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  • Wingates weave their magic

    CONTINUING their hugely successful combination, The Houghton Weavers and Wingates Band will present their next concert at Rivington Hall Barn on Wednesday 8 September at 7.30pm. read more

  • Rare bottles - and no Codd!

    OLD pop bottles of the kind once manufactured in St Helens can become expensive collectors' pieces. Marianne Barlow from Newton-le-Willows makes the point in response to an earlier piece and adds to my personal knowledge by explaining how one particular type, remembered from boyhood, came by its strange name. read more

  • Stripping back old pub history

    ANCIENT text concealed beneath the cement rendering of a Victorian pub is being keenly probed. Tony and Anne Biggs of the Sutton Oak -originally known as Boundary Vaults - in Bold Road, Sutton, are currently redecorating the exterior. "It's covered by stuff resembling polytex," they report, " and we decided to take it down to the original brickwork." read more

  • Still tickling the ivories - at 92!

    HARRY Berrey's love affair with the piano began when he was a schoolboy. And now, at the age of 92, and virtually blind, he's busy recording CDs . . . not for commercial consideration, you understand, but for the personal enjoyment of himself and his family. read more

  • Search for defenders

    Wigan 27 Saints 18 read more

  • Newton gets two-match ban and fine for tackle on Wilkin

    WIGAN hooker Terry Newton has been handed a two-match ban for an off-the-ball high tackle on Saints' Jon Wilkin. read more

  • Academy lads triumph in fiery derby

    SAINTS' Junior Academy under-18s defeated fierce rivals Wigan Warriors 26-18 in a fiery encounter at Wigan. read more

  • Mixed news for Saints on injury front

    Saints have been handed mixed news on the injury front with back-rower Jon Wilkin possibly sidelined for six weeks but hooker Mick Higham set to make a return to action. read more

  • Saints land young Samoan

    SAINTS have signed Samoan utility player Gray Viane from Aussie club West Tigers - and the 22-year-old is in line to play against Huddersfield on Friday night. read more

  • Springing a leak?

    WELL, what is really going on at St Helens Rugby League Club? read more

  • Star made my day...

    THANK you so much for the tickets to Southport Flower Show. You have made my day! read more

  • Opportunity didn't knock!

    I received a copy of "St Helens First" magazine recently. It contains a full page devoted to Carers, but not a word about the Mayor's Charity Appeal, (which is for Carers this year). What a missed opportunity! I trust that this will be rectified in the next edition? read more

  • Reward those who do well

    I BELIEVE that parents should be held responsible if their offspring do not act in a manner which local folk accept as 'normal behaviour'. read more

  • Titanic theory is well scuppered

    THE suggested link between St Helens and the construction of the ill-fated Titanic, which went to a watery grave on its maiden voyage, has been well and truly scuppered by reader Pamela Day. Theories have tossed to and fro across this page , with a number claiming that the ship's bell and portholes had been cast in St Helens. read more

  • On song

    OUR recent flashback photo, featuring a gang of fun-loving musicians in a 1960s St Helens carnival parade, certainly struck a note for reader Ethel Alcock. She spotted her late hubby, Harry, among the fancy-dress line-up. read more

  • Bouncing Back

    WE have teamed up with Cineworld St Helens, to offer our readers three pairs of tickets to see the new film, 'Dodgeball- A True Underdog Story', plus one lucky winner will also scoop a Dodgeball t-shirt, watch and ball. read more

  • £9m boost for Halton arts

    THE Brindley, Halton Borough Council's £9 million, purpose built venue and arts centre, in Runcorn, launches its opening season with a feast of events featuring some hot new talent and a few surpises! read more

  • Hitting new heights

    THE 13th annual Southport Air Show and Military Display will once again be jetting into the resort this year on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September, and we have four family tickets to give away free to readers. read more

  • Juniors wanted

    PILKS under-7s are looking for players for the forthcoming season to play in the North West Counties League. If your child is interested in playing rugby league in a friendly and fun environment please contact Ant on 01744 637158 for more details. read more

  • Rugby feast in prospect

    THERE is a feast of junior rugby league at Boardmans Lane on Bank Holiday Monday when Blackbrook Royals hold their annual seven-a-side and mini-league festival. read more

  • Storm building

    NEWTON Storm under-14s amateur rugby league team are looking to strengthen their squad. If you are about to return to school in Year Nine and would like to join contact Brendan on 07941497934. read more

  • YOUNGSTERS are invited to get stuck in at the second 'messtravaganza' day held by Sure Start Four Wa

    The event will involve toddlers experimenting with a variety of sticky substances including cooked pasta, jelly and a glue made from cornflour and water. They will also be able to create their very own messy artwork and graffiti. read more

  • THERE's a chance to 'pig out' at Central Library on Wednesday 8 September, 1.30pm, as St Helens Coun

    On Sunday 5 September there will be a model boat regatta and fun day at Taylor Park and a birds of prey event at Sherdley Park. Play sessions will be held at Thatto Heath Park on Tuesday 31 August and at Taylor Park on Wednesday 1 September. read more

  • HANDS On @ The Citadel returns for the autumn season with new ideas, new directors, and, hopefully,

    The group are looking for new young performers and stage hands to come along and try their skills on a real stage, and one of those young stars could be you! For more information telephone 01744 735436. read more

  • Sign up now!

    WOULD you like to create your own site on the internet? read more

  • Have you got what it takes?

    CALLING all school leavers. If you have the dedication to become a successful entrepreneur, want to work within an office environment or just develop a number of skills you can use within a variety of industries, then take a look at the Business programmes on offer at St Helens College. read more

  • It's a new record for passes

    CARMEL College, already established as a provider of the highest quality of education, this year achieved a new record. read more

  • We live in hope for some action at Queen's Park

    WE seem to be hearing a lot about 'Grot Spots' and the progress made to eliminate them and funds available to tackle the problems. read more

  • Will it take an accident?

    I AM a concerned resident of St Georges Avenue - between Queens Drive and Prince Andrews Grove. read more

  • Bigger issues at stake

    IN response to 'Saints at Haydock - not on your nelly!' (Dear Star, August 12) I find P Lever's comments quite offensive. I also take note that I have not seen any letter from this person supporting Stan Robert's campaign to have FULL hospital facilities for the residents of St Helens within the Borough. read more

  • Pandey takes six

    AFTER a late start due to a wet outfield Darren Tyms won the toss for St Helens CC and took first use of the wicket against Formby. read more

  • Steve's master class in vain

    THE spectators who turned up at Rainford for the visit of Southport Trinity on Saturday must have rubbed their eyes in disbelief as the cornerstone of many a first team triumph from seasons past attempted to roll back the years one more time. read more

  • Sutton empty-handed after derby disappointment

    ON Saturday Sutton visited local rivals Rainhill and despite a good fielding and bowling performance left empty-handed with a 19-run defeat. read more

  • Trundlers line up for singles event

    THE St Helens Pensioners Bowling Association's Singles Competition will be staged over three days with qualifying games at Haydock C & B and Prescot CC on Wednesday and Thursday, September 1 and 2 with the finals at Eccleston Bowls Club on Friday, September 3. read more

  • Youngsters shine on national stage

    FIVE of the younger members of St Helens Sutton AC took part in the national under-15 years and under-17 years championships held at Birmingham an event in which you can only compete if you have reached the qualifying standard. read more

  • Mick lands Cup with an ounce to spare!

    THE F. Garner Cup fished at the Lower Pound produced an exciting finish with only an ounce separating the first and second places in the 20-strong field. read more

  • ARL season ready to kick off

    THE North West Counties Amateur Rugby League season kicks off this weekend under a new title. read more

  • Heath edged out

    Thatto Heath Crusaders 18 Wigan St Judes 22 read more

  • New boys impress as Cables earn well-deserved point

    Frickley Athletic 1 Prescot Cables 1 read more

  • Read all about! Win £50 worth of book tokens

    THE end of the summer holidays is approaching and with it, the start of the new academic year arrives. read more

  • Charity is top draw

    A LIVERPOOL charity have been put in the picture with their latest fundraiser, thanks to St Helens artist Karen Adamson, who has donated a piece of her artwork as a raffle prize. read more

  • Jumbo fun for big babies

    FINDING ways to keep youngsters entertained over the summer can be a challenge for mums and dads, but spare a thought for jumbo parents Shaba and Tots at Knowsley Safari Park. read more

  • Missed opportunity sees P & O drop to third spot

    PRESCOT & Odyssey CC, who started the day in joint second place with Whitefield in the Merseyside & Southport Cricket Alliance, suffered a setback in their attempt to move clear from the Roby side. read more

  • Saints land young Samoan

    SAINTS have signed Samoan utility player Gray Viane from Aussie club West Tigers - and the 22-year-old is in line to play against Huddersfield on Friday night. read more

  • Perfect pitch!

    HAYDOCK... not on your P Lever? read more

  • Senior citizens can do without this upheaval

    I AM writing to offer support to the residents of Chapel and Argyle Streets in their fight against demolition of their homes. read more

  • Try dodging the perils of Taylor Park!

    PERHAPS 'A Concerned Mother' (Route to park's a pedestrian nightmare, Dear Star August 12) would be wiser to take her chances with nightmare traffic conditions in Toll Bar and Prescot Road than to risk the perils of Taylor Park. read more

  • A cut above the rest

    NEW York collective the Scissor Sisters head another outstanding line-up at Creamfields Festival on Saturday 28 August at Old Liverpool Airfield, Speke. read more

  • Dead ringer for...

    THE Theatre Royal's new season returns like a bat out of hell with The Meat Loaf Story, a rock and rollercoaster ride through the incredible life of one of the world's best known rock stars. read more

  • Still tickling the ivories - at 92!

    HARRY Berrey's love affair with the piano began when he was a schoolboy. And now, at the age of 92, and virtually blind, he's busy recording CDs . . . not for commercial consideration, you understand, but for the personal enjoyment of himself and his family. read more

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