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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.

Ness Gardens

Want to know what's on over Easter in Wirral? Here's our round up

Take a look at our round up of family-friendly events for Easter week

Some of the clothing and weapons Wirral's live-in Viking will be provided with by Big Heritage

Situations vacant: Full-time Viking, no experience of pillaging required!

Wirral tourism site to advertise for unique job

I had to sell my war medals because of the bedroom tax

Birkenhead Falklands vet hits out at government ministers over 'disgusting' welfare reforms

Members of Wirral Mencaps Gateway Awards Programme took part in an abseil

Wirral Mencap hosts charity abseil

“The abseil was a great opportunity for participants to challenge themselves"

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Frank Field: Taking steps to deliver a Living Wage to Wirral workers

In his weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Birkenhead Frank Field writes about helping low paid workers

A fire engine

Birkenhead skip yard blaze believed to have been started accidentally

Crews were at premises for almost seven hours as 10,000 tonnes of waste material caught fire

Brian Cummings outside the House of Lords

School governor’s trip to House of Lords for celebration

Brian Cummings from Bebington receives special invitation by Lord Nash

Shaun Skinner leaving Wirral Magistrates Court

Dog owner jailed after killing pet Staffordshire terrier by throwing it against wall

Shaun Skinner pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal at a court hearing last month

Protesters highlight the rise in Tunnel fees charged at Merseyside's two tunnels.
Photo by Gavin Trafford.

Tunnel campaigners disappointed after less than 30 people turn up for protest

Cost of travelling through Birkenhead and Wallasey tunnels rose by 10p to £1.70 today

Gareth Lambert, aged 28, from Oriel Road was given a five-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) banning him from approaching or engaging with any member of the public in any public place in Wirral to ask for money, cigarettes or to use their mobile phone.

Aggressive Wirral beggar who made shoppers' lives a misery handed five-year ASBO

Gareth Lambert cannot approach members of public or ask them for money, cigarettes or to use their mobile phone

The review by Sir Cyril Chantler draws a link between tobacco packaging and its appeal as a product

Wirral Council welcomes tobacco packaging review

“The amount of money we spend on projects to deal with the fallout of smoking and smoking-related illnesses is considerable, and could be better focused on other areas.”

Birkenhead pub achieves perfect score in national pub excellence scheme

The River View celebrates 100% success in national brewery initiative

UAB students welcomed Jon Mayhew

Author inspires students at University Academy Birkenhead

Author John Mayhew invited to University Academy Birkenhead

Central Station, Birkenhead

Nostalgia: Memories of a Birkenhead family

Wirral News reader Alan Perry shares photos of his family business

Actors Nick Pickard and Ashley Taylor-Dawson, left, with youg fans Shelby Owen, 11, Georgia Thomas, 11 and Sheila Day, 12

Hollyoaks actors out in force for Starlight event at the Pyramids

Three actors from the Merseyside soap attended a fashion event at the shopping centre

The 5th Bebington brownie pack recently celebrated the Big Brownie Birthday - 100 years old

Bebington Brownies celebrate 100th birthday

The pack spent an evening with members old and new to celebrate the organisation's centenary

The Jalapenos: Charlie Davidson on guitar and vocals, Doctor Martyn on bass and vocals and Diamond Dave on drums and vocals

Egg Run bikers scramble to the Swinging Arm

Rock karaoke at ‘after-show’ party for charity run

Julie and Keith Bidwell along with Abi Wade dressed in Easter style for the Wirral Egg run 2011. Photo: Gareth Jones

Swinging Arm to host Post Egg Run Shindig

The Birkenhead pub will welcome riders after the event

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Frank Field: Local GPs are walking away from their patients

In his weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Birkenhead Frank Field talks about our GP surgeries

The Light Cinema in New Brighton will be showing autism friendly screenings

World Autism Awareness day supported in Wirral

Companies and community groups around the borough are helping to raise awareness and support