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Driver's momentary lapse of concentration led to tragedy

St Helens Star: Liverpool Crown Court

2:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE widow of a man who died after a van ploughed into the back of their car expressed sympathy to a driver who was sentenced at court today.

Loan shark jailed after subjecting family man to terror campaign

St Helens Star: Loan shark jailed after subjecting family man to terror campaign

10:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LOAN shark who subjected a family man to a campaign of intimidation has been jailed for 12 months.

Bandsman part of world record marathon team

St Helens Star: Marching band blows the way to marathon record in under seven hours

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EUPHONIUM player Danny Lowery was part of a determined marching band that finished Sunday’s London Marathon on a high note having blown their way to a world record.

Inquest opens into Burgies death

St Helens Star: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN found dead by a walker on the Burgies off Merton Bank Road has been named.

Seven jobs saved at Haydock ink manufacturer

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9:06am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PRINTING ink manufacturer that sunk into administration after becoming swamped with debt has been bought out, saving seven jobs.

Behind the scenes at wildlife haven

St Helens Star: Behinds the scenes at wildlife haven

6:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FUTURE generations of zoologists and conservationists have been busy behind the scenes at Knowsley Safari Park.

Fire crews spend hours battling Rainford house fire

St Helens Star: Man cut free from car at Haydock Island

8:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN investigation is underway after a second house fire in space of 24 hours in Rainford.

Huge stash of illegal cigarettes seized in raid

St Helens Star: UGLY TRUTH: Smoking ages you.

2:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THOUSANDS of illegal cigarettes were seized and 19 roadside stop checks made during a week long campaign to tackle rogue traders.

Car in collision with roundabout on St Helens Linkway

St Helens Star: This is a picture of the scene taken by a passer-by

12:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN was given a check up by paramedics following a road collision earlier this morning.

Silent tribute will mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

St Helens Star: A sculpture in memory of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HILLSBOROUGH victims will be remembered when St Helens Council staff observe one minute's silence on Tuesday afternoon, April 15, the 25th anniversary of the football disaster.

Meeting date for Autism and Asperger Union

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN Autism and Asperger Union open committee meeting is being held on Tuesday, April 15 at The Drop-In Lounge, Millennium House, Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Sailor is part of ocean search team

St Helens Star: Able Seaman Matthew Cairns

8:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ST HELENS sailor Matthew Cairns is part of the search force scouring the Southern Indian Ocean following the mystery disappearance of a Malaysian passenger plane.

Searching for Superstars

St Helens Star: Jesus Christ Superstar by TIm Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (An Amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE search is on for girls and boys who believe they have the talent to take part in the award-winning Phoenix Youth Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Free books from college

St Helens Star: World Book Night is being celebrated at Cowley

6:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE library at Cowley International College will become a stage for magicians, poetry readings and live music next Wednesday.

Blaze at under construction house

St Helens Star: Crews rescue men after car plunges down embankment

9:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

FLAMES tore through a house that is under construction in a village.

Man denies making petrol bomb threat

St Helens Star: Nathan John Smith will appear at court in St Helens on Monday.

3:28pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with threatening to throw a petrol bomb at a woman’s flat.

Miracle man's £5,000 run for Macmillan

St Helens Star: Gareth Dunn who raised £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

5:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

MIRACLE runner Gareth Dunn treated himself to a pint of London Pride as he joined his wife, Liston, son Sam and daughter Evie in celebrating his completion of the gruelling London Marathon course.

Council announces 'cashless' parking pay system

St Helens Star: New car park to help town centre economy

12:21pm Monday 14th April 2014

MOTORISTS will be able to use their mobile phones to pay for parking in St Helens town centre under a new “cashless” system.

Easter farmers' market

St Helens Star: Barn owl chicks.

12:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

AN Easter farmers’ market is being held on Saturday and Sunday at Fir Tree Farm, King’s Moss.

Shoppers helping to grant wishes of young carers

St Helens Star: Rachel Cathcart, front, with Sally Pitcher, Megan Johnson, Courtney Cathcart, Lorraine Pennington and Steven Brogan

9:43am Monday 14th April 2014

GENEROUS shoppers filled a town centre wishing well to boost a group that supports unsung heroes.

Pub plans new play area

St Helens Star: Last chance to put your question to St Helens Council

9:38am Monday 14th April 2014

THE Billinge Arms has drawn up plans for a children’s play area.

Camera crews helped trace Alzheimer’s patient

St Helens Star: Brighton and Hove City Council defends spy camera parking fines

8:36pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A MAN suffering from Alzheimer’s was found driving a car in Rainhill after a police search.

Pilks' WW1 veteran emigrated to company's Canadian operation

St Helens Star: Caption: Charles Edward Slater and wife Jane pictured on their golden wedding anniversary in 1953.

8:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

CANADIAN Wilfred Slater has written to share some interesting memories about his grandfather who served in the army during the First World War.

Public health boss voices concerns of alcohol and enegry drink combination

St Helens Star: New figures show Yorkshire is the worst for binge-drinking

12:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

FRESH concerns about the potential dangers of mixing alcohol with energy drinks have been reinforced by the town’s public health chief.

Rock and metal guru pens 12th book

St Helens Star: Neil Daniels' second book on Iron Maiden

8:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

MASSES of words have been written about Iron Maiden’s long and glorious career.

Family heartbroken after boy's best friend goes missing

St Helens Star: Staffy on the run

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

A £500 reward is being offered for the return of a family’s much-loved pet.

Waste collection changes

St Helens Star: Disruption to waste collection this morning

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

HOUSEHOLD waste collections will be postponed by one day following forthcoming bank holidays.

Greener grass from coalfield brass

St Helens Star: Vulcan bowlers celebrate

7:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

BOWLERS are celebrating after being gifted nearly £3,000 to upgrade their green.

Investigation underway after man's body discovered

St Helens Star: GREEN EPS Firefighters cut man from car following lorry crash

10:45am Friday 11th April 2014

A MAN’S body was discovered by a member of the public on land close to Merton Bank Road.

Cooking up jobs: £3m fund for Glen Dimplex to spark recruitment drive

St Helens Star: Nick Clegg meets Glen Dimplex apprentices in Prescot

6:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE local economy has been handed a tonic after a cooker manufacturer was given £3million of grant funding that will aim to create 300 jobs over the next three years.

Cowley cooks up a tasty challenge

St Helens Star: Cooking up something special are Jane and Elsie Bessant

6:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

PUPILS, parents and firefighters joined forces in the kitchen at Cowley International College to take part in the annual Let’s Get Cooking Cookathon healthy eating challenge when they selected choice ingredients and chose to create their own pizza.

Children explore woodlands with magnifying glasses

St Helens Star: Every child will receive an explorer badge

11:45am Friday 11th April 2014

CHILDREN are invited to take part in tomorrow's (Saturday) woodland exploration adventure at GreenAcres Woodland Burials in Blindfoot Road, Rainford.

A minute's silence to remember Hillsborough victims

St Helens Star: The parents of Nicholas Joynes, pictured, live in Sutton.

10:56am Friday 11th April 2014

COUNCIL staff will remember the victims of the Hillsborough disaster by observing one minute's silence on Tuesday afternoon, April 15, the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Easter eggs reward

St Helens Star: Ealing storage team collecting Easter eggs for homeless

9:10am Friday 11th April 2014

EASTER eggs will be the reward for trailblazers aged 12 and under who take part in a quiz and trek around Taylor Park.

Jimmy's quest to honour war victims

St Helens Star: Jimmy Lamb beside a soldier's grave in St Nicholas' churchyard

7:20am Friday 11th April 2014

THE grandson of a soldier who was killed at the Battle of the Somme has dedicated countless hours and covered thousands of miles striving to ensure WW1 victims from St Helens are duly recognised.

Staff go green for children

St Helens Star: BHS staff go green for children

7:10am Friday 11th April 2014

A TOWN centre store has gone ‘green’ to help children who have suffered abuse.

Warning for parents after rise in cases of scarlet fever

St Helens Star: Six cases of scarlet fever have been confirmed in the county this morning.

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PARENTS in St Helens are being urged to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever among their children, after an increase in cases locally and nationally.

With audio: Johnny Vegas bangs the drum for musical talent in St Helens

St Helens Star: Johnny has urged his hometown to make more noise about its creative potential

8:58am Thursday 10th April 2014

JOHNNY Vegas stressed the importance of celebrating the “fantastic musical and artistic” talent in St Helens as he unveiled plans for a new town centre music festival.

300 jobs to be created at Glen Dimplex, Prescot

St Helens Star: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

12:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A COOKER manufacturer hopes to create 300 new jobs after securing a share of a £23million investment in the region, announced by the Deputy Prime Minister today.

Pupils are in a 'learning lottery'

St Helens Star: Ian Young, Rainford’s principal, has not had an ‘easy ride’ in his quest to improve the school say inspectors

10:58am Thursday 10th April 2014

PUPILS at a school which has been told it requires improvement by Ofsted are in a “learning lottery” depending on which teacher they get, say inspectors.

Man bailed after collision between car and taxi

St Helens Star: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A MAN was arrested after a car allegedly collided with a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning and drove away from the scene.

Canoeists master the paddles

St Helens Star: Canoeists master the paddles

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WEEKLY canoeing sessions have begun at Carr Mill Dam, where St Helens Canoe Club has been creating quite a splash.

With video: David Walliams send special message to St Helens schoolchildren

St Helens Star: Bestselling author – comic David Walliams

4:17pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AUTHOR and comedian David Walliams posted a Youtube video thanking children in St Helens for making his children’s book an award winner.

Hair raising achievement for charity sisters

St Helens Star: Sisters Emilia, Olivia and Holly with hands full of pony tails

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SCISSOR sisters Holly, Olivia and Emilia Mason-Lawlor gladly lost over a yard in length from their flowing locks to help poorly youngsters.

Star high-flier jets to Washington

St Helens Star: Jane Ball in a snowy Washington DC poses outside the White House

3:50pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A ST HELENS Star high-flier visited Washington DC after she was nominated for the title of Sales Executive of the Year 2013 by the newspaper owner’s parent company.

Appeal to trace family following death of 89-year-old

St Helens Star: Warrington Coroner's Court

2:22pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE coroner’s office in Whiston is looking to trace the family of 89-year-old Leonard Levy who died at his home on Watery Lane in Sutton yesterday (Wednesday, April 9).

Business buddies overcome adversity

St Helens Star: Sean Lucas and Todd Garner

1:33pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO friends who were both left profoundly deaf after contracting meningitis as children have spoken of their success at setting up a cleaning company.

Marie starts new chapter in political career

St Helens Star: Marie Rimmer

11:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

FOR a time last summer it looked as though it was the beginning of the end of the 30 year political career of Marie Rimmer.

Police discover man's body after engineer raises alarm

St Helens Star: Man cut from car following collision on M62

10:05am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE body of a 74-year-old man was discovered after an electrical engineer raised the alarm when he went to read the meter.

Saints' fan's poem was her parting message

St Helens Star: Saints' fan bids farewell with a poem

7:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

SAINTS’ fan Susan Dean penned a poem about her rugby heroes which was read out at her funeral service.

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