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Wirral holiday scheme provider named the best in the North West

Wirral-based charity Neo Community has been recognised by the Department for Education as the best Holiday Activity with Food (HAF) provider in the North West. The HAF programme offers a…

Liverpool Echo - Birkenhead

The one car park where you're most likely to get a fine in Wirral

It's been number one for the last three years

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Mayor and Chief Executive raise flag in support of LGBTQ+ community

The Progress Pride flag has been raised above Wallasey Town Halls to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).  This annual celebration is an important day for LGBTQ+…

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Reporter Ed Barnes goes in search of Wirral’s biggest potholes

As Wirral Council prepares to spend millions fixing roads, I went out with a tape measure to try and find Wirral’s biggest pothole. Despite a planned £7.2m spend on 450…

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Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 18 May 2024

This is the Birkenhead News round-up of police and crime news in and around Wirral during the previous seven days. Man jailed for 27 years for child sex offences A…

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Merseyside Police firearms officer dismissed without notice for misconduct

A Firearms Officer at Merseyside Police has been dismissed from the force without notice. He will be barred from becoming a police officer anywhere in the UK after he was…

Liverpool Echo - Birkenhead

Newsagents fined after illegally selling vape to underage teen

The shop said it takes full responsibility

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Man charged after dealing heroin and crack in Liscard’s Central Park

A man arrested in Central Park in Wallasey has been charged with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine. This is a part of Merseyside Police’s ongoing work to tackle…

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5 things to do in New Brighton when you visit the Youth Market

Up to 30 of Wirral’s brightest young entrepreneurs will be showcasing their wares at the borough’s second ever Youth Market in New Brighton this Saturday, 18 May. Expect everything from…

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First Liverpool City Region Innovation Investment Week hailed huge success

Mayor Steve Rotheram has spoken of the Liverpool City Region’s innovation superpower ambitions following the success of its first-ever Innovation Investment Week. The city region’s world-leading capabilities and billions of…

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Birkenhead shopkeeper fined for underage vape sales

A retailer in Birkenhead town centre will have to pay out more than £2,700 after being found guilty of illegally selling a vape to a 15-year-old. The proprietor of Grange…

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Merseyrail employee celebrates 53 years of dedicated service

Merseyrail’s longest-serving member of staff has been recognised at a special awards ceremony after clocking up an astonishing 53 years at the rail company. David Hunter, now aged 77, began…

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‘Menacing’ nurse tried to steal patient’s money

A “menacing” nurse locked a vulnerable patient in a hospital toilet to steal her money and altered records to cover his tracks. Agency worker Bharat Chauhan asked a woman known…

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Four arrests after drugs found at Greasby house

Police have arrested four men after cannabis, suspected cocaine, and MDMA tablets were found at a house in Greasby on Thursday, 16 May. At around 4pm officers spotted a man…

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Appeal to save 50 rescue dogs facing homelessness ahead of shelter eviction

A Wirral animal rescue is issuing an urgent appeal for help to save its dogs and secure its future after receiving notice to leave its kennels within four weeks. Celandine…

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Saying YES to brighter futures for young people across Merseyside

A new £400,000 fund to prevent serious violence by saying YES to brighter futures for young people across Merseyside goes live today. The Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES) has been unveiled…

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Birkenhead based young people’s mental health charity wins top UK health award

Birkenhead-based Open Door Charity has won a major award for its creative and accessible mental health and wellbeing support for young people across the Wirral and Merseyside. Following a rigorous selection and assessment…

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Two men charged with firearms offences in Wirral

Detectives have charged two men as part of an ongoing investigation into firearms offences in Wirral. At around 10.30pm on Tuesday, 26 March, officers were called to New Chester Road…

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Jennifer John joins The Choir with No Name Liverpool for its annual ‘Big Gig’ 

The Choir with No Name (CWNN) Liverpool, a choir involving people impacted by homelessness, will be joined by singer/songwriter Jennifer John for its annual ‘Big Gig’ on Friday, 24 May.…

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Seacombe family ‘overwhelmed’ after thousands raised in Home Office legal fight

A Seacombe family is “so overwhelmed” after £21,000 was raised in hours to support their legal fight against the Home Office. Nelson Shardey moved to the UK in 1977 as…