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Community meeting to save 'last green space' in Rock Ferry

Wirral Globe:

11:02am Monday 26th January 2015

More than 1,800 people have signed a petition calling for town hall bosses to rethink their plans to bulldoze Rock Ferry High School and sell off the associated fields.

Students 'abandoned' after Kingsway Academy temporarily suspends sixth form study

Wirral Globe:

9:50am Monday 26th January 2015

THE decision to suspend admissions for one year at Kingsway Academy, in Moreton, has been made following a review to ensure the "correct allocation of resources" during the school’s transition to academy status.

Tranmere Rovers make Bebington pupil's day

Wirral Globe:

12:22pm Friday 23rd January 2015

The first team have been using the all weather pitch at Bebington High School for training ahead of their League Two clash with bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool on Saturday.

Woman and child threatened with meat cleaver in their own home

Wirral Globe: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

There was no cash at the property, with the man instead taking a games console, mobile phone and tablet device before leaving.

Patients delight as Wallasey clinics given stay of execution

Wirral Globe:

10:49am Friday 23rd January 2015

Last week, patients were served with an “out of the blue” 90-day notice that gynaecology, orthopaedic, dermatology and geriatric medicine clinics based at Wallasey’s Victoria Central Health Centre were at risk of closure.

Rogue trader charged 89-year-old Heswall man thousands for gardening work

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

4:23pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Charles Jones pleaded guilty to an offence of fraud and another offence under the Companies Act 2006 when he appeared before Wirral magistrates on Tuesday, in a prosecution brought by Wirral Trading Standards.

Kingsway Academy to temporarily axe sixth form from next year

Wirral Globe:

The decision to suspend admissions for one year has been made following a review to ensure the “correct allocation of resources” during the school’s transition to academy status.

Crime on the rise in Merseyside despite fall in number of burglaries and theft

Wirral Globe: Concern as Merseyside police numbers tumble

2:41pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

There were 95,309 crimes recorded by Merseyside Police in the year to September, a 4.8% rise from the previous year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

E-fit appeal after teenager's bike stolen at knifepoint

Wirral Globe:

2:14pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

The 19-year-old was pushing his silver and green Whyte 605 bike along Watson Street at around 10.15pm on December 11 when two men pulled up alongside him in a small white van.

Wallasey schoolgirl is Wirral's answer to Mary Berry

Wirral Globe:

10:55am Wednesday 21st January 2015

Asha Cockroft, 11, has spent the last two years perfecting her baking skills, winning numerous awards for her cake decorating, and helping out at Patchwork Cutters - owned by her great aunt Marion Frost.

£15m cuts 'put Wirral out-patient services at risk'

Wirral Globe:

9:41am Wednesday 21st January 2015

Wirral University Hospital Trust NHS Foundation Trust runs gynaecology, orthopaedic, dermatology and geriatric medicine clinics out of Victoria Central Hospital in Wallasey in a bid to be closer to patients.

Wirral Council and Hoylake school recognised for commitment to life-saving defibrillators

Wirral Globe:

12:39pm Tuesday 20th January 2015

Headteacher Catheine O'Neill Edwards used the lifesaving piece of equipment - which had been delivered just weeks earlier - after Mr Morris collapsed at the school in October.

Snow forecast for Wirral tonight

Wirral Globe:

11:39am Tuesday 20th January 2015

Temperatures plunged below freezing again last night and the frosty conditions are set to continue until Friday, when some milder weather is due to arrive.

Campaigners launch opposition to demolition of Rock Ferry High School

Wirral Globe:

1:20pm Monday 19th January 2015

Rock Ferry High School closed its doors four years ago when it merged with Park High to form University Academy of Birkenhead.

New hotel creates 27 jobs for Birkenhead

Wirral Globe:

10:35am Monday 19th January 2015

The 67-bedroom Premier Inn, in the former Crown Prosecution Service offices on Conway Street, opened its doors on Friday.

Wirral school cleaner rents island to change lives

Wirral Globe:

4:18pm Friday 16th January 2015

Mark Bowness, from Hoylake, has leased remote Vorovoro and launched a global search to find the six people who most deserve to be flown to the island and have their dreams turned into a reality.

Students protest against 'extortionate' rail fares

Wirral Globe:

3:50pm Friday 16th January 2015

Meols student Sophie Brown hopes to change what she and her friends describe as “extortionate prices” being charged to young people by Merseyrail.

Merseyside oganisations share £43,000 to keep their communities safe

Wirral Globe: Labour's Jane Kennedy, Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner, will set strategies and budgets for policing in St Helens.

1:43pm Friday 16th January 2015

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy today announced the groups that will benefit from the fourth round of funding from her Police Property Act (PPA) fund.

Jobs at risk as Morrisons announce Seacombe is one of 10 loss-making stores set to close

Wirral Globe:

2:11pm Thursday 15th January 2015

A Morrisons spokesman said: “We have looked extremely carefully at whether this store can be turned around but unfortunately we cannot see a way of making it viable."

Wirral Council prepares to pick new chief executive as St Helens appoints theirs

Wirral Globe:

12:10pm Thursday 15th January 2015

Applications closed on Monday morning, with a spokeswoman for the authority saying that while exact numbers were not available, there had been “strong interest” in the post.

Police hunt stranger who showed 'images' to children on his mobile phone in New Ferry

Wirral Globe:

12:09pm Thursday 15th January 2015

Detective Insp Paul Parry said: “This was an upsetting ordeal for these children and they did exactly the right thing and reports the incidents to an adult they knew and trusted."

Call for animal welfare lessons in schools after rise in Wirral cruelty cases

Wirral Globe:

10:30am Thursday 15th January 2015

RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes believes the key to changing opinion and behaviour towards animals is education and wants schools across Wirral to make the most of the charity’s educational resources, which are free to use.

Wirral Council steps up street light repairs

Wirral Globe:

2:41pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

An increased number of reported faulty street lights across Wirral led to the council missing response time targets.

Alison McGovern: New Ferry regeneration must happen for my constituents

Wirral Globe: Alison McGovern MP

1:04pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Wirral South MP Alison McGovern told the Globe the area has seen a decline in recent years, something she hopes to change.

VIDEO: Wirral actor set to unveil latest film at FACT screening

Wirral Globe: On the Set of  Director / Andy Goodards " Set Fire to the Stars" starring Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones:
The movie tells the story of the relationship between aspiring poet John Malcom Brinnin (Elijah) and his hero Dylan Thomas (Jones),
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11:07am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Wirral-based actor and screenwriter Celyn Jones will unveil his latest film during a special talk at Picturehouse at FACT next week.

Esther McVey calls on Wirral Council to keep Lyndale open

Wirral Globe: INFURIATING: Esther McVey

10:48am Wednesday 14th January 2015

The Wirral West MP was criticised in last week’s Globe Mailbox by reader R Baines, who said she should “put some effort into the serious issues facing people in our area”, in particular, the impending closure of the Lyndale School.

UPDATED: Large police operation after topless man scales Bebington roof and starts throwing tiles

Wirral Globe:

10:29am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and affray.

Mayor of Wirral's future stepson in court over charity ball assault

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

4:14pm Monday 12th January 2015

Jack Terrence Nolan, of Buckingham Avenue, Prenton, pleaded guilty to assault and affray when he appeared before Wirral magistrates on Monday afternoon.

Wallasey's very own social network aims to promote community spirit

Wirral Globe:

12:56pm Monday 12th January 2015

The days of borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbour or sharing the latest gossip over the garden fence may be a thing of the past but not for 32-year-old Paul Hayes, who hopes to re-inject that sense of community through EastFloat.com.

Wirral mum hopes to raise vital funds for hospital that saved her son

Wirral Globe:

10:42am Monday 12th January 2015

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

Wirral health chiefs thank people for patience during busy time

Wirral Globe:

7:00am Saturday 10th January 2015

In recent weeks, the frontline pressures being faced by accident emergency departments up and down the country has been highlighted, and Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – which runs Arrowe Park Hospital – has been no different.

VIDEO: Unilever saved David Cameron's Christmas

Wirral Globe:

3:50pm Friday 9th January 2015

David Cameron visited the Unilever site in Port Sunlight with Chancellor George Osborn on Friday as part of a two-day tour of the Northwest aimed at creating a northern powerhouse.

Eight-year-old followed as he walked home from school

Wirral Globe:

10:41am Friday 9th January 2015

The schoolboy had been walking through an alleyway on the Beechwood estate, close to St Oswald’s Avenue, when he noticed a man wearing a dark hooded coat behind him.

Wirral shortlisted as new 'housing zone'

Wirral Globe: Demand is outstripping delivery as the N-E falls further behind home build targets, says the NECC

10:13am Friday 9th January 2015

A shortlist of 29 areas outside London has been published, with each one now having to bid become one of the 10 housing zones – where it will be easier and quicker to build new homes on brownfield land.

Wirral shortlisted as new 'housing zone'

Wirral Globe: Demand is outstripping delivery as the N-E falls further behind home build targets, says the NECC

9:57am Friday 9th January 2015

A shortlist of 29 areas outside London has been published, with each one now having to bid become one of the 10 housing zones – where it will be easier and quicker to build new homes on brownfield land.

VIDEO: New Year could herald new parking law that benefits millions

Wirral Globe: The crack down on pavement parking across Wirral are being studied by councillors this week.

6:20am Friday 9th January 2015

Guide Dogs say cars, vans and other vehicles parked on pavements will continue to force pedestrians – including those with visual impairment – into danger on busy roads unless politicians back a change in the law.

Structural changes will 'have to be made' to Wirral's fire service, warns Dan Stephens

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

12:54pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority launched the 12-week consultation in October over proposals to close West Kirby and Upton fire stations and build a new station in a more central location.

Merseyside Police pay tribute to officers killed in Paris terror attack

Wirral Globe:

12:24pm Thursday 8th January 2015

Officers paused for two minutes "in solidarity and sympathy" at 11.30am, 24 hours after the shootings at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Council bosses asked to write-off further £192,000 of 'toxic debt'

Wirral Globe:

9:59am Thursday 8th January 2015

The backlog - created mainly from unpaid rents - has been allowed to accumulate over a number of years in the Department for Adult Social Services.

Homes evacuated after dangerous gas cylinders found at scene of fire

Wirral Globe:

7:58pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

At about 4.20pm, Merseyside Fire and Rescue advised police that firefighters tackling a blaze at the rear of a property on Bedford Avenue had found two acetylene cylinders.

Wirral man in court charged with £47,000 fraud from Birkenhead company

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

12:13pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Paul Anthony Davies was in the dock at Wirral magistrates court on Wednesday accused of three counts of fraud by false representation totalling £47,196.72 .

Coastguard warns 'stay away from coastline' as gale force nine winds expected to hit Wirral

Wirral Globe: A car is swept away by rising tide.Picture: RNLI

12:09pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for strong winds across the region for Saturday, with Liverpool Coastguard said people can expect to see wind speeds of around 50mph.

Man in hospital after assault outside Wallasey pub

Wirral Globe:

7:46pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Police were called to Trafalgar Road just after 2pm today, Tuesday, to a report a man had been assaulted outside The Nelson Hotel public house.

Royal Navy officer in court after drink-fuelled Remembrance Sunday assault

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

1:34pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

Jason Richard Biddulph said he was “deeply ashamed and embarrassed” at the way he had behaved outside the Royal British Legion Social Club on Withens Lane last November.

Health chiefs urge people to avoid attending A&E unless absolutely necessary

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

5:07pm Monday 5th January 2015

NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding people that there are many options to choose from ranging from self-care and expert, “over-the-counter” advice from pharmacists to Wirral’s walk-in centres and minor injury units.

Wirral man left with serious eye injury after New Year's Day assault

Wirral Globe:

4:57pm Monday 5th January 2015

Police were called to Observatory Road in Prenton at around 2.20am on January 1 after receiving reports from North West Ambulance Service that a 25-year-old man had been seriously injured.

Birkenhead MP Frank Field wins two awards for leading the fight back against hunger

Wirral Globe: 2012 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Frank Field MP

4:36pm Monday 5th January 2015

Leading news website The Huffington Post UK named Mr Field as one of their 'Heroes of the Year' following his "exceptionally thorough, non-partisan, and sober investigation".

Fundraisers stand up for Lyndale at charity gig

Wirral Globe:

4:19pm Monday 5th January 2015

THE legal fight to save a Wirral special needs school from closure has been given a financial boost thanks to the fundraising efforts of a dedicated and kindhearted former pupil.

War memorial to become a place of reflection for all thanks to £30,000 project

Wirral Globe:

3:14pm Monday 5th January 2015

Disabled visitors to West Kirby’s Grange Hill have often struggled to reach the war memorial and enjoy the views the site offers.

Exhibition focusing on hope and resilience of Haiti comes to Wirral

Wirral Globe:

12:34pm Monday 5th January 2015

The photo exhibition, created by international development charity Christian Aid, will be launched at Hoylake Chapel on Station Road on January 18.


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