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Shock at horrific rise in brutal animal cruelty on the Wirral

Unprecedented levels seen by RSPCA officers

Huge rise in allegations of inappropriate behaviour against professionals working with Wirral children

Aerial view looking over Wirral
Complaints up from just three in 2006 to 179 in 2013

Jamboree at Wirral Earth Festival

Free entry to Wirral Earth Festival
Come to free family festival in West Kirby

WATCH: A century on, Port Sunlight remembers the 700 men who went off to war

The Lever Brothers had the largest number of volunteers to enlist from any works in the country when they joined the Cheshire Regiment, 13th Battalion

Merseyside driver killed in M53 crash named as 38-year-old Andrew Salter

Car left the M53 and struck the motorway embankment near Moreton Spur at around 11am yesterday
Mr Salter, 38, from Wallasey, died after his car struck the motorway embankment near Moreton Spur yesterday morning

News in Pictures

Wirral Pals training at Codford, St Marys, Wiltshire

Pals: a response

Wirral Pals response

Spitfire in park where aircraft once crashed

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.
History repeats itself as Spitfire fighter lands in Birkenhead Park for transport event

Wirral author's Royal Navy life put in to fiction

Tom Lightburn from Wallasey has published 10 books published based on his Royal Navy days
Tom Lightburn, 80, spent 22 years in Royal Navy which inspired him to write
Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

MP Column: Frank Field 24/09/14

The latest dispatch from Birkenhead's MP

Angela Eagle: Apology or compensation to a victim of domestic abuse is simply not good enough

Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey
In her weekly column for Wirral News, MP for Wallasey Angela Eagle writes about domestic violence

Horrendous murder that shocked a community

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
In 1900, police investigated a terrible robbery, during which a watchman was brutally murdered
Some of the 'V Creationers' involved in the project

Young creative talent get close-knit advice

Talented young filmmakers, musicians and artists have united to form a community focused on breaking new ground in the creative industries

Students take up positions as college link with hospital Trust launches

Wirral Met students on supported internships with their managers
Students take up positions as Wirral Metropolitan College link with hospital Trust launches

Wirral author's Royal Navy life put in to fiction

Tom Lightburn from Wallasey has published 10 books published based on his Royal Navy days
Tom Lightburn, 80, spent 22 years in Royal Navy which inspired him to write
Competition winners with Olivia's dad Ken Barnett

Wirral art competition winners announced in memory of Olivia

Competition for 17-year-old Olivia Rae Clee-Barnett who died suddenly in 2011

How I conquered my fear of flying – Wirral woman's skydive for charity

Brave Jemma Rees-Morgan at the jump
Brave Jemma Rees-Morgan took the plunge for Amy and Friends

Stiletto men walk a mile against domestic violence

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Birkenhead Park
Courageous men came dressed in wigs, high heels, make-up and dresses for the mile walk

Videos & Photos

Motorists are diverted as they exit the Wallasey Tunnel, due to an RTC near Scotland Road

Watch: Accident on exit road halts Wallasey tunnel traffic

Aash Evans, Luke Percy and Dalton Towers

Watch: Mersey youngsters with cerebral palsy come up with inventions that would help make their lives easier

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

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