Sunday Snippets, 23 October 2022 – Birkenhead News

Welcome to “Excerpts from Sunday” a weekly feature of birkenhead.news. This is a roundup of important local news from the past seven days. Click or tap on each story to read the full article.

Seacombe Ferry Terminal has reopened after an award-winning 22-month refurbishment.

The ticket office, pier and linkspan bridges at the Wallasey site have all been refurbished and to mark the occasion, the cafe on board the Mersey Ferry Royal Iris is handing out free coffees and bacon or sausages to passengers, an offer which will continue all week.

Liam Robinson, holder of the Liverpool area transport portfolio, was there to greet passengers on the first crossing. “It was a multi-million pound upgrade to the terminal,” he said, “all done in a living marine environment on a river that has one of the highest tidal ranges in the country. . It’s fantastic that it’s been done so well and we’ve come to this today.

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Local schools and community groups will participate in a series of workshops over the coming months aimed at raising awareness of the beauty and environmental benefits of Wirral’s wide array of wildflowers.

In a project funded so far by Wirral’s Eco-Schools program, local artist Ling Warlow has been commissioned to work in the local community and create hundreds of lifelike paper wildflowers that will eventually be displayed at an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wirral Country Park. Next year.

The first ‘Wildflower Warriors’ workshop took place at Brookhurst Primary School, Eastham with Ling guiding pupils through the making of a range of beautiful wildflowers, supported by Wirral Council Eco-Schools Manager Lynn Struve.

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MP Margaret Greenwood has called on the government to apologize for the chaos it has caused in the pensions sector.

The MP for Wirral West was speaking in a Labor-initiated parliamentary debate on the topic of economic responsibility and a growth plan.

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Margaret Greenwood’s intervention comes after the Bank of England recently revealed it had to intervene after pension funds managing vast sums on behalf of pensioners across the country nearly collapsed amid a “Unprecedented” collapse in UK government bond markets following the mini-budget in September.

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Pure Brilliance: The Boodles Story opened at Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight on October 22 and will run throughout the gallery’s 100th anniversary year, until March 5, 2023.

Stunning historic jewelry and racing trophies made by Boodles will illustrate the company’s history.

The company’s rise from urban jeweler to the pinnacle of high-end design and manufacturing will be exemplified by the dazzling and contemporary jewelry on display.

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The ‘Kids Planet’ crèche in Wallasey was rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas in a recent Ofsted inspection.

The report found that the children show commitment and enthusiasm to explore and learn from their surroundings and that the setting was developed in calm and neutral areas for the children to spend quality time with their key person in using their senses to learn.

The report went on to say that leaders and managers have a clear vision of what they want children to achieve and that staff have high expectations for children and interactions are of an extremely high quality.

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The day before Truss resigned, she received a letter of resignation from Suella Braverman, then Home Secretary.

Braverman’s letter was blunt, making clear reference to the “mini-budget” debacle handed over by Chancellor Kwazi Kwateng at Truss’ request. It was a historic economic gamble, and it failed catastrophically.

Referencing Truss’ disastrous leadership, a section of Braverman’s resignation letter reads; “Pretending we didn’t make mistakes, pretending that everyone can’t see we made them and hoping things will magically happen is not serious politics. I made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign.”

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Seven inspiring schools and colleges across the Wirral have been named in the highly anticipated Educate Awards list.

For more than a decade, the Educate Awards have shone a spotlight on the education sector, showcasing the work of schools and colleges that continue to provide an exceptional education for children and help them reach their full potential. .

With over 20 categories, the shortlist recognizes inspiring teachers, dedicated support staff, effective business leaders and strategic leadership teams.

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Four students from Birkenhead Mushin Ryū Martial Arts & Fitness have been selected to represent Team England at this year’s World Martial Arts Organization World Championships.

Callum Glover runs the martial arts club and trains the students. He said: “Each child went through a specially designed training camp to reach their maximum potential.”

This included training three times a day, five days a week, over a six week period. The first training session took place before school at 5 a.m. and the second two sessions took place in the evening and at night after school.

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People who live, work and visit New Brighton and Seacombe still have time to say how they think these areas can be helped to improve in the years to come.

The consultation on the development of master plans to guide the future development of the two cities continues until November 25.

This was followed by the opportunity for visitors to test a new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience that took place over two days at the Floral Pavilion. The VR saw 186 people don special VR glasses and get a glimpse of a possible future for the towns and an idea of ​​how New Brighton and Seacombe could change over the next decade.

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Brain charity Stick ‘n’ Step is hosting its first ever ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ themed fundraising event at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool on Saturday 26th November 2022.

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This glitzy black-tie event will see eight couples strut the dance floor as they compete to see who can raise the most money for the charity and who can also win the all-important Glitter Ball trophy.

Each entrant was paired with a professional dancer from the famous Liverpool-based Craig Jones School of Ballroom and Latin. The professional partner helped each contestant select a specific dance and they all worked hard through 10 grueling lessons to perfect their routine, ready to perform on the big night.

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Condolence books and other documents relating to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II have been placed in the Wirral Archives by the Mayor of Wirral.

The items have been carefully preserved in the archives at Buckingham Palace’s request, so that future generations can experience how locals felt about the late Queen’s passing and how the historic event was marked in the borough.

Mayor of Wirral, Councilor Jeff Green, said: ‘It is clear from the comments left in the condolence books that many people felt great loss at the Queen’s passing, as well as enormous gratitude for her most 70 years of service. .”

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Tranmere maintained their unbeaten streak but failed to break the 1-1 deadlock on the road at Harrogate.

Jordan Turnbull scored his first goal of the season with his strike in the 57th minute.

Rovers played carelessly during the first half and despite attempts on goal from Elliott Nevitt, Josh Hawkes, Kieron Morris and Kane Hemmings, it was Harrogate who took the lead.

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