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Pull up challenge and head shave help raise more than £12,000 for Wirral kickboxing champion Dave Bolton

Wirral Globe:

7:30am Saturday 3rd October 2015

In July, Dave was given just three months to live without treatment and has just started six months of intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy to try and give the final blow to Terry – the name given to Dave’s tumour.

Liver Building to light up for Guide Dogs charity

Wirral Globe: Doggy Day Care fun day will help train a guide dog

2:57pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Both the Liver Building and St George’s Hall will stand out for the charity on Saturday, which has helped thousands of people with impaired vision and sight loss.

On-the-spot litter fines top £258,000 as council crackdown continues

Wirral Globe:

1:52pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

More than 3,200 penalty notices have been given out so far in the “zero-tolerance” campaign by Wirral Council.

Chester Zoo swings into action with campaign to save wild orangutans

Wirral Globe:

12:23pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

With Bornean and Sumatran orangutans being pushed perilously close to extinction, Chester Zoo’s third annual Go Orange campaign is aiming to create awareness of their plight.

Friends of tragic teenager Rachelle Owen hold candlelit vigil to celebrate her 17th birthday

Wirral Globe:

11:07am Wednesday 30th September 2015

"It's just really sad that a young life was cut so short. RIP our angel."

Wirral man who broke puppy's jaw and killed cat jailed for six months

Wirral Globe:

4:48pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

Lee Michael, of no fixed abode, was locked up today, two months after he failed to attend court for "fear of attack" from members of the public.

Wirral care home described as 'waiting room to die' by residents

Wirral Globe:

1:46pm Tuesday 29th September 2015

Care workers at Ryecroft Private Residential Care Home in Meols were forced to wash residents in their bedrooms with a bowl of water because there were no baths or showers.

Friends of tragic teenager Rachelle Owen prepare to celebrate her 17th birthday

Wirral Globe:

10:26am Tuesday 29th September 2015

Rachelle Owen, a student at Hilbre High School Humanities College, died on April 17 after stepping in front of a train at the crossing on Drummond Road in Hoylake.

Car involved in high-speed pursuit through Wallasey found burnt out as police re-appeal for witnesses

Wirral Globe:

5:00pm Monday 28th September 2015

Detectives are re-appealing for witnesses following the two car chase along Brighton Street on Saturday evening.

Outrage as Birkenhead Park's Swiss Bridge set on fire by vandals

Wirral Globe:

2:43pm Monday 28th September 2015

More than £20,000 of damage has been caused to the Grade II listed structure.

Wirral charity helping to empower and improve the lives of vulnerable women needs YOUR help to secure its future

Wirral Globe:

1:51pm Monday 28th September 2015

Women’s Enterprising Breakthrough (WEB) is calling on local businesses to help save what it describes as “life-changing services” by taking part in their 20:20 initiative.

Wirral is officially twinned with Reno in Nevada USA

Wirral Globe:

9:40am Monday 28th September 2015

Wirral is now “twinned” with one of the gambling capitals of the world after the authority’s leader embarked a second week-long “trade mission” as part of a scheme said to bring investment and jobs to the borough.

Man who murdered Wirral mum Kay Diamond given life sentence

Wirral Globe:

12:42pm Friday 25th September 2015

Anthony Blye, 52, of Greenhey Gardens, Toxteth, must serve a minimum of 19 years of a life sentence for the murder of Wirral mum Kay Diamond.

UPDATED: Major delays on Wirral line after woman falls onto track in Liverpool

Wirral Globe:

10:15am Thursday 24th September 2015

A Merseyrail spokesman said the woman fell onto the track after taking ill on the platform. She has been taken to hospital

Deaths and serious injuries on Merseyside's roads increase by 10%

Wirral Globe:

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Figures released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) show the number of incidents across the county jumped from 557 in 2013 to 613 in 2014.

Globe birthday special review

Wirral Globe:

11:15am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Today marks your Wirral Globe's 42nd birthday.

UPDATED: Mersey Tunnel users believe they've been 'sold down the river' over promises to abolish tolls

Wirral Globe: CASH COW: Tunnel bosses seem to think Wirral drivers are made of money

4:47pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

“Assuming that the politicians meant what they said earlier this year, then it looks as if they have done a u-turn and the users of the tunnels are to be sold down the river."

Wirral goes 'fro-yo' mad as Hoylake business launches new delivery service

Wirral Globe:

3:42pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Stephanie Hodson opened the Yog Bar on Market Street in November 2013 to offer a healthier alternative to fatty and calorific ice-cream.

Wirral tradesmen take part in ambitious DIY SOS project to create veteran village

Wirral Globe:

11:11am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Staff from door company Vista have lent their support as Nick Knowles and the BBC One show’s team to transform the empty houses on two Manchester streets into a new community for veterans.

Friends hope to set up trust fund for children of terminally ill Wirral woman

Wirral Globe:

10:30am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Clare began to get pains in her back and, following an MRI scan, was hit with the heartbreaking news that the cancer had spread to her bones. There is no cure.

Birkenhead MP seeks answers after Wirral Council sends in the bailiffs 12,000 times in one year

Wirral Globe: Council's use of bailiffs is 'bad for taxpayers' say debt experts

9:50am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

It comes after the Globe revealed how Wirral Council instructed bailiffs to collect debts from individuals and businesses on 12,214 times in 2014/15 – up 52% in two years.

Birkenhead care home placed in special measures after residents 'not bathed' for months

Wirral Globe:

9:28am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

One resident allegedly went nine months without being bathed, while bins were left overflowing and “bad odours” filled Park House care home in Birkenhead.

16 pictures from 'fantastic' Birkenhead Festival of Transport

Wirral Globe:

12:26pm Monday 21st September 2015

More than 25,000 motor enthusiasts turned out for the event at the weekend.

Family and friends carry on the legacy of Wirral woman Julie Shute

Wirral Globe:

11:25am Monday 21st September 2015

Julie Shute, from Prenton, passed away on September 9 after a two year battle with an incurable and aggressive form of brain cancer.

New Ferry says 'enough is enough' to anti-social behaviour ruining the town

Wirral Globe:

8:30am Sunday 20th September 2015

The campaign has been launched by 18-year-old Warren Ward with the help of Wirral South MP Alison McGovern and Cllr Irene Williams.

27 stunning Instagram and Flickr pictures capturing the best of Wirral

Wirral Globe:

12:27pm Friday 18th September 2015

Take a look at our pick of the best photos of Wirral on Instagram and Flickr.

Retail billionaire Chris Dawson opens new The Range store at Bromborough

Wirral Globe:

10:26am Friday 18th September 2015

Around 80 people queued for the opening of the new outlet on the Croft Retail Park, which has 16 departments spread across two floors including a family café.

Wirral mum puts blood, sweat and tears into new independent restaurant

Wirral Globe:

2:46pm Thursday 17th September 2015

Blackberry Grove – in the old Peninsula Dining Rooms unit on the corner of Victoria Road and Grosvenor Road – will pride itself on using only fresh local produce to create its varied menu.

Festival in memory of Charlotte raises vital funds for charity set up in her honour

Wirral Globe:

10:13am Thursday 17th September 2015

CharFest took place on Saturday in New Brighton's Vale Park.

Plans to build gas plant and pipeline set to be approved by councillors

Wirral Globe:

9:58am Thursday 17th September 2015

Zebec Energy wants to build an anaerobic digestion plant – which creates methane gas from waste products – on land off East Street, Seacombe.

VIDEO: Police put the brakes on illegal scrambler bikes terrorising Wirral communities

Wirral Globe:

1:48pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

Officers from Merseyside Police are hailing another successful summer crackdown on scrambler bikes and off-road bikes, with 176 seized and a total of 59 people arrested as part of this year’s Operation Brookdale.

Bala the elephant dies at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

11:02am Tuesday 15th September 2015

Bala Hi Way, who was born in January 2013, was taken ill over the weekend and was being treated by the elephant and veterinary teams at the zoo.

Wirral supermarket's pedal power raises vital funds for Alzheimer's Society

Wirral Globe:

10:20am Tuesday 15th September 2015

Friday saw the store manager, HR manager and colleagues from Sainsbury's Prenton store set off on the local leg of the supermarket's Big Bike Ride.

TRAVEL: Road closed as driver flees scene after car crashes into hedge

Wirral Globe:

9:41am Tuesday 15th September 2015

The driver of the Vauxhall was nowhere to be seen when police arrived at the scene.

Pioneering recovery project showcases Ninety Nine creative minds with new book

Wirral Globe:

4:26pm Monday 14th September 2015

The Spider Project, based in Birkenhead, is a creative, community, recovery well-being service that has been operating on Wirral for more than eight years.

Agencies to host ‘drop-in’ event following Wirral flooding

Wirral Globe:

1:26pm Monday 14th September 2015

Dozens of householders were forced to leave their homes after a month’s rain fell in 48 hours.

Eastham's heritage celebrations are the best baaah none

Wirral Globe:

12:41pm Monday 14th September 2015

People visiting Eastham on Saturday were treated to the spectacle of the old custom of driving a flock of sheep through the centre of the village.

Grieving Birkenhead mum urges people to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis

Wirral Globe:

11:52am Monday 14th September 2015

Clare Streeter was pregnant with her fourth child when her partner Marciano Nolan fell ill with meningococcal septicaemia in 2013. He tragically died just two days later.

VIDEO: Simon Cowell lost for words after Wirral X Factor contestant's caustic claim

Wirral Globe: Mary O'Sullivan during the audition stage for the ITV1 talent show The X Factor (SYCO/THAMES TV/PA)

10:47am Monday 14th September 2015

X Factor judge Simon Cowell found himself at a loss for words, when one of the hopefuls called him "caustic."

Police investigate 'selfish idiots' who caused disorder at Tranmere v Chester derby

Wirral Globe:

10:11am Monday 14th September 2015

A "small number" of people were ejected from Prenton Park during Rovers' 2-0 win over Chester City.

Wallasey MP Angela Eagle appointed shadow business secretary

Wirral Globe:

9:23am Monday 14th September 2015

New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has started to appoint his new cabinet.

Former Rock Ferry High playing fields saved from development after people power wins the day

Wirral Globe:

10:54am Friday 11th September 2015

Wirral Council had originally planned to sell off the entire Rock Ferry High School site but will now retain the Grade II listed Ravenswood and transfer ownership of the playing fields to the residents.

'Room for improvement' as Wirral Council sickness levels are more than triple national average

Wirral Globe:

10:17am Friday 11th September 2015

A corporate governance report has “red-flagged” sick leave reduction moves as failing to hit agreed measures.

Owner of Wirral care home stripped of licence after repeatedly failing to ensure safety of residents

Wirral Globe:

9:53am Friday 11th September 2015

During an unannounced inspection in June, inspectors found that the provider was still failing to ensure people living at the Abbotts Drive home were safe and properly cared for.

New college campus opens as first building on Wirral Waters

Wirral Globe:

4:34pm Thursday 10th September 2015

"Today, we added to Wirral Met’s rich history of 165 years of training local people and we look forward to continuing this for many generations to come."

Plans to sell off former Rock Ferry High School site set to be approved

Wirral Globe:

9:59am Thursday 10th September 2015

Wirral’s ruling cabinet meets today, Thursday, and will be asked to approve a recommendation to ask the Secretary of State for Education to allow the site to be used for other purposes.

VIDEO: Wirral photographers put the spotlight on New Brighton in film showcasing resort's breathtaking views

Wirral Globe:

3:49pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

Filled with stunning sunset shots and crashing waves, the film was put together using four different cameras as well as a drone.

Wirral cemetery flies the Green Flag

Wirral Globe:

12:17pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

Rake Lane Cemetery in Wallasey is the latest open space in Wirral to receive the coveted award, which recognises and rewards the best green spaces.

Hoylake family 'Brave the Shave' and raise £1,000 for Macmillan cancer charity

Wirral Globe:

11:49am Wednesday 9th September 2015

Six-year-old Zach Martin, from Hoylake, was joined by mum Alison and dad Alex when he said farewell to his hair as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave fundraiser.

Cliff's blooming good display is a hit with tourists

Wirral Globe:

12:00pm Tuesday 8th September 2015

Former Unilever worker Cliff Jones has been planting flowers outside his Port Sunlight home since he first moved there in 1971.

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