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Wirral,

metropolitan borough (1991 est. pop. 322,100), NW England, on the peninsula between the Mersey and Dee estuaries, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. Sometimes referred to as "the dormitory of Liverpool," it contains many high-income residential developments, as well as some light industry and agricultural land. The coastal areas are mainly relegated for recreational purposes; formerly the area was a royal forest and game preserve. Arrowe Park was the site of the First Worldwide Boy Scouts Jamboree in 1929. Heswall parish was the birthplace of Emma HamiltonHamilton, Emma, Lady,
1765?–1815, mistress of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson. Born Emma Lyon, she became the mistress of Charles Greville, then of Sir William Hamilton, ambassador to Naples, whom she married (1791).
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Wirral

1. the. a peninsula in NW England between the estuaries of the Rivers Mersey and Dee
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Merseyside. Pop.: 313 800 (2003 est.). Area: 158 sq. km (61 sq. miles)
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Wirral Waters developer Peel says it is teaming up with Urban Splash on a PS55m scheme to develop 347 homes at the dockside site.
The Wirral Ways to Work Programme is part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Ways to Work programme.
By now, Wirral should be overflowing with visitors.
Comprised of the Health Authority, the Hospital Trust, a regional Cancer Centre, the Community Health Services and the General Practitioners, the Wirral Hospital NHS Trust recently identified the need for a robust solution that would rapidly deliver a Community-wide Master Patient Index.
Wirral Council says the project, a joint venture with landowners Peel Holdings, will kick-start residential development at Wirral Waters - a PS4.
Council leader Cllr Phil Davies said: "This is an exciting proposition which will play a significant part in helping us to deliver the new hous ing which the area so desperately needs and will also help kickstart even more development on one of the key regeneration sites in Wirral.
Masters: Wirral 204, West Cheshire 266, Wallasey 284, Buckley 287, Eryri 478, Ellesmere Port 481, Chester Tri 551, Cybi 731, Helsby 696, Prestatyn 723, Deeside 747, Abergele 914, Tattenhall 947, Deestriders 1,007, Wrexham 1,406, Birkenhead 1,630, Wrecsam Tri 1,800.
The Year of Coast and Countryside theme is intended to link events across the borough during 2012, and to mark the Olympics it already has the backing of gold medal-winning cyclist and Wirral resident Chris Boardman.
Wirral Radio has served Wirral for 15 years and played a part in many people's lives.
According to research conducted by a leading national market research company specifically for Wirral Council throughout the year, the borough is now "firmly on the map" as a destination of choice for affluent visitors.
WIRRAL Wildlife, local group of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, was presented with The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mark Blundell, on November 10, at a ceremony at Heswall Hall.
WIRRAL Council's head of social services is stepping down.