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

Wirral Globe:

12:53pm Thursday 2nd 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

UPDATED: Motorists stuck in Wallasey tunnel after rush hour crash causes exit closure

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Tunnel

9:57am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Vehicles were not being allowed to enter the tunnel but those already in the tunnel were stuck inside.

EXCLUSIVE: Two 10-year-old schoolgirls locked in Wirral library after staff went home

Wirral Globe:

4:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Ten-year-olds Amber Piercy and Millie O’Reilly, from Wallasey, had gone to Seacombe Library on Tuesday afternoon when they found themselves trapped inside with no way of getting out.

Alarming increase in Wirral suicides

Wirral Globe: Employers urged to attend session on bereavement and suicide

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Figures from the House of Commons Library show the numbers of suicides are consistently higher for men, who accounted for 67 suicides in Wirral between 2009 and 2012, compared to 18 for women.

Lorry driver arrested following fatal M53 crash released on bail

Wirral Globe:

9:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 51-year-old man died and his partner and front seat passenger was left in a serious condition with back injuries following two separate collisions on the motorway in Wirral on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Education Secretary to keep a close eye on Lyndale as decision to close is examined this week

Wirral Globe:

10:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AS parents of a Wirral special needs school prepare to make a final stand against its closure, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said she will “look into” the case.

Reuben's uncle embarks on marathon fundraiser for Alder Hey

Wirral Globe:

4:35pm Monday 29th September 2014

Shane Bryan and best friend Siobhan Crofts have signed up for the 13-mile race at Birkenhead Park in the hope of saying a massive thank you to the staff who treated Shane’s 16-month-old nephew Reuben Reynolds.

Communities pull together for Macmillan's biggest coffee morning

Wirral Globe:

3:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s largest annual fundraising event and raised a record £20m last year to help people affected by cancer.

Schoolboy confronted by man in van as he cycled home in Wallasey

Wirral Globe:

3:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

Police appealing for witnesses after the driver of the Transit begab shouting at the boy as he cycled along Poulton Road at around 3.30pm on Wednesday.

Former Wirral student's animal magic

Wirral Globe:

12:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

Nikki Johnson may have studied for a degree in “human” psychology but she soon realised that it was animals that she really wanted to understand instead.

Vandal-hit nursery calls on community for support

Wirral Globe:

11:03am Monday 29th September 2014

The vandals managed to climb onto the roof of Jack and Jill Day Nursery, based in Seacombe’s Children Centre, over the weekend and smashed several windows.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Guide dog attacked during training with young Birkenhead owner

Wirral Globe:

8:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

Visually-impaired Karl Thompson, who has autism and epilepsy, was walking along Norman Street with his guide dog Ozzie whenn it was attacked by a West Highland Terrier.

Celtic Roots prepares for Irish Coastal Festival

Wirral Globe: Chance for Wirral communities to tune in to Celtic roots

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

In recognition and celebration of the links we have with Ireland, Celtic Roots Community Music Academy will be running a series of musical workshops for all members of the community.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lyndale is a place of safety for sweetheart Robinson

Wirral Globe:

7:40am Monday 29th September 2014

Sending a poorly child is the last thing any parents wants to do, especially when that child suffers seizures. But mother-of-three Maureen Fearon, from New Brighton, knows her eight-year-old son Robinson is in safe hands when she sends him to the Lyndale School each morning.

Wirral roofer fined for breaking safety rules

Wirral Globe:

2:33pm Friday 26th September 2014

Ronald Steven King and two other men were seen on the roof of a detached house without any measures in place to prevent them being injured in a fall.

Head shave duo raise money for charity helping 12-year-old Wirral schoolgirl

Wirral Globe:

2:19pm Friday 26th September 2014

South Wirral High School pupil Abbie Major, from Eastham, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the start of the summer.

Wirral South MP says UK must stop Islamic militants

Wirral Globe:

1:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

The Government plans to have the RAF join air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and a vote will be taken in the House at 5pm.

Wirral mum's Halloween ball in aid of birthday fundraising mission

Wirral Globe:

4:56pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Tanya Hook, from Rock Ferry, launched her “40 before 40” campaign shortly before her 36th birthday in a bid to raise £10,000 for Radio City’s Cash for Kids.

Restaurant celebrates 25 years at the top

Wirral Globe:

4:24pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor has been awarded a Michelin star for the 25th year in a row.

Online racism will not be tolerated, say police


3:57pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Cheshire Police is warning users that they may be investigated for posting any messages which are racist or contain religious material.

Three youths appear in court over £300,000 Wirral cemetery vandalism

Wirral Globe:

2:31pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Police arrested the three youths earlier this year following an investigation into the vandalism of more than 100 graves and memorials at Flaybrick Hill Cemetery, on Tollemache Road, Bidston on May 22.

Decision on Eastham 'energy-from-waste' plant expected today

Wirral Globe: An artists impression of the proposed energy from waste plant.

9:28am Thursday 25th September 2014

Wirral planning committee is due to discuss Biossense's scheme to construct an "energy-from-waste" plant when it meets today, Thursday.

Time to spread some Global warming!

Wirral Globe: Stars come out to support Wirral Golden Globes Awards!

4:16pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

IT’S time to nominate your unsung hero for Wirral’s Golden Globe Awards.

Wirral charity sets its sights on tackling Britain's reading crisis

Wirral Globe: Share-a-Story week launches in Croydon

2:17pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Local group Beanstalk is part of a new coalition campaign to get all children reading well by age 11 by 2025.

A good innings for Ken as he celebrates 100th birthday

Wirral Globe:

11:38am Wednesday 24th September 2014

With his wife Edna, who celebrated her 99th birthday last Sunday, and surrounded by friends of all generations, Ken enjoyed an afternoon tea and his life story was told.

First World War commemoration festival set to take to the New Brighton stage

Wirral Globe:

11:11am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Writers, poets and performers come together in New Brighton next month as part of a Festival of War Peace Remembrance aimed at showcasing drama, music and dance.

Decision to cut leisure services for Armed Forces upheld by councillors in Wirral

Wirral Globe:

10:16am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The decision, made by Wirral’s ruling cabinet in July, was blasted by those who use the scheme, who claimed it takes “discrimination of veterans to a new level” and targets those who have served to protect our freedom.

Woodchurch pupils brew up in memory of much-loved teacher

Wirral Globe:

3:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Year Two teacher Sherida Cotgrave passed away last February after battling with cancer. She was only 38.

It's a dog's life for pet shop pooch Kody

Wirral Globe:

3:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

When she isn’t helping herself to a treat, 50kg Kody enjoys helping owners Janie and Kris Fagan to clean out the animals and put out the stock – she especially enjoys cleaning out the reptiles and rabbits.

Decision to cut leisure service for Armed Forces to be examined

Wirral Globe:

11:21am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The decision to approve the controversial scheme change has been “called-in” by Wallasey Conservative Cllr Paul Hayes and will be discussed by the council’s co-ordinating committee today, Tuesday.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Lyndale is a second home to Alex and friends

Wirral Globe:

2:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

LIKE most children, Alex Brie loves nothing more than playing with his toys, big cuddles and having fun. But eight-year-old Alex is one of more than 25 Wirral pupils in the middle of a passionate campaign to keep his school open.

Police investigation underway after man found unconscious in Birkenhead street

Wirral Globe:

9:56am Monday 22nd September 2014

The road remains closed between Claughton Road and Bentinck Street while an examination of the area is carried out.

Wirral student raises vital funds in memory of Eastham teeanger Sophie Jones

Wirral Globe: Sophie Jones, 19, lost her fight with cervical cancer on Saturday morning after being diagnosed in November.

2:28pm Friday 19th September 2014

Eighteen-year-old Elyse Bennett inspired fellow students at St Mary’s Catholic College to create a showcase of drama, vocal and musical talent and filled the school’s theatre to raise more than £400 for Cancer Research.

VIDEO: CCTV appeal following violent and unprovoked Hoylake assault

Wirral Globe: Police officers injured carrying out drugs raid in Wirral

2:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE have issued CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to following an assault at a bar in Hoylake earlier this year.

Community champion Alice recognised for dedicating 25 years to charity

Wirral Globe:

2:09pm Friday 19th September 2014

Alice Cavanagh, who works as an operative at Moreton-based food producer Premier Bands, was named Community Champion at the prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards.

Uncertain future of popular urban farm

Wirral Globe:

12:32pm Friday 19th September 2014

Rumours have been circulating on social media, claiming Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm in Birkenhead is to close on Saturdays after losing a ranger.

Round of applause as Wirral mum gives birth in Arrowe Park Hospital reception

Wirral Globe:

“Mum Riane may have felt overwhelmed at hearing a round of applause when Elsie suddenly arrived, but with the public sharing this moment, it means they have been part of something special. I’m sure no one will ever forget how beautiful baby Elsie arrived" - midwifery director.

Police appeal for help in finding missing Wirral man

Wirral Globe:

8:35am Friday 19th September 2014

David Horn, aged 47, was last seen at his home in New Ferry by his parents on Friday, September 12.

UPDATED: Wirral pensioner dies after collision with lamppost

Wirral Globe: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The man, believed to be his late 60s or early 70s, was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital following the collision on Mill Lane,Oxton, at around 8.15am today, Thursday.

Wirral Council to look again at parking charges

Wirral Globe: Council parking profits top £1.3m

12:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Wirral Council “rationalised” car parking charges across the peninsula in April 2013. But a new report recommends the council rethink such charges and calls for a banding structure to be introduced instead.

VIDEO: Globe reporter catches the bus - blindfolded

Wirral Globe:

2:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Globe senior reporter Emma Rigby spent nearly two hours without sight in an event organised by Guide Dogs Liverpool in an attempt to raise awareness of the challenges faced by blind or partially-sighted people on a daily basis.

Wirral mums take to the skies to raise funds for Alder Hey

Wirral Globe:

10:54am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Michelle Finnigan, from New Brighton, will be joined by her 67-year-old mother-in-law when she jumps out of a plane from the dizzying heights of 10,000 ft to raise funds for a charity close to her heart.

New Wirral mum put signs of leukaemia down to post-pregnancy aches

Wirral Globe: Melissa Lawson with her two-year-old son Michael

4:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

When new mum Melissa Lawson, from Moreton, spotted bruises on her legs she simply put it down to her newborn son gently pinching her skin.

Dramatic rise in allegations of inappropriate behaviour against professionals working with Wirral children

Wirral Globe: Law firm urges historic abuse victims to come forward

1:42pm Monday 15th September 2014

Shocking figures show 179 allegations of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, or neglect, of children by workers were made to Wirral Safeguarding Children Board in 2013.

Variety show in memory of Olivia Rae set to raise funds for Wirral's creative souls

Wirral Globe: Olivia Rae

11:54am Monday 15th September 2014

Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett was just 17-years-old when she died in January 2011 after contracting the H1N1 swine flu virus and a secondary bacterial infection.

Wirral jobs at risk as Phones4u falls into administration

Wirral Globe:

10:14am Monday 15th September 2014

The company, which operates 550 standalone stores across the UK, including in Birkenhead and Wallasey, faces an uncertain future after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

Wirral children's centres to be cut as part of council cost-saving measures

Wirral Globe:

9:58am Monday 15th September 2014

Wirral Council plans to reduce the borough’s 16 centres to four “hubs", along with another four retained for outreach provision.

Questions asked after Lyndale School site is valued at £2.7m

Wirral Globe: Lyndale parents, pictured at this year's Wirral Coastal Walk, do not want the school to close.

3:47pm Friday 12th September 2014

QUESTIONS have been asked  over the valuation of a special needs school currently earmarked for closure.

Wirral mum gives fashionistas of the future the chance to set the trend

Wirral Globe:

2:48pm Friday 12th September 2014

Mother-of-one Kathryn Saunders hopes that getting young customers more involved in her Polka.Dot.Nation clothing range will add to the fun and funky element of her style.

Wirral Council leader campaigns to cut dog-fouling

Wirral Globe:

11:06am Friday 12th September 2014

Cllr Davies said he plans on “building on the success” of the Hamilton Square scheme to roll out a similar campaign across the borough as soon as funds are available.


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