News from St Helens Reporter

Concern for missing teenager Rio

Police are increasingly concerned for the safety of a St Helens teenager who hasn’t been seen for almost a week. Rio Lund, who lives in Newton-le-Willows, was last seen at 11am on Saturday April 22 leaving Newton to go to Warrington. Extensive inquiries

yesterday, 16:51 in Regional North West

Katy Clark ‘withdraws from race’ to become Leigh candidate

Katy Clark has withdraw from the race to become the Labour candidate for the Leigh seat at the general election, it has been reported. The BBC is reporting that Ms Clark withdrew ahead of the interview process, which is taken place this afternoon. Coun J

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional North West

Campaign group calls for council leader to ‘apologise or resign’ over nimby barb

A campaign group at the centre of a row with council leader Barrie Grunewald have called on him to apologise or stand down after he branded them “nimbys”. James Wright, chairman of Rainford Action Group, said Coun Grunewald should step down if does not w

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional North West

‘People are coming into our town and causing trouble’: Anger at stabbing terror

A number of concerned residents have hit out at the “unfair” description of St Helens as “a town full of knives” following a series of stabbings in the town centre. Ryan Lamb died aged 20 after he was stabbed on Sunday following an incident in the Shere

yesterday, 14:57 in Regional North West

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards. The 24-hour strike which affects services run by Northern began today on April 28 just after midnight and will end

yesterday, 14:27 in Regional North West

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west. The strike affects services provided by Northern and Mersey Rail in the north west and services are expected to be severely disrupted as members of the

yesterday, 14:27 in Regional North West

Missing sex offender ruled out from driver investigations

Police have ruled out links between a missing sex offender and an investigation into an incident in which a 10-year-old girl was approached by a driver. Merseyside Police received reports on Monday April 24 that a man driving a black saloon-type car pull

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional North West

Police appeal to find missing man

Police have appealed to the public for information on the whereabouts of a missing man. Detectives investigating a burglary offence in Prescot in December are keen to hear from Rory Connor, who they want to speak to in relation to the incident. Anyone wh

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional North West

Council scraps discretionary school clothing allowance

The price of school uniforms in St Helens could increase after council chiefs axed a scheme to provide a discretionary school clothing allowance. Cabinet bosses made the announcement as they look to make savings of £7.4m for the 2017/18 financial year. A

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional North West

Crews called to two-vehicle crash in Corporation Street

Firefighters were called to a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Corporation Street, at the junction with Shaw Street, in St Helens. Fire crews were called at 6am and crews were alerted at 6.01am. They were on scene at 6.05am on Monday. Two fire engin

yesterday, 08:40 in Regional North West

Police probe after 10-year-old girl approached by driver

Police have launched an investigation after an alleged incident in which a driver attempted to beckon a 10-year-old girl into his car. Merseyside Police received reports on Monday April 24 that a man driving a black saloon-type car pulled up in front of

Thursday, 19:06 in Regional North West

Row erupts over council leader’s ‘nimby’ barb at protest group

A war of words erupted last night between St Helens’ council leader and a campaign group protesting against developments on greenbelt land after he branded them “nimbys”. Coun Barrie Grunewald used the term, short for ‘not in my back yard’ in a Twitter e

Thursday, 19:06 in Regional North West

Police hunt for missing sex offender

Policed have appealed to the public to help find a missing sex offender who was last seen in St Helens. Christopher Spelman was convicted of a number of historic sex offences against a girl under 14, which happened in Carnforth in 2014. The 57-year-old’s

Thursday, 16:56 in Regional North West

Man, 21, released over Ryan Lamb murder

The 21-year-old man from Huyton who was arrested on suspicion of assault has been conditionally bailed pending further enquiries. He was released today (Thursday) in connection with the death of Ryan Lamb, who passed away in the early hours of Wednesday.

Thursday, 16:56 in Regional North West

Rugby league star to face crown court over SIX offences

A rugby league player will face a judge at the crown court in connection with a string of serious driving offences. Scott Moore, of Ranworth Drive in Lowton, appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court to face six charges yesterday. The prosecution al

Thursday, 15:43 in Regional North West

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