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Glasgow welcomes world to its Games

St Helens Star: Fireworks explode during the flag raising at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow (AP)

2:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

Glasgow gave the world a warm, Scottish welcome at a Commonwealth Games ceremony full of humour, music and featuring a major fundraising appeal.

New bird species 'face extinction'

St Helens Star: A reclassification of bird species has put many under threat of extinction

2:06am Thursday 24th July 2014

Dozens of newly-recognised bird species have been listed as threatened with extinction, a new report has revealed.

MP apologises for Gaza rocket tweet

St Helens Star: An MP tweeted about the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel

2:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has issued what the party described as a "categorical apology", after posting a tweet suggesting that he might be ready to fire rockets from Gaza into Israel.

Wage growth signal over rate rise

St Helens Star: Bank of England governor Mark Carney's remarks could dampen speculation about a rate hike by the end of this year

11:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled that Britain's faltering wage growth is to have an increasingly important bearing on when interest rates will rise.

Man bailed in Claudia probe

St Helens Star: Claudia Lawrence went missing in 2009 (North Yorkshire Police/PA)

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice by police investigating the disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence has been released on bail, officers said tonight.

Report critical of undercover units

St Helens Star: Attempts were made to smear relatives of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, it has been claimed

5:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Undercover police units will come under fire for gathering and keeping information about black justice groups that "served no purpose in preventing crime".

Supermarkets check chicken supplies

St Helens Star: Tesco, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer confirmed they had launched investigations into their chicken sources

6:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Three of the UK's major supermarkets have launched investigations into their chicken supplies after an investigation uncovered alleged hygiene failings at factories.

Screen veteran Dora Bryan dies

St Helens Star: Bryan was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey

6:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Actress Dora Bryan, who was known for roles in TV's Last Of The Summer Wine and classic British movies like A Taste Of Honey, has died at the age of 91.

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