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All write now for Wirral primary school pupils

Wirral Globe:

12:30pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

CHILDREN about to make their journey to big school will have a lasting memory of their time at West Kirby Primary thanks to a creative project which has seen a selection of their work published.

West Kirby couple launch educational story series on YouTube

Wirral Globe:

12:10pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

Christian and Amalie Hughes set up Toddler Fun Learning two years ago to create videos to help their own children – four-year-old Josh and three-year-old Poppy – learn.

Wirral mum takes on Pretty Mudder for baby Grace

Wirral Globe:

4:02pm Friday 17th July 2015

Michelle Finnigan, from, New Brighton, signed up to complete the 5k muddy obstacle course to raise cash for the charity that looked after her daughter Grace during some of the most difficult periods of her life so far.

Supermarket helps Wirral animal charity feed unwanted pets

Wirral Globe:

8:00am Saturday 18th July 2015

Rock Ferry-based Wirral Animal Welfare Association has been offered a helping hand by Sainsbury’s in Prenton, whose staff and customers donated dog and cat food to the centre.

Upton pupils' F1 test drive helps engineer their futures

Wirral Globe:

2:07pm Friday 17th July 2015

The Upton Hall School pupils put their cars to the test on Friday when they raced them on a purpose built track.

Sam's happy ending after RSPCA rescue to feature on the Dog Rescuers

Wirral Globe:

1:32pm Friday 17th July 2015

When three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross ‘Sam’ was rescued by the RSPCA, he had been abandoned and left to starve in squalid conditions for “at least four days” by his owner.

Overall crime on the rise in Merseyside but number of burglaries and drug offences falls

Wirral Globe: Concern as Merseyside police numbers tumble

10:08am Friday 17th July 2015

There were 97,244 crimes recorded by Merseyside Police in the year to March, a 4.2% rise from the previous year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Man seen carrying 'large knife' through Hoylake

Wirral Globe: Should the police be tweeting pictures of Michael McIntyre taken from their helicopter?

4:59pm Thursday 16th July 2015

The police helicopter was seen hovering over the Manor Road and Elm Grove area for around an hour, with a number of police cars also spotted.

Conservation society protests at Caldy homes plan for £2m house

Wirral Globe:

1:42pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Wirral’s planning committee are due to discuss the ambitious scheme for the prominent Oravales, on Caldy Road, the when they meet on Thursday.

Litter leaves Wirral guide dog needing £1,600 operation

Wirral Globe:

1:12pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Marsha Corper was left without Golden Retriever Quinney for two weeks while he was treated by vets following the incident.

Wirral South MP continues to push for New Ferry regeneration

Wirral Globe: FLASHBACK: Wirral South MP Alison McGovern launches the new Port Sunlight River Park in Bromborough. Pictured from left is Mike Parr, The Land Trust, Peter Lunt from Biffa and Keith Jones from the Forestry Commission with.

4:16pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

"In New Ferry we have many great community assets such as the River Park, the New Ferry Butterfly Park, a hugely successful Farmer’s Market and award winning butchers Edge and Son."

WATCH: Herd of cows make a moo've through Hoylake streets

Wirral Globe:

2:02pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Residents of Carr Lane were shocked to see the 17-strong herd when they looked out of their windows this morning.

Community pulls together in memory of little Leilah

Wirral Globe:

9:45am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Saturday saw the foundation hold an open day at the family’s home in Fern Grove, featuring live music, face painting and a display from Bebington Sovereigns Majorettes.

Wirral Council approves plan for 'huge culture change' over next five years

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

9:31am Tuesday 14th July 2015

The so-called Wirral 2020 plan was passed at full council on Monday night.

Bebington High hosts primary school games days

Wirral Globe:

4:10pm Monday 13th July 2015

Led by community coaches, PE and sport apprentices and the school's own sports leaders, the festival took place at Bebington High Sports College.

Cabinet approves plan to merge Pensby high schools

Wirral Globe:

3:57pm Monday 13th July 2015

Extensive consultations were carried out over amalgamation moves which would involve closure of Pensby Boys' High School and a gender intake change at the girls' high school to form a mixed sex secondary.

Golf tournament in memory of Wirral sporting legend David Tinsley raises £1,200 for Claire House.

Wirral Globe:

1:52pm Monday 13th July 2015

“Many times it was said during the day, but I think we all agreed that my dad would have been incredibly proud.”

VIDEO: Chester Zoo's £40m exotic Islands opens its doors

Wirral Globe:

12:29pm Monday 13th July 2015

Islands brings conservation to life through detailed recreations of habitats in South East Asia in what has been dubbed one of the most ambitious zoo expansions ever in Europe.

Photograph of Birkenhead teenager given criminal ASBO handed out in community he terrorised

Wirral Globe:

1:59pm Friday 10th July 2015

Jay Coleman was issued with the order on at Wirral Magistrates’ Court on July 1 following a catalogue of incidents including theft, criminal damage and being a nuisance.

Council cabinet called to discuss future of Jack Nicklaus 'Golf Coast' scheme

Wirral Globe:

9:30am Monday 20th July 2015

A SPECIAL meeting of the council cabinet will be held later today to discuss plans for a new world class golf resort in Hoylake.

5 things to do with the kids in Wirral this weekend

Wirral Globe:

2:30pm Thursday 9th July 2015

LOOKING for something to do this weekend? We've put together a list of a few places worth visiting...

Friends and family tee off for Wirral sporting legend David Tinsley

Wirral Globe:

1:51pm Thursday 9th July 2015

David Tinsley played for Liverpool and Tranmere before taking up a love of golf in later years.

Wirral school farm welcomes new kid Willamina

Wirral Globe:

11:09am Thursday 9th July 2015

Willamina the pygmy goat arrived at Woodchurch High School on Wednesday thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club.

Plan to overturn foxhunting ban dubbed 'barbaric' by Wirral RSPCA inspector

Wirral Globe:

10:23am Thursday 9th July 2015

“It would mean that people could go out into our countryside with dogs and literally rip wildlife to pieces." - Inspector Anthony Joynes.

Hundreds of Wirral schoolchildren take a lesson in safety

Wirral Globe:

9:45am Thursday 9th July 2015

The event was organised by Wirral Hospital after more than 21,000 young people entered its Accident and Emergency department last year.

Closure of Upton church brings an end to 116 years of worship

Wirral Globe:

9:35am Thursday 9th July 2015

Upton United Reformed Church in Ford Road will hold its final service on Sunday, July 26.

Parkgate proposal melts Linzi's heart

Wirral Globe:

5:03pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

When 20-year-old Linzi Titcombe asked for a coffee mocha-filled chocolate wafer cone at Parkgate Ice Cream, she had no idea it would contain something a little more sparkly than your average desert.

50 balloon-covered taxis arrive in New Brighton for annual children's day out

Wirral Globe:

1:50pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

Generous cabbies took more than 60 blind and sensory impaired children on a fun day out to the seaside resort.

Crackdown on Wirral litter-bugs could cost council money if fines are not paid

Wirral Globe: WHAT A MESS: Litter strewn across New Brighton shoreline

10:55am Wednesday 8th July 2015

Anyone seen dropping and leaving litter will receive an immediate on-the-spot penalty of £80 – a percentage of which will go to Kingdom directly.

Wirral family paint Birkenhead blue in memory of daughter Ellie

Wirral Globe:

10:20am Wednesday 8th July 2015

The family of Everton fans will be throwing blue paint at participants in memory of seven-year-old Ellie, who died of a brain tumour in 2011.

Community to pull together in memory of Wirral tot Leilah

Wirral Globe:

5:07pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

Leilah Rachel Hayden was just 15-months-old when she died on January 13.

Three car crash at Wallasey Tunnel entrance

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Tunnel

12:59pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

A spokesman for Merseytravel said tunnel police are currently at the scene of the crash, which happened shortly after 12.30pm today, Tuesday.

Water birth with a difference for baby Aoife

Wirral Globe:

12:19pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

“I found out I was actually much further along than expected and after discovering a head, I delivered my own daughter – the sheer shock caused me to drop her into the toilet,” said mum Beccy.

Wirral 'Super Nanny' back in business after daughter's fourth open heart surgery

Wirral Globe:

11:09am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Nique Hallam works with children and families to tackle behavioural issues including tantrums, aggression, back-chatting, fighting, homework hassles and the dreaded bedtime battles.

Wirral hospital praised by health watchdog for children's services

Wirral Globe:

4:59pm Monday 6th July 2015

Of the 137 children’s units assessed as part of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) National Survey, the services at Wirral Women and Children's Hospital fared "better than most" in a number of categories.

Search begins for person to take up £31,000 a year role as deputy police commissioner

Wirral Globe: Police and crime commissioner Jane Kennedy

4:47pm Monday 6th July 2015

Jane Kennedy has today started the process of replacing Cllr Ann O'Byrne, who stepped down as her previous deputy and victims' champion June 18.

Football tournament remembers life of Wirral schoolboy Cole Breadner

Wirral Globe:

2:21pm Monday 6th July 2015

The Prenton schoolboy was just 10-years-old when he died last February, just 16 weeks after being diagnosed with the rare and aggressive Burkitt’s lymphoma.

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn comes to Wirral

Wirral Globe: Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn

11:29am Monday 6th July 2015

Mr Corbyn, who is being backed by union Unite, will speak at Birkenhead Town Hall on Thursday evening.

15 spectacular images of Festival of Firsts parade through Hoylake

Wirral Globe:

10:33am Monday 6th July 2015

Hundreds of people turned out to help raise money for Claire House Children's Hospice on Saturday as part of Wirral's fourth Festival of Firsts.

Festival of Firsts parade set to make its way through the borough

Wirral Globe:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

Milkmen from Mortons Dairies will be rolling up their sleeves and leading the support for the annual parade from West Kirby to Meols.

Wirral tourism worth more than £350m a year

Wirral Globe:

12:28pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A new report by the city region's Local Enterprise Partnership shows the borough's tourism economy - up nearly 40% since 2009 - supports 4,800 full-time jobs and attracts more t han 7.5m visitors each year.

Paratroopers set to march on Downing Street for Wirral war hero Corporal Stewart McLaughlin

Wirral Globe:

10:09am Friday 3rd July 2015

Despite being hailed for his bravery and devotion, he has never received formal recognition – even though his commanding officer put him forward for a medal.

Jewellery and cash stolen in Bebington burglary

Wirral Globe:

4:04pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace the items, which include a jewellery box containing rings, earrings, nose studs, bracelets and children's jewellery.

78 on-the-spot fines issued on day one of 'zero tolerance' crackdown against Wirral litter bugs

Wirral Globe: WHAT A MESS: Litter strewn across New Brighton shoreline

10:34am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Wirral Council hired national agency Kingdom Ltd to provide enforcement action across the borough, with patrols using high-tech methods, including body cameras, to gather evidence of offences.

Robots and cloud-based technology will take centre stage at Wirral Autistic Society's first national conference

Wirral Globe:

9:54am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Autism and technology will be the theme of the conference, which will be hosted by the Wirral charity at Old Trafford in October.

Milkmen set to lead the way for Hoylake parade

Wirral Globe:

9:43am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Mortons Dairies is providing two of its traditional milk floats to lead the yearly parade activities, which are part of Wirral Festival of Firsts and takes place in the town this Saturday, July 4.

Wirral school energises pupils with power cut campaign

Wirral Globe:

9:27am Thursday 2nd July 2015

Thirty pupils at St Andrews Primary teamed up with SP Energy Networks - which owns and manages the network of cables and power lines for Merseyside - to support the Power Champion Campaign.

PICTURES: 3,000 step out for Wirral Coastal Walk

Wirral Globe:

8:10am Monday 29th June 2015

The event followed a 15-mile path through Hoylake, West Kirby and Caldy, finishing at Thurstaston Country Park.

VIDEO: Chester Zoo's latest arrivals hog the spotlight

Wirral Globe:

8:10am Monday 29th June 2015

The youngsters – which stand at just 20cm tall - took their very first steps out into the sunshine last week.

Wirral hospitals to take on extra 150 nurses

Wirral Globe:

7:15am Monday 29th June 2015

The trust which runs the two hospitals is calling on experienced and newly qualified nurses, as well as those wanting to return to nursing, to get in contact.

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