Firefighters have broken into a neighbouring property to try and stop the fire spreading and are tackling the blaze from the ground and an aerial appliance as it has consumed the ground, first and second floors of the building.
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High pressure builds into the weekend. There will be variable amounts of cloud, and not especially warm, but a dry few days in store
City Mayor, Joe Anderson, says Liverpool is willing to take in 100 refugees. He said the city would act as a 'safe port in the storm'.
Cloudier compared to Wednesday. Rather cool and breezy. Shower risk over Pennines