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Missing: Ronald McKenna, 56, from Birkenhead

Missing: Ronald McKenna, 56, from Birkenhead Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have issued an appeal to locate a missing man.

The force is becoming increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a Wirral man last seen yesterday, Monday 8 August.

Ronald McKenna, 56, from Birkenhead was seen at around 10.30am in the Prenton area. He is described as white, 5ft 9in, of proportionate build, with short greying hair. When last seen, Ronald was wearing a navy top and jeans.

If anyone has information on Ronald's whereabouts we are urging you to call 101 quoting reference 1021 of 8 August, or via Missing Persons charity on 116 000 or emailing 116000@missing


Breaking: Police dealing with industrial fire in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police is advising members of the public to avoid the Price Street area of Birkenhead Credit: Stevie Gee

Merseyside Police is advising members of the public to avoid the Price Street area of Birkenhead after a fire at an industrial unit.

Granada Reports viewer Stevie Gee sent in these videos from the scene.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police are on the scene of the fire on Price Street, which was reported just before 11am today.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from the area if driving or on foot while emergency services deal with the incident.

A cordon has been established and road closures are in place including Price Street, St Edwards Close, St Edwards Mews, and Beckwith Street at its junction with Duke Street.

Some properties within the cordon have been evacuated as a precaution.


Watch: Adam McClean reports on the dog found in Birkenhead so severely injured he had to be put down

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after a severely injured dog was found in a Birkenhead cemetery.

The dog was found by members of the public in undergrowth in a remote part of a cemetery off Collin Road, in Prenton. His injuries were so severe that he had to be put down.

Adam McClean has this report that some viewers may find upsetting.

Peggy's memories of the Queen on 100th birthday

A very special woman from Birkenhead is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Peggy spent much of her life in Africa and was a telephone exchange supervisor in 1952 when the the then Princess Elizabeth was staying nearby in Kenya.

One day she was asked to transfer and sit through a call from the UK to the Queens party. A call bearing the news that Elizabeth's father, King George the Sixth, had died and that Elizabeth was now Queen of England.

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