JOHNNY Giles, the former Leeds, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland international, will be guest speaker at the Wirral Sunday Soccer League's annual hot pot supper at the Lobol Club, Bromborough, on Friday, February 20.
BIRKENHEAD Park have a re-arranged league game at home to West Park on Saturday, but there is a break from league action for most clubs.
OLDERSHAW got home 12-11 against Aspull in the Thwaites North West League Division One, on Saturday, but Birkenhead Park failed 18-23 against Aldwinians.
COACH Lawrie Connor is hoping for fan power to help weary New Brighton in their quest for National League status, on Saturday, when they return home to Reeds Lane to face Tynedale, who are one place below them in Thwaites League North Division One (kick-off 2.30pm).
Hull Ionians . . . . . 28pts, New Brighton . . . . . 32pts
CELEBRATING their birthdays this (and last) week are the following members of the Prenton Pups, Tranmere Rovers' official youngsters' club which is sponsored by the Wirral Globe:-
THIRTEEN-year-old Matthew Smith - often dubbed as the next Tim Henman - has become the first British player to win the World Under-14 title.
GLOBE SPORT has two pairs of tickets to be won for Tranmere Rovers' re-arranged Nationwide League Division One home match against Swindon Town next Tuesday night - so you'll have to hurry to get your entries in!
TRANMERE Rovers centre-half Andy Thorn has suffered the heartbreak all professional footballers have nightmares about . . . having to retire due to injury.
TICKET details for Tranmere Rovers' FA Cup 4th Round tie on Saturday, February 14 - they travel to either Premiership giants Newcastle United or Vauxhall Conference club Stevenage Borough - have been announced.
JOHN Aldridge has told his players to cast aside thoughts of a trip to mighty Newcastle United in the FA Cup 4th Round on Saturday week - always providing, of course, that Stevenage don't cause a cup replay sensation - as Tranmere Rovers embark on a crucial week in the club's history.
THIS popular weekly column deals with welfare rights issues of interest to people living in Wirral.
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These chemists will be on duty on Sunday (February 8):- Birkenhead:- ABC Ltd, 88-90 Argyle Street (12.30pm-7.30pm); Woodchurch:- Chanins Pharmacy, 98 Hoole Road (10am-12noon); Bebington:- Chanins Pharmacy, 16 Cross Lane (11am-1pm); Irby:- R.A Davies, 47 Thingwall Rd (11am-12.30pm); Moreton:- Lloyds Chemist, 205-207 Hoylake Road (10am-5pm); Wallasey:- G.B.Jackson, 118 St Pauls Road, Seacombe (11am-1pm); West Kirby: Safeways in-store pharmacy, Dee Lane (11am-2pm); Heswall:- Instore Pharmacy, Telegraph Road (10am-4pm).
A STRONG contingent of young runners from Wirral Athletic Club took part in the second of the 1998 Cheshire League Cross Country meetings at Sherdley Park, St Helens.
ABIGAIL Lyons is this year's Merseyside Schools' Girls' Cross Country League champion at under-12 level.
Carlsberg West Cheshire League round-up with Ray Condliffe
IT was a struggle for the crews in the latest Liverpool Yacht Club races on the Mersey due to a lightening wind.
WALLASEY ABC fighter Lee Langan scored a points victory over Workington's Wayne Stuart in a hard-fought duel at Parr Hall, Warrington.
WALLASEY Junior Soccer League club BGF are urgently seeking an experienced goalkeeper for their under-14 side. Those interested should telephone the manager on 512-8995 as soon as possible.
A minute's silence was observed before the start of all matches in the Ellesmere Port & District Sunday Senior Soccer League as a mark of respect to well known referee Arthur Huth, who died while in charge of a match.
EVER wanted to be a soccer referee? Well, now's your chance!
ARCHERS Health Club, Upton, is to host the first Merseyside Indoor Rowing Championships next month.
A CHRIS Evans hat-trick gave Atlantis Gym safe passage into the second round of the Division One Cup, as they overcame 27 Club 3-1.
STEVE Aspinall fired his sixth hat-trick of the season in the Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday Soccer League as Brow blew Shaftesbury out of the Veronica Conway Premier Cup in a 7-1 whirlwind.
THIS could be the best season yet for FC Beehive! They are moving closer to more and more finals, the latest progress coming with a 3-1 win over Admiral in the Trueman Cup.
VOLUNTEER certificates have been presented by the Mayor of Wirral, Coun Barney Gilfoyle, to representatives from the following voluntary organisations:-
WHICH individual or group would you say works hard for the benefit of the community - and deserves special recognition?
A FORMER care worker at the West Kirby Residential School, who is now aged 81, has been charged with further indecency allegations.
A YOUNG Upton man owned a £170 air rifle for just four hours before the police intervened.
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who launched a fatal sneak attack on a Wirral man has been convicted of manslaughter.
RIVER watchers will be seeing a SuperSeaCat in the Mersey over the next few weeks. The pioneering fast ferry from Dublin heralds an era of ro ro ferries from Birkenhead and Liverpool.
WIRRAL magistrates refused bail to a Pensby man charged with attempting to murder his wife, Helen Sabrina Shaw, at their home in Bennett Walk on January 17.
THE Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, Coun Barney and Mrs Agnes Gilfoyle, are inviting people to join them at a dinner dance in aid of local voluntary organisations.
MOUNTING debts led an Eastham man to steal from his employers, Wirral magistrates heard.
WINNER of £1,000 worth of Thomas Cook holiday vouchers in a draw organised by a Wirral-based carers' group is Mrs Sue Fitzpatrick.
'Memorial must stay on consecrated site' - Burma Star
A WIRRAL man has admitted sexually assaulting a young girl and showing obscene videos and Polaroid photographs.
THIS is how the waterfront between Birkenhead and Wallasey will look when the Ro Ro Ferry and technology park are completed in time for the millennium.
EVERY Wednesday an emergency alarm should sound in Eastham Village as part of safety procedures at the nearby terminal.
A TEENAGE motorist caused the death of a friend in a head-on collision with another car, after taking a sharp blind bend too fast, it is alleged.
WIRRAL councillors get a chance to number crunch after statements of accounts were presented to a policy and resources committee.
A COUPLE have been cleared of ill treating or neglecting two baby boys at Leasowe.
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AN INQUEST into the death of labourer David Francis Wickham, aged 52, of Murrayfield Drive, Leasowe, has opened. He fell while working on a roof in Rock Ferry.
ROY CASTLE'S Lung Cancer Foundation is to fund the appointment of a specialist lung cancer nurse at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology. The late entertainer is pictured with wife Fiona, from Wallasey, and musician Rick Wakeman at the local launch of the appeal.