The players of Everton Football Club and manager Roberto Martinez have been delivering Christmas presents today to children at Alder Hey Hospital.
Sadly, many of them won't be well enough to go home for Christmas but, as David Chisnall reports, Everton's stars have been doing plenty to raise spirits.
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Winds pick up Friday, ahead of some rain. Behind, for the weekend, a colder and more seasonal weather story develops.....
Dry with some sunshineThursday. Windy on Friday with rain later
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