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Strictly plunge for Towie's Wright

St Helens Star: Mark Wright will compete in Strictly Come Dancing

9:27pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are hoping Mark Wright will bring a bit of Essex-appeal to the dance floor after he signed up for the hit ballroom show.

Russian aid convoy 'provocative'

St Helens Star: Vladimir Putin defended sending an aid convoy to Ukraine

6:27pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Britain has accused Moscow of "provocative acts" after Russian lorries said to contain humanitarian aid entered Ukraine without permission.

Swimming champion gains six GCSEs

St Helens Star: Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte got six GCSEs (Plymouth College/PA)

4:51pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Olympic swimming champion and world record holder Ruta Meilutyte has added six GCSEs to her impressive haul of sporting successes.

Jamieson delighted by PCC poll win

St Helens Star: David Jamieson is a former Labour transport minister

3:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

Labour has won the West Midlands police and crime commissioner (PCC) by-election with just over half of the vote, amid concern over low turnout.

EDF pays £3m for complaint failings

St Helens Star: EDF Energy breached complaint handling rules, watchdog Ofgem found

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

EDF Energy is the latest of the Big Six energy companies to pay out millions after an investigation by watchdog Ofgem found it had breached complaint handling rules.

BBC 'cover up' over Sir Cliff raid

St Helens Star: The BBC has been accused of a cover-up in events concerning the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house

5:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The BBC has been accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.

Capaldi bids to evoke Who 'mystery'

St Helens Star: Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman attend a photocall to promote the new series of Doctor Who in London

1:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

It was back to square one for Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as they posed for pictures ahead of the new series, which starts tomorrow.

Daughter's thanks for Gazza support

St Helens Star: Bianca Gascoigne has thanked well-wishers for their support after her ex-footballer father Paul was found slumped outside his Dorset home

7:18am Friday 22nd August 2014

The daughter of troubled former football star Paul Gascoigne has thanked well-wishers after he was pictured being put into an ambulance after reportedly being found slumped outside his home.

Ex-PCSO faces jail over press call

St Helens Star: The former PCSO used to work for the Metropolitan Police

3:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A former police community support officer (PCSO) with the Metropolitan Police is facing a prison sentence after admitting he contacted the Sun to say a supermodel was attending a police station accused of assault.

Two charged over care home cruelty

St Helens Star: Two people have been charged in connection with a probe into abuse at care homes in North Wales

3:35pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Two men have been charged with child cruelty as part of a widespread investigation into allegations of historical abuse at care homes across North Wales.



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