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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 30 April 2015
  2. Merseyside Live returns at 08:00 on Friday with more news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the region

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  1. Goodnight!

    Rachael Connors

    BBC News Online

    That's all from Merseyside's Local Live team for today.

    We'll be back with all your news, sport, travel and weather from across Merseyside from 08:00 on Friday.

    Until then, have a great evening - goodnight!

  2. Dry but cool

    BBC Weather

    Dry this evening and temperatures will dip overnight to freezing, meaning a frost is likely to form in some places.

    Tomorrow will get off to a chilly start - but will have a dry and settled day with plenty of sunshine.

  3. Game of Thrones stars could head to Southport

    Southport Visiter

    Organisers of a Game of Thrones convention in Southport are in talks with cast members of the fantasy TV show to appear at the event next year.

  4. 'Love Activists' - Your Views

    You have your say on the ongoing Castle Street protest

    Alex Quinn tweets @bbcmerseyside they lost all credibility when they decided to vandalise the place, homelessness? More like an excuse for "anarchy"

    Lou Moore tweets: Power to the people ✌️ hope over fear, no austerity #LoveActivists #Liverpool

    Ashleigh Graham tweets: I think they're doing something wonderful. The amount of unused buildings when people are homeless is terrible!

  5. Arson appeal

    Cheshire Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack on the canal footpath in Chester.

    A member of the public found burnt debris near the water treatment works in Broughton.

    Police said it was a chocolate tin with materials inside including nails, which had been set alight and put on a wooden railway sleeper.

    This is now being forensically examined but the police are also appealing for information.

  6. Hillsborough update

    @MerseyHack

    Andy Gill

    BBC North West Tonight

    #Bettison says neither Mr Barry nor Mr Ellaby were ppl he knew well enough to share confidences with #Hillsborough

    The former senior South Yorkshire Police officer is responding to claims made at the Hillsborough inquests earlier today.

  7. Fresh injury blow for Oviedo

    Mike Hughes

    BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Meanwhile, on the other side of Stanley Park...

    Everton's Bryan Oviedo has suffered yet another injury setback after a broken metatarsal ended his season.

    Brian Oviedo

    The Costa Rica international was sidelined for eight months after an horrific double break of his left leg in January 2014 which ruled him out of last summer's World Cup.

    Oviedo was set to make his comeback from a hamstring injury in tonight's mini-Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool's Under-21s at Goodison Park.

    But boss Roberto Martinez said he picked up the injury on Tuesday in a "really innocuous manner".

  8. Flanagan faces longer lay-off after surgery

    Mike Hughes

    BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is facing another six to nine months on the sidelines after being forced to undergo more surgery on his knee.

    Jon Flanagan

    It is a major blow for the 22-year-old defender, who will be out of contract this summer and picked up the injury in the recent All Stars Charity game at Anfield.

    It's the third time Flanagan has undergone surgery on the injury he initially suffered on a US pre-season tour.

    Despite the setback, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated he will be offered a new deal.

  9. Latest headlines

    Rachael Connors

    BBC News Online

    Here is the latest news from across Merseyside:

    • A man who claims a former senior police officer told him he was being asked to concoct a story about drunk Liverpool fans being responsible for the Hillsborough disaster says he has "no doubt" over his memory of their conversation
    • A fifth potential witness to the 1989 tragedy has been identified following an appeal
    • Cheshire Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on the canal footpath in Chester
    • Complementary therapy treatments are being offered to cancer patients at Liverpool's Linda McCartney centre for free.
  10. 'Calming' therapies offered for free

    Complementary treatments are being offered for free to cancer patients at Liverpool's Linda McCartney centre as a way of relieving stress.

    Complementary therapy yoga at Royal Liverpool University hospitals

    It is thought therapies such as head and hand massages and reiki will help patients and their families cope better with anxiety as they undergo medical treatment.

    The Cancer Wellbeing Centre was officially opened today by Margie Shields from Huyton, who was first diagnosed in 2002.

  11. Artist's impression

    Sir Norman Bettison is shown here giving evidence at the Hillsborough Inquests.

    Sir Norman Bettison

    The former Merseyside Chief Constable, who was a chief inspector with South Yorkshire Police at the time of the Hillsborough tragedy, started giving evidence earlier. He will return tomorrow morning.

  12. Hillsborough evidence

    Ben Schofield

    BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    #Hillsborough: Sir Norman has denied the claims made by the MBA students - 'neither was a friend, neither was a confidant', he says.

  13. Hillsborough evidence

    @JudithMoritz

    Judith Moritz

    North of England correspondent, BBC News

    Sir Norman Bettison: "I don't think that precise words can be recalled after 26 years... the comments ascribed to me I would not make"

    The former senior South Yorkshire Police officer is responding to claims made at the Hillsborough Inquests earlier today.

    John Barry said Sir Norman told him that he had been asked to "concoct a story" about drunk Liverpool fans being to blame for the 1989 disaster.

  14. Drugs suspect in airport arrest

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and supplying drugs after returning to Britain from Mexico.

    Merseyside Police said the man, from Old Swan in Liverpool, was arrested at Manchester Airport as part of a continuing operation against serious and organised crime.

  15. Merseyrail appoint new boss

    Merseyrail has appointed Jan Chaudhry as its new managing director after his nomination by joint venture shareholders, Abellio UK and Serco.

    Mr Chaudhry, who has 25 years' experience in the rail industry, is currently deputy managing director at Abellio UK and takes up his new post in July.

  16. Castle street protest

    Megan Key

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    Activists are still in a former bank building in Liverpool city centre, more than 24 hours after a deadline passed for them to leave.

    supplies on rope

    The group, called "The Love Activists", has been using the old Bank of England on Castle Street as a homeless shelter for the last week.

    In the last few minutes the City Council said there was room at its Whitechapel centre for all of those who are sheltering in the bank building.

  17. Quick change time

    Paul Burnell

    BBC News

    My work here is done for the day - I'm now handing over the baton to Rachael Connors on the anchor leg.

  18. Police appeal over missing teenager

    Paul Burnell

    BBC News

    A 15-year-old girl, who has been missing since Sunday evening, is being sought by Merseyside Police.

    Talia Tasker was last seen by her family at her Mount Road home in Kirkby at about 23:00 BST.

    Described as slim, around 5ft 7in, with long dark brown hair, she has links to Toxteth, Aigburth and Liverpool city centre as well as Pensby in Wirral.

  19. Fifth Hillsborough witnesses identified

    A fifth potential witness to what happened at Hillsborough has been identified following an appeal earlier this week by Operation Resolve, the police investigation into the 1989 tragedy.

    Police issued images of people who assisted some of the 96 who were fatally injured in a terrace crush at the stadium in Sheffield.

  20. Sir Norman Bettison begins Hillsborough inquests evidence

    Ben Schofield

    BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    I'm at the Hillsborough inquests, where former Merseyside Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison, who was a chief inspector with South Yorkshire Police at the time of the Hillsborough tragedy, has started giving evidence.

    Sir Norman Bettison at Hillsborough inquests
  21. Hillsborough inquests: Sir Norman story claim refuted

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News Online

    More from the Hillsborough inquests, where John Barry has said former South Yorkshire Police Ch Insp Sir Norman Bettison told him he was asked to "concoct a story" blaming drunk Liverpool fans for the disaster.

    Paul Greaney QC, questioning Mr Barry on behalf of Sir Norman, has refuted the claim, telling the court that the former police chief had announced on 24 April 1989 he was no longer going to attend the course because he had been seconded "to a team working on the disaster".

    Mr Greaney said that meant Sir Norman did not attend a "single class" during May or June of 1989, to which Mr Barry replied: "My recollection is he did attend at least one class when he told me what he told me."

  22. 'No knee-jerk reactions', former Reds chief warns

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool's owners should avoid knee-jerk reactions to a disappointing season, says the club's former chief executive Rick Parry.

    Brendan Rodgers

    A 1-0 defeat at struggling Hull means the Reds are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season.

  23. Hospital opens stress-busting cancer centre

    Marc Gaier

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    A new stress-busting centre for cancer patients has been officially opened at the Royal Liverpool University Centre

    Massage at Royal Liverpool University Hospital

    The Cancer Wellbeing Centre offers complementary therapies such as head and hand massage to relieve patients and the carers of some of the stress and anxiety as they undergo treatment.

  24. No compensation for shop staff

    BBC Business

    Former staff at Merseyside's Ethel Austin stores who claimed they should have got compensation when the company went bust have lost their case at the European court.

    Ethel Austin store

    Twelve hundred employees of the chain store plus 3,000 ex-workers of Woolworths will not receive any redundancy money.

  25. Passing over the reins

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    I'm passing the reins of Local Live over to Paul Burnell now, who will take you through the next hour or so. Thanks for joining me today.

  26. St Helens re-sign full-back for Super League

    BBC Sport

    St Helens have signed full-back Shannon McDonnell until the end of next season.

    Shannon McDonnell

    The 27-year-old Australian played three games for Super League champions Saints in 2014 before he fractured his jaw and moved to Sydney-based Wests Tigers.

  27. Sir Norman's Hillsborough claim left man 'stunned'

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News Online

    I have more details about John Barry's testimony at the Hillsborough inquests, in which he said former South Yorkshire Police Ch Insp Sir Norman Bettison told him he was asked to "concoct a story" blaming drunk Liverpool fans for the disaster.

    Sir Norman Bettison

    Mr Barry said the conversation took place in a pub while the pair were on a business course in Sheffield in 1989 and what Sir Norman said left him "stunned" and "staggered".

    "Norman said: 'I've been asked by my senior officers to pull together the South Yorkshire Police evidence for the inquiry and we're going to try and concoct a story that all the Liverpool fans were drunk and that we were afraid they were going to break down the gates, so we decided to open them'," he said.

  28. Latest headlines

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Today's top stories on Merseyside:

    • A former South Yorkshire police chief told a man who had been at Hillsborough he was asked to "concoct a story" blaming drunk Liverpool fans for the disaster, the inquests have heard.
    • Former staff at Merseyside's Ethel Austin stores who claimed they should have got compensation when the company went bust have lost their case.
    • A new wellbeing centre designed to take some of the stress out of cancer patients' lives has opened at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
  29. Return to normal service

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    That concludes our final election debate - thanks for joining us for what turned out to be a lively and varied discussion.

    We'll now return to usual mix of news, sport, weather and travel from around Merseyside and Cheshire.

  30. Wirral West debate: Chaos on the streets?

    Discussing the council cuts in Wirral, one man says "if the services are cut even more, we are going to have chaos on the streets".

    "There are lots of people who are living in their own house but have very little income - they can't heat it or maintain it and can't afford to plan or move and it is a huge issue in Wirral West," he says.

  31. Wirral West debate: Better off?

    One of the audience members discusses some of the claims made by the Conservative candidate Esther McVey.

    She says "one of the most revealing parts of the debate was that Esther tried to convince us that Wirral was better off now than at the start of the coalition government".

    "We are still facing very large cuts on Wirral," she says.

  32. Wirral West debate: Fracking concerns

    One man is speaking about plans for fracking at Hilbre Island and on the Wirral Dee bed.

    He says he has "general concerns on fracking and concerns about exploratory drilling".

    "We need to invest in renewable resources, such as wind turbines. We want clean energy, not continuing to burn fossil fuels," he says.

  33. Wirral West debate: 'Strong performance'

    Discussing the debate, Pete Garrard tweets: Listened #WirralDebate@bbcmerseyside, strong performance @MGreenwoodWW. NHS safe if she is MP. Liked "economical with the statistics".

  34. Wirral West debate: 'Bring back police'

    One audience member is talking about his concern about the cutting of police officers.

    "Here in Wirral West, there is a problem with anti social behaviour," he says.

    "We all want to see police back on the streets and feel the security that offers."

  35. Wirral West debate: Tax claim 'must be rubbish'

    Responding to Esther McVey's claim that the wealthiest firms are paying 30% of their tax bill (see the 12:54 update), Birkenhead's Gareth Richards tweets that the figure has got to be "rubbish. 30% tax maybe but not 30% of the bill".

  36. Wirral West debate: Should we be in the EU?

    Members of the audience are discussing the issue of membership of the European Union.

    One man says the UK "have to make the best of a bad deal".

    "Europe has developed in a way in which we didn't predict or expect. We've got to try and negotiate the way forward - just coming out is not an option," he says.

  37. Returning to the Wirral West debate

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    We'll bring you more on John Barry's evidence to the Hillsborough inquests after 14:00, once the Wirral West election debate has concluded.

  38. Student 'staggered' by Hillsborough revelation

    Ben Schofield

    BBC Radio Merseyside reporter

    The Hillsborough inquests heard Sir Norman, who was a chief inspector in South Yorkshire Police, was on a business course in Sheffield with John Barry when he said he had been asked to "concoct a story".

    Mr Barry, who has been giving evidence at the new inquests into the 96 deaths, said the conversation took place in a pub in the city and he told the jury he was "stunned" and "staggered" at what he heard from Sir Norman.

  39. BreakingHillsborough inquests told of 'concocted story'

    BREAKING NEWS

    We're taking a moment away from the election debate now to bring breaking news from the Hillsborough inquests.

    The jury has heard how Sir Norman Bettison told a fellow student in 1989 that he had been asked to "concoct a story" for South Yorkshire Police that blamed drunk Liverpool fans for the Hillsborough disaster.

  40. Join in the #WirralDebate

    The debate amongst the candidates has now concluded, but the issues that they have been discussing will continue to be kicked around by the audience.

    You can join in the discussion by calling 0151 709 9333 or use the hashtag #WirralDebate on Twitter.

  41. Wirral West debate: Helping pubs survive

    The candidates have been asked support for pubs. Independent David James says public houses are landmark buildings but they have to change, the Liberal Democrats' Peter Reisdorf says pub companies need to be reformed and UKIP's Hillary Jones says they want pubs to be family friendly, but should have smoking rooms if landlords want them.

  42. Wirral West debate: Big business and tax

    A question from the audience asks the candidates about big businesses avoiding tax.

    Esther McVey says the wealthiest are paying 30% of their tax bills and the Conservatives are stopping big businesses from tax dodging, while Labour's Margaret Greenwood says "we need a fairer world" and her party will increase tax of those earning £150,000.

  43. Wirral West debate: The next female PM?

    Reacting to the debate, Nick Fowler tweets: ......Esther to be the next female PM too. I thought she'd be getting a harder time on Merseyside!

  44. Wirral West debate: What should be done about social care?

    The candidates have been asked about social care. UKIP's Hillary Jones says nobody working in social care should be on a zero hours contract, Independent David James says "we need a structure in place to train people to work in social care" and Esther McVey says the Conservatives are working to protect pensioners.

    Labour's Margaret Greenwood talks about how the cuts to council budgets has cut social care, which is something she'd liked to see rectified, and Peter Reisdorf for the Liberal Democrats says funding for local councils has to rise again.

  45. Wirral West debate: A car park tax?

    Commenting on Independent David James' idea of a car park tax for out-of-town shopping centres (see the 12:17 update), Carly Farley tweets it would "stop people going there too [which is] worse for the economy. We need the economy to be strong to fund environmental issues".

  46. Wirral West debate: 'Downright outrage'

    Listening to the debate, Tracie in Merseyside tweets: @bbcmerseyside down right outrage listening to #esthermcvey #talkingtripeasusual

  47. Wirral West debate: 'Plenty of reaction'

    Mairead Smyth

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Question from the floor on privatisation in the NHS leads to plenty of reaction and "comments" from the audience.

  48. Wirral West debate: What should happen to the NHS?

    A question from the audience asks the candidates to explain what they would like to see happen to the NHS.

    Peter Reisdorf of the Liberal Democrats says NHS social care needs to be integrated and more money needs to be given to local councils, while UKIP's Hilary Jones says her party promises to put an extra £3bn into the NHS to fund front line services, not management.

    Independent David James says we should scrap Trident to release £20bn a year and "we need to stop recruiting from abroad".

    Conservative Esther McVey says her party has a five year plan for the NHS, which would see an extra £8bn released, while Labour's Margaret Greenwood says "let's be clear - a week today is the last chance to save the NHS".

  49. Wirral West debate: Should we be in the EU?

    The candidates have been asked about whether the UK should be in Europe. Labour's Margaret Greenwood says it would be "a huge mistake for us to leave", while Peter Reisdorf of the Liberal Democrats says he believes in "people working together across borders".

    UKIP's Hilary Jones says she is "sick of paying £55m a day to stay in the EU", while Conservative Esther McVey asks if our relationship with Europe is still working and says the people should have a say on whether we are part of the European Union.

    Independent David James says "we need to reclaim our national waters and if that means leaving the EU then so be it".

  50. Wirral West debate: How will businesses be helped?

    On the subject of support for businesses, UKIP's Hilary Jones says small business are the "engine room of economy" and her party would expect banks to lend more money to businesses.

    Independent candidate David James says local high street need to be protected and he would push for free car parking near shops and a car park tax on out-of-town shopping centres and supermarkets to level the playing field.

  51. Wirral West debate: How will businesses be helped?

    Answering the question about support for business, Labour's Margaret Greenwood says her party promises to help with business rates to boost small businesses and are committed freezing energy prices.

    Liberal Democrat Peter Reisdorf also promises help for small businesses and says his party wants to boost apprenticeships and extend the roll-out for broadband.

  52. Wirral West debate: How will businesses be helped?

    The debate begins with the candidates being asked about how businesses will be supported in the future.

    Conservative Esther McVey McVey says her party is "about small businesses and big businesses" and is the party for "stability, growth and employment".

  53. Full house for Wirral West debate

    Mairead Smyth

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    It's a full house here in West Kirby for the Wirral West debate.

    Wirral West Debate

    Listen live on 95.8FM, DAB and online.

    And remember, you can join in by calling 0151 709 9333 or using the hashtag #WirralDebate on Twitter.

  54. The Wirral West candidates

    Mairead Smyth

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Looking at the Wirral West constituency, there are five candidates.

    Wirral West candidates

    They are Esther McVey (Conservative), Margaret Greenwood (Labour), Peter Reisdorf (Liberal Democrats), Hilary Jones (UKIP) and David James (Independent)

    You can here from all five on BBC Radio Merseyside and here on BBC Local Live from 12:00.

  55. How will Wirral West be won?

    Mairead Smyth

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside

    The final BBC Radio Merseyside debate focuses on Wirral West, where the battle by Labour to take it back from the Conservatives has been fiercely fought and, with just a week to go, the pollsters and bookies are predicting the seat could turn red.

    I've taken a look at the candidates for the constituency and considered just how Wirral West will be won.

    You can join us for the debate on BBC Radio Merseyside and here on BBC Local Live from 12:00.

  56. Join in with the #WirralDebate

    For the next couple of hours, we're turning the page over to the Wirral West election debate.

    You can listen live to the debate on BBC Radio Merseyside and we'll keep you up to date with what the candidates and the audience have to say here.

    If you want to join in, you can call on 0151 709 9333 or use the hashtag #WirralDebate on Twitter.

  57. Council to tweet election results

    St. Helens Council tweets: We will be live tweeting the results of the general & local election results next Thursday & Friday #GE2015

  58. First female member for Chester Lions Club

    Chester Chronicle

    The Chester Lions Club has welcomed its first female member in its 55 year history.

    The club, which was founded in 1960, changed its constitution to accept women as full members and Anne Warner was inducted into the club this week.

  59. Penguins on parade at Chester Zoo

    Jimmy McCracken

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    I've been to Chester Zoo to meet baby Humboldt penguin Panay this morning - one of six who were born this month.

    Jimmy McCracken at Chester Zoo
  60. Four Hillsborough witnesses identified

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Four witnesses have been identified following a second appeal by the police team investigating the Hillsborough disaster.

    The images of people who assisted some of those who died on 15 April 1989 were released yesterday by Operation Resolve.

    Twenty people are still sought in relation to the latest appeal. Last week, 18 images were released, leading to 11 people coming forward.

  61. Queuing on A55 in Chester

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic on the A55 westbound in Chester between Junction 39 Sainsbury's and Junction 38 Posthouse roundabout.

    Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

  62. Man charged over dog attack on six-year-old girl

    Rumeana Jahangir

    BBC News

    I have more on the man being charged over a six-year-old girl being bitten by a dog in Waterloo on Tuesday.

    The girl is in a stable condition in hospital, after her face was bitten during the attack at a flat.

    Lee Jay Cluskey, 19, of Mount Pleasant in Waterloo, is charged with allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control, causing injury and obstructing police.

  63. Latest headlines

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Today's top stories on Local Live:

    • A man has been charged after a six-year-old girl was bitten in her face by a dog in Waterloo.
    • Wirral residents have a final chance to find out more plans to lay one of the world's longest undersea power cables under the peninsula.
    • St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia retires due to concussion problems.
  64. Missing Wavertree boy found

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Schoolboy Jason Hancock from Wavertree, who had been reported missing yesterday afternoon, has been found safe and well in Liverpool city centre following a police search.

  65. Sir Norman Bettison arrives at Hillsborough inquests

    Andy Gill

    BBC North West Tonight

    I'm at the new Hillsborough inquests today where former Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison has arrived.

    Ch Constable Sir Norman Bettison

    He is due to give evidence to the Warrington court later.

  66. Reds boss under 'enormous pressure'

    BBC Sport

    In the Gossip Column, former Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton tells Talksport Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is under "enormous pressure" and questioned whether the club are still progressing with the 42-year-old in charge.

  67. Watch: Too early for Christmas in Liscard?

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    Watch what happened when Liscard put on a Christmas show - in April.

    Liscard Christmas in April

    After their Christmas tree was voted one of the worst in the world, the Wirral town decided to prove a point.

    And maybe they are too early, but remember, there's only 238 shopping days left to go.

  68. Congestion on East Lancs Road at Haydock

    BBC Travel

    There is congestion on the A580 East Lancashire Road in both directions at Haydock in the roadworks area.

    Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

  69. Man charged after dog bites girl

    Rumeana Jahangir

    BBC News

    I'm looking into a story about a man being charged by police after a six-year-old girl was bitten by a dog in Waterloo on Tuesday.

  70. Missing St. Helens man found

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Barry Heaton, who had been missing since Sunday, was found safe and well in the St. Helens area on Wednesday evening following a police appeal.

  71. Queuing on Speke Road

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing on the A562 Speke Road eastbound in Widnes between the A5300 Knowlsey Expressway junction and the Runcorn Widnes Bridge.

    Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

  72. Hohaia retires due to 'recurrent concussion symptoms'

    BBC Sport

    St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia says he is retiring from rugby league because of "recurrent post-match concussion-type symptoms".

    Lance Hohaia

    Hohaia, 32, played just two minutes of last year's Grand Final before being punched twice by Wigan prop Ben Flower, an incident which ended his involvement in the game.

  73. Early rain, but brighter later

    BBC Weather

    There will be showers at first but they will become increasingly isolated during the day.

    BBC Weather

    More sunshine will develop during the afternoon and the northwesterly wind will gradually ease, although it will remain cool. Highs of 12°C.

    More from BBC weather.

  74. Latest headlines

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories on Merseyside this morning:

    • A Merseyside man has been charged after a 6-year-old girl was bitten in her face by a dog in Waterloo.
    • Patients being treated for cancer will also be able to have relaxation treatments at the Royal Liverpool Hospital from today.
    • There's a final chance to find out more about plans to lay one of the world's longest undersea power cables under the Wirral peninsula.
  75. Good morning

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

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

    If you've got a story you'd like me to hear about or a photograph you'd like to share, you can contact me on email, Facebook or Twitter.