Sunday Snippets 24 January 2021

Welcome to “Sunday Snippets” a new weekly feature from birkenhead.news. 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.

Vote for your favourite Harold Hopps painting from the Williamson Art Gallery’s collection

The Williamson Art Gallery is expanding it’s ‘Visitor Favourites’ collection. The gallery is asking for your help on what to include from the local Wallasey artist, Harold Hopps.

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Some brilliant Roman artwork from Woodchurch C of E Primary School!

Parcels sent to EU countries must now have custom declaration form attached warns Post Office

Post Office customers in Great Britain are being warned that since Tuesday 29 December, any parcel containing gifts or goods that is being sent to an EU country must have a customs declaration form attached to it.

The UK’s exit from the Customs Union means that customs declarations which apply to non-EU countries has been extended to EU counties. A form does not have to be completed if customers are sending a letter, postcard or document to an EU country.

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WIRED Carers Support Service – PPE for carers

During COVID-19 pandemic we have all experienced the difficulty in access personal protective equipment, with some carers experiencing anxiety whilst supporting their loved ones. WIRED Carers Support Service is now able to provide PPE free to all unpaid Carers to support them in their caring role and combat the spreading of COVID-19.

Carers are able to place an order online with safe home delivery at no charge to them. The Carers Team will speak to every Carer who require this service to provide additional support and services to support them in their caring role

For more information about this service please contact the Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777 or email [email protected]

£1 million A&E upgrade at Arrowe Park Hospital

A £1 million upgrade has now been completed at Arrowe Park Hospital Emergency Department with the aim of improving emergency care for patients. The upgrade has provided eight side rooms, to allow for enhanced infection control measures.

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Merseyside Police Chief Constable retires after 36 years

Wirral kids clean traffic signs for a safer, cleaner environment

Back in 2019, Craig & Mureda Kenyon were driving to Wales for their holiday with their two kids, then six-year-old Chrisell and four-year-old Frederick. On their way, they passed many traffic signs that were hard to read, because they were covered in dirt or slimy green moss.

Chrisell said that someone should start cleaning them to make them easier to read. Of this simple thought, the idea of ‘Brushing Beautiful’ was born.

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Merseyside Fire & Rescue to distribute COVID-19 test kits

Storm Christoph brings floods to Wirral

Wirral has experienced widespread flooding due to Storm Christoph, as these photographs from Wirral residents show.

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Wirral Libraries’ online activities for kids of all ages

Help needed for new community dementia Meeting Centre in Hooton

Retain Wellbeing CIC is planning to open a Meeting Centre close to Hooton Station, near Willaston. It will operate for at least three days per week and is currently looking for support from the local community.

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New signing for Tranmere Rovers

‘Wirral Laptop Donations’ hands out its 100th laptop to help kids with homeschooling

Lee Anson started ‘Wirral Laptop Donations’ with a simple philosophy. He is a true believer in making sure that children have the best childhood, including their education. “This should be of the utmost importance for every child to give them the best start in life.”, he said.

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Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 23 January 2021

This is the new birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.

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And finally…

What more do you want on a Sunday than this joyous video of cows, sheep, ponies, pigs and even chickens playing football?