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3rd Dec 2019 2:14pm Latest Phone Scam [by Habdab]
I was called today by a recorded robotic sounding female voice with an English accent, advising me that someone had withdrawn £600 from my Barclaycard account. If I suspected it was fraudulently withdrawn, to press "1" on the phone keypad.
I hung up immediately and called Barclaycard, who assured me nothing had been withdrawn from my account and it was the latest scam.

If you're the slightest bit suspicious, HANG UP! don't use the dial back function on the phone and call Barclaycard with a known number.
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1st Dec 2019 5:01pm Three More Cranes for Liverpool 2. [by Wally1]
The ship Zhen Hua 25 is due at the Bar at 03:00 tomorrow with three more
cranes for Liverpool 2. The ship is expected at Liverpool 2 around 14:00
(High Water). The cranes will join the existing five already in use on the
quayside opposite New Brighton.
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1st Dec 2019 9:10am Berlin celebrates first Birthday of polar bear [by snowhite]
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28th Nov 2019 11:02pm Hillsborough. [by Fidelio]
Duckenfield found not guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans.
If the man had a shred of decency he would retire to his study with his service revolver and a large whisky and do the decent thing.
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26th Nov 2019 6:58pm Shooting [by diggingdeeper]
During daylight there was a shooting today in Birkenhead near the Borough Road Shell Petrol Station (near the infamous Larch Road, the only place I know of where a whole road was ASBO'd).

We've also had a good rash of stabbings and the odd machete recently round the Wirral, let's hope this Government is sacked on the 12th December.
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26th Nov 2019 4:52pm Road works [by Excoriator]
Where has all the money for roadworks come from? It seems to be going on all over the place after years and years of neglect.

Would it not have been better to do it as necessary rather than cause major disruption by doing it all at once?
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24th Nov 2019 1:11am How are you at Dancing ? [by granny]

How are YOU at dancing Old Swingers ?
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23rd Nov 2019 11:05am Petrol cost question [by ultimate]
2011 (11) 1.4 SE 5dr

If I was to drive 12.4 miles how much would it cost in petrol?
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22nd Nov 2019 8:13pm Old Chester Road in 1880 [by soonguy]
Please, can anyone help me with this question. A relative was living at 98 Old Chester Road in the 1881 census and working at Lairds. Judging by the 1911 census which gives the numbers of rooms, it must have been a typical house with two rooms downstairs and three rooms upstairs.

But the house numbering on this road now seems all over the place in many locations. There is a 95 and 97 for instance, right down to the south end, but there were no houses opposite them for many years, and the modern ones that are there now have very high numbers. The order of the house numbers in the census may give a clue, in that the first entries on the list are St Pauls Vicarage and the Conservative Club rather than the very north end of the road, then only even numbers up to 44, and then odds and evens, carrying on down to no 426. Trying to count up on the 1899 map from St Pauls Vicarage going south, I'm guessing that No 98 might have been somewhere close to the Dacre Hill junction. Would anyone have any ideas about this. Grateful thanks. Here's the wonderful Scottish Libraries draggable zoomable map showing Dacre Hill:
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13th Nov 2019 4:15pm Oakdale Mission [by Mason]
Does anyone know anything about Oakdale Mission in Birkenhead. I'd like to know exactly where is was - it could well have been on Oakdale Road but looking at Google Maps there isn't an obvious place for it to have been - Oakdale Road seems to be all houses. Apparently the Mission was damaged in the Liverpool Blitz but I'm not sure when it closed down. It was still open in April 1956 when my Grandfather (Andrew Mason) was alive as people from the Mission attended his funeral.
Oakdale Mission & Union Street Mission, also in Birkenhead, were both linked with Egremont Presbyterian Church in Wallasey (that church is now the Manor Road Church Centre).
I hope this query finds people with long memories or local history buffs!
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13th Nov 2019 12:03pm Poulton named Poton 1579 [by granny]

Poulton of Poulton cum Seacombe, was named Poton . This map is Saxton's Map dated 1579.

Anyone know what the house could be at Poton ? Too early for the Manor houses, I believe.
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11th Nov 2019 10:01am Heaters on Renault Modus [by lauren_lfc89]
I have a 2010 plate Renault Modus. The heaters keep going on and off. Some days they work some days they don't. When they're not working they can suddenly just start working again as I am driving.

can anyone help?

Thank you
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9th Nov 2019 3:03pm 3 series E90 Front Coil Spring [by conan]
Is there anyone able to fit a new coil spring on my car please.
I have the part and need it doing ASAP if possible.
Thanks in advance 👍
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9th Nov 2019 12:21am WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey [by red_devil]
I used to have a classic map of where the bombs fell on Wallasey but it seems to have fallen into a black hole. I get some requests now and then on my wirral web site for this but have been unable to find it. I remember it was black and white, with streets marked and a, (I think), black dot where a bomb fell. Anybody got any ideas?
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7th Nov 2019 1:50pm New York Times on Birkenhead Park / Central Park [by yoller]
Very interesting article from the New York Times on how Birkenhead Park influenced Frederick Law Olmsted, the creator of Central Park. I think the basic story is well known (at least here in Wirral), but this puts it in much more perspective. Worth a read ...
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7th Nov 2019 12:49pm Birds House [by GillDennis]
Does anyone have any info/pics relating to the ‘tunnel’ joining the house to st lukes church, current owner of 3 happy years now! X
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4th Nov 2019 8:50pm New Brighton Latest Art Installation [by GaryFromWirral]
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27th Oct 2019 1:18pm Cheapest place for CAT5 (etc) cable [by Littlebear]
I've never had good WiFi signal on my PC and Xbox and want to use CAT5 cable to the router.
Avoiding places like PC World, I'm looking at about 20+ metres of cabling - does anyone know of a place that sells it?

Or I'll probably just extend the phone cable and use shorter length CAT cable. smile
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23rd Oct 2019 11:22am Needs to be gone. [by RedTom]
Free - L.G.Flatron 30'' screen L.C.D. television,was working when stored some years ago, not tried recently,but I see no reason for it not to be the case now...
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21st Oct 2019 10:21am Free 4x2” wooden lengths [by mike1965]
We have a number of 4x2” wooden lengths probably 30 of them 6ft tall
Taken from under a wooden workshop that burnt down last month..
They need to be cleared by Friday before the skip goes would be ideal for kindling ? Help yourself to as much as you want.
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20th Oct 2019 6:43pm Japanese Autumn Festival 26th October [by Touchstone]
Friends of Wallasey Central Library will be hosting a Japanese Autumn Festival this coming Satruday. There will be lots of things to do for all ages. Activities will be taking place throughout the main part of the library and the Children's Library next door. Most activities will be FREE.

# Origami classes
# Dress up in a yukata
# Karate performances
# Taiko drumming
# Shamisen performance
# Traditional dance
# Children's storytelling
# Sushi classes
# Face painting
# Japanese traditional games
# Food and drink
# Raffles

Wallasey Central Library
Saturday 26th October
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16th Oct 2019 11:56pm Louise Ellman [by granny]

Louise Ellman has resigned !

At least she has had the guts to say why, and she does not intend to join another political party , unlike many others.

Good on her, for being so honest.
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16th Oct 2019 6:45pm Timing Belt change vauxhall Zafiria 59 [by rossie]
I have been advised by garage to have my timing belt replaced as the car is ten years old. It has only done 48k miles.Can anybody advise as to likely cost and is it essential. If essential recommendations please.
thanks very much
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9th Oct 2019 10:49am Computer Desk [by Catsick]
Brand new-ish, few weeks old, constructed & solid.
Size H75, W80, D45cm.
Under desk chair space H62, W74cm.
Maximum load capacity of desk 10kg.

Collection only, need the space!
Same one posted in 'for sale'
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29th Sep 2019 11:12am Question Time in Wallasey [by derekdwc]
Question Time is in Wallasey next Thursday 3rd October if anyone interested.
I'l be watching it
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27th Sep 2019 3:25am WHERE IS/WAS TONER ROAD, LISCARD [by moretonkiwi]
Can anyone tell me where Toner Road was in Liscard in 1934. A descendant sailing to Canada gave 36 Toner Road, Liscard, Wirral as her last address in the UK.

I have checked an street atlas from 1997 for Merseyside but cannot see a Toner Road anywhere.

Hope someone out there may be able to help.
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25th Sep 2019 9:34pm New Brighton Adventure Land [by cools]
Sad to see that New Brighton’s Adventure Land / Hotspot looks like it will be going and Getting replaced with hotel and flats although I understand why. So many memories of that place , as a child with mum and dad having fun there and then as a teenager going with my friends usually to be found on the waltzers asking the dishy lads to push us faster..Now I’m quite often there with my grandkids who enjoy it. A shame but guess that’s progress..
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24th Sep 2019 7:10am When Logins Become Redundant [by diggingdeeper]
Google has successfully run a program on a quantum computer, it took 200 seconds, the fastest super-computer would have taken 10,000 years to run the same program.

The impact of this is huge, because all currently used encryptions become quickly crackable, every system that use passwords is now insecure, this includes fingerprint, retina scans, facial recognition etc because at the end of the day those technologies encode as a static digital "password".

It would be a massive step backwards for society to lose the benefits of general networks (ie all secure use of the internet).

Mathematicians are sure they have created new "quantum-safe" encryption methods but that defies some basic logic, over time they are bound to become less secure, the more a secure connection is used, the less secure it becomes.

It will be interesting where this leads to, I can only see that multiple networks will be a solution, at least temporarily, using two or more independent networks can make things a lot more secure, this may have already been realised and would account for why 5g and the fibred/wired internet seem to be planned to co-exist.

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21st Sep 2019 2:20pm New art ... by Dotmaster @ NewBrighton [by GaryFromWirral]
New art ..... and more to follow .... ???? ( I see the future ) <<<<There is a big mural in progress in New Brighton ...Victoria road to be precise ....whilst the most recent work pictured here by Dotmaster and others is drying in the Sunny weather!
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18th Sep 2019 12:54am Stanley School Sackings [by diggingdeeper]
The Head, Deputy Head and one other have been sacked from Stanley (special needs) School in an absolutely disgusting case. Yet again the Council appeared to have tried to cover things up and Merseyside Police appear to have been less than helpful.

Watch the video for some insight as to what has gone on.
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16th Sep 2019 7:14am Spark plugs [by Pete_M]
These are technicaly 2nd hand as I purchased them from the original owner smile
Each set of 4 will be around 50% less than what you'd pay on ebay
Go Here input your reg for the plugs that exactly fit your vehicle, and I'll check if I have them.

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15th Sep 2019 8:58pm RNLI and Foreign Aid ! [by granny]

Was quite surprised to read about the funding the RNLI is giving to foreign charities. I can understand the 'good cause' but I think they really should have thought it through.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution, would not seem to fit with ' International.' and they have probably done themselves more harm than good.
An article in The Times raised the subject . Here is the response from the RNLI and I'm not sure their reasoning is justifiable.

Britain’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution has hit out at reports highlighting its funding of burkinis for Muslim women in Africa while staff in the UK are being laid off.

The charity was increasing its budget for overseas programmes while at the same time preparing to cut 135 jobs in Britain, The Sunday Times reported.

One project that benefited from the more than 10 per cent increase in funding in the past year was the Panje Project in Tanzania, which provided women and girls with burkinis while teaching them to swim, the paper reported.

“We currently spend less than 2 per cent of the RNLI’s total annual expenditure on our international drowning prevention activity and we actively seek donations specifically for this work,” the lifeboat institution said.

The RNLI said providing burkinis was a “way of enabling girls in strict Muslim countries to get into the water without compromising their cultural and religious beliefs”.

“The RNLI has been involved in the Panje Project, with the majority of the RNLI’s involvement funded by a donor who specifically wanted the money to go towards this project,” the UK charity said.

The UK charity, which has reportedly increased its foreign expenditure from £1.1 million (Dh5m) to £3.3m over the past five years with a further increase of £400,000 this year, was also criticised for funding creches in Bangladesh

Andrew Bridgen, a Conservative MP, urged the charity to rethink its priorities.

“At a time when income is down and demand is increasing in the British Isles, it should be sticking to its core priorities or it could have a detrimental effect on UK giving,” Mr Bridgen said.

In response, the RNLI pointed out the profound effect of its work overseas.

The creche places, for example, reduce a child’s risk of drowning by 82 per cent.

“We do not consider this political correctness," the institute said.

"We are a charity that our volunteers, supporters and those we rescue can trust to do the right thing, whether that’s rescuing those in peril, keeping our volunteers safe or making sure anyone who is part of the RNLI feels welcome and valued."
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14th Sep 2019 8:23pm Wirral Heritage Week [by locomotive]
Had a very pleasant guided tour of Birkenhead Town Hall today, approx an hour and a quarter, then went to Williamson Art Gallery for another couple of hours followed by a cuppa in their cafe, an excellent afternoon was had.
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14th Sep 2019 7:24pm Kia Ceed Clutch [by TudorBlue]
Got a 2012 kia ceed, it's done just under 51000 but the bite on the clutch is really low, almost on the floor in fact. It doesn't slip out of gear but 1st, 2nd and sometimes 3rd can be difficult to slip into sometimes, most of the time, its ok. Drives ok and drove to Manchester this morning. Doing my head in though, need a mechanic who can look at it for me.
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14th Sep 2019 5:19am Free tickets to Attenborough ship naming at Laird's [by yoller]
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10th Sep 2019 8:50am Lost river (Well, brook really) [by Excoriator]
I have been interested in a stream which originated - I think- somewhere near Mount Road. It has long been largely culverted but traces of it can be seen in the Southwestern border of the Bebington Road allotments, where it enters a culvert by Kingsbrook way. From there on it becomes a sewer, but its course can be traced by the lie of the land as it goes downhill to a low point behind Tesco's car park, going under the Kings Arms car park and from there finds its way to the Old Chester Road via the streets behind the shops and garage. It then follows the Old Chester Road to Bebington station where it goes under the bridge and then runs along Greendale Road for a bit, turns left, skirting the Lady Lever Art Gallery passes the school and goes under the New Chester road at about the junction of Corniche Road and the A41. From there it skirts the Playing fields and arrives at the sewage works, where one might be able to catch a glimpse of it through the trees as it emerges briefly into a concrete channel.

Largely forgotten, it still occasionally pops up to remind us of its existence such as yesterday when heavy rain caused flooding in the Road by the Kings Arms and near the bridge ar Bebington station and along Greendale road. Evidently the flow was too heavy or perhaps there was an obstruction further down causing the drains to back up.

I would like to know what it was called. My suspicion is that it may have been called the Ash brook, based on the fact that the oldest houses along its route are in Ashbrook Terrace near Bebington station and would be grateful if anyone can shed some light on its history.It can be seen - unnamed - on some old maps before it was incorporated into the sewerage system.
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9th Sep 2019 7:55pm Meet the Masons [by oldpm01]
Thought this may be of interest to some....

The Masonic Hall at Clifton Road, Birkenhead is open on Sunday 15th September 10 am - 4 pm. This is related to the Wirral Heritage open days

There will be a number of local Freemasons at the Hall and visitors are welcome to visit, ask questions and be given a tour of one of the Lodge Rooms.

Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) will be available
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9th Sep 2019 12:04pm Death Cafe Wirrral event (Wed 11th Sept) [by martinharris]
The next Death Cafe Wirral event is this Wednesday evening at Hoylake Community Centre in the brand new Popsy's Coffee Shop. They've done a lovely job with it and I'm looking forward to seeing familiar faces as well as new ones. Get in touch to book your FREE place. Full details here -
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6th Sep 2019 9:39pm Hedgehog Street [by granny]

Hedgehogs, as we know are becoming scarce. There is a programme going on to help them and trace the sightings.
This site has all the information you could need, and there is a map to put your post code into, to find out how many sightings have been reported in your area. You don't have to log in.
You can report yours, can make a hedgehog hole and have it mapped and find out how we can help them. They can travel 2km and more a night, and they need access from one garden to another, so maybe making a hedgehog hole in your garden could help them survive.
I put out water and food for them every night now, as they need their body reserves building up for hibernation.
Please help them .
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5th Sep 2019 9:50pm Live from Cape Fear,North Carolina [by granny]

Sea looking bad.
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