YOUR new look Wirral Globe will be hitting the news stands this week – delivering a bigger, better and brighter newspaper for the community we love.

Over the past 18 months there has been a surge of interest in local news, with the pandemic driving readers to sources of trusted information.

This has also made them keen to know more about the places and people where they live.

This has been reflected in the growing readership of the Globe across our website and social media channels – and in print, where we’ve witnessed a rise in sales in shops and newsagents.

That is why we feel now is the time to invest in your local newspaper – by making some of the boldest changes the title has undergone in its 48 year history.

We’re creating a more expansive news section where we can tell and display the stories that matter to our readers.

From crime and court, to human interest and the latest goings on at the Town Hall, we’ll continue to have it covered.

We’ll also be launching a host of new features which portray the people, places and businesses that make Wirral such a vibrant and attractive place to live.

Our community editors and reporters will be chatting to your favourite pubs and restaurants and unearthing stories from the businesses battling back from the pandemic.

They will also be showcasing the best things to do locally and regionally, looking back on bygone times with a new nostalgia section and celebrating family life with picture specials, such as babies of the month.

We’ll also be including a weekly 8-page TV guide alongside the regular puzzler section.

And of course, we’ll continue to bring you the latest from Tranmere Rovers and the local sports scene.

To coincide with the launch of the new look Globe we’ll be increasing stocks in the shops and outlets across the borough.

Supplies of the Wirral Globe have been increased in shops

Supplies of the Wirral Globe have been increased in shops

Where you can buy the Wirral Globe

Chester Foregate News Limited, 113-115 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HE

1-2 Summerfield Road, Guilden Sutton, Chester, CH3 7SW

Daily Post, 131 Norman Street, Claughton, Birkenhead, CH41 0AT

Ak General Trading Store Ltd, 90 Bidston Avenue, Claughton, Birkenhead, CH41 0BS

Tesco Claughton Exp, 9-15 Upton Road, Claughton, Wirral, CH41 0DE

Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd, Hamilton Square Station, Hamilton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1AL

131 Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead, CH41 2TE

Supernews And Booze, 66-67 Oxton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2TL

Grange News, 3 St. Werburghs Square Grange Precinct, Birkenhead, CH41 2XZ

6 St Anne Street, Birkenhead, CH41 3JU

One Stop News, 102 Vittoria Street, Birkenhead, CH41 3LQ

Conway News & Booze, 264 Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4AH

228 Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 4DX

31 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AA

Asda, Oliver Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6HH

Lansdowne Minimarket Ltd, 92 Lansdowne Road, Birkenhead, CH41 7AB

Asda, Stanley Road, Unit 1 Stanley Road, Birkenhead, CH41 7BG

Hoylake General Store, 24-26 Hoylake Road, Bidston, Birkenhead, CH41 7BX

Happy Shopper, 114 Hoylake Road, Birkenhead, CH41 7BZ

Sahota Newsagents, 101 Duke Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 8BN

8 Mallaby Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8DF

McColl’s, 96A-98A Laird Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8EN

Food Arena, 1-3 Duke Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8EP

Green Lane,Ss 6 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH41 9AZ

Eurogarages, Lairds 117 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH41 9BW

Corner Store, 60 Argyle Street, South Birkenhead, CH41 9BY

Shell Wirralway, 413 Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0HA

585 Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0HD

Dhillons News, 209-213 Church Road, Higher Tranmere, Wirral, CH42 0LD

Preston Pop In, 103-105 Greenway Road, Higher Tranmere, Birkenhead, CH42 0NE

The Chase Wirral (Bargin Booze), 67 St Pauls Road, Rockferry, Birkenhead, CH42 1LG

56 Rock Lane East, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, CH42 1PQ

McColl’s, 2 King Street, Birkenhead, CH42 2AJ

171 Bedford Road, Birkenhead, CH42 2AW

Tm Retail (Con), 86 Highfield Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, CH42 2DA

155 Old Chester Road, Birkenhead CH42 3TA

McColl’s, Old Chester Road, 229-231 Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 3TD

Unit 5, 255 Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 3TD

Kp Store, 340 Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 3XE

Dacre Hill Post Office, 473 Old Chester Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4ND

230 Bebington Road, Birkenhead, CH42 4QF

Tesco Rock Ferry Metro, 212A Bebington Road, Birkenhead CH42 4QF

Essentials Nw Ltd, 15 Albany Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH42 4QH

Co-Op, Tranmere, Church Road, Tranmere Court, 8 Church Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, CH42 5LE

Antony And Sons Ltd, 22 Bebington Road, Birkenhead, CH42 6PU

Higher Tranmere Express, 8-10 Bebington Road, Birkenhead, CH42 6PU

Srs Convenience Store Ltd, 115-117 Mount Road, Birkenhead, CH42 6RE

McColl’s Tranmere, 125-127 Mount Road, Birkenhead, CH42 6RE

Sainsburys Birkenhead Pfs, Woodchurch Road, Prenton, Birkenhead, CH42 8PA

Sainsburys Birkenhead, 342A Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8PQ

Booker Birkenhead, 734-736 Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH42 9JF

Tesco Tranmere Express, 790-794 Borough Road, Tranmere, CH42 9JG

Booze Direct, 91-93 Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, CH42 9LH

Best One, 88-90 Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, CH42 9LP

Corner Store, 104 Woodchurch Lane, Prenton Park, Birkenhead, CH42 9PD

McColl’s Prenton, 12 Holmlands Drive, Prenton, CH43 0TX

Simply Food & Drink, 24B Wellington Road, Oxton, Prenton, CH43 2JE

Mc Coll’s Prenton Hall Road, 179 Prenton Hall Road, Prenton, CH43 3BP

10 O'Clock Shop, 18 Grange Mount, Birkenhead Wirral, CH43 4XW

Brooks News, 32 Balls Road, Oxton, Prenton, CH43 5RE

Edwards News, 23-25 Rose Mount, Oxton, Birkenhead, CH43 5SG

Tesco Bidston Moss Extra Pfs, Bidston Link Road, Bidston, Prenton, CH43 7AA

Tesco Bidston Moss Extra, Bidston Link Road, Bidston, Prenton, CH43 7AA

St. Oswalds Avenue, Beechwood, Prenton, CH43 7ZH

The Fender Post Office, 44 Fender Way, Beechwood, Prenton, CH43 7ZJ

1 Townfield Close, Prenton, CH43 9JW

Co-Op, Birkenhead Upton, Noctorum Avenue, Prenton, CH43 9SA

Martins Noctorum, 389 Upton Road, Noctorum, Prenton, CH43 9SE

King Street, Wallasey, CH44 0BZ

Tesco Wallasey Exp, 111 King Street, Wallasey, CH44 0BZ

News Plus, 39 Trafalgar Road, Wallasey, CH44 0DZ

Mmrg Trafalgar Road, 30 Trafalgar Road, Wallasey, CH44 0EB

Martins News & Off Licence, 5 Martins Lane, Wallasey, CH44 1BA

Wine Cellar, 72-74 Martins Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 1BW

146 Wallasey Road, Wallasey, CH44 2AF

Wallasey Road Post Office, 194 Wallasy Road, Wallasey, CH44 2AG

15-35 Leasowe Road, Wallasey, CH44 2BY

M&S Bidston Moss Sf, Unit 2B Junction One Retail Park, Merseyside, CH44 2HE

A & C Stores, 176 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 3BW

Nsns News And Wine, 172 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 4BZ

Poulton Pop In, 411-413 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 4DF

Tesco Wallasey Exp, Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 4DF

Shop Local, 381 - 383 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 4DF

Rana News, 51 Limekiln Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5SR

Holder View, 32 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UG

Discount Food And Wine, 5-7 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 6LB

71 - 73 St Pauls Road, Seacombe, Merseyside, CH44 7AJ

64 King Street, Wallasey, CH44 8AU

Wallasey Convenience Store, 22 King Street, Wallasey, CH44 8AU

Food And Drinks, 103 Liscard Road, Wallasey, CH44 9AE

Go Local Extra, 101-103 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 9DE

169-171 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 9DG

Ten O Clock Shop, 34 Poulton Road, Wallasey, CH44 9DQ

265-267 Seabank Road, Wallasey, CH45 1HE

103-107 Victoria Road, Wallasey, CH45 2JB

Premier Wallasey, 262-264 Wallasey Village, Wirral, CH45 3HB

Co-Op Wallasey, 85 Wallasey Village, Wallasey, CH45 3LE

Go Local, 143 Wallasey Village, Wallasey, CH45 3LF

Fairways Wallasey Village, 218-220 Wallasey Village, Wirral, CH45 3LP

Tesco Wallasey Liscard, 15-17 Liscard Village, Wallasey, CH45 4JG

Wallasey Post Office, 12 Liscard Village, Wallasey Mspo, Wallasey, CH45 4JW

Go Local Bining Newsagent, 78 Seaview Road, Wallasey, CH45 4LB

Premier Liscard, 4 Coronation Buildings, Wallasey Road, Wallasey, CH45 4NE

Asda Liscard, Seaview Road, Wallasey, CH45 4NZ

Best One, 207 Seaview Road, Wallasey, CH45 4PB

McColl’s Wallasey, 91 Belvidere Road, Wallasey, CH45 4RX

Tower Stores, 214 Seabank Road, Wallasey, CH45 5AQ

Julu Stores, 23 Rowson Street, Wallasey, CH45 5AR

Premier Food Store Limited, 124-126 Rake Lane, Wallasey, CH45 5DL

Best One, Mount Pleasant Road, Wallasey, CH45 5EW

Sweets 4 You, Your Store Wirral, 43 Leasowe Road, Wallasey, CH45 8NY

R & M News, 72 Albion Street, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 9JH

The Local Zone, 123-125 Mount Road, Wallasey, CH45 9JS

Super Newsmag, 235 Hoylake Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 0PF

2 Griffin Avenue, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 0PN

One Stop Moreton, 115 - 117 Reeds Lane, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 1QT

Twickenham Drive Supermarket, 238 Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 2QE

Bp Hoylake Road, Hoylake Road, Wirral, CH46 5NA

302 Hoylake Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 6DE

Tesco Hoylake Rd Wirral Exp, 314 Hoylake Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 6DE

Town Meadow News, 72 Town Meadow Lane, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 7TB

Day Choice Convenience Store, 27 Pasture Road, Wirral, CH46 7TG

The Wine Celler, 126 Pasture Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 8SB

47 Hoylake Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 9PD

226 Reeds Lane, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 9PJ

Euro Garage Shell Moreton, 157 Holylake Road, Moreton, CH46 9PZ

Foodworld, 69-71 Chapelhill Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 9QQ

Newsmag, 13-15 Albert Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2AB

Sainsburys Hoylake, 19 Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2BG

Grove Park Store, 27 Grove Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 2DS

Co-Op Hoylake, Market St, 110 Market Street, Wirral, CH47 3BE

Shoppers, 18 Birkenhead Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 3BN

McColl’s Meols, 3 Station Approach, Meols, Wirral, CH47 8XA

Morrisons West Kirby, 25-45 Dee Lane, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 0QA

The Waverley (West Kirby) Ltd, 88 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 0RE

One Stop Stores Ltd, One Stop Convenience Store, 124 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 0RF

Go Local, 23 Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4DY

Cosmic News Private Ltd, 36 Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4EF

Premier West Kirby, 1 The Crescent, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4HL

Morrisons Pfs, West Kirby, Orrysdale Road, West Kirby, CH48 5AA

Co-Op West Kirby, Frankby Road, Newton, Wirral, CH48 9UU

Newton Post Office, 80 Newton Cross Lane, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 9XQ

138 Ford Road, Wirral, CH49 0TQ

Greasby Food & Wines, 95 Arrowe Road, Greasby, Wirral, CH49 1RY

Nisa Local Greasby, 132-134 Greasby Road, Greasby, Wirral, CH49 3NQ

Greasby Post Office, 140 Greasby Road, Greasby, Wirral, CH49 3NQ

Co-Op Saughall Massie, 194 Saughall Massie Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 4LD

Mmrg Manor Drive, 137-139 Manor Drive, Upton, Wirral, CH49 4LP

43 Fleetcroft Road, Wirral, CH49 5LZ

The Top Stores, 129-131 Arrowe Park Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 5PB

Asda Arrowe Pk, 414 Woodchurch Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 5PD

Co-Op Hoole Road, 90-94 Hoole Road, Wirral, CH49 8EG

M&S Heswall, 136 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0AH

Bargain Booze, 82 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0AQ

22 Village Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0DZ

One Stop Stores Ltd, 109-111 Brimstage Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 1XF

Shell Gayton, 2A Chester Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 3RY

Rainbow Wines, 40 Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7RE

Whs Hs Heswall, 139-141 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7SE

Tesco Heswall, Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7SL

Sainsbury, Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 7TT

Mc Coll’s Thingwall, 118 Barnston Road, Thingwall, Wirral, CH61 1AT

Martins Thingwall, 49A Thingwall Road, Irby, Wirral, CH61 3UE

Irby Local, 24 Thingwall Road, Irby, CH61 3UE

Sainsbury's Heswall, Pensby Road, Thingwall, Wirral, CH61 7UB

517 Pensby Road, Thingwall, Wirral, CH61 7UQ

Abi News & Wine, 71-73 Ridgewood Drive, Wirral, CH61 8RF

311 Pensby Road Heswall, Pensby, Wirral, CH61 9ND

Tesco Heswall Express, 323-327 Pensbry Road, Heswall, CH61 9ND

Co-Op Pensby, 415 Pensby Road, Heswall, Pensby, Wirral, CH61 9PF

84 Eastham Village Road, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 0AW

Buckleys Wirral Ltd, 45-47 New Chester Road, Wirral, CH62 1AA

Todays Local, 73 New Ferry Road, Wirral, CH62 2BH

3 Coronation Drive, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3LF

New Chester Road, Wirral, CH62 3PB

M&S Bromborough Simply Food, Croft Retail & Leisure Prk Welton Road, Bromborough, CH62 3PN

Asda Bromborough, 493 Croft Industrial Estate Wilton Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3RL

135 New Chester Road, Wirral, CH62 4RA

84 Bebington Road, New Ferry, Wirral, CH62 5BJ

Variety Express Ltd, 124 Allport Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 6AQ

Park Garage Leverhulme Station, 892 New Chester Road, Wirral, CH62 6AT

158 Allport Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 6BB

83 The Rake, Bromborough Wirral, CH62 7AF

Rake Booze, 94 The Rake, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 7AL

Post Office, 6 High Street, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 7HA

Co-Op Bromborough, 13 Allport Lane, Wirral, CH62 7HJ

McColl’s Eastham, 136 Plymyard Avenue, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 8HF

One Stop Stores Ltd, 1204 New Chester Road, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 9AE

Tesco Eastham Rake Exp Retail Unit, Eastham Rake, CH62 9AN

Thrifty'S, 16 Mill Park Drive, Eastham, CH62 9DL

5 The Crescent, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 2NT

Co-Op Cross Lane, Cross Lane, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3AL

Aksara, 78 Church Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3EB

Our Local, 3 Town Lane, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 5JB

A Jey Trading Ltd, 3 Broadway, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 5ND

48 Town Lane, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 5RB

Bebington Convenience Store, 83-85 Old Chester Road, Bebington, Merseyside, CH63 7LG

Londis Bebington, Ss 6 Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 7LQ

186 Bebington Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 7NX

Londis Lottie Dod, 2 Church Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 7PH

Co-Op Teehay Lane, 120 Teehey Lane, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 8QT

Edwards News Ltd, 96-98 Teehey Lane, Higher Bebington, Wirral, CH63 8QT

7 Buckland Drive, Spital, Wirral, CH63 9AA

One Stop Bebington, 8-9 Lancelyn Court Precinct, Spital Road, Bebington, CH63 9JP

Spar Murgatroyd Willaston, 12 Neston Road, Willaston, Wirral, CH64 2TE

T/A Village News, 40 Town Lane, Little Neston, Neston, CH64 4DF

Go Local, 28 Drake Road, Little Neston, CH64 9TW

Tesco Express Neston, 4 The Cross, Neston, CH64 9UB

Suby & Sufy Brothers, 15 Mercer Walk, Ellesmere Port Arcade, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AP

Asda Ellesmere Port, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BZ

Mmrg Ellesmere Port, 6 Cromwell Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4AA

Georgies News, 92-94 Station Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4BH

Martins Verham Road, 31D Wolverham Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 5DA

Mmrg Woodland Road, 5-7 Woodland Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6PN

Morrisons Pfs Ellesmere Port, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6RU

Morrisons Ellesmere Port, Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6RX

Loxdale Local, 62 Loxdale Drive, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH65 7AN

Costcutter, 209-213 Pooltown Rd, Ellesmere Port, CH65 7EB

S4S News & Booze, 7 Victoria Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8BU

6 The Arcade Regent Street, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8DX

Suthas Food & Wine, 2 West Road, Wolverham, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AR

41 Underwood Drive, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9BH

Ohri Convenience Store, 4 Bunbury Green, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9EW

Sainsburys Ellesmere Port, Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9HN

Sainsburys Ellesmere Port Pfs, Kinsey Road, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9HN

Tesco, Rossmore Road, West Little Sutton, CH66 1JG

Co-Op Overpool Road, 14 Overpool Road, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1JN

News & Booze Overpool Ltd, 14 Rossmore Road, West Overpool, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1LR

Tm Retail (Con) Station Road, Little Su, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1NZ

Martins, 6 Hope Farm Precinct, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 2RG

Co-Op Great Sutton, 1A Hope Farm Precinct, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 2RG

Tesco Ellesmere Port, Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port, CH66 3JT

McColl’s Old Chester Road, 62 Old Chester Road, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 3PB

8 Whetstone Hey, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 3PH

Tesco Little Sutton Express, 508 Chester Road, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 3RE

McColl’s Great Sutton, 49 Gleneagles Road, Great Sutton, South Wirral, CH66 4NF

Winsford Newsagents, 6 Fountain Court, Winsford, CW7 1AJ