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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.

Defiant II has raised £2,000 for Help for Heroes to mark the centenary of World War One. Picture by Linda Foo Guest

American military vehicle in Wirral raises cash for Help for Heroes

‘Detroit’ Dave has spent his pension to bring the Lark back to its former glory

Wirral Rehearsal Studios Launches new web TV Music Show

Wirral artists and bands needed to feature on upcoming episodes

Runaway success for Wirral Half Marathon!

Check out the results and more great photographs from the event

Mayor's Column 15/10/14

The latest dispatch from Cllr Steve Foulkes

In the Neighbourhood with our local police. 15/10/14

Inspector Duncan Swan gives an update on the latest in community police issues

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP column 15/10/14: Frank Field

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

Popular metal covers band Generations. Picture by Gareth Harding

Rock through Generations of metal at Wirral gig

Metal band Generations cover great tunes from all the eras with extensive play list

Laura wins Miss Wirral!

Birkenhead Shopping Centre hosts the final

Wirral half marathon and 10k run is this Sunday, October 12

Thousands signed up for Wirral half marathon and 10K race

Roads closures in operation from Birkenhead Park to New Brighton during the run

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP column: Frank Field 08/10/14

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

Premier Care helps food drive

Food drive supported by Frank Field MP

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP column 01/10/14: Frank Field

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

A good innings for Ken!

Wirral gentleman turns 100 in style

Spitfire in Birkenhead Park where a wartime Spitfire crashed. The MG is of the type of sports car favoured by RAF pilots and is owned by Robin Bird, of New Brighton.

Spitfire in park where aircraft once crashed

History repeats itself as Spitfire fighter lands in Birkenhead Park for transport event

Tom Lightburn from Wallasey has published 10 books published based on his Royal Navy days

Wirral author's Royal Navy life put in to fiction

Tom Lightburn, 80, spent 22 years in Royal Navy which inspired him to write

Rock sounds of Dr Strangelove coming to Hotel California. Picture by Ben Jones

Dr Strangelove in the house for Wirral's nightlife

Long list of blues and rock tunes from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Hendrix, Queen, Eagles, Pink Floyd and Bowie

A good innings for Ken!

Wirral gentleman turns 100 in style

The Boot in Liscard

Merseyside Derby kicks off Wirral nightlife

See Liverpool versus Everton live on big screens at The Boot and Sheridans

Four-day festival by Peerless Brewery raised money for community campaign

Thousands raised at beer festival in Wirral

Peerless Brewery in Birkenhead raised £6,700 for the community

Repairs to grade II-listed Oxton Gateway Hub in Birkenhead

New lease of life for Wirral Victorian church

Repairs to stonework at Oxton Gateway Hub costing £230,000 has finished