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Fourth teenager arrested on suspicion of murder as victim of New Brighton 'quadricycle' incident named by police

Wirral Globe:

8:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The 65-year-old retired marine engineer named as father-of-three John Stuart Wilcock.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner dies following New Brighton promenade 'quadricycle' incident

Wirral Globe:

1:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

An investigation was launched by Wirral into both the collision and the 65-year-old man's subsequent death – which is being treated as “unexplained”.

Brides-to-be left without a wedding venue after Wirral country club closes its doors

Wirral Globe: Detail from a wedding dress

11:44am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The popular Grange Country Club in Thornton Hough ceased trading on Sunday after being sold to a third party.

Restorative justice scheme launched in Wirral in a bid to crackdown on anti-social behaviour and re-offending

Wirral Globe: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

10:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Local volunteers, trained by Restorative Solutions, have been recruited to help deliver the scheme, and will be working with victims of crime and anti-social behaviour through neighbourhood justice conferences.

Five charged with conspiracy to commit fraud following alleged Wirral "crash for cash" scam

Wirral Globe:

8:39pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Merseyside Police executed a number of warrants at addresses in Birkenhead, Prenton and Wallasey on Monday in relation with a number of "staged" collisions, including one in Wallasey last March.

Pensioner who died days after being struck by pedal-powered vehicle in New Brighton was being treated for cancer

Wirral Globe:

8:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police are hoping to trace four youths who were inboard "quadricycle".

Another giant occasion draws in large crowds - our 7 favourite pictures from the event

Wirral Globe:

12:36pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

We look back at our favourite photographs of the marionettes, taken by Globe photographer Paul Heaps.

Pensioner dies days after being struck by pedal-powered 'quadricycle' on New Brighton promenade

Wirral Globe:

12:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The 65-year-old man – who was hit by the four-wheeled pedal-powered vehicle on July 22 – died on Monday.

Birkenhead neighbourhood watch scheme given 'thumbs up' by MP

Wirral Globe:

9:51am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Frank Field MP met with the Birkenhead Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator outside Birkenhead Town Hall to show his support for the newly formed scheme.

Five people arrested on suspicion of fraud following Wirral crash

Wirral Globe:

8:25pm Monday 28th July 2014

Merseyside Police executed a number of warrants at addresses in Birkenhead, Prenton and Wallasey.

'Shoe-Be-Do' campaign collects 200 pairs of unwanted footwear for borough's children

Wirral Globe:

3:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

The Shoe-Be-Do Campaign is designed to encourage families from across Wirral to think before they discard their unwanted school shoes.

Players tee-off at New Brighton's latest golfing attraction

Wirral Globe:

10:28am Monday 28th July 2014

The theme of the course is Wirral landmarks – both past and present – and is a celebration of the peninsula’s wonderful and interesting history.

UPDATED: Should Wirral people be given free use of Mersey Tunnels?

Wirral Globe:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

“Our view is that all tolls are a rip off and should be scrapped. It’s the drivers paying about a billion pounds a week in taxes and it’s not right for there to be any tolls." - John McGoldrick, Mersey Tunnel Users Association.

World's largest Viking longship to be repaired in Wirral this week

Wirral Globe: Viking vessel heds for Wirral

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

The Draken Harald - the largest Norse/Viking longship constructed in modern times - had an eventful journey to Wirral on its way from Norway after losing its 70ft mast in severe conditions off the Shetland Isle.

Wirral dancer to entertain the Queen with fire-breathing and angle-grinding at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Wirral Globe:

4:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Former St Mary’s Catholic College and Wirral Youth Theatre student Alice Black is one of 90 dancers opening the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this evening.

VIDEO and REVIEW: Rock of Ages at the Liverpool Empire

Wirral Globe:

10:18am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Emma Rigby gives her verdict on Rock of Ages - a tale of big hair, debauchery and classic rock numbers.

The Open Championship in numbers

Wirral Globe:

3:46pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AS with any big event, a lot of planning and organisation went in to Hoylake's staging of the Open Championship. Here we look at some of the statistics behind the tournament.

Wirral author's star-studded journey to publication

Wirral Globe:

2:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Nico Russell has sold the family silver, performed as a Polish folk singer, made and sold cupcakes and has acted as stand in for Hollywood stars, all to raise enough money to publish his debut children’s book.

World's smallest deer born at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

12:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The baby pudu, which keepers have named Selene, is part of a European conservation breeding programme to protect the species.

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:

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.

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