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Wirral doctor joins the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Wirral Globe:

5:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

Dr Mark Willcox, 26, will join a group of more than 30 NHS volunteers to be deployed by the UK Government.

Wirral parents' delight as little Esme beats the odds

Wirral Globe:

3:28pm Friday 21st November 2014

What should have been the happiest of times for Bromborough parents Jemma Coathup and Mohammed Al-Blushi was turned into heartbreak when a 20-week scan showed little Esme had a rare breathing condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).

Police warn Wirral motorists to be vigilant against thieves this Christmas

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2:52pm Friday 21st November 2014

Theft of items including presents from cars is a particularly prevalent during the winter months. During November and December last year 1,060 reports of items having been stolen from vehicles were received by the force.

Hamilton Square refurbishment uncovers posters dating back to 1940s

Wirral Globe:

2:43pm Friday 21st November 2014

The posters were discovered behind walls on the platforms after they were removed as part of the station's upgrade.

Five arrested on suspicion of burglary in Wallasey

Wirral Globe:

4:34pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Officers from Merseyside Police were called be a member of the public at around 3pm on Wednesday, after a number of men were seen garden hopping on Rake Lane, Liscard.

Wirral healthworkers set to strike on Monday in row over pay

Wirral Globe:

2:02pm Thursday 20th November 2014

Trade unions GMB, Unison and Unite have confirmed their members, which will include paramedics, nurses and midwives, will be taking part in the national industrial action from 7am to 11am.

Test now to halt the spread of HIV, says Terrence Higgins Trust

Wirral Globe: HIV testing champion Rebecca Carr checks a patient at Monkgate Health Centre.Pic:Nigel Holland (12795358)

12:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

New figures released this week by Public Health England (PHE) show there were an estimated 2,061 people living with HIV in Cheshire and Merseyside in 2013.

Police launch Christmas crackdown on robbers, burglars and thieves

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10:16am Thursday 20th November 2014

Police officers launched dawn raids at target addresses across Merseyside where they suspected some of the region’s most prolific or persistent offenders lived. The aim is to go after both the people suspected of acquisitive crime and any goods thought to have been stolen by them.

King Street Collapse: Investigation rules out gas explosion but exact cause is yet to be found

Wirral Globe:

9:53am Thursday 20th November 2014

An initial assessment by the council's structural engineer suggests that there may have been a failure of an internal central brick support pier which was supporting the upper floors and roof along the party wall of 85 and 87 King Street.

Engineer who sustained severe brain injury after workplace accident receives compensation from Wirral employer

Wirral Globe:

4:39pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Tom Williams fell into a coma after suffering the life-changing injuries when he was tasked with removing a pillar from the ceiling of the engineering stores at Manor Bakeries Ltd in Moreton – part of Premier Foods Group Ltd - to create a new walkway in the building.

Wirral pensioner died after lamp shade set alight in Eastham cottage

Wirral Globe:

3:30pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Bernard Lewis in hospital at the weekend following the blaze at his Tudor-style cottage on Stanley Lane last Wednesday.

Family pay tribute to Heswall granddad who had a 'heart of gold'

Wirral Globe:

3:17pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Mervyn Bruce Taylor - known as "Merv" to his family and friends - tragically died in hospital after he was hit by the car on Barnston Road, Barnston on November 5.

Dangerous toxic chemicals stolen in Bromborough raid found in Bebington cemetery

Wirral Globe:

12:21pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

The deadly chemicals were contained in a safe taken from the offices of Prokill pest controllers in Bromborough by thieves on Monday night. Five of the six canisters stolen have been found.

Wirral pensioner dies after Eastham blaze believed to have been started by household lamp

Wirral Globe:

9:59pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

Firefighters were called to the Tudor-style home of 82-year-old Bernard Lewis on Stanley Lane at around 4am last Wednesday - it is believed the blaze was caused by a lamp.

Tree-mendous yarn bombing craze takes Greasby by storm

Wirral Globe:

4:17pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

Many people living and passing through Greasby may have noticed the transformation from the ordinarily brown tree trunks into an array of multi-coloured wool - knitted and crocheted into beautiful patterned “jumpers” as part of National Tree Week.

Highly toxic chemicals stolen in Wirral burglary

Wirral Globe:

12:23pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

"This chemical is deemed extremely dangerous, and to put this into context, if fire officers where handling it, they would be wearing protective suits and full breathing apparatus.” - Inspector Paul Harrison.

Wirral care home set to close following damning report from health watchdog

Wirral Globe:

10:58am Tuesday 18th November 2014

Highground Care Home, based on Waterford Road, Oxton, was criticised for failing to always take patients’ needs into account following a recent inspection by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Family of four-year-old leukemia sufferer hope to raise thousands for Alder Hey

Wirral Globe:

10:08am Tuesday 18th November 2014

Joseph Cole was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year and has undergone treatment at Alder Hey Children's Hospice, leading to days at a time away from home.

Wirral patients told to avoid A&E unless they have a genuine emergency

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

7:16pm Monday 17th November 2014

The number of people going to A&E and calling 999 has caused severe pressure on the health service over the last few days.

Parents call on Wirral councillors to stand up for their children by keeping Lyndale open

Wirral Globe:

10:09am Monday 17th November 2014

A special cabinet meeting will take place on December 17 to discuss the outcome of the publication of statutory notices on the closure of the Lyndale School.

Newsagents fined £150,000 after failing to protect Wirral staff after series of armed robberies

Wirral Globe:

3:13pm Friday 14th November 2014

Martin McColls Ltd was fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £78,000 for six breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

More than 12,000 Wirral children may have been harmed by someone else's drinking

Wirral Globe: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

2:23pm Friday 14th November 2014

A new campaign, launched on Monmday to mark the start of Alcohol Awareness Week, aims to highlight the need for minimum unit pricing as part of moves to protect children and young people from alcohol.

Should council's new chief executive be forced to live in Wirral?

Wirral Globe:

12:34pm Friday 14th November 2014

Current chief executive Graham Burgess is due to retire from the authority at the end of the year, with headhunters appointed to find his replacement.

Wirral family's heartfelt appeal in memory of daughter set to star on Children In Need

Wirral Globe:

12:03pm Friday 14th November 2014

Linda and Colin Cook, from Wallasey, will feature during the programme talking about seven-year-old Ellie, who was cared for during her illness by Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Wirral tea giants Typhoo welcome Super League stars to their Moreton factory

Wirral Globe:

10:49am Friday 14th November 2014

Saints stars Jon Wilkin, Tommy Makinson and Adam Swift were given a tour of the Moreton factory on Wednesday, where they posed for photographs with staff alongside the Super League Trophy and League Leader’s Shield.

Eight men bailed following early morning Wirral raids

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10:38am Friday 14th November 2014

The early morning raids were part of Merseyside Police’s three-month-long Operation Cachaeille, launched in September to tackle burglary in the region.

Wallasey jewellers raided by masked men

Wirral Globe:

10:22am Friday 14th November 2014

Merseyside Police is appealing information following the robbery at Catheralls Diamond Merchants and Jewellers in Wallasey.

Wirral mum hopes to raise vital funds in memory of stillborn daughter

Wirral Globe:

11:50am Thursday 13th November 2014

Sarah and Lee Walker, from Noctorum, were delighted when they fell pregnant with their second child in 2007 and could not wait to give their son Joshua a little sister. But just four days before Sarah was due to give birth to Isabelle, she was given the devastating news that she had sadly passed away.

Brave tot Makiyla Rose is special guest at Christmas Grotto launch

Wirral Globe:

11:32am Thursday 13th November 2014

Two-year-old Makiyla Rose Roberts was born with a crippling and life-limiting condition which means she can do virtually nothing for herself and needs round-the-clock care.

Wirral homes raided in dawn crackdown on golf related burglaries

Wirral Globe:

9:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

The early morning raids are part of Merseyside Police’s three-month-long operation that launched in September to tackle burglary in the region.

Witness appeal following Wallasey incident

Wirral Globe:

7:53pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

Patrols were called to the junction of Bell Road and Liscard Road shortly after 11pm following reports of a disturbance.

Elderly couple rescued following blaze in Eastham home

Wirral Globe:

7:49pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to the couple's Tudor-style home near Eastham Village Road at 3.58am.

LEST WE FORGET: 10 striking images from Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day

Wirral Globe:

10:52am Wednesday 12th November 2014

Tributes were paid to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts across the world during Remembrance Sunday, with around 100 people also gathering at The Cenotaph in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, on Armistice Day for a two minutes' silence.

Hoylake RNLI coxswains gear up for their new lifeboat

Wirral Globe:

10:04am Wednesday 12th November 2014

Four coxswains are spending the week at the RNLI College in Dorset to prepare for the arrival of their state-of-the-art new Shannon class lifeboat.

Wirral school create their very own poppy field for Armistice Day

Wirral Globe:

4:04pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

Each pupil and member of staff at Hayfield School in Upton made a paper mache, with more than 120 of them placed on the school's field on Armistice Day.

Monty the Penguin takes a ride to Heswall in John Lewis advert

Wirral Globe:

4:47pm Monday 10th November 2014

Eagle-eyed viewers who have managed to see through their tears will have spotted a double-decker bus featured in the advert is on its way to Heswall.

Parents of tragic Carly Harper say their lives will never be the same

Wirral Globe:

3:06pm Monday 10th November 2014

Carly Harper, of Orrysdale Road, West Kirby, died in May 2012 after being admitted to hospital three days earlier when her waters broke when she was almost 24 weeks' pregnant.

Bebington mum hopes to 'ease the pain' of hair loss with new wig charity

Wirral Globe:

12:26pm Friday 7th November 2014

When Jane Dabner found a lump in her breast in May she knew times ahead would be tough but instead of letting her illness take over her life, she set her sights on helping others going through the same thing.

Woman suffers burns after falling into bonfire at Wirral pub event

Wirral Globe:

9:34am Friday 7th November 2014

The 25-year-old had been enjoying the celebrations at the Farmers Arms pub in Frankby when the incident happened at around 12.20am on Thursday.

Discounted parking to be introduced for Wirral's Christmas shoppers

Wirral Globe:

9:10am Friday 7th November 2014

From December 9, all council-operated car parks will operate a "free after 3pm" discount, giving residents and visitors the chance to go Christmas shopping without paying to park.

Council leader vows to listen to Wirral public before making decision on budget cuts

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

8:00pm Thursday 6th November 2014

More than 100 members of Unite and Unison marched to Wallasey Town Hall on Thursday evening, to lobby members of the council's ruling cabinet to rethink their proposed cuts.

Carly Harper Inquest: Parents say many questions about their daughter's tragic death remain unanswered

Wirral Globe: Carly Harper died at Arrow Park Hospital in May 2012 after going into premature labour.

4:41pm Thursday 6th November 2014

"No verdict, or anything like that, will ever replace the person we have lost - and that's something we are going to have to live with for the rest of our lives."

Carly Harper tragedy: Arrowe Park Hospital medical staff 'did not recognise critical urgency' early enough

Wirral Globe: Carly Harper died at Arrow Park Hospital in May 2012 after going into premature labour.

4:20pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

Senior doctor: "People were doing the best they could but things were deteriorating faster than most of us had experienced. Since then we have learned and it has changed quite a lot of things."

Parents of Wirral woman Carly Harper who died after going into premature labour reach financial settlement with hospital trust

Wirral Globe: Carly Harper died at Arrow Park Hospital in May 2012 after going into premature labour.

10:33am Wednesday 5th November 2014

The five figure settlement was made in advance of an inquest due to be held today into Carly's death. However, the trust did not accept their failings contributed to her death.

Bogus caller tried to con Wirral pensioner out of cash to fix 'dodgy' roof tiles

Wirral Globe:

3:15pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after the man - claiming to be from Wirral Council – told the 77-year-old man that he had noticed some dangerously loose ridge tiles on his Price Street home, which needed replacing.

Birkenhead man arrested following police raids aimed at curbing vehicle crime

Wirral Globe:

2:41pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

POLICE raided three homes in Birkenhead on Tuesday morning as part of a crackdown on car and motorbike theft in the area.

Globe campaign needs you to help end yob culture's reign of terror

Wirral Globe:

1:51pm Tuesday 4th November 2014

In a bid to crackdown on Birkenhead’s crisis, the Globe is launching an online campaign to allow victims of such terror to hold the authorities to account.

Wallasey cyclist tackles Snowdon months after breaking back in eight places

Wirral Globe:

11:05am Tuesday 4th November 2014

Doctors told Ian Seymour it was a miracle he wasn’t left paralysed after an horrific cycling crash in May.

Wirral's bus and train tickets are going electronic as part of smartcard roll out

Wirral Globe: Liverpool Pier Head ferry landing stage closed for 12 months

12:19pm Monday 3rd November 2014

In a staged roll out, scratch off Saveaways will be replaced with smartcard versions in Wirral from November 24, with cards available across the rest of Merseyside by the end of March.

VIDEO: Partially-sighted Wallasey man tackles fear of heights for Guide Dogs charity

Wirral Globe:

11:07am Monday 3rd November 2014

Sean Yem has always struggled with his vision, especially at night, but never knew why until seven years ago when he visited his local Specsavers for a routine check-up and they noticed something wasn’t quite right.

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