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Second public meeting on proposed closure of Wirral fire stations to take place

Wirral Globe:

10:50am Tuesday 28th April 2015

A PUBLIC meeting will be held tonight to discuss the proposed closure of Wirral fire stations. More than 150 people were unable to get into last week’s meeting as there was not enough room at the venue.

Talented Wirral runner takes part in mini marathon

Wirral Globe:

3:05pm Monday 27th April 2015

Wallasey teenager Joe Wigfield finished Sunday’s race in 47th place.

WATCH: Cracking news as eight penguin chicks enter the world arrive at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

2:18pm Monday 27th April 2015

Weighing only 68g, baby chick Panay – named after an exotic island in the Philippines – is the first of eight to hatch at the zoo.

Friends of tragic teenager Rachelle Owen hold run in her memory

Wirral Globe:

1:17pm Monday 27th April 2015

Friends and family of the 16-year-old will gather at the West Kirby end of the Wirral Way on Sunday morning before setting off on an eight mile run to Parkgate.

Wallasey UKIP candidate accused of racist and homophobic comments

Wirral Globe:

1:10pm Monday 27th April 2015

Geoffrey Robert Caton is standing for UKIP in Wallasey at May’s general election, as well as Upton in the local elections.

Santa Claus is coming to town - this week

Wirral Globe:

11:46am Monday 27th April 2015

There may be 241 days to go until the big day but Liscard shoppers will be in for a festive treat on Wednesday when a 30ft Christmas tree, reindeer, snow and even Santa himself make an appearance.

EXCLUSIVE: Mysterious benefactor hands £500 betting slip to Wirral family in time of need

Wirral Globe:

4:12pm Friday 24th April 2015

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, are now trying to track down the man – who said he wanted to “carry out an act of kindness” before handing over the winning bet, placed on the Reds to lose the FA Cup semi final.

Globe readers help Nathan's dreams come true with £1,400 donation

Wirral Globe:

12:57pm Friday 24th April 2015

Nathan Young, from Wallasey, is one of 15 swimmers who will take the plunge after being selected to represent Team GB Deaf Swimming Club.

Half of unidentified Hillsborough witnesses come forward

Wirral Globe:

12:11pm Friday 24th April 2015

Hillsborough investigators issued an appeal to track down 18 people who fought to save some of the 96 fans that died in the 1989 disaster.

Three Wirral schools shortlisted for prestigious awards

Wirral Globe:

9:10am Saturday 25th April 2015

Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Kilgarth School and Weatherhead High School are all in the running for TES Awards.

Crime in Merseyside rose by 5% last year

Wirral Globe: Concern as Merseyside police numbers tumble

10:02am Friday 24th April 2015

There were 97,350 crimes recorded by Merseyside Police in 2014, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

PICTURES: Wirral school celebrates St George's Day

Wirral Globe:

2:34pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

Check out these fantastic pictures our photographer Geoff Davies took of children at Bidston Avenue Primary during their celebrations today...

Investigation into Green Party conduct at meeting which saw Frank Field rushed to hospital finds members have ‘no case to answer’

Wirral Globe:

2:02pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

The leader of the national Green Party launched an investigation into the conduct of her members last month at the meeting which saw Mr Field rushed to hospital after a shock collapse.

Public information events planned as Wirral cable project continues

Wirral Globe: Preparatory work on the Wirral cable project

1:36pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

The cable is part of the Western Link, a joint initiative between National Grid and ScottishPower Transmission to build one of the world’s longest undersea power cables.

Wirral West locals challenge parliamentary candidates on the NHS

Wirral Globe: NHS

10:50am Thursday 23rd April 2015

The day of action – held just 11 days ahead of the polls – has been co-ordinated by independent campaign group 38 Degrees.

Help Wirral schoolgirl claim her pageant crown

Wirral Globe:

10:26am Thursday 23rd April 2015

Eleven-year-old Jemma Barnes, from Spital, was crowned Little Miss Independent last year when she took part in his first pageant.

Get on your bike at Wirral's new cycling hubs

Wirral Globe:

10:11am Thursday 23rd April 2015

Friendly hubs to encourage more people to get on their bikes will open soon at Port Sunlight River Park and Guinea Gap.

PICTURES: Can you help find unidentified Hillsborough heroes?

Wirral Globe:

9:50am Thursday 23rd April 2015

The images show 18 unidentified Hillsborough witnesses, all of whom tried to help some of those that were fatally injured at the FA Cup Semi Final.

Chester Zoo's new Islands zone to open in July

Wirral Globe:

9:18am Thursday 23rd April 2015

The new attraction will see visitors set-off on their very own expedition through detailed recreations of habitats in Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi.

Wirral beauty queen hopes to empower women in world's most prestigious pageant

Wirral Globe:

2:54pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

Charlotte Hodson is one of 35 women from across the UK hoping to win the coveted title at the grand finals in Cardiff in June.

UPDATED: Man in hospital after assault outside Wallasey Bargain Booze

Wirral Globe:

11:53am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Footage posted on social media appears to show the man headbutt one of the youths, before he then retaliates and repeatedly punches him on the ground.

New council boss aims to take Wirral 'forward for the future'

Wirral Globe:

11:21am Tuesday 21st April 2015

In his first message to council workers, Eric Robinson - who formally took up post on April 7 – said he wants to understand what the authority needs to do for the people of Wirral.

Wirral Labour councillor suspended

Wirral Globe:

5:00pm Monday 20th April 2015

Investigations are ongoing following the suspension of Pensby and Thingwall ward councillor Louise Reecejones.

Four men bailed following Birkenhead raids

Wirral Globe:

4:16pm Monday 20th April 2015

Officers from Merseyside Police carried out drugs warrants at seven properties in Birkenhead and Rock Ferry on Friday morning.

15-year-old accused of spying on woman and daughter at Wirral swimming pool

Wirral Globe: Europa Pools

4:11pm Monday 20th April 2015

Merseyside Police was called to Europa Pools, in Birkenhead, at 4.35pm on Sunday after reports that a woman getting changed in a cubicle with her daughter had seen a mobile phone held underneath the door.

RAILWAY TRAGEDY: Wirral teenager Rachelle Owen told family she was going for a walk before taking her own life

Wirral Globe:

3:21pm Monday 20th April 2015

An inquest has heard that the 16-year-old from West Kirby died on Friday night after throwing herself in front of a train at the foot crossing on Drummond Road.

Do you know who mystery New Brighton 'Banksy' is?

Wirral Globe:

11:07am Monday 20th April 2015

A homage to Peter Blake’s Dazzle camouflage appears to have caught the ferry to the seaside town.

First public meeting on proposed closure of Wirral fire stations to take place

Wirral Globe: Fire chief Dan Stephens has insisted the service is continuing to work “efficiently and effectively”

10:53am Monday 20th April 2015

The meeting, to be held in the St Mary's Centre on Saughall Massie Road, is the first such meeting held as part of a 12-week consultation to discuss Merseyside fire service plans to merge two Wirral fire stations.

RAILWAY TRAGEDY: Family mourns death of 16-year-old Rachelle Owen

Wirral Globe:

9:46am Sunday 19th April 2015

Rachelle's mum Kay Diamond died in a violent attack two months ago.

VIDEO: Ed Miliband speaks to the Globe as Labour campaign stops off in Wirral

Wirral Globe:

3:34pm Saturday 18th April 2015

The Labour leader gave a keynote speech on immigration at Pensby High School before answering questions from voters - and taking a verbal sideswipe at Esther McVey.

Parents kicking up a stink over dog fouling near Prenton school

Wirral Globe:

7:30am Saturday 18th April 2015

“Not a day goes by where people don’t have to dodge the mess or some poor kid goes into school with it on their shoe.” - mum-of-two Sophie Vince.

Four arrests following crackdown on organised crime

Wirral Globe:

3:31pm Friday 17th April 2015

Officers from Merseyside Police carried out drugs warrants at seven properties in Birkenhead and Rock Ferry this morning.

Daughter to make her inspirational mum proud when she tackles Race For Life

Wirral Globe:

11:33am Friday 17th April 2015

“I want to make my beautiful mum proud and one thing I have come to realise is that this horrible disease affects almost everyone in some way or another and I want to do all I can to raise as much money and awareness as possible for this cause.” - Kerry Otton.

Weekend motorway closure for M53 bridge replacement

Wirral Globe:

11:26am Friday 17th April 2015

The motorway will be closed in both directions from 10pm on Friday, April 17 until 5am on Monday, April 20.

Arrowe Park Hospital fails to meet waiting time target following Norovirus outbreak

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

11:02am Friday 17th April 2015

Figures published today by NHS England show accident and emergency waiting time targets have been missed at the Wirral hospital.

Wirral’s tourism heroes honoured at awards night

Wirral Globe:

12:46pm Thursday 16th April 2015

More than 250 tourism professionals, including those from the Wirral Tourism Business Network (WTBN), gathered at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre for the prestigious awards on Wednesday.

Passerby sniffs out £500,000 Pensby cannabis farm

Wirral Globe:

4:53pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

The operation was discovered by Merseyside Police in a house on Somerset Road after they received a tip-off from a member of the public of a strong smell of cannabis coming from the property.

Wirral divers find gun in River Dee

Wirral Globe: Wirral Sub-Aqua Club found both a gun and a submerged car in the River Dee near Chester on Saturday last.

4:40pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Wirral Sub-Aqua Club divers were surprised to find the loaded pistol wrapped in a plastic bag during their dive at Eccleston Ferry, in Chester, on Saturday, while others came across a submerged car.

WATCH: Jacko and Stella enjoy their final day on the farm

Wirral Globe:

3:00pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Staff at Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm, in Bidston, are saying their goodbyes to Jacko – who has been at the farm for 17 years – and his girlfriend Stella. Both will be going to a donkey sanctuary in Devon tomorrow.

Santa Claus is coming to town - in April

Wirral Globe:

11:44am Wednesday 15th April 2015

There may be 253 days to go until the big day but Liscard shoppers will be in for a festive treat later this month when a 30ft Christmas tree, reindeer, snow and even Santa himself make an appearance.

Heartbreaking tributes to the Hillsborough 96

Wirral Globe: HILLSBOROUGH: Inquests adjourn after hearing all 96 pen portraits

10:35am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Twelve of those who lost their lives in the disaster were from Wirral and Ellesmere Port.

Hillsborough: Minute's silence to be held across Merseyside

Wirral Globe: HILLSBOROUGH: Inquests adjourn after hearing all 96 pen portraits

9:39am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Disaster to be marked with minute's silence 26 years after the tragedy that killed 96 Liverpool fans

UPDATED: Lord Prescott calls on Esther McVey to 'come clean' over Hilbre Island gas plans

Wirral Globe:

4:20pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Employment minister Esther McVey came back fighting and said: “Two Jags has some cheek coming to Wirral, dipping his toes in the Dee and telling me to ‘come clean’ over UCG.”

Birkenhead politician calls for cross-river bus to be saved

Wirral Globe:

9:53am Tuesday 14th April 2015

The 500 and 501 night buses from Liverpool to Birkenhead and New Brighton will cease to run from Saturday, April 18.

Birthday celebration spans 100 years for Wirral great grandmother

Wirral Globe:

9:43am Tuesday 14th April 2015

Joan, from Wallasey, marked her 100th birthday on Saturday, April 11 with a party and a card from the Queen.

Specialist wine stolen during Greasby burglary

Wirral Globe:

9:25am Tuesday 14th April 2015

Police were called to Ellies Restaurant and Wine Bar at around 9am on Wednesday, April 1, by a member of staff reporting that the premises had been broken into.

Wallasey's Tory Parliamentary hopeful will stand in Salford local elections on same day

Wirral Globe:

4:45pm Monday 13th April 2015

Chris Clarkson was chosen by Wallasey Conservatives in February to stand against Labour MP Angela Eagle – who has held the seat since 1992 - on May 7.

Hospital staff urging visitors to practice good hand hygiene following Norovirus outbreak

Wirral Globe:

4:24pm Monday 13th April 2015

A visiting ban was imposed at Arrowe Park Hospital on March 23 and remained in place until Good Friday, when restrictions were relaxed.

West Kirby filmmakers put the spotlight on Hilbre Island

Wirral Globe:

3:10pm Monday 13th April 2015

Andrew Schonfelder and Alastair Dicks, who run West Kirby-based production company Light and Time Productions, have recently completed a 15 minute film about the Wirral beauty spot’s history and wildlife with the help of Wirral Country Park.

Globe readers help to fund young Wirral swimmer's once-in-a-lifetime trip to represent England

Wirral Globe:

12:39pm Monday 13th April 2015

Nathan – who attends Kingsmead School - is required to self-fund the £2,500 trip to Texas and following an appeal in the Globe, he is one step closer to achieving his dream.

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