WE have come to the end of November, so let's have a look back at some feel-good stories Wirral Globe has covered across the borough over the past month.

1. 14 couples dance at 'Strictly' event to be crowned Maggie's Wirral champion

Famous faces attended a Strictly-styled event hosted by a Wirral charity that supports people living with cancer and beyond.

14 couples danced on Sunday, November 19 at The Titanic Hotel in Liverpool to be crowned Maggie’s Strictly champion and raise funds for the charity.  

This year actress, presenter and dancer Jennifer Ellison, actor and singer Ray Quinn, actor Daniel Taylor and, the host, actor and radio presenter Pete Price were all in attendance.

Wirral Globe: Dancers in Maggie's StrictlyDancers in Maggie's Strictly (Image: Maggies's Wirral)

Strictly Maggie’s is an "incredible evening made by inspirational people dance to be crowned Strictly Maggie’s champion".

To read more about the event, click here.

2. The Shippons Inn named pub of the year by Thwaites brewery

A Wirral pub beat over 200 others across the country to secure a duo of accolades at the latest Thwaites Hospitality Awards.

Following a rigorous judging process, which ranged from interviews to mystery pub visits, The Shippons Inn in Irby scooped two highly coveted titles – ‘Pub of the Year’ and ‘Best Business Builder’. 

Wirral Globe: Steve and Laura Edmunds of The Shippons Inn in IrbySteve and Laura Edmunds of The Shippons Inn in Irby (Image: Thwaites)

Crowned ‘Pub of the Year’ , the Irby-based pub was praised by judges for its “fantastic hospitality, delicious homecooked food, excellent service and its real connection with the local community.”

To find out more, click here.

3. Wirral hospital bids farewell to midwife after 47 years of service

A midwife from Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) has retired after 47 years of service.

Chris Reid embarked on her journey in healthcare at Clatterbridge on February 4, 1976, qualifying as a registered nurse in 1979.

Her dedication saw her contributing to the children’s ward until October 1979, after which she transitioned to midwifery training. 

Wirral Globe: ChrisChris (Image: WUTH)

She said: “My advice for any aspiring midwife is to always keep the focus on the woman and their family. They are the most important people in the room and that should never be forgotten.

“I will miss the families immensely. It has been a privilege to serve my community. At my leaving meal, I was approached by someone in the restaurant who thanked me for delivering their baby 30 years ago. It’s lovely to think that so many families remember our faces after such a long time.” 

To find out more about Chris, click here.

4. Wirral restaurant 'where nothing is too much trouble' celebrates 40 years in business

A popular Wirral restaurant 'where nothing is too much trouble' celebrated 40 years since it first opened this month.

Lino's has been a feature on Market Street in Hoylake since November 4, 1983.

Enrico Galantini has been in charge since 1998, taking over after ill-health forced his father Lino, the restaurant's founder, to retire along with Enrico's mum Barbara.

Wirral Globe: EnricoEnrico (Image: Craig Manning)

The 58-year-old told the Globe: "We opened on November 4, 1983. Mum and dad retired 25 years ago, after my dad had a stroke and I've run it on my own ever since.

"We're just very grateful to the people of Wirral and Hoylake, who have looked after us and we've looked after them, for the last 40 years."

To read more about Lino's, click here.

5.  Wirral primary school crowned winners at Educate Awards 2023

The headteacher of a Wirral primary school said it was a "great honour" to receive an award recognising their commitment to the environment.

Heswall Primary School, on Whitfield Lane, won the award for Outstanding Commitment to the Environment at the Educate Awards 2023 for their ongoing environmental project work.

Wirral Globe: Heswall Primary SchoolHeswall Primary School (Image: Heswall Primary School)

The Educate Awards 2023, held at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday, November 17, gathered 700 attendees from schools across the Northwest to celebrate "excellence in education".

To read more, click here.