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Community centre’s decade of good work

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens joined in the celebrations as the Park Farm Adults, Children and Young People (ACYP) Centre marked its 10th anniversary by holding an afternoon of fun to showcase the many activities

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John Torode and Gregg Wallace from MasterChef

Masterchef cooks up a Guinness world record

MasterChef has been crowned the world's most successful cookery TV format.

Arts
Last year saw the highest rise in divorce rates

Divorce rates see highest rise since mid-1980s, figures show

Last year saw the highest rise in divorce rates in England and Wales for more than two decades, according to national figures.

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Twitter announces new restrictions on hateful or pornographic images

Twitter announces new restrictions on hateful or pornographic images

Twitter is to introduce new restrictions on hateful and pornographic imagery as part of new plans to tackle abuse on the social media site.

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NickKnowles - Every Kind Of People is released on November 10.

Nick Knowles unveils his debut music video

DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has unveiled his first music video ahead of the release of his debut album.

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Some of the plants found

Large cannabis farm worth £800,000 a year found in house

Police have uncovered a cannabis farm worth more than £800,000 a year after a raid at a house.

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A Jobcentre Plus

Huge drop in young jobseekers

The number of young St Helens residents claiming out-of-work benefits has fallen by 15 per cent in a year.
Business
Saints Morgan Knowles wraps up Wakefield's David Fifita

Knowles pens four-year deal with Saints

Morgan Knowles will be a Saint until 2021 after he agreed a new four-year contract with the club.

Sport
Men using the smartphone dating app tend to select "hot" candidates

Tinder 'brings out basic mating instincts of men and women'

Tinder brings out the basic mating instincts of men and women as they choose between beauty and brains, a study has found.

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Harry Potter exhibition to feature broomsticks and crystal balls

Broomsticks, wands, crystal balls and a tombstone are going on show at the British Library in its highly-anticipated Harry Potter exhibition.
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Joe McElderry in Joseph

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Palace Theatre, Manchester

Camp as a row of tents, cheesy as a bag of Wotsits, and as religiously irreverent as you get..
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An Arriva bus

Warning of traffic chaos during bus strike

Bus passengers are being warned to expect delays as three days of industrial action begins.
Transport
James Graham at England training

Graham: I have to keep the standard

Former Saint James Graham says competition for front row places in the England is fierce ... and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Sport
Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows.

Transport

Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

A photojournalist's image of a black rhino with its horns hacked off has seen him named Wildlife Photographer of Year.
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Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show.

Transport
Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.

Education
Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.
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Council’s bonfire night spectacular at Sherdley Park

Council’s bonfire night spectacular at Sherdley Park

An organised firework display will return to Sherdley Park this Bonfire Night, with organisers promising it to be one of the biggest and best displays yet.

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Alex Walmsley (right) celebrates a try against Hull at Magic Weekend

Saints pair hungry for World Cup action

Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley made a 20,000-mile round trip as part of the a 20-man England squad which faced Samoa in a post-World Cup friendly in Australia five months ago - and didn’t lace up their boots in competitive action.

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