• Pester them!

    MANY First buses fail to turn up, or are very late. The 92 and 71 services are dreadful. I have written to First complaining about the service. I would urge others to contact Jackie Pointon at First on 01782 592500. Pester them! Anna James (address supplied

  • Tribute to VC holder

    YOUR readers may like to know that a ceremony is to be held at the end of this month to commemorate the life of Victoria Cross and Military Medal holder John O'Neill. His grave was recently discovered in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Hoylake, by Air Scouts on

  • St Luke's facing a 'doubtful' future

    FURTHER to Frances Earlam's story ('Five generations gather for very special christening', Globe, September 24), it is gratifying to hear our local churches are used on such special occasions. But the sad part about it is that none of the families associated

  • Nothing but admiration for NHS - parents

    FURTHER to the article regarding baby Obediah Blu (Globe, September 22), I felt it necessary to write to you to advise of our similar circumstance. Our son Joseph was born on August 11, 2004 at Arrowe Park Hospital. He, too, had difficulty feeding and

  • Local football league results and fixtures

    Carlsberg West Cheshire League RESULTS: Saturday, October 9: Division One: Cammell Laird Res 3, Merseyside Police 0; Ellesmere Port 1, Ashville 2; General Chemicals 1, Newton 2; MANWEB 2, Aintree Villa 2; Vauxhall Motors Res 2, Maghull 3; West Kirby 1

  • Wirral Table Tennis League

    RESULTS: Hepple Cup: Hoylake 4, NALGO 5. Division One: Phoenix 2, WPTTC 8; Caldy 0, WPTTC 10; WPTTC III 7, ESWA 3; NBCC 8, Phoenix 2; NBCC II 8, WPTTC III 2; WPTTC III 2, NBCC III 2; WPTTC II 3, NBCC 7; WPTTC II 10, ESWA 0. Division Two: Spinners III

  • Full steam ahead as Laird Reserves set title course

    Carlsberg West Cheshire League round-up with Ernie MacDonald CAMMELL Laird Reserves, the only unbeaten outfit in the Carlsberg West Cheshire League, maintained their eight point advantage at the top of Division One, and highlighted their strength in depth

  • Dock only Wirral club left in FA National Sunday Cup

    Houlihan's Birkenhead Sunday League round-up with Grahame Sutherland NOT for the first time, two goals by Gary Reay proved vital for Dock, on Sunday, as they overcame Warby 3-1 to reach the second round of the FA National Sunday Cup. Mick Saunders scored

  • Matt has a 'flying' time

    BOWLER Matt Gilmore was the latest winner in the Sunday Morning Flyers, following his 21-15 victory over Ron McKenna. A total of 42 players turned up, 11 making their first visit of the season, and players wanting to play are asked to ensure they are

  • Park go third in table

    Birkenhead Park . . . 52 pts Sheffield . . . 21 pts by Peter Greville A POWERFUL display by Birkenhead Park saw them completely outplay Sheffield, scoring eight tries to three and passing the 50-point mark for the second time in five North One games.

  • Motormen in mood for stern FA Cup test

    Stafford Rangers . . . 1 Vauxhall Motors . . . 1 by Alan Bartlam OWEN Brown's Vauxhall Motors warmed up for this weekend's big FA Cup tie at home to Unibond Premier Division leaders Workington at Rivacre Park, by extending their recent good run to four

  • Win tickets to Tranmere v Brentford clash

    TO celebrate 'Coca-Cola' kicking off Europe's largest full-sided schools' football tournament - the 'Coca-Cola' English Schools' Cup - we have THREE pairs of tickets to give away in another simple-to-enter competition. Globe Sport has teamed up with '

  • Now I'm waiting for a reply . . .

    YOUR correspondent Richard Kimberley (Mailbox, September 29) should be thankful that he doesn't live in the Pensby/Heswall area. The No. 72 'First' bus only runs once an hour in the evenings, so when one doesn't arrive it can be a great inconvenience

  • 'Outrageous' idea

    THE idea that a skate-board park should be situated on New Brighton's Tower Grounds is quite outrageous. This is a quiet, peaceful spot and is fringed by houses on all but the promenade side. Noise from a skate-board park is unbearable. The area will

  • Claims 'miscalculated'

    CLAIMS that the proposed giant statue of the sea god Poseidon could rival other monuments are miscalculated. The Statue of Liberty has a deep and historical meaning. The London Eye is modern and has a function. The Angel of the North is meaningful and

  • Fox 'is not a cuddly friend'

    I HAVE never hunted or had any connection with any hunt. But I worked on farms in 1940 and 1941. I have known many farmers and their families who have been greatly distressed and had their livelihood drastically affected by the loss of many lambs and

  • Arrowe Park 'deserves some credit'

    PARAMEDICS were called to my home after I collapsed. I was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital and had to have an emergency life saving operation. I was transferred to the Intensive Therapy Unit for five days and was then transferred to Ward 16. I would like

  • Prizes galore as title changes name

    THE competition to rename Wirral council's summer events brochure has been drawn. Summer Fun is the new name for Junior Wirral Now, an annual publication distributed to nearly 150,000 households just before the school summer holidays. Produced by the

  • Police use new powers to close 'crack house'

    POLICE have used new powers to board up a New Ferry "crack house" after being alerted to it by neighbours. The house was shut down after local residents reported drug- dealing and anti-social behaviour taking place. It is the first such building in Wirral

  • Shock result denies Tower place at the top

    THE only Premier Division fixture in the Wallasey & District Sunday Football League served up a superb end-to-end battle between The Queen's Tower and Clarence FC, with the latter taking the spoils in a surprise 2-1 victory that denied Tower going

  • Oxton HC gain revenge

    OXTON Hockey Club men's first team avenged their early season defeat in the Cheshire Cup by Timperley with an emphatic 5-0 league win on Saturday. Oxton, whose hard work brought them domination, deservedly took the lead, a ball crossed in from the right

  • Four-goal Darren is Arrowe's cup hero

    AS England's trio of strikers failed to find the net against Wales, there were plenty of stunning individual displays from players in the Birkenhead & Wirral Football League, on Saturday (writes Paul Hunt). There were a handful of Regent Cup games

  • Barnston make history as new-look badminton league starts

    WIRRAL Badminton League - an amalgamation of the former Birkenhead, Hoylake and Wallasey leagues - got under way in September with Barnston and St Peters sharing the distinction of playing in the first game of the new organisation. Barnston took the points

  • King kicks Anselmians further along victory path

    ANSELMIANS maintained their winning streak in South Lancashire/Cheshire Two League, on Saturday, but Oldershaw fell to their first defeat. The Malone Field outfit were made to fight very hard by neighbouring Ellesmere Port, but tries from Ian Jessimino

  • Rovers rarin' to go

    Eric Munn reports on how Tranmere are relishing the vist of sixth-placed Bradford HIGH-flying Tranmere Rovers will resume their Coca-Cola League One challenge this weekend fitter, fresher and more 'up-for-it' than ever, according to Prenton Park boss