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IRRAL NEWS W BIRKENHEAD EDITION PERUVIAN HONOUR Professor gets country’s top civilian award CAN LIBRARY BE RESCUED? Council chief will work with staff and users See page 4 DOUBLE AWARD By LORNA HUGHES THE leader of Wirral Council has defended plans to offload Pacific Road Arts Centre - but said the council would work with Birkenhead Central Library staff and users to look at how the building could be made to work. International success for artistic twins During a bad-tempered meeting about the council’s controversial Strategic Asset Review at the Lauries Centre on Monday, Cllr Steve Foulkes said Pacific Road had become a “niche” facility. See page 18 DRESS TO IMPRESS Nightclub starts themed fancy dress events See page 26 Wednesday, January 7, 2009 ● BABY Holly says hello to the New Year as the first Wirral baby born in 2009. Her proud parents Steve and Jill Jones, from Bebington, are pictured with their daughter, born at Arrowe Park Hospital, weighing 7lb 5oz. Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 13th January 2009 at 7.30pm He described Birkenhead Central Library as “somewhat out on a limb” but said the council would work with staff and users to look at whether the facility could be saved. The meeting was the first of four area forums taking place across the borough this week to discuss plans to close 14 libraries and three sports centres and move some community facilities out of council control. On Pacific Road, Cllr Foulkes said: “It has developed a niche market and I don’t think, personally, that we’re very good at running those type of facilities.” There were groans from members of the public as Cllr Foulkes repeatedly referred to the council’s investment in the new Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton. And speaking about the future of Photo by Paul Heaps Code ph010109d-1 If you’re looking for a post-16 experience which offers: ● proven examination success in outstanding facilities ● a wide range of A level and one-year courses ● a dynamic and supportive environment Male or female, Mosslands Sixth Form is the place for you! Tel: 0151 638 8131 e-mail: The Mosslands School, Mosslands Drive, Wallasey CH45 8PJ Headteacher: Mr M R Rodaway MA ● Turn to Page 3

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