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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.

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

Williamson Art Gallery on Slatey Road, Birkenhead

Extensive calendar of music and arts in Wirral

Programme of events at Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead

Mayor's column 27/08/14

The latest dispatch from Cllr Steve Foulkes

Michael Fleightman, Sue Higginson, Jeremy Butler and Rob Edward at Tranmere Rovers, where Michael has just started his intermediate business administrator apprenticeship

After GCSEs, which way next for you?

Course opportunities at Wirral Met College

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Frank Field: Bank closures will mean more people are charged for cash withdrawals

In his weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Birkenhead Frank Field writes about bank branch closures

Children from Jack and Jill Day Nursery attended a fun day at Birkenhead Park, which was organised by Wirral Play Council and Surestart

Birkenhead nursery children enjoy day of summer fun

Children at Jack and Jill Day Nursery enjoyed a day of events organised by Wirral Play Council

Soft Rock Cafe in Liscard has live bands playing

Liven up your nightlife in Wirral this bank holiday

You don't have to travel far for entertainment

Three-day festival by Peerless Brewery was a great success last year

Hoylake beer festival returns this bank holiday

Sample over 80 real ales, along with a variety of ciders and wines

Last year's event in Birkenhead Park

Date set for free family festival in Wirral

Cup of Sugar Festival will have local bands and dance shows performing

Buy British was the patriotic appeal by Blacker's Stores, Liverpool and other shops when war started

Adverts painting a picture of World War I

Robin Bird takes a look at adverts printed during World War I

Lynne Hunt lost weight with Slimming World

Wirral woman turns life around after losing over six stone

Lynne Hunt lost weight with Slimming World and is now a consultant for the company in Birkenhead

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Frank Field: Job searchers remain at risk of being ripped off

In his weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Birkenhead Frank Field writes about the Universal Jobmatch website

Wirral Community Orchestra, who were formerly called Wirral Cooperative Orchestra

Wirral orchestra enjoys successful year under new name

The group was formerly known as Wirral Cooperative Orchestra

(L-R): Jill McDonald, North west division president and CEO of McDonald's UK, Brett Owen, Manager of McDonald's in Rock Retail Park and Doug Goare, President of McDonald's Europe

Birkenhead fast food manager wins European award

Brett Owen, manager at the Rock Retail Park branch of McDonalds, received the accolade for outstanding customer service

Mayor's Column: 13/08/14

The latest dispatch from Cllr Steve Foulkes

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Frank Field: More people are living in poverty whilst working compared with unemployed in poverty

In his weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Birkenhead Frank Field writes about low pay

Jonny Garnon is pictured with his god-daughter Olivia

Jonny saddles up for tough cycling challenge to help cystic fibrosis sufferers

Jonny Garnon, a sales assistant in Birkehead, is taking on the challenge on behalf of his god-daughter, who has the genetic disorder

Birkenhead Victoria Cycling Club get in training for Wild Wales Challenge in memory of Michael Casson from Birkenhead

Wirral cycling club take on gruelling Welsh challenge for friend

Birkenhead Victoria Cycling Club are doing the challenge in memory of fireman Michael Casson