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Voll’s fast feet run in family

St Helens Star:

7:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ASK many of those who watched Tom van Vollenhoven at close quarters what made him great, and they will no doubt single out his blistering pace and agility.

Soaking up the sun with Wet Wet Wet

St Helens Star:

6:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE sun came out for Wet Wet Wet at Haydock Park on Saturday.

Bid to boost retail with free car parking

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

11:29am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE council is looking to introduce free parking on Saturdays in a bid to boost retail in the town centre.

Traffic chaos as more than 200 vehicles join funeral procession for traveller funeral

St Helens Star:

9:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill on the East Lancs after more thna 200 vehicles joined a procession for a traveller funeral at the crematorium.

Unemployment drops under 4,000 for first time since 2008

St Helens Star: Youth unemployment down in Brighton and Hove

9:31am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE were further positive signs for the St Helens economy after unemployment figures showed the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits continues to decrease.

Predator targeted St Helens girl, 14, on phone messaging site

St Helens Star:

7:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE mother of a teenage girl groomed by a sexual predator went to police when she discovered that her daughter had sent indecent images of herself to him.

Funeral expected to attract heavy traffic on the East Lancs

St Helens Star: traffic jam stock

1:37pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DRIVERS are being urged to avoid Windle Island on the East Lancs Road this afternoon between 2pm and 3pm due to the expected number of mourners at a funeral at the crematorium.

M62 reopens after serious accident

St Helens Star:

8:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE M62 is being reopened in both ways at Birchwood following a serious accident.

Volunteers needed to help Mind flourish

St Helens Star: Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind boosted by lottery funding

8:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ORGANISATION which helps those isolated due to mental illness is searching for volunteers.

Free bike lessons for families

St Helens Star:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GET back on the saddle this summer and book a place for free cycle lessons for children and their parents or carers.

Support group to meet this evening

St Helens Star: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Autism and Asperger Society support group will hold their next meeting on the Tuesday, July 22 at 6.30pm.

NHS workers to be balloted over strike action

St Helens Star: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

1:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of NHS workers are to be balloted over strike action in a row over pay, it has been announced.

Put your pooch through its MOT

St Helens Star: Every dog has its day at Dogs Trust annual fair

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TAKE your pooches for an MOT with a free health check when the PDSA’s PetCheck vehicle visits Newton-le-Willows.

Council backs government plans for car smoking ban

St Helens Star: Handout photo issued by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde of an image taken during a test to show how second-hand smoke affects a child whilst in a car as health campaigners have welcomed the launch of a consultation which brings a ban on smoking in cars carr

10:19am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE council has welcomed the launch of a public consultation over government proposals to ban smoking in cars in front of children.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area of St Helens? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging your knowledge

St Helens Star: The newly named Steve Prescott Bridge

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Eccleston have a degree? What proportion of people in Parr are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Giant public artwork celebrating Prescot's Shakespearean links unveiled

St Helens Star:

5:59pm Monday 21st July 2014

PRESCOT’S fascinating Shakespearean history is at the centre of a giant new artwork which was unveiled at the town centre on Saturday.

Modern day war icon to lead St Helens' tribute to the fallen of World War One

St Helens Star: Andy and his wife Claire

6:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POPPY field and memorial stone that mark the town’s 100th anniversary commemorations of the First World War will be unveiled by war veteran Andy Reid.

Man wanted in connection with hate campaign against schools and colleges

St Helens Star:

2:47pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE would like to speak to this man in connection with an investigation into a series of malicious letters being sent to schools and colleges across the UK.

Youth festival to get underway at Langtree Park

St Helens Star: Saints' new ground, Langtree Park

12:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

AS youngsters enjoy the start of their summer holidays, a special event will be held at Langtree Park to offer activities and opportunities to keep them occupied.

Man to face fuel theft sentence

St Helens Star: St Helens Magistrates Court

11:31am Monday 21st July 2014

A MAN who pleaded guilty to stealing £2,000 worth of diesel over a period of seven weeks will return to court at the end of the month when he is due to be sentenced.

Industrial bin torched on Duke Street

St Helens Star: Crew manager Mark Bridgwater, tackles an industrial wheelie bin fire at Woolston Grange which had been deliberately torched at the weekend

6:30am Monday 21st July 2014

FIRE chiefs have hit out at arsonists after an industrial bin blaze in St Helens was one of 17 deliberate fires in the region started within a 14 hour period at weekend.

How low can you go? Burglars target church overnight, causing Sunday services to be cancelled

St Helens Star:

8:01pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BURGLARS struck at a church overnight in a crime that police say "defies belief".

Bargains at Prescot Parish Church

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5:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BARGAIN price furniture, books, clothing and bric-a-brac will be on offer next month in a four-day sale at Prescot Parish Church shop.

Cooking up a five star menu

St Helens Star:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CATERING students served-up a stunning menu to impress top table guests and earn them a five star rating to win the Battle of the North West – Inter College Cook and Serve Competition.

Survival of Bereavement by Suicide meeting

St Helens Star: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE next meeting for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) will be held on July 28.

Nursery tales explained

St Helens Star: Find out about the U3A movement in the St Albans district here

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

AN explanation about how nursery rhymes originated made entertaining listening for St Helens U3A, when Jean Finney spoke at the last meeting before the summer break.

PICTURES: Thunderstorm rages over St Helens

St Helens Star:

10:36am Saturday 19th July 2014

STAR readers have been posting dramatic images on our Facebook page of the electrical storm that raged over St Helens in the early hours.

Murders most foul

St Helens Star:

7:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SOME of the more macabre elements of the town’s history are being showcased at the Smithy Heritage Centre, in Eccleston.

Chantel continues to catch the limelight

St Helens Star:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

ROCK and blues musician Chantel McGregor will be coming to the Citadel with her band this October.

Mayoral backing for independent stores

St Helens Star:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SOME of the town centre’s leading stores have been rolling out the red carpet for some VIP guests.

All the fun of the fair

St Helens Star:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THERE were some special guests to greet the pupils of Lansbury Bridge at the school’s summer fair.

St Helens singers on new album

St Helens Star:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A ‘ST HELENS ALBUM’ featuring collaborations between one of the town’s top bands and other local musicians is one of the projects that will be brought to life under the ambitious Heart of Glass arts scheme.

Drivers warned of torrential downpours

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

9:46pm Friday 18th July 2014

MOTORISTS are being warned to take extra care during heavy, thundery showers expected this weekend.

Police looking to trace drugs suspect

St Helens Star:

3:19pm Friday 18th July 2014

POLICE are looking to trace a man who has failed to appear for a hearing at Liverpool Crown Court.

Can you help the Guide Dogs Association

St Helens Star:

7:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A FORMER soldier, who has been registered blind since suffering a stroke in 2009, is seeking volunteers to raise awareness of the local branch of Guide Dogs Association.

Fun packed festival gets thumbs up

St Helens Star:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE sun beamed down on the second Rainford Summer Festival last Saturday, with visitors flocking in their thousands to a celebration of village life.

Fifty fabulous years on the allotment

St Helens Star:

3:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

A SQUAD of volunteers who bring a splash of colour to their community are hoping to be crowned ‘blooming’ marvels at an awards ceremony.

Toploader in town

St Helens Star: On stage: Toploader

2:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

TICKETS are still available to see indie band Toploader perform at the Citadel this Friday.

Schools Commissioner to 'drive up standards'

St Helens Star: Schools need you!

1:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN education expert will be recruited to become the independent chair of a St Helens School Improvement Board that will be tasked with driving up standards.

Fuelling the Liverpool Giants: St Helens firm Speedy's key role in extravaganza

St Helens Star:

10:29am Friday 18th July 2014

WHEN the Liverpool Giants pound their way through the city in a spectacular show they will be helped on their way by a St Helens firm.

Is West Point leisure and retail scheme finally on course?

St Helens Star: Vision: A 3D model of how the new development at the former St Thomas’s Square site could appear

9:16am Friday 18th July 2014

IT has been one of the most drawn out development sagas that St Helens can remember...but finally, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for West Point.

Scorcher today, storms tomorrow

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

8:58am Friday 18th July 2014

HOT and sunny weather will see Britons flocking to parks, beaches and their gardens in droves today as temperatures soar to the highest of year so far.

Silver service from RNLI members

St Helens Star: RNLI to the rescue (8358289)

8:44am Friday 18th July 2014

FOUR members of the St Helens branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have been recognised for their dedication and commitment to the service.

Mary toasts milestone birthday

St Helens Star:

1:27pm Friday 18th July 2014

MARY Eccles toasted her 103rd birthday with a glass of Bucks Fizz, surrounded by her family at her home at Reeve Court retirement village.

Man arrested after cyclist left in serious condition

St Helens Star:

9:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested following a traffic collision in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, July 17) which left a cyclist in a serious condition.

Liam's heart of gold

St Helens Star:

8:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A YOUNG man who believes he has been given “a new life” after a successful heart transplant is throwing himself into a job with a charity that helps people with terminal illnesses.

Sign up for the youth brass band

St Helens Star:

8:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE St Helens Youth Brass Band is looking for any brass and percussion players up to the age of 19 to join up.

Haydock Park turns pink for this year's Race for Life

St Helens Star:

6:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ONCE again Haydock Park was awash with a sea of pink as thousands took part in this year’s Race for Life.

Did drive by 'idiots' fire mints at bystanders

St Helens Star: Police hunt gang after cash machine blown out

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

DRIVE BY attacks that left three people hurt after being struck by objects may have involved thugs firing mint imperials at their victims, it is believed.

Hot stuff...and temperatures could go higher on Friday

St Helens Star: Weekend weather: cloudy at first but warm on Sunday

6:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BRITONS were sent scampering for shade as the temperature soared to the highest level of the year today.

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