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Pictures: Thousands turn Birkenhead Park a sea of pink in this year's Race for Life

Organisers hoping to raise £154,00 from Wirral event for Cancer Research UK

Travelling circus under fire for use of wild animals after arriving in Wirral

The Big Cat enclosure at Peter Jolly's Circus
RSPCA calls for boycott but circus denies animals suffer and says it is regularly inspected by Defra

World class stage for Wirral at Open Championship

Northern Ireland's Rory Mcllroy shows off the Claret Jug after winning The Open in Hoylake. Picture by Andrew Teebay
All the top international players came to compete on the fairway at Hoylake's Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Live: Merseyside public sector workers out on strike

Day of industrial action as Merseyside workers join the national strike of public sector staff & teachers protesting at pay and working conditions. Pictured are staff outside the Passport office on Old Hall street in Liverpool city centre null
Follow our coverage from across the region as workers from the National Union of Teachers, Unison, Unite the Union, the GMB, PCS and the Fire Brigades Union walk out.

World's largest Viking ship to continue planned voyage to Merseyside despite mast snapping in high winds

The Draken Harald Hårfagre longship
Shipbuilders to fly to Scotland in search of timber with plans to repair damage once the 115-long vessel arrives in Wirral

News in Pictures

Residents of Mount Road and Marsh Lane along with Bebington councillors Christina Muspratt, Walter Smith and Jerry Williams want to protect Green Belt land

Future of Green Belt land in Wirral lies with planning inspectorate

Planning inspector Paul Griffiths visited Woodend Cottage in Bebington after developers appealed

Motor through the decades at Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally

Rally organiser Blair Percival and wife Dawn Edward in period dress with 1959 Austin Healey Sprite
Wirral Classic Car Club will host the fifteenth annual event this weekend

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

Planning application to build 10 houses at Woodend Cottage, next to Storeton Woods (pictured)
Planning inspectorate will make decision after Wirral Council refused plans to build houses on Woodend Cottage site, Bebington
The Post Office Birkenhead, the murder scene next to Conway Street School as depicted in a sketch of the location published in the NEWS, September 1914

Horrendous murder that shocked a community

In 1900, police investigated a terrible robbery, during which a watchman was brutally murdered

On the Beat: Merseyside Police's Insp Ross Meredith on local crime figures

Ross Meredith, Neighbourhood Inspector for south Wirral
"South Wirral remains one of the safest areas in Merseyside to live, work or visit"

Gang of youths attack pensioner in vicious Upton street assault

Generic Merseyside Police car
67-year-old victim was pounced upon by group of four teenagers and beat with baseball bat
St Michael and All Angels School, Woodchurch have been given new play equipment from construction contractors Mansell Homes

Construction firm sorts play equipment for Woodchurch primary school

Playtimes made more fun for All Angels students

Borough students invited to open day

Glyndwr University are encouraging prospective students from the Wirral to attend their open day on August 16
Wirral students invited to attend Open Day at Glyndŵr University

Revolutionary degree in robotics launched

Rodney Brookes, founder of Rethink Robotics with Baxter at the Baxter UK conference held in Bristol
Glyndwr University to launch postgraduate robotics degree next year
Lockwood brothers Adam, 27, Owain, 17, and Gareth, 29

Clean shave for dozen bearded men from Wirral

Brothers Gareth and Adam Lockwood grew a beard for six months with ten friends

Two Wirral schoolgirls shave locks off for charity

Ten-year-old Amber Ritson with her long locks
Beth Williams from Bebington and Amber Ritson of New Brighton did the selfless act to raise for Help for Heroes and Claire House

Wirral pupils help hospital baby unit

Greasby Junior School pupils visit staff at the neonatal unit
Greasby Junior School collected £2,200 for the neonatal unit at Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital

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Lockwood brothers Adam, 27, Owain, 17, and Gareth, 29

Clean shave for dozen bearded men from Wirral

Ten-year-old Amber Ritson with her long locks

Two Wirral schoolgirls shave locks off for charity

Pictures: Thousands turn Birkenhead Park a sea of pink in this year's Race for Life

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