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Friends 'pull' together for Wirral kickboxing champion Dave Bolton

Wirral Globe:

10:05am Tuesday 1st September 2015

Dave Bolton, from Saughall Massie, was diagnosed with an astrocytoma grade two tumour last May and underwent emergency surgery to remove it.

Wirral smoker hit with £60 fine for dropping cigarette-end down a grid

Wirral Globe:

5:30pm Friday 28th August 2015

More than 1,100 fixed penalty notices in the first month of the “zero-tolerance” litter crackdown by Wirral Council.

Campaign launched to give emergency services free travel through Mersey Tunnels

Wirral Globe:

3:29pm Friday 28th August 2015

Merseytravel has been slammed for taking around £185,000 each year in tolls from emergency services using the tunnels.

Wirral toddlers sing along as moo-sical workshops expand across the borough

Wirral Globe:

11:06am Friday 28th August 2015

The all-singing, all-dancing Moo Music sessions launched at various venues across Wirral in February and have become a weekly highlight for many pre-school children.

UPDATED: Wirral Post Office and coffee shop burgled on same night

Wirral Globe:

3:37pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Police were called to the Post Office on Teehey Lane, Higher Bebington, at around 3am after reports that the alarm had been activated.

UPDATED: Wirral Council sends in the bailiffs 12,000 times in one year

Wirral Globe: Minister Eric Pickles says it is time to stop ‘dodgy practices’ over bailiffs.

11:43am Thursday 27th August 2015

Concern as Wirral Council's bailiff debt recovery rises 52% in two years.

PICTURES and VIDEO: Baby elephant makes a splash at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

10:56am Thursday 27th August 2015

The little youngster, along with five other members of her family, spent around half an hour slipping and sliding in the mud before mum wiped her eyes and ears with her trunk.

Man arrested after he was seen chasing woman with knife in Wallasey

Wirral Globe:

10:33am Thursday 27th August 2015

People living nearby described seeing "heavy police prescence" in the Clarendon Road and Seabank Road area on Wednesday evening.

£1,000 fine for West Kirby man who shot sea gull in his back garden

Wirral Globe:

3:28pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Retired Clive Cresswell, of Brookfield Gardens, said he was plagued by sea gulls every day and was unable to eat in his garden because of them. The birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Flint is looking for his second chance after badger baiting left him fighting for his life

Wirral Globe:

10:12am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Flint needed urgent veterinary attention and was taken to the Wirral and Chester branch of the RSPCA, where he has been looked after ever since.

New Brighton's Floral Pavilion goes barking mad for nutritious dog ice-cream

Wirral Globe:

2:08pm Monday 24th August 2015

They have been created by independent food brand Billy and Margot, which successfully received investment on Dragon’s Den by businesswoman and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden.

Birthday really is one to remember for terminally ill Wirral boy after more than 27,000 cards arrive from across the world

Wirral Globe:

11:14am Monday 24th August 2015

“It’s going to take him months to open them but I intend to make sure that I sit down and read every single one to him."

Moorfields' Wirral line platform re-opens after multi-million pound revamp

Wirral Globe:

9:57am Monday 24th August 2015

The redeveloped Wirral Line platform, which has been closed since April, reopened to passengers today, Monday.

Petition launched on decision to close Liscard Jobcentre

Wirral Globe:

9:49am Monday 24th August 2015

A consultation is currently underway with workers and unions over the move, which is due to take place in June.

Family call on Globe readers to help fund daughter's life-changing treatment

Wirral Globe:

8:20am Friday 21st August 2015

In September 2014, Rose – now aged four – stopped crawling, talking, smiling, laughing and even crying.

RE-READ: Wirral's GCSE results day as it happened

Wirral Globe:

7:28am Thursday 20th August 2015

Thousands of pupils from across the borough discovered their GCSE fate today after a nervous wait.

Wirral's tallest church spire to 'sing again' as £400,000 restoration work begins

Wirral Globe:

1:18pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

The 172ft spire of St James' Church in New Brighton will be dismantled stone by stone before being rebuilt with modern strengthening techniques.

VIDEO: Get up close and personal with some of nature's strangest creatures in Chester Zoo's new Monsoon Forest

Wirral Globe:

12:33pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

Part of the zoo's £40m Islands development, it is the UK's largest ever indoor zoo exhibit.

More than 1,000 fines handed out in Wirral litter campaign raising a staggering £94.000

Wirral Globe:

6:29pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

The majority of the 1,176 fixed penalty notices were for people dtopping cigarette ends.

VIDEO: Three-year-old hero phones for help after mum collapses from mystery illness

Wirral Globe:

4:34pm Monday 17th August 2015

Three-year-old Blake Moran wasn’t scared when his mum Abbie collapsed in their living room on Saturday afternoon.

Hoylake family set to 'Brave the Shave' for Macmillan cancer charity

Wirral Globe:

3:09pm Monday 17th August 2015

"At least we have a choice about it whereas people being treated for cancer have no choice.”

Families left in fear after vandals leave trail of destruction in Wallasey

Wirral Globe:

2:58pm Monday 17th August 2015

Around five vehicles were targeted on Friday night, with their rear windows smashed by what is believed to have been teenagers.

Fundraisers take the strain for 26-mile Barrow for Marrow around Wirral

Wirral Globe:

10:38am Monday 17th August 2015

On Saturday, the group of 17 friends – all employees at Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood – tackled the Barrow for Marrow fundraiser, which saw them take turns pushing each other from Hooton Station to Seacombe Ferry.

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after woman seen pulled into car in Liscard

Wirral Globe:

9:23am Monday 17th August 2015

Police were called to Cromer Drive at about 6.30pm on Sunday after reports that a woman had been pulled into a silver car.

Transport police release CCTV image following assault at Birkenhead Park station

Wirral Globe:

3:11pm Friday 14th August 2015

“We believe the man in the image could have vital information about what happened and we urge him, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward to help us with our enquiries.”

VIDEO: Firefighters tackle Wallasey house blaze

Wirral Globe:

1:00pm Friday 14th August 2015

Three fire engines and an aerial appliance were at the scene, with two teams of firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus tackling the blaze.

'Unleash your inner God' with Wirral student's passion for fashion

Wirral Globe:

12:20pm Friday 14th August 2015

Tom Gilding, from Heswall, set up clothing brand Zeus Apparel UK earlier this year and hopes his story will inspire more young people to strive towards their goals.

Terminally ill Wirral boy in for incredible birthday surprise as more than 10,000 cards arrive from across the world

Wirral Globe:

11:18am Friday 14th August 2015

When Kelly Magee, from Prenton, appealed for people to send son William a birthday card, she never imagined the response she would get.

Lollipop men and women needed to make walk to school safer for Wirral children

Wirral Globe:

9:50am Friday 14th August 2015

There are currently a number of vacancies for School Crossing Patrols – more popularly known as the Lollipop Lady or Man – at locations right across the borough, which the council are looking to fill as soon as possible.

EXCLUSIVE: Teenagers push shopping trolley into path of Wirral motorcyclist

Wirral Globe: Library image of a motorbike

4:50pm Thursday 13th August 2015

“I was lucky because I was able to keep the bike up but had it been someone who hadn’t been riding for long and just passed their test, they might have come off.”

Politicians demand action as Birkenhead families terrorised by scrambler bike teens

Wirral Globe:

11:14am Thursday 13th August 2015

It comes as the Globe reported how residents are at breaking point, with the police accused of doing nothing to stop their reign of terror.

RE-READ: A-level results day as it happened

Wirral Globe:

7:32am Thursday 13th August 2015

Students across Wirral will find out today if they've got the grades they wanted and need.

EXCLUSIVE: Families terrorised by scrambler bike teens call on police to do more

Wirral Globe:

3:32pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

"They ride up my road every single night on stolen bikes. The police have been informed of the names of people and where they live and when they’re doing it but nothing has been done.”

Campaign launched to buy shutters after burglars raid Wirral shop for third time

Wirral Globe:

2:45pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Burglars forced their way into Nanuki in the early hours of Tuesday morning before stealing more than £6,000 worth of dresses, handbags and jewellery as well as cash from the till.

Fundraisers take dying Wirral mum one step closer to seeing her daughter marry

Wirral Globe:

2:07pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Pauline Gibbons has been diagnosed with inoperable oesophageal cancer. The 65-year-old has just one wish – to see her 23-year-old daughter Mandi marry partner Neil Fisher in the white wedding she never had.

UPDATED: Two Wirral men appear in court after shotgun found in Moreton

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

8:55am Wednesday 12th August 2015

The gun was found in an outbuilding on Chapelhill Road at about 8.40am on Monday.

Burglars raid Wirral shop for third time and get away with £6,000 clothing haul

Wirral Globe:

4:12pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

Dawn Robinson, who owns Nanuki in Higher Bebington, told the Globe she was devastated to discover she had been targeted for the third time since she opened two and a half years ago.

Nurse who tied tights around dead resident's jaw in Liscard care home allowed to return to profession

Wirral Globe:

12:24pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

Florenda Quilty worked at St George’s Care Home in Liscard before being suspended from nursing for four months in 2014.

Two arrested after shotgun found in Moreton outbuilding

Wirral Globe:

11:01am Tuesday 11th August 2015

The gun was found in an outbuilding on Chapelhill Road at about 8.40am on Monday.

Wirral petrol heads embark on 1,200 mile European rally in aid of Huntington's Disease

Wirral Globe:

10:50am Tuesday 11th August 2015

Lee McCombe, David Ramage and Ian Wilson will set off on the impressive journey as part of this year’s Two Ball Rally on Thursday morning.

Heartbroken mum urges community to come together in memory of Freya Mae

Wirral Globe:

10:15am Tuesday 11th August 2015

Claire Kitto, from Wallasey, was left devastated when her ‘special little princess’ Freya Mae died last August at just 22 months old.

Outcry as car park charges at Arrowe Park Hospital rocket to £3.20

Wirral Globe:

3:17pm Monday 10th August 2015

Hospital chiefs have defended the move, blaming significant financial challenges on the NHS for the rise.

William's birthday wish sees cards arrive from across the world

Wirral Globe:

11:37am Monday 10th August 2015

Mum Kelly Magee wants son William - who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - to have as many cards as possible to open on his birthday.

Ambulance carrying pregnant Wirral woman stopped at Wallasey tunnel over £1.70 toll

Wirral Globe:

12:36pm Friday 7th August 2015

An investigation has been launched after the ambulance carrying 31-year-old Danielle Ollerhead was made to pull over at the toll booths at the Wallasey tunnel.

VIDEO: Cat crisis as Wirral animal centre looks to re-home 138 cats

Wirral Globe:

3:18pm Thursday 6th August 2015

Staff at the RSPCA Wirral Animal Centre, in Wallasey, say they are snowed under with more and more cats coming in on a weekly basis.

Brutally battered to beach beauty - Simon becomes the face of RSPCA's latest campaign

Wirral Globe:

2:19pm Thursday 6th August 2015

With his previous owner in Wirral, Simon - then China - was brutally punched in the head, thrown from shoulder height onto a table, dragged and thrown down flights of stairs and attacked with hot water or chemicals which seared his skin.

Vandals leave trail of destruction in Birkenhead Park after starting scooter blaze

Wirral Globe:

4:33pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Visitors to Birkenhead Park discovered the heartbreaking sight on Tuesday morning, with Wirral Council condemning those responsible for the “mindless act”.

Jacqui prepares to take to the skies to say 'thank you' to Guide Dogs charity

Wirral Globe:

3:08pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

Mother-of-two Jacqui Traves - who lost her sight 18 months ago - will jump from the terrifying heights of 10,000 feet later this month.

'Cowardly' thugs use air rifles to shoot pet cats in Birkenhead and Heswall

Wirral Globe:

10:55am Tuesday 4th August 2015

Owner Carole Williams has been left with a bill of more than £300 and scared to let her pets out after beloved cat Trixie was shot on Monday morning.

BBC's Make it Digital programme set to give Birkenhead's unemployed youngsters the skills to make it in technology industry

Wirral Globe: Free digital training on offer for Droitwich businesses

9:24am Tuesday 4th August 2015

The nationwide Make it Digital Traineeship aims to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology, and help address the current skills shortage in the UK's technology sector.

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