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A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers. For the slightly more adventurous of us, ribs and chicken breasts might be prepared for throwing on the...

today, 16:10 in Regional North West

Roads closed after injured woman found near St Helens car park

A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after being found injured near a car park in St Helens town centre. The emergency services were called to Exchange Street at around 9am on Thursday when the woman was discovered near the...

today, 11:15 in Regional North West

St Helens remembers those killed in Manchester Arena attack

St Helens will pay a special tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack on the first anniversary. The Steve Prescott Bridge will be lit yellow and black tonight as a symbol of solidarity with the people of Manchester. Other news: Stepping...

Tuesday, 14:53 in Regional North West

St Helens charity worker attended royal wedding

A St Helens charity worker was invited to the wedding of Harry and Meghan but ended up hobnobbing with another Royal. Former midwife Sylvia Lewis and her daughter Cheryl were invited down to Windsor as a reward for all the fund-raising she has done...

Monday, 18:32 in Regional North West

Success of St Helens mental health awareness event

Dozens of people flocked to a St Helens church for an event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. St Helens Council organised the lunchtime curry, cuppa and get-together at Wesley Methodist Church. Other news: Stepping out for fund-raising walk in St...

Monday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Lord-lieutenant visits hospice

A leading hospice looking after patients across St Helens welcomed a prestigious guest. The Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside Mark Blundell visited Willowbrook Hospice to learn about its work with people suffering life-limiting illnesses. Other news: St...

Monday, 15:16 in Regional North West

St Helens students raise funds for local cancer centre

Teenagers from a St Helens college have raised hundreds of pounds for a local cancer centre. Students from the St Helens College hair and beauty department teamed up with Soroptimist International St Helens, to raise a generous £275 for The Lilac...

Monday, 11:50 in Regional North West

Stepping out for fund-raising walk in St Helens

Fund-raisers are being encouraged to put their best foot forward for a charity walk in St Helens. The Stroke Association is hosting a Step Out For Stroke fund-raising walk at Taylor Park at 11am on Thursday, June 21 to support stroke survivors and...

Monday, 11:04 in Regional North West

Police launch search for missing teenagers

Merseyside Police is appealing for information about the whereabouts of two 14-year-old girls, who have been reported missing. Mia Maylor and Samantha Midgley were last seen at around 8.30pm in Prescot yesterday (Thursday May 17) and have not been...

Friday, 21:09 in Regional North West

Controversial St Helens councillor deactivates Twitter account

A councillor, who has been censured for a series of incendiary tweets, has deactivated his social media account, just days after being controversially appointed to a senior St Helens Council position. Newton councillor Seve Gomez-Apron was named as...

Friday, 16:03 in Regional North West

Trust launches anti-stigma campaign for mental health awareness week

A local NHS trust is marking Mental Health Awareness Week by relaunching its anti-stigma campaign to help reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health. On 1 April 2010, North West Boroughs Healthcare (then known as 5 Boroughs Partnership) first...

Friday, 15:48 in Regional North West

Hockey sticks at the ready for St Helens youngsters

More than 100 children from across St Helens will take part in a junior hockey event ahead of the Women's World Cup. England Hockey has asked a few select hockey clubs across the country to hold events ahead of the competition, with Prescot Hockey...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North West

St Helens street music festival promises to hit the right notes

Organisers and sponsors rocked down to Westfield Street to promote St Helens’ biggest free music festival, set to return to the town centre next month. Now in its fifth year, Westfield Street Music Festival 2018 – which main sponsors include Nicholson...

Friday, 09:50 in Regional North West

Violet-Grace Youens’ parents invited to the Royal Wedding

The parents of Violet-Grace Youens - the little girl killed in a hit and run tragedy in St Helens - have been invited to the Royal Wedding this weekend. Glenn and Becky, who are from Eccleston, were nominated to attend by St Helens Council in...

Friday, 09:18 in Regional North West

Council appoints new strategic director

Town hall chiefs have appointed a new strategic director to replace its long-serving deputy chief executive. Cath Fogarty will start the role on June 1. She will head up the council’s corporate services and is charged with providing strategic...

Friday, 08:33 in Regional North West

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