Live updates from Merseyside and west Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 07:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.
Cloud thickening later with chance of drizzly showers. Lows of 8C overnight.
Libraries in Liverpool which had faced closure have been given a reprieve following new government funding, the mayor has announced .
Liverpool City Council had proposed to cut £1.6m from library services as part of its wider plans to save £90m.
But Mayor Joe Anderson said the need to cut library spending had gone after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a social care funding boost on Wednesday.
Liverpool is to receive an extra £27m over three years for adult social care.
Chester's pretty, historic Rows are one of the city's proudest landmarks – but it seems someone has disastrously mistaken one for a bathroom .
A 15-day-old baby found dead by his mum had traces of cocaine in his system, an inquest in Liverpool was told .
Cloudy afternoon but the sun will break through from time to time though. Feeling mild with highs of 13C.
A school is helping to change the life of a five-year-old boy by making him a prosthetic hand.
Andrew has a condition which meant he was born with just two fingers on his right hand.
Beamont Collegiate Academy in Warrington, Cheshire has a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) focus and students helped create the prosthetic limb using a 3D printer.
Merseyrail is urging passengers to leave the car at home and "stick to public transport" - as they prepare for strike action on Monday.
Members of the RMT union are walking out over the decision to introduce driver operated trains on the network from 2020
The advice from Merseyrail is to avoid congesting Mersey Tunnel routes - they say trains will be running as a reduced every 30 minutes.
An attempt by Merseyrail to block industrial action was rejected by the High Court yesterday .
There is criticism of Cheshire's Police Commissioner after it was revealed he's moving his offices out of the force's headquarters to his home town of Warrington.
David Keane remains a Labour councillor in the town, and insists the move will save £50,000 a year.
But the Chair of the County's Police and Crime Panel, Councillor Howard Murray, says people may think he is "just moving closer to home".
A Southport shop owner is appealing for witnesses after thieves stole £10,000 worth of mobility scooters .
A service has taken place at Liverpool Cathedral to give two special constables the power to arrest people.
Only a few cathedral officers at Canterbury, York, Liverpool and Chester have been attested, following Personal Safety Training by police.
St Helens Reporter
A campaign has been launched to tackle growing numbers of obesity in St Helens.
Liam Marshall scored four tries for Wigan as the Super League champions piled more misery on 2016 Grand Final opponents Warrington with a dominant victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Wigan raced into a 20-0 lead with tries from Anthony Gelling, Liam Farrell and two from winger Marshall.
Marshall sprinted the length of the field to complete his hat-trick after the break and dived over a fourth.
Warrington have lost their opening four games and are bottom of Super League.
The government's welfare reforms are costing people in Liverpool "millions of pounds", according to a new report.
The city council has been looking at how more than 20 changes to benefits are affecting people.
It found 55,000 households have found themselves worse off since 2010 with the long-term sick and disabled, children and women disproportionately hit.
A spokesman for the DWP said: "Our welfare reforms are restoring fairness to the system but we are committed to ensuring that there is a strong safety net for those that need it the most".
Merseyrail has been denied an injunction to prevent Monday's strike action by members of the RMT union.
The union, which represents transport workers, is fighting plans to bring in more driver-only-operated (DOO) trains, which it says could comprise safety.
Merseyrail claimed the RMT's dispute is with Merseytravel as the decision to use DOO trains was taken by local councillors rather than the rail firm.
But their case was rejected by judges sitting at the High Court in London.