Sunday Snippets 7 February 2021

Welcome to “Sunday Snippets” a 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.

Van driver seen wandering between lanes on M53 was eating using knife and fork

North West Motorway Police reported earlier today that a van was seen wandering across lanes on the northbound carriageway of the M53.

Officers found the driver to be eating off a plate using a knife and fork.

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Watching your plane land from the passenger seat

I know it is a landing. But it’s a neat view, and it is low altitude. from r/LowAltitudeJets

Help Keep Kids Learning – donate a device

Residents and businesses who have spare IT kit are being encouraged to consider donating it to a council scheme to help Wirral’s children and young people keep learning at home.

With many pupils now needing to learn remotely due to the latest lockdown, not all children and young people have access to the right devices to allow them to continue their education.

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Egremont Primary School, Wallasey on Cebeebies!

Walkers rescued from mud at Thurstaston by Hoylake RNLI and emergency services

Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard at 12.47pm on Monday 1 February to reports of two people stuck in mud near to Sally’s Cottage on Thurstaston Beach.

Hoylake RNLI’s volunteer crew launched their Inshore Rescue Hovercraft Hurley Spirit before quickly heading to the scene

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Captain Sir Tom Moore 1920-2021

Tranmere Rovers sign Preston’s David Nugent & Bolton’s Ali Crawford on loan

Tranmere Rovers Football Club have announced two signings on transfer deadline day.

Midfielder, Ali Crawford, joins on loan from Bolton Wanderers, where he made 24 appearances this season. One-time England international David Nugent, 35, has scored 153 league goals during his 19-year professional career.

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What’s on the telly?

Well played, Sky Comedy, well played. from r/CasualUK

Wirral Council sets out its bold plans for Birkenhead

A detailed ambitious and inspirational regeneration plan for Birkenhead has been sent to the Government to bid for £45m from the Town Deal scheme.

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Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the Heart lockdown parody is 🤣🤣🤣

Brackenwood baby boy: Merseyside Police appeal to find mother

Merseyside Police has appealed to find the mum of a baby boy whose body was found on Brackenwood golf course in Bebington, Wirral.

On Friday 29 January, at around 4.25pm, two dog walkers came across the body of the full-term baby boy in a wooded area at the side of a footpath close to the 16th green of the golf course.

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Former Thingwall Primary pupil, Megan Birch, on The Voice

Mayor and Mayoress give thanks to volunteers and staff after receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations at Woodchurch

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral have paid tribute to NHS staff and volunteers after receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations.

After waiting their turn to be called by the NHS, Councillor Tony Smith and Mayoress Barbara Smith, attended the vaccination centre at Woodchurch Leisure Centre.

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How to wear a face mask properly!

Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 6 February 2021

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

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