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Children's services in Wirral 'inadequate', say OFSTED

Wallasey Town Credit: ITV

Inspectors have described children's services in Wirral as inadequate, and have criticised its leadership and management.

In a report published today OFSTED inspectors say there are widespread and serious failures in the services provided by the council to children who need help and protection.

It says there has been a significant deterioration in quality since the last inspection four years ago.

Officers at Wallasey Town Hall say the authority is investing two million pounds in an improvement plan.

  1. Chris Hall, ITV News

Tranmere Rovers flying high in fight to get back in the big time

To coincide with the international break, this weekend is the annual Non League Day - a chance for those clubs outside of the Football League to attract new fans and also grab some headlines.

And they're certainly doing that at Tranmere Rovers at the moment.

Flying high at the top of the National League, they're hoping Saturday might be their last Non League Day.

Chris Hall reports:


Watch: Chris Hall speaks to Olympic heroine Sam Quek

Sam Quek Credit: ITV Granada

As the North West continues to celebrate our Olympic success we had a visit from women's hockey star Sam Quek from the Wirral.

She had us all emotional this week when she rushed back from Rio to see her 95 year old grandmother, Dolly, who'd suffered a stroke just days before Sam won that historic gold medal.

She speaks to our sports correspondent Chris Hall:

A body has been found near to Leasowe Lighthouse

A body has been found near to Leasowe Lighthouse Credit: Google Maps

Police in Merseyside have confirm that emergency services are in attendance in New Brighton following the discovery of a body this afternoon, Tuesday August 16.

At around 12.25pm, a report was received from the coastguard of a body being found near to the Leasowe Lighthouse. Police, MFRS, the coastguard and ambulance are in attendance.

Whilst the body is yet to be formally identified it is thought to be that of a man.

An investigation is underway to establish the identity of the man and the circumstances surrounding his death, which is being treated as unexplained at this time.

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