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RE-READ: Three Queens visit as it happened

Wirral Globe:

10:22am Monday 25th May 2015

Thousands of people gathered on Wirral's coasts to see the Three Queens arrive for Cunard 175th anniversary. Re-read how the day unfolded here.

Birkenhead mum's shock after daughter chokes on bone in Chicken McNugget

Wirral Globe:

4:26pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Jenny Courts was terrified when daughter Lillie-Rose swallowed one of the nuggets, bought from restaurant in Birkenhead town centre.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after Seacombe smash

Wirral Globe:

4:19pm Thursday 21st May 2015

Emergency services were called to the collision, which happened close to the junction of Kelvin Road and Birkenhead Road, shortly after 2.20pm today, Thursday.

New Ellesmere Port mayor to 'reflect the goodness' of the community

Wirral Globe:

12:18pm Thursday 21st May 2015

Councillor Lynn Clare, who was born and brought up in the Wolverham area of the town, was handed the mayoral chains from Cllr Brian Jones this week.

Can you help Wirral's desperate dogs find their furr-ever home?

Wirral Globe:

11:05am Thursday 21st May 2015

There are currently 27 dogs at Birkenhead Kennels looking for a new owner.

Wirral South MP promoted to Labour's frontbench

Wirral Globe:

9:59am Thursday 21st May 2015

Alison McGovern has been appointed Shadow City Minister following her re-election earlier this month.

Julie's inspirational fight with terminal brain cancer sees her nominated for Merseyside Woman of the Year

Wirral Globe:

6:20am Thursday 21st May 2015

Julie Shute was diagnosed in August 2013 and given a life expectancy of around 14 months. She was diagnosed with a second brain tumour one year later.

Jail for Wirral man whose neglect caused pet dog to suffer 'unimaginable pain'

Wirral Globe: Jozeph Williams, of Victoria Road, Wallasey, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court yesterday

4:34pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Michael George Williams has been jailed for five months after his neglected Staffordshire Bull Terrier had to put down after an untreated tumour ravaged its body.

Wirral hospital praised for major £850,000 scanner investment

Wirral Globe:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

The scanner - the most advanced of its kind in the area - is now in operation at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital near Heswall and already the results are impressive.

Timetable and best places to see the Three Queens from Wirral on Bank Holiday Monday

Wirral Globe: The Three Queens - QM2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth en route to Southampton

7:30am Monday 25th May 2015

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to be lining the Mersey as Cunard’s Three Queens sail into the river today.

This Girl Can: Julie dives straight in for charity swim in memory of close friend

Wirral Globe:

4:22pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Wallasey mum-of-two Julie Lloyd spent 25 years looking after patients suffering with terminal illness and now hopes to give something back by taking part in the Great North Swim on June 12.

200 jobs at risk at Cammell Laird

Wirral Globe:

3:06pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Bosses say that as a result of their work, there are "peaks in demand for skilled and semi-skilled labour" and due to the completition of "substantial contracts" and uncertainty on the award of others, it needs to "address our cost base".

Six vehicle crash causes traffic chaos at Wallasey Tunnel

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Tunnel

9:49am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Several vehicles are involved in the collision, which happened between Dock Road and Junction 1 of the M53.

Birkenhead business owner urges council to tackle fly-tipping

Wirral Globe:

3:58pm Monday 18th May 2015

“Thousands of people are expected to be coming through here at the weekend for Three Queens and it looks a real mess – I’m at the end of my tether." - Steve Dooley, who runs SJs Buttie Bar.

WATCH: Wallasey MP Angela Eagle launches campaign to become deputy Labour leader

Wirral Globe:

11:14am Monday 18th May 2015

Ms Eagle - who has represented the constituency since 1992 - made the announcement in a video released online today.

Cammell Laird shipyard evacuated after gas cylinder blaze

Wirral Globe:

9:38am Monday 18th May 2015

A cordon has been put in place around the Campbeltown Road area after crews were called out to reports that a cylinder of acetylene was on fire.

EXCLUSIVE: Reds striker Mario Balotelli banned from driving by Birkenhead magistrates after clocking up 109mph in his Ferrari

Wirral Globe:

2:48pm Friday 15th May 2015

Balotelli – who earns £110,000 a week at Anfield – was fined £800, ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge and £100 court costs. His solicitor asked the court for 28 days for payment to be made.

VIDEO: Ground breaking project sees Wirral school farm 'hire' adorable sheep dog Leif

Wirral Globe:

12:00pm Thursday 14th May 2015

Bebington High Sports College welcomed their newest “staff member” this week – 12-week-old sheep dog Leif.

WATCH: Arrival of endangered calf caught on camera at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

10:22am Thursday 14th May 2015

The young male, who keepers have named Usala, was born to mum Stuma after a 14-and-a-half-month-long pregnancy. Dad is called Dicky.

Massive expansion of Burbo Bank offshore wind farm moves one step closer

Wirral Globe: Outrage over £50m Hampshire windfarm plan

10:11am Thursday 14th May 2015

Energy firm Dong today said the project remains on track having met a key contractual milestone.

So, Chancellor, about these tolls...

Wirral Globe:

9:29am Wednesday 13th May 2015

As the politicians get back to business as usual, Wirral asks: "What will happen to the promises of a tunnel tolls cut?

Wirral schoolgirl plans to donate her long locks to cancer charities

Wirral Globe:

4:01pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

The Woodchurch High School pupil will donate her hair to the Princess Trust, who provide wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

Attempted sexual assault on man in Bromborough

Wirral Globe:

1:17pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

20-year-old victim managed to struggle free and get away from his attacker.

Wirral hospitals to benefit from £1m recruitment drive for frontline nurses

Wirral Globe:

9:26am Tuesday 12th May 2015

The cash will be ploughed into boosting frontline staff numbers at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals.

Life-saving work of Wirral RSPCA Inspector to be highlighted on national TV

Wirral Globe: RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes with the puppy, found abandoned under the M53 near Bidston Moss B&Q.

3:04pm Monday 11th May 2015

Anthony Joynes, who works across Merseyside to crackdown on animal cruelty, will star in the new series of The Dog Rescuers.

Wirral issues 18,000 summonses for non-payment of council tax

Wirral Globe: Pay your council tax by Direct Debit and you could win £25,000

12:33pm Monday 11th May 2015

MORE than 18,000 people have been taken to court in Wirral in the last 12 months after they failed to pay their council tax.

Ram-raiders steal cash from Eastham supermarket after crashing car through security gates

Wirral Globe:

9:15am Monday 11th May 2015

Four workers were cashing up at around 11.15pm on Saturday at the Tesco Express in Mill Park Drive, Eastham, when a black Vauxhall Corsa smashed into the building.

VIDEO: As David Cameron sweeps to victory, Esther Mcvey loses her seat in Wirral West

Wirral Globe:

7:57am Friday 8th May 2015

IN a dramatic recount Esther McVey lost by 417 votes to Labour’s Margaret Greenwood.

As it happened: Election results 2015

Wirral Globe: A vote being entered at the ballot box

6:27pm Thursday 7th May 2015

ALL the latest from around the borough as residents choose who they want to run the country for the next five years.

Football and a bag of treats help RSPCA rescue dog from Wirral river

Wirral Globe:

6:20pm Thursday 7th May 2015

The American bull dog was spotted in distress in Fender River, close to Upton railway station.

Lives put at risk as hoax call for help sends Hoylake lifeboat crew on three-hour search in gale force conditions

Wirral Globe:

12:34pm Thursday 7th May 2015

Hoylake RNLI's lifeboat spent three hours searching the entrance to the buoyed channel of the river on Tuesday afternoon after a call for help was picked up on a marine band radio.

Wirral mum raises vital funds for hospital that saved her son's life

Wirral Globe:

10:44am Thursday 7th May 2015

When 25-year-old Kara watched her newborn son be carried away from her just moments after being born at Arrowe Park Hospital, she feared for the worst.

Wirral woman allowed puppy to starve to death in her kitchen

Wirral Globe: Wirral Magistrates Court

9:36am Thursday 7th May 2015

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes found Springer Spaniel Cali lying dead in the kitchen of the Seymour Street property, describing it as the “most depressing” sight he has seen in his career.

Wirral goes to the polls

Wirral Globe:

8:14am Thursday 7th May 2015

With millions apparently still undecided or open to changing their minds, the likely new Westminster balance of power remains highly unclear.

Stakes are high as 'David Cameron' places bet on his own success in Hoylake

Wirral Globe:

12:01pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

Customers did a double take when David Cameron lookalike Rob Shergold strolled into Betfred on Market Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Legendary Liverpool band The Farm to headline Farm Feast

Wirral Globe:

11:39am Wednesday 6th May 2015

The group, who had eight top 49 hit singles in the UK including Groovy Train and All Together Now, bring their anthemic live show to the two day festival at Claremont Farm in June.

Pet rescue: Lizard and snake saved from Ellesmere Port blaze

Wirral Globe:

3:33pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

It took nearly nine hours for four fire engines and the aerial appliance to tackle the fire on Saturday.

Make a date to donate and help save a life this May

Wirral Globe: A donor giving blood. More people are required to become donors, particularly in the 17-24 age range after a drop-off in the number of  people giving

2:21pm Tuesday 5th May 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant is hoping people will save a life by giving blood, with a number of donor sessions taking place across Wirral throughout May.

Staff threatened by knife-wielding masked man in Wallasey raid

Wirral Globe:

11:41am Tuesday 5th May 2015

The masked man entered Bargain Booze on Brighton Street at around 10.50pm last night.

Wirral schoolchildren get a £10,000 lesson in outdoor education

Wirral Globe:

9:20am Saturday 2nd May 2015

St John’s Catholic Junior School, in Bebington, was given the grant from the Big Lottery Fund to improve their school grounds.

Royal seal of approval sparks 33 years of fundraising for Wirral hospital volunteers

Wirral Globe:

7:10am Monday 4th May 2015

More than 3,000 people gathered outside the hospital’s main entrance on May 4, 1982 to watch as the Queen and Prince Philip opened Arrowe Park Hospital.

Family and friends becoming concerned about missing Wirral man John Neil

Wirral Globe:

3:46pm Friday 1st May 2015

John Alexander Neil was last seen by his family at their home on Deakin Street, Birkenhead on the night of Tuesday, April 28.

Clear as mud: Anti-tunnel toll campaigners blast politicians' promises

Wirral Globe:

12:58pm Friday 1st May 2015

“People may wonder who to believe, particularly as both of the main parties have attacked what the other party has said on the tolls as 'stunts'.”

Stakes are high as Wirral gamblers bet £30,000 on election outcome

Wirral Globe:

11:39am Friday 1st May 2015

Already £16,000 has been placed on the Wirral West result through the country’s biggest independent bookmaker, Betfred, with another £14,000 placed on Wirral South – where Labour’s Alison McGovern is up against the Tory’s John Bell.

Tunnel tolls spark row between Wirral West front-runners

Wirral Globe:

4:20pm Thursday 30th April 2015

Taking place exactly one week before the election in Hoylake, the hustings saw the Globe team up with Radio Merseyside.

Globe and Radio Merseyside unite for live debate in Wirral West 'kingmaker' constituency

Wirral Globe:

10:24am Thursday 30th April 2015

Employment minister Esther McVey is battling to reverse a five-point poll lead for her Labour opponent Margaret Greenwood.

Liscard Christmas: More than 1,000 people turn out for Xmas celebrations - eight months early

Wirral Globe:

7:22am Thursday 30th April 2015

A 30ft Christmas tree with giant red baubles was surrounded by carol singers as Liscard Way was turned into a festive wonderland on Wednesday.

IDS cooks up a storm at Wirral Autistic Society

Wirral Globe:

12:56pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, made a surprise visit to the newly opened £1m facility at Raby Hall in Bromborough yesterday.

Wirral sisters who gave birth just hours apart celebrate their daughters' first birthday

Wirral Globe:

11:11am Wednesday 29th April 2015

Myla-Rose and Demi Marie were born 12 hours apart, both weighing 7lb 8oz.

Updated: Funding shortfall sees Hoylake Lifeboat Museum close its doors

Wirral Globe: Hoylake Lifeboat Museum

11:10am Friday 1st May 2015

"Unfortunately, due to continued problems in securing promised funding to develop part of the museum as a cafe, and thus generate a viable income stream to meet our outgoings, the museum is no longer able to continue to operate and meet those outgoing commitments."


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