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Unlicensed wedding reception at Rainhill Hall was 'error of judgement', hotel firm claims

An unlicensed wedding reception at Rainhill Hall that kept residents up into the early hours happened due to an “innocent error”, the hotel firm’s solicitor has claimed. The Grade II listed building, also known as Loyola Hall, was formerly a retreat...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

St Helens Council officers praised for loan deal

Council officers have been praised after taking out a £25m loan shortly before the government doubled interest rates for local authorities. In September, a decision was taken by council officers in St Helens to borrow through the Public Works Loan...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Wigan teenager who involved a 12-year-old girl in a threesome with her boyfriend avoids jail

A teenaged girl from Wigan who involved a 12-year-old in an illegal threesome with her boyfriend has walked from court. But Chloe Bradley, who was 17 at the time her on-off partner Anthony Roscoe raped the victim, has been put on the Sex Offenders’...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

'My dad’s story of surviving Second World War'

In a week when the bravery of those in the First World War is especially remembered, I remember this unremarkable man who survived the Second World War. He was taken from his two-year -old son and pregnant wife, who he never saw again. Deemed to be...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

The North Poll election podcast: how will a Brexit Party electoral pact affect the North?

The North Poll is the podcast that gets to the heart of issues impacting the North of England in the build-up to the general election. Join political journalists from across the North as they debate the issues, unpack the campaign trail twists and...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Audit reveals 'stark' financial challenges faced by St Helens Council

Work carried out by an external auditor highlights the “stark” challenges St Helens Council faces in the future, the leader of the council has said. Grant Thornton issued their Annual Audit Letter in August and this week it went before the council’s...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

'My dad’s story of surviving Second World War'

In a week when the bravery of those in the First World War is especially remembered, I remember this unremarkable man who survived the Second World War. He was taken from his two-year -old son and pregnant wife, who he never saw again. Deemed to be...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Here is how spices can keep us healthy this winter

Faced with wintery weather, I enjoy turning to food to give me some comfort. Faced with wintery weather, I enjoy turning to food to give me some comfort. I like big stew pots, steaming bowls of soup and anything seasoned with spices to warm me up....

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

St Helens Council's website set to be replaced as part of modernisation programme

PLANS to undertake a “major programme” to replace St Helens Council’s website has moved closer after cabinet agreed to seek out a supplier. The council intends to replace its website, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and Content...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

St Helens Conservative leader defends Mussolini 'joke'

A ‘JOKE’ about Benito Mussolini by the leader of St Helens Conservatives during a public meeting has been described as “ill-advised” by a Liberal Democrat councillor. Cllr Allan Jones made the comment at Liverpool City Region’s Combined Authority’s...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

St Helens town centre toilets could be yours ... for £5,000

The public toilets on Brook Street, in St Helens town centre, have been put up for auction by the council, with a £5,000 guide price. The 566 sq ft red-brick building will feature among over 100 lots for sale at Pugh’s next North West property...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

St Helens residents getting health advice during mouth cancer awareness month

A St Helens health team is out and about raising awareness of a life-threatening disease during Mouth Cancer Action Month. St Helens Wellbeing Service is offering advice and information at community events and activities during November. Other news:...

12 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Pudsey Push: Here's when you can meet Pudsey in Preston and across the North West for BBC Children in Need

BBC North West Tonight presenters Roger Johnson, Annabel Tiffin and Owain Wyn Evans are pulling the red sofa across the region to raise money for Children In Need - and you can meet Pudsey. After heading from the Lake District yesterday (Mon), the...

12 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Temporary road closures in place for emergency electricity network repair work

Road users are being warned to avoid several roads as workmen carry out emergency repairs. Temporary road closures will be in place on Southward Road and Coronation Drive, Haydock, over the coming weeks for emergency repair work. Starting this week,...

12 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

M6 delays of up to 40 minutes between junctions 27 and 23 due to severe congestion

Highways are warning of 40 minute delays on the M6 this morning (November 12). The delays are due to severe congestion on the southbound carriageway between junctions 27 (Standish, Parbold) and 23 (Haydock). Highways expect normal traffic conditions...

12 November 2019 in Regional North West
 


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