Sunday Snippets 14 March 2021

Welcome to “Sunday Snippets” a weekly feature from birkenhead.news. It is a weekly round-up of our most popular good news stories from the last seven days. Click on each story to read the full article.

‘Explore Greasby Village’: Girl awarded gold Brownie badge for project

Nine-year-old Greasby resident, Ellie-Louise, decided to set up a Facebook page to help people explore Greasby. Her inspiration came while walking around the village.

She knew that during lockdown people couldn’t go very far so wanted to help people enjoy and find out more about the local area. “She started it for her Local History badge in Brownies.”, Ellie-Louise’s mum, Alison, told birkenhead.news.

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A new blue plaque in Bebington celebrates one of the greatest sportswomen of all time

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Wirral Council is spotlighting the fantastic sporting achievements of Lottie Dod, the five-times Wimbledon winner who was born and lived in Bebington, and whose achievements have recently been commemorated with a prestigious blue plaque.

Lottie Dod (1871 – 1960) was best known as a tennis player though she excelled in many other sports, including golf, hockey and archery.

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Pavers Foundation cash boost for The Hive

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The Pavers Foundation have donated £3,000 to Wirral-based youth charity The Hive, following a grant application from Anna Hamilton, Product and Creative Copywriter at Pavers, family-owned and-run multi-channel shoe retailer.

The donation will help the Hive increase their disability inclusion support for the whole of 2021, allowing young disabled patrons of the Hive to partake in a range of activities in the state-of-the-art facilities provided at the centre, as well as an alternative ‘Hiveability’ session for those more inclined towards quieter activities.

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Project to replace coastal navigation aids wins engineering award

Southbay Civil Engineering Limited and Wirral Council have been awarded the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Small Project of the Year award for the North West Region.

The award relates to the successful delivery of the New Brighton Aids to Navigation scheme, a technically and operationally challenging coastal project delivered at the height of the tourist season. The project involved the replacement of three navigational structures, originally constructed in the 1980s to mark submerged offshore coastal defences within the Mersey Estuary.

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National Healthcare Science Week: Histopathology at Arrowe Park Hospital

Histopathology, also known as Cellular Pathology, is the microscopic study of tissue samples, taken during surgery or at post mortem, to establish the cause of disease. Diseases such as cancer are diagnosed by looking for abnormal features in tissue and cells.

The histopathology department is located in the North West corner of Arrowe Park hospital, Birkenhead, near the large chimney.

The department is extremely busy and relies on the technical skill, commitment and professionalism of all its staff to produce quick, accurate and high-quality results for patients.

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Port Sunlight’s Lady Lever Art Gallery to reopen with Augustus John exhibition

As soon as government restrictions are lifted, National Museums Liverpool will reopen the doors of Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, with a brand-new exhibition. The Last Bohemian: Augustus John will showcase around 40 works by one of Britain’s most iconic and controversial artists. The exhibition will include 18 loans from across the north west and National Museum Wales and will run until 30 August 2021.

Augustus John (1878-1961) was Britain’s leading portrait painter at the turn of the 20th century.

John moved to Liverpool in 1901 to teach at the Liverpool School of Architecture and Applied Art (part of today’s University of Liverpool). The exhibition explores his time in the city, which greatly influenced his life and career and is where he made his first etchings.

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Resident at Wirral care home celebrates 103rd birthday

Residents and carers at The Manor House Bupa Care Home in Birkenhead have come together to celebrate a 103rd birthday.

Nora Duncan turned 103 on Sunday 28th February and enjoyed a party with fellow residents and staff at The Manor House, where she has lived for the past eight months. Carers at the home decorated the lounge with balloons and birthday banners, and the celebrations were complete with a homemade cake baked by caretaker, Sam Edwards.

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Wirral residents urged to register to vote in time to have their say in May

On Thursday 6 May residents in Wirral will have their say on who represents them at local council elections, the Liverpool City Region mayoral election as well as Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner. 

In order to vote in these important elections, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Wirral Council is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time. 

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