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Wallasey is the home of Wirral town hall and Wirral council's headquarters. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, was founded in Wallasey in 1931 and the first passenger hovercraft service operated between Leasowe and Rhyl in the early 1960s. Neighbouring seaside resort New Brighton is famous for Fort Perch Rock, a defence site once known as the "little Gibraltar of the Mersey". World of Sport presenter Dickie Davies was born in Wallasey, as was former England and Lions star Austin Healey.

Seven sixth form students from The Mosslands School in Wallasey cycled 900 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats

Cyclist from Wirral school ride length of Britain in memory of student’s father

Seven sixth form students from Wallasey's The Mosslands School cycled 900 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats

Swimmer Chris Shaw completed 12-hour charity challenge in torrential rain. Pictured Terry Green, Chris Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Jenny Brown and Sophie Steventon.

Twelve hour swim for Wirral dad in stormy weather

Chris Shaw from Wallasey swam 50km to North Wales and back in torrential rain

Planning application to build 10 houses at Woodend Cottage, next to Storeton Woods (pictured)

Planning inspectorate set to decide to build on green belt land in Wirral

Planning inspectorate will make decision after Wirral Council refused plans to build houses on Woodend Cottage site, Bebington

Brothers Dan, Tom and Sam Lloyd thank B&M Waste Services Ltd for £5,000 donation to Claire House

Mural appeal for Lloyd brothers at Wirral school

Twins Dan and Sam Lloyd, 18, and brother Tom, 16, suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey

Angela Eagle: We are seeing 60 years of social progress dismantled

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wallasey Angela Eagle writes about her imminent visit to the National Policy Forum

Skyner family did a 5km walk, 20km bike ride and 1.5km kayak

Family's tribute to Wirral grandmother with triathlon

Three generations took part in mini-triathlon in New Brighton for Barb Skyner

Facepainting and bouncy castles played a part in the fun day at Parkview Social Club

Wallasey football team holds fun day to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust

Parkview FC had the support of many local businesses, who donated their services or raffle prizes

Steve Harding and Dave Forshaw study a map at last year's St Olav's Wirral Viking heritage walk from West Kirby to Chester. Picture by Astrid Kähler

Date for Viking heritage walk in Wirral for St Olav

The two-day pilgrimage will begin in West Kirby and finish in Chester

Liz and dad Richard Owens have lost 11 stone between them

Father and daughter look forward to better life after losing over 11 stone

Slimming World consultant Liz tells us the story of her family's weight loss success

Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey

Angela Eagle: Time for Government to honour fallen Falklands hero

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wallasey Angela Eagle writes about Falklands hero Corporal Stewart McLaughlin

Wirral Council has joined forces with New Brighton's litter-busting group and the crew of the Black Pearl to launch a 'keep New Brighton tidy' campaign

Council teams up with litter busting buccaneers to launch Love Wirral keep New Brighton tidy message

Wirral Council has teamed up with the creators of the Black Pearl

Chris Shaw with his ripped wetsuit

Wirral dad set for open water challenge thanks to new wetsuit

Chris Shaw has a new wetsuit to protect him from jellyfish stings while swimming from New Brighton to Point of Ayr to raise money for three charities

Charlotte Wright with her nine inches of hair donated to Little Princes Trust and raised more than £500 in process

Wirral schoolgirl's locks chopped off to help child with cancer

Charlotte Wright is now sporting a bob with nine inches of hair snipped off

Owner appeals for help tracking down missing dog

Keep an eye out for Jack, missing from Wallasey

(L-R) Matt Campbell, Director of Communities project, Derek Millar,Commercial Director of the shopping centres, David Foster, Locality Manager and Frank Field MP

Birkenhead MP Frank Field opens new St Vincent De Paul charity shop in Pyramids

"This is a hugely important development that will help vulnerable people in Birkenhead and beyond"

Mayor's Column 18/06/14

Cllr Steve Foulkes with his latest dispatch

Jemma Rees-Morgan, from Wallasey, is doing as sky dive for Amy and Friends

Big charity jump for Wirral teaching assistant who is scared of aeroplanes

Skydive for Amy and Friends to support children with Cockayne Syndrome

Chris Shaw with his ripped wetsuit

Wirral dad's plea for marathon charity swim

Wetsuit is essential to wear to protect from jellyfish stings, which can leave the victim paralysed

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton

Primary schools take the Road to the Open

Children from across Wirral are set to take part in a specially-designed golf tournament ahead of The Open

Primary schools take the Road to The Open

Primary school children in Wirral are gearing up on the Road to The Open by taking part in a specially-designed golf tournament.