28 Nov 2008
By our current affairs correspondent, Ewan M. Bargough
Lunch-time shoppers and jobless men rejoiced when President elect, Barack Obama, visited Merseyside yesterday. In his address to his many supporters at the West Birkenhead African Women's Centre, he thanked them for their tireless campaigning on his behalf in the Prenton and Tranmere districts before collecting donations left since his last visit in 2006.
Wirral Groan journalist and part-time drug rehabilitationist, Falik Lunj, was there to hand over the sum of £400 in Monopoly money and two confiscated credit cards. 'It's a great day,' said Lunj, 77. 'Not only for Africa but for the region as a whole.'
Police say further donations, which have been previously invested in foreign fisheries, have yet to be discovered.