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Loyola Hall set to be transformed into a wedding venue

Loyola Hall set to be transformed into a wedding venue

A former spiritual retreat in St Helens has been bought by the property developer and hotelier Lawrence Kenwright. It is believed Mr Kenwright wants to transform Loyola Hall in Rainhill into a wedding venue and hotel. The hall was used by the Society...

yesterday, 18:07 in Regional North West
 
Church closes its door after roof collapse

Church closes its door after roof collapse

A St Helens church has issued a desperate plea for help after its roof collapsed. All Saints Church in Sutton has been forced to close its doors and instead use its hall as an emergency venue for its services. Church bosses say they now need to raise...

yesterday, 16:11 in Regional North West
 
CPS confirms there will be NO further action against Ryan Lamb stabbing suspects

CPS confirms there will be NO further action against Ryan Lamb stabbing suspects

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed there is insufficient evidence to charges anyone over the death of Ryan Lamb. The 20-year-old died of a single stab wound following a fracas in a takeaway in St Helens town centre. Ryan, from Sutton,...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional North West
 
Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

ATM network Link has moved to offer assurances following concerns over the future availability of free-to-use cash machines. Free-to-use ATMs which are a kilometre or more from the next nearest non-charging cash machine will be protected, as part of a...

yesterday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 

Employees held at gunpoint during robbery

An armed man held employees at gun point during a robbery at a shop in Billinge. Shortly after 10.50pm on Tuesday (December 5), police were called to reports of an armed robbery at One Stop on Upholland Road in Billinge. The offender entered the store...

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional North West
 
Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research. Some 16% of motorists think they have driven under the influence either immediately after...

yesterday, 11:28 in Regional North West
 
Councillor guilty of social media abuse

Councillor guilty of social media abuse

A councillor said to have sent a “phallic symbol” to campaigners against a Haydock development could lose his armed forces champion role. St Helens Council’s standards committee held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the complaints made about Coun...

yesterday, 08:47 in Regional North West
 
Council asks parents to make underage drinking pledge

Council asks parents to make underage drinking pledge

Council chiefs have launched a new initiative to curb underage drinking. St Helens Council’s Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Team (YPDAAT) is inviting parents and guardians to demonstrate their commitment towards keeping young people safe from the...

Wednesday, 18:01 in Regional North West
 
How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot. Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to...

Wednesday, 17:45 in Regional North West
 
Student Sarah’s work picked for prestigious exhibition

Student Sarah’s work picked for prestigious exhibition

A talented St Helens art student has had one of her painted selected for inclusion in a high-profile exhibition. Sarah Gilman, who is in her final year of a fine art degree at St Helens College, will have her painting Terninger I chosen for the New...

Wednesday, 16:08 in Regional North West
 
Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways. But despite there being more forecast and a white Christmas looking a distinct...

Wednesday, 16:01 in Regional North West
 
Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets. Salt, grit and antifreeze used to de-ice...

Wednesday, 15:52 in Regional North West
 
Pensioner rushed to hospital after being hit by car

Pensioner rushed to hospital after being hit by car

An elderly man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a serious road traffic collision. The incident occurred at around 10.20pm on Wednesday,November 30, at Stoney Lane, at the junction with the private exit from Whiston Hospital car...

Wednesday, 15:52 in Regional North West
 
Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’. Previously Mug Shots and Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce packet meals were counted as free foods but now dieters will have to count the popular...

Wednesday, 15:52 in Regional North West
 
Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year. Workers at the Peterborough Mail Centre wore festive jumpers and Santa hats as they sorted through cards and parcels, with...

Wednesday, 14:46 in Regional North West
 
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