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Cyclist left with serious head injury following crash

St Helens Star:

5:34pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was left with a serious head injury following a crash yesterday afternoon (Monday, August 1).

September sunshine for rest of the week, say forecasts

St Helens Star: Sun at the sky with copy space (7112663)

2:36pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SOME weather experts have suggested it was the coldest August in 100 years, but September has started with sunshine.

Insomnia assault: Man, 20, released on bail

St Helens Star:

8:29am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN has been bailed by police investigating an alleged assault at a town centre bar.

Arsonists torch grassland near St Helens Linkway

8:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

YOBS who set fire to grassland near a busy road were in danger of causing a traffic pileup warned the fire service.

Victims of crime to have their say over punishment of offenders

St Helens Star: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

6:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

UNDER new proposals victims will be given more say in how people who commit low-level crime and anti-social behaviour will be dealt with.

Last chance to save on energy bills

St Helens Star: CHECKS: Bromsgrove District Council is carrying out extra checks to ensure townsfolk are receiving the right discounts on council tax bills. SP

10:57am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HOMEOWNERS in St Helens have until next Monday (September 8) to register for a scheme which could see savings on household bills.

Tax discs to disappear in October

St Helens Star: Police seize vehicles for not displaying tax disc

9:17am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MOTORISTS are being reminded that from Wednesday October 1 they won’t need to display the paper tax disc in their windscreens.

Police hunting vandals who targeted rugby club

St Helens Star:

5:25pm Monday 1st September 2014

AN investigation has been launched into an arson attack at a rugby club costing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Training offered for unemployed

St Helens Star: (left to right) Roy Williams and Cath Brooks from Helens and Rita Gillespie employment advisor at Starting Point

6:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE long-term unemployed are being given the chance to land a job with supermarket chain Aldi thanks to a joint venture between Helena Partnerships and St Helens Chamber.

Story of St Helens Pals to be told in new book

St Helens Star: Researchers Richard Waring and Dave Risley with copies of the book, next to the grave of Dave's great grandfather John Henry Sharratt

1:31pm Monday 1st September 2014

IT has taken countless hours of painstaking research and a chunk of heritage lottery funding. But the result of telling the full story behind the 'St Helens Pals' has been worth every inch of effort, say researchers, because it chronicles in print a major chapter in the town's history.

Man remanded after alleged sex assault on girl

St Helens Star: St Helens Magistrates Court

12:55pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN has been remanded in custody after he was charged with sexually touching a ten-year-old girl in a house.

Coffee morning to raise cash for Macmillan

St Helens Star:

12:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

MACMILLAN Cancer Support will be hosting a fundraising coffee morning at Whiston Hospital on Friday, September 26.

See your WWI memorabilia on display

St Helens Star: Ray Waring says the heritage centre has an exciting themed World War I event in October (9085244)

9:13am Monday 1st September 2014

YOU can recreate a slice of history at a special heritage weekend by donating any memorabilia or treasured heirlooms.

PICTURES: Investigation after Blackbrook rugby club fire

St Helens Star:

9:19pm Sunday 31st August 2014

THESE pictures show the fire damage caused to a shelter at a rugby club’s home in the early hours of this morning.

Crews called to rugby club fire

St Helens Star:

1:16pm Sunday 31st August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at an amateur rugby club’s home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, August 31).

Rummaging for a bargain

St Helens Star: Church jumble sale organised for Croxley Green

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A RUMMAGE sale is being held at West Street Independent Methodist Church, Thatto Heath on Friday, September 12 at 6.30pm in the Church Hall. Admission is 20p.

Heroics of St Helens Victoria Cross winner John Davies on display at Imperial War Museum North

St Helens Star:

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ONE of our most celebrated war heroes will feature as part of a special exhibition at Manchester’s Imperial War Museum marking the centenary of World War One.

BT and Virgin Media handed fines after St Helens Council prosecution for 'sub standard road work'

St Helens Star: Residents get use of ultrafast broadband

1:23pm Sunday 31st August 2014

TWO telecommunication giants have been fined by a court after being prosecuted by St Helens Council for carrying out sub-standard work on local roads.

Council launches public consultation over health services

St Helens Star: Health care. Healthcare. Female patient sitting on gurney in hospital gown, low section (9269659)

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

AS more services move from under the control of the NHS to the council more people are being encouraged to have their say in a public consultation.

Arrest after man left lying on the floor outside Insomnia Bar

St Helens Star:

3:21pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of assault after trouble flared in the early hours of this morning outside a town centre bar.

St Helens and Whiston Hospitals 'the best in the country', says patient survey

St Helens Star: PICTURES: Countess of Wessex visits Whiston Hospital

2:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

WHISTON and St Helens hospitals are the best in the country, according to the judgements of patients.

Former Saints player Bill Bretherton dies

4:08pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE funeral has taken place of former second row forward Bill Bretherton who played for Saints in the 15-10 defeat against Huddersfield in the 1953 Challenge Cup Final, writes Denis Whittle.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

St Helens Star:

2:44pm Friday 29th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Bygone skills on show at craft fair

St Helens Star: CRAFT DEMONSTRATION: Visitors to the festival watch a wood-turning demonstration by workers cooperative Abundant Earth, of Durham

1:13pm Friday 29th August 2014

MORE than 20 traditional skills will be on show at Victoria Park when it hosts its first ever craft fair on Sunday, September 7.

Relive the sights and sounds of Britain during World War I

St Helens Star: A headstone was recently unveiled at St Helens Cemetery in memory  of soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War

1:07pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE sights and sounds of Britain during World War I will be brought to life in a special commemorative event in the town centre.

Police seek to shut down 'crack den'

St Helens Star:

5:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A COURT hearing will take place tomorrow after police served a closure notice at an alleged ‘crack den’.

Man charged with murder of pensioner in 2013

St Helens Star:

3:57pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with murdering a pensioner at a flat almost a year ago.

UPDATE: Man charged with sexual touching against girl

St Helens Star:

2:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN has been arrested following an allegation of sexual assault against a young girl last night (Wednesday August 27).

Pub boss jailed after fake booze is seized

St Helens Star:

8:41am Thursday 28th August 2014

AROUND 1,000 litres of fake booze were seized from a pub by trading standards – equivalent to around half the amount recovered across the whole of the North West the previous year.

Johnny Vegas gets his own Lego figure

St Helens Star: (9591309)

8:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

JOHNNY Vegas has found himself immortalised in plastic with his own figurine after he was transformed into a Lego character.

Strategy to address suicide rate

St Helens Star:

7:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AN action plan is being introduced to reduce the number of suicides in St Helens after statistics showed the town has the third highest figure in the region.

Classes for stroke sufferers

St Helens Star: Patient Nicholas Barker with physiotherapists Kirsty Baldus (back left) and Sarah Emsley (back right) and physiotherapy team leader Kathryn Webster (front right) in the therapy and treatment room on ward five

6:38pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SPECIAL classes are available to improve quality of life for people who have had a stroke.

Maths whiz sums up a fantastic A-level result

St Helens Star: Maths prodigy: David Xu

5:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A SCHOOLBOY was a little disappointed to get a grade C in his A-level maths - despite being just ten years old.

Thousands of primary school children to benefit from free school meals

St Helens Star: Nick Clegg says free meals will boost pupils' performance in school

2:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE futures of St Helens' little ones will be brighter, say health experts, as from this September thousands more pupils will receive free hot school meals.

Cancer battler Freddy's ice bucket challenge

St Helens Star: ice_Freddy_Barker_ip26814 26 Laurel Road, Haydock, St Helens WA11 0ET Description:Young cancer sufferer  Contact name:Jayne Barker Contact phone:07521834921 Details:Young cancer sufferer Freddy Barker who did his own version of ice bucket challenge. He&#3

11:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

LITTLE Freddy Barker has been described as a “one off” by his family who are constantly amazed by his strength of character in his two year battle against leukaemia.

Theatre trust seeking new board members

St Helens Star: Doddy's at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday

11:12am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Theatre Royal Trust of St Helens is accepting invitations for new board members.

Victorian style for park's big day

St Helens Star: The Friends went back in time to don Victorian attire as the park's revamp became official

10:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

AFTER eight years of campaigning to save a park’s Gate Lodge, volunteers donned Victorian finery to celebrate the official opening the grade II listed building.

Budgeting advice on offer for claimants in St Helens

St Helens Star: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

10:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

CLAIMANTS of Universal Credit in St Helens are being urged to take advantage of free budgeting advice to help them manage their money.

Find out more about the University of the Third Age

St Helens Star: Learn and laugh – members of Pitsea’s new University of the Third Age

9:33am Thursday 28th August 2014

IT already boasts more than 500 members in St Helens, but now the University of the Third Age is inviting more people to join their ranks.

Inspirational Steve's autobiography launched

St Helens Star: Steve's wife Linzi Prescott outside Wembley StadiumPicture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 23/08/2014 - Rugby League - Tetley's Challenge Cup Final - Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Steve Prescott book. (9711181

9:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

IT was the place where his two tries created sporting memories that are etched into Saints' folklore.

Stillia take on the capital as they record new material

St Helens Star: Stillia, including Jack Bennett (pictured), are recording in London

6:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THEY may be headliners at home but Stillia will get back to basics in London where they will be recording new material.

Man caught after secretly filming dozens of women

St Helens Star:

5:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MAN used his phone to secretly film dozens of women’s cleavages as they dropped their children at school.

Councillors line up for the ice bucket challenge

St Helens Star:

4:54pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUNCILLORS Jeanie Bell from Newton, Richard McCauley from Thatto Heath and Anthony Burns from Haydock take part in the ice bucket challenge.

A new range of courses for the budding baker to the child carer

St Helens Star: Some of the cakes in the Bake-Off

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

IF you have been inspired by the Great British Bake Off a new course in creative cup cakes may just be for you.

Works to begin on major motorway upgrade for M6 at Orrell

St Helens Star: The Highways Agency will be undertaking work on the A49 Ross from Monday for a period of seven weeks.

11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ST HELENS drivers are likely to be affected as a £1.7 million project to reduce congestion and improve safety at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country gets underway tonight (Wednesday 27 August).

Sunday Soul Re-shuffle to bring a vibe to St Helens' nightlife

St Helens Star: He's got soul...Vernon Fuller will be among the acts

11:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

YOU'VE probably heard of the Duke Street Shuffle...but now it’s time for St Helens Sunday Soulful Re-shuffle.

New team to tackle litter louts

St Helens Star: Councillor Gomez-Aspron welcomes the new wardens

9:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THIS is the new team tasked with tackling litter louts on the streets of St Helens.

World War One author to speak about her work

St Helens Star:

6:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

IN the latest in a series of events to mark the centenary of the start of World War One author Sarah Harrison will be at Central Library to discuss her work.

End of the road for car tax disc

St Helens Star: Police seize vehicles for not displaying tax disc

12:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

After more than 90 years affixed to British motorists' cars, the tax disc will be scrapped in just five weeks time.

St Helens couple feature on Don't Tell the Bride with wedding straight out of Harry Potter

St Helens Star: Nicole and Sean's first dance at their wedding

6:52pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A RINGBEARER with a difference delivered the wedding bands at a ceremony straight out of Harry Potter.


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