Keeping Up Appearances star Patricia Routledge, 88, has been made a Dame Commander for her services to the theatre and charityRead the full story ›
You may remember that heart wrenching picture of a mother and father holding hands in a hospital bed just days before they both lost their battle with cancer.
Today their children have been saying thank you to the public who helped raise more than a quarter of a million pounds to make sure they could stay together and keep their family home.
The eldest son of Julie and Mike Bennet, Luke, told Phil and Holly on This Morning how thankful he and his siblings are at the generosity of strangers.
Mel Barham reports:
Police in Birkenhead investigating the death of a two-year-old child have arrested a man and a woman.
The North West Ambulance Service were called to Woodville Road at around 2.30pm. When paramedics arrived the toddler was unresponsive. The little boy was then taken to Arrowe Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short while later.
Officers arrested a 28-year-old man from Birkenhead on suspicion of murder and a 24-year-old woman, from Birkenhead on suspicion of murder and child neglect. They have both been taken to police stations on Merseyside where they continue to be questioned by detectives.
Two other children, aged two and three years, who lived in the property where the incident occurred, are in the care of Wirral Council’s Children’s Services.
Disabled children who lost their school transport, when Wirral Council decided they were no longer eligible, will have their cases reconsidered.
The Local Government Ombudsman has ordered the authority to look again at the children's cases, after it investigated the decision.
Wirral Council has apologised and "agreed to make new transport decisions."
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There's no shortage of history on our doorstep in our region.
Maybe someone famous was born on your street? Or your town has a rich industrial heritage that's been forgotten as the years have passed.
Paul Crone has been delving into the life of a soldier from the Wirral who always had his camera with him, even on the battlefields of France in the First World War.
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The RSPCA has urged horse and pony owners to ensure they are checking on their horses after a cob got tangled in wire fencing in his field.Read the full story ›
A mum with a rare food allergy says every meal out is 'like Russian roulette'.Read the full story ›
A charity shop in Wirral was deliberately set alight in the early hours of this morning according to police. Detectives are appealing for witnesses.
Police officers and firefighters were called to the Claire House charity shop on The Rake in Bromborough at 3.39am.
A passer-by saw smoke coming from a broken window and dialed 999.
Emergency crews found the shop well alight and it took several fire engines to extinguish the blaze.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service say they have advised the police that the fire was deliberately started and detectives from Wirral are now treating the incident as arson.
We believe this fire was deliberately started and it has caused substantial damage to the building. The charity which is based there will inevitably be disrupted and that is a great shame when it does so much good in the local community.
Someone out there will know who has done this and I would urge them to do the right thing and come forward with any information they have.
This part of Bromborough is very quiet at this time of night so anyone passing by would notice people loitering near Claire House beforehand or running away afterwards. If you remember seeing or hearing anything suspicious then please call the police or Crimestoppers.