As thousands of people lined the streets of London to remember Margaret Thatcher, here her funeral was a matter of more controversy.
Parts of Liverpool fell silent - not in memory of Baroness Thatcher but because the council had turned off public televisions showing the ceremony.
While many councils in the North West flew their Union flags at half mast, Liverpool Council chose not to.
And plans for a party in the city also drew criticism.
Correspondent Ann O'Connor reports.