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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.

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

Cup of Sugar Festival a huge success!

Birkenhead Park festival a great event for the community

Letter reveals Wilfred Owen's links to the Wirral

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

Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP Column: Frank Field 24/09/14

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

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.

Mayor column 24/09/14

The latest dispatch from Cllir Steve Foulkes

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