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SPENDING REVIEW: 'Relief' as Chancellor protects police budget and abandons £4.4bn cuts to tax credits

Wirral Globe: Chancellor George Osborne. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

3:27pm Wednesday 25th November 2015

Police budgets in England and Wales are to be protected in real terms, George Osborne said in today's Spending Review.

More than 1,000 people call on Wirral Council to scrap 'damaging' plans to re-open Hamilton Square on all four sides

Wirral Globe:

11:34am Wednesday 25th November 2015

Local residents and businesses have objected to the scheme, fearing it will damage the local economy by stripping essential facilities like convenient parking and ruining the peaceful environment.

Heswall to transform into winter wonderland for four-day Christmas festival, complete with its very own ice rink

Wirral Globe:

10:04am Wednesday 25th November 2015

With carols, music, dancing, Christmas lights and Santa Claus himself, there will be something for all the family to get involved with.

Wirral mum hopes to raise awareness of autism with new book

Wirral Globe:

11:32am Tuesday 24th November 2015

A Wirral mum whose life was put on hold while she fought for her autistic son’s education hopes to raise awareness of the hidden disability with the launch of her new book.

Wirral man slapped with £60 'littering' fine after bookmark falls from his book has penalty quashed after Globe intervention

Wirral Globe:

6:10am Tuesday 24th November 2015

David said he was “infuriated” to receive the fine which oddly states it was issued for a dropped cigarette end. He doesn't smoke.

Wirral mum's protest at council's decision to withdraw autistic son's home to school transport

Wirral Globe:

3:58pm Monday 23rd November 2015

From January, Lisa Whittle and many other parents across the borough will have to find an alternative way to get their children to school as Wirral Council removes special needs transport for those not meeting new criteria.

Wirral's Autism Together refuse to be defeated by thieves after garden centre broken into for third time

Wirral Globe:

1:56pm Monday 23rd November 2015

“At this time of year we are supposed to be focussing on Christmas. Instead, we’re boarding up windows and installing extra security."

Wirral man slapped with £60 littering fine after bookmark falls from his book on windy day in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe:

11:10am Monday 23rd November 2015

David said he was “infuriated” to receive the fine which oddly states it was issued for a dropped cigarette end. He doesn't smoke.

Bebington High's 'inspirational' Peter Fearon named 'Teacher of the Year' at annual Educate Awards

Wirral Globe:

7:30am Saturday 21st November 2015

The Observatory School in Bidston, Clare Mount Specialist Sports College and Kilgarth School were also praised on the night.

MISSING: Police becoming increasingly concerned for Wallasey man Gary Cotgrave

Wirral Globe:

1:39pm Friday 20th November 2015

The 57-year-old has been missing from his home on Seabank Road, Wallasey since Sunday, November 15 November. He was last seen at 6pm in the Clairville pub in Liscard.

Free parking in Wirral on 'Small Business Saturday' announced as 'Free After 3' given the go-ahead by council

Wirral Globe: Council parking profits top £1.3m

10:37am Friday 20th November 2015

The local authority is supporting the national "Small Business Saturday" campaign by making car parking in any council-operated space completely free of charge Saturday, December 5.

Wirral Council approves devolution but not without expressing concerns over 'imperfect' deal

Wirral Globe:

7:12pm Thursday 19th November 2015

WIRRAL'S leaders have approved a multi-million pound devolution deal - despite "having a gun held to their head" on the introduction of a metro mayor.

Wirral MP warns 'NHS as we know it will cease to exist' in five years unless service is given more money

Wirral Globe: Frank Field

4:06pm Thursday 19th November 2015

In a dramatic speech to the King’s Fund today, Mr Field claimed the health service is “under pressure the like of which has never been witnessed before”.

Wirral Foodbank use drops but more than 4,800 people still turning to charity for help as they struggle to make ends meet

Wirral Globe:

12:48pm Thursday 19th November 2015

Wirral Foodbank, which has 14 distribution centres across the borough, helped 4,829 people between April and September this year.

Wallasey guide dog user shortlisted for prestigious award

Wirral Globe:

3:45pm Wednesday 18th November 2015

After seeing first-hand the life-changing impact that Pippa has had on Lynette’s life, a friend nominated the partnership under the “Life Changing” category at the Guide Dog of the Year Awards, held in London in December.

Anglers urged to 'leave only their footprints' after discarded fishing hook gets stuck near Wirral dog's heart

Wirral Globe:

10:14am Wednesday 18th November 2015

“We would encourage all local anglers to leave only their footprints after fishing and not just remove their own items but contribute to keeping our coastlines safe and beautiful by removing any other litter they come across."

Wirral blogger and design couple nominated for prestigious award for championing curves

Wirral Globe:

1:50pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

Betty Pamper, from West Kirby, is up for best plus size blog and best plus size fashion blog, while husband Nicky Rockets is nominated for best designer for his work on his plus size t-shirt business.

Plans to create a 'Healthy Wirral' set in motion after borough receives £3.4m in extra funding

Wirral Globe: SELF CARE: Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to take control of their health and wellbeing this winter.

9:51am Tuesday 17th November 2015

The funding boost comes after Wirral was successful in bidding to achieve “Vanguard” status by NHS England.

Tranmere Rovers back Wirral autistic charity's campaign against 'mate crime'

Wirral Globe:

3:15pm Monday 16th November 2015

'Mate crime' is the bullying of vulnerable people such as those with autism by their so-called friends and something Autism Together - formerly Wirral Autistic Society - is calling on communities to take a stand against.

Wirral councillors to hold talks on devolution deal - with plans to build UK's first 'tidal lagoon' off Merseyside coast

Wirral Globe:

1:01pm Monday 16th November 2015

The lagoon is one of the more unexpected aspects in the list of "asks" to Government...

4 things to see at this year's Chester Arts Fair

Wirral Globe:

11:27am Monday 16th November 2015

The fourth annual Chester Arts Fair launches this weekend and there's plenty to do and see for all the family.

Wirral Thai boxer triumphs to become world champion

Wirral Globe:

10:18am Monday 16th November 2015

Joe Ryan, from West Kirby, was handed the prestigious belt during the championships in Spain at the start of November.

PICTURES: Liscard lights up for Christmas

Wirral Globe:

9:43am Monday 16th November 2015

Hundreds of people packed into Liscard on Saturday to see the new Christmas lights switched on and the unveiling of a 30ft tree.

Wallasey man charged in connection of death of PC Dave Phillips

Wirral Globe:

4:23pm Friday 13th November 2015

Glen Nicholas Campbell Jones, of Wheatland Lane, has been charged with assisting an offender.

Ellesmere Port pair banned from owning animals for 10 years after leaving rabbit to starve to death

Wirral Globe:

3:03pm Friday 13th November 2015

Clive Bird, 50 and Samantha Bird, 43, of Lime Street, were each given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, when they appeared at Chester Magistrates' Court today, Friday.

Wirral dog left needing dangerous operation after discarded fishing hook became lodged near her heart

Wirral Globe:

11:21am Friday 13th November 2015

Evelyn Moir had been walking Jack Russell “Nell” along the beach at the popular seaside resort last Thursday morning when something took the dog’s fancy.

Government accused of 'not caring' about cuts to policing by Merseyside commissioner Jane Kennedy

Wirral Globe:

10:48am Wednesday 11th November 2015

While no decisions have yet been made regarding police budgets for the next four years, Ms Kennedy says Ministers are dismissing local concerns, adding that "this Government either doesn't understand or doesn't care".

VIDEO: Wirral families given a helping hand caring for man's best friend this winter

Wirral Globe:

10:22am Wednesday 11th November 2015

Wirral's RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes visited the Charles Thompson Mission on Tuesday, armed with advice and dog food, and gave those in need a helping hand when it comes to looking after man's best friend this winter.

Bromborough motocross champ Harvey races to the top - claiming 33 trophies in just seven months

Wirral Globe:

2:30pm Tuesday 10th November 2015

Seven-year-old Harvey Jackson, from Bromborough, took his first venture in to the world of motocross in April after having a go on a friend’s bike.

Merseyrail to run Boxing Day trains for first time in its history

Wirral Globe:

5:04pm Monday 9th November 2015

The decision bucks the national trend, with Merseyside leading the way on a day that traditionally sees only a handful of rail services operating across Britain.

Liscard Christmas: Town prepares for Xmas for the second time this year

Wirral Globe:

11:00am Saturday 14th November 2015

Hundreds of people are expected to pack into Liscard on Saturday to see the new Christmas lights switched on and the unveiling of new decorations.

85-year-old Wirral cycling enthusiast Sylvia aims to cycle 1,000 miles by April

Wirral Globe:

3:30pm Monday 9th November 2015

Sylvia Briercliffe, from Eastham, started her fundraising challenge in April and has already completed 852 miles on her bike ‘Etty’.

Dozens pay tribute to the eight million horses killed in WWI

Wirral Globe:

1:39pm Monday 9th November 2015

On a weekend of reflection and remembrance, close to 100 people turned out in Thornton Hough to pay their respects to the animals that lost their lives in the conflict.

UPDATED: Wirral baby born weighing less than two pounds defeats the odds to celebrate his first birthday

Wirral Globe:

1:04pm Monday 9th November 2015

Parents Carlo and Sarah Cucchi, from Heswall, were terrified when their son - also named Carlo - was born at just 24 weeks last November, weighing a tiny 1lb 6oz.

West Kirby pub one of 34 being sold by owners JD Wetherspoon

Wirral Globe:

12:25pm Monday 9th November 2015

Regulars of the Dee Hotel contacted the Globe with concerns over its future, including whether the bar will be open to non-residents if it is sold to a hotel company, and the safety of jobs.

Ceremony to take place to remember Merseyside's road death victims

Wirral Globe: Tributes paid to "gentle giant" killed in head-on crash

8:30am Sunday 8th November 2015

More than 25 remembrance services will take place across the UK, co-ordinated by RoadPeace, as part of a global movement to remember lives lost and broken on our roads.

PICTURES and VIDEO: Chester Zoo's amazing sengis make their first appearance

Wirral Globe:

2:33pm Friday 6th November 2015

The tiny sengis - also known as round-eared elephant-shrews - were born at the zoo during the summer in a special behind-the-scenes breeding facility.

83-year-old man dies following crash in Bidston

Wirral Globe: Suspect's getaway car rams into police vehicle

2:12pm Friday 6th November 2015

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision, which happened on Hoylake Road at its junction with Worcester Road at around 3pm on Sunday.

VIDEO: Poignant 'Weeping Window' poppies on display in Liverpool this weekend

Wirral Globe:

12:10pm Friday 6th November 2015

Weeping Window is a section of the artwork showcased in the capital last year and is a tribute to the fallen in World War One.

Wirral courts convict 18 people for not paying fines issued as part of council's 'zero-tolerance' crackdown on littering

Wirral Globe: WHAT A MESS: Litter strewn across New Brighton shoreline

11:41am Friday 6th November 2015

In total, 18 cases were dealt with at Wirral Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, with two people pleading guilty by letter and the other 16 found guilty in their absence.

Wirral firefighters called to 17 fires caused by anti-social behaviour on Bonfire Night

Wirral Globe: The bonfire with the winning Guy Fawkes on top just after it was lit

10:15am Friday 6th November 2015

A further 34 were in Liverpool, 12 in St Helens, nine in Sefton and seven in Knowsley.

MISSING: Have you seen Bernie the beagle?

Wirral Globe:

3:58pm Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Four-year-old Bernie, a white and tan beagle, went missing while out for a walk in Dibbinsdale Woods at around 5pm on Sunday, October 11.

Wirral father's anger as council 'jeopardises' son's education by 'terminating' post 16 provision - and then re-instating it four weeks later

Wirral Globe:

2:10pm Tuesday 3rd November 2015

"At a stroke the future education of some very vulnerable pupils, most of whom have long-term health problems, had been jeopardised. Their future educational development had been put at risk and they had suffered blatant and unacceptable discrimination.”

19 stunning photographs of an autumnal Wirral

Wirral Globe:

10:49am Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Take a look at our pick of the best photos of Wirral at autumn time.

Chance to see progress of multi-million pound Hoylake golf resort

Wirral Globe:

11:43am Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The sessions will give Hoylake and West Kirby residents the chance to find out how the scheme has moved forward since Jack Nicklaus was announced as the development partner in July.

Calls to Merseyside's emergency services soar over Halloween weekend - one person dialled 999 after choking on plastic vampire fangs

Wirral Globe:

4:28pm Monday 2nd November 2015

Each year, ambulance and fire crews see a rise in calls on Halloween or “Mischief Night” but this year saw NWAS receive an increase of 13%  compared to the previous weekend and an increase of 20% for life-threatening calls.

Merseyside falls silent for Wirral policeman Dave Phillips

Wirral Globe:

4:50pm Monday 2nd November 2015

Scores of uniformed officers from police forces across the country marched behind the hearse as it was led through Liverpool to the Anglican Cathedral.

RE-READ: Funeral of Wirral policeman Dave Phillips

Wirral Globe:

9:41am Monday 2nd November 2015

The funeral of Wirral policeman Dave Phillips takes place at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral today.

Memorial Service for Wirral policeman David Phillips at Chester Cathedral

Wirral Globe:

4:45pm Friday 30th October 2015

The officer will be mentioned in the intercessions by the Reverend Lyndon Bannon, who is Assistant Priest at Christchurch, Willaston, and candles will be lit in the constable’s memory.

Bonfire Night 2015: Wirral teenager's injuries highlighted in safety campaign film

Wirral Globe:

4:00am Sunday 1st November 2015

The film was influenced by the story of 15-year-old Keegan Morton, from Beechwood, who was badly burned when an aerosol can was thrown onto a bonfire.

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