• Hospital baby unit plaque honours Ondine’s Curse sufferer

    ELEVEN months after his death, Derek McDonald’s family continue to raise cash for the baby unit that once saved his life. Derek died this January, aged just 25, after succumbing to Ondine’s Curse, a condition in which the sufferer can stop

  • 'Now I'm truly oven ready'

    “ENOUGH is enough” I muttered! I simply could not bear the taunts any longer. All the constant niggling jibes from my cake-addicted colleagues in the Star’s newsroom about my lack of baking skills had finally tipped me over the edge.

  • Mozza's big panto part

    RUGBY powerhouse Adrian Morley’s reputation on the pitch is more hard man than Prince Charming. But the Warrington Wolves front rower showed he is really a big softie when he made a special appearance on stage with the cast of St Helens Theatre Royal

  • Help find a home for Badger

    COULD you give this adorable black and white ball of fluff a home this Christmas? Lovable Badger has been cared for staff at St Helens Cats Protection for the past six months. Most cats are re-homed by the charity within a few weeks,


    IRENE RAILTON A very happy 60th From all your Friends at the Golden Lion

  • Youthful Saints will tackle Wigan

    MICK Potter will field a youthful side when Saints renew hostilities with traditional festive foe Wigan over the Christmas period. The game, which takes place on December 27, will give some of the younger members of the squad an early chance to impress

  • Final curtain will come down on Knowsley Road

    SAINTS have confirmed that the curtain will come down on 120 years of history and next season will be their final one at their historic, atmospheric but antiquated Knowsley Road home. The club will ground into their plush new home on the outskirts of

  • On the poncho patrol

    A SAFETY campaign will see women heading to Liverpool city centre for festive nights out offered personal attack alarms, waterproof ponchos and flip flops. British Transport Police has joined forces with Merseyrail in a bid to keep women safe over Christmas

  • Don't know if I'm coming or going

    Please send me your photos of any curious new street signs that have appeared in your neighbourhood. I will make a donation to the Mayor’s Appeal for every different and confusing sign submitted. We propose to ask questions about them at the next round

  • Win tickets to Haydock Park's festive feature

    IF you’ve had your fill of turkey and mince pies and need a refreshing break before the New Year celebrations, there’s no better way than to go horse racing at Haydock Park for their popular Christmas and New Year fixture. Your Star has teamed up with

  • Celebrating the day Age of Flight landed in town

    WELL folks, if you were near Eccleston Hill last Thursday lunchtime, you may have seen a vintage aircraft in the skies. It was a Tiger Moth and it was dress rehearsing for our “Colonel” Samuel Cody Centenary Celebrations on Tuesday, December 29. Our

  • Echoes of war days

    As you know, at the moment the libraries are helping to relive wartime memories. Local aviation enthusiast Keith Atherton, who wrote the booklet “Surprising Connections” about the links between aviation and St Helens, asks: “I wondered if you could ask

  • Northern Rail pulls popular Christmas Cracker deal promotion

    FEARS passengers would be squashed into trains from St Helens to Liverpool like sardines have led to a £1 Christmas cracker promotion being ripped up. Passengers can normally take advantage of the offer on Sundays and Thursday evenings in December

  • Events coming up to enjoy over the next few weeks

    Thursday, Dec 17: St Helens Townships Family History Society. AGM and Social Evening. 7.15 pm Town Hall, Victoria Square. Friday, Dec 19: Christmas at the Town Hall. An evening of festive celebrations for young and old, showcasing local musical talent

  • Driving test fakers jailed

    TWO swindlers who helped sit a driver’s theory test in St Helens have been jailed. Ali Abdullah, 32 and Muktar Nuren, 22, both from Manchester are believed to have impersonated 43 candidates in theory and practical tests across the country. Abdullah

  • Festive warning over novelties

    PARENTS have been warned to be on their guard before letting their children play with potentially lethal novelty Christmas items. Trading Standards Officers have tested a number of ornaments on sale across St Helens, deemed sufficiently appealing

  • Report slams failure to respond to Liam’s needs

    A RAFT of recommendations about care for young offenders has been made by the authors of a report into the case of a 15-year-old boy found hanged in custody. Liam McManus, aged 15, was discovered hanging from a bed sheet tied to the window of his single