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Birkenhead midwife nominated for national healthcare hero award

Wirral Globe:

3:24pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A WIRRAL midwife has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of the constant support she gave a Wallasey mum following the stillbirth of her son.

Wirral has more older teenagers at risk of child cruelty than anywhere in Northwest

Wirral Globe: Specialists will protect children at risk from sexual exploitation. Picture posed by model

2:49pm Monday 22nd December 2014

Figures from The Children’s Society show that 412 16 and 17-year-olds in the borough are “in need”, almost twice the number at risk across the whole of Liverpool.

Reduction in Wirral library opening hours sparks row

Wirral Globe:

9:45am Monday 22nd December 2014

Library users groups were told that they would be consulted on changes to opening hours but a letter sent to the chairs of Friends of Library group says the changes will take effect from January 12.

Chip pan fire ruins Neston home for Christmas

Wirral Globe:

9:00am Sunday 21st December 2014

Firefighters were called to David and Margaret Gill’s house on Bendee Avenue in Neston just after 6pm on Friday, December 12.

Government cuts may lead to more fire station closures in Merseyside

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

1:59pm Friday 19th December 2014

Funding for the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority will be cut by £3.3million – or 5% - in a single year, making it almost the worst hit fire authority in England.

Council under fire over £90,000 salary for 'inspirational and visionary' leader set to head up new company

Wirral Globe:

11:17am Friday 19th December 2014

The yet unnamed Schools Trading Company is looking to appoint a managing director to help set up the commercial organisation which is jointly owned by Wirral Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Wirral primary school applications due next month

Wirral Globe: Fewer Brighton and Hove parents get primary school place of choice

11:03am Friday 19th December 2014

All parents of children born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 should have received a leaflet from their child’s preschool telling them how to apply. The deadline for applications is January 15.

Teenagers arrested after high-speed police chase in Wirral

Wirral Globe:

10:49am Friday 19th December 2014

The chase ended when the Peugeot hit a stationary Transit van which was parked close to the junction of Ashville Road and Park Road North. One man inside the van suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Liscard's Christmas tree among 'worst' in Britain

Wirral Globe:

9:48am Friday 19th December 2014

While the tree is now adorned with a set of colourful new lights, complemented with decorated lampposts - following £9,500 funding from Wallasey constituency committee - the display has still made it onto BuzzFeed's list of "The 13 Worst Christmas Trees in Britain".

Heartbreak for parents as Wirral Council's cabinet vote unanimously to close Lyndale

Wirral Globe:

7:52pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Council leaders met tonight to finally decide on the future of the Lyndale School in Eastham.

Tech-savvy Cliff nominated for national award after going online at the age of 99

Wirral Globe: Cliff Crozier in the IT suite at Moreton Library.

4:49pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Former headteacher Cliff Crozier is currently an adult learner on Wirral Council’s part-time ‘Using the Internet’ course at Moreton Library.

Wirral bank worker Elaine leads fundraising drive for people with dementia

Wirral Globe:

4:22pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

The team at Lloyds in Pyramids Shopping Centre have been diligently raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society for the past few years, a charity choice that has been taken to heart by customer service manager Elaine Cull who has watched both her parents, Margaret and Norman, living with dementia.

Wirral Tory has 'grounds' to complain after 'George Clooney-style' coffee machine installed in town hall

Wirral Globe:

12:22pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

A spokesman for the cash-strapped authority said George Clooney was "not involved in its purchase", advertises coffee machines for a different company.

Early Christmas present for Wirral's children in hospital

Wirral Globe:

10:31am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Sacks full of cuddly toys, action figures and board games were donated to Arrowe Park Hospital's children's ward on Tuesday by Fay Murphy, Ria Cairns and Tracey Bleasdale.

Young Wirral swimmer takes the plunge for England

Wirral Globe:

3:22pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Nathan Young, from Wallasey, is one of 15 swimmers to be selected to represent Team GB Deaf Swimming Club in the tournament next August.

Lift to be fitted at Wirral station

Wirral Globe:

12:51pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

A Wirral railway station is to have a lift fitted afterthe Government announced a £60m grant for the region.

Double celebrations for Wirral Autistic Society

Wirral Globe:

11:53am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Staff at Bromborough Pool garden centre, run as a social enterprise by Wirral Autistic Society (WAS), have two reasons to be joyful this Christmas season.

Santa swaps his nine reindeer for one Beetle as he embarks on Mission Christmas

Wirral Globe:

3:59pm Monday 15th December 2014

Thousands of children in poverty will wake up to a Christmas without presents this year, something Wirral’s schools have been trying to combat by taking part in Radio City Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas.

Award for retiring president who dedicated his life to Wirral Mencap

Wirral Globe:

11:20am Monday 15th December 2014

Bernard Bryning, the recently retired president of the Wirral learning disability charity, has been honoured in recognition of his contribution to the organisation.

Wirral health chiefs urge people to help stop the spread of norovirus this Christmas

Wirral Globe: Washing hands thoroughly helps to prevent the spread of Norovirus

10:56am Monday 15th December 2014

As the “winter vomiting season” approaches, Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding people to stay at home if they begin to show symptoms.

Lyndale parents are hoping for a miracle as school's future is set to be decided tonight

Wirral Globe:

10:15am Monday 15th December 2014

The authority’s ruling cabinet will meet this evening for a special meeting to discuss whether the Lyndale School should close.

Lyndale pupils celebrate Christmas Jumper Day

Wirral Globe:

3:23pm Friday 12th December 2014

Millions of people across the country are wearing their Christmas jumpers to work and school today as part of the national fundraising campaign.

Discounted parking introduced for Wirral's Christmas shoppers

Wirral Globe:

10:00am Saturday 13th December 2014

The "Free After 3" scheme came into force on December 9 after being approved by the authority's full council, giving residents and visitors the chance to go Christmas shopping without paying to park.

Wirral sets the UK pace for post-recession start-up businesses

Wirral Globe: DISAPPOINTING: New statistics show Carmarthen East and Dinefwr is 629th of the UK's 632 parliamentary constituencies in terms of average business turnover.

2:30pm Friday 12th December 2014

According to data from Companies House – the UK’s official registrar of companies - Wirral is one of the most prolific areas in the UK for business start-up firms since the recession first hit.

Christmas carols for the brave girl who gave her name to Claire House

Wirral Globe:

10:04am Friday 12th December 2014

The mother of Claire Louise Cain, who helped found the hospice in Clatterbridge, shared a special memory of her daughter with students, staff and parents from St Mary’s Catholic College.

UPDATED: Man killed after being hit by train

Wirral Globe:

7:10am Friday 12th December 2014

Commuters were put on replacement buses following the incident, which happened at around 9pm on Thursday.

Masked robbers make off with "substantial" cash from Wirral bank after breaking in through the roof

Wirral Globe:

2:45pm Thursday 11th December 2014

The terrifying incident happened at 4.37pm yesterday, Wednesday at the Natwest Bank in the Cross, Neston.

Two Wirral men arrested after illegal fuel plant uncovered in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe:

12:22pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uncovered more than 9,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel from the plant, along with chemicals and equipment following the raid on Thursday, which was assisted by Merseyside Police.

Police launch crackdown on travelling criminals

Wirral Globe: Police hunt burglary gang who stole jewellery from Bradford house

9:53am Thursday 11th December 2014

Following a rise in burglary offences in the Willaston and Hooton areas, pro-active beat managers have set up Operation Masilion, supported by uniform beat managers from Merseyside Police.

Birkenhead man faces court over alleged possession of 50,000 indecent images of children

Wirral Globe: Wirral Magistrates Court

9:30am Thursday 11th December 2014

David Wilson, of Seafield Road, was in the dock at Wirral magistrates court on Wednesday. The 47-year-old faces a total of 11 charges of both downloading and possessing indecent images of children, some of which are in the most extreme category.

More Wirral pupils attend good or outstanding primary schools

Wirral Globe:

4:14pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Ofsted’s annual report shows 88% of pupils in the borough attend what the education watchdog considers good or outstanding primary schools – up 3% on 2013.

Friends group handed keys to Birkenhead kennels

Wirral Globe:

1:41pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

The Friends of Birkenhead Kennels received the keys to the facility on Corporation Road after a successful project to place the service into community hands.

Choirs raise festive funds for Wirral housing provider's chosen charity

Wirral Globe:

12:17pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Four choirs from across Wirral have joined forces to produce a charity Christmas CD that will be sold to raise funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Arrowe Park Hospital told to make improvements after damning health inspection

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital

10:43am Wednesday 10th December 2014

Arrowe Park Hospital had previously been given a “seal of approval” by the watchdog but in a report published today, the CQC highlighted areas where the hospital has fallen short of standards.

Wirral Council set to approve £2.5 million budget cuts tonight

Wirral Globe:

4:30pm Monday 15th December 2014

The council is required to cut its budget by a further £18m next year, after already having made cuts of more than £150m over the past four years.

Wirral MP calls for tunnel discount for borough's residents as Merseytravel says toll increase would be 'justified'

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Tunnel

2:58pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

A report due to be considered when Merseytravel committee meets on Thursday says “improving economic growth is such that a further increase in cash toll is justified”.

Gale force winds expected to batter Wirral's coastal towns

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

2:51pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Seafronts from New Brighton to Hoylake, and Hilbre Island to Heswall, are expected to be worst affected.

Festive birthday treat ends in heartache for Wirral family after 'disability discrimination' sees son miss out on meeting Santa

Wirral Globe:

12:40pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Pearl Phillips has spoken of her "disgust" after her disabled son missed out on the chance of meeting Santa Claus due to a “lack of disabled access” at a north west theme park.

Wirral hopes to join forces with Reno to create jobs and investment

Wirral Globe:

11:40am Tuesday 9th December 2014

WIRRAL could soon be “twinned” with one of the gambling capitals of the world after the authority’s leader embarked on a week-long “trade mission”.

Fearless fundraisers' Sahara trek for Claire House raises £60,000

Wirral Globe:

10:41am Tuesday 9th December 2014

In the Sahara, the group survived flash floods caused by the worst rainfall to hit Morocco in almost 10 years and were left stranded in the desert after the closure of more than 100 roads in the region.

Vauxhall staff celebrate as five million cars made at Ellesmere Port

Wirral Globe: Ellesmere Port Vauxhall wins next generation Astra creating 700 new jobs

10:02am Tuesday 9th December 2014

This year marks the company’s 50th anniversary of operations.

SPECIAL REPORT: Parents are hoping for miracle in their fight to save 'priceless' Lyndale

Wirral Globe:

3:56pm Monday 8th December 2014

AS the first anniversary of the heartbreaking announcement that a much-loved Wirral special needs school was at risk of closure passes, the Globe looks back at what has been a year of anguish for parents and staff.

Wirral health chiefs 'step down' after critical inquiry

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

2:20pm Monday 8th December 2014

The review made a number of recommendations that focused on the development of a new constitution and stated that support from NHS England should continue.

Firefighters to strike for 24 hours in continued battle with Government

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

1:00pm Monday 8th December 2014

The Fire Brigades Union plans to walk out from 9am on Tuesday.

Severe gales forecast for Merseyside on anniversary of Wirral's tidal surge

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

12:07pm Monday 8th December 2014

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind across the region from tomorrow, Tuesday.

Police to crackdown on cycling in Birkenhead town centre as Christmas shopping continues

Wirral Globe: Pic from library

11:46am Monday 8th December 2014

Neighbourhood officers are cracking down on the offence on the run up to Christmas. Anyone caught riding on the pavement in the town centre will be stopped and could be subjected to a fine.

Sporting success for Wirral's Clare Mount

Wirral Globe:

11:09am Monday 8th December 2014

Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, in Moreton, was handed the award at the Merseyside Sporting Champions Dinner in Liverpool.

Roberts Bakery delivers Yuletide treat for Claire House heroes

Wirral Globe:

10:45am Monday 8th December 2014

STAFF and volunteers at Claire House Children’s Hospice were in for an early Christmas gift when regional family baker Roberts Bakery dropped in with some delicious festive treats for them.

Alcohol charity helping to save Wirral's NHS vital money

Wirral Globe:

10:10am Monday 8th December 2014

ARCH runs Birchwood Residential Treatment Centre, a 20-bed unit in Birkenhead where two in every three clients are admitted for detoxification from alcohol and the remainder for drugs.

Warning after three separate collisions on M53 in space of an hour

Wirral Globe: Man dies in accident on M53 near Bebington

9:23am Monday 8th December 2014

A total of five vehicles were involved in the incidents, which happened between 4.45am and 5.45am today, Monday.

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