Sunday Snippets 17 January 2021

Welcome to our first “Sunday Snippets” feature. It is a weekly round-up of interesting stories and things that have caught our eye and piqued our interest over the last seven days.

The community-minded kids keeping Wirral clean & tidy

Wirral is a diverse area, ranging from open countryside with little villages and hamlets dotted along country roads to swathes of land with a history of maritime and land-based industry. But, there is one thing that is common across all the varied …

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Well done, Elizabeth!

Priority booking introduced at symptom-free testing centres in Wirral

Tranmere Rovers’ victory over Leicester City Under-21s last night secured them a place in the Papa John’s EFL Trophy quarter-finals…

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NHS vaccine scam warning

The COVID-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to…

Posted by nhs.uk on Friday, 8 January 2021

Wirral tip opening times during third national lockdown

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has confirmed that in line with government advice it plans to keep all 14 of its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) open and operational through …

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Trump becomes first ever US president to be impeached twice

Donald Trump has been impeached for inciting the riot at the US Capitol, during which 5 people died, including a DC Metro Police officer. Ten Republicans rebelled and voted with the Democrats after a day of debate in the House of Representatives. 

Aldi joins list of supermarkets to make masks mandatory

Aldi joins Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons in enforcing ‘no face-mask, no entry’ policy in their stores …

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Natasha Owens posted these crisp, frosty photos of rural West Kirby

A very seasonal set of photographs showing winter Wirral at its best!

Tranmere through to quarter-finals of EFL Trophy

Tranmere Rovers’ victory over Leicester City Under-21s last night secured them a place in the Papa John’s EFL Trophy quarter-finals…

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West Kirby & New Brighton rail services reduced from Monday, due to staff COVID-19 issues

Merseyrail has had to reduce services on the West Kirby and New Brighton lines, due to staff needing to isolate or shield, due to COVID-19.

Their website explains that the company has made the difficult decision to reduce the West Kirby and New Brighton services to a 45-minute frequency Monday to Sunday from Monday 18 January.

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Slight changes to BBC Shipping Forecast broadcast times

For fans of the Shipping Forecast on the radio (or the wireless, as my mother still likes to call it!), there will be some small changes to the broadcast times starting on Monday, 18 January, 2021.

https://twitter.com/MCA_media/status/1350125901510553603

Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 16 January 2021

This is the first of a new weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous week.

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