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By Tom Mullen

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  1. Sailing away

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    Well, just after the Queen Victoria became the last of the Three Queens to bid farewell to Merseyside, it's time for us to bring today's Local Live service to a close.

    Cunard's "Three Queens"

    Thanks for helping us stay ship-shape and floating along so nicely.

    Jenny Coleman will be back on Wednesday from 08:00 with all of your latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the region.

  2. Sunny evening

    Sara Blizzard

    Weather Presenter

    We can expect some pleasant late sunshine as cloudy patches begin to break up throughout the evening.

    BBC weather

    It should stay dry overnight with patchy cloud and light winds. Turning fairly chilly though, particularly in more rural areas.

  3. Gerrard departure marked with special show

    BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    BBC Radio Merseyside have got a special programme tonight which looks back on the many highs - and occasional lows - of Steven Gerrard's time at Anfield.

    Steven Gerrard

    Listen to "Gerrard - The Leaving of Liverpool" live from 19:05 BST on 95.8FM, on DAB and online.

  4. Ibe pulls out of England U21 squad

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    Liverpool's Jordon Ibe has withdrawn from the England Under-20s squad due to a recurring knee injury, the Football Association has announced.

    Jordan Ibe

    The 19-year-old has been one of few bright points in a frustrating season at Anfield, and was last week rewarded with a new and improved five-year contract.

    A good run of form saw the winger included in the England squad heading to the Toulon Tournament this summer.

  5. Arnie's big day

    Here's another reason why the The Three Queens spectacular was such a big occasion for the city. It was Merseyside Police's new shire horse Arnie's first big event.

    Arnie the police horse

    The force tweeted this picture, and said Arnie had did "exceptionally well" on his debut.

  6. New Generation Thinker

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News Online

    University of Liverpool poet and lecturer Dr Sandeep Parmar has been named as this year's BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker.

    Dr Sandeep Parmar

    Dr Parmar was selected from hundreds of academics to take part in the annual project, which sees academics share ideas through radio and television.

  7. Cliff-fall man airlifted to hospital

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    A man was winched to hospital in a helicopter after he slipped from cliffs and fell into the sea in Wirral.

    Middle Eye overlooking Hilbre Island

    Two RNLI lifeboats from West Kirby and Hoylake helped pull the man to safety after he slipped from cliffs on Middle Eye, near Hilbre Island, on Monday.

    The man, aged in his thirties, had suffered a back injury and was taken to Aintree Hospital.

  8. Latest headlines

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    Today's top stories on Merseyside:

  9. Photography greats exhibited in Kirkby

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News Online

    Images by some of the most important photographers of the 20th Century - including Bert Hardy, Martin Parr and Tom Wood - will go on display in Kirby Gallery as part of the LOOK 15 photography festival.

    Tom Wood

    The exhibition opens on Saturday and runs until 12 September.

  10. Care homes rated good in latest report

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News Online

    Seven care homes in Merseyside and Cheshire have been rated as "good" by the Care Quality Commission in the latest published reports into the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North.

    Homes in Sefton, St. Helens, Warrington and Wirral all received the rating.

    All of England's adult social care services are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

  11. Balotelli's Instagram puzzler

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    Just what exactly are we to make of Mario Balotelli's latest Instagram picture, posted after Liverpool's 6-1 humbling at Stoke on Sunday?

    Mario Balotelli Instagram

    The controversial Reds striker, whose future at the club is yet to be decided, is pictured wearing chains in front of what appears to be Wembley stadium, with the accompanying message reading: "Thanks to Liverpool fans for this year .... I'm loading for next season. #beast".

    Safe to say, I'm lost.

  12. Reds' season in 'emojis'

    BBC Sport

    Here's an amusing take on Liverpool's season after we asked supporters to describe their club's campaign in a picture made up of "emojis", those small digital images or icons used in texts, emails and tweets.

    Liverpool's season in "emojis"

    It certainly seems to have been a rollercoaster experience for Reds supporter Mel Savage.

  13. Red Arrows 'disappointing'

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    Les Brown has emailed us about the Red Arrows fly-past during the Three Queens event yesterday - sadly, he wasn't too impressed with their brief appearance.

    Red Arrows over Liverpool

    He says: "I thought they were a disgrace. Everyone said 'don't worry they will return'. They didn't. Very disappointed."

  14. Police appeal over missing man

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News Online

    Police are trying to find 29-year-old Paul Gardner, who was last seen on Monday at about 14:00 on Warrington Road near to Rainhill railway station.

    Paul Gardner

    Paul is described as white, of large build and around 5ft 9in tall with short shaven dark hair. He has links to Crosby and Rainhill.

  15. Jaguar Land Rover reports solid growth

    Liverpool Echo

    Jaguar Land Rover, which employs about 4,500 staff at its Halewood plant, delivered its fifth successive year of solid growth, robust financial results and continuous investment in its future.

    Jaguar Land Rover Halewood plant
  16. Afternoon folks

    Tom Mullen

    BBC News

    I'll be bringing you this afternoon's updates now Jenny has clocked off for the day.

    Remember, you can get involved by sending us your photos, comments, tip-offs or anything else via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  17. Gang jailed over Toblerone theft

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    A Liverpool gang which targeted lorries in Kent, stealing £200,000 worth of Toblerone from one and £23,000 worth of whiskey from another, have been jailed.

    The six men carried out the thefts in Dover in April 2013. They were sentenced to between four years and four years eight months in prison each at Maidstone Crown Court earlier.

  18. Skelmersdale family distraught after theft

    Southport Visiter

    A Skelmersdale family has been left devastated after "irreplaceable" family photos and jewellery were stolen in a burglary at their house on Ashurst Gardens.

  19. Latest headlines

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Today's top stories on Merseyside:

  20. Dancing man has 'best experience'

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    A man from Maghull who became an internet sensation - after being mocked online for his weight - says it's become the "best experience" he could imagine.

    Dancing Man Sean O'Brien

    Sean O'Brien was the subject of online bullying when a picture of him dancing was posted online.

    But a campaign was then started to find out who he was and offer him some support - and the group actually flew him out to America and threw a huge party in LA in his honour.

  21. Three Queens and Red Arrows photographed

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    What a stunning photo of our city, which was taken by the cruise company Cunard. It really shows what a great weekend for Liverpool the Three Queens event was.

    Red Arrows over Liverpool
  22. Business award entry deadline extended

    Wirral Globe

    The nomination deadline for this year's Wirral Business Awards has been extended.

  23. Football gossip: Reds in for Benteke?

    BBC Sport

    In the Gossip Column, the Independent reports Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group are enquiring about Aston Villa's Belgium international striker Christian Benteke, 24, who has two years left on his contract and could cost in excess of £20m.

    Christian Benteke
  24. Staying safe on board boats

    Cheshire Fire Service tweets: It's Boat Fire Safety Week - useful information for boaters on our website #BoatFireSafety2015bit.ly/1cfHugS

    Boat Fire Safety Week
  25. New restaurant planned for Southport

    Southport Visiter

    Plans have been submitted to turn a former hairdressers on London Street in Southport town centre into a new restaurant.

    Former hairdressers on London Street, Southport
  26. Liverpool striker returns to training

    Liverpool Ladies striker Natasha Dowie tweets: First day back at training with @LFCladies ☺️👍 have missed kicking a football ⚽️

  27. Your views of the Three Queens

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Richard Cuncliff has sent in this picture of the Red Arrows fly-past at the Cunard Three Queens event in Liverpool yesterday.

    Red Arrows at Cunard Three Queens event

    Got a picture you'd like to share? Contact me on email, Facebook or Twitter.

  28. Delays of up to an hour near Chester

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic on A483 Wrexham Bypass northbound in Pulford before the Posthouse roundabout in the roadworks area. Travel time is up to 60 minutes and congestion is to Junction 7, B5102 Rossett.

    Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

  29. Watching the Three Queens from Birkenhead

    Andy Gill

    BBC North West Tonight

    Wirral Council say about 70,000 people watched the Three Queens event from the Birkenhead side of the Mersey.

    Crowds in Birkenhead
  30. Football gossip: Everton to keep stars

    BBC Sport

    In the Gossip Column, the Liverpool Echo reports Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not expect the club to sell any of their top players this summer.

    Roberto Martinez
  31. Latest headlines

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Today's top stories on Merseyside:

  32. Three Queens 'reminder of how great Liverpool is'

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to everyone who has been getting in touch about their experiences at the Three Queens event yesterday. Here's what some of you had to say:

    The Three Queens on the Mersey

    Janet Scarth says: "It was brilliant. Never seen so many people in Liverpool. Didn't go for the train till about 6pm all was great just walked onto the station and away we went. Well worth staying around for longer."

    Gary Hallett says: "What an amazing sight, we walked down to the front to watch the three mighty ships. The atmosphere was brilliant. A proud reminder of how Cunard and the Port of Liverpool is part of our Heritage and what makes this City the great City that it is."

  33. Hospital care worker jailed for patient assault

    Wirral Globe

    A hospital care worker has been jailed for six months after he assaulted an elderly patient and treated him like a "lump of meat" at Arrowe Park Hospital.

  34. Watch the Three Queens in 40 seconds

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    In case you missed it, here is a timelapse of the Three Queens, shot by Matt Thomas.

    Timelapse of Three Queens
  35. Football gossip: Reds star in worst team

    BBC Sport

    In the Gossip Column, the Guardian reports that 20-year-old Liverpool forward Divock Origi, on loan at Lille, has had the dubious honour of being named in Ligue 1's worst team of the season by French daily sports newspaper L'Equipe.

    Divock Origi
  36. Three Graces light show

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    The Port of Liverpool, Liver and Cunard buildings were illuminated over the weekend as part of the 175th anniversary celebrations of the Cunard Line.

    Light display at Cunard Building
  37. Watch the Red Arrows fly-past

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    You can watch the spectacular moment the Red Arrows did an impressive fly-past at the Pier Head as part of the #3Queens event on BBC Radio Merseyside's Facebook page.

    Red Arrows at Cunard event
  38. Everton's season in emojis

    BBC Sport

    Here at BBC Sport, we asked supporters to share an alternative take on their club's campaign - by describing it in a picture made up of 'emojis', those small digital images or icons used in texts, emails and tweets.

    Nick Hyde's Everton season in emojis

    It looks like Everton fan Nick Hyde wasn't very impressed with the Toffees.

  39. Queen Victoria farewells begin

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    tweets: Party continues at Liverpool's cruise liner terminal ahead of the farewell to the Queen Victoria. #3Queens

    Musicians at Pier Head
  40. Red Arrows fly-past Three Queens

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    One of the most dramatic sights of the #3Queens Cunard event was the fly-past by The Red Arrows. Spectacular stuff.

    Red arrows fly past at Three Queens Cunard event
  41. Cancer patients to help design new unit

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    People from Merseyside and Cheshire with experience of cancer are being invited to help design the region's new flagship specialist hospital.

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre will open a unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 2018.

    Today, people can give their views at the Transforming Cancer Care event at the Wirral postgraduate centre on the Clatterbridge Health Park.

  42. Football gossip: Rodgers 'not under threat'

    BBC Sport

    In the Gossip Column, the Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool insist their manager Brendan Rodgers' position is not under immediate threat as the club prepare to launch a review into their "disastrous" end to the season.

    Brendan Rodgers
  43. Latest headlines

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Today's top stories on Merseyside:

    • Maritime history was made this Bank Holiday weekend as the Three Cunard Queens - the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - met in the River Mersey for the first time.
    • People on Merseyside and Cheshire with experience of cancer are being invited to help design a new centre at the Liverpool Royal University Hospital.
    • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers accepted his future at the club is in doubt after Steven Gerrard's final match ended in a humiliating defeat.
  44. Telephone poles replaced in Eccleston

    St. Helens Council tweets: ROADWORKS- Mill Brow Eccleston 27/05 Temp traffic lights in place while BT replace telephone poles. Delays likely

  45. Travelling far and wide for the Three Queens

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Dressed in Union Jack colours, Gary from Dingle travelled to New Brighton to see the #3Queens ships. How far did you go to get a good view?

    Gary from Dingle
  46. Steve Gerrard in numbers

    BBC Sport

    As Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard waves farewell to the Premier League, here at BBC Sport, we've taken a look at the statistics of his career.

    Gerrard v Lampard statistics

    It includes a table of when he scored the majority of his goals and a breakdown of how he compared to his great rival, Frank Lampard.

  47. Fireworks over the Queen Elizabeth

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    What a sight! The Queen Elizabeth lit up and a fantastic firework display to see her off. Thanks to Sukhvinder Tamber for sending this picture to the BBC Radio Merseyside Facebook page.

    Cunard firework display
  48. Low pollen forecast for Merseyside

    BBC Weather

    tweets: Here's what the #pollen forecast is looking like across the UK today. Stav D

    Pollen forecast
  49. Liverpool gridlocked for Three Queens

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    tweets: A magnificent time down at the waterfront for the #3Queens approx 1.3 million visitors. Train queues were long though

    Queue at Lime Street
  50. Were you there for the Three Queens?

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    So what did you think of the #3Queens? According to Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, 1.3 million people watched the event in the city.

    Three Queens

    Were you one of them? What did you think? And did you manage to get home OK? Let me know on email, Facebook or Twitter.

  51. Rodgers: I'll go if owners want me to

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers accepted his future at the club is in doubt after Steven Gerrard's final match ended in a humiliating defeat.

    Brendan Rodgers

    The Reds said goodbye to captain Gerrard with a 6-1 thrashing at Stoke to finish sixth in the Premier League.

    "I've always said if the owners want me to go, then I go," said Rodgers, who has won two of his last nine games.

  52. Rail disruption in Liverpool

    BBC Travel

    There is a replacement bus service on Merseyrail between Liverpool Moorfields and Liverpool Lime Street Street due to engineering works.

    Keep up to date with BBC Travel.

  53. Cloudy morning, sunshine afternoon

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy morning with some drizzle but there will be some sunshine this afternoon and it will feel warm with a light breeze. Highs of 16°C.

    BBC Weather
  54. Latest headlines

    Giulia Bould

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    Today's top stories on Merseyside:

    • Maritime history was made this Bank Holiday weekend as the Three Cunard Queens - the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - met in the River Mersey for the first time.
    • People on Merseyside and Cheshire with experience of cancer are being invited to help design a new centre at the Liverpool Royal University Hospital.
    • The budget airline, Ryanair - which runs a number of services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport - announces a huge increase in profits.
  55. Good morning

    Jenny Coleman

    BBC Local Live

    Hello from Liverpool, I'm here with all your news, sport, travel and weather updates from across Merseyside today.

    If you've got a story you'd like me to hear about or a photograph you'd like to share, you can contact me on email, Facebook or Twitter.