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Eastham teenager charged with rape and assault

Wirral Globe:

7:23pm Monday 30th March 2015

Luke Patten, of Bridle Road, will appear at Wirral magistrates court on Tuesday.

Norovirus: Complete ban on Arrowe Park Hospital visitors continues

Wirral Globe: Senior doctor urges patients with minor ailments not to clog up Arrowe Park Hospital's A&E Department

12:06pm Monday 30th March 2015

Wards will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so, and at this point it is not possible to ascertain how long the visiting ban will remain in place.

Chance for Wirral schools to tune in to Celtic roots

Wirral Globe:

11:08am Monday 30th March 2015

To mark the non-profit organisation’s success, Celtic Roots is now able to offer three Wirral schools a free course of music workshops aimed for Key Stage 2 pupils.

Police appeal after man flashes two women in 'disturbing' Wallasey incident

Wirral Globe:

10:45am Monday 30th March 2015

Both incidents occured on Sunday, March 8. The first happened on Earlston Road at around 5.15pm and the second on Rowson Street at around 5.50pm.

Role model status for young Wirral swimmer set to take the plunge for England

Wirral Globe:

10:11am Monday 30th March 2015

Nathan Young, from Wallasey, has been recognised for his achievements by being named an ambassador for the YMCA.

Putting a different spin on art in aid of Wirral eye charity

Wirral Globe:

9:46am Monday 30th March 2015

Fifteen potters made and sold selected work during a Throw-A-Thon at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

Working at the car wash in aid of Claire House

Wirral Globe:

9:21am Monday 30th March 2015

Arming themselves with buckets and sponges, staff at SP Energy Network’s Prenton site held their very own charity car wash on Friday in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice.

More than 8,000 Wirral children living in fear of bailiffs

Wirral Globe: BAILIFFS: Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council looking at setting up its own debt recovery service

2:25pm Friday 27th March 2015

A spokesman for Wirral Council said enforcement agents work to policies and procedures designed to safeguard and take account of vulnerable people, including children, with all staff subject to daily monitoring.

Almost £3,000 spent on sending pension fund staff on overseas trips

Wirral Globe:

2:07pm Friday 27th March 2015

Rome, Madrid, Paris and Vienna were all destinations travelled to by town hall employees working in its Merseyside Pensions Fund department.

WATCH: Tiger triplets in purr-fect condition at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

11:23am Friday 27th March 2015

The cubs, born in January to mum Kirana and dad Fabi, were found to be two males and one female.

Wirral chief executive sleeps rough to raise money for homelessness and poverty

Wirral Globe:

9:41am Friday 27th March 2015

"I know only too well how lucky I am to have a job and a home and I’m delighted to do my bit to raise money for some of the area’s poorest people." - Gary Wootten.

Blind dog rescued after becoming trapped on Wirral shoreline

Wirral Globe:

9:21am Friday 27th March 2015

Four-year-old springer spaniel Charlie had spent all of Wednesday night out in the open after becoming separated from his owner while being walked on Hoylake beach.

Fast Tag only lane to open at Birkenhead Tunnel to help ease commuter queues

Wirral Globe:

4:00pm Thursday 26th March 2015

The Fast Tag only lanes will be available 24/7, but during the trial they may be removed while officers get used to the impact on traffic and traffic flow.

Diamond duo celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

Wirral Globe:

3:35pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Audrey and Bill Turner, from Pensby, said "I do" at St Catherine's Church in Tranmere on March 26, 1955.

Can Wirral cook stand the MasterChef heat?

Wirral Globe:

10:20am Friday 27th March 2015

Kathryn Whitehall will grace our television screens on Easter Monday when Knockout Week starts on the BBC One show.

Royal reception for Oxton grandmother who helped to create Wirral's first credit union

Wirral Globe:

12:07pm Thursday 26th March 2015

The Queen, who is patron of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, hosted the event to mark its 50th anniversary as Sir Winston’s living legacy.

Wirral primary school takes the lead in promoting animal welfare to pupils

Wirral Globe:

10:55am Thursday 26th March 2015

Children at Townfield Primary School were given the chance to get up close and personal with some very furry friends this week when Neston-based Sibes and Sled Dog Husky Welfare paid them a visit.

WATCH: We’re going on an author hunt – we’re going to catch a big one!

Wirral Globe:

2:30pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen – famous for writing We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – was at St George’s Primary School in Wallasey today, where he performed for 860 children throughout the day.

More than 300 jobs created as Chester Zoo gears up for 'Islands' opening

Wirral Globe:

4:33pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

Islands, the biggest development in the history of UK zoos, will recreate habitats from six areas in South East Asia - Panay, Papua, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi.

Tick, tock, check your clocks and your smoke alarms this weekend

Wirral Globe: Elderly couple escape Surbiton fire thanks to smoke alarm

3:21pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is calling on people to make an online pledge to test their smoke alarms on the clock change weekend on the “Fire Kills” Facebook page.

Wirral Autistic Society geared up for opening of £1m state-of-the art home

Wirral Globe:

3:10pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

The £1 million development, on Wirral Autistic Society's (WAS) Raby Hall site in Bromborough, has been funded by a two-year long Lifetime Appeal.

Shoot for the stars at Wirral Country Park

Wirral Globe: Stargazing. Courtesy National Trust Images Steve Sayers

2:51pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

The event is free to attend, and will be filmed by the BBC for their ‘Stargazing’ series, to be broadcast on BBC Two and presented by Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain.

Complete ban on visitors to Arrowe Park Hospital after norovirus outbreak

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

2:29pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

People with symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea within the last 48 hours are again being urged to avoid A&E unless it is a genuine emergency with all visiting now suspended to the hospital.

Richard III fever proves a hit for Wirral family business

Wirral Globe:

11:43am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Julie and David Dean, from West Kirby, were chosen to produce the official Richard III audio trail app for Visit Leicester.

UKIP campaign against 'stealth tax' on Wirral's motorists

Wirral Globe:

9:49am Tuesday 24th March 2015

A protest is taking place today as the UK Independence Party take their “Scrap the Tolls” campaign on the road at the Wallasey Tunnel.

Eastham oil re-refinery will need approval of Secretary of State, not Wirral Council, due to 'national importance'

Wirral Globe:

9:35am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Hydrodec Group wants to develop a re-refinery plant at Eastham Locks on land next to the QE2 Dock and the Nustar terminal, and is currently preparing a planning application with consultants Indigo Planning.

Norovirus outbreak causes visitor ban at five Arrowe Park wards

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

2:30pm Monday 23rd March 2015

Restrictions have been put in place “until further notice” on wards 21, 24, 25, 26 and 27 of the hospital in a bid to stop the spread of the illness.

Football tournament in memory of tragic Wirral teen Sam Capper raises £1,400 for RNLI

Wirral Globe: Sam Capper

1:57pm Monday 23rd March 2015

The 15-year-old fell into the water when a five-foot wave hit him in Llangennith, Swansea, where he had been on a family camping holiday with his brother Lewis.

UPDATED: Investigation launched into Green Party conduct at meeting which saw Birkenhead MP Frank Field rushed to hospital

Wirral Globe:

11:21am Monday 23rd March 2015

The 72-year-old’s black-out followed a heated row with some members of the audience on March 13. Campaigners have denied such behaviour but Natalie Bennett, leader of the national Green Party, has since confirmed an investigation into member conduct is ongoing.

Wild chicks raise thousands for Claire House

Wirral Globe:

10:54am Monday 23rd March 2015

Committed fundraisers from Thornton Hough Women's Badminton Club have spent their free time knitting Easter chicks for a number of years which they then sell for £1.50 each.

Wirral friends aim to prove fundraising is a piece of cake

Wirral Globe:

9:24am Monday 23rd March 2015

Kat Garner, sister Victoria Bithell and close friend Kirsty Brady have already raised thousands of pounds to help the MS Society support people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the UK following their own experiences of living with the condition.

Fa-moose faces arrive at Knowsley Safari Park

Wirral Globe:

3:36pm Thursday 19th March 2015

With the launch of the new area, educational tours around the trail will be available for visitors to learn more about the European moose and their surroundings.

WATCH: Wirral pupils make national news with their very own floating classroom

Wirral Globe:

12:27pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Students from the Observatory School in Bidston made national news on Thursday when they were given a master class in reporting while navigating a boat 38 miles from Liverpool Marina to Salford Quays.

Wirral gambles away £2m on slot machines in one year

Wirral Globe: Gaming machines will   now have mandatory alerts

10:37am Thursday 19th March 2015

Almost £60 million was gambled on slot machines and 'one-armed bandits' across Wirral last year, with an estimated £2 million lost.

Wirral venue is perfect backdrop for award-winning Image

Wirral Globe:

1:45pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Captured by Northwest photographer Joel Penn, this charming image was recently awarded a silver bar by the national Guild of Wedding Photographers and was taken at Thornton Manor.

Wirral man to cycle 40,000 km around the world to fund brain tumour research

Wirral Globe:

11:55am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Andrew Robinson, from Bidston, will be setting off from Liverpool’s world-renowned Walton Centre this Sunday for the start of his impressive fundraising feat.

GENERAL ELECTION: Make sure you're registered to vote

Wirral Globe: Disaster banner ballot box.jpg for the homepage

9:59am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Voters will go to the polls on May 7 to elect an MP for Wirral’s four constituencies – Birkenhead, Wallasey, Wirral South and Wirral West. Local elections also take place on the same day.

Make a date to donate and help save a life

Wirral Globe: More blood donation clinics to boost stocks

9:25am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Blood donors are needed for a session in Prenton this Friday.

Birkenhead MP Frank Field takes part in Commons debate days after shock collapse at public meeting

Wirral Globe: Labour MP Frank Field speaks at the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the UK in the House of Commons, London which launches a blueprint to eliminate hunger in Britain by 2020. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 8, 2014. Th

3:28pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

The 72-year-old black-out following a heated row with some members of the audience on Friday evening.

South Wirral schoolgirl to raise money for hospital in memory of sister Georgie Weaver

Wirral Globe:

2:40pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Jessica Weaver will ride her trike from Willaston to West Kirby in memory of sister Georgie, who died aged just five days old.

Eastham oil re-refinery meeting rescheduled to give parties 'more time to prepare'

Wirral Globe:

1:27pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Hydrodec Group wants to develop a re-refinery plant at Eastham Locks on land next to the QE2 Dock and the Nustar terminal, and is currently preparing a planning application with consultants Indigo Planning.

Award recognition for Wirral's unsung heroes

Wirral Globe:

12:18pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

The Wirral Award confers civic recognition on people who live in Wirral or organisations based in the borough.

EXCLUSIVE: Hunt for hit and run driver after Wirral dad left lying in road with broken leg

Wirral Globe:

Stephen Graham was about to get into his Ford Fiesta on Shrewsbury Road when he was hit from behind by what he believes was a silver Peugeot 206, sending him flying through the air.

Badminton girls smash their way to regional title

Wirral Globe:

11:10am Tuesday 17th March 2015

The Year Nine team of Sophie Taylor, 14, Alicia Adams, 13, Ellen Lloyd, 14 and Jenny Strong, 13, will now represent the region in the National Schools finals in Nottingham on the weekend of May 9 and May 10.

Conference to celebrate success of programme helping Wirral's troubled families

Wirral Globe: Louise Casey, director general of the Troubled Families Programme

10:20am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Last week, the Globe reported how the Government’s drive to turn around troubled families has now assisted more than 700 of the hardest-to-help households in Wirral.

Motorcyclist injured following Eastham crash

Wirral Globe:

9:35am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Police were called to the junction of New Chester Road and Heygarth Road at 9.05am today, Tuesday, following reports of a between a Volkswagen Touran and a Kawasaki motorbike.

VIDEO: Parents protest against cuts to children's centres

Wirral Globe:

5:51pm Monday 16th March 2015

Dozens of parents demonstrate outside Wallasey town hall.

EXCLUSIVE: Wallasey man risks it all to help the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Wirral Globe:

3:41pm Monday 16th March 2015

When an urgent appeal was sent out for biomedical scientists to volunteer to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Alex Warrington jumped at the chance to help.

Students serve up a treat to celebrate school meals day

Wirral Globe:

12:47pm Monday 16th March 2015

Six Year 10 girls from West Kirby Grammar School joined professional chef Daniel Leidstedt to create a Swedish-inspired menu for the school’s staff and pupils.

Parents to protest over council plans to reduce number of children's centres

Wirral Globe:

12:37pm Monday 16th March 2015

Part of the plans are to reduce the borough’s 16 children's centres to four “hubs”, along with another four retained for outreach provision.

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