Latest Wallasey Stories

2008-09-19 21:00:28

A BLAZE has ripped through an Ellesmere Port chemicals manufacturers. The fire service was called to the Oleotec base in Rossfield Road, Rossmore Industrial Estate at 2.24am today after a fire broke out in the company's warehouse. Police were also in attendance and secured the site as a potential crime scene. Five fire crews attended, along with the Hazardous Materials Unit from Warrington. Nobody was hurt in the incident. Meanwhile, four fire engines and a platform ladder were...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

MAGISTRATES yesterday remanded a 20-year-old man in custody on charges of committing grievous bodily harm to a three-week-old boy. Dean Hodkinson, of no fixed abode, who is charged with a Section 18 assault on the baby boy, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court. It is understood the baby, from Wallasey, had a cracked skull, broken collarbone and bruised spine when he was taken into Arrowe Park hospital on Sunday, August 11. He was transferred to the Royal Manchester Children's...

2008-08-06 18:00:38

PLANS for a walk-in centre at a Merseyside hospital are being developed. The news comes after Ben Chapman MP presented a petition to parliament asking Wirral primary care trust to provide a walk-in centre and minor injuries unit for patients at Clatterbridge hospital. Mr Chapman, who represents Wirral South, said: "My constituents have been left frustrated by the existence of similar facilities at Arrowe Park and Victoria Central in Upton and Wallasey respectively. "They face the...

2008-08-01 18:00:28

THE OWNERS of a Wirral gym have denied health and safety offences following a hazardous chlorine gas leak. Three employees and two club members were rushed to hospital on May 22 last year after lethal fumes began leaking from a chemical tank at the Total Fitness gym at Prenton. Fire crews from Birkenhead, Wallasey, Upton and Kirkdale were called to the leak and about 30 people were evacuated to a nearby Royal Mail building and the offending container isolated. Representatives for the...

2008-07-03 18:00:39

A DROP-in centre for people who have experienced mental health problems needs volunteers. The Place In The Park, in Liscard Road, Wallasey, provides a venue to meet up and chat with friends. Volunteers are needed to help with bingo, pool, arts and crafts, and the occasional day out. Visit the centre, next to St John's church, between 9am and 3pm on Wednesdays or call chairman Phil Wood on 0151-639 2023. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'