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How the digital revolution is taking hold at St Helens' libraries

St Helens Star: Sue Williamson, pictured far left, at the offiicial e-book launch today, with library staff and guests including the Mayor of St Helens Andy Bowden

5:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE head of St Helens library service has described her mission to innovate and create change as she looks to drive forward its modernisation.

Rock band delivers drugs message

St Helens Star: In Hindsight get the thumbs-up from Cowley students

3:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TOP band In Hindsight visited Cowley International College on Tuesday as part of a nationwide tour with a hard-hitting message.

Arrests after suspected car break-in attempts

St Helens Star: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

2:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

POLICE were called to reports that a man and a woman were trying to force the door handles of parked cars.

McDonalds:We've invested £2.5m in St Helens

St Helens Star: McDonalds says it has invested around £2.5m in St Helens town centre

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FAST food chain McDonalds says it has invested around £2.5m in St Helens town centre this year with the building of a new restaurant and the transformation of their existing take-away in the town centre.

Dogs microchipped in bid to curb stray numbers

St Helens Star: Dog charity praises government's microchipping plan

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MORE dogs stand a better chance of being reunited with their owners if they go missing after a successful microchipping event.

UPDATE: Police: Missing man found safe and well

St Helens Star: Errol Zajac-Jones

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Errol Zajac-Jones has been safe and well and is now back home in Manchester

Two year old is star of the show at Haydock Park

St Helens Star: Jockeys and racegoers make a fuss of Millie Rose

7:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LITTLE Millie Rose Heaton was the star of the show at Haydock Park Racecourse Easter family fun day.

Cyclist death: Driver has bail period extended

St Helens Star: Victim Terry Brown

12:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 38-YEAR-OLD has had his bail period extended after being arrested following the death of a cyclist in February.

Street punch up was caught on camera

St Helens Star: GV of CCTV camera. (4807999)

6:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CCTV camera operators monitoring a street directed police to break up a fight involving both men and women.

Tributes paid to St Helens artist David Storey

St Helens Star: A self portrait titled Friday night in St Helens, which David Storey painted in 1990

11:11am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RESPECTED artist who lived and worked in the town has died.

St Helens Conservative leader to step down ahead of election

St Helens Star: David Monk

10:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE St Helens leader of the Conservative party is stepping down ahead of the next round of the local elections.

Technical prowess earns manufacturer Queen’s Award

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE town’s proud record of innovation in the glass industry has another triumph to add to its list after a manufacturer received an honour for its technical expertise.

£500,000 jobs fund aims to create apprentice and graduate roles

St Helens Star: Last chance to put your question to St Helens Council

10:17am Monday 21st April 2014

ONE-YEAR work placements for 20 graduates and apprenticeships for 40 youngsters will be created by St Helens Council.

Missing man found safe

St Helens Star: Michael Greaves

12:37pm Monday 21st April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD man who was reported missing after failing to return to a residential home has been found safe and well, say police.

Memories come flooding back at Eccleston exhibition

St Helens Star: Joint-curators Vicky and Joanne at the exhibition

12:44pm Monday 21st April 2014

A PROJECT celebrating the history of Eccleston has been launched at the Smithy Heritage Centre, on Kiln Lane.

The formula for success at Rainhill High

St Helens Star: In the lab: Rainhill students hard work is paying off..

12:26pm Monday 21st April 2014

A SECONDARY school has received national recognition for the progress it helps pupils make between leaving primary school and taking their GCSEs.

Concert date for soprano Lynn

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

AN evening of popular music, featuring soprano Lynn Jones and The United Singers, begins at 7.30pm on Friday, April 25, at St Thomas’ Church, Eccleston.

Man rescued from fire

St Helens Star: Firefighters to hold charity car wash

9:17am Monday 21st April 2014

A MAN was rescued from a house by firefighters on Saturday night, it has emerged.

Man's death could be linked to street altercation

St Helens Star: Heart-warming act of honesty

12:22pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A 37-YEAR-OLD man who died suddenly after collapsing at a house is believed to have been involved in an altercation with three young men earlier in the evening.

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12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE St Helens Star has temporarily suspended the reader comments function on this website following a series of offensive posts by some users.

Taylor Park's Easter hunt

St Helens Star: Ealing storage team collecting Easter eggs for homeless

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

EASTER eggs will be the reward for trailblazers aged 12 and under who take part in a quiz and trek around Taylor Park.

Learn unarmed combat at karate classes

St Helens Star: Hundreds of Karate enjoy master's training session

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

KARATE classes for children are being held on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings at the Park Farm Centre in Carr Mill.

Police called to reports man had axe and gun

St Helens Star: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

12:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

POLICE were called to reports a man was carrying a handgun and an axe in Haydock this morning.

Store robbers were armed with knife and axe

St Helens Star: Heart-warming act of honesty

5:17pm Friday 18th April 2014

TWO robbers armed with a knife and an axe escaped with cash and cigarettes from a shop.

Fir Tree the venue for Easter farmers’ market

St Helens Star: Gisela Graham Pastel Easter  wreath, £21, The Contemporary Home

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AN Easter farmers’ market is being held on Saturday and Sunday at Fir Tree Farm, King’s Moss.

PICTURES: Easter fun at Church Square

St Helens Star: PICTURES: Easter fun at Church Square

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

AN Easter Bunny hunt and a tree with celebratory eggs were among the attractions that put a smile on children’s faces.

At the races: Easter family fun awaits

St Helens Star: Haydock Park’s new general manager Garry Fortune

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

IN his monthly column Haydock Park racecourse general manager Garry Fortune looks ahead to upcoming events...

Spring into the latest season's styles

St Helens Star: Stretch black check dress with black side panels in polyester £30; pink tailored crepe jacket with notch front detailing, polyester and elastane £55; black croc two-part platform wedges with buckle detail, £68

3:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

SPRING is finally here... so it’s time to refresh your wardrobe and dump those worn-out woollies to make space for the pick of the new season.

Investment cash has helped bring jobs to the town

St Helens Star: Low deposit loans are on the increase

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

MORE than £1m has been invested across nine businesses in the past three months, as part of a drive to grow the local economy and create more jobs.

Art student Kimberley takes ‘Rob’ to the House of Commons

St Helens Star: Artist Kimberley with ‘Rob’ in the House of Commons

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEENAGER Kimberley Meadows’ first visit to London is one she is unlikely to forget.

Marathon man treats himself to a sip of amber nectar

St Helens Star: Gareth Dunn

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

MIRACLE runner Gareth Dunn treated himself to a pint of London Pride as he joined his wife, Liston, son Sam and daughter Evie in celebrating his completion of the gruelling London Marathon course.

Two in the frame for region's tourism awards

St Helens Star: Two newborn lion cubs born at Knowsley Safari Park 2.jpg

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

TWO of the area’s attractions are in contention for awards, after being shortlisted alongside top tourist spots from across the region.

Imperial Bar plans to expand

St Helens Star: Potent cocktails

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A TOWN CENTRE bar could be extended if proposed plans get the go ahead.

Concerns mount for man who went missing after night out

St Helens Star: Michael Greaves

8:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 52-YEAR-OLD man is missing after failing to return to a residential home following a night out, say police.

'Too many children are going hungry'

St Helens Star: Call for free school meals to stop Blackburn children going hungry

8:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

WORRYING numbers of children are arriving at school so hungry that they can’t learn effectively, says a new report.

Johnny Vegas directs video for Jacqui Abbott's return

St Helens Star: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

5:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ONE of the town’s biggest names has helped one of its greatest musical exports ahead of her big comeback.

Saints stars back charity launch

St Helens Star: Melissa with Mark Flanagan, Sia Soliola and Willie Manu

12:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SAINTS trio Mark Flanagan, Sia Soliola and Willie Manu welcomed Melissa Adams to Langtree Park as she launched the charity set up in her name.

UKIP wades into the debate over councillors' high-tech equipment

St Helens Star: MEP Paul Nuttall

1:14pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE debate over whether councillors should all be equipped with the latest hi-tech gadgets to help them in their work has attracted criticism from UKIP.

Two house fires in 24 hours

St Helens Star: Firefighters to hold charity car wash

9:18am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 51-YEAR-old woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation after the second fire in 24 hours in homes less than a mile apart.

Cancer news was ‘like a bombshell’

St Helens Star: Positive attitude: Donna Tickle, centre, with her partner Nick Reardon and her three children

9:05am Thursday 17th April 2014

WHEN mother-of-three Donna Tickle was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29 in February it was a massive shock.

Liverpool's international business festival needs volunteers

St Helens Star: The 150-acre dockland site on Liverpool's waterfront set to become Liverpool Waters.

5:32pm Thursday 17th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a major international business festival that is heading to the town’s doorstep later this year.

Bikes are best for health

St Helens Star: Billy and Zak think bikes are best

7:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

CYCLISTS of all ages are being encouraged to get on their bikes like smiling duo Billy and Zak who are enjoying the newly provided storage facilities for two wheelers at the Shining Lights Community Centre within the grounds of Sutton Manor Primary School.

Ladies Day was a winner

St Helens Star: Thank you! Luke Atherton, his sister Holly and mum and dad Vicky and David are grateful for people’s support for their chosen charities.

6:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

Thank you! Luke Atherton, his sister Holly and mum and dad Vicky and David are grateful for people’s support for their chosen charities.

Town centre yob reports drop after police get new powers

St Helens Star: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

7:04pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CALLS to the police about anti-social behaviour in the town centre dropped in nine days that followed the introduction of new powers.

Driver's momentary lapse of concentration led to tragedy

St Helens Star: Liverpool Crown Court

2:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE widow of a man who died after a van ploughed into the back of their car expressed sympathy to a driver who was sentenced at court today.

Loan shark jailed after subjecting family man to terror campaign

St Helens Star: Loan shark jailed after subjecting family man to terror campaign

10:55am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LOAN shark who subjected a family man to a campaign of intimidation has been jailed for 12 months.

Two men wanted in connection with house burglary

St Helens Star: Police appeal after women racially abused on Priory Bridge Road, Taunton

3:52pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in which a large TV was stolen.

Bandsman part of world record marathon team

St Helens Star: Marching band blows the way to marathon record in under seven hours

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EUPHONIUM player Danny Lowery was part of a determined marching band that finished Sunday’s London Marathon on a high note having blown their way to a world record.

Inquest opens into Burgies death

St Helens Star: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MAN found dead by a walker on the Burgies off Merton Bank Road has been named.

Seven jobs saved at Haydock ink manufacturer

St Helens Star:

9:06am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PRINTING ink manufacturer that sunk into administration after becoming swamped with debt has been bought out, saving seven jobs.




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