St Helens seat is a dead cert for Labour

St Helens Star: Marie Rimmer could contest to become a Labour candidate

2:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Marie Rimmer on effectively securing herself the right to be the next MP for St Helens South and Whiston, following a vote of a mere 200 party members.

I won't be voting in the next election

St Helens Star: Maria Miller

2:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A WEEK is a long time in politics.

Taking a break from building the nest

St Helens Star: Taking a break from building the nest

2:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

READER Chris Cheshire captured this image of a Wren taking a break from hectic nest building work in one of the garden boxes at his home in Chester Lane.

Unfair to ban dogs from the park

St Helens Star: BIN IT: Reader Alan Grubb refers to people not picking up dog waste bags, not dog mess itself.

2:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IN response to Mr Thomas Mitchell's letter regarding dog mess in Taylor Park, I do agree with him about the state of the park due to irresponsible dog owners.

Power must be brought back to the people

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9:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

SO, the region’s new ‘super council’ – supported by hardly anybody in St Helens and opposed by 700 locals who in January wrote in protest to the government – is to be called ‘Liverpool City Region’ after all.

People are left with no other choice than court

St Helens Star: Hospital trust meeting

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

I READ with a wry smile the various articles in the national press regarding the activities of firms of solicitors making massive amounts of money from suing the NHS.

Thanks to those who came to my aid

St Helens Star: Ambulance were called to a collision between a bike and a car

9:24am Thursday 17th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank the two ladies and the gentleman who came to my assistance when I tripped and fell in Westfield Street. They called for an ambulance and waited with me, for which I am very grateful.

'How can they justify iPads and iPhones?'

St Helens Star: The Green Party say the status quo in the town hall cannot continue

10:48am Thursday 10th April 2014

SO St Helens Council have sought to defend the purchase of iPads and iPhones for its 48 Councillors.

Why are we paying out for councillors' gadgets?

St Helens Star: Apple’s iPhone boost

10:41am Thursday 10th April 2014

I read the article about all the councillors being given iPhones and iPads out of the budget.

Star Snaps: This bird is nuts

St Helens Star: Star Snaps: This bird is nuts

10:27am Thursday 10th April 2014

This great tit manages this little snack while holding a peanut with its claws and pecking off small bits.

A new Primark would create local jobs

St Helens Star: On trend: The OD's team have been nominated for four awards

10:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

IN response to Sue Waterhouse’s letter in Thursday’s April 3 Star about how our town needs a clean.

Thanks to kind-hearted young man for handing in my money

St Helens Star: The Office for National Statistics says households are spending more with GDP on the increase

9:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

I WOULD like, through the columns of the Star’s letters page, to offer my sincere thanks to the young man who handed in money which I had absent-mindedly left in the cash machine outside Barclays Bank in Church Street on Monday, March 31.

Aren't sky beams supposed to be illegal?

St Helens Star: SKY SHOW: The meteor at 9.40pm passing the laser display in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

9:44am Thursday 10th April 2014

CAN someone tell me what the irritating waving beams of light are that are shining over what looks to be the town centre, south of where I live?

Cemetery was not so ‘impeccable’ and grass was stuck to graves

St Helens Star: St Helens Cemetery (Pic Robbob)

9:36am Thursday 10th April 2014

AFTER reading ‘impeccable cemetery eased the sadness’ I wonder if that person only visited the cremation lawn at the front?

Age UK needs your unwanted clothes

St Helens Star: Pharmacies join drive on age benefits

9:13am Thursday 10th April 2014

I'M HOPING readers will donate some of their beloved but now unwanted quality items of clothing to Age International’s stock appeal which runs until April 13.

Difficult to make geographical comparisons over Lottery funding

St Helens Star: Brighton and Hove resident claims £0.5m lottery prize

9:11am Thursday 10th April 2014

DAVE Watts MP makes the case for more National Lottery funding to St Helens.

Migrants issue raises its head as elections loom

St Helens Star: Migrants in Herefordshire are being encouraged to vote in May's European elections.

11:16am Thursday 3rd April 2014

DO politicians know what’s best for us?

Stop ignoring parking problems

St Helens Star: Storm of protests over car park deal

11:10am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SOME time ago I wrote about parking problems in Sutton.

Some thoughts on safer driving

St Helens Star: Tragedy waiting to happen

11:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

IN response to R Lloyd’s Star letter (March 20) regarding the peculiarities of the King Street/North Road/College Street roundabout in the town centre.

Star snaps: Welcome return of Spring

St Helens Star: Spring is in the air

10:57am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SPRING is finally here and Robbob has caught the welcome return of the season in a number of uplifting photographs.

Impeccable cemetery eased the sadness

St Helens Star: St Helens Cemetery (Pic Robbob)

10:34am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I WAS among the thousands who visited St Helens Cemetery on Mother’s Day to lay flowers at gravesides.

Wheelie bin theft is no laughing matter

St Helens Star: St Helens bank holiday bin collections announced

10:29am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I AM writing following last week’s letter by J Mumford of Nutgrove.

I will spend my money in Widnes instead

St Helens Star: Widnes Shopping Park

10:01am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I AM writing following last week’s letter by J Mumford of Nutgrove.

Town needs a clean up before we can attract Primark

St Helens Star: Customers flood into new Primark store

9:55am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I CANNOT believe the response I got on the Star website about wanting a Primark in St Helens.

Selfish muck merchants

St Helens Star: Vet warns residents to clean up after their pets

9:34am Thursday 3rd April 2014

WALKING around Taylor Park has become like one giant game of hopscotch thanks to the selfish dog muck merchants. When will St Helens Council ban dogs from this park?

Why should I pay for a new bin after it was stolen again?

St Helens Star: The burnt out wheelie bin in Wood Street

9:42am Thursday 27th March 2014

I HAVE just been speaking to a representative of St Helens Council regarding our brown bin. This is the third time that our bin has been stolen or burnt.

STAR SNAPS: Feathering the nest

St Helens Star: Long tailed tit in Taylor Park

12:19pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THIS picture of a long tailed tit collecting material for nest building in Taylor Park over the weekend was snapped by regular contributor Denis Williams, of West Park.

We were there to oppose bedroom tax not to support UKIP

St Helens Star: MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL: The Ukip leader believes he cannot change anything in Europe

9:46am Thursday 27th March 2014

IN the March 20 edition of the St Helens Star there was a full page advertisement by the political party UKIP.

Swans in danger of attack at the hands of louts

St Helens Star: Majesty of mute swan captured on camera at Carr Mill

9:18am Thursday 27th March 2014

I worry for the safety of the swans at Carr Mill Dam again this year. In recent years there have been reports of the swans being attacked and their nests decimated by vandals.

Good old fashioned customer care

St Helens Star: Post office talks in Hawes

9:13am Thursday 27th March 2014

I WOULD like to highlight the way in which the businesses and shops in Higher Parr Street, Fingerpost, conduct their services with good, old-fashioned, customer care.

Residents feel neglected by lack of GP practice

St Helens Star: Half a million West Sussex residents left without a GP

9:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

FROM July 14 parts of the Eccleston and Windle area will be without a local GP practice and pharmacy when the existing facilities move to a new building site in Knowsley Road.

St Helens is a Rolls-Royce of a hospital

St Helens Star: Parking charges to double at St Helens and Whiston Hospitals

8:50am Thursday 27th March 2014

TAKING my mum-in-law for an appointment at St Helens Hospital I was amazed at how great it is.

Have some respect for the lorry driver

St Helens Star: A lorry on the roundabout at Brambling Fields where soil on the island is already rutted

10:25am Thursday 20th March 2014

I COULDN’T agree more with Tony Kearns’ letter last week.

Dumping rubbish is downright lazy

St Helens Star: The rubbish that was dumped

10:18am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE dumping of rubbish is a regular occurrence in Station Road, Haydock and the people responsible blame the council.

Star snaps: Secret squirrel

St Helens Star: Star snaps: Secret squirrel

10:09am Thursday 20th March 2014

THIS furry little fella checks the coast is clear after being chased up a tree by a dog in Taylor Park.

My parking appeal fell on deaf ears

St Helens Star: Nandos show interest in moving store to Taunton

9:45am Thursday 20th March 2014

IN reply to a letter dated March 6 from T Cowley, Rainford, I also got a parking fine of £100 after going with friends for a late lunch at Nando’s to celebrate a birthday.

Dismayed by prescription charge rise

St Helens Star: Young people in Bexley encouraged to get tested for chlamydia

9:41am Thursday 20th March 2014

I WANT to express my dismay at the announcement that NHS prescription charges in England will rise by 20p in April and again next year.

Sad to hear of death of St Helens pantomime star

St Helens Star: Richard De Vere with Schnorbitz

9:18am Thursday 20th March 2014

IT was with much sadness that I recently heard about the death of Richard De Vere, who played a leading role in the annual Christmas pantomime at the Theatre Royal for many years.

Help is there for those in need

St Helens Star: Stocking up: Janice Macleod and Ken Barton, of St Helens Foodbank, pictured earlier this year.

9:13am Thursday 20th March 2014

IN response to the question posed in last week’s letter ‘Money reply choked me up’, there are lots of families out there experiencing hardship.

Let’s have a Primark

St Helens Star: No sale: Primark's spokesman said there are no plans to open a store

9:09am Thursday 20th March 2014

I WANTED to comment on St Helens Council’s claims that the town is one of the cheapest places to park. What about Widnes? It is free of charge and has plenty of shops.

Tony Benn 'a moral champion'

St Helens Star: Tony Benn

9:02am Thursday 20th March 2014

SO deeply saddened at the news of Tony Benn’s passing. A true socialist and a politician whose only vested interest was other people’s welfare.

The standard of driving has gone down the pan

St Helens Star: Pic from library

10:33am Thursday 13th March 2014

I’VE noticed over the last few years how the standard of people’s driving has gone down the tubes.

We need speed bumps before someone is killed

St Helens Star: Over two thirds of drivers clocked speeding at hotspot

10:26am Thursday 13th March 2014

WHY are idiots driving down Ruskin Drive at warp speed?

Eric Pickles' comment on bins was a sham

St Helens Star: Decision pending: Eric Pickles

10:15am Thursday 13th March 2014

ERIC Pickles came out with a statement in November 2012: “There is no plausible reason why councils should not deliver weekly bin collections to residents.”

Priority should be safeguarding jobs

St Helens Star: Parkside

10:12am Thursday 13th March 2014

SURELY the most important question raised by St Helens Council’s involvement in a private venture with the Langtree Group to redevelop the Parkside site is how a council that continues to campaign about the effect of Government cuts can find the money to fund this?

Get over the missed collections and co-operate

St Helens Star: Rubbish collections disrupted by Bank Holiday weekend

9:56am Thursday 13th March 2014

WHY do some people not realise the council has a duty to implement the recycling scheme, and if they don’t meet their targets they are answerable to the Government?

Star Snaps:Frosted features on the windscreen

St Helens Star: Star Snaps:Frosted features on the windscreen

9:28am Thursday 13th March 2014

HERE are few of the frosty patterns Lilia Hughes, of West Park, discovered in the early morning on her car.

More town centre parking spaces are needed

St Helens Star: The work will result in about 30 parking spaces being closed off during each phase.

9:19am Thursday 13th March 2014

I RECENTLY took my son to the pictures at 5pm on a Friday.

Money matters choked me up

St Helens Star: Have you got an 'incredibly rare' 50p coin in your pocket?

9:16am Thursday 13th March 2014

MY 14-year-old grandson’s parents have been living apart for years now, but in conversation one day I asked him whether he preferred staying with his dad or his mum.

Stop noseying in our lives

St Helens Star: Parking Mad

9:09am Thursday 13th March 2014

TO the lady who was busy watching me park our car at Chalon Way car park, can I ask how old you have to be to have children with you?

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