Local News

Government lifts £84m debt burden from Arrowe Park Hospital

A Wirral Councillor has welcomed the announcement that Wirral University Teaching Hospital, including Arrowe Park Hospital, will benefit from a £83.8 million debt write-off as part of the government’s announcement to scrap £13.4 billion of NHS debt across England.

Help for vulnerable energy customers announced

New emergency measures with the energy industry have been agreed by the government to protect the domestic energy supply of those most in need during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Wallasey families set to gain from Conservative Budget

While Wirral Labour last week increased Council Tax for residents, the Budget this week by the Chancellor is set to cut taxes for families across Wallasey and Moreton.

The budget will put more money in peoples’ pockets with a £200 tax cut for the typical family.

More fire engines and more fire fighters on the way

A plan to invest an extra £1 million in Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service will see four more fire engines purchased and an extra 22 fire fighters recruited, after the Authority's budget was passed with Conservative support.  Wallasey Fire Station will also be staying open.

Leader of Wirral Council announces resignation

Leader of the Council Cllr Pat Hackett has announced his intention to retire from politics this year. Cllr Hackett has been a Member of Wirral Council for 26 years, since he was first elected in 1994.