• Thank you . . .

    From B. Wallwork:- MY grateful thanks to the person who found my bus pass and returned it to me through the post. At the time, I was suffering the sad loss of a dear friend of 12 years. Greenway Road, Tranmere. Converted for the new archive on 13 March

  • 'Positive' response . . .

    From Joan McCool:- I FOUND an undeveloped roll of film - 24 exposures, Supasnaps make - in the car park behind Woolworth's, Wallasey. I have handed the roll in to Supasnaps in Liscard Road. Rivington Road, Wallasey. Converted for the new archive on 13

  • Help a mum to keep her baby this Mother's Day . . .

    From Kate Pierce, Campaigns Manager, The European Children's Trust:- PLEASE help us to give a mum the best Mother's Day present ever this Sunday - a chance of life with her baby. Most of Romania's 100,000 orphanage children have mothers who, because of

  • 'Rovers not playing the game'

    From Ken Griffiths:- TRANMERE Rovers' decision to go into print - in their match programme for the visit of Bury - over their problems with the indoor bowling centre disappoints me, especially as it makes myself and other bowlers appear such parasites

  • We only want . . . PEACE!

    From 23 "completely fed up" residents:- IN answer to the letter under the headline "We only want to have fun" (Mailbox, February 10), the four writers did not mention that they are part of a group of up to 20 that hang around the area, sometimes until

  • New tourism body out to woo visitors

    WIRRAL hosted a meeting for the Merseyside tourism industry at the Woodside Ferry terminal. BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Summerskill introduced the Mersey Partnership meeting commenting that Wirral afforded the best views of Liverpool. Wirral

  • Wallasey & District Football League

    ONLY four games were played in the Wallasey & District Sunday League, but Millhouse lifted themselves into the top four of the Premier Division with a 17-0 demolition of Gorsedale. Peter Gorsedale, 5, Gary Edwards, 4, Derek Fawkes, 3, and Dave Hay

  • South Wirral Football League

    RESULTS: Saturday, March 6:- Bill Johnson Memorial Cup (1st Rd) - M/Ferries 2, Bronze Soc 1. Robin Hodgson Division - E/Pt Utd 1, Pavilions 1. Concorde Trophies Division - Manor Ath 2, Acorn 4; Wirral Nomads 1, Willaston 2. FIXTURES: Saturday, March 13

  • Birkenhead & Wirral (Saturday) Football League

    THE Birkenhead & Wirral League are recruiting new teams for next season 1999-2000. All interested parties should contact League Secretary Joe Rooney on 606-9935. RESULTS: Saturday, March 6:- Victory Cup (2nd Round) - Beehive 1, Abbotsford 8; Delta

  • Wembley dream is over

    CARLSBERG WEST CHESHIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE by Ray Condliffe INCLEMENT weather once again played havoc with the Carlsberg West Cheshire League. In the only Division One encounter, Poulton Victoria won a disappointing match against Stork 1-0, courtesy of a

  • Park serve up Sevens feast

    A FEAST of rugby is in store on Sunday when Birkenhead Park stage their popular North of England Schools' Invitation Sevens Tournament. A total of 40 schools have been accepted for the 10th anniversary of the high profile event which is, in fact, in its

  • Oldershaw cup misery

    LOCAL RUGBY ROUND-UP by Andrew Stratton OLDERSHAW could not make it an all-Wirral final in the Thwaites Cheshire Cup. They found Chester much too strong and lost 13-60. Eddie McCullough gained a try converted by Willy Gardner, who also kicked two penalties

  • Blues' face their destiny

    Macclesfield .......................... 11pts, New Brighton ............................... 18 pts by Colin Bentley NEW Brighton face their moment of truth, on Saturday - they must beat visitors Kendal at Reeds Lane to keep alive hopes of promotion from

  • Happy Mother's Day to mum-in-a-million Jan!

    JANET WALTON is actually much more than a mum-in-a-million - she is mother to the Walton sextuplets of Wallasey. No doubt Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jenny will be spoiling Janet this Mothering Sunday, a day of rest from her job as appeal administrator

  • Police 'join forces' to improve service

    AMALGAMATION of Chester and Ellesmere Port Police divisions will give an improved service, says Cheshire Constabulary. Although no specific date is given for amalgamation, a project team is working to identify a new site where divisional headquarters

  • Hurry with your entries!

    ACT now if you want to name this year's Wirral Volunteer of the Year! Next month's closing date is looming fast and organisers are appealing to members of the public not to leave their nominations until the last minute. "The Wirral Volunteer of the Year

  • Double birthday for Christ Church

    CHRIST CHURCH, Oxton, has just celebrated a double milestone: its 150th anniversary and the 13th birthday of parishioner Erica Dickinson. The new teenager is pictured being congratulated by a man who attended the same church as a youngster and is now

  • Inter CableTel

    WALLASEY soldier Chris 'Tosh' Williams is just as dangerous in army boots as he is in the football variety. Team Inter CableTel is a force to be reckoned with since Tosh joined them for European honours. When his unit moved to South Wales, Tosh from Moreton

  • Post office worker found guilty of 53 theft charges

    A Wirral sub-post master's wife has been convicted of stealing almost £46,500 by a Liverpool Crown Court jury. Elizabeth Roberts was last week found guilty by a majority decision of 11-1 of 53 theft charges spanning just over a year while she was working

  • Brookfield: residents live in 'scenario of fear

    INCIDENTS at Brookfield children's home, Meols, have prompted Conservative spokesman for social services, Councillor Mrs Lesley Rennie (Wallasey) to ask the council for an inquiry into the home. She was responding to requests from residents and Hoylake

  • fake account

    A WEST Kirby man provided a fake account to try to get money from the Criminal Injuries Board, magistrates heard. Craig Martin Edge, aged 32, of Banks Road, admitted attempting to obtain compensation by deception. He was sent to Crown Court for sentence

  • New Brighton chemist accused of drug offences

    A NEW BRIGHTON chemist accused of drug offences appeared before Liverpool Crown Court. Stuart Blake faces 13 offences involving supplying drugs and possessing drugs with intent to supply and also failing to make entries in a controlled drugs register.

  • £2m funding cut hits Lairdside

    SENIOR members and officers of Wirral Council are now reviewing the Lairdside Regeneration plan following an announcement by English Partnerships that it has to reduce funding by £2m. This will have serious implications on the Tranmere Urban Village and

  • No fair play for our Millennium plan, claim Lib Dems

    LIB Dem party leader on Wirral Council, Phil Gilchrist, is concerned over the group's hopes for Millennium play areas. A report going before last night's Leisure and Tourism committee, says the councillor for Eastham, reveals that out of Wirral's 81 play

  • MP back from the Falklands

    WIRRAL South MP is back in town this morning at Village Hotel, Bromborough, for a breakfast budget briefing with business people after an 18-hour flight from the Falklands. His fact-finding visit pre-empted Prince Charles' Falklands tour. Mr Chapman visited

  • Disorder charges dropped

    THREE Leasowe men charged with violent disorder following the death of Wirral man Duncan Crane in Yew Tree Road in the early hours of New Year's Day have had that charge dropped for lack of evidence. Jason Robert Rutter, aged 24, of Drake Road; Allan

  • Grand CHICS

    CHILDREN'S charity CHICS raised £1,000 for terminally ill children through a 'Reds v Blues' charity football match. CHICS, the children's cancer support group, hopes to send a group of children from Wallasey and Birkenhead for a day out and meal with

  • Former care worker denies 76 charges of abusing children

    A FORMER care worker has appeared at Liverpool Crown Court facing 76 charges of child abuse. Michael John Carroll pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing 13 boys and one girl at two children's homes in Wirral and in London. It is claimed that the offences


    MAYOR Margaret Green has a thirst for firsts in Wirral and invites readers to help compile a list for the Millennium. Councillor Mrs Green lived in the house in James Street, Oxton, where George Mallory lived before he became the first, with another Birkenhead

  • Police name crash victim

    POLICE have named the man who died in a horrific crash on the M53 motorway last Wednesday afternoon. Paul David Alan Jones, 21, from Bidston, died when the van, in which he was a passenger, was in collision with another van between the A41 and Clatterbridge

  • The Orange Grove

    From Jean Huntington:- I WAS so sorry you omitted the last paragraph in my letter (Mailbox, January 13) regarding the demolition of The Orange Grove. The crown green bowling world thought I had forgotten the bowling green I visited when very young. "The

  • Appeal to car thief

    From "Angry Motorist":- TO the person who broke into my car on Tuesday, February 16 and stole my handbag out of the boot while the vehicle was parked in King's Church car park, will you please return the contents to me? They are of no value to you, but

  • One rule for them, another for us!

    From C.J. Jelley:- WHETHER New Labour or Old, I see that our esteemed council seems set to again follow the old political motto: Do what I say, not what I do. Does not the proposed 6.9 per cent council tax increase - well over twice the rate of inflation

  • Family tree search

    From Mrs M. Webster:- CAN Globe readers help me? I am tracing my family tree and writing to all the Littles in the telephone book in the hope that one of them will know, or even be related to, the Little family who lived at 8 Murray Grove, West Kirby,


    RED Noses were the order of the day outside the Houses of Parliament for Ben Chapman, Wirral South MP, and John Ballington, Corporate and Consumer Affairs Director of Persil and Lever Brothers. Port Sunlight-based Lever Brothers is supporting this Friday's

  • AGM of mixed emotions

    WIRRAL Chamber of Commerce and Industry agm is at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, on Tuesday afternoon, March 23. It will be a meeting tinged with celebration and sadness. Lord Leverhulme will be congratulated on his 50th anniversary of the presidency of the

  • Wallasey Sunday Junior Football League

    RESULTS: Sunday, March 7:- Under-10 K0 Cup (semi-finals) - Ridgeview 1, Victoria Clts 2; New Brighton Snts 3, Greenleas Celtic 2. Under-10 Challenge Cup (semi-finals) - Hearts 3, Wirral Panthers 6. Under-10 President's Cup (semi-final) - Olympic 3, Wallasey

  • Eastham Sunday Junior Football League

    RESULTS: Sunday, March 7:- Under-10 Division - Y/Lions 2, Liscard Panthers 6; W/K Wasps 3, Fender Yth 2; Shaftes YC 2, Heswall 1; Heygarth Utd 2, Parkdale 6; Allport Hawks 0, Stork 3. Under-11 Middle Cup - Neston Nomads 0, Raby Ath 5. Under-11 Division

  • Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday Football League

    ASHVILLE Youth, of the Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday League, ran riot in the Wirral Junior Cup semi-final, beating Stanley's Cask 8-0, Steve Keogh, 3, Tom Brooks, 2, Mike Mosedale, Jamie Gardner and Peter Madden netting the goals. In the Premier Division

  • Prenton Pups' Birthdays

    CELEBRATING their birthdays this week are the following members of the Prenton Pups, Tranmere Rovers' official youngsters' club which is sponsored by the Wirral Globe:- Wednesday, March 10 - Daniel Carpenter; Joshua Fitzmaurice; Craig Eaton. Thursday,


    JOHN Aldridge's desperate appeal to the Wirral public to turn out in force and support Tranmere Rovers on the terraces is being put to the test this week. The Prenton Park manager was looking for a significant response at last night's home game against

  • around Hoylake

    THREE teachers from Calday Grange Grammar School will be visiting China during the Easter holiday in order to set up a school exchange link. Headmaster Nigel Briers said: "The school introduced the teaching of Mandarin Chinese to a group of boys in Year

  • around heswall

    CIVIC leader Reg Santo is understood to be recovering from a stroke. The Mayor of Ellesmere Port and Neston is expected to step down from the council after the May elections. The new Mayor for Ellesmere Port and Neston will be Steve Earley, providing

  • youth orchestra celebration

    WEST KIRBY Junior Youth Orchestra celebrates 25 years with a concert at Wallasey Town Hall on March 20. The orchestra committee is also trying to trace original members - they should contact Simon Osborne, 9 Bleasdale Close, Upton, if interested in attending

  • Around your area

    MOTHER of two Margaret Winter, of Parkgate, will be running the London Marathon for Sport Aid. Margaret, 36, who belongs to Thornton Hall Country Health Club has been raising money for St John's Hospice while training. STUDENTS and staff at Neston County

  • sound of the sixties

    THE SOUND of the Sixties is still coming from where it started in Wirral: the 27 Club right next door to the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, where the Beatles used to appear in the early days. Today other members of groups from the Swinging Sixties play

  • Call for new college

    WALLASEY Further Education Action Group calls upon the new Wirral Met College Board to reject the closure of Carlett Park and abandon attempts to centralise further education in Birkenhead. "We want a new college in Wallasey to replace Withens Lane,"

  • Holiday boost for school

    CHILDREN at West Kirby Residential School will have a holiday in the South of France after the Freemasons' Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys donated £5,000. This means the school can reach its charity appeal target for a new mini bus and take children

  • Grandmother's trunk

    'GRANDMOTHER'S Trunk' is the intriguing title of a talk to be given by Noreen Patten to members of Port Sunlight WI on Monday (March 15) at 1.30pm. The WI meets every third Monday in the month at the Residents' Club, opposite the Lady Lever Art Gallery

  • Winners of Rotary's Youth Speaks contest

    BIRKENHEAD School was the proud winner of the local heat of Youth Speaks with their thought-provoking topic, Does political correctness have a place in modern society? Birkenhead Rotary Club, the organisers of the competition, invited secondary schools

  • Fears over children's home

    TORY Social Services spokesman, Councillor Mrs Lesley Rennie, is concerned about "a number of serious incidents" near the Brookfield Children's Home, Meols. She told Council officials of "a scenario of fear for local residents of what will happen next

  • Around the Globe

    POLICE are hunting two men who robbed an off-licence on Hoylake Road, Moreton, on Friday. The two men burst into the store armed with screwdrivers and threatened staff. They escaped with cash in a dark sports car. The men have been described as being

  • Brothel busters!

    POLICE in Wirral are 'brothel busting' as part of the on-going Townsafe campaign to cut crime. Besides high-profile anti violence, drugs and theft measures, police respond to complaints from residents regarded suspected illegal or immoral premises. A

  • Need for police presence

    THE NEED for a police presence in Neston has been highlighted at an Ellesmere Port and Neston area committee meeting. SEA VIEW: Plans to build a detached dwelling on Westward Ho, The Moorings, Heswall, have been lodged with Wirral Council. WIRRAL Council


    OFFICIALS of the St John's Hospice in Wirral Weekly Lottery are expecting to reach an all-important milestone within the next week or two - their 10,000th member. "It will be a significant landmark in our relatively short history," said Lottery manager

  • around your area

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a van in Prenton. A 43-year-old man from Birkenhead was taken to hospital with serious internal and head injuries. His Kawasaki motorbike was in collision

  • Committal date set in Lewis case

    BIRKENHEAD man John Frederick Allan, aged 47, made a second appearance before Wirral magistrates on Friday charged with the murder of Wirral solicitor Cheryl Lewis at Luxor, Egypt, last October. There was no application for bail and Allan, of Woodbank

  • How Mickey, Nickie and Vicky went on the run for Claire House

    CLAIRE House Children's Hospice received £1000 thanks to the efforts of Nickie Richman and Vicky Hassel, who took part in the annual New Year's Day road race starting at Thornton Hall Hotel and finishing at the Nag's Head pub in Willaston. The girls agreed

  • Appeal for blood donors

    NEW donors are being asked to give blood to help boost stocks in local hospitals. "Our campaign is to recruit new donors and to renew the interest of existing ones," explained a spokesman for the National Blood Service. Blood donor sessions are being

  • Chris backs Bikeathon

    WIRRAL gold medal cyclist Chris Boardman has offered to be patron for the first Bikeathon, a bike ride - not a race - for Leukaemia Research. Fund raiser and LRF committee member Malcolm Creek, of Meols, says it is a chance for riders of all ages to raise

  • Will CCTV help catch the fire raiser?

    A SECURITY video could provide vital clues to a major blaze at an historic Birkenhead landmark. The £6 million refurbishment of the Antiques Triangle, one of the town's most prominent listed buildings, is on hold while investigators try to establish the

  • Temporary new head for 'cash crisis' college

    WIRRAL Met College's new board has appointed a new principal, Joe West. Mr West, chief executive at St Helen's College, will take charge at Wirral Metropolitan College for two months as the new board sorts out a £10m cash crisis at Wirral Met. Wirral