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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from Merseyside and west Cheshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from around the region.

  2. Weather: Dry night in store, with clear spells

    BBC Weather

    It should be mostly dry evening, with any rain soon clearing away. Clearer spells will then develop overnight and winds will remain light.

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  3. EU referendum: How to vote on polling day

    BBC Politics

    After a lengthy and at times heated campaign, voters will finally go to the polls tomorrow to vote on whether the UK remains or leaves the European Union.

    Here's everything you need to know about to how to cast your vote.

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  4. Bootle war memorial refurbishment work under way

    Work is under way on the restoration of a war memorial in Sefton.

    Bootle War Memorial
    Bootle war memorial

    The 20ft memorial, originally unveiled in 1922, remembers the local men who died during the two world wars.

    It should be finished next month and a grand unveiling is planned for September.

  5. Man wanted over knifepoint bike robbery in Liverpool park

    An e-fit picture of man wanted after a teenager's bike was stolen at knifepoint in Liverpool has been released.

    E-fit of suspect

    A 15-year-old boy was riding his bike through Everton Park on 10 June when a man who was holding a knife jumped in front of him and told him to get off.

    The boy was uninjured. Police are appealing for witnesses.

  6. Motorcycle stolen in Essex seized by Merseyside Police

    A stolen motorcycle has been seized by police in Kirkby after it went missing more than 200 miles away in Essex.

    Stolen motorcycle

    Merseyside Police posted a photograph of the bike, which was stolen in April, on their Twitter account.

  7. Travel: Rail disruption at Liverpool Moorfields

    BBC Travel

    Trains aren't stopping on Merseyrail northbound at Liverpool Moorfields due to engineering works.

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  8. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

  9. The Queen at the official opening of the Exhibition Centre Liverpool

    Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Exhibition Centre Liverpool this morning during of a day of engagements in the city

    Queen opens Exhibition Centre Liverpool
    Queen Elizabeth II looks at the ExoMars Rover at Exhibition Centre Liverpool

    The Queen and Prince Philip toured current exhibitions including the ExoMars rover which is designed to navigate across the Martian surface when it lands in 2019. 

  10. Queen described as a 'classy lady' by Liverpool well-wishers

    The Queen has been described as a "classy lady" and "amazing" by well-wishers who came see her at Liverpool Town Hall earlier.

    She was cheered as she waved to crowds from the balcony earlier. It's the Queen's first visit to the city in four years.

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    Video caption: Queen and Prince Philip visit Liverpool
  11. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire:

    • The Queen has officially opened Alder Hey Children's Hospital as part of a royal tour of Liverpool
    • A man is charged with wounding after a 70-year-old man was stabbed outside a pub
    • The three Labour candidates for Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor are to debate the key issues later
  12. The Queen and Prince Philip leave Alder Hey Hospital

    The Queen and Prince Philip have left Alder Hey Children's Hospital after the official opening ceremony.

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  13. Royal reception for Queen in Liverpool

    Large crowds have gathered in Liverpool to welcome The Queen, who's making her first visit to the city for four years. 

  14. Flowers for the Queen from two-year-old Lewis

    The Queen has been given flowers by a two-year-old boy before she officially opens Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

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  15. Queen arrives at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's hospital

    The Queen has arrived at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool which she will officially open this afternoon.

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  16. Alder Hey Children's Hospital ready for the Queen's arrival

    Crowds have gathered outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital to greet the Queen and Prince Philip before they officially open the hospital.

    Crowds outside Alder Hey
    Staff on terrace at Alder Hey
  17. Children sing Happy Birthday to the Queen during Liverpool visit

    Many people turned out to catch a glimpse of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Liverpool today.

    These children from Knotty Ash also performed a special version of Happy Birthday for her.

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  18. Latest headlines in Merseyside and west Cheshire

    Today's top stories in Merseyside and west Cheshire: 

    • The Queen is given an official Liverpool welcome as she waved to crowds from the Town Hall balcony
    • A Kirkham prison inmate, from Southport, who is serving a four-year sentence for robbery, absconds
    • A man is charged with wounding after a 70-year-old man was stabbed outside a pub