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Dog rescued from Heswall mud flats just days after being saved from Romanian killing camp

Wirral Globe:

1:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes received a call from a distressed member of the public on Wednesday evening after spotting the cross-breed dog in difficulty.

Wheels finally roll for Wirral meals service

Wirral Globe:

10:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A CHARITY set up to provide meals on wheels for elderly Wirral residents marked a major milestone by taking to the streets of Bromborough with a collection of vintage prams.

VIDEO: Caldy teenager crowned winner of international singing competition

Wirral Globe:

10:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Bronnie Hughes, from Caldy, was hand-picked by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest to take part in the latest round of his Covers Competition, which has seen her battle it out on YouTube for international exposure.

Zoo's tan-tastic ten raise more than £1,000 by Going Orange

Wirral Globe:

9:49am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The tangerine ten stepped up to the plate to support Chester Zoo’s Go Orange for Orangutans 2014 appeal in which they are encouraging the public to hold orange-themed fundraising activities.

Large scale cannabis farm worth £500k discovered in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe:

7:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The cannabis farm, estimated to be worth half a million pounds, was discovered in a disused community centre.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lyndale always brings a smile to Emma's face

Wirral Globe:

12:44pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SEEING the school bus arrive each morning is just one of the things that makes nine-year-old Emma Smith the happy, friendly and lovable child she is. But that happiness could soon be taken away from Emma if Wirral Council goes ahead with its plans to close the Lyndale School.

Borneo trip leaves Wirral teachers determined to help orangutans in their fight against extinction

Wirral Globe:

10:41am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

David Croucher and wife Sarah were staggered by the huge amount of rainforest which has been razed to the ground as commercial palm oil producers have taken over swathes of the landscape in Borneo.

Fallen tree leads to road closure as Wirral battered by storms

Wirral Globe: road closed sign

2:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Barnston Road is currently closed both ways due to a fallen tree on Storeton Lane, close to the Fox and Hounds.

Partially-sighted Wirral man 'kicked out' of shop after taking guide dog inside

Wirral Globe:

12:31pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

David Bennett had only entered the store with guide dog Norma to ask for directions when he became lost after getting off the bus at the wrong stop in Oxton but was told to "get that dog out of here".

Council plans will keep all street lights on

Wirral Globe:

11:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Wirral Council’s ruling cabinet agreed to invest in new LED-style street lighting when it met earlier this month, with a meeting of full council approving the strategy on Monday.

Teenager burnt by exploding aerosol hopes to highlight fire safety this Bonfire Night

Wirral Globe:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Fourteen-year-old Keegan Morton, from Beechwood, had been playing with friends on community land on Edgemore Close on the evening of November 6 last year.

Wirral teenager arrested for assaulting woman at mayor's ball

Wirral Globe:

3:56pm Monday 20th October 2014

Officers from Merseyside Police were called to the Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa – where the mayor and mayoress of Wirral were holding their ball in aid of the mayor’s special charity appeal - at around 2am on Saturday.

Three people taken to hospital following serious Prenton crash

Wirral Globe:

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following the two vehicle collision, which happened on Woodchurch Road at around 11.30am on Monday.

Chief executive Jeremy Butler leaves Tranmere by 'mutual agreement'

Wirral Globe: Jeremy Butler at Prenton Park this afternoon. Picture: Paul Heaps

12:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

His departure comes just one week after the club sacked manager Rob Edwards after they suffered their seventh loss of the season.

Proposals to slash number of Wirral councillors to be considered by full council

Wirral Globe:

11:55am Monday 20th October 2014

Conservative leader Cllr Jeff Green will tonight call on Wirral Council to consider slashing the number of elected members in a bid to save hundreds of thousands of pounds.

VIDEO: Wirral teenager battles it out in Ryan Seacrest cover final

Wirral Globe:

3:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

Bronnie Hughes, from Caldy, has been hand-picked by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest to take part in the latest round of his Covers Competition

Thousands left without a connection after Sky Broadband system failure

Wirral Globe: What happened to our Sky broadband?

2:18pm Friday 17th October 2014

Customers in Bromborough, Eastham, Birkenhead, Neston, Rock Ferry, Wallasey, Claughton, Caldy, Heswall, Hoylake and Irby are just some of those affected.

Birkenhead man who snapped puppy's legs jailed for six months

Wirral Globe:

12:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

"It involved the most disgusting, brutal violence on a defenceless Staffy pup. It still troubles me to think what he went through physically and mentally. I can only hope that it troubles McCormick for a long, long time." - RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes.

VIDEO: Wirral band's Ape-solutely amazing concert at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe:

3:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Local band Junebug, whose drummer is from Wallasey, will be at the UK’s number one zoo to perform live renditions of their latest double “Ape-side” charity release.

Dog killed by fellow pets while Wirral owner was at work

Wirral Globe: Library image of a German Shepherd

2:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The RSPCA is calling on dog owners to have their pets neutered after the pooch was ripped apart in an horrific attack in Leasowe.

Drugs raid sees Birkenhead home searched

Wirral Globe:

12:39pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE have arrested nine people this morning as part of an operation led by Titan, the Northwest’s regional organised crime unit, tackling large-scale drug supply across the UK.

Capenhurst on MoD shortlist to store radioactive waste from nuclear-powered submarines

Wirral Globe: A nuclear submarine

12:17pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The sites, which are either owned by the MoD or the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, have been named as part of a submarine dismantling project

SPECIAL REPORT: Why leaving Lyndale is not an option for charismatic Scott

Wirral Globe:

11:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

NOT knowing if your child is safe is one of the worst feelings any parent can experience. But that is something mum-of-three Chantelle Smith will have to face each day if the Lyndale School closes.

Police raid uncovers cannabis and guns in Wirral home

Wirral Globe:

3:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police carried out a drugs raid at an address on Thorncroft Drive in Thingwall at around 7.30am on Tuesday and found a quantity of mature cannabis plants, two air guns and a pellet gun.

Dedicated team set up in bid to rid Wirral's streets of illegal fireworks

Wirral Globe:

11:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The group of 20 fire safety technical officers from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are carrying out inspections of stores across the borough.

Investigation launched as Wirral Council found to be following sexually-explicit Twitter account

Wirral Globe:

10:57am Wednesday 15th October 2014

The council, which is no longer following the account, said it is taking the issue “very seriously” and will get to the bottom of how it came to be on their list of followers.

Heartless vandalism will not be tolerated, say police, after Wirral cemetery targeted for second time

Wirral Globe:

10:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Several graves at Flaybrick cemetery were defaced in recent days with offensive messages scrawled across them.

Plane circling Wirral taking part in 'routine' training, says airport

Wirral Globe:

3:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

People on both sides of the Mersey took to Twitter to voice their concerns after they spotted the Easyjet passenger plane flying “extremely low” over the area.

Should Wirral Council replace retiring chief executive?

Wirral Globe:

10:37am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Mr Burgess announced his retirement at Thursday’s cabinet meeting and said he will leave the authority on December 31.

VIDEO: Wirral NHS staff walk out in dispute over pay

Wirral Globe:

11:21am Monday 13th October 2014

Mass demonstrations took place outside Arrowe Park Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital on Monday morning as health workers demanded better conditions from the Government.

Librarian fury at council plans to 'decimate' service

Wirral Globe: Birkenhead Central Library

12:21pm Friday 10th October 2014

The local authority is currently consulting with staff and unions about restructuring departments across the organisation in the hope of reducing employee costs by around £10 million.

Wirral Council chief executive announces retirement

Wirral Globe:

7:04pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Graham Burgess will leave the authority on December 31.

Fatal collision near Runcorn causes traffic delays in Wirral

Wirral Globe: Night time closures of M5 sliproads at Falfield for resurfacing work

3:53pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Two people have been killed in a multiple pile-up on the M56 involving a coach, two HGVs and a car between junction 12 and 14.

VIDEO: Wirral teenager through to second round of Ryan Seacrest cover competition

Wirral Globe:

2:12pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Bronnie Hughes, from Caldy, has been hand-picked by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest to take part in the latest round of his Covers Competition

Wirral mum's quest for a vest to give daughter a better future

Wirral Globe:

11:25am Thursday 9th October 2014

After spending her first few months in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, cystic fibrosis (CF) sufferer Savannah-Leigh Walker faces a constant battle against infection.

VIDEO: Tornado spotted above Wirral motorway

Wirral Globe:

11:18am Thursday 9th October 2014

Video footage posted on YouTube shows the twister forming close to junction 6 at Vauxhall Motors.

Snowdon challenge for Wallasey cyclist who broke back in crash

Wirral Globe:

2:03pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Doctors told Ian Seymour that it was a miracle he wasn’t paralysed after a horrific cycling crash in May.

Wirral guide dog owner takes the plunge with giants of the deep

Wirral Globe:

10:53am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Lynette Proctor was joined by Kerry Singleton from Warrington when she took on the challenge to dive with sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium on Monday.

Police launch crackdown on motorbike theft

Wirral Globe:

3:50pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Neighbourhood Inspector Duncan Swan said the force has seen an increase in the number of reports of motorbike thefts in the last three months which in turn have led to reports of anti-social behaviour increasing.

International recognition for Wirral school as it brings the world into the classroom

Wirral Globe:

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

The Kingsway Academy – formerly Wallasey School - is celebrating receiving the prestigious International School Award.

Campaigners fight to save Wirral sailing school from cost-saving privatisation plans

Wirral Globe:

2:08pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Wirral Council is currently consulting on whether to transfer day-to-day operations of the facility at Marine Lake to another organisation.

Court backs Wirral Council’s alleyways action

Wirral Globe:

1:03pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

The prosecutions came after evidence was gathered in Birkenhead, Wallasey and New Ferry by Wirral’s Waste Investigation Unit acting on complaints from members of the public.

Sentencing of Birkenhead man who snapped puppy's legs delayed

Wirral Globe: Wirral Magistrates Court

10:37am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Stefan McCormick, of Devonshire Road, was due to appear at Wirral magistrates court on Monday morning after admitting the brutal attack on his Staffordshire bull terrier, Ty.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lyndale is first choice for Emily

Wirral Globe:

3:40pm Monday 6th October 2014

"The way I see it, a parent should have the right to decide which school their child goes to. We chose Lyndale.” - Mike Bennett, Emily's uncle.

Wirral charity recognised in national waterway awards

Wirral Globe:

12:11pm Monday 6th October 2014

Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust was one of nine projects based along the Northwest’s canals and rivers to receive awards at the 2014 national Living Waterways Awards.

Wirral Autistic Society in final push to raise funds for new build

Wirral Globe:

11:48am Monday 6th October 2014

The society is constructing the state-of-the-art living accommodation for people with severe autism in the grounds of Raby Hall.

Firefighters issue carbon monoxide warning after New Ferry incident

Wirral Globe:

11:31am Monday 6th October 2014

The warning comes after Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service was called to a property near New Ferry Road, New Ferry on Sunday morning after the activation of a carbon monoxide alarm.

Wirral guide dog owner takes the plunge as she swims with sharks for charity

Wirral Globe:

10:43am Monday 6th October 2014

Until guide dog Pippa entered her life 18 months ago, 26-year-old Lynette was unable to leave the house on her own for two years.

Teenager arrested following vicious attack on Hoylake woman

Wirral Globe:

10:42am Monday 6th October 2014

Kayla Branscombe, from Hoylake, was the victim of an outrageous assault as she and her boyfriend walked through Moreton in the early hours of Sunday, September 28.

Councillor welcomes street light 'u-turn'

Wirral Globe: Battle to keep street lights on

4:55pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

In a report to next week’s meeting of Wirral Council’s ruling cabinet recommends the authority invests into new LED style street lighting.


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