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Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. According to Action Fraud, they call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone...

Wednesday, 17:00 in Regional North West

Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted. Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the...

Wednesday, 16:42 in Regional North West

Jobs market in St Helens remains steady, says DWP

The jobs market in St Helens is currently on a steady and sustainable footing, the government department responsible for employment has said. The latest labour market statistics show there is no change in the number of residents claiming out-of-work...

Wednesday, 15:52 in Regional North West

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'. READ MORE: When do the clocks go forward in 2018? Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council: "Many people struggle with the ‘lost...

Wednesday, 14:08 in Regional North West

Delays after incident on A580 East Lancashire Road

Motorists are being warned to avoid a key route after a road traffic incident. There is a heavy volume of traffic on the A580 East Lancashire Road after the incident near Haydock Island. St Helens Council has advised drivers to avoid the area.

Wednesday, 13:02 in Regional North West

Percival keen to nail England spot

Mark Percival has sent international boss Wayne Bennett an early season reminder that he is in fine fettle and gunning for a regular spot in the England set-up. Many pundits thought the Saints’ centre deserved more than the one appearance he made...

Wednesday, 13:02 in Regional North West

Disgruntled Minecraft gamer reported to be behind bomb hoax

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK. Hundreds of schools were on alert and some evacuated their buildings, telling parents to...

Tuesday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Ambulance chief to 'retire' - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed. His departure was confirmed by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) this morning, with a full statement expected later. A spokeswoman said Mr Cartwright is...

Tuesday, 12:17 in Regional North West

What makes you happy on this special day?

People across the North West and the world over are celebrating the sixth annual International Day of Happiness today. The concept, launched in 2013, was created to inspire and lead a global “happiness movement” and is celebrated across all UN nations...

Tuesday, 12:17 in Regional North West

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west. The warning is in place between 19:00 on Monday 19 to 9:00 am on Tuesday 20th March. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are warned to take care as ice is likely to...

Monday, 15:28 in Regional North West

St Helens couple inspired by daughter raise money for good cause

A charity supporting children with liver disease has been given a financial boost by a couple from St Helens. Teighan Rae Whitfield, who was born in September, was just six weeks old when she was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening liver...

Monday, 11:35 in Regional North West

College receive paint supplies donation

Painting and decorating students at St Helens College were delighted to receive generous donations of materials and painting supplies from their employer partner and industry link, Bagnalls, which enabled them to continue to develop valuable knowledge...

Saturday, 14:41 in Regional North West

Loyola Hall developer went from bankruptcy to £500m turnover

The property tycoon behind the re-development of Loyola Hall in Rainhill will be a keynote speaker at St Helens Chamber’s business fair. Lawrence Kenwright’s fascinating lifestory saw him go from bankruptcy in 2008 to running a business, Signature...

Saturday, 10:42 in Regional North West

Up, up and away for high-flying St Helens students

High-flying students at St Helens College travelled to a popular holiday resort as part of a unique project to provide them with first-hand experience in a cabin crew. The trip with was organised by tutor Richard King who has worked in the...

Saturday, 08:52 in Regional North West

Nell, 98, tells of her shock breast cancer diagnosis

When 98-year-old Nell McInnery first noticed a lump on her breast she dismissed it believing she was too old to get breast cancer. But after mentioning it to a friend, Nell, of St Helens, went to her local GP who refered her to Whiston Hospital where...

Friday, 16:14 in Regional North West

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