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Prescot and Whiston to be hit by 4.99 per cent tax hike

Homeowners in Prescot and Whiston are set to see their council tax bill rocket by 4.99 per cent. Knowsley Council’s cabinet endorsed the recommendation, which will see three per cent of the rise ring-fenced for adult social care services. The proposal wi

today, 08:43 in Regional North West

Subway set to open new store in Ecceston

Popular sandwich store Subway is set to open a new outlet in Eccleston, creating up to 12 jobs. The Millfield Court shop is expected to open on March 6 and will be based on the former Triplex site. Franchisee Anthony Deegan, who runs a further six stores

yesterday, 08:39 in Regional North West

Dumped tyres mysteriously removed from Newton church

Mystery surrounds the identity of a Good Samaritan who removed tyres dumped outside an historic Newton-le-Willows church. Parishioners were outraged when up to 30 tyres were left outside the gates of Emmanuel Church. And they were upset even further when

yesterday, 08:39 in Regional North West

Corporation Street closed for remedial works

Corporation Street in St Helens has been partially closed this evening, sparking traffic problems across the town centre. Motorists are warned that the short stretch of Corporation Street fronting Atlas House is currently closed as remedial works to Atla

Thursday, 17:54 in Regional North West

Newton junior football outfit secured funding

An under 8s football team has secured £1,000 funding from a North West builder. Newton-le-Willows U8 Aces football team were awarded the cash as part of Persimmon Homes’ Community Champions scheme, that allows charities and groups to apply for funding up

Thursday, 17:54 in Regional North West

Storm Doris develops into ‘Weather Bomb’ say Met Office officials

Storm Doris has rapidly deepened over the last 24 hours as it has under gone what the Met Office call Explosive Cyclogenisis making it a Weather Bomb. In certain circumstances the central pressure inside a frontal depression can fall at a very rapid rate

Thursday, 11:38 in Regional North West

Electricity NW drafts in extra engineers in advance of Storm Doris

Electricity North West, the Lancashire's power network operator, has drafted in extra engineers to help keep the lights on and repair any potential damage caused by Storm Doris. Mark Williamson, operations director at Electricity North West, said: “We ar

Thursday, 08:31 in Regional North West

School’s Yad Vashem exhibition

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School in St Helens recently hosted a touring exhibition produced by the most respected Holocaust education facility in the world, Yad Vashem, which is based in Israel. The travelling exhibition ‘No Child’s Play:

Thursday, 08:31 in Regional North West

Portrait project launched at St Helens library

As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported ‘St Helens Through the Lens’ project, St Helens Local History and Archives are asking for residents to become part of local history by contributing their own stories, memories and photographs to the archive.

Thursday, 08:31 in Regional North West

Kym Marsh praises Cornation Street writers

Garstang actress Kym Marsh has said she is proud of Coronation Street writers for a truthful portrayal of the effects of stillbirth on families. The star, who plays Michelle Connor in the ITV soap, said she hoped the storyline would encourage others who

Thursday, 08:31 in Regional North West

Two churches targeted by burglars

Police are appealing for information after burglars broke into a church and stole four televisions. They forced open a rear window and internal door to get into Ebenezer Independent Methodist Church, on West End Road, Haydock, between 8pm on Saturday and

Wednesday, 16:26 in Regional North West

AMBER WARNING: Storm Doris set to batter Lancashire with winds of up to 80mph

The Met Office have upgraded their warning for Lancashire to 'Amber' as storm Doris heads to the UK. Forecasters are now predicting that parts of Lancashire could be battered by winds of up to 80mph and residents are being warned to prepare for extreme w

Wednesday, 13:56 in Regional North West

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”. Mother-of-two Mrs Cox was shot and stabbed by neo-Nazi Thomas Mair in her Batley and Spen constituency days befor

Wednesday, 11:20 in Regional North West

Rainford campaigners set to march on town hall

Campaigners are preparing to march on St Helens town hall aiming to “make their voices heard”. The Rainford Action Group will lead the protest ahead of the next full council meeting, which will take place on March 1. They will be joined by groups from Bi

Wednesday, 10:46 in Regional North West

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying. As a local dentist and mu

Wednesday, 09:21 in Regional North West

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