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Do you think he Saurus?

St Helens Star:

12:37pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THIS lady visitor to the town centre got more than she bargained for as she snapped a photo on her phone when one of the stilt-walking dinosaurs Saurus got in on the action.

Taylor Park lake is a disgrace

St Helens Star: Green Flag status for two Ealing parks

12:33pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I AM disgusted at the state Taylor Park lake is in.

Music festival will ruin our park

St Helens Star: Shower at Sherdley…just one of the stunning entries submitted by local photographers.

9:27am Thursday 14th August 2014

I RECENTLY found out about the planned music festival in September and I am horrified.

Our A&E was fully staffed says hospital chief executive

St Helens Star: Ann Marr outside the new Whiston Hospital Pictures: Dave Gillespie DGCO40310

9:24am Thursday 14th August 2014

In response to Miss K L Jones’ letter published on Thursday, August 7, titled ‘Hospital Worries’.

Fate of NHS does not depend on next election

St Helens Star: Dave Watts MP says the future of the NHS looks grim under the Tories (8886291)

9:16am Thursday 14th August 2014

I AM RESPONDING to the article about Dave Watts in the Star on August 7 where he claims that the result of the next General Election will decide the fate of the NHS.

Will spitters be fined under new rules?

St Helens Star: Should yobs who spit in public be hit with a criminal record? We hear your views.

9:06am Thursday 14th August 2014

I SUPPORT St Helens Council’s move to fine people for dropping litter, as the town can end up a right mess.

Let's get behind the town instead of constant negativity

St Helens Star:

11:49am Thursday 7th August 2014

I’M fed up with reading about negativity on social media about St Helens town centre.

Reward drivers for the right reasons

St Helens Star: Free car parking in York on Saturday mornings is due to start next month after a three-week delay

11:39am Thursday 7th August 2014

IN response to the council's plans for free town centre parking on Saturdays, the Association of Town and City Management suggests this approach won't work as it rewards the wrong behaviour.

Let's not get on the road to ruin

St Helens Star: Quality of road repairs needs to be monitored

11:31am Thursday 7th August 2014

I JUST wanted to bring up a point about the state of the roads and who is responsible for their repair when they are dug up by utility companies.

They will never be forgotten

St Helens Star:

11:19am Thursday 7th August 2014

THIS immensely poignant image showing crosses of poppies left at graves of First World War casualties was taken by Star contributor Robbob following Sunday's Remembrance service at St Helens Cemetery.

Sort this rubbish out!

St Helens Star: Carr Mill Dam gets dreamy

11:04am Thursday 7th August 2014

I TOOK my family on a leisurely country stroll during the nice weather the other week. We started off at Sankey Valley and made our way up to Carr Mill Dam.

Alexandra Park is an embarrasment

St Helens Star: GONE FISHING: A serene spot is at Llanover on the Usk just above Pantygoitre Bridge.

10:56am Thursday 7th August 2014

IT may be vying for the title of rubbish tip 2014 from both Boundary Road and Crowther Street, but I believe Alexandra Park is pulling out all the stops to maintain its lead.

Hospital visit left us angry and upset

St Helens Star: Whiston Hospital gardens

10:38am Thursday 7th August 2014

I WANT to share an experience I had with a friend and her two-week-old son at Whiston Hospital Children’s A&E department on Sunday, July 27.

We will get the south's cast off trains

St Helens Star: FUTURE  VISION: An artist’s  impression of one of the new electric trains

10:32am Thursday 7th August 2014

ONE would think that having spent millions to upgrade the lines through St Helens to electrification you would get the electric trains to run on them when complete by December.

Bearing the brunt of cuts

St Helens Star: The new funding will go towards improving health and social care services for people with complex conditions

12:29pm Thursday 31st July 2014

I THINK Lee Terry’s letter about long rambling political letters was probably aimed at me.

Flower box theft anger

St Helens Star: Flowers feature for Living August - Rachel Wilkes (8607678)

12:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IN RECENT years, people travelling along the A57 through Rainhill have been treated to colourful displays in flower boxes attached to railings at each end of the village.

Looking to the election

St Helens Star: Ed Miliband

12:03pm Thursday 31st July 2014

LITTLE wonder we are losing the will to vote.

PICTURE: Snapping the butterfly effect

St Helens Star:

10:21am Thursday 31st July 2014

JADE Gerrard, 17, from Blackbrook, snapped this picture after returning home from a spell in hospital.

Free parking is not the answer

St Helens Star: St Helens town centre has been the subject of intense debate.

10:07am Thursday 31st July 2014

IN reply to St Helens Council's proposal to trial free parking on Saturdays, parking is not the reason shoppers don't come to our town.

Whiston Hospital staff went that extra mile

St Helens Star: Whiston Hospital gardens

10:05am Thursday 31st July 2014

I WOULD like to express my gratitude and admiration to the staff of Ward 5B at Whiston Hospital. My wife was admitted in late May in a very critical condition and sadly passed away on July 7.

It's up to us to be proud of our town

St Helens Star: Last chance to sign up for Dream race

9:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

AFTER reading the article about the bench thefts at Victoria Park I thought ‘can this town have nothing good?’ Attitudes like ‘well I told you if you put it there it will get vandalised or stolen’ are defeatist.

Teachers do not have an easy life

St Helens Star: Busy classroom scene

9:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

FOLLOWING some of the comments surrounding last week’s public sector strike, I still can’t understand why people think teachers have an easy life.

Politicians are 'getting worse'

St Helens Star: John Prescott

9:43am Thursday 17th July 2014

PEOPLE may call me cynical about our current crop of politicians but the next lot will probably be far worse.

Star photo: A summer scene in Taylor Park

St Helens Star:

9:39am Thursday 17th July 2014

This picture of Taylor Park boathouse in all its splendour was captured by regular Star contributor Denis Williams, of West Park.

Youth cuts are a political decision

St Helens Star:

9:33am Thursday 17th July 2014

I WRITE in response to St Helens Council’s proposed cuts to youth centres, as reported in the Star over recent weeks.

A big thank you for our diamond date

St Helens Star: Statham Lodge Hotel Wedding Fayre

9:26am Thursday 17th July 2014

WE would like to thank friends and family for the numerous cards and presents received on the occasion of our Diamond Wedding.

Little sign of compromise from those in charge!

St Helens Star: Dave Watts MP

11:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

GIVEN the situation in Iraq and news of a NHS budget shortfall of £1.7 billion, it is time to respond to the patronising pre-election letter from MP Dave Watts (Star May 8).

Is the council being economical with the truth?

St Helens Star:

10:52am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Star’s article regarding council cuts to youth and children’s services states the council as saying a decision has yet to be made as to the closure of youth clubs.

Are you looking at me?

St Helens Star:

10:47am Thursday 10th July 2014

LILIA Hughes was chasing this tiny damselfly around her garden trying to get a picture when suddenly the little ‘chopper’ flew towards her, landed on her left hand and posed.

Derelict site next to station is an eyesore

St Helens Star:

10:42am Thursday 10th July 2014

WHAT a great shame it is that although we have a brand spanking new railway station at St Helens Central the first thing that visitors to the town see is a derelict site adjacent.

Change in law will affect young people

St Helens Star: Chancellor George Osborne announces withdrawing child benefit from those who earn more than £60,000

9:58am Thursday 10th July 2014

FOR parents of year 11 children in receipt of child benefit and child tax credit in England, the Government has increased the age to which all young people must continue in education or training, known as ‘participation age’.

Bikes stolen from Crank Caverns

St Helens Star: Police seek witnesses to Barnt Green burglary

9:52am Thursday 10th July 2014

CAN anyone help me?

What do Saints doubters think?

St Helens Star:

11:29am Thursday 3rd July 2014

I WONDER what the Saints cynics who have been writing to these pages are thinking after last Friday night’s defeat of Wigan?

Blair should keep his nose out

St Helens Star: SPEAKING OUT: Tony Blair, who gave a briefing to journalists yesterday

11:27am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SO Tony Blair could not resist putting in his two pennyworth about the situation in Iraq...a situation that may never have arisen if he hadn’t interfered and taken us to war with that country.

Self-help books can work

St Helens Star: MONEY PROBLEMS: Losing jobs and other financial worries are being blamed for a surge in referrals to Sussex mental health services

11:25am Thursday 3rd July 2014

I WELCOME the launch of books on prescription service in local libraries.

Such a shame that care home is to close

St Helens Star: File photo dated 05/12/08 of the hands of an elderly woman as two in five pensioners consider their television set to be their main form of company, a charity has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 3, 2014. Age UK said that loneline

11:19am Thursday 3rd July 2014

IT is sad that Seddon Court, a home that caters for dementia sufferers, is in danger of closing.

There's good folk in St Helens

St Helens Star:

11:01am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A BIG thank you to the person who handed-in my blue jacket.

SNAPPED BY YOU: Getting one of its five a day

St Helens Star:

10:49am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THIS magpie is getting one of its five a day as it gobbles the first rip crab-apple of the summer.

Laying down their lives - a poem to remember

St Helens Star: WARTIME MEMORIES: Poppies growing in a field

10:14am Thursday 3rd July 2014

In memory of the brave and gallant

A new bus route is soon on its way

St Helens Star: Bus firm Arriva is introducing a range of cheaper tickets for St Helens and across the region.

3:48pm Thursday 26th June 2014

We wish to assure St Helens residents that the new A10 circular bus service to replace part of the old E10 route will be operating from Monday, July 14.

Problems still with bin collections

St Helens Star: 'Staggering' scale of recycling Wirral's unwanted brown bins comes under fire

3:10pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Bin problem keeps occurring OVER the past month we have had lots of trouble with bin collections resulting in letter of apology from our MP, the Mayor and deputy bins manager.

To those who gave so much

St Helens Star: Allied forces beginning the D-Day landings in Normandy, France - Picture from the Imperial War Museum

2:57pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Remembering those who gave so much

I only have eyes for you

St Helens Star: I only have eyes for you

2:50pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THESE Great Crested Grebes were spotted doing their courtship dance at Carr Mill Dam by Denis Williams from West Park

Calling all 'lamp swingers'

St Helens Star: royal navy logo

2:39pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I would imagine that to those of your readers who served in the Royal Navy, the term ‘Swinging the Lamp’ brought a wry smile and made them think back a bit.

The heart is being ripped out of the town

St Helens Star: St Helens town centre

2:15pm Thursday 26th June 2014

ST Helens Council is responsible for the lack of decent shops and the ongoing closure of existing businesses.

Reader letter: Don't just criticise

St Helens Star: Closing down: St Helens town centre's Burtons and Dorothy Perkins will be axed

4:46pm Friday 20th June 2014

IT is not all bad news for St Helens town centre.

Is there something wrong at Saints?

St Helens Star: Paul Wellens

9:02am Friday 20th June 2014

SOMETHING is wrong at Saints. Wellens, Roby and a couple of other senior squad members cannot be relied upon every week to do a major part of Nathan Brown’s job.

Have Saints got the guts?

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown: The big challenge for our young players to improve is finding consistency

9:00am Friday 20th June 2014

AFTER watching one of the worst Saints performances I can remember against a mid-table Catalans Dragons I ask: where are the guts of this team?

Your pictures: Summertime sun

St Helens Star: Your pictures: Summertime sun

8:58am Friday 20th June 2014

READER Colin Hutton sent in this photograph of a busy bee gathering pollen from a from a lupin on a sunny June day.

Westfield Street Festival rocks

St Helens Star: Performers at the Westfield Street Festival (Pic Robbob)

8:38am Friday 20th June 2014

THE Westfield Street Music Festival was great for the town.



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