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Archive - Thursday, 8 August 2002

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On this day:

  • Ray's hot seat vow

    CARETAKER manager Ray Mathias is in the Prenton Park hot seat once again with no goalkeeper and the opening game of Rovers' Nationwide League Division Two campaign looming this Saturday at Port Vale (kick-off 3pm). read more

  • All schools are reaping benefit

    I TAKE issue with the letter headlined 'Education not equal to all' (Readers' Mail, July 17). The present government has done more than any other to open up further and university education to a broader cross section of the population. read more

  • Stop 'vile trade'

    AS a supporter of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), I write to alert all those caring members of the public to the fact that now the foot and mouth restrictions have been lifted, the exportation of live animals for slaughter has resumed. read more

  • Shut stores on Christmas Day

    I AM writing from the local branch of the Shopworkers' Union USDAW to ask for your readers' support for our campaign to stop large stores from opening on Christmas Day. read more

  • Search for Kays

    I AM trying to make contact with the family of Ted and Edie Kay, who moved to Port Sunlight from Liverpool. read more

  • Happy 'angels'

    WE were pleased to read the letter headlined 'Searching for two angels' (Readers' Mail, July 17), which indicates that the lady we 'rescued' has now made a good recovery. read more

  • First class

    THANKS for sending on the many responses from readers to my request as to where to send used postage stamps (Readers' Mail, July 10). read more

  • Not perfect, but 11-Plus system best - student

    AS a pupil at one of Wirral's fine grammar schools, I am aware that my point of view will not be accepted as valid by all readers as I might be seen as biased. Nevertheless, I would like to add to the debate my views in defence of Wirral's status quo. read more

  • Allotment concerns

    I WAS concerned to read that some of Wirral's allotment tenants are unhappy with the service provided by the Council ('You've lost the plot', Globe front page, July 24). read more

  • Kindness itself

    MY belated thanks to the driver of the 464 bus (I think) who telephoned for an ambulance when I collapsed at the Broadway bus stop, Bebington. read more

  • Amateur poll

    THE questionnaire currently being circulated by New Brighton Community Partnership is, in my opinion, a classic example of the "When did you stop beating your wife?" school of opinion canvassing. read more

  • We're Birkenhead's 'poor relation'

    I FULLY support the views expressed by Julia Jones in the letter headlined "Council has given up" (Readers' Mail, July 31). read more

  • 'Magic' trick

    MY daughter was lucky enough to go to grammar school, a few years ago now, but once she was actually there we found many of her school friends did not actually live locally. read more

  • Try your hand

    YOUNGSTERS are being offered a chance to try out one of the most exhilarating sports in the country - roller hockey - for free throughout August. read more

  • Blues ready for mighty Brum!

    BBH-New Brighton are ready for the first of two attractive pre-season matches which start on Saturday with the visit of National League Division One club Birmingham Solihull to Reeds Lane (kick-off 3pm). read more

  • Shock as Mersey Royal resign from league

    WITH less than two weeks to go to the new season, Mersey Royal have resigned from the Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division One (writes Ernie McDonald). read more

  • Mike and Andy keep Irby on promotion course

    IRBY secured a 58-run victory at Cholmondeley in their latest match in Division Two of the Murray Smith Cheshire County League, on Saturday. They are now third in the table and have a good chance of clinching promotion. read more

  • Regatta crews in weather watch

    COMPETITORS in the Menai Strait Regattas Fortnight, including many from Wirral and Merseyside, were left cursing the weather for much of the first half of the festival. read more

  • Dock and Millhouse in new season showpiece opener

    THE Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday Football League's equivalent to the FA Community Shield takes place on Sunday (August 11). read more

  • Hayes wins by single shot

    JOHN Hayes was the overall winner of Poulton Victoria Golf Society's Past Captain's (one week Stableford) Competition. read more

  • Eric Nixon contest victors

    WINNERS of Globe Sport's recent competition to win tickets to last night's testimonial match for Eric Nixon at Prenton Park were: T. Rendle, of Claughton, B. Harrison, of Wallasey, P. Mallon, of Greasby, W. Copple, of Birkenhead, B. Fuge, of Thornton Hough, and J. Lyon, of Spital. read more

  • Cups of joy - night of celebration for Meols St John and Queen's Liscard

    MEOLS St John won the Wallasey Association's Sheppick Cup with a close 11-chalk victory over Marine Park, on Saturday (writes Brian Hampson). read more

  • Now for the world!

    SILVER medal-winning cyclist Julie Paulding is now looking to conquer the world after her success at the Commonwealth Games. read more

  • Club on the up . . .

    WEST Kirby Gymnastics Club has been awarded the title of 'British Gymnastics High Performance Centre' for achievements in National and International competitions in recent years. read more

  • Step into ring

    MERSEYSIDE and Cheshire Schools' Amateur Boxing Association is to stage a Foundation Award in Schools' Amateur Boxing Standards Scheme. read more

  • BB "backstabber" at Cream

    Big Brother's Adele Roberts will be bitching at HMV Creamfields Warm Up this Saturday. read more

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