Saints prove simply Super

St Helens Star:

11:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

“NEVER write off the Saints”, former skipper Chris Joynt once so memorably proclaimed.

Well done Saints

St Helens Star:

11:11am Thursday 16th October 2014

WELL done to all players, coaches and backroom staff on making the Saints Super League champions. Love Saints #COYS

Seize Control campaign

St Helens Star: Letter: Help those with epilepsy

11:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

AS THE voice of epilepsy and representative of national charity Epilepsy Action in St Helens, we’d like to let your readers to know about the charity’s new Seize Control campaign.

Do you have any photos of my old school?

St Helens Star: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WAS wondering if anyone has any old pictures of the old Parr Mount Church of England Infant School at the top of Fingerpost.

One man went to mow

St Helens Star: CUTTING BACK: The cost of grass mowing its parks could see Gorslas community council facing an additional £5,000 bill as members refused to set their precept without knowing what additional burdens they would be expected to finance.

10:44am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WRITE after it rained all night and most of today, yet our council have sent a worker out to mow the grass in Moss Bank. Do they know something that I don’t know, or has modern technology passed me by?

Something needs to be done about nuisance cyclists

St Helens Star: BIKES: Cyclists spotted riding in the pedestrian zone of Bournemouth Square

10:19am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WISH the police would clamp down on adults cycling on pavements in St Helens.

Thank you for helping mayor's appeal

St Helens Star: Goostrey school pupils and villagers will be in harmony when old and young come together for singing sessions.

10:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

MAY I say thank you to everyone who took part in the ‘raise your voices’ event, held at St Anne’s Church, Sutton. It was a fantastic evening and all the choirs who took part certainly raised their voices and helped to raise £600 for the mayor’s charity appeal.

Taking in the countryside view

St Helens Star:

10:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

THIS beautiful picture of a kingfisher was taken at Pennington Flash by Star reader Joan Henderson, of Sutton.

Don't ignore Newton this Christmas

St Helens Star: Day full of festive fun at lights switch-on in Burgess Hill

10:08am Thursday 16th October 2014

I BELIEVE it is a shame that Newton-le-Willows of gets overlooked by the borough of St Helens.

Where was the communication?

St Helens Star: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

10:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

WE LIVE near to the Chain Lane shops and 36 and 36A bus stops.

Who paid for Scotland trip?

St Helens Star: MORE POWER: The North East Party and Yorkshire First have joined forces following the No vote in the Scottish referendum.

10:41am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I PASS no comment on the report of the charging of Marie Rimmer following an incident in Glasgow on the Scottish referendum day.

Waterside walk in an eyesore

St Helens Star:

10:36am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AFTER reading the story entitled 'Crackdown on litter sees 164 fines given out' I would like to let you know about a couple of areas where St Helens Council could really clean up.

Coming in to land

St Helens Star:

10:28am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THIS elegant photograph of Canada geese arriving at Taylor Park was captured by regular Star contributor Denis Williams from West Park. The new arrivals were readying themselves to land on the park’s lake.

Can you help out the cadets?

St Helens Star: Kenley: RAFA Portcullis Club hosts BBC for interviews

10:23am Thursday 2nd October 2014

I WOULD like to thank the people of St Helens for their magnificent generosity in donating more than £1,000 to a collection by the St Helens branch of the RAFA during their Battle of Britain street collection.

Labour woes

St Helens Star: Alex Salmond socialist's utopia

9:59am Thursday 2nd October 2014

HAROLD Bradbury's letter to the Star ("Too little too late") underestimates how Labour were not only wrong-footed by Salmond and Cameron but how the Tories finally panicked.

Helping seek pilot information

St Helens Star: Lancaster Bomber flypast

9:52am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MY hobby is the study of aircraft crash sites of British bombers from World War II here in southwest Germany.

A debt time bomb in the NHS

St Helens Star: A group of doctors has suggested that GPs should charge certain patients for some services

9:14am Thursday 25th September 2014

I AM responding to the letters by Dave Watts in the Star on the 4th September and also to one of your readers “There Have Been Too Many Cuts In The Health Service,”of 28th August.

Don't text and drive

St Helens Star: Poor network coverage left some EE customers waiting hours to receive text messages.

10:57am Thursday 25th September 2014

IF YOU are guilty of texting and driving or think it's 'no big deal' then listen up.

We should follow Prescot's example

St Helens Star: Cropped shot of woman with shopping bags (7436483)

10:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

I READ the story about retailers in Knowsley having the chance to win fully refurbished rent-free premises in Prescot for an entire year (Star, September 11).

You are taking NHS staff for granted

St Helens Star: Whiston Hospital

9:33am Thursday 25th September 2014

I HAVE been a visitor and patient at Whiston Hospital for many years.

We could be sleepwalking into disaster

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

9:09am Thursday 25th September 2014

I REMEMBER some time ago predicting that the whole of the middle east could be destabilised because of George Bush and Tony Blair’s obsession in removing Saddam Hussein.

Think before using parent and child spaces

St Helens Star: EARNINGS: Official figures show Carmarthenshire county council made  £487,000 profit from car-parking charges last year.

10:12am Thursday 18th September 2014

TO the gentleman at Asda who, when I pointed out he had parked in a parent and child space without a child, swore and asked me if I was "a traffic warden" before intelligently ending the conversation by sticking two fingers up.

Shrug off the benefits stigma

St Helens Star: Job centre - jobs

9:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Who Benefits? coalition campaign reveals that benefit claimants face physical and verbal abuse and widespread discrimination. The negative perception of benefits claimants often portrayed in the national media reflects a small minority of claimants and is simply used as political propaganda.

Plain packets will work

St Helens Star: Government bans under 18s from purchasing electronic cigarettes

9:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

MIKE Ridgway's comments "plain packs" (letters, August 28) defy logic, the basic rules of marketing and common sense.

Act now to save the planet

St Helens Star:

9:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

AROUND the world this Sunday, millions of people will gather in towns and cities to demand urgent action on climate change.

Basket break for bold beauty

St Helens Star:

9:33am Thursday 18th September 2014

LILIA Hughes snapped this curious creature on Saturday. As she picked up her laundry basket, she noticed the speckled wood butterfly looking back at her.

Is it too little too late?

St Helens Star: Alex Salmond sends message at Cumbrian businesses

9:21am Thursday 18th September 2014

I WATCHED with interest as a large number of our MPs and senior politicians past and present all headed north of the border last week as it suddenly dawned on them that the unthinkable could happen this Thursday and Scotland could actually vote for independence.

A forward thinking business

St Helens Star:

9:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

I READ about the opening of Phoenix Apparel in the town centre, which looks incredible. It is about time we stopped being a throw-away generation. These women are so forward-thinking.

We are customers after all

St Helens Star: How are we to get into town?

4:57pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

An open letter to Arriva: I WOULD like to state that my intentions within this letter of complaint are not to seek any form of compensation, refund, nor are they to gain at the very least an apology.

Remembering Grange Park

St Helens Star: TAKE-OFF: A Sunderland flying boat in the air

4:55pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CHRIS Coffey’s recent article on Grange Park School was very interesting as I was there during the war. Mr Stringer taught art and once gave us a Readers’ Digest to pick a picture to draw.

Crack down on these louts

St Helens Star: Parts of East Lancashire are among the country's worst areas for anti-social behaviour

4:51pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE police have had all the powers they have needed to crack down on this for ages, yet they haven’t.

Congratulations for another set of excellent results

St Helens Star: RAISING STANDARDS: The two-year Schools Challenge Cymru scheme is the latest in a series of measures to drive up Welsh exam results.

4:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE governing body would like to pass on their congratulations to the headteacher, staff, students and parents at St Augustine of Canterbury on their GCSE results for 2014.

Not enough dog waste bins

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

4:42pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

I CONSIDER myself to be a responsible dog owner. I walk my dogs daily on the land situated off Borron Road, Newton-le-Willows.

Such a poor show from Saints

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown

4:15pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

COMING away from Langtree Park on Thursday night I was finding it hard to take in what I had just seen.

Send your photos to the Star

St Helens Star:

12:14pm Monday 8th September 2014

STAR contributor, Denis Williams, continued his stunning wildlife photographs with this shot of a heron spreading its wings at Carr Mill Dam.

Slipshod road repairs

St Helens Star: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

12:10pm Monday 8th September 2014

I’M WRITING to make two points.

People need a support network

St Helens Star: Employers urged to attend session on bereavement and suicide

12:07pm Monday 8th September 2014

The article ‘Strategy looks to address suicide’, published in the(Star, August 28) edition, revealed that 75 per cent of people who died from suicide were widowed, divorced, separated or single.

Why should I have to pay for a bin?

St Helens Star: Brown Bin

12:02pm Monday 8th September 2014

COULD someone from St Helens Council have the courtesy to explain to me why I have to pay for a “replacement” brown bin when I have never had one to replace?

Labour left office with 'satisfaction in NHS at record levels' says Dave Watts MP

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

11:32am Monday 8th September 2014

I WOULD like to respond to the letter from Mr Mike Perry (St Helens Star, August 14) regarding my concerns about the future of the NHS.

Recyling centre is a credit to the town

St Helens Star: Large cardboard recycling trial to be held in St Albans

11:02am Monday 8th September 2014

AFTER the recycling centre in Rainford closed, I had heard that the one on Burtonhead Road was quite a nightmare to use.

Bring back the old market

St Helens Star: Husthwaite Village Hall Autumn Market

10:56am Monday 8th September 2014

I READ with interest the article in the Star dated August 21 about Bury Market and about our market in St Helens when it had outdoor stalls.

Lack of respect at the cemetery

St Helens Star: St Helens Cemetery (Pic Robbob)

10:31am Thursday 28th August 2014

LAST month I visited St Helens cemetery at around to lay flowers for my husband’s anniversary.

Thanks for giving us extra time with my dad

St Helens Star: DVD highlights the plight of young Wirral carers

10:28am Thursday 28th August 2014

IT IS common nowadays to criticise local town councils and care companies – sometimes rightly.

A lot of work goes into keeping St Helens streets clean

St Helens Star:

10:19am Thursday 28th August 2014

FURTHER to recent letters in the Star concerning litter, I would like to point out that St Helens Council goes to great lengths to keep its streets and public spaces rubbish free.

There have been too many cuts to the health service

St Helens Star: RECKLESSNESS: Upper Amman Valley patient groups have expressed anger over the creation of a new "super surgery" which could see three doctors treating 14,000 residents.

10:11am Thursday 28th August 2014

Mike Perry you stated that the private sector are providing a cost effective service in the health service.

Simon's a Star

St Helens Star:

10:07am Thursday 28th August 2014

WE WOULD like to say a special thanks to Simon Mulligan of the St Helens Star for all his time and effort in raising awareness for our son Jack Mordecai. We couldn't have done it without you.

Saurus were a real success at Summer Streets

St Helens Star:

10:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

SUMMER Streets brought some lovely entertainment to St Helens town centre. The stilt walking dinosaurs were excellent and a particular favourite of mine. Was a pleasure to be in town for the day.

Plain packets don't work

St Helens Star: ALERT: Smokers have been warned about the dangers associated with e-cigarettes

9:45am Thursday 28th August 2014

I WRITE in response to your article ‘Plain cigarette packaging could boost St Helens' health and economy’.

This greedy Grebe caught on camera

St Helens Star:

9:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

THIS Great Crested Grebe getting its beak around an afternoon snack was snapped at Taylor Park by regular contributor Denis Williams from West Park.

Who killed my cat?

St Helens Star: SPEED: The camera turns on the speedometer showing the car nearing 130mph

9:29am Thursday 28th August 2014

I WOULD like to know if anyone has any information regarding the car that hit and killed my cat outside my front door on Thursday, August 14 at 5.20pm opposite the Rainbow medical centre on Robins Lane.


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