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Community centre’s decade of good work

Community centre’s decade of good work

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens joined in the celebrations as the Park Farm Adults, Children and Young People (ACYP) Centre marked its 10th anniversary by holding an afternoon of fun to showcase the many activities that the centre offers to...

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional North West
 
Large cannabis farm worth £800,000 a year found in house

Large cannabis farm worth £800,000 a year found in house

Police have uncovered a cannabis farm worth more than £800,000 a year after a raid at a house. Officers from Merseyside Police's specialist cannabis dismantling team executed a warrant at the house on Kenyons Lane North, in Haydock, at around 10.40am...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North West
 
Huge drop in young jobseekers

Huge drop in young jobseekers

The number of young St Helens residents claiming out-of-work benefits has fallen by 15 per cent in a year. The latest labour market statistics show 720 people in the 18-to-24 age bracket were looking for work in September, a massive drop from the same...

yesterday, 16:30 in Regional North West
 

Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year. Brent Stirton won the award for his image Memorial to a Species, taken at a game reserve in South Africa. He was revealed as the...

yesterday, 15:23 in Regional North West
 

Warning of traffic chaos during bus strike

Bus passengers are being warned to expect delays as three days of industrial action begins. Employees from Arriva depots, including the one in St Helens, will walk out on Thursday October 19 in a dispute over pay. Union GMB has also called strike...

yesterday, 14:28 in Regional North West
 
Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows. A survey of more than 2,000 adults by Halfords also found that a similar number would like to see tougher...

yesterday, 14:10 in Regional North West
 
Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show. Analysis of queues during the 12 months to August found that November 2016 was the worst with almost 170,000 hold-ups - some 50% above average. The analysis by...

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional North West
 
Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said. The Centre for Policy Studies said raising...

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional North West
 
Council’s bonfire night spectacular at Sherdley Park

Council’s bonfire night spectacular at Sherdley Park

An organised firework display will return to Sherdley Park this Bonfire Night, with organisers promising it to be one of the biggest and best displays yet. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this year’s event which will see fireworks...

yesterday, 12:06 in Regional North West
 
Dog owners fined under new microchip laws

Dog owners fined under new microchip laws

Three St Helens residents have become the latest dog owners in the borough to be convicted under microchipping legislation. Between them, Joanne Thompson, Jason Jones and Richard Delnik were fined £1,827 after being found guilty in their absence at...

yesterday, 10:15 in Regional North West
 
Hospital’s flu jab warning

Hospital’s flu jab warning

Staff at Whiston and St Helens hospitals are leading the fight against flu after being warned that this could be one of the worst years for deaths from the virus. Their #WhatsYourReason campaign, urges staff to think about the reasons they should have...

yesterday, 08:48 in Regional North West
 

Police station roof protestor is jailed

A man who caused chaos by staging a rooftop protest at St Helens police station has been jailed for 26 weeks. Christopher Griffiths was sentenced for two counts of criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and using abusive, threatening, or...

Tuesday, 14:58 in Regional North West
 
Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests. Patients with so-called pre-diabetes - where their blood sugar levels are above the normal range, but not high enough to be diagnosed as...

Tuesday, 10:49 in Regional North West
 
Appeal to find man last seen in St Helens

Appeal to find man last seen in St Helens

Police are appealing for help to find a man from St Helens. Stuart Hull, 41, was last seen on Worsley Brow at 10am yesterday. His car was at St Helens railway station. He is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with short dark hair...

Tuesday, 09:37 in Regional North West
 
Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recallIR BAG CONCERNS FORCE MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recallIR BAG CONCERNS FORCE MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns. Some 400,000 UK cars are being recalled as well as vehicles in "other markets", the manufacturer said. The models affected include the A, B, C,...

Monday, 17:38 in Regional North West
 
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