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Man arrested following police pursuit

St Helens Star:

2:58pm Friday 1st August 2014

A MAN has been arrested following a police chase in the early hours of the morning (Friday, August 1).

Ebay fraudster who clocked cars jailed for 21 months

St Helens Star:

5:32pm Friday 1st August 2014

A FRAUDSTER who ‘clocked cars’ and then sold them on ebay has been jailed for 21 months.

Victim of brutal attack was 'on his first night out in St Helens'

St Helens Star:

5:24pm Friday 1st August 2014

A YOUNG man, who police say was on his "first night out in St Helens", needed facial surgery after being beaten by three thugs, it has emerged.

Drivers warned of M56 closure near Manchester Airport

St Helens Star:

7:52pm Friday 1st August 2014

Drivers across the North West are being reminded the M56 will be closed near Manchester Airport this weekend as the Highways Agency demolishes a bridge as part of its £5.5m improvement scheme in the area.

Minister hits back at councillors' criticisms over welfare reform

St Helens Star: Minister for Welfare Reform Lord David Freud describes Universal Credit as an "attack on poverty" for residents in St Helens

4:06pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE Minister for Welfare Reform Lord David Freud has responded to strong criticism from St Helens Council of Government welfare changes as universal credit was introduced into the borough.

Appeal to trace family of dead man

St Helens Star:

12:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

AN APPEAL has been made to trace the family of a man who has died aged 34.

Court date for noisy neighbour

St Helens Star: Noisy neighbour goes to jail for a year

11:58am Friday 1st August 2014

A NOISY neighbour has ended up in court after failing to listen to repeated warnings to curb her behaviour.

Turning that passion into progress

St Helens Star: race for life.jpg

11:33am Friday 1st August 2014

ALL those who took part in this year’s Race for Life at Haydock Park are being asked to make their efforts count and hand over their sponsor money as quickly as possible.

Guys and Dolls coming to Theatre Royal

St Helens Star: Guys and Dolls

11:27am Friday 1st August 2014

ANOTHER dazzling toe-tapping musical is set to hit the Theatre Royal as a production of Guys and Dolls comes to town in August.

A family full of karate kids

St Helens Star:

9:48am Friday 1st August 2014

IT WAS very much a family affair for three sporting brothers from Clock Face who all celebrated achieving their first black belts in karate together.

Poorer students set for free lunches

St Helens Star:

9:43am Friday 1st August 2014

ST HELENS COLLEGE has welcomed a government decision to introduce free school meals for disadvantaged pupils.

Get on your bike with family rides

St Helens Star:

9:42am Friday 1st August 2014

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

Brave Harrison keeps on fighting

St Helens Star: Harrison continues to prove to his family a friends what a fighter he is (8667746)

10:13am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE courage of a youngster who has just had his leg amputated in a bid to beat bone cancer continues to astound his family.

Postman barged down door to rescue mum from house fire

St Helens Star:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A POSTMAN has described the dramatic moments he barged open a front door to help rescue a mother whose family home was engulfed by fire.

Youths spared jail for attack on 'vulnerable' man

St Helens Star: Scene of the attack: the 'vulnerable' man was set upon on Bridge Street

2:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TWO teenagers came “within a whisker” of imprisonment after pleading guilty to attacking a “vulnerable man” who was left with a badly broken arm.

Firefighters planning more strike action

St Helens Star: Firefighters free child from school railings

6:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have today issued notice of further strike action claiming that the Government has not improved their pension proposals.

Youngsters have their say on policing

4:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LANGTREE Park hosted an event which allowed young people the chance to have their say on policing and community safety issues.

Owen Livesey's Commonwealth gold has given St Helens another sporting champion

St Helens Star: Owen Livesey in action

2:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ST HELENS has a new sporting hero after judo competitor Owen Livesey clinched a gold medal in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

New campaign to tackle litter on town's streets

St Helens Star: Messy affair – street cleaners and dog warden staff pictured with the mound of rubbish collected from just the town centre, dumped by litter bugs.

1:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE bill for cleaning up dropped litter in the town reached nearly £1.8m last year, says St Helens Council.

Crowds enjoy start of Summer Streets

St Helens Star:

12:16pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The Summer Streets has started and the crowds are starting to gather in the town centre to watch a huge range of entertainment.

Benefit cheat given community order

St Helens Star:

12:03pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A BENEFIT cheat who claimed more than £11,000 she was not entitled to has been given a 12 month community order.

The gravy train of Westminster

St Helens Star: Embargoed to 0001 Thursday July 11File photo dated 17/5/2009 of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London as MPs are braced for a major public backlash today when a deal that would see their pay soar by almost £10,000 is unveiled. PRES

11:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

THERE is little to quibble about in Harry Bradbury’s letter a few weeks ago in Star, about “politicians getting worse”.

Legal eagle soars to top of the class

St Helens Star: Adam Gulliver is building a reputation in the legal world(Gerallt Llewelyn) (8606639)

11:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

A FORMER Rainhill High pupil is on course for an illustrious career as a barrister after coming top of his year at Bangor University’s Law School.

'Tony's death leaves a huge hole in our family'

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11:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

A DEVASTATED family has paid an emotional tribute to a "loved and respected" 54-year-old man whose death is at the centre of a police investigation.

Help offered for new benefit

St Helens Star: Damning report on flagship Universal Credit benefits scheme

11:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER the Government’s Universal Credit was rolled out in the town this month, St Helens Council are offering help to those affected.

Tim Burgess DJ night cancelled

St Helens Star: Tim Burgess

11:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

HANG the DJ club night featuring Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess and St Helens band Stillia has been cancelled.

HoneyRose moves into its new HQ

St Helens Star: The team from the HoneyRose Foundation have been working hard putting the final touches to their new base                                   (8685702)

11:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER a lick of paint and some elbow grease an empty town centre shop is now the new home of a charity.

Police action against nuisance gangs

St Helens Star: Scheme could help to reduce arrest rates among street gangs

10:02am Thursday 31st July 2014

POLICE have brought in powers to crack down on nuisance gangs after concerns were raised by neighbours.

Summer Streets timetable of events

St Helens Star:

9:47am Thursday 31st July 2014

SUMMER Streets gets underway today with a packed programme of entertainment.

Spreading kindness around the town

St Helens Star: Helen Caddock, Wendy McComish and Kate Blackburn are helping spread goodwill around St Helens

9:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

THREE women are helping to spread goodwill across the town after launching an online community.

Motorcyclist dies on bypass

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2:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE have named a motorcyclist who died following a collision on the Rainford bypass as David Clarke-Frear.

California fire engine the eye-catching exhibit

St Helens Star: The 1914 American-La-France      (8607888)

4:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A NEW eye-catching exhibit at the North West Museum of Transport has been pretty hard to miss for passers-by.

New group to support victims of abuse

St Helens Star: Abuse victims are being urged not to suffer in silence

1:04pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FOR almost 30 years Catherine Cash-Harvey has worked with some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Roaming dinosaurs, human statues and acrobats...here comes Summer Streets

St Helens Star: High flying action with The Aerialists (8721137)

12:05pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IT is St Helens' turn to steal the limelight this week when the Summer Streets festival gets underway in the town centre.

Campaign to cut household accidents

St Helens Star: A SLEEK new type of emergency ambulance is being brought into operation. The German-made ambulances, which are built byMercedes, will be introduced in the next few weeks. The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is the first in the UK to switch to the new

11:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A CAMPAIGN is to be launched to increase awareness of the dangers around the home posed to children.

Exotic fruits on the menu at healthy eating school

St Helens Star: Pupils are pictured with Lauren Chalker, (left) from Chalkers, Karen Brown, of St Helens Council (centre) and head teacher Patricia Farnell

9:04am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been sampling the delights of exotic fruit and vegetables in a bid to boost the uptake of healthy meals.

Surgeon to speak at cancer group

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

9:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

CONSULTANT urological surgeon Hosea Garner will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the St Helens Cancer Support Group.

More than 100 affordable homes to be built across St Helens

St Helens Star:

9:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MORE than 100 new homes will be built across St Helens thanks to a multi million pound budget which will see a wave of affordable homes across the North West.

Fire Kills campaign aims to save lives

St Helens Star: A terrifying look of what a chip pan fire can do to the home

8:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

TEN kitchen fires in St Helens in June have prompted the fire service to issue a warning to people to take extra care while cooking.

Patient's cousin flies 10,000 miles to donate kidney

St Helens Star: Paula (right) recovers in hospital with cousin Lynley Everest from Australia

4:06pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FAMILY ties proved as strong as steel for two cousins after one jetted half way around the world to donate her kidney.

Whiston death: victim died from wounds to neck and wrists

St Helens Star:

10:45am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 54-YEAR-OLD man whose death is at the centre of a police investigation had suffered wounds to his neck and wrists.

Runners loving park life

St Helens Star: Runners enjoy the 5km course in the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Park

9:04am Tuesday 29th July 2014

HUNDREDS of runners have been turning up at Victoria Park for the newly launched ‘St Helens parkrun’ event.

Messages pour in for injured Walsh

St Helens Star: Luke Walsh

6:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE family of Saints' Australian scrum half Luke Walsh has expressed thanks for the avalanche of kind messages of support since the player suffered a compound leg fracture at Langtree Park on Friday night.

Vintage rides

St Helens Star: Rows of classic cars were on display at the Annual Vintage Vehicle Rally

1:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TAKE a trip on a vintage bus and browse around some classic cars at the Victoria Care Home Summer Fayre.

Brewing up good town centre news: Costa and micro-brewery plans get green light

St Helens Star: Costa Coffee looks to open branch in Shildon

11:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THERE was some brighter news for St Helens town centre this week after two new developments secured the green light from council planners.

Toddlers march in memory of Olivia

St Helens Star: Toddling for Olivia... the mayor and mayoress joined the little walkers on the sponsored event                                     (8657617)

9:44am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A TEAM of toddlers joined forces to help raise money for a children’s hospice which cared for a former member of their nursery who died in 2012.

Time for some summer fun

St Helens Star: DANGEROUS? Some youngsters enjoying a game of tig

9:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THERE’S no excuse to get bored during the holidays after Newton Community Centre announced its summer play scheme.

Whiston death: family pay tribute to victim Tony Gibbons

St Helens Star:

6:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN who died after being found with injuries at a house in Whiston yesterday (Sunday,  July 27), has been named as 54-year-old Tony Gibbons.

Man held on suspicion of murder after Whiston death

St Helens Star: Police investigate suspected street attack in Sunderland

7:35am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Whiston on Sunday afternoon.

Hunt for 'spiky haired' bar attacker

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

7:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

A VICIOUS attack in a town centre bar left a man with a serious facial injury, say detectives.




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