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.

Bus stop upkeep

St Helens Star: Smell drifts over from factory leak in France

9:16am Thursday 28th August 2014

WHO is responsible for the upkeep of bus stops? The bus stop outside St Helens Junction railway station was a disgrace the other day. Both the sight and smell were a haven for vermin.

Crackdown on litter louts gets my backing

St Helens Star: Big Stithians spruce up planned

10:38am Thursday 21st August 2014

IN RESPONSE to your article on litter and dog-fouling (August 7), I would like to congratulate St Helens Council for their proposed crackdown on littering and dog-fouling in the borough.

We could learn a thing from Bury

St Helens Star:

10:29am Thursday 21st August 2014

I AM writing in reply to a reader’s comments about the negativity for St Helens town centre.

Stop these litterbugs

St Helens Star:

10:34am Thursday 21st August 2014

I FULLY back the new council scheme that will allow wardens to fine litterbugs.

Singers made the evening so special

St Helens Star:

10:16am Thursday 21st August 2014

I WOULD like to use your newspaper to express our thanks to all the people who came to the Sarah Cowley Memorial Concert and made the evening so special.

Town festival was a breath of fresh air

St Helens Star:

10:05am Thursday 21st August 2014

I WOULD like to say that after watching the town centre suffer over the last few years, the Summer Streets Festival was a much-needed breath of fresh air.

The crown jewels are up for grabs

St Helens Star:

9:57am Thursday 21st August 2014

I wonder if anyone has noticed as I have how many young lads these days spend time in public with their hands down the front of their pants.

A room with a bird's-eye view

St Helens Star:

9:44am Thursday 21st August 2014

REGULAR Star contributor Lilia Hughes sent us a picture of this young blue tit that made itself at home in her house at West Park.

Hospital staff were 'amazing'

St Helens Star: Call for feedback on A&E app

9:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

In response to the recent letter headed ‘Hospital worries’, I had to take my daughter to A&E on the first day of the school summer holidays after she broke her arm.

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?


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