THE town's MPs have called for the career of retired Saints' legend Paul Wellens to be recognised in parliament.
A ROBOTIC retriever visited one St Helens school to help teach children how to behave around dogs.
ST HELENS North MP Conor McGinn has been appointed to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.
STORE owner and manager Chris O’Dea is adding a new gem to his fashion chain.
A 12-WEEK consultation will take place later this year into proposed changes to the fire service cover in St Helens which could see the amount of stations cut from three to two.
SAINTS v Leeds Rhinos match facts from the past.
WILDCARD Boxing Club are ready to cap off a successful season with five fighters heading off to theMonkstown International Box Cup in Dublin this week.
SAINTS have a chance to leapfrog leaders Leeds on Friday night when they begin a run of four tough games that will close the first part of the season before the top eight split.
STAR readers have been sending in their photos and videos of the thunderstorm that swept across St Helens last night.
SAINTS have confirmed that full back Adam Quinlan will join Saints until the end of the season.
I AM glad Susan Antrobus enjoyed my letter and found it entertaining. I note she comments on how she relies on no one and that is admirable. However, some people are not as fortunate as she evidently is and are vulnerable and do need assistance.
IN response to 'Council considers law to keep dogs on leads' (Star, June 4) I don't agree. Maybe certain types of dog but not all. People need educating, don't punish everyone for the crimes of the few.
I WAS saddened to read in your recent article that Marley Goldsack-Renshall was struck down with bacterial and viral meningitis.
I WOULD like to say that Mill Dam is an utter disgrace. Work has been going on there for months and months and it is very different to what it was before.
I AM researching my family tree. I believe I am related to the above family who may still have living descendants.
I SEE that our two newly elected MPs are prolific in their appearances both in the local press and in the Commons, but I have to question the assertion by Conor McGinn (Star, June 23) regarding rail travel from Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows to Manchester that commuters are being ripped off.
All the latest, breaking news from across St Helens and beyond
FRANCIS GERARD POWELL The family of the late Francis Gerard Powell wish to express their sincere thanks to all family friends and neighbours for their support kindness and sympathy on their recent bereavement. For mass cards and sympathy cards and generous donations Frank would have been honoured and overwhelmed. Thanks for the care and support from the District and Macmillan nurses. Thanks to Fr Riley and Fr Strowbridge for all their support and comforting service. Thanks also to Frank Dooley & Son.
OLIVE DANIELS Jack and family would like to thank, relatives, neighbours and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards and donations following the loss of Jack`s beloved wife Olive. A sincere Special thanks from Jack to all those lovely friends of Olives who she had not seen for many years, attending the service at the crematorium. God Bless You All. Thanks to Rev Harry Welch for the service, and to F. Dooley & Son Funeral Directors for an excellent service, and to all that attended the funeral.
FRANK HULL Ursula, Darren and Debbie would like to thank their relatives and friends for all their kind words, cards and donations to Willowbrook Hospice. Frank would have been amazed that so many people attended. Special thanks to Willowbrook Hospice, Louise, his MacMillan nurse, Dave Devonport for the service and Frank Dooley & son for their help and support.
HENRY MASSEY The Family of the late Henry Massey wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy,Cards and Donations for Lymewood Nursing Home, received during their sad Bereavement. Special thanks to Alan Jones Funeral Directors, Father Robin,Of St James Parish Church and Lymewood Court staff. A Special thankyou to Ada a good friend and neighbour for many years and also his special friends at the Betting Shop,Haydock and Reading Room.
Nadine Bernadette Roberts Suddenly on 26th June 2015 at her own home, Nadine aged 40 years. Beloved partner of Alan, devoted Daughter of John and Margaret, much loved Sister of Kirsty and her family. Nadine was very much loved and will be deeply missed by all her close family and friends. Family flowers only by request and donations if so desired care of Nadine's family. No black to be worn. For any enquiries regarding this service for Nadine please contact F W Marsh Family Funeral Services, 100 Parr Stocks Road, St Helens, WA9 1NZ Tel. 01744 27928 www.fwmarsh.co.uk
Doris Mills Peacefully on 30th June 2015 at Parr Nursing Home, Doris aged 92 years. A dear Wife of the late Ted and Mum of the late Shirley. A loving Nan and Great Nan to all her Grandchildren. Doris will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral service will be held in Parr Nursing Home on Tuesday 7th July at 2.00pm followed by committal in St Helens Crematorium. For all enquiries contact F W Marsh Family Funeral Directors, 100 Parr Stocks Road, St Helens, WA9 1NZ. Tel. 01744 27928 www.fwmarsh.net
David Hodkinson Passed away suddenly on 23rd June 2015 aged 66 years, he will be very sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. A Funeral Service will take place in St Helens Crematorium on Friday 3rd July at 2.00pm. For all enquiries please contact F W Marsh, 100 Parr Stocks Road, St Helen, WA9 1NZ Tel. 01744 27928 www.fwmarsh.net
Doris Cleworth Born 15/11/1908 - Died 22/06/2015. Peacefully at Colliers Croft Residential Home, Doris Cleworth aged 106 years. Beloved Mum and Mother in Law of Geoff and Marian, much loved Grandma to Elaine and Michael and all her Great Grandchildren, devoted Auntie to Ken and family and to Sue. Doris will be greatly missed by all her family and friends and those who cared for her. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 10.30am at St Andrews CE Church, Dentons Green, followed by committal at St Helens Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Willowbrook Hospice via the family or c/o the Funeral Director. All enquiries please to J.S. Hedges Funeral Services. Tel. 01744 22100.
ELIZABETH CLARKE The family of Elizabeth Clarke wish to express sincere thanks to all relatives friends and neighbours for their kindness and sympathy on the recent bereavement for Mass cards and sympathy Cards including donations Liz would have been overwhelmed and honoured Thank you to the absolutely brilliant District Nurses thanks also to the Macmillan Support Team and Carers Thank you to Rev Father Leo for his support and understanding
JOSEPH TURNER The family of Joseph Turner would like to express their thanks to all relatives and friends for their kind words of comfort, sympathy, cards and flowers and for attending the Service following the sad loss of Joe. Special thanks to the staff on Ward 2B at Whiston Hospital for the wonderful care and attention they gave him and to Mike McGlyn for a kind and comforting Service.
MICHAEL JAMES (Mike) BOLAN The family of the late Michael James (Mike) would like to extend their most sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the many sympathy cards, floral tributes and donations to Elm Tree House Care Home that were received during their recent, sad loss. Thanks to Deacon Peter Barr for a comforting service. Thank you to the doctors and staff at Forget Me Not Ward, Warrington Hospital for their care of Michael. Special thanks to Bev and staff of Elm Tree House Care Home for all their kindness and consideration which was much appreciated. Thanks to Yvonne for her help and guidance, the staff of the Co operative Funeralcare for their dignified arrangements and to everyone who attended the funeral service. May God Bless You All
Happy 16th Birthday Taylor Jade 5.7.15 Love you loads Mum, Dad, Brandon, Harriet, Georgia, Grandma & Grandad, Mother & Father, Kimmy & Ste, Neil, Jules, Oliver & Amelia
In Memory of Alysia Bernadette Anders 6th July 2001. With loving wishes on your Anniversary, and memories of happier times. From your loving Mum, Dad, Daughter Jessica and Nan. Jeannine, Jane & Sky, Auntie Chris, Uncle Dave and all the gang
In Memory of Alfred Lingard 4th July. God Bless you Dad on your Anniversary and Birthday; May you continue to rest in peace with Agnes your doting Wife. We thank you a million times and say how sorely you are missed. And it is down to you and Mum that each of us has such a privileged life. For you were such a supportive and gentle friend to us Dad. You will forever be loved by Sue, Geoff and Dave; and you can be sure that, every single day, as least one of us will attend, and care for your grave. So this week we thank God for his gift of a wonderful Gentleman; Our Dad. For Sue, Geoff and Dave you will always remain in mind and heart. We will forever think of you sat in front of your big TV with Mum watching the saints and will ache for your company until we no longer have to live apart. Loved always Geoff, Sue and Dave.
In Memory of Michael Rattigan 29.06.14. Little did we know that day, God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same, It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you home, You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, And though we can not see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Missing you lots, Your loving Wife Debbie and Daughter Summer, and your Mum and Dad.
In loving memory of BRIAN CUMMINGS Loved and missed always From Mum, Billy, Keith, Eddie, Gary, Alan, Jean & Family
Birthday Memories of Ged Mouldoon 1st July. The moment that you died Ged, My heart was torn in two, One side was filled with heartache, And the other died with you. I often lie awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon my cheeks. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, But missing you is heartache, That never goes away. From loving Wife Dot, Children Ged, Eric, Susan and Julie, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
June Greenall Birthday Memories 4th July. A little corner of our hearts, is set aside for you. As long as life and memories last, We will remember you. Loving Husband Roy and family
Derek Moorcroft Ruth, David and family would like to thank everyone for all their support at this very difficult time. Thanks also for the many cards and donations, but most of all for everyone's support in Church and afterwards at Haydock Conservative Club. We all know how greatly missed Derek will be.
Barbara Palmer Peacefully on 25th June at Whiston Hospital, Barbara aged 89 years R.I.P. of Dentons Green Lane, St Helens, devoted Sister of John, Fred and Anne., dearly loved Aunti of Steve, Rosemary, Geoff, Dominic, Christian, Rebecca, Quentin, Pascale, Michael, Barbara will be sadly missed by all her Nieces and Nephews. Barbara's Requiem mass will be offered on Monday 13th July at St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, Dentons Green at 12.00 noon followed by interment in the family grave at St Helens cemetery. All enquiries please to Neil Middlehurst DIP. FD. M.B.I.E. Independent Family Funeral Directors, 87-89 Shaw Street, St Helens, Merseyside. WA10 1EN Tel. 01744 20055 www.neilmidlehurstfunerals.co.uk
Joyce Henshall (nee Corrigan) Peacefully on 26th June at Whiston Hospital surrounded by her loving family, Joyce aged 85 years R.I.P. Loving Wife of the late Les (2009), devoted Mum of Trish, dearly loved Mother in Law of Dave, cherished Gran of Paul and Anna, sadly missed by all family and friends. Joyce's Requiem mass will be offered on Tuesday 14th July at St Mary's Lowe House RC Church, North Road at 12.00 noon followed by committal at St Helens Crematorium Chapel, donations if desired to The N.S.P.C.C. c/o the funeral Director. All enquiries please to Neil Middlehurst DIP. FD. M.B.I.E. Independent Family Funeral Director, 87-89 Shaw Street, St Helens, Merseyside. WA10 1EN Tel. 01744 20055 www.neilmiddlehurstfunerals.co.uk
Albert Balmer Sadly but peacefully on 25th June at Warrington General Hospital surrounded by his loving family, Albert aged 77 years. Beloved Husband of Sylvia, cherished Dad of Steven and Julie. Devoted Grandad and Great Grandad of Andrew, Kirstie, Ryan, Liam, Elise and Charley, dear Brother of Betty, Jeff and Wilf. A Funeral Service will take place at St Michael's CE Church, Burtonwood, Warrington on Monday 6th July at 12.00 noon followed by committal in St Helens Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Rocco's Hospice, Warrington. For all enquiries contact F W Marsh Funeral Directors, 100 Parr Stocks Road, St Helens, WA9 1NZ Tel. 01744 27928 www.fwmarsh.net
ROBERT CUNNAH (SENIOR) In memory of a truly loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and great uncle and friend to all. You will live on in all our hearts. He will be laid to rest at St Helens Crematorium at 10am on Thursday 2nd July 2015.
DENISE PAINTER Passed away peacefully in Whiston Hospital on 29th June 2015. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral will take place on Friday 3rd July at St Aidens, Billinge at 11:30am. All enquiries contact F.W. Marsh 01744 892260
NORMAN RIMMER Peacefully in hospital on 29th June 2015 aged 74 years. Beloved husband of Shirley, dearly loved dad of Martin and his partner Steve and Steven and his wife Alison, loving brother of Rita and a dear brother-in-law. Sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place in St Mark's Church, North Road on Monday 6th July at 2.15pm followed by cremation at St Helens crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Prostate Cancer UK. All enquiries: Frank Dooley & Son, Funeral Directors. 249 City Road, St Helens. Tel: 01744 23339 / www.frankdooley.co.uk
MILDRED REDCLIFFE Suddenly on 22nd June 2015 aged 89 years. Beloved mum of Geoff, Elaine and Jean, a dear mother-in-law and a loving Nan of seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Forever in our hearts, loved and missed already. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The British Heart Foundation or Diabetes UK. All Enquiries to Co-Operative Funeralcare Tel. 0174423675 Funeral service to take place at St Ann's Church, Rainhill on Monday 6th July at 12.45pm, followed by committal at St Helens Crematorium at 2.00pm.
THOMAS GEORGE HILL Peacefully on the 25th of June 2015 at Elizabeth Court Care Home, aged 88 years. Husband of Eileen and previously Joyce(both deceased) father of Denise, grandfather of Deanna, James and Adele, step-dad to Catherine and Bernadette(deceased), step-grandad to Anne-Marie, Michael and Vicky.Tom will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at St Anne and Blessed Dominic RC Church on Tuesday the 7th of July at 11am., followed by committal at St. Helens Crematorium. Family flowers only. We will be forever grateful to Elizabeth Court for the care given to Tom and the warmth and understanding shown to the family. Donations c/o the family, if desired , to be given to Elizabeth Court Care Home. All enquiries to Frank Dooley and Son, Funeral Directors, Nutgrove Lodge, Nutgrove Road. St. Helens. 01744811811. www.frankdooley.co.uk
ALBERT COWLEY Passed away peacefully on 23rd June 2015 aged 80 years. The beloved Husband of Margaret, dearly loved Dad of Yvonne and Janette, much loved Grandad of Craig, Leanne, Louise and Claire and great-grandad of Aaron and Scarlett. Funeral service and committal to take place at St Helens Crematorium on Monday 13th July at 11.30am. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for Parkinson's UK. All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare. 3-5 Eccleston Street, St Helens. WA10 2PF. Tel: 01744 23675
RYAN PATRICK 25th June 2015, peacefully at home aged 72 years. Beloved husband of Kath, loving dad of Luke, Duncan, Daniel, Chris and Fergus. Dearly loved brother also sadly missed by grandchildren James, Rachel, Eve, Alexandra and Lynn. Requiem Mass to be held at Our Lady's Portico on Tuesday 7th July at 11:00am followed by Cremation at St Helens Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to R.N.L.I. All enquiries, c/o Cravens Funeral Services, 1a St Johns Road, Huyton, L36 0UR Tel: 0151 4806339
JOHN SMITH Passed away in Whiston Hospital on the 21stth June 2015 aged 48 years. Much loved brother of Denise, Keith, Jeanette and Greg, sadly missed uncle of Caroline, Mike, Emma and Chris. Funeral Service and committal to take place at St Helens Crematorium on Tuesday 7th July at 10.00 am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeralcare, 3-5 Eccleston Street, St Helens WA10 2PF Tel 01744 23675
MURIEL BARKER (nee DAVIES) Peacefully on the 26th June 2015 at her home Murial aged 89 years , Beloved wife of the lat Charl ( deceased ) a much loved and cherished mam grandma and great grandma Murial will be sadly missed by all her family and friends . The funeral service will take place on Monday 6th July2015 in St Anne,s Church Shevington at 11.00am prior to interment in the church yard for all enquiries contact The Co-OperativeFuneralCare 788-790 Ormskirk Rd Pemberton Tel 01942 213374.
PEGGY BOLD Peacefully in Adamstan House Care Home on 29th June, aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank, dearly loved mum of Mary, Margaret and Anne and a loving grandma. Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Peggy will be remembered by many as 'Sister Bold ' from the Providence Hospital. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Mary's Church, Birchley followed by burial in the churchyard. Time and date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to H.C.P.T. The Pilgrimage Trust. All enquiries: Frank Dooley & Son, Funeral Directors. 249 City Road, St Helens. Tel: 01744 23339 www.frankdooley.co.uk