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Wirral band will have you going ape with latest charity single

Wirral Globe:

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Junebug – made up of brothers Guy and Ralph Latham and Warren Gilbert – are supporting Chester Zoo’s “Go Orange for Orangutans” campaign with two exclusive new tracks.

VIDEO: An icy affair for Wirral's fro-yo queens

Wirral Globe:

4:55pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Charlotte and Stephanie Hodson, who run the frozen yoghurt bar on Market Street, were joined by friends and colleagues when they tackled the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

VIDEO: Adorable chicks are the latest additions to Chester Zoo's flamingo flock

Wirral Globe:

2:19pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The adorable balls of fluff are sure to be a firm favourite with visitors to the zoo, which has been the home of a number of animal births this summer.

VIDEO: Parents beg council not to break their Lyndale family

Wirral Globe: Lyndale parents do not want the school to close

11:28am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The future of the Lyndale School will be decided when Wirral’s ruling cabinet meets next week.

VIDEO: Heartbroken Eastham parents tackle the ice in memory of stillborn son and daughter

Wirral Globe: Nicki and Kenny Almond, pictured with children Leighton and Louis, hope to do their son proud by providing Arrowe Park Hospital with cuddle cots.

10:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Nicki and Kenny Almond, pictured with children Leighton and Louis, hope to do their son and daughter proud by raising money for Arrowe Park Hospital.

Heartbroken Wirral parents to tackle the ice in memory of son and daughter

Wirral Globe: Nicki and Kenny Almond, pictured with children Leighton and Louis, hope to do their son proud by providing Arrowe Park Hospital with cuddle cots.

1:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Nicki and Kenny Almond, from Eastham, hope to raise as much money as possible for Arrowe Park Hospital’s delivery suite after they lost their 28-week-old daughter Maddison in June and 21-week-old son Leon Kenneth in October.

Two car smash in Moreton causes rush hour chaos

Wirral Globe:

9:06am Thursday 21st August 2014

MOTORISTS are facing delays this morning following a two car collision in Moreton.

14 cats that need homes for International Cat Day

Wirral Globe: Cats Protection (8559262)

2:57pm Friday 8th August 2014

TODAY for International Cat Day we've got 7 cats, pairs and trios who need homes. Is yours a feline-friendly home that could welcome a homeless cat? Would a kitten make your puurrfect life complete?

Wallasey woman faces court accused of £10,000 theft from Wirral special needs children's charity

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

1:54pm Friday 8th August 2014

Lynn Donovan, of Rowson Street, Wallasey, appeared before Wirral magistrates on Friday where she faced 21 charges of fraud.

Wirral trio accused of running Birkenhead brothel appear in court

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

1:40pm Friday 8th August 2014

Mike Kolokotroni, Kelly Anne Jude Reid and Adam John Weir, stood side-by-side in the dock as they were each accused of managing the premises on Grange Road East between June 4, 2012 and June 4 this year.

Wirral man found dead after blaze believed to have been caused by exploding e-cigarette

Wirral Globe:

7:56pm Thursday 7th August 2014

The body of the 62-year-old man was discovered at a property in Penkett Road on Tuesday morning.

Wirral mums to raise money for stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Wirral Globe:

12:42pm Thursday 7th August 2014

WIRRAL Sands has helped dozens of women and their partners from across the borough but those who have turned to the charity wish they had never heard of it.

Destruction of 150 tonnes of Syrian chemicals completed at Ellesmere Port facility

Wirral Globe: Confirmation that Syrian weapon chemicals will be destroyed in Ellesmere Port

9:55am Thursday 7th August 2014

The toxic substances arrived at waste management firm Veolia’s specialist waste facility in Bridges Road three weeks ago, with destruction completed on Wednesday.

Lyndale consultation a 'complete farce' say Tory councillors

Wirral Globe: Lyndale parents do not want the school to close

4:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A CONSULTATION into the future of a Wirral special needs school has been described as a “complete farce” by opposition councillors.

Circus protestors say they are there to educate, not scare

Wirral Globe:

4:01pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Campaigners protesting against the use of animals have been turning up at Peter Jolly's Circus on a daily basis with placards before shows.

Increase in demand sees Arrowe Park miss Government targets for second time

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

12:12pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Arrowe Park’s accident and emergency department failed to hit the target of seeing 95% of patients within four hours, achieving 91.2% for the last three months.

Top 11 officer salaries at Wirral Council

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

11:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AS several of Wirral Council’s chief officers make it into the latest TaxPayers’ Alliance Town Hall Rich List, we take a look at the top earners at the local authority...

South Wirral horse whisperer saddles up for a new career

Wirral Globe:

10:21am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Equine psychologist Luisa Jones needed to find an additional income stream - the answer was staring her right in the face in the shape of her own horse Zennah.

Birkenhead man in court following alleged transgender hate crime

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

9:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Ryan Anthony Kenny, of Bridge Street, appeared before Wirral magistrates on Tuesday where he was charged with assaulting the woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – and stealing a carrier bag containing her personal items.

Neston woman hosts afternoon of strawberry tea to help women facing breast cancer

Wirral Globe:

4:01pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Jo Peers, from Neston, will host a strawberry tea party in Chester this month in aid of Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity.

Wallasey car blaze thought to be arson

Wirral Globe: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

2:17pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

An investigation is currently underway following the fire – which involved a Ford Fiesta – on Bishops Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Wirral pair face court for having sex in the street

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

1:51pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

"People don’t expect that to happen in such public view at that time in the morning.” - magistrate Peter Ashworth.

Wirral says a fond farewell to world's largest Viking longship

Wirral Globe:

9:18am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Draken Harald Harfagre left Wallasey on Monday to heart cheers from locals as it set off on its long journey back to Norwa

Customer saves the day as would-be-robber threatens Wallasey shop worker with knife

Wirral Globe:

9:02am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Police were called to the News Plus newsagents on Trafalgar Road, Wallasey at around 5.45pm on Saturday following reports that a man had entered the shop armed with a large blade.

Pensioner taken to hospital after mobility scooter crash

Wirral Globe:

4:49pm Monday 4th August 2014

Emergency services were called to Fendale Avenue shortly after 1.30pm today, Monday, following reports that a Honda Civic and a mobility scooter had crashed closed to the junction with Fender Lane.

Bedroom tax protesters march through Birkenhead

Wirral Globe:

1:55pm Monday 4th August 2014

ANTI bedroom tax protesters took to the streets of Birkenhead on Monday to voice their anger at what they see as the most “vindictive” aspect of the Government’s austerity cuts.

Cash-strapped council slammed after spending £100,000 on town hall lifts

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

11:43am Monday 4th August 2014

The authority says it has spent around £70,000 on a new lift which is needed to ensure at least one of them is always in service.

Wirral mum says 'thank you' to all who helped to raise £3,000 for Cancer Research

Wirral Globe:

9:33am Monday 4th August 2014

Kerry Otton, from Bromborough, did more than just run when she took part in the Race for Life on July 27.

Controversial circus extends stay in Wirral after 'explosion' of visitors

Wirral Globe: One of the lions which performs at Peter Jolly’s Circus, one of only two in England that still uses live animals in the ring

4:24pm Friday 1st August 2014

Peter Jolly’s Traditional Circus pitched up in Upton on July 23 for a series of shows featuring lions and tigers.

Campaigners fight to block dog ban on Wirral's beaches

Wirral Globe:

12:03pm Friday 1st August 2014

Close to 600 people have signed an online petition calling on the council to rethink the ban - which is part of a number of policies aimed at improving the area around New Brighton following an increase in visitor numbers.

Bedroom tax protesters set to march through Birkenhead

Wirral Globe: VIDEO: Campaigners demonstrate against bedroom tax in Birkenhead

9:46am Friday 1st August 2014

Members of Wirral Campaign Against the Bedroom Tax will assemble at Exmouth Street, behind the Lauries Centre, at 11.45am on Monday before marching through the centre of Birkenhead, and around Hamilton Square.

Teenagers arrested following death of pensioner knocked down by pedal-powered 'quadricycle' released on bail

Wirral Globe:

5:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The teenagers – two 15-year-old males from Birkenhead, a 16-year-old from Birkenhead and a 17-year-old from Prenton – were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of 65-year-old John Wilcock.

EXCLUSIVE: Avian botulism kills 50 birds at Birkenhead Park

Wirral Globe:

1:25pm Thursday 31st July 2014

People urged to keep their pets out of the water and refrain from feeding birds.

Spectacular Minton Tiles to be uncovered at St George's Hall this weekend

Wirral Globe: Liverpool

12:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The floor consists of 30,000 hand crafted tiles, many depicting the world famous Liver Bird along with Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents.

Wirral volunteer's inspirational work recognised by Prime Minister

Wirral Globe:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Dave Nash is the latest recipient of a Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers making a positive change in their community and inspiring others.

Wirral's 'Viking Navy' enjoy an evening row at Wallasey docks

Wirral Globe:

10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

The Draken Harald - the largest Norse/Viking longship constructed in modern times - had an eventful journey to Wirral on its way from Norway after losing its 70ft mast in severe conditions off the Shetland Isle.

Wirral Council leader recognised after helping Wirral to become 'the fastest improving council' in country

Wirral Globe:

10:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

Councillor Phil Davies – who is also chair of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – has been selected to join the Local Government Association’s (LGA) national Improvement and Innovation Board.

Fourth teenager arrested on suspicion of murder as victim of New Brighton 'quadricycle' incident named by police

Wirral Globe:

8:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The 65-year-old retired marine engineer named as father-of-three John Stuart Wilcock.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner dies following New Brighton promenade 'quadricycle' incident

Wirral Globe:

1:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An investigation was launched by Wirral into both the collision and the 65-year-old man's subsequent death – which is being treated as “unexplained”.

Brides-to-be left without a wedding venue after Wirral country club closes its doors

Wirral Globe: Detail from a wedding dress

11:44am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The popular Grange Country Club in Thornton Hough ceased trading on Sunday after being sold to a third party.

Restorative justice scheme launched in Wirral in a bid to crackdown on anti-social behaviour and re-offending

Wirral Globe: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

10:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Local volunteers, trained by Restorative Solutions, have been recruited to help deliver the scheme, and will be working with victims of crime and anti-social behaviour through neighbourhood justice conferences.

Five charged with conspiracy to commit fraud following alleged Wirral 'crash for cash' scam

Wirral Globe:

8:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Merseyside Police executed a number of warrants at addresses in Birkenhead, Prenton and Wallasey on Monday in relation with a number of "staged" collisions, including one in Wallasey last March.

Pensioner who died days after being struck by pedal-powered vehicle in New Brighton was being treated for cancer

Wirral Globe:

8:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police are hoping to trace four youths who were inboard "quadricycle".

Another giant occasion draws in large crowds - our 7 favourite pictures from the event

Wirral Globe:

12:36pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

We look back at our favourite photographs of the marionettes, taken by Globe photographer Paul Heaps.

Pensioner dies days after being struck by pedal-powered 'quadricycle' on New Brighton promenade

Wirral Globe:

12:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The 65-year-old man – who was hit by the four-wheeled pedal-powered vehicle on July 22 – died on Monday.

Birkenhead neighbourhood watch scheme given 'thumbs up' by MP

Wirral Globe:

9:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Frank Field MP met with the Birkenhead Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator outside Birkenhead Town Hall to show his support for the newly formed scheme.

Five people arrested on suspicion of fraud following Wirral crash

Wirral Globe:

8:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

Merseyside Police executed a number of warrants at addresses in Birkenhead, Prenton and Wallasey.

'Shoe-Be-Do' campaign collects 200 pairs of unwanted footwear for borough's children

Wirral Globe:

3:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

The Shoe-Be-Do Campaign is designed to encourage families from across Wirral to think before they discard their unwanted school shoes.

Players tee-off at New Brighton's latest golfing attraction

Wirral Globe:

10:28am Monday 28th July 2014

The theme of the course is Wirral landmarks – both past and present – and is a celebration of the peninsula’s wonderful and interesting history.

UPDATED: Should Wirral people be given free use of Mersey Tunnels?

Wirral Globe:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

“Our view is that all tolls are a rip off and should be scrapped. It’s the drivers paying about a billion pounds a week in taxes and it’s not right for there to be any tolls." - John McGoldrick, Mersey Tunnel Users Association.


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