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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 not caused by Wirral Council cuts

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.

Plans to stop filling 200 grit bins could leave Wirral's most vulnerable at risk

Wirral Globe: Sutton Council cuts the grit

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A councillor warned elderly people could become “housebound” as the local authority considers not filling 198 grit bins across the borough,

Wirral Council to identify ten sites for Gypsies and Travellers

Wirral Globe: Darlington's Honeypot Lane gypsy caravan site.

10:10am Friday 12th September 2014

The local authority’s ruling cabinet approved the move on Thursday after a Merseyside-wide assessment found there was a need for “six permanent and four transit pitches” in the borough by 2018.

Council says hospitals should be warned of an increase in accidents if school crossing patrols are reduced

Wirral Globe: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

2:36pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The astonishing admission - made in Wirral Council’s own budget consultation document - was branded as 'abhorrent' today

UPDATED: Fight to save Lyndale continues as opposition councillors call on cabinet to think again

Wirral Globe: Lyndale parents do not want the school to close

11:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

Heartache, anger and a sense of betrayal were felt by parents and staff at the Lyndale School after Wirral Council ruled it was in the childrens’ best interests to close it down.

Wirral mums wanted for hit TV series 'One Born Every Minute'

Wirral Globe: BOIL SOME WATER: On the maternity ward at Leeds General Infirmary, in One Born Every Minute

11:41am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The seventh series of the BAFTA-award winning show will be filmed at Liverpool Women’s Hospital this October, and its producers are urging mums-to-be from Wirral to come forward.

MP calls for Wirral health chiefs to 'step aside' after critical inquiry

Wirral Globe: FRANK FIELD MP: Incensed at closures

10:19am Wednesday 10th September 2014

INFLUENTIAL Birkenhead MP Frank Field has called for two Wirral health chiefs to “step aside” while the organisation is rebuilt following a critical review into its leadership and performance.

Leasowe allotment founders hope sense of community spirit will grow

Wirral Globe:

4:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

It has taken close to five years to bring Leasowe Community Allotments CIC to fruition after it was first mooted by former Leasowe and Moreton East councillor Ian Lewis back in 2011.

Funding sees launch of new Wirral trampolining project for people with autism

Wirral Globe:

3:14pm Monday 8th September 2014

A grant of £187,896 from Sport England’s Inclusive Fund means Wirral Autistic Society is now able to take 70 adults each week to take part in Autism Ability – a new trampolining and gymnastics scheme.

UPDATED: Libraries, school crossing patrols and youth centres at risk as Wirral Council publishes plans to save £18m

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

12:47pm Monday 8th September 2014

Wirral has already identified around £15.5m of savings through a “radical” transformation of how it operates, something Mr Burgess says will “limit the impact on frontline services”.

Birkenhead man charged following knifepoint robbery in Bebington

Wirral Globe: Jozeph Williams, of Victoria Road, Wallasey, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court yesterday

11:48am Friday 5th September 2014

Michael John Davies, from Church Road, is charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article and will appear before magistrates today, Friday.

Rail union welcomes 'u-turn' on Merseyrail cuts

Wirral Globe: Travel disruption on Northern Line after person is hit by train

11:21am Friday 5th September 2014

UNION leaders have welcomed what they deem a “u-turn” by Merseyrail as the rail provider says no peak time trains will be axed next spring.

Heartbreak as cabinet votes unanimously to close Lyndale

Wirral Globe:

8:45pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A statutory consultation will now take place but parents say they will not give up the fight to save their school.

Wirral's Gogglebox stars open their doors in Birkenhead town centre

Wirral Globe:

4:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

While the Woerdenweber family waits for the next series of the show to start next month, Viv and Eve have opened a two-in-one business in St Werburgh’s Square at the Pyramids Shopping Centre.

Wirral veterans take a stand against council leisure scheme cuts

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall

12:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

An e-petition, set up by a group of Wirral veterans, calls on the authority to change their minds.

Birkenhead man arrested following Bebington armed robbery

Wirral Globe:

5:07pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Merseyside Police arrested the 38-year-old Wednesday in connection with the robbery at R Late Stores in Bebington on Sunday night.

Pensioner faces court over possession of 4,000 indecent images of children

Wirral Globe: Jozeph Williams, of Victoria Road, Wallasey, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court yesterday

4:37pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

James Marland, of Alfred Road, Prenton, denied downloading the images – which range from category A to category C – when he appeared before Wirral magistrates on Wednesday afternoon.

Wirral man faces court over historic sex abuse

Wirral Globe: Jozeph Williams, of Victoria Road, Wallasey, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court yesterday

4:35pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Kevin Hughes, of Ford Way, Upton, appeared before Wirral magistrates on Wednesday where he faced four charges of indecent assault.

Cammell Laird shipyard workers set to strike over pay dispute

Wirral Globe:

4:02pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Trade union GMB says 560 workers at the Birkenhead shipyard have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of a strike.

VIDEO: Headteacher blasts cruel thugs who spray-painted animals after setting fire to Wirral school farm

Wirral Globe:

1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

ANIMALS were spray painted and wounded as cruel thugs set fire to a school farm causing £2,000 worth of damage.

Peak-time trains will not be cut, says Merseyrail

Wirral Globe: Travel disruption on Northern Line after person is hit by train

10:21am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MERSEYRAIL has denied that it will be axing peak-hour trains as the region’s biggest rail union claims to have uncovered “secret proposals” to do just that.

Victory Hall to host themed open day

Wirral Globe:

9:10am Sunday 31st August 2014

Upton Victory Hall was founded in 1919 by local residents including returning soldiers, who also created the town’s war memorial, which now stands outside Upton Library.

Contraband cigarettes seized after tip-offs from public

Wirral Globe: Selling illicit cigarettes led to fines

2:26pm Friday 29th August 2014

ILLEGAL cigarettes and tobacco have been discovered at a shop in Ellesmere Port following a tip off from the public.

Further cuts to frontline policing will see public 'feel the consequences', warns police commissioner

Wirral Globe: Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy

1:02pm Friday 29th August 2014

Jane Kennedy says the Government’s “reckless programme of cuts” will see Merseyside Police unable to deliver the same level of service residents expect and deserve.

Future of Lyndale School to be decided tonight

Wirral Globe: Lyndale parents do not want the school to close

PARENTS of pupils at a Wirral special needs school are hoping their summer of anguish will come to an end tonight as councillors decide whether the facility should be closed.

Council leader takes action to protect play area

Wirral Globe:

7:40am Friday 29th August 2014

Councillor Phil Davies has opposed the development - which would see grassland at the top of Simpson Street and Parkfield Avenue turned into a car park.

Search and rescue service needs you to help keep Merseyside safe

Wirral Globe:

4:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Merseyside Lowland Search and Rescue was formed last July and aims to establish, equip, train and run a search and rescue team to serve the communities of Merseyside’s inland areas.

Puppy's legs snapped by Wirral man, magistrates are told

Wirral Globe: Wirral Magistrates' Court

3:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

"I'm grateful that we are finally getting towards the end of one of the most horrific and brutal cases I have ever dealt with." - RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes.

UPDATED: 700 ‘Port Sunlight Volunteers’ ready for the Great Send Off today

Wirral Globe:

8:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

A SEVEN hundred strong army of volunteers will today recreate the time hundreds of factory staff in Port Sunlight marched from their homes to enlist for service in the First World War.

Wirral's female workers struggling on low pay

Wirral Globe: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

10:23am Thursday 28th August 2014

Union bosses are calling for more to be done to tackle the problem of in-work poverty, as figures released by the North West Trades Union Congress (TUC) paint a dire picture of low paid part-time work for women across the region.

Two-year-old found in Wirral park returned to mother

Wirral Globe:

4:45pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Merseyside Police was called to Pensby Park on Tuesday after a member of the public found the child alone.

Storm as Labour newspaper claims to expose 'Tory lies' about future of Hilbre Island

Wirral Globe:

3:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The “West Wirral Herald” was distributed throughout Hoylake and West Kirby. Conservative MP Esther McVey branded assertions made in the publication “as low as politics can get”.

Motorway lane closure after car flips on M53

Wirral Globe: Man dies in accident on M53 near Bebington

2:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway, just before junction five for Eastham, at 1.35pm today.


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