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Wirral dog 'blinded' by matted, faeces-covered fur

Wirral Globe:

4:26pm Friday 27th February 2015

Poor “Bob” was taken to the RSPCA’s Wallasey branch after being found wandering around Birkenhead Park with matted fur restricting his vision.

VIDEO: 7 pictures from Harriet Harman's visit to Wirral as Labour campaign to oust Esther McVey steps up

Wirral Globe:

2:43pm Friday 27th February 2015

The deputy leader of the Labour Party joined Margaret Greenwood, candidate for Wirral West, to launch the "Woman to Woman" tour of the region.

Arrowe Park sister gives an insight into the world of Wirral's A&E department

Wirral Globe:

12:54pm Friday 27th February 2015

Acting as the ‘front door’ for many, no service feels the impact of seasonal injuries and illness more than the emergency department at Wirral’s Arrowe Park Hospital.

Time to get on your bike to celebrate all things female

Wirral Globe: Pic from library

12:33pm Friday 27th February 2015

Sustrans are holding a cycle-themed event in Birkenhead Park to celebrate the often unsung achievements of active women as part of International Women's Day.

Tributes paid to teenager killed in Wirral motorbike crash

Wirral Globe:

9:27am Friday 27th February 2015

The 18-year-old from Prenton - named locally as Jack Byrne - died in hospital on Wednesday after a collision between a car and an off-road motorbike in Oxton.

West Kirby woman's marathon effort inspired by friend battling rare blood cancer

Wirral Globe:

3:44pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Hannah Blake is running the London Marathon on April 26 in aid of Anthony Nolan which matches donors of blood stem cells or bone marrow to those who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

VIDEO: Operation Crossbow hailed 'massive success' after more than 40 arrests

Wirral Globe:

12:05pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Criminals travelling across the borders between Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales were targeted on Wednesday as part of Operation Crossbow.

Dog fouling fines not handed out by Wirral Council for four months

Wirral Globe: AN animal medicines advisor from Worcester has called for raised awareness of health issues associated with dog fouling.

10:28am Thursday 26th February 2015

The introduction of new laws surrounding dog fouling led to confusion for Wirral Council, who said they originally understood new legislation meant a written warning had to be issued before fines could be imposed.

UPDATED: Lyndale parents won't give up the fight despite council rejecting bid to save school

Wirral Globe:

2:54pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

Council leader Cllr Phil Davies said there was no evidence to support keeping Lyndale open.

VIDEO: Cross border criminals targeted as part of joint police operation

Wirral Globe:

11:39am Wednesday 25th February 2015

Criminals travelling across the borders between Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales are being targeted today, Wednesday, as part of Operation Crossbow.

Firefighters set to walk out for 24 hours in continued row over pensions

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

12:38pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in England will walk out from 7am on Wednesday.

Farm Feast is back for 2015

Wirral Globe:

9:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

Taking place on June 13 and June 14, the festival is celebrating everything that’s home-grown with the very best of the region’s finest food and grassroots music performers set to return.

New man in charge of running Wirral health and care services

Wirral Globe:

2:14pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Jon Develing is currently regional director of operations and delivery at NHS England North but will join Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group in May.

VIDEO: Police searching for owners of stolen property found in Birkenhead home

Wirral Globe:

1:57pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A large quantity of suspected stolen property was recovered following a number of searches in December.

Wirral hospital hopes to offer support to those who need it most

Wirral Globe:

10:37am Monday 23rd February 2015

A stillbirth networking group providing support for bereaved parents and their families is being introduced at Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital.

Temporary dispersal zones in bid to crackdown on New Brighton's anti-social behaviour

Wirral Globe:

4:58pm Friday 20th February 2015

The zones will be in operation from 6pm tonight, Friday, February 20 until 5pm on Sunday, February 22.

Opposition councillors make final bid to save Lyndale

Wirral Globe:

8:30am Saturday 21st February 2015

Wirral’s Conservative Group are set to call on the authority's ruling cabinet to bring an end to the “anguish and uncertainty” placed on pupils and parents of a much-loved special needs school.

Wallasey pupils make a change for Unicef

Wirral Globe:

12:20pm Saturday 21st February 2015

Mount Primary School's ' Week for Change' culminated in a celebration afternoon on February 13.

Wirral men jailed for two years for running Birkenhead brothel

Wirral Globe:

3:31pm Friday 20th February 2015

Michael Kolokotroni and Adam Weir ran a 'gentlemen's club' known as Mr Magoo's in Grange Road East, Birkenhead.

Plans for windfarm maintenance facility in Birkenhead rejected for second time

Wirral Globe:

11:46am Friday 20th February 2015

Birkenhead shipbuilders Cammell Laird had hoped to create up to 45 jobs with their plans, which would have helped to maintain wind farms off the Merseyside coast.

Birkenhead MP calls on Government to review benefit sanctions regime

Wirral Globe:

10:56am Friday 20th February 2015

Figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) today reveal the number of claims referred for a sanction decision since October 2012 has reached 2.4 million.

Calls for retirement village to be built on site of former Rock Ferry High School

Wirral Globe:

4:23pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Close to 2,500 people have signed a petition calling for town hall bosses to rethink their plans to bulldoze Rock Ferry High School and sell of the associated fields.

Road closed after man hit by car in Liscard

Wirral Globe:

2:43pm Thursday 19th February 2015

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1.15pm after officers on routine patrol saw that a man had been in collision with a red Toyota Corolla.

'Sad day for Hoylake' as landmark church is put up for auction

Wirral Globe:

1:01pm Thursday 19th February 2015

A POPULAR Hoylake church could soon be redeveloped after the building goes up for auction next month.

Birkenhead care home rated above national average by residents

Wirral Globe:

10:43am Thursday 19th February 2015

Heyberry House received an overall performance rating of 960 out of 1,000. The national average was 872 out of 1,000.

Wirral soldier and civilian team up to paddle for charity

Wirral Globe:

9:59am Thursday 19th February 2015

The pair have teamed up to kayak 200 miles in two days in the hope of raising money for a charity close to their hearts.

Happy ending for dog starved within two days of death after making miraculous recovery

Wirral Globe:

9:51am Thursday 19th February 2015

American bulldog “Belle” was severely emaciated and weighed just 11.6kg when she was taken to the vets last August.

Teenager arrested in connection with Wirral paintball gun attacks is bailed

Wirral Globe:

3:05pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

The 19-year-old, from Birkenhead, was taken into custody on Monday following an investigation into the incidents, which took place on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 10.

Wirral health club on the market - for a mere £1

Wirral Globe:

1:40pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Richard Birchall plans to retire but wants to make sure staff at Hearts Ladies Health Club - which has a branch in Wallasey and in Crosby - are safe.

Wallasey schoolboy makes his family proud with his passion for fundraising

Wirral Globe:

12:13pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

Luke Folley-Davey, from Wallasey, organised magicians, impressionists, musicians and comedians for the charity night in Bromborough earlier this month.

Chinese New Year marks £70,000 fundraising milestone for West Kirby pupils

Wirral Globe:

10:12am Wednesday 18th February 2015

This year sees the 20th year of fundraising by students at West Kirby Grammar School to improve educational and living facilities in some of China's poorest regions.

Wirral bakers whip up a storm to make 50 birthday wishes come true

Wirral Globe: Carly Hynes, who set up the Wirral branch of Free Cakes for Kids.

9:58am Wednesday 18th February 2015

Free Cakes for Kids Wirral ensures children growing up in difficult circumstances have the chance to blow out the candles on their birthday, something that every child deserves.

Dog chewed through door in search of freedom after being left to starve by Wirral owner

Wirral Globe:

3:25pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

Woodchurch man Sean Lawton was convicted of animal cruelty in his absence by Wirral magistrates, Tuesday, following the discovery of the Staffordshire bull terrier and lurcher cross last October.

Inquiry launched after Wirral woman with terminal brain cancer has to wait TWO HOURS for emergency ambulance to arrive

Wirral Globe:

12:49pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

Husband Andy Shute told the Globe: "I'm absolutely stunned that a patient such as Julie with terminal brain cancer having seizures has to wait over two hours for an ambulance and has to make her own way to hospital because there is still no guarantee one will arrive."

Birkenhead man who starved dog to within 'two days of death' banned from keeping animals for 10 years

Wirral Globe:

3:14pm Monday 16th February 2015

Robert Daniel Murphy was told he would have “most certainly” been sent to prison had his white American bulldog “Belle” not survived.

Bromborough businessman hopes to energise the nation's early morning risers

Wirral Globe:

11:42am Monday 16th February 2015

FUELYOUR10KHOURS was born three years ago when Bromborough dad Jason Kerr and three likeminded colleagues decided it was time to balance their work and family life far better than they had before.

Art loving students put on a show

Wirral Globe:

10:28am Monday 16th February 2015

Pupils at Wirral Hospitals’ School put their talents to good use on Friday when their work went on display for all to see.

Birkenhead man who starved dog to within 'two days of death' to be sentenced today

Wirral Globe:

9:39am Monday 16th February 2015

Robert Daniel Murphy admitted causing unnecessary suffering to his white American bulldog “Belle” when he appeared before Wirral magistrates in December.

VIDEO: Wirral's answer to Billy Elliot needs your help to pursue his dreams

Wirral Globe:

4:07pm Friday 13th February 2015

Nathan Pearce, from West Kirby, started dancing when he was just eight years old and fell in love with the art.

Wirral to launch consultation on future of children's services

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

3:21pm Friday 13th February 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.

Charity champion Ann takes a bold leap of faith for Alzheimer's Society

Wirral Globe:

2:54pm Friday 13th February 2015

A BIG-hearted Birkenhead shop worker is launching herself into her latest fundraising feat – a parachute jump from 10,000 feet.

UPDATED: Mersey Tunnel tolls frozen for this year

Wirral Globe: Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit coins from Mersey tunnel booths could be turned into a public sculpture

12:21pm Friday 13th February 2015

The Combined Regional Authority has voted not to impose a 10p increase on Mersey tunnel tolls.

Wirral's Gogglebox stars prepare to welcome the nation into their home again

Wirral Globe: Wirral's Gogglebox family: Eve, Jay, Viv and Ralf Woerdenweber.

3:12pm Thursday 12th February 2015

The heavy metal and rock loving Woerdenwebers will invite us back in to their Tranmere front room from February 20.

Police introduce temporary 'dispersal zones' aimed at cracking down on anti-social behaviour

Wirral Globe: Scheme could help to reduce arrest rates among street gangs

2:24pm Thursday 12th February 2015

The dispersal zones will be in place in the Bidston Rise area and the precinct area in Liscard, which will include Liscard Way and Liscard Crescent.

Police confirm body found in Leasowe is that of missing Derek Jones

Wirral Globe:

1:30pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Detectives trying to trace Mr Jones, from Leasowe, discovered the body close to Leasowe Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon.

Bromborough care home told to make improvements after being rated 'inadequate' by health watchdog

Wirral Globe:

1:23pm Thursday 12th February 2015

In a report published today, the CQC says incidents had happened at Benham Nursing and Residential Home that had not been reported to the watchdog or the local authority when they should have been.

VOTE: Wirral health chiefs welcome ban on smoking in cars with children

Wirral Globe: Should smoking in cars carrying kids stop? Ban moves closer

12:56pm Thursday 12th February 2015

From October 1, anyone lighting up in a car with a child under 18 present will be breaking the law and could be fined.

Wirral schoolgirl to put pet pooch through her paces at Crufts

Wirral Globe:

11:13am Thursday 12th February 2015

The talented duo will enter a televised arena to demonstrate Daisy’s agility and obedience, as well as 11-year-old Siobhan's ability as a trainer.

Second community meeting to save 'last green space' in Rock Ferry

Wirral Globe:

10:48am Thursday 12th February 2015

A SECOND public meeting to discuss the future of “the last green space” in Rock Ferry takes place this week, with Birkenhead MP Frank Field set to attend.

Road closed following fatal collision in Heswall

Wirral Globe:

7:14pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Emergency services were called to Chester Road at around 5pm today, Wednesday, to a report of a crash between a coach and a car. The driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment where he unfortunately died.

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