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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

Live: Merseyside public sector workers out on strike

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

Woman sexually assaulted by naked man in Wirral in the early hours of this morning

Merseyside Police seeking information about sexual assault updated
“The offender was completely naked and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw this man to call police"

Watch: Firefighters called out to tackle two Wirral blazes

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Fire service said blaze broke out in empty building in Birkenhead

Merseyside boxer tragically loses life day after fighting in Nottingham

Lance Ferguson-Prayogg, a young boxer who collapsed and died after a boxing match at The Forum in Nottingham in June 2014. Kirsty Radcliffe photography
Lance Ferguson-Prayogg collapsed and lost consciousness as he left ring on Saturday night

News in Pictures

Rally organiser Blair Percival and wife Dawn Edward in period dress with 1959 Austin Healey Sprite

Motor through the decades at Wirral Historic Vehicle Rally

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, Bebbington

Date for Viking heritage walk in Wirral for St Olav

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
The two-day pilgrimage will begin in West Kirby and finish in Chester
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
The ground breaking partnership between Glyndwr University and Wrexham FC has attracted 15 players, including several from the North West.

Football academy scores with Prenton Park assist

Glyndŵr Wrexham Football Academy football academy scores with assist from Tranmere Rovers and more

Esther McVey: There was lots to cheer about in Wirral over the weekend

Minister for Disabled People and MP for Wirral West Esther McVey
In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wirral West Esther McVey writes about various events taking place over the weekend

Check mate for Wirral's UK chess champions against world opponents

Tom Winston, Rafael Parry, George Creasy, Advait Bavikatte, and Heather Marshall with coach John Hanson at the Yes to Chess international finals in London
St Bridget’s CofE in West Kirby represented the UK in the international chess championships for primary school children
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

Mural appeal for Lloyd brothers at Wirral school

Brothers Dan, Tom and Sam Lloyd thank B&M Waste Services Ltd for £5,000 donation to Claire House
Twins Dan and Sam Lloyd, 18, and brother Tom, 16, suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Charitable Wirral primary school raises £4,500 for deaf school in Gambia

Townfield teacher Alexandra Rigg leads the project and took her family to St John’s School for the Deaf in Gambia
Townfield Primary School in Prenton is linked to Gambia's St John’s School for the Deaf

Videos & Photos

Festival of arts in West Kirby. Picture by George Evans

Hundreds turn out for Wirral Festival of Firsts

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

Family's tribute to Wirral grandmother with triathlon

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

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