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Police appeal to find missing woman and baby

Police are appealing to find a woman who has gone missing with her 10-week-old baby. Sophie Callaghan, 25, who is from the Toxteth area, was last seen on Wednesday March 22in Prescot. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate her, and her 10 week-o

today, 20:17 in Regional North West

Breaking: Second arrest over Violet-Grace hit and run

A second man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run crash which killed four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens. The 27-year-old was detained today (Monday) following widespread appeals to catch two men seen fleeing the Prescot Road incident on Fr

today, 16:15 in Regional North West

Violet-Grace hit and run: Man arrested

Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit and run crash that killed Violet-Grace Youens. The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being carried in a stolen vehicle. He has been released pending further enquiries. Violet-Grace, aged four,

today, 14:34 in Regional North West

Steve Prescott bridge to be lit up in memory of Violet-Grace

St Helens’ iconic Steve Prescott bridge will be bathed in light tonight in memory of Violet-Grave Youens. The four-year-old died on Saturday night after she was mown down by a hit and run driver on Prescot Road, St Helens. Violet-Grace’s grandmother was

today, 13:17 in Regional North West

‘Working here is hell’: One teacher’s account of life at strike-hit Rainhill High school

A Rainhill High teacher has told the St Helens Reporter working at the strike-hit school is “hell” with low morale having an “ “immeasurable affect” on pupils. The teacher, who wants to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions, said the daily challenge

today, 11:00 in Regional North West

Family pays tribute to organ donor Violet-Grace

Tragic St Helens youngster Violet-Grace Youens donated organs so other children could have "long and happy lives", her family has said. The four-year-old died in hospital last night (Saturday) after her and her Nannie, Angela French, 55,...

today, 10:01 in Regional North West

Tributes pour in for Violet-Grace

The St Helens community has united to pay heartfelt tributes to Violet-Grace Youens. The four-year-old died in her mother's arms on Saturday night having suffered fatal injuries in a hit and run incident on Friday (March 24) Her Nannie, Angela French, 55

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional North West

Four-year-old girl knocked down by hit and run driver dies

A four-year-old girl mown down by a hit and run driver in St Helens on Friday has died. Violet-Grace Youens’ family released a statement on social media in the small hours of this morning (Sunday). She passed away shortly before midnight on Saturday (Mar

yesterday, 14:33 in Regional North West

Hit and run incident: Four-year-old girl remains in critical condition

A four-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries in a suspected hit and run remains in a critical condition, police have said. Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they are hunting in connection with the incident in which a woman and the fou

yesterday, 09:50 in Regional North West

St Helens mums offered Facebook messenger tool to help them breastfeed

New mums in St Helens are being offered advice on how to breastfeed through a new interactive tool. The chatbot, which can be accessed through Facebook messenger, works as a live chat tool via one-to-one messaging and push notifications. BFF gives mums 2

Friday, 18:03 in Regional North West

BREAKING: Woman and child injured by suspected hit and run driver

Police in St Helens are hunting two men seen fleeing the scene of a crash in which a woman and a small child were knocked over on Prescot Road this afternoon. Prescot Road remains closed in both directions from Lugsmore Lane to Dunriding Lane following t

Friday, 17:20 in Regional North West

Boy, 15, arrested after discovery of £1.6m cannabis farm

A teenager has been arrested following the discovery of a massive cannabis farm at a house in Haydock. Officers raided the Station Road property today (Friday) and found around 400 plants. The cannabis farm would have an estimated annual yield of around

Friday, 17:07 in Regional North West

Appeal for help finding missing St Helens teenager

Police are appealing for help to find a missing St Helens teenager. Josh Neary, 16, was last seen on Friday, March 17 at his home on Alfred Street in St Helens. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him since. He is described as white, 5ft 6in

Friday, 16:49 in Regional North West

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Intimidated’ teachers vote to strike at Rainhill High

Teachers at Rainhill High - one of St Helens’ best performing schools - are set to strike in a dispute over their treatment by the school’s senior leaders. Members of the NASUWT will walk out next week after the already-strained relationship between teac

Friday, 16:49 in Regional North West

Prescot Road closed following police incident

Prescot Road has been closed in both directions from Lugsmore Lane to Dunriding Lane by police following an incident this afternoon. Police are at the scene diverting traffic. It is unclear at this time how long the closure will be in place for. More inf

Friday, 16:12 in Regional North West

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