and into Friday.

  2. Yusuf Sonko shooting: Police probe two burnt bikes found in Toxteth

    Police are investigating whether two burnt bikes found in Toxteth last night are linked to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in Liverpool.

    Yusuf Sonko

    Yusuf Sonko died from a single gunshot wound to the head after being found on Tagus Street, Toxteth on Friday evening.

    Detectives are appealing for information about the bikes - which had been set on fire - found on a patch of land on the corner of Corinto Street and Upper Stanhope Street in Toxteth.

    Forensic and CCTV inquiries are being carried out and police are asking anyone with dash-cam footage to get in touch.

  3. Meet Merseyside's newest 'mini police'

    A group of school children have become the latest recruits for Merseyside's "mini police" at a ceremony in Kirkby.

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    Ten pupils from Millbrook Community Primary have been sworn in to act as ambassadors for the force in their local community.

    As part of their new role, the children will take part in a number of activities, such as joining officers to talk to drivers abut the dangers of speeds and delivering assemblies to their schools about Halloween and Bonfire Night safety.

  4. Netball Superleague: Tracey Neville hails 'one of the most competitive seasons'

    BBC Sport

    Expanding Superleague has made it "much more competitive" as the top four teams challenge for the title this weekend, says England head coach Tracey Neville.

    The top division of British netball was expanded to 10 teams for this season, with Loughborough Lightning, Team Bath, Wasps and Manchester Thunder reaching the play-offs.

    "This has been one of the closest seasons in recent years," said Bury-born Neville.

    "Our league is getting better and becoming higher quality."

    Loughborough face Team Bath in the first semi-final on Saturday before last season's beaten finalists, Manchester Thunder, take on one of the three new franchises in Wasps.

  5. Sophie Lancaster drama to air on BBC

    A new drama will be broadcast next week telling the story of a Lancashire woman who was killed ten years ago for the way she was dressed.

    Sophie Lancaster

    Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were attacked in a Bacup park - she died thirteen days later.

    Murdered for Being Different will air on BBC Three before being shown on BBC One and has the backing of Sophie's mum Sylvia, and Robert.

    Mrs Lancaster said it brought back painful memories.

    Abigail Lawrie and Nico Mirallegro

    The drama sees Abigail Lawrie play Sophie Lancaster and Nico Mirallegro play Robert Maltby.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 slip road from the services blocked and slow traffic southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an overturned car.

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

  7. Manchester attack: School tribute to 'lovely, popular' Megan Hurley

    Megan Hurley, who died in the Manchester bomb attack, was a "lovely, popular girl", her headteacher has said.

    The 15-year-old from Halewood was described by Halewood Academy Principal Gary Evans as "a friendly and well-mannered student who was always happy to chat with staff".

    Megan Hurley

    In a statement, he said:

    Quote Message: She was progressing particularly well in science, geography and photography and was looking forward to doing her work experience in a nursery or school later this year.

    Megan was one of 22 people killed in a suicide bombing at an Ariane Grande concert on 22 May.

    Her older brother Bradley, a former Halewood Academy student, was seriously injured.

    Pupils at the school have been offered counselling.

  8. Latest headlines from the North West

    • Two bicycles which had been set on fire in Toxteth may be linked to the shooting of Yusuf Sonko on Friday evening, police say
    • A 20-year-old man is arrested over the Manchester Arena terrorist attack after handing himself in to police
    • A new drama will be broadcast next week telling the story of a Lancashire woman who was killed ten years ago for the way she was dressed
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for A666 and J15 for M61.

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M60 anticlockwise between J16, A666 (Pendlebury) and J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Weather: Cloudy afternoon with some showers

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy afternoon in store with some showers and highs of 19C.

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    Video caption: A cloudy afternoon in store with some showers and highs of 19C.

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  11. My cancer came back - Joe Thompson's story

    BBC Sport

    Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson has already fought off cancer once but is now battling the disease a second time.

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    Video caption: Rochdale's Joe Thompson on his battle with cancer

    Thompson overcame nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma after a six-month course of chemotherapy while at Tranmere in 2014, but the illness returned and he was forced to stop playing football in March.

    This week, Thompson, 28, was admitted to Christie's Hospital in Manchester for further chemotherapy and stem cell replacement.

    Days earlier, Joe and his wife Chantelle spoke to BBC Sport's Simon Stone.

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    Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M60 Greater Manchester anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for A666 and J15 for M61.

    M60 Greater Manchester - One lane blocked on M60 anticlockwise between J16, A666 (Pendlebury) and J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange), because of a broken down truck. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Liverpool sings When I'm 64 for Sgt Pepper celebrations

    A mass singalong of The Beatles' song When I'm 64 has taken place across Liverpool this morning as part of the city's celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the band's album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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    BBC Radio Merseyside led the singing at Liverpool's waterfront and people at other sites joined in, including staff at Alder Hey Hospital and a signing choir at Knotty Ash primary school.

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    Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, between J8 for A556 and J7 for A556.

    M56 Cheshire - One lane closed on M56 eastbound between J8, A556 (Tatton) and J7, A556 (Bowdon), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Manchester attack: Ariana Grande 'proud and grateful' as tour resumes

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Ariana Grande has resumed her tour, just over two weeks after the terrorist attack at her Manchester Arena concert.

    Ariana Grande

    Twenty-two people were killed and 116 injured in a suicide bombing after her gig on 22 May.

    "First show back tonight. Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart," the singer wrote on Instagram.

    "Grateful for and incredibly proud of my band, dancers and entire crew. I love you I love you."

  16. Latest headlines for the North West

    • Police say there will be increased security at polling stations across the region, including patrols by armed officers in some areas, following the recent terror attacks
    • A 20-year-old man is arrested over the Manchester Arena terrorist attack after handing himself in to police
    • The school of a Merseyside girl killed in the Manchester bombing pay tribute to her - describing her as a "lovely, popular" girl
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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of an accident.

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

  18. Train delays between Sheffield and Manchester

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    There are delays and cancellations on East Midlands Trains and Transpennine Express services between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly currently due to a fallen tree near Stockport and a person being hit by a train near Levenshulme.

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    Tickets are being accepted on Cross Country services and Network Rail are working to reopen the line.

  19. WW2 D-Day paradummy 'Rupert' sells for £2,500

    A sand-filled paradummy which was created to deceive Nazi forces on D-Day has sold for £2,500 at auction.

    Paradummy

    Nicknamed Ruperts, hundreds were dropped by Allied forces away from the actual Normandy invasion site on 6 June 1944 to try and divert German troops.

    They were designed to burst into flames on landing to avoid detection.

    The hessian cloth dummy was found in the loft of a former soldier's house on Merseyside and bought by the House on the Hill Museum in Stansted, Essex.