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Arrival of Giants set to cause transport chaos in Liverpool

Wirral Globe: Liverpool became a land of the giants as huge puppets took centre stage in one of the UK's biggest-ever street theatre performances.

11:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The highly anticipated Memories of August 1914 event – which takes place from Wednesday until Sunday – will require large scale road closures and diversions, meaning major changes and disruption to public transport.

Railway was the fairway to go to the Open

Wirral Globe:

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

More than 60,000 people used the railway to travel between Liverpool and Hoylake and, with the same numbers travelling back to the city, more than 120,000 journeys were made using the Merseyrail service during the four days.

Wirral's warm Open welcome praised by council leaders

Wirral Globe:

1:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

“There has been an unprecedented amount of positive media interest in Hoylake and Wirral as a result of the championship and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive." - Cllr Phil Davies.

Police praise Open visitors

Wirral Globe:

11:40am Monday 21st July 2014

MERSEYSIDE Police has thanked the golf spectators who attended the Open Championship for helping to make the event a huge success.

The Open: What made it special

Wirral Globe:

11:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

AS Hoylake says farewell to the 143rd Open Championship, we look back at some of the highlights of the tournnament, captured by Globe photographer Paul Heaps.

VIDEO: More than 200,000 watch as Rory McIlroy wins the Open Championship at Hoylake

Wirral Globe:

8:16pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Rory McIlroy is the winner of the Open 2014 at Hoylake.

RE-READ: The Open: The fourth and final day

Wirral Globe: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

10:06am Sunday 20th July 2014

Live coverage of the final round of the Open at Royal Liverpool.

The Open: Day two

Wirral Globe: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

7:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Live updates from Hoylake as the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Crowds come out in their thousands for day one of the Open

Wirral Globe:

10:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Thousands flocked to the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake for the first day of the tournament on what proved to be a spectacular occasion with perfect weather to boot.

Wirral job boost as the eyes of the world fall on the borough for The Open

Wirral Globe: The Contact Company

9:24pm Thursday 17th July 2014

More than 100 new jobs will be created within the next six months by the Contact Company.

Man in custody after shots fired in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe:

8:08am Thursday 17th July 2014

The incident is being treated as a "targeted attack" against the 20-year-old victim.

RE-READ: Day one: The Open gets into full swing

Wirral Globe: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

5:34am Thursday 17th July 2014

Live updates from Hoylake as the 143rd Open Championship tees off at Royal Liverpool.

Stanley School pupils remember First World War's brave soldiers

Wirral Globe:

10:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The school's annual summer concert tells the story of the soldier through letters, music and drama to his son back home.

Thieves target Hoylake pop-up golf shop

Wirral Globe: Police crackdown on ant-social behaviour in Birkenhead

10:41pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Detectives from Wirral CID are appealing for the public's help following the burglary at the Golf Shop on Market Street.

VIDEO: Wirral takes centre stage as the 'Friendly Open' gets underway

Wirral Globe:

3:45pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Emma Rigby reports from Hoylake's Royal Liverpool golf course as a world-wide TV audience of millions gets ready to watch the sport's most prestigious tournament.

VIDEO: Tiger Woods: 'It's great to be back in Hoylake'

Wirral Globe:

12:16pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

EIGHT years having passed since Tiger Woods lifted the Claret Jug at Hoylake – and the golfing legend says it feels great to be back in the town that helped him through such a difficult time in his life.

VIDEO: Wirral factory worker prepares to make his mark at Royal Liverpool

Wirral Globe:

12:11pm Monday 14th July 2014

John Singleton, from Moreton, will tee off alongside USA’s Peter Uihlein and Scotland’s Marc Warren at 10.32am.

Anti-fracking groups to stage protest against controversial methods being used in Wirral

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

10:14am Monday 14th July 2014

Local groups Wirral Against Fracking and Artists Against Fracking will be presenting a petition containing more than 1,400 signatures at Wallasey town hall tonight.

Post mortem results witheld after Birkenhead man's body pulled from Mersey

Wirral Globe:

9:54am Monday 14th July 2014

Detectives say they are “keeping an open mind” and are “treating his death as unexplained at this early stage of the investigation”.

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries after colliding with wall in Bidston

Wirral Globe: Police appeal after swan is found shot in Widnes

9:43am Monday 14th July 2014

A 39-year-old man remains in a serious condition in hospital.

John swings into action with fundraising ride to Hoylake

Wirral Globe: Royal Liverpool Golf Club

7:40am Sunday 13th July 2014

THE owner of a leading bike and golf store is to lead a team of employees on a charity biker ride from Huddersfield to Hoylake in time for the 143rd Open Championship.

VIDEO: CCTV released after teenager attacked in suspected Birkenhead hate crime

Wirral Globe:

3:17pm Friday 11th July 2014

DETECTIVES have released CCTV footage after a teenager was assaulted in a homophobic attack.

Liverpool regeneration helps Wirral unemployed

Wirral Globe:

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

Titanic Hotel Liverpool, which opened on Monday, constructed a "Pioneer Programme" to help unemployed people in Wirral get back to work.

Vandals leave Wirral homes without water after damaging hydrants

Wirral Globe: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

United Utilities received around 50 calls from customers after problems developed with their water supply at 3.30pm on Thursday.

Senior Lib Dem calls for Wirral's 'bin tax' surcharge to be refunded

Wirral Globe: Cllr Stuart Kelly

11:14am Friday 11th July 2014

Oxton Cllr Stuart Kelly claims the fee – which sees those who sign up for garden waste collections online receive a £5 discount – is unfair on those who do not have internet access and impacts heaviest on those can least afford it.

Birkenhead students to play a crucial part at The Open

Wirral Globe:

10:38am Friday 11th July 2014

The children from Birkenhead School will be carrying out a range of tasks including litter-picking, IT and media support and acting as gopher's to the world's greatest golfers.

Prenton teenager has wish granted by leading children's charity

Wirral Globe:

10:25am Friday 11th July 2014

Stephen Loraine dreamed of owning the unique-robot shaped mobile entertainment unit, something that Starlight Children’s Foundation was only too happy to make come true.

Wallasey cyclist put 'Le Grand Depart' to the test

Wirral Globe:

10:07am Friday 11th July 2014

Sergeant Mark Hill was one of a 70-strong Armed Forces “peloton” that pedalled the two day route from historic Harewood House on the outskirts of Leeds to the centre of Sheffield ahead of Le Grand Depart last weekend.

Firefighters called to 26 incidents during industrial action

Wirral Globe: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

9:50am Friday 11th July 2014

Around 95% of Merseyside's 760 firefighters put down their tools between 10am and 7pm on Thursday.

Cash-strapped council slammed after sending bosses to seaside conference

Wirral Globe: Graham Burgess

4:51pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Three councillors and two senior officers travelled to the south coast for the Local Government Association (LGA) conference.

Wirral binmen strike could target the Open

Wirral Globe: All 200 of Biffa’s bin collection staff will be wearing these new high-visibility vests overprinted with the slogan 'Cars stay off pavements. We are only doing our job'

4:06pm Thursday 10th July 2014

There is a "strong possibility" that binmen will strike on the second day of the Open, which is taking place at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake.

Police appeal following New Brighton burglary

Wirral Globe:

3:37pm Thursday 10th July 2014

"Burglaries can often leave victims feeling both upset and angry that their home has been violated by a stranger." - Det Con Adeniran from Wirral CID.

VIDEO: Wirral public sector workers fight for fair pay

Wirral Globe:

3:15pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A MASS demonstration took place outside Wallasey town hall today as teachers and public sector workers staged a one-day strike in a row over pay and working conditions.

Wirral mum blasts Liverpool after club refuses to refund Suarez shirts

Wirral Globe: Liverpool's Luis Suarez

11:33am Thursday 10th July 2014

A disclaimer on the club’s website states that customised and personalised items – including shirts – cannot be exchanged or refunded.

Firefighters join public sector workers in mass walk-out

Wirral Globe: Fire crew's out on strike at Birkenhead.

10:15am Thursday 10th July 2014

The long-running dispute over firefighters' pensions will see firefighters put down their tools between 10am and 7pm today, Thursday.

Public sector workers to stage mass demonstration at Wallasey town hall

Wirral Globe:

9:47am Thursday 10th July 2014

Strikes are currently being held at a number of locations across Wirral, including Europa Pool in Birkenhead, the Land Registry Office, Wallasey town hall and in West Kirby.

Major disruption expected as public sector stage mass walk-out over pay and working conditions

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

The majority of Wirral schools are set to close during today's industrial action, with libraries, leisure centres, tourist information centres, children's centres and day centres also expected to shut.

Air guitars at the ready for Rock of Ages

Wirral Globe:

4:56pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade.

Wirral man in serious condition in hospital after being run over by his own car

Wirral Globe:

3:15pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A Wallasey man remains in hospital with serious leg injuries after being struck by his Vauxhall Zafira as he tried to stop burglars from stealing it.

Wirral motorcyclist seeks 'kind-hearted' woman who stayed by her side following Prenton collision

Wirral Globe:

2:53pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

The 26-year-old mum-of-two came off her Yamaha Majesty on Tuesday morning after skidding on debris left behind by a previous collision.

Weight loss duo prove less is definitely more

Wirral Globe:

2:10pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Father and daughter Richard Owens and Liz McGuiness have lost a massive 11 stone between them in just 14 months.

Police arrest 32 people following dawn drug raids

Wirral Globe:

1:07pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Around 250 officers were involved in Operation ImpACT − a series of dawn raids targeting organised crime and illegal drugs. The operation is one of the largest ever undertaken by the force.

Weekend cross-river night buses to be axed due to increasing costs and falling passenger numbers

Wirral Globe: How are we to get into town?

11:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Notices on Arriva’s fleet of buses state that the N23 Liverpool to Moreton, the N37 Liverpool to West Kirby and the N450 Liverpool to New Brighton services will be withdrawn from Saturday, July 26.

Community centre with local volunteers at the very heart opens its doors

Wirral Globe:

10:46am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE dedication and hard work of a team of local volunteers has been praised by a Wirral MP as he officially opened the borough’s newest community centre.

Wirral school supports families affected by disasters

Wirral Globe:

10:09am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Staff and pupils from Wirral Hospitals’ School have raised £1,225 for charity ShelterBox, who provide emergency survival boxes to families in areas hit by disasters.

Rare and expensive jewellery stolen during Bromborough burglary

Wirral Globe:

9:25am Wednesday 9th July 2014

DETECTIVES have released photographs of expensive and rare jewellery that was stolen during a burglary in Bromborough.

Leadership problems blamed for 'imploding' Wirral clinical group

Wirral Globe: Dr Phil Jennings and Dr Abhi Mantgani have stepped aside.

2:43pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A spokesman for Wirral CCG told the Globe it would not comment on what it deemed “speculation”, adding: “The review is being led by NHS England which ill announce the outcome, once it is completed.”

Ship ahoy! Viking longship continues maiden voyage to Wirral despite damage to mast

Wirral Globe: Viking vessel heds for Wirral

2:11pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Doubt was cast over the visit of the 115ft-long Draken Harald Harfagre after it was hit by a large wave in high winds just three days after setting sail from Norway.

New life for Wirral grandmother thanks to canine companion Rona

Wirral Globe:

12:59pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Ninety-year-old Alice Sealeaf has seen many changes throughout her life but none bigger than when she had to adapt to losing her sight.

Wirral artists hope to showcase borough's creativity during Open Golf

Wirral Globe:

11:50am Tuesday 8th July 2014

The Hoylake and West Kirby Creatives – made up of artists from a variety of mediums – will set up shop in Hoylake Chapel’s gift shop between July 14 and 20 to showcase the collective talent of Wirral.


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