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Pumpkin carving classes at supermarket

Supermarket employees will teach St Helens residents the traditional Halloween craft of pumpkin carving. Morrisons in St Helens are putting on the tutorials at its Baxters Lane store on Thursday October 27 and Friday October 28. We know that some of our

today, 16:38 in Regional North West

Mental health trust’s research boost

The mental health trust covering St Helens has been praised for its huge increase in research. A new league table published by the NHS shows the 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has one of the biggest rises in the number of studies being under

today, 12:26 in Regional North West

Man dies in M6 collision

A man has died after being involved in a multi-vehicle collision on the M6. The driver was airlifted to hospital following the incident which happened on the northbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 29 and 30. But police say he was pronou

today, 11:28 in Regional North West

Hospital tea party for centenarian Margaret

A card from the Queen and a telegram from the Houses of Parliament were sent to a patient in hospital. They arrived by special delivery for Margaret Rennie and were presented to her by Whiston Hospital’s chief executive Ann Marr. It is a great honour to

yesterday, 20:13 in Regional North West

Skateboarding fan Allan opens shop

A St Helens skateboarding enthusiast has escaped the daily grind by achieving his dream of turning his hobby into a full-time job. Allan Davidge opened a shop in Barrow Arcade dedicated to all things boarding after enjoying the sport as a pastime for 16

yesterday, 19:05 in Regional North West

Medieval well uncovered in field

A medieval well has been uncovered following excavation work in a field. St Anne’s Well was discovered, hidden underneath a field in Rainhill, by experts from Oxford Archaeology North after funding was granted for an excavation from Historic England. Aft

yesterday, 14:53 in Regional North West

MP’s call to action on autism

St Helens South and Whiston MP Marie Rimmer has called for action to ensure children with autism are not left behind in the education system. During a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of Education in Merseyside, Ms Rimmer highlighted evidence from

yesterday, 11:17 in Regional North West

Council considers slashing school uniform allowance

Councillors in St Helens are considering a plan to stop offering low income families help with buying school uniforms. Town hall chiefs say they have been forced to take the drastic measure after suffering almost £1m worth of cuts to its education servic

Saturday, 23:29 in Regional North West

Son’s tribute to gifted writer John Vose

John Vose, a gifted writer of numerous books on St Helens, has died. Here, his son Kevin pays a touching tribute to “one of the funniest man I ever knew”... John Dennis Vose was one of the funniest man I ever knew, and I was lucky enough to have him as m

Friday, 17:07 in Regional North West

Borough schools up for top awards

St Helens’ inspiring teachers, projects and stand out schools have been named on the shortlist for the Educate Awards 2016. The awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its fifth year and is the biggest celebration of education i

Friday, 16:01 in Regional North West

Details of St Helens’ Remembrance Sunday parade announced

A special Remembrance ceremony takes place in Victoria Square, St Helens, at 10.40am on Sunday, November 13 to honour those who fell during the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries - including hundreds of local servicemen and women. Prior to the serv

Friday, 15:14 in Regional North West

Balloon launch for World Mental Health Day

Students from Tuition Services based at the Beacon Building came together on the steps of the town hall to release balloons adorned with positive messages in celebration of World Mental Health Day. Tuition Services is a specialist education facility to h

Friday, 14:18 in Regional North West

Mayor backs discussion of British values

Pupils and staff at Carr Mill Primary School were left delighted after the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens attended a ‘British values' awards assembly at school. Councillors Dave and Jeanette Banks were on hand to present prestigious yellow ties to the p

Friday, 13:19 in Regional North West

Hall Street homes plan rejected

Planning chiefs in St Helens have kicked out proposals to build 11 terraced homes in the town centre. The application also included parking on Hall Street, However, planners said the development would create a flood risk in the area. They also said the p

Friday, 12:09 in Regional North West

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats. Falling temperatures attract them into our homes - via the tiniest of gaps in a wall or roof space. Rotting left-overs or half-empty food containers will attract a numbe

Friday, 11:13 in Regional North West

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