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A borough of northwest England at the mouth of the Mersey River near Liverpool.


(Placename) a port in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside: former shipbuilding centre. Pop: 83 729 (2001)


(Biography) Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of, known as F. E. Smith. 1872–1930, British Conservative statesman, lawyer, and orator


(ˈbɜr kənˌhɛd)

a seaport in Merseyside county, in W England, on the Mersey River. 336,500.
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The oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory encapsulates so much of the town's history within a small, enclosed site.
Brothers Jacob and Luke Birkenhead played for the Eagles.
THE operator of Birkenhead docks says it is confident it will recover the business it lost when ferry operator DFDS closed a route last year.
BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field has demanded answers from police over yobs he said were forcing a "life of misery and fear" on people living in Birkenhead.
BIRKENHEAD-bound shoppers joining six-coach Merseyrail trains on December 5, at the 13 stations south of Rock Ferry, were only told on board of the need to switch to a three-coach service at Rock Ferry thanks to platform repair work at Birkenhead Central.
FROM nursery right through to sixth form, Birkenhead School deliver excellent results through independent education, all centred around care and outstanding opportunities for all pupils.
He trained as a draughtsman at Cammell Laird Shipyards in Birkenhead and moved to Newton, near West Kirby, where he resided for many years.
BIRKENHEAD Park has been named one of the world's top parks by a national newspaper.
The new Friends of Birkenhead Park temporary shop will offer visitors and locals the opportunity to buy items with images of their favourite park or place in Wirral.
Cllr Phil Davies,Wirral's cabinet member for Children's Services and Lifelong Learning, said: "This is an extremely exciting development and the council is very pleased to be working alongside our partners to give young people in Birkenhead the top-class facilities they have always deserved.
The sinking of the troopship HMS Birkenhead entered British legend with the first recorded order of "women and children first" to the lifeboats after the paddle steamer hit an uncharted rock off the South African coast.
In the Cheshire Cup fourth round on Sunday, Wallasey take on neighbours Birkenhead Park at the Kevin McCullagh Oval.