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Man jailed after historic sex offences against children

St Helens Star: Philip Knowles

4:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN who was held in Tenerife after being the subject of a European Arrest Warrant has been jailed for eight years for the historic sexual abuse of children.

Breaking news Lorry driver cleared of motorway death crash

St Helens Star: Kevin Ollerhead

4:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

A LORRY driver has been cleared of causing the death of an 18-year-old woman in a crash between his truck and a coach taking a group of women to a hen party.

Newsagent dismayed at abuse directed at staff

St Helens Star:

4:02pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FORMER Indian test cricketer has spoken of his upset after shop workers were abused following his refusal to sell cigarettes to two soldiers in uniform.

Friends of Victoria Park looking to round off big year

St Helens Star: The Orangery is a centrepiece of the £4m restoration of Victoria park (picture by Robbob)

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Friends of Victoria Park will look to round off a big year for the park in style with a series of spooky Halloween-themed story-telling events.

New charity enjoys successful launch

St Helens Star: Diane Carney has set up the charity in memory of her husband Joseph

2:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

A WIDOW who founded a new charity which aims to offer help and guidance to people affected by redundancy and long term unemployment says the response to their launch has been “overwhelming”.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

St Helens Star:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

Shed blaze treated as arson

St Helens Star:

12:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SHED blaze in the early hours is being treated as arson.

Labour stand by Marie Rimmer as 'assault' court date is set ahead of general election

St Helens Star: Former council leader must return to Scotland next month following her arrest for assault

9:28am Friday 24th October 2014

LABOUR'S Marie Rimmer will go on trial in Scotland charged with assault less than two months before she is due to contest the St Helens South and Whiston seat at next May's general election.

Army Reserves in recruitment drive

St Helens Star: A pictoral diary of the 26 weeks of infantry training undertaken by a section of young men at Catterick Garrison in order to become soldiers in the British army.

8:12am Friday 24th October 2014

ARMY reserves are hosting a recruitment event to showcase the range of opportunities in the forces.

UPDATE: Hardshaw Centre newsagent apologises for 'misunderstanding' that led to soldier being refused sale of cigarettes

St Helens Star:

12:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SHOP has apologised for a "misunderstanding" of the law which led to staff refusing to serve a uniformed soldier with cigarettes.

Man who bit off part of a taxi driver's ear is jailed

St Helens Star:

9:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who “behaved like an animal” when he bit part of a taxi driver’s ear off during a frenzied attack has been given a nine-year prison sentence.

Is it time for police and fire to share a 'super station' in St Helens town centre?

St Helens Star: Jane Kennedy (front) on a recent trip to Moss Bank

8:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MERSEYSIDE Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy has not ruled out the possibility of a joint ‘super’ station for fire and police services in St Helens town centre.

Crime victims get a say on punishment

St Helens Star: One man dead and two critically injured after Whitchurch car crash

8:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

VICTIMS of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour are to get a greater say on how offenders should be punished, thanks to new legislation.

John hoping to raise funds on Wear It Pink Day

St Helens Star:

7:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE summer may now be over but one ice cream man will be hoping for a roaring trade to raise money for a cause close to his family’s heart.

Batman meets his admirers

St Helens Star: Batman event at Smyths toy shop, Batman with brothers Billy, four, and Harry White, two

4:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

HUNDREDS of young fans were delighted when the caped crusader swooped down at a toy shop on Saturday.

Andy Reid: Why I marked my 'Alive Day' by scaling Mount Snowdon

St Helens Star: Andy Reid at the summit of Mount Snowdon

9:29am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOR some it is a day they suffer understandable anger and feelings of ‘why did this happen to me’.

Court hears 'chilling' screams of stab victim

St Helens Star: Jonathon Dean has been sentenced to 12 years

8:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE chilling screams of a woman who made a 999 call during an attack in which she was knifed in the back by her boyfriend were played in court.

Digging deep to solve the mystery of the school skeleton

St Helens Star:

6:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SKELETON that has been hanging in a school science lab for four decades is finally getting buried — but nobody knows who the remains belong too.

How Sky Sports' Karl stepped in front of the camera to join the Saints celebrations

St Helens Star: Karl getting a hand on the trophy with ex-De la Salle mate Paul Wellens Pic: BERNARD PLATT

5:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A SKY SPORTS cameramen stepped out from behind the lens to join in Saints’ Grand Final celebrations up close — with his former school classmate Paul Wellens.

Senseless and unprovoked attack leaves 18-year-old with facial injuries

St Helens Star:

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TEENAGER was punched by a member of six-strong gang of men and women as he walked along a road at night.

PICTURES: Martin Murray tests his mettle ahead of Monte Carlo bout by squaring up to giant robot

St Helens Star: The clash of the titans

4:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

“PICK on someone your own size” warns Martin Murray as he squares up to Titan ahead of his world title eliminator in Monte Carlo this weekend.

Moving tributes to former teacher who was 'one of the best'

St Helens Star: The scene of the crash on Peasley Cross Lane

3:59pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER pupils and colleagues have paid tribute to retired teacher Howard Thornthwaite who died after his car crashed into a railway bridge.

Passenger to be sentenced for biting taxi driver's ear in horror attack

St Helens Star:

10:15am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A TAXI driver has given up his livelihood after a drunken passenger bit off part of his ear.

Bike thieves fined

St Helens Star: St Helens Magistrates Court

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO men who returned to Halfords twice in two days to steal a pair of bikes have each been fined £205.

UPDATED: Retired teacher dies following car crash

St Helens Star:

8:23am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A RETIRED teacher has died after a car crashed into a railway bridge in the early hours of the morning.

Storm causes damage to house in Sutton

St Helens Star:

6:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIRE crews were called to Eliza Street in Sutton this afternoon after stone cladding on the front of the house fell onto the pavement during the heavy storms.

Travel misery as Hurricane Gonzalo blows in

St Helens Star:

1:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo have blown into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Fatal impact 'scorched on my brain' lorry driver tells M62 death crash jury

St Helens Star: Kevin Ollerhead

11:04pm Monday 20th October 2014

A TRUCK driver who smashed into a hen-party minibus on the M62 told a jury today the image of the back of the vehicle was “scorched on his brain”.

Four taken to hospital following collision

St Helens Star: Those treated for their injuries were described as 'walking wounded'

6:25pm Monday 20th October 2014

A FLEET of ambulances were called to treat several people who were injured following a four car collision.

Weather warning: Remains of Hurricane Gonzalo to hit UK tonight and tomorrow

St Helens Star:

5:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in Britain today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

Toffee and spices add flavour to Wetherspoons' pubs beer festival

St Helens Star:

4:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

TOFFEE, ginger and cinnamon are among some of the flavours beer enthusiasts can sample while real ales from across the world are served up during a 17 day festival.

Police appeal for return of 'harmful' lost medication

St Helens Star: Make sure you have enough medication for the Easter break

4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are seeking prescription drugs which were lost in St Helens on Thursday.

Suspended sentence for man who stole from frail mother

St Helens Star: Liverpool Crown Court

3:49pm Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who stole £27,500 from his elderly mother has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Victims to have say on punishment

St Helens Star:

2:59pm Monday 20th October 2014

VICTIMS of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour are set to have a greater say on how offenders should be punished, thanks to new legislation launched in Merseyside by the Deputy Police Commissioner.

Keiron Cunningham appointed new Saints coach

St Helens Star:

9:40am Monday 20th October 2014

KEIRON Cunnigham has been appointed the new head coach of Saints

Saints poised to name new coach

St Helens Star: Top team: Mike Rush (centre) enjoys the celebrations at Old Trafford with coaches Nathan Brown and Keiron Cunningham

8:38am Monday 20th October 2014

Super League champions Saints are poised to announce their new head coach, with club legend Keiron Cunningham, strongly fancied to take the role.

Internet trolls to face stiffer sentences

St Helens Star: Social Monsters:Internet trolls, who post nasty and hurtful comments on the internet, are a recent and unwelcome phenomenon, with stars such as Olympic diver Tom Daley among the many celebrity victims

11:48pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Internet trolls will face up to two years in jail under tough new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

Gales and rain to blast UK

St Helens Star: Weather latest: Keep an umbrella handy

11:42pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in Britain tomorrow bringing with it gale forces winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

Health trust rated top cancer care

St Helens Star:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A SKIN cancer survivor says research by Macmillan that ranks Whiston and St Helens hospitals as offering outstanding care is fully justified.

Three car collision in St Helens town centre

St Helens Star:

2:49pm Sunday 19th October 2014

EMERGENCY services are currently at the scene of a three vehicle crash at the roundabout on Parr Street close to the town centre.

Boy taken to hospital after collision

St Helens Star:

5:44pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BOY was in collision with a car on Friday afternoon but police do not believe his injuries are serious. 

Treasure your tots school days

St Helens Star: YSGOL PEN Y GARTH: Miss Bethan Donaldson's reception class at Ysgol Pen y Garth (10735161)

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PROUD parents can see their little ones enjoy their first day in school in a special Class of 2014 supplement to be published in the Star.

Event to inspire workers of the future to be held at Langtree Park

3:18pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE workforce of the future will be inspired by an event taking place at Langtree Park.

School celebrates award

St Helens Star: (11513295)

12:05pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PUPILS and teachers at St Mary’s Catholic Infant School in Newton-le-Willows are smiling after collecting an award that promotes progress and improvements made by a school in English and Mathematics.

Coffee morning raises charity cash

St Helens Star: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Erith Riverside Shopping Centre to host its own Macmillan Coffee Morning!

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

ST HELENS Soroptimist Club raised more than £3,600 with a coffee morning at Knowsley Hall.

A fungi walk this weekend

9:25am Saturday 18th October 2014

ST HELENS Council Rangers are inviting people to join them on the hunt for local species of mushrooms and toadstools.

Rimmer set to stand trial next year after denying Glasgow assault

St Helens Star: Marie Rimmer

9:35am Friday 17th October 2014

FORMER council leader Marie Rimmer - the St Helens South and Whiston candidate for Labour at the 2015 General Election - is set to stand trial next March after pleading not guilty to assaulting a woman at a Glasgow polling station.

Titan to touch down this Saturday

St Helens Star: PICTURES: Titan gets his mitts on the Mayor of St Helens at Summer Streets

4:44pm Friday 17th October 2014

TITAN is back and ready to wow the crowds once again when the aliens land in St Helens this weekend.

Further strikes due at Whiston Hospital

St Helens Star:

4:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WEEK after colleagues went out on strike at Whiston Hospital in a dispute over pay radiographers are due for industrial action this Monday (October 20).

Saints hope to draw a line under Flower incident

St Helens Star: Moment of madness: Flower's punch on Hohaia has been shown around the world (Picture by Bernard Platt)

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

SAINTS hope a line will be drawn under the Ben Flower furore after an RFL disciplinary tribunal handed the Wigan prop a six month ban for his sickening Grand Final punch on Lance Hohaia.


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