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- Prenton teenager has wish granted by leading children's charity
- Wallasey cyclist put 'Le Grand Depart' to the test
- Firefighters called to 26 incidents during industrial action
- Cash-strapped council slammed after sending bosses to seaside conference
- Tranmere Rovers boss Rob Edwards signs midfielder Marc Laird
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DETECTIVES have released CCTV footage after a teenager was assaulted in a homophobic attack in Birkenhead. Watch the footage below and read the full story here.
New Brighton’s litter-busting squad have been joined by the motley crew of the good ship Black Pearl to launch an intensive drive to rid the resort of rubbish and grime. More here.
Our most read story yesterday and today is that of Wirral mum Maxine Lucas who has slammed Liverpool FC after they refused to refund an £84 shirt with "Suarez" printed on the back that she bought for her seven-year-old son. More here.
We have just received a statement from United Utilities regarding water problems in Birkenhead and Prenton yesterday.
Nine fire hydrants were damaged by vandals, resulting in no water or low pressure for customers from around 3.30pm on Thursday.
The water provider received around 50 calls from customers but they suspect the numbers affected probably ran into hundreds.
Meet Stephen Loraine, a brave teenager from Prenton who had his dreams come true thanks to children's charity Starlight. Read more here.
WIRRAL chief executive Graham Burgess has defended the decision to send three councillors and two officers, including himself, to a conference in Bournemouth at a cost of £5,000.
The cash-strapped council was slammed yesterday for its spending habits, but Mr Burgess insisted the conference allowed them to "showcase Wirral’s achievements and good practice" on a national platform.
What do you think? Have your say here.
Chief executive Graham Burgess.
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Following yesterday's industrial action, a spokesman for the fire service said: "Non-striking firefighters attended a total of 26 incidents during the nine-hour period of industrial action today, July 10.
"The call-outs included two road traffic collisions, one call where firefighters gave first aid to a member of the public who had collapsed, three property fires, two vehicle fires and 13 secondary fires." Read more here.
Firefighters on strike in Birkenhead earlier this year.
WE'VE had lots of reaction overnight on the news that Wirral benmen could go on strike next Friday - the second day of the Open Championship.
A spokesman for Wirral Council said this morning that bins close to the course will be emptied tomorrow, Saturday, and any potential strike will not leave "overflowing" bins. Read more here.
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Banning dogs at certain times is not a new idea, it occurs all over over the country. But it’s not the answer, why will that stop irresponsible owner from allowing the dogs to foul just because of restricted times. − Derek James, Greasby.Let’s use our ‘thinking caps’