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Yesterday at 10:23 PM Unilever [by Excoriator]
I notice (despite the blanket media coverage of spy-killings) that Unilever has decided to move its HQ from London to Rotterdam. Of course, they have explained that this is nothing to do with brexit and is just a 'business decision'. But they would say that, wouldn't they!

I imagine there will be a salami-slice movement of business from the UK to the Netherlands, particularly the Wirral where they are still big employers, with the land being sold off profitably for housing until it becomes a Dutch company rather than an Anglo-Dutch one. What is the betting that Vauxhalls will follow?

I trust the brexit voters here are prepared to take responsibility for their foolishness. They won't of course. They will blame the EU!
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15th Mar 2018 1:48pm Parking Fine Boo Hoo [by fish5133]
Ok folks have a good chuckle at my expense Parking Eye have kindly sent me a £70 or £40 early payment parking fine for parking 1hr and 49 minutes in the Aldi Penton car park. Thought it was a 2 hour stay. They say its 1hr 30 minutes max..... Will have to think hard how to get out of this one. They didnt see the 5 minutes driving round looking for a place and the 5 minutes in the cheque out at Aldi and Home and Bargain. I think a nice grovelling letter to Aldi. and B and M.
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15th Mar 2018 12:56pm Strange happenings [by lincle]
Oooooh some weird people about . Last night I put my bin out for collection as usual.This morning I went to bring it in but it had gone. Some of you may not think that's unusual but the bin collection hadn't taken place so whoever took it also took two weeks rubbish as well so if you spot it on Wiki for sale please let me know or if you took it ,keep the rubbish,return the bin which is clearly marked as I can't afford £37 to replace it.
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13th Mar 2018 6:20pm Police Horses! [by Excoriator]
Why on earth should anyone want to sponsor a police horse? They are well-resourced and if police horses are still needed should be able to afford them themselves.

It's not up to the public to keep them in pets if they are NOT needed.
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12th Mar 2018 2:23pm What do you think of this? [by _Ste_]
I will NOT comply. That's my thoughts.
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12th Mar 2018 2:29am Rip [by _Ste_]

Ken Dodd has passed away aged 90.
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10th Mar 2018 9:00am vet and good solicitor ! [by fish5133]
Poor kitty has hurt foot quite badly although he is happy and jumping around and over fences as usual. Possibly broken toe or nail gone through. Hole and build up of pus according to vet. My wife wont tell me what vet estimated cost at but ive done search to get rough idea. Ouch........seems like up and down country vets can charge whatever they like . having reported it to vet you will now have rspca breathing down your neck if you dont follow through with treatment. Understand now why new vets keep opening everywhere. Unfortunately we are not eligible to use pdsa as outside their area. Faced with a vet bill that could cause financial hardship anyone know a good solicitor to deal with impending divorce !!! Wife not taken out pet insurance
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10th Mar 2018 1:26am Moreton Heavy v Stairways Rock Night [by fish5133]
For those of you old enough to have visited the Moreton Rock nights and Stairways, The Columbia , The Empress and such establishments to stomp away the night then you can relive a little of your youth at a free rock night TONIGHT

Free entry

Saturday 10th March
Park View Social Club
88 Liscard Road CH448AB,

7:30pm to 1 am
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9th Mar 2018 1:26am Tranmere Academy Closing [by diggingdeeper]
After the very contentious sales of the Ingleborough Road training ground and the opening of the Academy at Solar Campus only a couple of years ago, Tranmere Rover's Academy is to close.

I'll be interested to know where Tranmere are going to train, the whole story of the Solar Campus site was to bring training and the Academy together.

Or was this all leverage to maximise financial gains from public assets?
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7th Mar 2018 11:00pm Cold Weather Payments [by diggingdeeper]
Cold weather payments have been triggered for most (or maybe all) Wirral postcodes for those in receipt of certain benefits (see HERE).

The criteria is that "the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below for 7 consecutive days".

I can only presume I'm living on a different Wirral because the temperatures I've seen don't meet that criteria. Its unusual for the Government to be handing out money so I guess its not a bad thing. The amount is £25 for each 7 day period.

Eligible Wirral postcodes are CH41, CH42, CH43, CH44, CH45, CH46, CH47, CH48, CH49, CH60, CH61, CH62, CH63 and CH64.
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4th Mar 2018 4:43pm Wirral Journal (again!) [by Cobby]
I know there have been other threads about the journal but I've just been having a clear out and come across 5 editions. They are:
Vol 6: nos 6. 7 & 8
Vol 7: nos 1 & 2

Free to anyone interested
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1st Mar 2018 8:08pm 1 months Xbox membership [by Peter0787]
Got this via Three on the Wuntu app. I'm a PS4 man myself so no need for it.

First to slide into my DMs gets it.
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1st Mar 2018 5:53pm Arrowe Park Hospital Closed to Visiting Tonight [by diggingdeeper]
Due to a problem water, APH are asking visitors to give it a miss tonight unless they issue an update.

Thursday 1st march 2018
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27th Feb 2018 6:30pm Camera sd card problem [by geprgie260]
I have had to change mobile phones, owing to my phone not working. I have lost some of my photo's off the sd card, which I hadn't yet transferred to the laptop. I had presumed that the photo's were on the sd card and would stay on there when I changed phones.

Is there any chance I can get these photo's back? There are only a few, but they were important ones.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks very much.
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24th Feb 2018 4:04pm 2 x armchairs [by johncon]
Free if anyone wants them too good to go to the tip
2x Gold velour type fabric armchairs . In good used condition from smoke and pet free home .
Need to be collected from Thornton Hough next weekend 3rd/4th .
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23rd Feb 2018 10:25am Brexit fact bus in Liverpool Today [by Excoriator]
Can be seen at Derby Square from 12.15 to 12.45. More details here:

[Linked Image]
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22nd Feb 2018 8:55am Pvt Peter Turnbull 1924 - 1944 [by dingle]
Peter Turnbull was my uncle, my mums brother. I was born in 1949 so obviously never met him, I also never heard of him. Big on talking in my family. I do remember finding some War office telegrams in the attic about some body being killed in action. I was about 7 years old and had no idea about WW2 apart from the bombing.. I am putting this on here in the hope that somebody may have some information on Peter. He died in Europe, sometime after the battle of Caen. Date of Death: 30/07/1944 and is buried at FONTENAY-LE-PESNEL WAR CEMETERY, TESSEL.

Regiment/Service: East Lancashire Regiment, 5th Battalion.
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21st Feb 2018 10:03pm £1 house programme on now [by svenlock68]
As usual people trying their hardest to get a useless PR obsessed council to help are frustrated by idiot apologist gormless wasters from liverpool council.
Why people give them money & trust i really dont know
. The houses are infact £50ks worth of work ahead.....crime & filth are rife plus a years wait to even start from fool overpaid council " officials " who wont even sign things off. Incompetents.
I wouldnt touch their " amazing deal " with a barge pole.
Poor souls with no permanent home.
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21st Feb 2018 1:36pm Winter Hill TV Channel Changes 7th March [by diggingdeeper]
On the 7th of March you will need to retune your freeview TV's for the Winter Hill transmitter. There will be further changes in 2019 and two more in 2020.

This is part of the clearance of the 700MHz spectrum so that more mobile data frequencies are available. You may notice that this change is just a shuffle and no channels are freed up on this occasion, this is to enable other transmitters to change channels without interference, COM6 on Winter Hill is one of the very high power channels at 100kW.

For people that manually tune

The channels that are changing are:-

COM6(ARQB) from 55 to 37
COM7(NUK7) from 31 to 55
COM8(NUK8) from 37 to 31

All the other channels remain the same, namely:-

PSB2(D3&4) 59
PSB3(BBCB) 54-
COM4(SDN) 58
LOC1 56
LOC2 56
LOC3 56
GI 57
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19th Feb 2018 7:16pm Web Search American Websites Grr! [by fish5133]
Anyway to stop American websites coming up top of my web searches. Using Google Chrome. Never seemed to happen when using IE. Finding i have to put "UK" in whatever i am searching for ... . Is there a way of filtering out or at least getting UK websites up first..
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18th Feb 2018 1:13pm Double decker bus hire [by Peter0787]
Does anyone have any contacts & prices for a double decker bus hire for a wedding?

1 way journey, St Joseph's Church to Thornton Hall and about 60 guests.

Doesn't have to be all done up with bows at a just nice and clean.

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18th Feb 2018 12:48pm Mini cooper 2002 door and window not opening [by Mike72]
Can someone advise on what this problem maybe. The passenger door wont open from outside or inside and not even with the fob.
I have managed to take the door card off and can see that there is a cable that has come away and needs to be hooked to the actuator. Is this an easy fix, can some give me a price to do this job or advise on a decent mechanic that will?
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18th Feb 2018 11:10am Hamster cage and accessories [by Brown_Horrocks]
Just a quick message to direct anyone who is interested in the above to an advert which I have listed in the 'Free Sale' forum
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17th Feb 2018 3:23pm Liverpool Waters [by Excoriator]
Is anything happening there? The simulated pictures and videos I saw on it implied it was going to make Manhattan look like Ambridge, but nothing seems to be happening whatsoever.

I could ask the same about Wirral Waters, but I am pretty sure I know the answer to that one.

Nothing! Buggerall! Zilch!
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17th Feb 2018 1:55pm Adjustable fire guard [by Brown_Horrocks]
Black wire fire guard adjustable to fit various fireplaces, complete with instructions and fittings. Collect only - Wallasey
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17th Feb 2018 1:53pm High Chair [by Brown_Horrocks]
High chair - good used condition, collect only - Wallasey
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17th Feb 2018 1:50pm Hamster cage and accessories [by Brown_Horrocks]
Hamster cage with various accessories (see picture) Collect only - Wallasey
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16th Feb 2018 10:32am Police - Wirral Met College [by delta6]
Lots of police at Wirral Met College this morning.
Police cars and scientific support.
Police men in the road too.
Anyone know what happened?
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12th Feb 2018 3:08pm RSPCA at it Again [by fish5133]
I see the RSPCA are at it again...pushing a sob story to try an extricate money from either Joe Public or by taking any offender to court..

RSPCA appeal after pigeon dies from gunshot wound in Moreton.

Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, anyone who injures or kills a wild bird can face a fine of up to £5,000 and six months in prison. (doesnt apply to pigeons)
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11th Feb 2018 4:36pm Wirral Journal [by ghostly1]
I'm pretty sure there has been posts about this before so sorry if it's a repeat. I'm trying to get hold of copies of the Wirral Journal series it's Volume 1 no. 2 and also everything after volume 8. I have a few spare I can also swap or sell if anyone is interested. Also any blue files they can be organised in. If there is already a post about this can you point us in the direction please? Many thanks in advance.
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9th Feb 2018 3:18pm Wirral Radio Closed Down Today [by diggingdeeper]
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8th Feb 2018 3:18pm Waders [by Snodvan]
Size 10 studded thigh waders. Best make - Keenfisher. Not been worn 20 years but have been on proper hangers in dark area. NO guarantee leak free - but sealer kits easy available eBay about £8. Wallasey Village collection.
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7th Feb 2018 7:25pm Charity Shops [by diggingdeeper]
If you want to give, volunteer, donate or buy, a handy site for finding charity shops is HERE unfortunately it limits results to 24 responses per search.

Currently I give large objects to the YMCA and smaller things to Wirral Animal Sanctuary, though there are other charities I help out.

Parking at the Birkenhead YMCA shop's back door is easy (once you know where it is - up ramp HERE) and a phonecall to 0151 647 1620 gets it open, or they also collect stuff.

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6th Feb 2018 1:17pm Not sure if this has been linked ... [by DavidB]

Skyscraper City, lots of very detailed discussion on what is going on in Liverpool construction/development, and surrounding areas.
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6th Feb 2018 8:27am Country Park enquiry. [by Paternoster21]
Does anybody know who to contact about enquiring about employment at Eastham Country Park or Rivacre Valley Country Park. There are e-mail addresses on there site but they don't seem to work.
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3rd Feb 2018 11:10pm Energy storage unit in Birkenhead. [by Excoriator]
I spotted an application on the Wirral Planning site for a set of containers stuffed with Lithium Ion Polymer batteries intended to maintain power during peak demand. This was granted in 2016, and permission lapses in three years. This was next to the peak gas generating plant on the land next to Beaufort Rd which is now complete I think.

Driving past today, however, there was no sign of it being built.

Has anyone any news about this? Has it been abandoned?
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2nd Feb 2018 11:21pm Smart meters [by Excoriator]
Just had these installed. We had a smart electricity meter but it proved incompatible with the new gas meter so both had to be replaced.

My motive is selfish. I want to avoid the chore of meter reading. It is a little alarming to see the cost of staying warm clicking up, penny by penny, but I expect we'll soon learn to ignore it.

Has anyone else experience of these things and is prepared to share their experience of them?
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1st Feb 2018 10:49pm Seacombe Community Centre Demololition [by diggingdeeper]
The Council has been notified that Seacombe Community Centre is to be demolished (its Council owned anyway).

Although no planning permission for development has been applied for, the Council have expressed interest in care housing etc being built there.

It is located in Ferry View Road, between the Kingsway ventilation tower, Lowry Bank and the prom. I presume originally the building was a primary school though I can't find any record of this.

Last time I heard about this place is was actively getting regenerated around 2014/15 or so and I believe some people were still trying to keep it open recently.

I notice the Five Bars Rest has now become Seacombe Social Club which perhaps hasn't helped.
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31st Jan 2018 10:19pm Brown out in New Ferry [by Excoriator]
For most of this evening, the one incandescent uplighter in our sitting room was really dim. All the LEDs and CFLs were as bright as usual, but I expect they were taking more current to compensate. Two of them were very reluctant to come on. I suspect the voltage was very low. I would have got a meter out and checked but as we had visitors I didn't think it appropriate. At about 9:30 everything suddenly went back to normal.

Anyone know what was going on?
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31st Jan 2018 10:55am M&S to close Birkenhead Branch [by Excoriator]
Closing in April. Now that will leave a big hole in the Pyramids shopping centre!

I wonder if anyone else will move in? I imagine Primark is happy where it is. It is a pity, but I think the M&S organisation is reaching the end of its life as a clothes shop.
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