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Southampton's Three Queens arrive in Liverpool

An estimated one and a half million people turned out in Liverpool this afternoon to see Southampton's three Cunard Queens. The liners were in the city as part of this year's 175th anniversary of the company which was based in the northern city, before moving south 50 years ago. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports from LIverpool.


Appeal for information following robbery

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Southampton.

At some time between 11.40am and 12.30pm on Sunday, May 17 the 18-year-old victim was walking along Cuckmere Lane towards Totton town centre, pushing a pram.

She was approached by a man who was shouting abusive words at her. The man then took hold of the changing bag and tried to pull it off of the pram.

The victim tried to hold onto it and it fell to the floor. As the woman went to pick it up, the man pushed her away, picked up the bag and cycled off towards Totton. He was with another man who was also on a bicycle.

The man is described as:

  • White
  • Wearing dark blue jeans, light grey jumper and a dark grey hoody
  • Riding a bicycle

“Did you witness this incident? Do you have any information that could assist us? If you do, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Constable Louise Hawkins

Former Ford site to be sold

The site of the former Ford Transit plant is to be sold Credit: ITV Meridian

Ford's home in Southampton, which closed two years ago, is to be put on sale.

The Transit plant employed more than four thousand people at its peak but has mostly lain empty since July 2013.

Councillors hope a new deal could bring back manufacturing to the site.

Further appeal to help find missing man

Barrie Thompson has been missing since Thursday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

We are continuing our appeal for help to trace missing Southampton man Barrie Thompson, 51.

Barrie has been missing since Thursday, May 14 and we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

He is described as:

  • White man
  • 5ft 11ins
  • Hazel coloured eyes
  • Big build
  • Short cropped hair
  • Wears glasses

Specialist officers are following up a number of enquiries and continuing to search the Woodmill Lane area of Mansbridge.

We are grateful to members of the public who have come forward with information, and would ask people to please remain vigilant and contact police on 101.


Fastest hat-trick in Premier League history?

Aston Villa's fans react to the second of three goals by Southampton's Sadio Mane Credit: PA

Southampton winger Sadio Mane has scored what's believed to be the fastest three goals in Premier League history.

He scored the hat-trick in just two minutes and 56 seconds during their match against Aston Villa - beating the previous mark set by Robbie Fowler, which clocked in at four min 33 secs against Arsenal in 1994.

The Saints' Shane Long has scored a fourth goal since.

Huge cargo ship docks in Southampton

One of the biggest cargo ships in the world docked in Southampton today.

At 1,305 feet - the Kerguelen is longer than the Shard and the Eiffel Tower are tall. It can transport almost 200 thousand tonnes of goods.

The ship can also carry more than 17 thousand containers - which would measure 67 miles if stacked end-to-end - the distance from Winchester to Central London.

As Kerry Swain reports, the ship is the first of many massive vessels expected at the port this year.

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