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04/07/2014 - 09:40
Wirral Council in partnership with the charity OnSide are to open a new Youth Zone centre called 'The Hive' in Birkenhead. Expected to open in 2016, the Youth Zone will offer a wide range of activities for young people aged between eight and 19 (25 for those with a disability), including; dance, sport fitness, music and media. The Hive will cost young people just 50p per visit. Anumber of events to tell local people about the progress of the Wirral Youth Zone are planned for next month. The...
03/07/2014 - 14:32
Wirral Sailing Centre at West Kirby is offering people an opportunity to sample some of the sporting activities that take place on the Marine Lake. The taster sessions on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July are designed to coincide with the run-up to this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. There will be two two-hour sessions – 10am-noon and 1.30pm-3.30pm - running each day over the weekend with activities such as sailing, windsurfing and kayaking running at the same time. Each sailing and...
01/07/2014 - 10:56
Wirral Met students studying Public Services courses at the Oval Campus were visited by former student Josh Griffiths, who was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for extraordinary bravery whilst working in Afghanistan in early 2013. Josh, who lives in Eastham and studied on a Preparation for Uniformed Services course at Wirral Met College from 2005 to 2006, recently received his award from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. He is now back in the UK after further deployments with...
23/06/2014 - 14:21
Young people across Wirral are being asked to put into verse how they feel about the dangers of smoking and, in particular, secondhand smoke, where people are exposed to the harmful effects of someone else’s cigarette. A poetry competition, timed to coincide with the anniversary of when smoking in public places was banned, has been launched and young people will be encouraged to write about how smoking affects them in an effort to influence older relatives who smoke. The best poems will win...
19/06/2014 - 10:31
A night of fabulous food and entertainment at Heswall Hall showcased the talents of Wirral Met’s students and apprentices, who have worked hard throughout the year to develop their skills and experience, in addition to gaining their qualifications. With six external judges, competition was fierce and standards were high. Wirral Met College was delighted to welcome Robyn Turnbull from SCR Pro, Richard Jennings from CETRA Photography and Anne Bowcock from Art Deco Make-up judged the beauty and...
19/06/2014 - 10:06
Legal highs or New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are a growing issue in the UK. So far, little information is available about amounts used, side effects and long-term risks so we are keen to find out more about NPS. There appears to be a rapid increase in the use of NPS which could present a serious health issue. They are readily available and their legal status may give the mistaken impression that they are safe to use. Some legal highs, for example, have catastrophic results when mixed with...
18/06/2014 - 11:11
Teenage pregnancy, although in decline, still remains a worrying issue for young people. Latest statistics for Wirral show approximately 4.5% of under 18s becoming pregnant (Office for National Statistics). This is a huge pressure for young people who have to would have to make difficult and emotional choices during a very vulnerable period of their life. To help educate young people Wirral Council’s Youth Support Services has introduced the Virtual Baby course which is run by Wallasey Youth...
17/06/2014 - 15:45
‘Legal highs’ are modified versions of illegal substances that manage to bypass drug laws but are said to be just as deadly as class A drugs, such as cocaine or heroin. Legal highs are labelled as research chemicals, plant food, bath crystals or pond cleaner - all of which carry a warning “not for human consumption”. Legal highs vary in strength. The most potent are most likely to cause overdose- anything more than a few grains of the strongest can cause death, but worryingly these substances...
11/06/2014 - 12:04
Children under 16 years of age on 12 July 2014 are eligible for free junior tickets to The Open Golf Championship in Hoylake. These are available upon entry to the event at the pay gate. A young person who arrives at the pay gate without a pre-booked Junior ticket, but who is accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a valid course admission ticket (Adult or Concessions (16-21 years), will be admitted free of charge on the day and will be given the appropriate ticket at the pay gate. Those...
10/06/2014 - 13:06
The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power roars into Wirral on Thursday 12th June, with a selection of the finest cars and bikes from England and Italy going on show at West Float, Birkenhead. The event takes its theme from the upcoming World Cup fixture between the two nations and will take place on the site of the new Wirral Waters development. The free show will run from 3.00pm with cars being put through their paces in an exciting and noisy display. The cars will leave for Cholmondley at 7.00pm....
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