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A borough of northwest England at the mouth of the Mersey River near Liverpool.
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(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
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(ˈbɜr kənˌhɛd)

a seaport in Merseyside county, in W England, on the Mersey River. 336,500.
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LONG-SERVING Merseyside MP Frank Field has announced he will stand at the next election for a new Birkenhead Social Justice Party.
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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.
First round: B Priestley (Huddersfield) v B Wherritt (Leeds), D Farmer (Dodworth) v M Haigh (Heckmondwike), N Cooper (Birkenhead) v L Rice (Leeds), C Ness (Halifax) v J Best (Huddersfield), K Johnstone (Warrington) v S Fox (Ossett), P Lonsdale (Bradford) v E Milligan (Birkenhead), P Crowther (Wirral) v S Turner (Heckmondwike), L Smith (Warrington) v A Buckley (Huddersfield), J Greenbank (Silsden) v T Lawrence (Leeds), M Higgins (Ossett) v J Jones (Birkenhead), L Pessall (Burton) v Jackie Hick (Mirfield), J Wilkinson (Leeds) v D Radcliffe (Huddersfield).
ANEW festival coming to Wirral has announced a diverse line-up of daytime events - including a celebration of Birkenhead's connection to Welsh culture and cycling tours of Wirral's Viking past.