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Girl, 15, injured in Sutton scrambler bike crash

Two boys, one aged 12, have been arrested after a teenage girl was knocked over by a scrambler bike in St Helens The pair were held following the collision on Ashtons Green Drive, Sutton, at around 2.50pm today (Friday). The 15-year-old victim was rushed

today, 14:27 in Regional North West

Two boys arrested after scrambler bike collision

A girl has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a collision with a scrambler bike. The emergency services were called to a report of an incident on Ashtons Green Drive in St Helens at 2.50pm today. The 15-year-old girl was taken to hospital fo

Friday, 19:12 in Regional North West

Reds star Trent Arnold returns to his former school

Rising Reds star Trent Alexander Arnold paid a special visit to his old school to present a personalised signed shirt to his former teachers and students as a thank you for their support during his time at school. Reds full back, Alexander Arnold, joined

Friday, 18:30 in Regional North West

Lorry driver killed in late night motorway crash

A 48-year-old man from St Helens died in hospital after last night's M6 crash, police have said. He suffered fatal injuries after his HGV collided with another close to the junction with the M55 at around 11.45pm, and died after being taken to Royal Pres

Friday, 11:13 in Regional North West

Devoted Richard and Peggy celebrate platinum anniversary

A St Helens couple received a message from the Queen as they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Childhood sweethearts Richard and Margaret Gregson reached the milestone on December 28. Richard is now aged 95 and Margaret, known as Peg, is 94. The

Friday, 10:19 in Regional North West

Town hall chiefs urge residents to protect themselves against cold spell

St Helens Council is urging residents to keep warm and well as MET Office forecasts predicts a wintry spell for the North West. Dropping temperatures and snow or hail are forecasted for today (Friday), which could last into the weekend. The combination o

Friday, 10:19 in Regional North West

Carmel College cements national reputation

Top performing local school, Carmel College, Merseyside, has gone from strength to strength over the years, gaining a national reputation for quality. Gaining ‘outstanding in all aspects of its provision’ in its latest Ofsted inspection, Carmel clearly k

Friday, 08:08 in Regional North West

Rainford greenbelt protest group: Draft Local Plan is unworkable

A new protest group - set up to campaign against proposals to build on Rainford’s greenbelt land - have branded the council’s housing plan as “unworkable”. The Rainford Action Group was formed last month to challenge St Helens Council’s Draft Local Plan,

Thursday, 13:07 in Regional North West

Theatre Royal veteran awarded British Empire Medal

A St Helens theatre enthusiast has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to the performing arts in North West, in the New Years Honours List. Enid Pennington, of Eccleston Park, was given the prestigious award for her dedication to T

Thursday, 12:10 in Regional North West

Series of Holocaust Day memorials announced

St Helens libraries are to hold commemorative arts events ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) paying homage to the books burned in Berlin in the 1930s. On the night of May 10, 1933, an event unseen in Europe since the Middle Ages occurred as Ger

Thursday, 08:58 in Regional North West

Call for Coca-Cola truck to be banned

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour, which visited St Helens at Christmas, should be banned, public health experts say. The bright red truck - which made 44 stops across the UK as part of a nationwide tour over Christmas - promotes the consumption of unhe

Wednesday, 20:23 in Regional North West

St Helens NHS bosses win new contract

Cash-strapped St Helens NHS bosses have been awarded a contract to deliver adult community service for the borough’s hospital trust. The new service was developed following a six month review of Intermediate Care and Out of Hospital Nursing Services whic

Wednesday, 20:23 in Regional North West

One in five St Helens residents smoke

St Helens Council and its partner agency Smokefree St Helens have welcomed a new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) that highlights the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease (C

Wednesday, 14:03 in Regional North West

Teacher’s revisits round the world trip

A retired teacher turned published author from St Helens has produced his second book. John Meadows, who grew up in Frodsham Drive, Blackbrook, and went on to teach at Cowley High in the 1960s, published his first collection of stories, You Did Say Have

Wednesday, 13:12 in Regional North West

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases. Public Health England's (PHE) appeal comes after the latest PHE figures showed that

Wednesday, 13:12 in Regional North West

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