• Mayor joins search for old friends

    WIRRAL Mayor Hugh Lloyd has asked the Globe to come to the aid of a woman anxious to trace relatives or former friends in the Wallasey area. Margaret Andrews, nee Parrott, lives in Chesterfield and has just lost her husband. Now in her late 70s, she grew

  • Blood donor sessions

    THREE blood donor sessions are being held in Wirral over the next week or so. On Friday (September 10), the Blood Transfusion Service will be at St Stephen's Church Hall, Prenton Lane, Prenton, Birkenhead; on Monday (September 13), at Grange Baptist Church

  • RNLI bring and buy coffee morning

    CAKES, gifts, souvenirs - even Christmas cards! - will be among the items available at a bring and buy coffee morning being held next Tuesday (September 14) in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Organised by Bebington Branch of the RNLI,

  • Around the Globe

    FRIGATE HMS COVENTRY is among ten warships of the Standing Naval Force Atlantic Group on a goodwill visit to Merseyside. They docked on the Liverpool side yesterday. Visitors will be able to see the ships on Sunday, September 12, between 1 pm and 5 pm

  • Council rebels over postcode changes

    WIRRAL Council has expressed 'disappointment' over a decision not to reverse recent postcode changes and the Deputy Leader says they will not follow Royal Mail's rules. Those affected include homes and businesses in Beechwood, Noctorum, Oxton and Claughton

  • Bidston man denies heroin plot charge

    THREE men, one from Bidston, have denied being involved in a multi-million pound plot to bring heroin into the UK from the Continent. Keith Ross, Kevin McFaul and Terence Wout have pleaded not guilty to conspiring together with others to supply heroin

  • Prenton Pup's Birthday

    CELEBRATING his birthday tomorrow (Thursday) is William Kershaw, a member of the Prenton Pups, Tranmere Rovers' official youngsters' club which is sponsored by the Wirral Globe. Incidentally, the Pups meet tonight (September 8) at 6.45pm in the Bunny

  • Pressure on Caldy in title run-in

    LOCAL CRICKET SCENE by Andrew Stratton CALDY now need to win their last two games to be sure of the Bromborough Paints Merseyside Competition title. They took just five points from a draw against Runcorn and now only have a 10 points lead over Sutton,


    ASHVILLE failed in their bid to lift the Carlsberg West Cheshire League Bill Weight Memorial Trophy. A 64th minute header from BICC Helsby's Peter Crane was enough to win a hard fought contest for the second division side. On the league front, Mersey

  • Birkenhead and Wirral (Saturday) Football League

    RESULTS Saturday, September 4:- Division One - Archers 5, Beehive 5; Overchurch Htl 2, 7 Stiles Yth 2; Royal Liver 0, FC Pensby 6. Division Two - Admiral 3, Old Bank 3; Delta 1, Unitor 0; Higher Beb 7, F2 3; FC Pensby Res 3, Letters Inn 1. Division Three

  • South Wirral Football League

    RESULTS Saturday, September 4:- Robin Hodgson Division - Avon Ath 1, Grange Ath 4; Bronze Soc 4, Ashville 1; Charing Cross 7, Manor Ath 3; Mersey Ferries 2, Vancer 5; Tricorn 5, Rangers Breaks 2; Willaston 0, Pavillions 2. Concorde Trophies Division -

  • Wirral Sunday Football League

    RESULTS Sunday, September 5:- Division One - Greave Dunning 0, Dingwall 4; Old House 1, ADS Graphics 3; Stirrup 3, Lancelyn 1. Division Two - Farmers N/Ferry 3, Wellington 1; PSI 6, Premier Plant 3; Ship 2, Cavendish 0; Tranmere Rvrs Supps 2, Royal Oak

  • Gary's nets six goals in crushing win

    HIGHEST score of the day in the Wallasey & District Sunday League came in Division Two with Rose & Crown overwhelming Brackenwood 13-1, with Gary Spotswood firing six goals and four from Lee Cooper. Bird in Hand stay top after an Ian Dodgson goal

  • Eastham Sunday Junior Football League

    RESULTS Sunday, September 5:- Under-11 B Division - Shaftes YC 2, Heygarth Utd 4; Heswall 4, Victoria Clts 2; Squibb 4, Allport Hawks 4; Eastham Blades 4, Neston Nomads 3. Under-12 B Division - Alliance 0, Allport Hawks 8; Squibb 2, FC Phoenix 3; Heygarth

  • Wallasey Sunday Junior Football League

    RESULTS Sunday, September 8:- Under-11 A Division - Glenavon Hawks 3, Wall Wndrs 0; Greenleas 4, Wirral Panthers 1; Hearts 2, Greenleas Celtic 11; Olympic 1, Ridgeview 3. Under-11 B Division - N/Brighton Saints 4, Poulton Ath 2; B'head Yth 1, N/Brighton


    FIRST, the best, the Globe leads the rest when it comes to local coverage of motor sport. Now two lucky readers can be a VIP at the top motor sport event staged at Oulton Park's picturesque race circuit in Cheshire. For the Globe has teamed up with Esso

  • Dealer celebrates award

    MITCHELL in Wirral is celebrating the Mitsubishi Motor Dealer of the Year runner-up award. This go-ahead dealership is now in its third year, has 65 staff and a turnover of around £12m. The Mitchell Mitsubishi certainly has a lot to smile about lately

  • Nippa nips in to pip Toyota at post!

    TOYOTA'S acclaimed new city car, the Yaris, has been narrowly pipped at the post in CAP's Top 40 Value for Money chart. Returning to the number one slot is the formerly top placed Perodua Nippa, which squeezes past the Yaris by just 0.1 pence per mile

  • Watch the road warns Autonational

    IT'S official! In nearly every way possible, male drivers are more easily distracted at the wheel than women, so says a UK wide omnibus survey from car breakdown service Autonational Rescue. The survey was aimed at 1,000 British motorists at 65 different

  • Sovereign offers quality used cars at bargain prices

    SOVEREIGN Car Sales in New Brighton offer a car to suit all the family at bargain prices. Situated in Seabank Road, New Brighton, Sovereign Car Sales is open six days a week. Proprietor Tim Walton has expanded the premises meaning there's more space to

  • Sporty BMW

    BRITAINS most popular executive saloon car, the BMW 5-Series, is now available as a 528i or a 535i Sport model. Special aerodynamic body styling, new alloy wheels and sports seats are just three of the features which distinguish the new models from standard

  • Monster trucks on the way

    THE Hollywood Stunt Show is coming to New Brighton Promenade and promises to be the world's greatest show on wheels on Thursday, September 23. The show features Europe's largest monster trucks, a human cannon ball, BMX and the Monster Action Stunt Display

  • New Suzuki Vitara 4x4

    THE latest addition to the Suzuki Vitara range, the 1.6 litre 4u soft top and estate, is certain to stand out from the crowd with its distinctive styling, bright body colours and a selection of accessories. The Vitara has always been associated with style

  • Touring Cars back at Oulton Park this weekend

    AUTO Trader British Touring Car Championship returns to Oulton Park for a final showdown this weekend, September 11 and 12. The Cheshire circuit is hosting the penultimate meeting of the BTCC season. Eyes will be on the Nissan team (pictured) as their

  • Blame yourselves, drivers!

    From J.H.:- SALLY Passmore (Mailbox, August 25th) seems absolutely beside herself in her condemnation of the actions of the police in issuing fixed penalties to illegally parked cars at Thurstaston during the recent eclipse. However, the drivers who left

  • Police account untrue

    From Mrs B. Glover:- I MUST respond to Inspector R. Simpson's reply to Sally Passmore's letter (Mailbox, August 25th) about the incident at Thurstaston Hill on the day of the eclipse. I also received a parking ticket, as many people did, and was very

  • Why ban jobless from Prenton Park?

    From 'Disappointed':- LIKE 'Frustrated Tranmere Rovers Fan' (Mailbox, August 18th), I, too, am unemployed and equally disappointed at the decision to withdraw the concession card for the unemployed. No-one who has the misfortune to be out of work and

  • Paddington Bear's birthday delight

    From Jenny Powell:- BRITAIN'S most loveable bear - Paddington Bear - has asked me to thank Wirral Globe readers for helping to celebrate his birthday in style last month and for raising lots of money for his favourite charity, Action Research. North Parade

  • Where are you, Ted Fowler?

    From Stanley Matthews:- CAN anyone help me find my old Army pal, Ted Fowler, who lived in Wirral. We served in the RAOC Transport Section, 10 B.O.D., Egypt, from 1950-53. Please 'phone 342-2429. Address supplied. Converted for the new archive on 13 March

  • Moreton residents face land 'battle' again

    From Christine Baldwin:- I WAS horrified to discover that, after a campaign by a large number of residents to save the fields at Fender Lane, Moreton, Wirral Council is now reconsidering allowing houses to be built there. The open fields at Claremont,

  • Thank you for being honest . . .

    From Susan Dodd:- I WOULD like to thank the person who was HONEST and handed in my cheque card which I lost while shopping in the Grange Shopping Centre, Birkenhead, on Saturday, August 21st. Black Lion Lane, Little Sutton. Converted for the new archive

  • Well done!

    From T. McNally:- WHAT a well organised concert at Central Park, Wallasey! Excellent organisation skills. Well done, too, to the police and ambulance services, groundsmen and the like. Hawarden Avenue, Wallasey. Converted for the new archive on 13 March

  • We are losing out, too!

    From 'Proud Mum':- I CAN assure 'Proud Dad' of Moreton (Mailbox, August 25th) that New Generation Wallasey appears to be all talk. We have our own host of problems and in parts are very run down. Land in Wallasey has been sold off under our noses for

  • Vicar's 'prophecy of doom'

    From Rev N. Stiles:- HOW I agree with John M. Hart (Mailbox, August 25th) regarding the Austin Powers advertisement. I am not a prude, either, but if this goes on - ie swear words in public for all to see, including our children - then it is the thin

  • 'Parents dead' statement upsetting

    From Miss H. Shapiro:- I FOUND it quite upsetting that John M. Hart (Mailbox, August 25th) should think it lucky that his parents are dead, simply so that they are spared the sight of a mild swear word on the latest Austin Powers film advertisement. Luckily

  • Well done, Woodchurch Hotel

    From Irene Lane, Arrowe Park Sick Children's Holiday Fund:- I WOULD like to thank, through Mailbox, the customers and staff of the Woodchurch Hotel. They have just raised the sum of £1,700 to help send 16 children on holiday in September. Throughout the


    FOLLOWING controversial postcode changes, people in Wirral will be able to find out how to make the most of their post. A Royal Mail roadshow is in Birkenhead Library on Thursday and Friday, September 9 and 10. It will offer addressing advice to help

  • Fatal race drivers face prison sentence

    A TEENAGE motorist was this week convicted of causing the death of another young man who was a passenger in a car he was racing. Daniel Burke was told by a Liverpool Crown Court judge that he and the driver of the other car face custodial sentences. "

  • £10,000 for church refurbishment

    ST Peter's Community Project, Rock Ferry, has been awarded £10,000 by the Church Urban Fund (CUF). The money will help the church - it was awarded £30,000 last year - to complete refurbishment work. St Peter's is in the last stages of a re-development

  • Coroner's officers: Liverpool move is abandoned

    PLANS to base Wirral Coroner's officers in Liverpool have been shelved following discussions between Coroner Christopher Johnson and police. As previously reported in the Globe, the Hoylake office of the Coroner's officers is to be closed and the staff

  • Farmer's Arms is our Pub of the Year!

    THE FARMER'S ARMS, Frankby, is Wirral Pub of the Year in the Wirral Globe's annual search to find best community public house. The judges' route this year for the final was through Birkenhead, starting at the George & Dragon, Grange Road, near the

  • STOP THE ROT! New faces in as Tranmere seek to halt table slide

    Steve Hunter reports from Prenton Park PREMIERSHIP club Coventry City visit Prenton Park in the Worthington Cup 2nd round, 1st leg next Tuesday evening, but Tranmere manager John Aldridge's immediate priority is stopping the rot after three straight defeats

  • Worthington Cup admission bonus for fans

    COVENTRY City visit Prenton Park in a 'glamour' Worthington Cup 2nd round, 1st leg tie on Tuesday evening (September 14) - and there will be reduced admission for fans (kick-off 7.45pm). Coventry will be without £6 million Republic of Ireland striker


    WAYNE Allison, Tranmere's new £250,000 signing from Huddersfield Town, is relishing the opportunity to provide the answer to the club's scoring drought which has seen the Wirral club plummet to the bottom three of the Nationwide League Division One. And


    ALAN Ball's promotion chasing Portsmouth visit Prenton Park on Saturday, September 18 in a Nationwide League Division One match - and TWO lucky readers and their guests will see the match free! Globe Sport, in association with Nationwide Building Society

  • Blues rattle up a half century

    New Brighton . . . . . . . . . . 50pts, Aspatria . . . . . . . . . . 14pts NEW Brighton turned up the heat in soaring temperatures to record a half century of points in Saturday's Jewsons National League Two demolition of Aspatria at Reeds Lane. Marcus

  • Park nearly let victory slip away . . .

    BIRKENHEAD Park nearly let victory slip away at St Edward's, where it finished 17-16. Debutant Steve Hancock grabbed two tries and Steve O'Keefe a third, with Jason Gilbert converting once. Wirral surprised Oldershaw in a derby 18-0. Simon Hignett and

  • Offshore Trophy race ruined by conditions

    LOCAL SAILING SCENE with Andrew Stratton PLACID conditions ruined Liverpool Yacht Club's Offshore Trophy race from Liverpool to Port St Mary. The fleet became becalmed in misty conditions in Liverpool Bay and, with little prospect of reaching the finish

  • Five-goal Ship leave Dock dry . . .

    IN the Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday League, Ship Inn were on fire, whipping previously unbeaten Dock Hotel 5-1. Ian McMullen fired a hat-trick and the other goals came from Ally Herbert and Ian Persall. Woodchurch (Karl McCue, 2, Steve Keogh, 2, Lee Eason

  • Silver dream machine

    SILVER machine going like a dream for Globe sponsored Scott Davies, of Wallasey. He has just won more silver cups and plate in his championship racing series. Young dad Scott thanks sponsors for their support as it is essential to victory. Also all members

  • DC Cook launch Car Builder

    IN response to the growing demand for personalised cars, the motor racing arm of local motor retailer DC Cook has launched Car Builder. DC Cook Motorsport's Car Builder allows the general public to re-design or modify their new car over the telephone.

  • Enhanced V-reg Audi

    V-REGISTRATION is not the only change for Audi, as the new plate will be accompanied by a host of changes across the Audi range in time for September, coupling enhanced performance with functionality. Leading the show is a newcomer to the Audi A6 range

  • Bravo for Fiat

    FIAT Bravo and Fiat Brava, Fiat Auto's successful three and five-door mid-size hatchbacks, have been extensively revised with major enhancements including a higher entry level SX specification. Although the original styling concepts have been retained

  • Top used cars rival v-reg boom

    LOOKERS, Birkenhead, have an outstanding range of quality low mileage used Vauxhall's at unbeatable prices, but hurry while stocks last! With V-registration boom upon us, Lookers, branches in Wirral, first for Vauxhall in Wirral, have brought in over

  • M 53 roadworks up & running for five weeks

    A MAJOR scheme that aims to solve the problems of resurfacing on the northbound carriageway of the M53 Bidston Moss flyover started on Monday. The Highways Agency has called in expert advice from the Transport Research Laboratory in a bid to literally

  • Celica's debut

    THE new Toyota Celica, which debuts in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, represents a bold step forward in the design and engineering of mainstream sports coupes. Compared to past models, Celica is shorter in length, but longer in wheelbase

  • New number for the Millennium

    WITH the new V prefix registrations hitting the road this September, DVLA Sale of Marks is releasing details of its forthcoming range of W prefix personalised number plates in response to high levels of consumer interest. The W prefix sales will go on

  • Vauxhall plus kids = maths

    VAUXHALL Sports and Social Club was the venue for a presentation by seven schools from Wirral on the application of Maths in the workplace. This joint initiative between Vauxhall Motors and Wirral schools was to help raise pupils awareness of the importance

  • VW launch power diesel

    VOLKSWAGEN is expanding its range of V-engined Passat saloons and estates with the addition of the most powerful and refined diesel it has ever sold in the UK, the 150 bhp V6 TDI. The car will initially be offered with a five-speed tiptronic transmission

  • Police 'frightened and robotic'

    From Geoff Dudley:- SALLY Passmore made some very valid points in her letter (Mailbox, August 25th) about the dilemma at Thurstaston Hill at the time of the eclipse. The reply from Inspector Simpson on the same page was predictably supportive of the police

  • Setting the indoor bowls record straight

    From Fred Williams:- READER Ken Griffiths (Mailbox, August 25th) referred to the closing of the indoor bowls centre at Tranmere Rovers Football Club being the responsibility of one individual. There is no doubt he is referring to me, as I was Chairman


    TRANMERE Rovers, in a statement issued to Mailbox on behalf of Chairman and Chief Executive Lorraine Rogers, make this reply to the criticism from 'Frustrated Tranmere Rovers Fan' and 'Disappointed':- "The decision to withdraw the concession to the unemployed

  • Make a 'video nasty' of 'em, Jack!

    From F. Atherton:- I HAVE a suggestion for Jack Hotchkiss (Mailbox, August 18th) regarding his problem with dog owners who are not cleaning up the mess in his locality. Get your hands on a video camera! Record the whole thing. Make certain you get the

  • Protect law-abiding citizens . . .

    From Mary Dixon:- THERE have been endless complaints about dog fouling of pavements, parks and the like which, even as a committed dog lover, I have to admit is an environmental nuisance and hazard in some areas. However, there are other pavement dangers

  • Road closure causing 'utter chaos'

    From 'Bewildered Resident':- WHO insisted on having St David's Road, Eastham Village, closed permanently? The past couple of weeks have been utter chaos with roadworks bringing Eastham Village to a frustrating standstill. I don't know how emergency vehicles

  • Bus pass arrived home before me!

    From Joyce Sinclair:- I WOULD like to thank the kind person who found my bus pass in West Kirby and even returned it to my address in Greasby so expeditiously that I found it, with relief and gratitude, behind the front door upon my return. Juniper Close