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Birkenhead boasts a rich maritime history. The Ark Royal was built at Cammell Laird. It boasts a 12th century Benedictine monastery and a large Victorian park, the inspiration for New York's Central Park. Paul O'Grady, Dixie Dean and Glenda Jackson both hail from Birkenhead, and World War I poet Wilfred Owen called it home during his school days.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Birkenhead Park

Stiletto men walk a mile against domestic violence

Courageous men came dressed in wigs, high heels, make-up and dresses for the mile walk

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP Column: Frank Field 24/09/14

The latest dispatch from the Birkenhead MP

Chris Salmon

Chris Salmon poetry competition opens for 2015

Poetry to remember teenager Chris Salmon, who died in 2009

Just Read campaign kicks off with book giveaway

50 copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid to be given to local children as part of Good Morning Britain's campaign

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP column 10/09/10: Frank Field

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

The Stanglers tribute act Straighten Out is coming to The Hotel California

Wirral gig date for The Stranglers tribute act Straighten Out

Classic hits will be played live at the Hotel California in Birkenhead

Aprilia Mojito like the one Karen Stuart had stolen

Brazen thieves ride stolen bike around owner's Birkenhead home

Karen Stuart needs the moped to do her job caring for pensioners

Mayor's column 10/09/14

The latest dispatch from Cllr Steve Foulkes

Up in the air!

Wirral Autistic Society launches AutismAbility - a new trampolining and gymnastics scheme

Bookfest 2014 announces headline events

Renowned poet Ian McMillan among the highlights this year

Meols man backs colleague's efforts to raise money for Alzheimer's Disease

Trevi Haskayne's father suffers from the disease and colleague Ann Woodward stepped in to raise money

Hoylake Cottage is run on a not-for-profit, charitable trust basis

Hoylake Cottage receive £5,000 donation for refurbishment

Enrichment Technology Company UK Ltd support appeal

Wirral CAB's first permanent offices in Brighton Street, Wallasey

Wirral CAB celebrates 75th anniversary with tea dance

Open invitation to tea dance this Friday at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey

Harry Glover and Pete Bray in Hamilton Square ahead of their 15,000 mile journey around Europe for charity

Record-breaking trek across Europe completed by Wirral motorcyclists

Harry Glover and Pete Bray, from Birkenhead, rode to 28 countries in Europe

Park yourself in the new reading room!

Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre to host an outdoor reading facility

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP column 03/09/14: Frank Field

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

Mayor's column 03/09/14

The latest dispatch from our Mayor, Cllr Steve Foulkes

Viva La Coldplay when they played in Italy

Viva La Coldplay 'Parachutes' in to Wirral for live gig

Coldplay tribute act will play a wide repertoire of songs

Birkenhead Soroptimist president elect Elaine Haywood with some shoes to kick start the campaign

High heeled men in Wirral to walk a mile in her shoes against domestic violence

Hundreds of men will walk a mile in heels to raise money for The Zero centre, Women’s Aid and RASA

GCSE results for India Wild, Owen Morris, Sam Gavin-Pitt, Max Shah, Eleanor Hilton, Alexandra Scott at Birkenhead School

GCSE exam success for pupils across Wirral

Schools report good results despite changes to the exam system