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Chief fire officer Dan Stephens responds to Greasby concerns

Wirral Globe: Chief fire officer Dan Stephens

11:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

"The not insignificant numbers of people who have approached me following both of the consultation meetings held to date asking would we build on for example Pump Lane indicates to me that there is a general acceptance of the operational logic as advanced." - Dan Stephens.

SNAPPED BY YOU: Waves in storm

Wirral Globe:

10:15am Wednesday 29th October 2014

GLOBE reader Tom Munns sent us this dramatic picture of waves battering New Brighton lighthouse during last week's storms.

Wirral's stuck with 66

Wirral Globe:

9:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I DOUBT very much that Wirral Council will ever vote to reduce the number of councillors from the 66 it has now – it would be asking too much for them to consider derailing the "allowances" gravy train.

Gripe over bursaries

Wirral Globe: SC/KG Teachers' strike set to close 17 schools

9:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I WONDERED if anyone could tell me why, given the changes to pupils having to stay on till they are aged 18, how the schools are allowed to keep the student bursaries to themselves?

Welcome to Wirral - traffic light capital of the world

Wirral Globe: Gamallt traffic lights to go

9:47am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I am all for allowing people to cross the road safely but surely we don’t need SO many traffic-lights along our roads?

Was BBC coverage of UKIP positive reporting?

Wirral Globe:

9:44am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Over the last few years and particularly in the run-up to the European elections UKIP has been subjected to a barrage of salacious reports and lies from the UK press and media, particularly the BBC.

Remember the elderly this winter

Wirral Globe: DVD highlights the plight of young Wirral carers

9:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE are a significant number of pensioners who face the unenviable decision as to whether to heat or eat, and that has a terrible effect on people’s health.

Wirral libraries' future is 'done deal'

Wirral Globe: GPs prescribe self-help books for children in Somerset

9:35am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WIRRAL Council plans to alter the opening times of 15 libraries, although the Future Council questionnaire about cost-saving in the next financial year has been available in the libraries and the final date for people to submit their thoughts is October 31, which is when the consultation closes.

Wirral fire stations merger plan: error of law

Wirral Globe: West Kirby fire station

9:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A decision to close West Kirby fire station has already been taken before the public participation process starts.

Fire service cuts are vital

Wirral Globe:

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM writing in response to the letter from Evelyn Campbell Smith under the heading Fire service duty is to save lives.

SNAPPED BY YOU: Tranquil lake

Wirral Globe:

10:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GLOBE reader Sean Astbury sent us this stunning picture of the yachts taken from New Brighton beach.

Concern for future of Wirral libraries

Wirral Globe:

10:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THANK you Emma Rigby for the excellent article exposing just how damaging the proposed cuts to Wirral libraries are.

Wirral road needs urgent repairs

Wirral Globe:

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

I FEEL that something has to be done by Wirral council to resurface the A554 Leasowe Road spur.

More money for pensioners

Wirral Globe:

10:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE basic state pension will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats' triple lock.

BBC has duty to be fair and impartial

Wirral Globe: Angry scenes as UKIP leader Nigel Farage plans to fight for Sussex seats

10:17am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LAST week, following the Ukip victory in the Clacton by-election, The BBC plastered its news section with coverage of the party.

Letter celebrates Wirral's rich history

Wirral Globe:

10:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A VERY rare unseen letter written by The First Earl Of Birkenhead in 1906 is to go on display in Wirral.

Keep an eye on your local hedgehogs

Wirral Globe:

10:04am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IMAGINE a world with no hedgehogs, how sad would that be?

Fire service duty to save lives

Wirral Globe:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MERSEYSIDE Fire & Rescue Service seems to have lost the plot and forgotten why it was set up in the first place.

Merseyside Fire Authority plans for Wirral are 'insanity'

Wirral Globe:

10:42am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WHY is Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority proposing the closure of West Kirby and Upton fire stations while publishing images of maps showing the time it would take a fire engine ten minutes to arrive at burning properties?

Opening of Greasby Sainsbury's store is 'depressing'

Wirral Globe:

10:38am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HOW depressing that the new Sainsbury’s and Vets For Pets stores on a newly developed site in Greasby have been allowed to open without the provision of level wheelchair access from Greasby Road.

Wirral mum's thanks for return of daughter's purse

Wirral Globe:

10:36am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THANK you to the anonymous person who posted my daughter’s lost bus pass back to us.

Wirral must come together to fight for Lyndale

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

10:32am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I WANT to compliment the Wirral Globe – and reporter Emma Rigby – on the on-going campaign to voice the views of the parents of Lyndale School.

Wirral wasting money tackling dog mess

Wirral Globe: EPS: Dog owners 'clean up' in new campaign

10:27am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Dog fouling is a big issue for the borough council to deal with but they don’t make it easy for themselves when they get rid of dog wardens, which they have done in large numbers over the last couple of years.

Well done to future daughter-in-law for Wirral MacMillan fundraiser

Wirral Globe: Massive Macmillan Workout

10:19am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ON September 26 my future daughter-in-law, Ruth, held a cake and coffee afternoon at the Hilltop restaurant, to support the MacMillan nurses.

Wirral litter gripe

Wirral Globe: Litter pick in on Saturday

10:16am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I WOULD like to thank Michael Evans for his letter which appeared in the Globe on October 1 highlighting the problem of football litter on The Oval Playing Fields in Higher Bebington.

Basics a must for Wirral Council

Wirral Globe:

10:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WIRRAL Council is now partway through its consultation on spending and services.

Poor punished by Tories

Wirral Globe: Euro Elections - Conservative manifesto

10:06am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IN DECEMBER 2008, Iain Duncan Smith’s Centre for Social Justice argued for an end of any obligation for local authorities to provide council housing in order to encourage private landlordism.

Welfare of farmyard animals

Wirral Globe:

10:04am Wednesday 8th October 2014

YOU may be surprised to know that more than 900 million animals are farmed for food each year in the UK — that’s about 56 times the number of pet dogs and cats in this country.

Dog fouling is sickening

Wirral Globe: FINES PLEA: Darlington man calls for increase in fines issued to dog owners who do not collect their pets’ droppings

9:58am Wednesday 8th October 2014

WHEN is the council going to employ more dog wardens?

Performing arts reunion call

Wirral Globe: SNOW: Theatre group postpones show

9:55am Wednesday 8th October 2014

I AM calling on ex-members of Wirral School of Performing Arts (WISPA) that trained at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight in the late 1980s to early 1990s for a reunion.

Unfair parking charge

Wirral Globe:

9:50am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IT WAS with great interest that I read your article in last week’s Globe and in particular the reference to West Kirby car park being for the use of shoppers.

Pesticides are health hazard for children

Wirral Globe:

9:47am Wednesday 8th October 2014

I WAS passing along North Parade at Hoylake this morning and noticed a tractor being driven along the foreshore with an agricultural spraying attachment connected to the back.

Great concerts in Vale Park

Wirral Globe:

9:43am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Congratulations on the speedy renovation of the bandstand — a fitting memorial to past generations of bandsmen and hopefully for future generations too.

Misguided rant on wind energy

Wirral Globe: The subsidised wind power debate keeps on turning

9:40am Wednesday 8th October 2014

PAUL Nuttall’s tirade against wind energy is further proof that UKIP never let facts get in the way of a bad argument.

Seacombe roads are unclean

Wirral Globe: Gully heads have not been cleared

11:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AS A resident in Seacombe, I feel compelled to contact you in connection with the disgusting state of the roads and entries in our area, many of which look as though they have not been cleaned for many months.

Problems for those needing blood tests

Wirral Globe: A group of doctors has suggested that GPs should charge certain patients for some services

11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

My wife is on Warfarin for a heart condition and needs frequent blood tests to ensure her INR levels are controlled to prevent heart attacks or strokes.

Ill-informed over underground coal gasification

Wirral Globe: Hilbre Island loses marine protection zone status

11:28am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AS A concerned local resident, I suggest that Dr Sylvester (Mailbox, September 18) is being disingenuous in asserting, perhaps without checking, that there is no evidence base connecting underground coal gasification (UCG) with leukemia and other health-damaging conditions.

Poor service from council

Wirral Globe:

11:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

I CANNOT believe that once again Wirral Council have surpassed themselves with outstanding customer service.

Any answers on Lyndale?

Wirral Globe:

11:25am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HARDLY a week goes by without a news story or a reader’s letters concerning Lyndale School. But I, for one, and maybe many others, have lost track of the facts behind the story.

Fracking less damaging than solar panels and wind turbines

Wirral Globe: WIND POWER: The proposed Penybanc wind turbines would measure 79 metres high.

11:24am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A STUDY shows that fracking can be less environmentally damaging than installing solar panels or offshore wind turbines.

Can coaches and players clean up after themselves too?

Wirral Globe: Rubbish bin

11:23am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Dog mess as disgusting and sometimes dangerous as it is, is biodegradable. Plastic bottles, food wrappers and energy gel sachets are not. These fields are littered with them.

Ban these noisy jet-skiers

Wirral Globe: CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE: A high-flying jet-ski and, below, the Typhoo P1 Powerboat

9:46am Wednesday 24th September 2014

I AM writing to bring attention to jet-skiers at New Brighton.

Dogs do not deserve such a bad press

Wirral Globe:

9:43am Wednesday 24th September 2014

I ABSOLUTELY loved LG’s letter on “Rights for dogs” and couldn’t agree more that we should be made to get a licence to keep dogs.

These thieves are lowest of the low

Wirral Globe: Teen robber jailed for 14 years after stabbing boy

9:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

I RECENTLY attended an appointment with my doctor and while waiting, went to the washroom. I took my ring off to wash my hands and left it on the basin, but forgot to put it back on afterwards.

Pay parking will kill off New Brighton

Wirral Globe: Wirral Council's car parking revenue plummets after pay-and-display increase

9:35am Wednesday 24th September 2014

I HAVE just been to New Brighton and asked the contractors, who are wasting more council money by digging up the parking spaces, what exactly were they doing.

Pensby's flying pests

Wirral Globe:

9:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

 I PLAY football at the Pensby School sports centre's outdoor pitches. For the last three weeks, everyone playing has come home covered in bites.

West Wirral MP 'would back Government over UCG'

Wirral Globe: Fracking Comes to Stockbridge?

9:25am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IN Esther McVey’s West Wirral Observer, she states “One of the 14 licences granted by Labour on December 17, 2009, was for the Liverpool Bay Mining Area to a company called Riverside Energy. The area extends to the waters across much of north Wirral.”

Merseyrail plans still on track

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

9:22am Wednesday 24th September 2014

IRSTLY, I wish to assure your correspondent Mr Ramsay that plans for the future of the Merseyrail rolling stock are still firmly on the agenda.

Angered by closure of Lyndale School

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

1:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FOR many years I have been a reader of your newspaper and many stories concerning the goings on at Wallasey Town Hall have left me feeling sad, bewildered or bemused.

Praise for Wirral hospital

Wirral Globe: Arrowe Park Hospital's award-winning new front entrance

1:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ON JULY 28, my late wife was admitted to Arrowe Park Hospital and my family and I would like to express our appreciation to the staff through your newspaper.


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