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RSPCA issues Bonfire Night advice for pet owners

St Helens Star: Lenny the dog who was frightened at last year's Bonfire Night in the Leeds area

3:59pm Friday 31st October 2014

The RSPCA has issued advice for pet owners in the run up to Bonfire Night.

Fire chief issues firework warning

St Helens Star: Sara Garside district prevention manager for St Helens and watch manager Ian Mullen with some of the dummy fireworks.

8:02am Friday 31st October 2014

SPARKLERS are little more than “red hot pokers” while fireworks are "explosives" which can lead to the loss of fingers and eyes.

Park Road, Blackbrook closed after collision

St Helens Star:

5:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

THERE are reports of traffic congestion following a collision this evening.

Pupils help launch hate crime campaign

St Helens Star: Pupils from Rainhill High along with representatives from Amnesty International, Foundation4Peace and St Helens Council.

4:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

STUDENTS at Rainhill High School were so shocked when learning about the 2007 murder of North West woman Sophie Lancaster that they set about tackling issues around hate crime.

Ambulance service issues advice for a safe Halloween

St Helens Star: SPOOKY TIMES: Children at the Halloween party at Pierremont Community Centre, Darlington.            Picture: ANDY LAMB

3:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

PARENTS are being urged by the North West Ambulance Service to follow a few simple safety tips to ensureHalloween is a safe treat for children.

Brewing up cash for Macmillan

St Helens Star: Quality Solicitors Robyn Lee (front) and the team stirred up funds for Macmillan

3:36pm Friday 31st October 2014

BUSINESSES have been busy brewing up cash for cancer charities.

PICTURES: The best Hallowe'en creations by Star readers

St Helens Star:

4:07pm Friday 31st October 2014

STAR readers have been sending in these fantastic pictures as they gear up for Hallowe’en.

Met Office: Warmest Halloween on record

St Helens Star: PUMPKINS: The fire service is gearing up for Hallowe'en this weekend (Pic: David Cheskin/PA Wire)

1:23pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

Drop in day at SCARS

1:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

SANKEY Canal Restoration Society will be holding a drop in day on Sunday, November 9.

Campaign for Harrison builds momentum

St Helens Star: Acting headteacher Dee Griffiths (centre) with students from Haydock see for themselves how work at the school is progressing

12:04pm Friday 31st October 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm has donated £2,400 towards the cost of a high quality prosthetic leg for courageous cancer battler Harrison Ledsham.

Social gatherings at West Street Church Hall

St Helens Star: Prize bingo for North West Air Ambulance

11:02am Friday 31st October 2014

NOTHING to do on a Thursday afternoon and would like some company? Come along to West Street Independent Methodist Church Hall at 2.00pm for two hours of social gathering.

Family panto fun

St Helens Star: Community Pantomime: Jack & the Beanstalk

11:02am Friday 31st October 2014

A PANTO for the whole family is to be staged in Rainford this November.

VIDEO: Safety campaign to tackle street fires

St Helens Star:

10:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A SAFETY campaign is urging communities to play their part in tackling illegal street fires ahead of bonfire night by reporting piles of wood or rubbish

Skills show to help youngsters unlock their potential

St Helens Star: These youngsters are given a lesson in make-up at the Skills Show at Langtree Park

10:05am Friday 31st October 2014

LANGTREE Park hosted an event aimed at arming children and young people with the abilities and information to ‘fulfil their potential’.

Pall Mall leading way in offering HPV vaccine to boys

St Helens Star: Girls in Sussex urged to have cancer vaccination

10:02am Friday 31st October 2014

DOCTORS at a Newton-le-Willows medical centre are leading the way alongside scientific experts in offering a HPV vaccination to boys as well as girls.

Why laughter really could be the best medicine

St Helens Star:

9:35am Friday 31st October 2014

THE saying goes that 'laughter is the best medicine'.

Poppies to create a sea of red around Dream

St Helens Star: Dream stands within Bold Forest Park, which is being promoted during the Church Square event

9:01am Friday 31st October 2014

MORE than a thousand poppy seeds were planted around Dream to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

Prostate cancer support group

St Helens Star:

8:31am Friday 31st October 2014

THE next meeting of the St Helens Cancer Support Group will welcome guest speaker Paul Jones who will be talking about the history of the Titanic.

Top 10 Hallowe'en costumes: Families now spend an average of £162 on spooky celebrations

St Helens Star: The Halloween-themed treasure hunt is organised by businesses in the town every year

10:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Households now spend an average of £162 on Hallowe'en, new figures reveal.

Sixth form to close after damning Ofsted report

St Helens Star: The £33m academy was created by the merger of Newton High and St Aelreds

8:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

THERE are renewed concerns for the troubled Hope Academy after plans emerged to close its sixth form following another Ofsted visit.

Lorry driver thanks friends and family after not guilty verdict

St Helens Star: Kevin Ollerhead

12:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A LORRY driver who was cleared of causing the death of an 18-year-old woman in a motorway smash has taken to Facebook to thank those who offered him support throughout his ordeal.

Thieves steal children's bikes

St Helens Star:

5:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TOTS have been left heartbroken after burglars stole three specially made bikes worth about £1,500 from a school.

Community centre in the running to win £1,000 Dulux competition

St Helens Star: Picture from stock

3:02pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A REVAMPED community centre is in the running to win £1,000 in a national competition and is seeking votes from the local community.

Police tell shopkeepers: 'Don't sell eggs or flour to youths over Mischief Night'

St Helens Star:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SHOPKEEPERS are being urged by police to avoid selling eggs, flour and shaving foam to children during 'Mischief Night' and Hallowe'en.

Applications now open for next stage of Heart of Glass project

St Helens Star: Dancers, commissioned by the Heart of Glass, perform at Church Square Shopping Centre during the Summer Streets Festival

2:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ROUND one has already got the town’s artistic pulse beating stronger and now the ambitious Heart of Glass project is opening its second stage of funding.

Housing merger would create key player

St Helens Star: Rob Young, Helena chief executive, and Peter Mercer, chief executive of GGHT

1:07pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HELENA Housing has won support for its plans to merge with neighbouring Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT).

Former nurse celebrates her centenary

St Helens Star: Lena Chester celebrates her milestone birthday with family, staff and St Helens Mayor Cllr Geoffrey Pearl

12:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER nurse Lena Chester celebrated her 100th birthday, complete with telegram from the Queen and a visit from the town mayor.

Police: Ben Flower will not face criminal action for Grand Final punch

St Helens Star:

11:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

GREATER Manchester Police have confirmed that they will not be taking any criminal action against Ben Flower after he punched Lance Hohaia in the Grand Final.

Big questions answered in new production

St Helens Star: Richard Bradshaw as The Caretaker

11:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

A NEW St Helens-based theatre company established by a professional actor who overcome a debilitating stammer is staging a play titled The Caretaker at Chester Lane Library.

'Run for your Life' this Halloween

11:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

ST HELENS parkrun is hosting its Hallowe'en ‘Run for your Life’ event on Saturday and is looking for some special volunteers.

Driver thought he was going to die

St Helens Star: Chris Harrison with his wife Helen

11:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER cab driver Chris Harrison says he thought he was going to die after being attacked by a drunken thug.

Saints and Martin Murray will do battle for world crowns in massive sporting weekend for St Helens next February

St Helens Star:

11:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

MARTIN Murray’s victory in Monte-Carlo on Saturday  has set up St Helens for one of its biggest sporting weekends in the town’s modern history next February.

Dancing magic runs in the family

10:37am Thursday 30th October 2014

HER dad is the man who weaved the choreographic magic that brought the wand duels of the Harry Potter books to life on the big screen.

Life changing operation for little battler Taylon

St Helens Star: Brave Taylon with mum dad, Kath and Andy and siblings Terri, 15, Tanisha, 15 and Tia, 13

10:31am Thursday 30th October 2014

WHEN little Taylon Wilson was born with a slightly bigger head than most babies his parents could never have imagined what lay ahead.

Relocation plan to attract high street brands to arcade

St Helens Star: Church Square boss Steve Brogan

10:26am Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO town centre stores will be relocating in a bid to secure a big name high street brand to Church Square Shopping Centre.

Pilks plans to build energy facility

St Helens Star: Pilkinton MD Matt Buckley

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

PILKINGTON has announced proposals to develop an “advanced energy facility” at its Cowley Hill site which could see the creation of 15 new jobs.

Thug tries to run over car wash worker in race hate attack

St Helens Star:

5:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who attempted to run over a car wash worker following a racially aggravated road rage attack.

St Helens street names to honour VC heroes

St Helens Star: (12099775)

5:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SPECIAL plans are being made to celebrate the town’s Victoria Cross war heroes by naming streets across the borough after them.

Special fundraising day gives Melissa a big lift

St Helens Star: Brave Melissa, with mum Kathryn

5:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRAVE Melissa Adams was smiling all day as she enjoyed the royalty treatment when she was carried around in her own sedan chair for a day.

Liberty puts foot in right direction

St Helens Star: Liberty Maloney with her winning shoe design

5:31pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CREATIVE schoolgirl will be stepping out in style after her shoe designs were brought to life as the reward for winning a national competition.

Man jailed after torching bridesmaids' dresses

5:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN who set fire to his sister’s bridesmaids’ dresses after a row has been jailed for three years.

Spooky fun at Church Square shopping centre

St Helens Star: Spooky Caves!

5:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Spooktacular half-term fun is on offer for Hallowe'en at Church Square Shopping Centre in St Helens, with lots of Trick or Treat activities lined up.

Poppies to create a sea of red at Dream

St Helens Star:

9:24am Wednesday 29th October 2014

MORE than a thousand poppy seeds were planted around Dream to commemorate the centenary of World War I.

Cannabis factory with £250,000 yield of drug uncovered in Ashtons Green

St Helens Star:

10:01am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A CANNABIS farm containing more than 250 plants with an estimated yield of in excess of £250,000 was discovered in a house, it has emerged.

Al to put them in a Trance at the Duke

St Helens Star: Former rugby league player Allan Shea is the Tranceformer

8:25pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Duke of Cambridge pub in Duke Street, St Helens, is tomorrow (Thursday, Oct 30) staging a ‘Hallowe'en Comedy Hypnosis Night’ with ‘The Transformer’, Alan Shea.

Andy Reid to hold book signing

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

8:20pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

ANDY Reid will be signing copies of his highly acclaimed autobiography ‘Standing Tall’ at the Halifax Bank on Church Square on Wednesday (October 29).

Police appeal for help to trace wanted man who may be in Prescot, Huyton or north Liverpool

St Helens Star:

4:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in trying to trace this man who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions.

Women cut free from cars following collision in Clock Face

St Helens Star:

10:19am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO women had to be cut out of their cars following a collision earlier this morning.

Fire crews called after bales of hay torched in Clock Face

St Helens Star:

10:09am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS spent almost five hours tackling a blaze after bales of hay were deliberately torched in a field.

Social landlord Helena Partnerships pushing ahead with Golden Gates 'merger'

St Helens Star:

9:05am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HELENA Housing has won support for its plans to 'merge' with neighbouring Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT).


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