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Saints bag tie of the round in Challenge Cup

Saints could not have handpicked a tougher sixth round tie in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup - a trip to current Betfred Super League pacesetters Castleford Tigers.

Sport

Protesters lay flowers at under-fire slaughterhouse

Animal rights protesters laid flowers outside a slaughterhouse currently being investigated over claims of animal cruelty.

North West
Rainhill High School

Breaking: Teachers strike suspended at Rainhill High

A strike by teachers at Rainhill High has been suspended after talks between unions and the school’s leadership.

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ITV's Little Boy Blue

Viewers ‘heartbroken’ by TV drama about shooting of schoolboy Rhys Jones

Viewers were left “sobbing” and “heartbroken” after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones.

Arts
Sean Long

Long: No disrespect to Leigh, but focus is on us

Sean Long didn’t mince his words when analysing Saints 16-14 defeat at bottom of the table Widnes on Friday night, insisting that poor execution and a soft attitude cost them the chance of picking up two much-needed points.

Sport
Bridge Street was closed after the stabbing in St Helens town centre on Sunday afternoon

Updated: 18-year-old stabbing victim discharged from hospital

A teenager who was stabbed in an attack at a St Helens town centre takeaway has today been discharged from hospital while another victim remains in a critical condition.

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Trish Deykin loved her job as a crime scene investigator when she began to experience unexplained symptoms that increasingly interfered with her work.

Multiple sclerosis sufferers welcome potential breakthrough

Multiple sclerosis sufferers have welcomed a potential breakthrough in finding treatments for the devastating condition.

Offbeat
Teenager arrested after police chase

Teenager arrested after police chase

A 17-year-old lad was arrested last night after a police chase through Newton-le-Willows.

News
Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

Offbeat
Bridge Street was closed until this morning (Tuesday) following an incident in which three men were stabbed in St Helens town centre on Sunday afternoon

Town centre roads re-opened after stabbing probe lockdown

A number of town centre roads, which had been closed as part of a police probe into a treble stabbing, have been reopened.

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Ralph Leyland was one a romantic weekend away in Scarborough with his girlfriend

Dad-of-one found dead on romantic weekend away

A romantic break to the seaside turned to tragedy when a 36-year-old Haydock man was found dead near his hotel, an inquest heard.

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Takeaway stabbing suspect released by police

Takeaway stabbing suspect released by police

A 17-year-old lad arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over the stabbing in St Helens town centre has been released from police custody.

News
Campaigners protest against the Florida Farm development

Protestors call for Florida Farm re-think

Campaigners fighting proposals for a £150m logistics hub are calling for it to be examined by council planners for a second time.

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‘Rainbow’ pride police car to patrol streets of St Helens

A ‘rainbow’ coloured police car is set to take to the streets of St Helens in an effort to increase the reporting of hate crime.

News
Violet-Grace Youens

‘We would do anything for two more minutes with Violet-Grace’: Dad’s heartbreaking message to parents everywhere

The father of tragic St Helens girl Violet-Grace Youens has paid tribute to his daughter in a heartbreaking Facebook post.

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Alan Wood and the police officers who saved his life

Hero police officers who saved the life of motorist praised

Four hero police officers have been praised after their quick-thinking actions helped save a motorist’s life in Lancashire.

North West
Cricket club nets £1,000 grant

Cricket club nets £1,000 grant

A St Helens cricket club which starts its new season next month has again been selected as a Persimmon Homes North West Community Champion – netting them £1,000.

News
Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Drax (Dave Bautista)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Marginally better than its supremely entertaining predecessor

Prodigal sons with tortured family histories repeatedly emerge from the panels of comic books with superhero destinies.

Arts
The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo

Book review: The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo

Missing and believed kidnapped by the Mafia, two of the world’s most recognisable holy men embark on a secret, impromptu road trip across the appealing Italian countryside in a delightfully whimsical novel from acclaimed American author Roland Merullo.

Arts
Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

Book review: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

When an 18-year-old girl is charged with involvement in a Stockholm school massacre, a jury must decide if she is a victim demonised by the media… or truly a cold-blooded killer.

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