• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    PHIL and Fern giggling over nits and worms, Richard and Judy discussing the tale of Rebecca Loos and a pig (no, not the England captain!) and Trisha just being Trisha - yes, daytime television is really brimming with 'must watch' possibilities! An autumn

  • 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

  • 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

  • Basset sets his sights on Wirral!

    ALAN Partridge turned Norwich into a laughing stock, David Brent did it in Slough ... now Mike 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

  • 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

  • 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