More congestion to flag up. The A533 Runcorn Widnes Bridge busy in both directions between A557 Weston Point Expressway and A557 Queensway.

Could do better. Wirral council’s children’s services has been branded “inadequate” after an inspection by Ofsted.

Established 50 years ago this year, the company has long been synonymous with quality and excellence in the area, and with more than 1,000 roles of carpet in stock, next day delivery, a professional underlaying and fitting service, over 200 choices in laminate flooring and a great selection in plush rugs and vinyl flooring, it’s easy to see why thousands of people put their trust in Woolton Carpets.

But over at Everton and thinks not looking so rosy for forgotten Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles who is no longer guaranteed to be a cup keeper.

The £4.7million summer signing from Mainz will replace Simon Mignolet for the EFL Cup third round tie at the iPro Stadium.

Business bite: Sports Direct has announced an independent review of its working practices after facing sharp criticism in recent months.

Woolton (local /ˈwuːltən/),[2] originally Much Woolton,[3][4][5] is an affluent suburb of Liverpool, England and a Liverpool City Council Ward. It is located in the south of the city, bordered by Gateacre, Hunt's Cross, Allerton, and Halewood in the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. At the 2011 Census the population was recorded as 12,921.[1]

Bus services provide connections with Liverpool John Lennon Airport, the city centre, neighbouring districts and the broader Liverpool area.

Trinity Mirror Merseyside, the Echo's parent company, is one of the North West’s largest multimedia providers reaching more than 900,000 adults every month.

Lennon & McCartney first met here; Eleanor Rigby is buried in the local graveyard and thousands flock to Strawberry Fields. But Woolton is much more than a stop-off for Beatles fans…

Woolton has a number of churches, including three Christian churches in Woolton Village: St. Peter's Church of England is located opposite its church hall; St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church is found about fifty yards down Church Road and along a driveway around 150 yards south-west of St. Peters; St. James's Methodist is found on Church Road South, facing its church hall.

Practice has moved into a bigger office in Allerton Road following new client wins

Visit the extensive showroom yourself and discover just what’s on offer. Boasting a wide range of luxury carpets, the company stocks every major manufacturer from the UK, Europe, America and Poland, and due to buying in bulk can also offer very competitive prices.

Angus Carpenter, 60, is alleged to have used a banner relating to 'Justice for the 96'

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Laura McCumiskey from Can Cook explains why the campaign is so important

Quek, who won gold in Rio with Team GB women’s hockey team in August, had her records leaked alongside Mo Farah, and her teammates Alex Danson and Crista Cullen.

Slow traffic on the M62 Westbound between J5 A5080 (Huyton) and J4 A5080 Bowring Park Road / Orchard (Rocket).

Huyton -born midfielder Joey Barton is under investigation for allegedly breaking football betting rules - the Press Association is reporting. The controversial Rangers midfielder was banned from the club on Monday for three weeks after a training ground altercation following the 5-1 defeat to Celtic.

Officers are warning people that taking any medication which hasn’t been prescribed for them can be dangerous.

Good morning Merseyside - I’m Ben Turner and am to mornings what Mr Greedy is to self restraint. Despite that I’ll be bringing you the news and travel between now and 2.30pm from the ECHO’s newsroom in Old Hall Street, LIVERPOOL. My talented colleagues will keep the rolling news and travel rolling until 11pm - so do stay with us. If there’s something you’ve spotted and want us to check out then tell us in our comment box or via Twitter or Facebook

Here’s what the Met Office predicts for the day ahead. A chilly start in some rural spots with patches of mist and fog. This will gradually clear to leave a fine morning with some good spells of sunshine. It will turn a little cloudier through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

On the roads and not for the first time we have slow traffic on the M62 Eastbound between J9 A49 (Winwick) and J10 M6 (Croft Interchange).

The Liverpool Echo reaches 1 in 3 people in the area with a daily readership of more than 256,000* people.The Liverpool Echo website reaches 1.5 million unique users each month who look at around 8.5 million pages**.

Slow traffic in Haydock on the A58 Liverpool Road Westbound between A580 East Lancashire Road (Pewfall Traffic Lights) and Boardmans Lane.

Bob Paisley, the legendary Liverpool F.C. manager from 1974 to 1983, was buried in the churchyard of St Peter's after his death in February 1996.[8]

Woolton is a prestigious middle class suburb. Housing is primarily semi-detached and detached, although some well-preserved terraces survive in Woolton Village.

Queueing traffic due to a traffic light failure on the A56 at M56 J11 (Preston Brook), congestion to B5356 Keckwick Lane / Keckwick Lane.

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Family-run Macbryde Homes builds houses across the Liverpool city region

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It really is a one-stop shop for all your flooring needs, so whatever it is you’re looking for, make sure you visit Woolton Carpets. For further information give us a ring or email us or drop by our Speke Road showroom.

Slow traffic on the A570 Ormskirk Road Westbound between B5240 Lyelake Lane / B5312 Skelmersdale Road and Scarth Hill Lane. Congested towards Edge Hill University.

The pubs, cafes and other venues which don't want to leave Fido out in the cold

Alastair Machray was appointed editor of The Liverpool Echo in 2005 and is also editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. He is a former editor of The Daily Post (Wales and England) and editor-in-chief of the company's Welsh operations. Married dad-of-two and keen golfer Alastair is one of the longest-serving newspaper editors in the country. His titles have won numerous awards and spearheaded numerous successful campaigns.

73% of city A Levels this year were at grade C or higher – up 2.3% on 2015

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public to be cautious after prescription medication was stolen from a property in St Helens.The medication is believed to have been taken from a property in Holme Road, Eccleston, between 8pm on Friday and 8am yesterday.

Hope this doesn’t spoil your breakfast. Disgusting pictures show why the failed business behind mouse-infested restaurant Red Hot Buffet was ordered to pay £21,000 by a court. Full story and grim pictures HERE.