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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 10 March
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates to resume at 07:00 on Monday

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  1. Gary Rose

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool

    Gary Rose

    BBC Sport

    Emre Can's fourth goal of the season ends Burnley's resistance as a below-par Liverpool strengthen their place in the top four.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    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.

  3. Weather: Cloudy with chance of showers later

    BBC Weather

    Cloud thickening later with chance of drizzly showers. Lows of 8C overnight.

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    Video caption: Cloud thickening later with chance of drizzly showers. Lows of 8C overnight.

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  4. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Libraries in Liverpool which had faced closure have been given a reprieve following new government funding, the mayor has announced
    • Merseyrail is urging passengers to stick to public transport to avoid tunnel congestion as a   planned strike is to go ahead on Monday
    • Plans to build a seven-storey hotel at Marble Place Shopping Centre in Southport have been given the go ahead by Sefton Council
  5. Reprieve for Liverpool's library services

    Libraries in Liverpool which had faced closure have been given a reprieve following new government funding, the mayor has announced .

    Liverpool's Central Library

    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.

  6. Weather: Sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    Cloudy afternoon but the sun will break through from time to time though. Feeling mild with highs of 13C.

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    Video caption: Cloudy with occasional sunny spells

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  7. Warrington school makes prosthetic hand for five-year-old boy

    A school is helping to change the life of a five-year-old boy by making him a prosthetic hand.

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    Video caption: Warrington school makes boy, 6, a 3D 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.

  8. Passengers urged to 'stick to public transport' on Monday's strike

    Merseyrail is urging passengers to leave the car at home and "stick to public transport" - as they prepare for strike action on Monday.

    Mersey Tunnel

    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 .  

  9. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • A quarter of households in Liverpool have been hit by changes to benefits since 2010, according to a new report
    • Merseyrail is urging passengers to stick to public transport to avoid tunnel congestion as a  planned strike is to go ahead on Monday
    • A Warrington school is helping to change the life of a five-year-old boy by making him a prosthetic hand
  10. Police Commissioner criticised for moving offices 'closer to home'

    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

    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".

  11. Liverpool Cathedral special constables given arrest powers

    A service has taken place at Liverpool Cathedral to give two special constables the power to arrest people.

    Liverpool Cathedral constables ceremony

    Only a few cathedral officers at Canterbury, York, Liverpool and Chester have been attested, following Personal Safety Training by police.

  12. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • The government's welfare reforms are costing people in Liverpool "millions of pounds", according to a new report
    • Cheshire's Police Commissioner is moving his offices to Warrington, claiming it'll save money  
    • A service has taken place at Liverpool Cathedral to give two special constables the power to arrest people
  13. Rugby League: Warrington 16-38 Wigan

    BBC Sport

    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.

    Liam Marshall

    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.

  14. Welfare reforms 'costing Liverpool people millions', report finds

    The government's welfare reforms are costing people in Liverpool "millions of pounds", according to a new report.

    Money

    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".  

  15. Merseyrail refused injunction to stop RMT train strike

    Merseyrail has been denied an injunction to prevent Monday's strike action by members of the RMT union.

    New Merseyrail train

    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.

  16. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    • Merseyrail has been denied an injunction to prevent Monday's strike action by members of the RMT union
    • The government's welfare reforms are costing people in Liverpool "millions of pounds", according to a new report
    • A service has taken place at Liverpool Cathedral to give two special constables the power to arrest people