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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

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

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

Pottery students unveil work in Wirral

Students Marianne O'Hanlon and Rose Rhodes with their work
Large collection of ceramics by 24 students will be on display

Birkenhead Central Library to celebrate 80th birthday

Birkenhead Library celebrates 80 years of service this weekend. Photograph provided by Wirral Council
The library was officially opened by King George V in July 1934
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
Minister for Disabled People and MP for Wirral West Esther McVey

Esther McVey: George Osborne met with Wirral businesses to hear their views

In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wirral West Esther McVey writes about George Osborne's visit to West Kirby

Wirral teen's has big designs on fashion industry after winning award

A level art student Charlotte White with her winning tartan garment modelled by Georgina Scregg
Charlotte White won top designer award with her 'very creative and impactful design'

West Kirby students get their hands on Open Golf Championship Claret Jug

The students were allowed to lift the prize as a reward for volunteering their help in this year's competition
Townfield teacher Alexandra Rigg leads the project and took her family to St John’s School for the Deaf in Gambia

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

Townfield Primary School in Prenton is linked to Gambia's St John’s School for the Deaf

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

Jemma Rees-Morgan, from Wallasey, is doing as sky dive for Amy and Friends
Skydive for Amy and Friends to support children with Cockayne Syndrome

Please help: Wirral dad in hospital with cancer discovers pet dog has the disease too

Derek Rice with his pet Labrador, Buster, before tragedy struck
Both Derek Rice and his 10-year-old Labrador Buster have cancer. Now he has to find money to pay for treatment

Videos & Photos

Tiger Woods of the US smiles as he answers questions from reporters next to the 18th green after a practice round at Royal Liverpool Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship, in Hoylake

In pictures: Tiger Woods returns to Royal Liverpool Golf Club ahead of The Open

Preparations at Royal Liverpool Golf club for the Open Championship 2014. Pictured the horseshoe stand at the 18th. Photo by Colin Lane

Parade to provide a 'Wirral welcome' for The Open golf

Preparations at Royal Liverpool Golf club for the Open Championship 2014 and the horseshoe stands with Claret jug at the 18th hole. Photo by Colin Lane updated

Watch: Wirral bin strike may hit The Open at Royal Liverpool

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