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Mum’s the word at Barnston

Barnston Primary School Parents Association held a Mother’s Day gift stall today selling a selection of plants and gifts to the children to give to mothers, aunts and grandmothers on Mother’s Day.

What’s on in Heswall

Wednesday 1st April Heswall Flower Club will welcome demonstrator Elizabeth Graham from Newport with her demonstration “Colours of Spring” starting at 8pm at Heswall Hall. New members and visitors are always welcome. Wednesday 8th April  Tea Dance, 2pm to 4.30pm. Live music, sprung …
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Book Day fun at Linghams

Children had lots of fun getting dressed up as their favourite literary characters for World Book Day at Linghams bookshop, on Telegraph Road, Heswall, in early March

MP supports Heswall car park charge cut

Heswall’s MP Alison McGovern has welcomed the reduction in car parking charges in the town. Writing in her column in the local press, the Labout MP said: “I have been speaking to Heswall business owners as they shared their views …
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What’s on at Heswall Hall

NEWS FROM HESWALL HALL at the heart of the community   Take advantage of cheaper car parking costs Day time car parking charges in Heswall are reducing significantly from 6th April. So if you run a club, society or community group …
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NEW VENUE FOR GAYTON PROBUS CLUB

The Club for retired PROfessional and BUSiness men was founded in 1978 and now has over 80 active members. Following the decision to close Richmond Hall, the Club had to find alternative premises, and has been delighted at the warm …
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Help to sell your house with Campion’s

Spring is traditionally a time when the housing market improves and you may be thinking of putting your house on the market. There are steps you can take to make your property more saleable:   Kerb appeal Clear pathways; tidy …
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Walking the Walls for Women’s Day

In March Heswall Soroptimists marked International Women’s Day by ‘Walking the Walls’ of Chester. The event was organised as part of Soroptimists International’s programme of activities supporting The United Nations’ initiative to empower women by enabling them to exercise their …
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Heswall Photographic Society

HPS is a sociable group of amateur photographers of all ages and abilities. (over 18 yrs) We have a varied programme that includes guest speakers, tutorials and club competitions. We meet at St Peters Centre, Lower  Heswall  Village  CH60 0DZ …
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What’s on in Heswall

What’s on in Heswall – April 2015 Wednesday 1st April Heswall Flower Club will welcome demonstrator Elizabeth Graham from Newport with her demonstration “Colours of Spring” starting at 8pm at Heswall Hall. New members and visitors are always welcome. Wednesday 8th April  …
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What’s on at Heswall Hall

Charity Fashion Show Monday 16th March 6.30pm to 10.00pm Tickets £5 Available from Linghams Booksellers, Telegraph Road, Heswall and Heswall Hall (Tel: 0151 342 2614) Come along to a charity fashion show led by a team of six girls from …
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Springtime reading with Eleanor Davies

Paperback Fiction: The Rosie Effect Graeme Simsion The long awaited sequel to Graeme Simsion’s bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project. Until a year ago, forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Until he met Rosie, ‘the world’s …
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What’s on in Heswall

Monday 2nd March Cheshire Family History Group at Heswall Library, 10am-1pm. Come along and find out about your ancestors. Free event. Tel 0151 606 2665 or email heswalllibrary@wirral.gov.uk Wednesday 4th March Heswall Flower Club will welcome Jackie Charnock from Shrewsbury …
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Heswall man lan’s good hair day

Dr Alan Swift has just returned from New York having been presented with the Maison G De Navarre award—the most prestigious award from the society of American Cosmetic Chemists. This is the third time that the American society have honoured …
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West Wirral Inner Wheelers bag a bra!

Members of West Wirral Inner Wheel have been doing just that. The money raised per kilo from the bra collection is donated to a breast cancer charity where they will generate much needed funds for cancer research to improve detection …
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Gayton author’s love of golf

Local author John Fowler has just published his fifth book, and this time he writes about one of Wirral’s favourite pastimes – golf. John, who has lived in Gayton for the past 35 years, has previously covered growing up in …
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Big turn-out for meeting to set up Friends of Dawstone Park group

The Heswall Society organised an open meeting to discuss the formation of a Friends of Dawstone Park Group at St Peter’s School. On a very cold evening 50 people turned up to hear an introduction by Fergus Adams from the …
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Maternity and Paternity Leave

Published on 23rd February 2015 In the news recently there have been promises made by the Labour Party that if they are successful in the next election they will change legislation to increase the time of Paternity leave and amount …
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NEWS FROM HESWALL HALL

It’s mainly comedy, romance and dance at Heswall Hall in February ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Sunday 15th February 12 noon to 4pm Valentines Weekend Wedding Fayre in association with Wirral Professional Wedding Services. Come along and talk to a variety of local wedding …
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LEGAL COLUMN

LIVING WELL AFTER DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA A diagnosis of dementia can come as a shock; this could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. It is a worrying and upsetting time for the …
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Opposition to housing plans in Lower Heswall

The Heswall Society has objected to a planning application to develop four houses on the site of the former nursery on Dee View Road and a further four houses on the field which continues alongside St Peter’s School down to …
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‘Friends group’ formed for Dawstone Park

The Heswall Society is organising an Open Meeting to discuss the Formation of a Friends of Dawstone Park Group at St Peter’s School on Wednesday, 4th February at 7pm. This delightful park situated in central Heswall was opened in 1931 …
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Books with Eleanor Davies

Hardback Fiction: Lila Marilynne Robinson         Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She …
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What’s on in Heswall

Monday 2nd February Cheshire Family History Group at Heswall Library, 10am-1pm. Call into Heswall Librarary for a drop-in session on the 1st Monday of every month and find out about your ancestors. Call 606 2665 or email heswalllibrary@wirral.gov.uk Mondays 2nd …
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Rugby legends coach the coaches

Rugby League legend Shaun Edwards was the special guest at a Coach the Coaches event at Caldy Rugby Club. Edwards rose to prominence as one of the finest ‘League’ players in Britain during the 1980s and 1990s. Since his halcyon …
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Just married

Heswall couple Jenny Lemon and Tony Parkins were married at Hinderton Hall, Neston, and held their reception at Merebrook House, Thornton Hough. Picture by Verity Allen, from Cetra Studios, Heswall

Heswall Santa Sleigh raises £7,800

Heswall Round Table raised in excess of £7,800 during the festive season thanks to the generosity of local residents in and around the Heswall area. The collections were made with the help of a number of local schools including Gayton …
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Heathland work begins

COUNCIL contractors have begun work clearing heathland in Heswall Dales, Thurstaston Common and Caldy Hill. The work on these Sites of Special Scientific Interest involves cutting down any unwanted shrubs and trees Councillor Chris Meaden said: “We are carrying out essential work …
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What’s on at Heswall Hall

Entertainment guide What’s on in January Hester Hedgehog’s play scheme, Friday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th January, 9.30am to 11.30am. Parent controlled play for pre-school children. £2 per child (under 6 months free). Heswall Hall, 111, Telegraph Road, Heswall, CH60 …
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Teacher gets ‘suspended’!

Organisers of the Heswall Primary School fair tried out a new fundraiser which involves selling strips of duct tape which were then used to stick one of the teachers to the wall. The scheme was so successful that they succeeded …
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Fair success at Barnston

Barnston Primary School’s Christmas Fair raised over £2,500 from tombolas, cake, gift and toy stalls, games, a raffle, school calendars and face painting as well as the Key Stage 2 children raising money through enterprising stalls. The children loved visiting …
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Dog fouling campaign under way

A new dog fouling campaign has been launched in Wirral aimed at tackling pet owners who are less likely to clear up after their pets in the winter and under cover of darkness. A series of posters that glow in …
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Fresh start for Thornton Hough venue

The venue formerly known as The Grange has reopened as The Red Fox. The grand building in Thornton Hough closed earlier this year but has been taken over by the Brunning and Price group who have a number of pubs …
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What’s on in Heswall

Wednesday 7th January Heswall Flower Club is hosting a members’ social evening entitled “Surprise” starting at 8pm, Heswall Hall. This should be an entertaining start to the 2015 programme. Like our Heswall Flower Club page to see what is going …
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Book Reviews for January

JANUARY 2015 : Books to spend your Christmas tokens on! Hardback Fiction: The Children Act Ian McEwan                                                                                        Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, …
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BOOK REVIEWS with Linghams

DECEMBER 2014 : SOME GREAT CHRISTMAS TITLES Hardback Fiction: Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan                                                      The best novels are those which help you understand history in a new way, and this book did just that.  It tells the …
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Heswall entertainment guide

Monday 1st December Cheshire Family History Group drop-in session at Heswall Library, 10am-1pm. Free event. Tel 606 2665. Tuesday 2nd December Save Our Heathlands – Thurstaston Common, 11am-3pm. Come and help with practical scrub clearing on the heathland. Enjoy the …
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Award for Heswall photographer

Heswall wildlife enthusiast and photographer Charles Farnell has been awarded an ‘Associate’ of the Royal Photographic Society after submitting a portfolio of images depicting Wirral bird life. Born on the Wirral, Charles was inspired at an early age by the …
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Heswall Soroptimists’ dinner

Heswall & District Soroptimista recently held their 65th Charter Dinner at Thornton Hall Hotel with over 80 members and guests attending.  The Mayor of Wirral Cllr Steve Foulkes was a guest speaker along with Federation President Margaret Oldroyd and regional …
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Parking is free after 3

Wirral Council is cutting the cost of parking in council car parks throughout most of December. From 9th December, all Council-operated car parks will operate a ‘Free After 3’ discount, giving residents and visitors the chance to go Christmas shopping …
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Barnston bonfire goes with a bang!

There was a big crowd at Barnston Primary School to watch the bonfire and fireworks event organised by the Parents Association (PA). There was a great show of support from families of the school and the local community. Natalie Park, …
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Light up a Life Wirral

Remember loved ones this Christmas with Wirral Light up a Life

The future of Linghams?

Almost four years ago Peter and Eleanor Davies bought Linghams Bookshop in Heswall. They have a lot to be happy about- in their first year as owners they won Northern Independent Bookshop of the Year, and were highly commended for …
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Murder on the Nile

Woolies ready for classic whodunnit Heswall amateur dramatics group The Woolgatherers are fine tuning preparations for their production of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit Murder on the Nile which is on at Heswall Hall from Wednesday 29th October to Saturday 1st …
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Heswall Arts Festival success

Among the visitors to the Heswall Arts Festival was former Conservative Minister Ann Widdecombe. She was at Heswall Hall being interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips about her life and her new novel. It was a very lively evening …
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Heswall what’s on

What’s on in November Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th November History of Dale Farm Exhibition at Heswall Library. Come and take a look at the history of the ‘farm’ which is celebrating 40 years. Lots to see and find out… …
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Science and art collide

Heswall Hall was the venue for one of the less artful events of the town’s arts festival. A series of science lectures were organised by the Rotary Clubs of West Wirral and Mid Wirral and notably by Dr Keith Foggin. …
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BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

NOVEMBER 2014 : SOME GREAT BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS All three of our titles have special significance for the shop this month, two because their authors are joining us for events and the third because it features Linghams!   Hardback Fiction: …
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Heswall wedding

Sarah Boyle and Stuart Ballam were married at St Catherine & Martina Church, in Hoylake, and then held their reception at Sheldrakes, Heswall. Picture by Verity Allen, Cetra Studios, Heswall

Christmas comes early for Heswall schools

Heswall Round Table is proud to work with local schools to help with their fundraising. As part of the Santa Sleigh Collections 2013, a number of local schools  got involved in the collections including those pictured; Dawpool School, Thurstaston, Ladymount, …
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OCTOBER READING

Hardback Fiction: History of the Rain Niall Williams Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting …
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Heswall Arts Festival

Saturday 27th September All the Fun of the Fair! Puddydale: Medley of Street entertainment – including Punch and Judy, music, art, dance, InterACT Youth Theatre Club and the Little Actors Rob Keeley – signing of his new book ‘Childish Spirits’, …
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Age no barrier for keen swimmer Marjorie

Recently, octogenarian and member of Heswall Soroptimists, Marjorie Wood-Griffiths, undertook a sponsored swim for the BIG project. The BIG project, which stands for Birthing in the Gambia, is a three-year project, which Soroptimists clubs all over the UK are supporting. …
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Heswall churchman leaves for Yorkshire

The Rector of Heswall the Rev Dr Jonathan Gibbs is to move to Yorkshire to take up a new post. Rev Gibbs is to become the Bishop of Huddersfield  in the newly created diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. …
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What’s on in Heswall

Saturday 27th September until 11th October Heswall Arts Festival. Dozens of events over two weeks at venues throughout the town. See our feature on the festival or visit www.heswallartsfestival.com for info. Wednesday 1st October Heswall Flower Club will welcome demonstrator …
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Heswall Arts Festival

Countdown to Heswall Arts Festival After the great success of last year’s festival the organisers have been working hard to put together an amazing programme of events and activities for the festival this year. Last year’s Heswall Arts Festival hosted …
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Arrowe Park nurses in Great North Run

Nurses at Arrowe Park Hospital are putting in the miles of training before they take on the Great North Run in September. The team, who work on the respiratory team, are raising cash for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. Heswall …
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PM’s praise for inspirational Heswall volunteer

An inspirational volunteer who has spent more than 16 years in Heswall dedicating his time to work at an organic farm project helping people with disabilities has had his efforts recognised by the Prime Minister. Dave Nash, who is a …
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Heswall Entertainment Guide

Wednesday 3rd September Heswall Flower Club is holding its AGM at 7.45pm at Heswall Hall followed by our monthly flower demonstration at 8pm when Patti Dawson from Penrith will kick off our Autumn programme with her theme entitled,  “All for …
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Heswall wedding

Amy Morris married Matt Allan at Ness Gardens and the couple held their reception at Franklyn’s in Heswall. Picture by Verity Allen, Cetra Gallery, Heswall

Book Reviews with Eleanor Davies

September 2014 Book Reviews Paperback Fiction: Someone Else’s Skin Sarah Hilary This exciting new thriller has been taking the world by storm in hardback and is now available in paperback. Introducing us to DI Marnie Rome and DS Noah Jake, …
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Rotary club concert funds Aids project

Once again a very successful concert was organised by the Rotary Club of Heswall in Heswall Hall recently. As last year, a wonderful performance was given to a packed house by the Fron Male voice Choir, ably supported by Blackeye’s …
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Heswall Hall Community Trust (HHCT) needs volunteers

Heswall Hall (HH) is used by many different societies including Bridge Clubs, U3A, NADFAST, Flower and Horticultural Societies, Fitness Clubs, Dramatic and Singing groups all of whom welcome new members.   In addition HH offers a number of different rooms, stage, …
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Parking fees are driving customers away from Heswall

TRADERS in Heswall have blasted an increase in parking charges which they claim is driving customers away from the town. Members of Heswall and District Business Association (HDBA) organised a protest last month to highlight the fact that the cost …
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Married at Thornton Hough

Ruth Brown and David Castle were married at All Saints Church Thornton Hough, and then held their reception in a marquee in Heswall. Picture by Verity Allen, Cetra Studios, Heswall

Nurses get ready for Great North Run

Macmillan Lung Cancer nursing staff at Arrowe Park Hospital are running the Great North Run in September and hope to raise £5,000 for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. You can donate at the Just Giving site http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Arrowes

Amici School of Dance celebration

Amici Dance School has staged its first ever Summer Dance Show, called ‘A night at the Musicals’. The event was held to celebrate the dance school’s five year anniversary and included some real show stoppers, including ‘Getting to Know You’ …
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Heswall Primary School fair

Heswall Primary School held their summer fair last month, with lots of parents and visitors soaking up the June sun.

Tara’s fab salon is a family affair

There was a real Irish showbiz feel to the opening of the Tara Lynch Hair and Beauty Salon in Heswall. Tara’s brother Shane, from Boyzone, and Keavy, from B*Witched performed the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Brimstage Road salon. They …
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Flower power brings colour to the town centre

Children from St Peter’s Primary School and Heswall Primary School enjoyed a fine day for replanting the beds outside Heswall Hall and the Library. This year’s display includes a poppy bed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of …
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Gayton School Fair

There was a great turnout for the Gayton Primary School summer fair last month, due in part to the fantastic weather. The crowds enjoyed the sumo wrestling, a display from the taekwon-do club and lots of other stalls and attractions. …
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Going green means the earth to Heswall school

Heswall Primary School is one of only 12 in the country to be recognised for its outstanding commitment to environmental issues. The school has been named as an Eco School Ambassador, an honour it will hold for the next two …
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SAS author Andy McNab’s shop visit

The British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier Andy McNab visited Linghams book store last month to talk about his life and writing and introducing his newest book ‘Fortress:Tom Buckingham 2’. As a member of 22 SAS, Andy was at …
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What’s on in Heswall

Wednesday 2nd July Heswall Flower Club’s members will be meeting at a 8pm Heswall Hall for a workshop evening. Members are asked to bring with them their floral scissors, some garden foliage and their creativity for what should be a …
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Refurbished medical centre offers more

PATIENTS are being offered a much wider range of services at the the new Heswall and Pensby Group Practice. Work began in October last year to refurbish the Heswall Medical Centre, on Telegraph Road, which will house the merged Heswall …
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Lifetime achievement for Soroptimist Maureen

Heswall and District Soroptimists were delighted to hear that Maureen Thompson, an honorary member of the club, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cheshire Women of the Year 2014 ceremony, which was held recently at Eaton Hall. …
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Heswall wedding

Jayne Macdonald and James Brown were married at St Peter’s Church, Heswall, followed by a reception at Inglewood Manor. The bride is from Heswall and husband James, who is in the Royal Marines, is from Hawarden. The happy couple went …
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Heswall medical duo retire

Two well respected and loved members of Silverdale Surgery, Mount Avenue, Heswall, have retired. Dr Roger Pickles and Practice Nurse Sister Margaret Clark have said their goodbyes.

What’s on in Heswall

Monday 2nd June BEST selling author and former SAS commander Andy McNab will be signing copies of his new books at Linghams. McNab, who is notoriously photo-shy, is currently marketing his latest novels Red Notice and Fortress.                                   He was awarded …
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Flower club’s display of generosity

Heswall Flower Club was delighted to present Louise Beech, from Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, with a cheque for £1,200 at the May Club night at Heswall Hall. The money was the result of the annual charity event in March when national …
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Flowers bring a dash of colour to town centre

The Heswall Society is supporting two projects to brighten up the town this summer. The society has successfully attracted grants totalling nearly £1,000 in the council’s Love Wirral scheme. In the past, three locations had the benefit of planted flowers at …
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Tennis club welcomes new captain

Pinewood Lawn Tennis Club in Napps Way, Heswall are delighted to announce a new Club Captain for 2014. Andy Minnis, who joined the club in 2011, takes over from Garry Jones who stepped down just before Christmas. Andy, 41, who …
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Dee View development duo receive their award

The people responsible for Heswall’s best building restoration have been presented with their award. The building at 5 & 7 Dee View Road was chosen for the Heswall Society’s award, from a shortlist of four. Dennis Clegg, chairman of the …
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Laughter and tears on stage

Heswall Amateur Dramatics Group, The Riverside Players performed the play “We’ll Always Have Paris” at Heswall Hall in May. The play features three women of a “certain age” who gravitate to Paris. Nancy is a retired headmistress determined to throw …
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Jenny is the new Soroptimist president

The Soroptimist International Club of Heswall & District welcomed their new President for 2014, Jenny Wilson, at their recent AGM dinner. Past President Cynthia Duggan was thanked by Jenny and members for her hard work during the year. Jenny who …
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Science invades town arts festival

A series of science lectures was held in Heswall Hall as part of the Heswall Arts Festival.
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Peter battles through for prestigious award

Peter, a Cub in 4th Heswall (St Peter’s) Sea Scout Group, was presented with an award.
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MP sees town’s past present and future

Alison McGovern, Wirral South MP, opened the exhibition “Heswall Past, Present and Future”
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Local author Paula’s second novel hits the shelves

THESE are exciting times for local author Paula Roscoe who has just published her second novel ‘Freya’s Child’.
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All the fun of the Gayton summer fair

THERE was a good turnout for the Gayton Primary School summer fair at the end of June.
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