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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.

https://wirralleaks.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/a-special-case/
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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.

Pete
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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.


https://www.thenational.ae/world/eu...ck-at-burkini-funding-criticism-1.910708

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]
https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/...-david-attenborough-cammell-laird-month/
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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 https://www.visitwirral.com/whats-on/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

https://www.cheshiremasons.co.uk/
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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 - https://www.facebook.com/events/2284702115192158/
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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 .

https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/
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5th Sep 2019 9:50pm Live from Cape Fear,North Carolina [by granny]

Sea looking bad.

https://explore.org/livecams/frying-pan/frying-pan-cam
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3rd Sep 2019 5:41pm Found [by lincle]
Two dogs found today in Mackenzie Road Leasowe.A shih tzu & a yorkie cross both female wearing collars & leads . Pepper & Coco now in the care of FOBK.
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31st Aug 2019 3:07pm Tour of Britain Stage 5, Wirral 11th September [by Greenwood]
Will be live on ITV4 from 10.45 to 15.45 with highlights at 20.00. There will be a certain amount of disruption to traffic during rolling road closures along the route, but it should be quite a spectacle.
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31st Aug 2019 9:49am Fed up of adverts and tracking? [by TheComputerLab]
Hi,

If like me you value your online privacy and are fed up of being bombarded with adverts (especially YouTube!)

Then have a look at pi hole. I have just installed it and it is remarkable!

This is a fairly advanced utility, you will need a raspberry pi or a virtual machine. Plus a bit of Linux experience or be able to follow tutorials.... or know someone that will do it for you!

In the past hour 10.2% of all the traffic i have used has been blocked as adverts or tracking data.
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30th Aug 2019 1:49pm Mickey mouse NewBrighton [by GaryFromWirral]
I live here ... ooh the gossip I tell you what lol ..... beautiful ...but the lady at 22 ...tut tut
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27th Aug 2019 11:21pm Staff wanted [by nirvanaflower]
There is a sign on the door of Yog Hut, Upton Road looking for staff.

They want delivery drivers and experienced shop staff.

Saw this so I thought I would post it in case anybody is looking for work.
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25th Aug 2019 10:16am Windows Vista [by saltytom]
Have just found an old Compaq Presario cq71 in my spare room its running vista basic, is there an easy way to up it to windows 7 or similar I dont have any discs or manuals for machine.
It will not update to google chrome or connect to my wifi printer.
Any help much appreciated
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24th Aug 2019 9:26am Hilbre Island fire [by Greenwood]
Well, you couldn't make it up... First, rough weather spreads building materials (expanding foam etc) around the island from some sort of half-done repair job on a cave, threatening environmental damage, as well as mess dangerous to wildlife - and now the foam or something has caught fire in the cave! Toxic fumes were drifting across the island last night. Hilbre is a very special place and at the moment it's being trashed. It needs a higher level of protection than it has, and to be treated with a lot more respect. Wake up, Council! The fire service has put it out of bounds for public safety, so no-one can go out there - on the best August Bank Holiday for ages. the Friends of Hilbre Island must be tearing their hair out.
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15th Aug 2019 6:37pm Arthur Christiansen, Daily Express editor [by yoller]
I’ve been reading the autobiography of Arthur Christiansen, who was editor of the Daily Express from 1933 to 1957. He was born in 1904 and as a boy he lived in Evelyn Road, Seacombe and went to Wallasey Grammar School. He worked on the Wallasey and Wirral Chronicle newspaper in Borough Road, Seacombe, before moving to London in 1924.

I was wondering does anyone know if Christiansen was born in Evelyn Road or elsewhere in Wallasey? If so, is his house still there and does it have any sort of plaque? He describes Evelyn Road as consisting of ‘six-roomed terrace houses’.
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7th Aug 2019 12:47pm Angus Tilston MBE - RIP [by Norton]
From the 'Merseyside on Film' group page of Facebook -

"Angus Tilston MBE On Capturing Liverpool.

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that the historical film archive collector and local history film and video producer Angus Tilston MBE passed away yesterday.

Angus very kindly gave Merseyside On Film full permission to post any part of his film archive, so that it could be shared freely with our followers. His films have all been a big hit with our viewers.

The LIverpool author, film maker and local historian, was awarded the MBE for services to the Historical Film Industry in the North West.

Angus was an old school gent. He touched the hearts of many, and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."


Watching his archive - including Pleasures Past - has given me and many others great pleasure. RiP Angus.
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5th Aug 2019 6:48pm job wanted [by lincle]
work required for unskilled lady with driving licence & DBS.Available for immediate start
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2nd Aug 2019 12:53am Brattan Road Bombing WW2 [by dingle]
I think I have asked this before, but I am getting old and forgetful. Can somebody please point me in the direction of the photo of the bombing of Brattan Road during WW2. Many thanks in anticipation.
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30th Jul 2019 12:56pm Midwife Services Collapse [by diggingdeeper]
One to One (North West) Ltd will place the company into administration from 5pm on Wednesday.

One to One provide a community midwife service for much of the Northwest including Wirral.

https://onetoonemidwives.org/
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29th Jul 2019 1:38pm Computer bits [by GingerTom]
EpsonStylus Photo printer and ink,
17" monitor,and a keyboard,
All with cables.
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24th Jul 2019 10:32pm Laptop Reinstall? [by fish5133]
Apologies if incorrect terminology. Been given a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. Switch on and the previous owners user name pops up with a password request. Previous owner said there isnt a password as everything was deleted (not sure what that meant). I have the Dell operating system disc. Its windows Vista Home Premium.. What do i need to do to get working again. and be able to log in. cheers
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24th Jul 2019 10:11am Forget it if youre just 'old' ! [by venice]
Was checking out mobility equipment this morning , and comparing prices. The VAT on prices makes a chunky difference . Not concerned on personal grounds, but wondered about the logic of the rules which exempt some people from paying the VAT.

"Note that it is illegal to make false declarations. The illness or disability must also be of a long-term 'chronic' nature. Old age or a broken bone that is healing for example, do not qualify."

So for example -- if your gran is 90 odd , has no particular disability but obviously at that age does not have the ability to walk around Chester or along the towpath with the family without a scooter , shouldn't she be just as entitled to get exemption from VAT as someone of 70 who because of arthritis , cant do those things with their family either without a scooter? Its not a means tested thing , old age is as permanent as any other chronic disability , so I really cant see the difference?
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23rd Jul 2019 9:32pm Your cat snipped and chipped £5 [by venice]

Anyone have cats that need neutering, this is an offer from Cats Proection to get a full cost neutering voucher and have your cat chipped for £5:

"Our latest neutering event is on July 27th 2019 at The Visitors Centre in Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead! We'll be there from 9:30 am until 3:30pm!

Partnering with local vets, we're offering cat owners in any postcode between CH41 and CH49, the chance to get their four-legged friends both snipped and chipped for just £5! See below for the full terms and conditions.

How it Works:
You come along to our event and apply for a voucher that entitles you to get your cat neutered and micro chipped for £5. Don't bring your cat(s) and you don't need any other documents, just yourself! You can then take the voucher to one of our participating vets (listed below) and pay them £5 for the neutering and micro-chipping. They then cash-in the voucher with us and we cover the rest!
The Vets:
Birkenhead Veterinary Centre
Livingstone Street
Birkenhead
CH41 4HQ
Seaview Vets
Seaview Road
Wallasey
CH45 4QW
Upton Vets
Upton Road
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23rd Jul 2019 10:18am heat [by lincle]
Hate to have to keep repeating myself but theres still some idiots out there who havent got the message ........DONT LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS !! This also applies to CHILDREN or the ELDERLY.
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16th Jul 2019 9:24pm Cheshire Live Steamers [by diggingdeeper]
Cheshire Live Steamers, mini traction engines on at Wirral Country Park this weekend Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

[Linked Image]
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16th Jul 2019 9:09am Body repairs [by kamikazi]

My camper needs welding, looking for recommendations of someone who is excellent at body repairs, my van is overheight for most workshops at 10 foot.

Thanks in advance

K
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15th Jul 2019 10:43pm Set Your Clocks [by diggingdeeper]
A one o'clock gun will be fired on Thursday 18th July 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the previous firing.

Please don't ask what time it will go off grin

It will be a field gun at Woodside ferry performing the event.
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15th Jul 2019 2:17pm free Items to go before scrapman commoth [by gerry1]
Five electrical Items for spares/repair..

One Radiator cover to fit radiator size 110cmx60cm or aprox 43"x2ft

Must go a.s.a.p Collection only from eastham.

FREE.
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13th Jul 2019 3:05pm Wirral Crime Yesterday [by diggingdeeper]
Merseyside Police are appealing for information about the following events that occurred on 12th July

Shots fired in Victoria Fields, Birkenhead

Arson in Livingstone Street, Birkenhead

Stabbing by Railway Pub, Meols

70 year old man robbed in Laird Street, Birkenhead
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13th Jul 2019 8:39am Block Paving [by delta6]
Free for collection from Moreton
Cannot deliver.
Whole purple/red blocks
Whole yellow blocks

Plenty of purple and yellow half bricks/off cuts.
See pics
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9th Jul 2019 5:43pm Ah, how sad. [by venice]
Hopefully it may have been claimed by now , but Upton vets are holding an old blind unmicrochipped all black cat if you know anyone who has lost one.
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28th Jun 2019 2:43pm Death Cafe Wirral - this time at Stollies [by martinharris]
This week is the second anniversary of the death of Death Cafe founder Jon Underwood. He died suddenly at the age of just 44 but his legacy lives on in many ways, including the thousands of Death Cafe events that run all over the world every year now. See what it's all about by coming to one on the Wirral. Our last one was well attended and this one will be at Stollies in Wallasey Village. It's free to attend but booking is essential.

For more information go to... Death Cafe Wirral [/url]https://www.facebook.com/events/426702974785332/
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27th Jun 2019 11:27am washing machine parts [by gerry1]
HI any washing machine engineer out there wanting some parts before scrap man.
The machine was a HOTPOINT WMA40

1 drum housing unit, with new bearing fitted.
2 front panel complete with electronics, and a draw unit.
3 a glass door complete.

these must go as one lot,
Thanks Gerry
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25th Jun 2019 8:42am Best Dog Walking Parks ? [by Fenix]
New dog owner here - I know there are two private parks you can let the dogs run off the lead in Willaston and Neston - but are there any council parks with fences to keep the dogs contained ?

The nearer Bebington the better - not sure if doggie is that keen on the car and we'd always try and walk if possible.

Thanks everyone.
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23rd Jun 2019 7:18pm Unidentified Dredgers [by locomotive]
A couple of years ago I asked did anyone remember two scrap dredgers lying in Vittoria Dock or a basin off the dock, at last I have found them, one was Mersey 24 a Grab Hopper type, which was in a collision in the Mersey and sank, it was recovered and beached at Egremont where it was repaired enough to get it into the dock, it was sitting on the bottom of the dock, and the engine room was quite clear water, all the silt stayed at the bottom, so you could swim around (no Mr Health and Mr Safety in those days. The thing that stuck in my memory was it had been rammed midships and there was the biggest piece of timber I have ever seen bolted across the gap, it was about 2 feet square and 20 feet long at least, it was sold to Westminster Dredging in 1957.
The other ship was Centaur a Bucket dredger, we used to climb up to the top of the bucket lift, she was sold for scrap April 1958.
In those days we didn't cause any damage so nobody bothered you, I think they were still there in late 58 early 59, awaiting removal, information found in a MDH&B stock list book. Kindly lent tp me last week. I left school in 59 so never went back down to the docks, mystery solved
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