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Yesterday at 10:29 PM 32gb Memory Card found [by columbia753]

32gb Memory card found in Prenton Duck Pond lane. Get in touch and tell me whats on it.

A reward would be welcome.

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Yesterday at 06:28 PM More Parking Charges [by diggingdeeper]
New parking charges are to be introduced at:-

Kings Parade and Coastal Drive in New Brighton/Wallasey
The Gunsite in Leasowe
The Derby Pool in New Brighton
North Parade in Hoylake
South Parade in West Kirby.

£1 an hour, £2 a day, £20 overnight (and possibly £50 a year), the same as the country parks.

I would gladly pay £50 a year for all council car parks even though I don't use them that much but £50 for just for the leisure car parks I really can't justify or agree with it.
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21st May 2018 8:55pm Virgin Mobile Scam Letter [by fish5133]
Received a very convincing letter allegedly from Virgin Media personally addressed to me saying i owed £5.07 on a mobile phone account which i did not recognise.. and gave a number to ring. The virgin mobile customer phone lines were very busy tonight i wonder if they have had a string of complaints.
Also received another convincing email allegedly from Virgin saying the same thing but this time also quoting the mobile number and account number. A check online with the virgin media website gives a different account number associated with the mobile number and saying i owe nothing...

Remember a few weeks back my gmail account unexpectedly wouldnt accept my password and i had to change it...

be aware any virgin customers
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20th May 2018 5:57pm Meanwhile, in Windsor.. [by Norton]
While we watched TV and wished the Royal couple all the best yesterday ...

Did anybody notice the excellent state of the roads and street lights etc. in the public areas of Windsor?
I'm sure some things will have been 'touched-up', but a lot of infrastructure was pre-existing.

How do they do it? I don't know..
However, I do know that Band 'C' Council Tax in Wirral is £1307 and in Windsor it's £1142.

So, we are paying over 15% more in rates than they are. I've not checked the extra local levies.

Perhaps they are a healthy lot down there, with no rough sleepers (they were moved on the day before) or perhaps they have somebody who can do the maths better than their local counterparts..
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19th May 2018 11:58am Easibed Wood chipping FREE [by ianyam]
Easibed Wood chipping for pets and livestock FREE.

Ian, 07876774965
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17th May 2018 7:40pm Mill Road, Woodslee Lodge, Bromborough [by soreofhing]
Hi everyone
I have some distant relations who were living at this address in 1881.
Does anyone know where this was exactly - was it a windmill or water mill?
I'd like to be able to locate this place on a modern map, even though perhaps it doesn't still exist.
It sounds like it may have been the gatehouse to large estate.
Best regards from Mexico
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16th May 2018 9:41am computer bits FOC [by gerry1]
Free off charge Collection only Eastham.

(1) Eprom Eraser UV141, needs a minute timer and a lamp.

(2) Four boxes of floppy discs, 2 off Electronic workbench
and 2 off Euras Tv data.Have been in storage, so don't know if the data is any use as I can,t test it (have no floppy drive.)

(3) One box of D-plugs/sockets/covers for computers, some never used
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15th May 2018 1:58pm Local History on Show [by Norton]
Several local exhibitions on at the moment which I have only just found out about.

Ending this Saturday, May 19th, at Central Library, Borough Rd. -
'A Mile from Birkenhead'.
A small scale exhibition of photographs curated from Birkenhead Reference Library's collection, all taken within a mile of Central Library. The exhibition features photographs from the 1880s up to the 1970s.

Ending Sunday 27th. at the Williamson Art Gallery. -
'Wallasey Historic Photographs'
Wallasey Historical Society (Wirral) is presenting an exhibition of 30 photographs at the Williamson Art Gallery from 2nd to 27th May 2018. The images have been selected from a collection of over 1500 glass negatives and lantern slides held by the Society, of which 450 have recently been scanned with excellent results.

Ending Sunday 3rd June at the Williamson -
'Star Yachts at the Williamson'
A small exhibition of the history of Star Yachts of Birkenhead, England, that created iconic pond yachts that were sailed in boating lakes locally and around the world and are now highly collectible.

More info on these and other Wirral events at Wirral View - What's On.
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14th May 2018 5:27pm Old photos [by geprgie260]
Can anyone recommend an app that makes it easy/easier to 'repair' old black and white photos?

What I need is to take away creases, marks, and suchlike so the photo is like new, before they become too damaged to 'repair'. I would rather do it myself as I have a pile to do, unless there is somewhere reasonable I could take them to to have them done?

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13th May 2018 7:09pm Giants in Liverpool [by cools]
Made up The Giants are coming back to Liverpool in October.....I've really enjoyed them when they've been here previously, so exciting when you're waiting for them to appear round the corner. I love Zolo the dog. They are coming to Wirral this year as well all good for the area...
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10th May 2018 8:46am ITV catch up App for Samsung Tab 2 [by nidgynoo]
Hi. I have just purchased a Samsung Tab 2 10" mainly to use while on sleeps in work. Have managed to install other channels but it wont support ITVHub. Does anyone know of an alternative App I could use please. (Just for catch up itv) The tab is fully updated. Many thanks.
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9th May 2018 10:24pm Sony vaio laptop proplems [by Little_B]
I have a sony vaio laptop vgn-s5hp I have used my tower to install windows 7 to a hard drive and then put it in the laptop but now the laptop won't find the windows on the hard drive have I done something wrong. The laptop in question has has a hard drive on it from another one with windows 10 and worked ok but slow so I pressume 7 isn't to advance for it
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3rd May 2018 1:17pm Insurance [by _Ste_]
And this people is why you are paying so much for car insurance.....


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2nd May 2018 10:06pm Cider and Sausages.. Shippons Irby may 7th [by fish5133]
Shippons is holding a cider and sausage fayre Bank Holiday monday in Irby Village.. Sausages by Muffs Butchers.... Plus its a Thwaites pub.for a .decent pint. Sorry didnt spot times
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2nd May 2018 6:22am Mini 2002 r50 starting issue [by Mike72]
Hi my mini r50 has a clicking noise when trying to start. I bought a new battery but it still makes the clicking noise. Is there any mobile mechs that don't charge stupid call out fees to advise on what the issue is. It will start on a push start. So maybe starter motor? Or even a bad earth? I wouldn't know we're to look to much help appreciated.
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1st May 2018 1:05pm Local elections [by cools]
A lot of very angry people protesting at having to pay for parking at our beauty spots. Wonder if this will have a big affect on the voting on Thursday?
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29th Apr 2018 2:52pm Found white poodle type dog [by venice]
If anyone hears of anyone around Leasowe area losing a white clipped poodle type dog , Sharon Sumner Welch on FB site 'Flea Bargains Wirral New One " has caught it since it was in danger of being run over.
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28th Apr 2018 3:18pm VirginMedia landline phone socket [by vampy1977]

Hoping someone who has a Virgin Media broadband/tv/phone package can help and advise. Apparently we have a landline phone with Virgin which I only found out this week as part of my package, but no phone socket was ever originally installed, this was about 4 years ago. I assumed we had the broadband and TV only. I am thinking of cancelling my existing landline with BT, but keep the same number and move it over to Virgin. I would like to ask if anyone knows or can confirm if there should be a separate Virgin landline phone socket, as we do not have one, or do we continue using the existing BT socket. I phoned Virgin customer services twice. One said to plug into the BT socket and the other said they said they weren't sure. Great help they were.

Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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27th Apr 2018 7:59pm Mermaid Trail [by granny]

Mermaid trail to be launched on June 7th. Six identical mermaids to be unveiled in various locations across New Brighton.

What a lovely idea. Just wondering what the connection is between New Brighton and Mermaids ?

Mermaids across the world are euphemisms for prostitutes. grin Explain that to the kids WBC ...
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26th Apr 2018 7:25pm Another laptop problem [by Snodvan]
First, a simple question. Does anyone have an HP G62 laptop and will they be prepared to let me use their charger unit for 10 mins?

A week ago the G62 Mrs uses started to throw up a message saying something like “battery failure imminent”, or something like that. Mrs did not keep a note of the words and ignored the message until one day after switch on the machine just shut down again.

By warming thr battery to try to impart some bit of life the machine would stay on for maybe 10 seconds and would start to try to load Win 10 - but would quickly die again

I could get a better machine BUT there are files on the G62 that are needed (photos mainly) so I need breathe some life back into the thing. Anyway, Mrs “ likes” the G62, although I cannot think why.

And now the crux of the post
I have acquired a NEW battery and when put in the machine all works fine again ——— but the battery does not charge from the charger

I tested the charger voltage output and it seems —- but I am no expert with a test meter.

I can easy buy a replacement charger BUT an old memory reminds me that in many laptops the board carries some electronic gubbins between the charger unit and the battery —— and that the gubbins can be prone to fail

So, before lashing out on a replacement charger I would like to borrow one to test. If the borrowed one charges I will get a replacement for mine. If not ?? Maybe try to download the photos using the 60% residual charge in the new battery ——- or have someone familiar with these things investigate whether there really is an issue with some gubbins on the board (who)

Advice grarefully received
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24th Apr 2018 9:30am windows 10 [by steviebyday]
can't get to grips with this windows 10 at all, been having trouble with updates for awhile, not particularly worried by that, but now my e-mail and windows store icons have disappeared, anyone out there with a fix for dummies like me.
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20th Apr 2018 8:23pm Sheep Syndrome [by diggingdeeper]
This is what I call "follow the leader", the driver blindly follows the car in front of him hoping the path is clear, it wasn't, I was there in my cunningly disguised white car. He was lucky there wasn't a pedestrian crossing the road to my left or even a car waiting on the stop line.

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20th Apr 2018 6:21pm laptop broblem [by eggandchips]
my friends brought her laptop round, acer inspire 5472
won't boot up. all we get is the acer logo plus press f2
ive pressed f2/f8/f10/12
alt+ f2 etc
just keeps returning to above, i put win 7 disc in, wouldn't read disc.
does seem to be running hot, can't feel the fan, would over=heating cause this?

thanks in advance
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19th Apr 2018 11:14pm Birkenhead Salary Shame [by diggingdeeper]
It transpires the mean salary for Birkenhead is £428 a month, ie 50% of the employed people in Birkenhead are earning £428 a month or less. This was the lowest for the country.

To me that would indicate that many are trapped in part time jobs, to give some ideas of how low this is ....

An apprentice on a disgusting minimum of £3.70/hr working 40 hours a week would get £641/mth

An over-25 earning national living wage (£7.83/hr) for 40 hours a week would get £1375/mth

A single pensioner gets a minimum of £706 a month.

Married pensioners get a minimum of £539/mth each

The Government love part time jobs, they get more people off the unemployment register than if most people worked full time.

It also transpires that the average mortgage payments for Birkenhead was £905/mth.

The Government and the Council should take strong note of these figures (problems like this are part of their job to sort out), it can only lead to people getting further and further into crippling debt.

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19th Apr 2018 8:53pm AF14 UGH [by diggingdeeper]
It is illegal to reverse onto a main road.

It is illegal for good reason because it is dangerous.

It is even more dangerous when you pull out in front of two lanes of vehicles.

Ignore the time stamp on the video (battery is dead), I am sure its the second time I have seen issues with this vehicle on this stretch of road. If you know this person and they are not fit to drive, please do something about it before they kill someone or kill themselves.

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19th Apr 2018 1:53pm start of wirral way from Hooton to Hadlow Road [by schoolgal22]
Does anyone have pictures of the actual footpath at the start of the Wirral way from Hooton to West Kirby? I do have books about it but they have no actual pictures of the footpath you start from a few miles down the road from the bridge.
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18th Apr 2018 7:33pm Crash on A540 Leahurst entrance. [by venice]
Im hoping no-one was hurt in a crash outside Leahurst Vet Centre this afternoon . Lord knows what had happened as there was a modern mini involved one side of the dual carriagway , and an old Fiesta on the Leahurst side . The Fiesta only seemed to have a bashed wing, but the Mini was more crushed up from the bonnet .The two damages didnt seem to make sense, so there may have also been a third vehicle maybe already removed. I was interested (never seen airbags post accident) and pleased to see all the airbags had gone off in the mini - right round in front of the side windows, as well as the dash/boss airbags. Hopefully that will have meant the occupants were not hurt badly , and Im guessing it will have kept most of the side window glass away from their faces too.
Someone was telling me airbags shoot out at phenominal speeds which is why in the current test , they expect you to know that that is one of the reasons you hold the wheel at 10 -2 to both protect your arms from being broken ,and to not interfere with the expanding of the bag --anyone know if thats true or rubbish?
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14th Apr 2018 7:58pm Single beds. [by 8HBob]
We have two single beds available for removal in the next 2/3 weeks. The mattresses & headboards are brand new. These are in one of our spare bedrooms. Available because we're downsizing.
To be collected from Pensby.

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14th Apr 2018 3:16am More Council Loans! [by diggingdeeper]
I mentioned about a year ago the low interest loans Wirral had made to other councils in 2012 when inflation was 2.75% ...

£2m to Doncaster at 0.8%
£6m to Lancashire at 0.75%
£6m to Northumberland at 0.75%
£5m to Stockport at 1%
£2m to Fife at 1.3%
£5m to Halton at 1.4%
£3m to Kingston-Upon-Hull at 1.5%
£4.5m to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne at 1.37%
£2m Newcastle-Upon-Tyne at 1.8%

Well it turns out that they haven't been happy with those little give-aways of our money, there have been loads more since ...
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12th Apr 2018 12:01pm Tv Repair [by dodie]
Hi does anyone know a good tv repair engineer thanks
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6th Apr 2018 7:54am Rise in the Living Wage [by keef666]
Can i run this by the good members on here and tell me your thoughts.
The living wage went up on April 1st, and to many workers on low pay this was well news, now i understand a lot of compaines are trying to work out how to pay this increase of 33p and hour, to some it might mean putting prices up in a shop or cafe etc, to others it could mean cutting down on staff perks if they receive them.
But the firm i work for did this, they emply a thousand people up and down the country, but i will tell you of where i work, we are on contract to work at another comapany [ trying not to give too much away, and to what we do] there are eight of us who do two hours each, one of those has been off on sick leave for a few weks, now our boss has told us, that person has been moved to somewhere else, so that leaves seven, the boss said one of the other workers will now have to do the other person's work to fill the void as well as their on,[ remember we do two hours!].
So one of us now has to do four hours work in a two hour slot, the other seven now help out by doing a little share of it to lighten the load, we will be paid the 33 p and hour but have been given more work to do in the same time, So our company doesn't pay out a £33 week rise to the eight workers but saves £40 by getting rid of one of them
Is this legal, You're thoughts please.
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2nd Apr 2018 12:03pm Wirral Street-lamp Fault Reports [by diggingdeeper]
In 2018, 1984 reported faults of which 434 (22%) are reported as fixed.

In 2017, 5960 reported faults of which 1997 (34%) are reported as fixed.

In 2016, 5697 reported faults of which 1274 (22%) are reported as fixed.

Since 2010, 41537 reported faults of which 6155 (14.8%) are reported as fixed.

Not forgetting that the council supposedly checked and repaired EVERY street-lamp at the beginning of 2017. My observations at the time showed this was totally untrue.

Absolutely appalling repair rates of street-lamps, there are many places you see two lights on the run not working. The Council are bringing the maintenance back in-house this year, hopefully this will improve things.
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1st Apr 2018 8:46pm Gravestone? [by chris58]
Crawling along A41 other day getting to rock retail park, just up the side of HSS(?) Hire shop thought i saw a gravestone up amongst the trees, or is it just a marking to do with the railway? . Any idea what it is? Thanks
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29th Mar 2018 4:37pm Im curious what you think. [by venice]
Set out to order some dogfood , attracted by the header

" 20% off orders over £30! with code EASTER18 *cannot be used with existing discounts

i was buying 400g cans and wanted 12 of each of 4 flavours they do . Now I noticed you cant use the 20% coupon alongside any existing discounts , ( whichI thought meant like a coupon or code from a newspaper etc) but didnt think a discount was when you save money by buying more of something - I call the latter a 'saving' (and so do they )

Got to the till , and theres only 5% off. I ring up and find out that they do indeed count the bulk buy savings as a discount ! I tried saying well a 6 pack is a different product from a 12 pack or 24 pack , but she just said everything is in multiples of 6packs . So to get 20% , you have to buy the number of 6pks you want, all at the higher 6pack price first. Would you say this is misleading to pretend youre offering 20%?

Pack Size

400g x6
400g x12
400g x24
400g x36
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28th Mar 2018 6:59pm Double bed/ matress/ headboard [by Snodvan]
Free for collection as SOON AS POSSIBLE please
Standard double divan base with 2 drawers. 54" wide
Matching Slumberland Emerald delux 700 series spring interior matress - softer texture
All virtually new - guest room use only
Base is on castors and in two parts that lock/ link together
Headboard is pink fabric covered

YOU HAVE TO COLLECT and move the item because I am now disabled
SOON as possible please
Wallasey Village/ Greenleas Area

texts to 07842216563 after 9am
or PMs to Wiki
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28th Mar 2018 12:49pm Cheaper tickets [by venice]
For those who need to use the trains to seek jobs, I noticed something on Moneysaving expert this week about if you're jobseeking you can get a 50% off card.
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25th Mar 2018 12:25pm Glass/Aluminium TV Stand [by Catsick]
TV Stand for free. Good condition.
Approx 480 x 800 x 450 mm (H x W x D)
Disassembled for collection, easy to reassemble.
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24th Mar 2018 10:53am Waiting for cache [by Moonstar]
Just recently I am plagued by a 'waiting for cache' message every time I move onto a new window or a new page in the same window.

I have emptied the cache, history, etc; turned everything off and back on; run the cleaner and antivirus; but it just keeps coming back. I have searched Google on the problem but there seems to be no answer to many questions on the subject.

Can someone advise please?
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24th Mar 2018 8:03am Where is this Birkenhead wartime street? [by yoller]
This is a colourised wartime photo which appeared in the Daily Mail Weekend magaine a few weeks ago.

The caption says: ‘House proud: The war was on but that was no reason to let standards slip. A Mrs Stanford and her baby pass a woman keeping her doorstep squeaky clean in Birkenhead, Merseyside, in 1944.’

I wonder if anyone can identify the street?
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22nd Mar 2018 11:26pm #ShopNewFerry [by RUDEBOX]

24 March at 9:00 to 31 March at 17:00

One year ago the close community of New Ferry was shattered by a huge explosion. There were serious injuries, families lost their homes, some forever & many still unable to return, and local businesses were lost or damaged. For those now reopened, the impact continues to badly affect them due to reduced footfall around the blast site.

Finally the boardings around the site are coming down, and we want the people of Wirral to once again show their support for the community by visiting New Ferry during the anniversary week to see the wide range of small independent shops and services here. If everyone bought one item in one of our shops, it would be a real boost, and once you see what New Ferry has to offer, you'll hopefully come back again.
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