Why close the car park for one of the biggest games of the season?

St Helens Star: Ex Terra Lucem features prominently at the front of Langtree Park.

12:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

I AM furious with St Helens Council for closing St Mary's car park for the rugby match between Saints and Catalan Dragons.

'We need more effort from the council'

St Helens Star: The Green Party say the status quo in the town hall cannot continue

12:23pm Friday 24th October 2014

WE ARE fortunate in Crank and the surrounding villages to enjoy a little of the remaining countryside close to St Helens.

Where's the bin, council?

St Helens Star:

11:56am Friday 24th October 2014

TAKING the bin away from the outside of the Hardshaw Street entrance was a very cheap trick. Local folk did like a smoke and chat as they stood waiting for their lifts home and they always used this bin.

Nick Clegg is starting to look desperate

St Helens Star: WARNING: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned benefits cuts will continue until 2018

10:33am Friday 24th October 2014

IT was very interesting to watch Nick Clegg denounce his coalition partners for hitting the poorest members of society in their tax proposals if they win the forthcoming general election.

John Prescott needs to practice what he preaches

St Helens Star: John Prescott

10:26am Friday 24th October 2014

WHAT is the eminent Lord Prescott up to now? Once known as John with two Jags, he’s saving the planet (bless him).

Who are the real scroungers?

St Helens Star: JOBCENTRE VISIT: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith.

10:19am Friday 24th October 2014

IAIN Duncan Smith once tried to claim £39 expenses for a hotel breakfast.

Tracking down old work chums

St Helens Star: How many hands will Alan Pardew be shaking this summer to get deals done?

10:16am Friday 24th October 2014

MY friend Hilary Bradshaw and myself, Anne Farrall are on the search for ex-colleagues who worked at Kitchener Street Day Care Centre, St Helens.

The skies above St Helens

St Helens Star: (11469375)

3:33pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAR contributor Robbob sent in this beautiful picture of heavenly skies over St Helens. It was taken with three exposures to bring out the detail in both the shadows and the highlights which normally would be lost in a single exposure.

Statistics prove my point

St Helens Star: IN SAFE HANDS But midwives numbers in East Lancashire are causing serious concerns, according the RCM

3:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN RESPONSE to Mike Perry, I accuse you of wearing blue-tinted spectacles after reading your letter about statistics.

You can't always blame cyclists

St Helens Star:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS A St Helens cyclist, I can see the point of people who criticise bikes being used on pavements.

Christmas is coming to Earlestown

St Helens Star: Meet Father Christmas at Weymouth SEA LIFE

3:13pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS A member of the Earlestown Christmas Lights committee, I would like to reply to Brian Wilkinson's letter from last week.

Bankers and boardroom executives are out of touch

St Helens Star: Mature businessman sitting at conference table in boardroom (5402668)

3:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

IT WAS disclosed this week that earnings for directors at Britain’s FTSE 100 companies rose by 21 per cent over the last year.

Adopt a squaddie

St Helens Star: ON GUARD: A Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle roams an area close to the Patrol Base Wahid, in Helmand, Afghanistan. DSG is responsible for maintaining such vehicles

3:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MAY I, through your newspaper, give my sincere thanks to the members of the following line dancing clubs: St Mary's Billinge, Moss Bank Community Centre, Mansion House, St Helens, Ravenhead Social Club and Thatto Heath Labour Club.

Let's get behind King Keiron

St Helens Star:

2:51pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

I THINK Keiron Cunningham will make a good coach, he has passion and commitment to our club.

I couldn't keep living my life in fear

St Helens Star:

2:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

I EMPATHISE with the burgled mum Kelly Field (featured in last week's Star) who was left "psychologically damaged".

Curb these reckless cyclists

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

2:42pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

I AM in full agreement with Mr T White (St Helens Star, October 16). Twice I have nearly been knocked off my feet by cyclists approaching from behind me on the pavement.

Well done Nathan Brown

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown

2:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THANK you Nathan Brown for all you have done at Saints.

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.


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