• Housebuyers are striking a hard bargain

    THE gentle 'easing-off' of property prices is giving housebuyers new confidence to take their time choosing and strike hard bargains when they act, a new report reveals. But the research also shows that despite five interest rate rises since last November

  • No room for complacency

    A WIRRAL-WIDE campaign has been launched to warn schools of the risks of complacency over drug abuse and experimentation. Every school in the borough has been issued with guidance designed to develop policies effectively to deal with drug-related issues

  • Massive Lottery grant for Claire House

    CLAIRE House's latest appeal has reached a fantastic £1.5m mark thanks to a major National Lottery donation - but there is still a way to go before the target is reached. The Globe-backed 'Sparkling Star' appeal, which needs to raise £2m for a teenage

  • Man suffered 'harrowing ordeal'

    POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after a Wallasey man was beaten and subjected to a serious assault. The 26-year-old was walking along Leasowe Road, Leasowe, at around 11pm, on Friday, October 1, when he was approached by a group of men, one

  • MP's 'grave concern' at plan

    A LEADING MP has stepped into the row over the threatened closure of wards at a Wirral hospital. Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey, expressed 'grave concern' about Wirral primary care trusts' plans for Victoria Central Hospital. The trust wants to 'streamline

  • Six years' jail for death driver

    A Bromborough motorist who ran down and killed Eastham schoolgirl Jennifer Williamson was travelling at twice the speed limit at the time, a court was told. A judge told 21-year-old Andrews Stephens: "You are a menace behind the steering wheel. You have

  • Basset sets his sights on Wirral!

    ALAN Partridge turned Norwich into a laughing stock, David Brent did it in Slough ... now Dave Bassett is set to do the same in Wirral. Television network ITV has announced plans to produce a new comedy series set in Wirral starring Ricky Tomlinson as

  • Swap winter's chill for a warm welcome

    YOU'RE finishing work and its cold outside. It's far too depressing to even consider that long trek home in the rush hour. There are the kids screaming on the bus, traffic jams more than a mile long. What you really need is a nice long drink and a cosy

  • All-star wrestling VIP package to be won

    BIG-TIME American wrestling comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre later this month - and the Globe's younger readers have a chance to win a VIP ticket to meet their idols. An essential item for any American wrestling fan is to take along a banner supporting

  • Chirpy after all these years

    IN the 1960s Joe Brown liked a laugh and got up to some crazy things - but now, as age creeps in, he admits he has mellowed a lot. The 63-year-old chirpy Cockney, one of the pioneers of UK rock 'n' roll in the 1950s and 1960s, is still rocking away. He

  • Johnson puts Park Group up for sale

    Wirral businessman Peter Johnson has effectively put up for sale the Birkenhead-based company that he founded as a food hamper firm. Majority shareholder and chairman Mr Johnson has told the board of Birkenhead-based Park Group plc that he is "exploring

  • Centre unites for a bright future

    SHOPPERS in Birkenhead have been promised bigger and better shops as a result of the merger of The Grange and The Pyramids shopping centres. Bosses behind the new venture claim it will play an important part in the redevelopment of Birkenhead and will

  • Agency has floods risk all mapped out

    WIRRAL families whose homes are in flood risk areas now have access to the most comprehensive mapping system pinpointing the prospective severity of flooding problems. The Evironment Agency's online flood map will notify floodplain homeowners and bus-inesses

  • Pisces stars in chip shop top honours

    ITS ALL ship shape at a Heswall chip shop following a prize-winning catch of awards. Pisces takeaway on Milner Road has come up trumps after being awarded Regional Chip Shop of the Year by the Sea Fishing Agency. Run by Martha and Andrew Michael, the

  • Driver three-times leagal limit

    A WITNESS contacted the police after a car being driven erratically and slowly stalled in Bedford Road, Rock Ferry and could not be re-started by the driver, Wirral magistrates heard. Police later saw the abandoned vehicle which had extensive damage and

  • Secret report holds shipyard's future

    A SECRET consultants' report could hold the key to open up the former Cammell Laird complex to a shipbuilding revival - or sound its death knell. Wirral's maritime industry is in danger of being buried after the sale of the A&P ship repairers' to

  • Pals plan tribute to Jenny

    SCHOOL PALS of road victim Jenny Williamson are planning a roadside tribute at the spot where she was killed by a speeding motorist. Jenny, from Eastham, was 16 when was mown down by a car travelling at twice the 30mph speed limit. A judge told 21-year-old

  • Spoiling for a gig

    THEY have already gone down a storm at two regional car rallies - and now 'The Spoils' are hoping for their share of the music limelight in Wirral. The group of 15 to 17-year-olds, which features Rob Weaver on guitar and vocals, Liam Rogers (drums) and

  • Your chance to see 'Ally McBeal' singing on stage

    ALTHOUGH best known for her work on the TV phenomenon that was Ally McBeal, Vonda Shepard's success derived from a flair for singing live since the age of 14. Now the seasoned singer, songwriter and actress will be appearing at Liverpool Olympia in the