Wirral


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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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Oddbods were three points behind the Wirral Wu Warriors at the end of the first quarter and didn't manage to close the gap much during the second quarter.
Ryan Colclough of Deeside was a close second to Wirral's Kieran Morgan in the under-20 men's competition.
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 lost Danny Harvey to a high tackle but Chris Speed to broke the home defence to score under the posts, duly converted to leave the score 19-9 at half-time.
They joined principal Sue Higginson and Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, to meet students and staff at the Wirral Waters Campus and to see first-hand the impact of the college's substantial investment in this campus.
Results: 1 B Rothery (Eryri), 2 D Weston (Wrexham), 3 M Rose (Buckley), 4 A Woods (Wirral), 5 D Lemon (Deeside), 6 V Van Woerkom (Chester Tri), 7 S Sayer (Eryri), 8 K Pickstock (Wallasey), 9 W Thomas (Chester Tri), 10 M Hulmston (Wirral).
In the first quarter of the game it was VOL who were playing the rugby as Wirral defended stoutly but it was no surprise that they took the lead after 13 minutes with a fine individual try from Jordan Dorrington.
By now, Wirral should be overflowing with visitors.
WIRRAL face Ilkley at home this afternoon in the Northern Division and will look to build on last week's 41-31 home win over Rossendale.