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Lioness kills popular lion at safari park

A popular lion has died after a fight with females at Knowsley Safari Park. The seven-year-old lion, Mojo, was involved in an overnight fight with the lionesses, an event which is common within a mixed sex group and is part of natural behaviour....

yesterday, 20:01 in Regional North West

Police commissioner covering St Helens not standing for re-election

The police commissioner who oversees law and order in St Helens has announced she will not seek re-election. Jane Kennedy made the announcement to the Labour Party that she would step down from her role in Merseyside ahead of the next vote in May...

yesterday, 16:37 in Regional North West

Claims that schools resisting support from St Helens Council

St Helens Council has seen recent “resistance” from schools to accept support, the councillor who oversees education in the borough has revealed. Cabinet members were updated on the performance of secondary schools during 2017-18 at its meeting on...

yesterday, 16:29 in Regional North West

St Helens Canoe Club named regional Club of the Year

St Helens Canoe Club have been recognised by the national governing body for the sport. British Canoeing have awarded the group with the North West Regional Club of the Year 2018 for their contribution to the activity. Chair of the Union Professor...

yesterday, 14:51 in Regional North West

Imminent Ofsted inspection could rule children's services in St Helens 'inadequate'

An imminent inspection of children’s services in St Helens may rule the service ‘inadequate’, a report has warned. Ofsted delivered a damning verdict of the town’s children’s services in August 2018 following a focused visit to review the services for...

yesterday, 13:44 in Regional North West

These are the 11 things it is now illegal for your partner to do in a relationship

Many forms of psychological abuse are now covered by the law which recognises that domestic abuse is not strictly limited to physical violence. Here, we've taken a look at 11 of the things it is now illegal for your partner to do in a relationship. 1....

yesterday, 13:34 in Regional North West

Monster 90-tonne fatberg found lurking in Liverpool sewer is biggest ever in North West

The biggest ever fatberg in the North West has been found lurking in a sewer in Liverpool. United Utilities has launched an unprecedented clean-up operation to remove the giant fatberg - the biggest ever found in the North West. Measuring 84-metres...

yesterday, 13:01 in Regional North West

Council pledges over £5m annually to improve children’s services

St Helens Council has pledged to invest £5.5m a year in its Children’s Services, which will include the employment of over 40 new social work professionals. This significant investment is in response to a recognised need to improve children’s...

yesterday, 11:14 in Regional North West

St Helens Labour vote farce - “If we can’t even run an election how are we expected to run a town?”

The decision to re-run a vote to elect the deputy leader of St Helens Labour group was down to a “miscalculation”, leaked emails have claimed. Labour North West have ruled the outcome of Monday’s ballot void and ordered a re-run of the vote, which is...

yesterday, 08:50 in Regional North West

St Helens Council say it has been 'forced' to raise council tax by 2.99%

St Helens Council has been “forced” to raise council tax by 2.99%, a senior cabinet member has said. Cabinet members approved the council’s 2019-20 budget at its meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The report highlights the proposed council tax rise of...

yesterday, 08:11 in Regional North West

Man jailed following rape of 13 year old girl in Prescot

A 44 year old man has been jailed for 11 years after he was found guilty of raping a 13 year old girl in September last year. Alan Williams, 44 of Cross Street, Fraserburgh was found guilty of rape, one count of sexual assault and two counts of sexual...

Wednesday, 13:38 in Regional North West

Revealed: Missed GP appointments in St Helens cost the NHS thousands of pounds a day

Missed GP appointments in St Helens cost the NHS thousands of pounds a day, new figures reveal. Patients failed to attend 3,342 face-to-face consultations with doctors and nurses in December, NHS Digital data shows. Across England, the average cost of...

Wednesday, 13:19 in Regional North West

READ RESIGNATION LETTER: Three MPs quit Conservatives to join new independent party

Three Tory MP's - Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston - have quit to join the new independent group created by breakoff Labour MPs. Here's their resignation letter to the Prime Minister. Dear Prime Minister It is with regret that we are...

Wednesday, 12:02 in Regional North West

Billinge woman hauled before justices over pet rooster's noise

A woman has been hauled before justices over the din her pet rooster makes. Catherine Hankey admitted eight noise abatement order breaches when the council brought a private prosecution before Wigan magistrates. But the 33-year-old said afterwards she...

Wednesday, 12:02 in Regional North West

St Helens Labour group deputy leader vote must be re-run after doubts cast over validity

Labour chiefs have ruled an internal party vote to elect the deputy leader of the party’s St Helens group must be re-run after doubts were cast over its validity. On Monday night members of the St Helens Labour group voted to elect its deputy leader,...

Wednesday, 11:12 in Regional North West

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