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The Big Cat enclosure at Peter Jolly's Circus

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

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

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"
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, Bebington

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
Rodney Brookes, founder of Rethink Robotics with Baxter at the Baxter UK conference held in Bristol

Revolutionary degree in robotics launched

Glyndwr University to launch postgraduate robotics degree next year

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

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

Football academy scores with Prenton Park assist

The ground breaking partnership between Glyndwr University and Wrexham FC has attracted 15 players, including several from the North West.
Glyndŵr Wrexham Football Academy football academy scores with assist from Tranmere Rovers and more
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

Twelve hour swim for Wirral dad in stormy weather

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

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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