SOMEONE out there must know who murdered Adam Ellison.

Someone must know who inflicted the fatal wound that snatched away the 29-year-old’s life.

Someone must know the attacker who has brought and continues to bring such misery to the former St Helens College student’s loved ones.

A year on from the murder – someone, maybe even a number of people, must be reading the publicity as the first anniversary approaches of his death and their conscience must be pricking.

The guilt of knowing and not telling – perhaps sitting on a name or a piece of evidence that could be crucial to the police investigation – must be gnawing away at them.

They should read the immensely powerful words of Adam’s family and the reverend who led the anniversary service and pick up the phone.

Adam’s family have suffered long enough. They deserve justice.

Hats off to the community of Newton-le-Willows for the tremendous event that celebrated the unveiling of a statue to Victoria Cross winner Norman Harvey.

It was a brilliant effort by the community leaders and councillors who pulled it together (See coverage on Star pages 6, 38 and 39).

The event sets the scene for the many projects taking place to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11.

The Star would urge our readers to share stories and pictures of their commemorations. We will have a special supplement in next week’s paper and in-depth online coverage.

Dropping the big names (and the big budgets) for the Christmas lights switch on is the right call by St Helens Council.

Given the level of budget cuts at the Town Hall there was no way council chiefs could justify shelling out on big name musical acts.

That doesn’t mean the celebrations should be low key though. There’s going to be an emphasis on community groups and St Helens acts, so it gives a perfect opportunity to champion local talent. Let’s get behind the switch on on November 17 and make it a great afternoon.