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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.

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

Letter reveals Wilfred Owen's links to the Wirral

Dean Sullivan to direct new show inspired by Owen's peninsula links

Wirral dog walker puts best paw forward for burned down dogs home

Dannielle Golding hard in training for the Wirral Half Marathon in aid of Manchester Dogs Home.

Sensory play area opens at Europa Pools

Mayor Steve Foulkes declared new area open

Fashionistas of the future to create their own clothes

Birkenhead fashion boutique are hosting design days for children

Cheshire business couple named in jewellery industry's Hot 100

Maureen and Lee Hooson have opened new shop in Birkenhead.

Wirral transportation company continues it's recruitment drive going from strength to strength and looking for more team members

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

Mayor's column: 17/09/14

The latest dispatch from Cllr Steve Foulkes, Mayor of Wirral

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

TV’s Gogglebox stars open family business in Birkenhead

Viv and Eve Woerdenwebe have opened up shop at Pyramids Shopping Centre

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