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Extra security at derby following terror attack

Extra security checks will be in place at St Helens’ derby with Wigan following Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

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Martyn Hett was confirmed a victim of the Manchester bomb blasts

Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

The partner of Martyn Hett, who went missing in the Manchester bomb blasts, has confirmed that he was killed in the atrocity.
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Amazon to add new channels

Amazon launches 40 new Channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson (right), gold medal winners at Chelsea for their Breaking Ground garden

St Helens garden designer’s Chelsea Flower Show gold award

St Helens-born garden designer Andrew Wilson has struck gold at Chelsea Flower Show.

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A typical fidget spinner

Mum hits out at school ban on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.
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A total of four people have now been arrested as part of the inquiry into the atrocity.

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester bombings

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace.

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Theresa May

St Helens man claims social care cost victory

A political operative who grew up in St Helens has told how the influential thinktank he works for sparked Theresa May’s u-turn over pension social care costs.

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Teenage pals Alexander Pemberton and Jessica McGlinchey who helped some of the children and young people affected by the Manchester bomb blast.

Ticket mix up could have saved teenage pals lives

A twist of fate could have saved the lives of two teenage best pals who were in the audience at the Manchester Arena when the bomb blast ripped through the venue.

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Georgina Bailey and Bradley Edwards

Mum describes mayhem at Manchester Arena

A North West mum-of-two has spoken of the mayhem inside the Manchester Arena moments after a suspected suicide bomber detonated a deadly explosive.

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Emergency services at Manchester Arena

Rugby star’s mum and sister, 10, were caught up in terror attack

Super League star Oliver Gildart has spoken of his shock after his mum and 10-year-old sister were caught up in the Manchester terrorist attack.

North West
Holbrook: Exciting challenges ahead

Holbrook: Exciting challenges ahead

Justin Holbrook made no rash promises as he reflected on his “exciting challenge” as the new Saints’ supremo.

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What used to be Squires in Billinge

Former pub to become a childrens nursery

A former Billinge bar is to be transformed into a children’s day nursery.

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Kelly Brewster, 32, who had been to the concert with her sister, Claire Booth, 34, and her 11-year-old niece, Hollie Booth, had been missing since the attack.

Brave auntie who shielded her niece from Manchester terror attack confirmed among victims

The family of a brave auntie who shielded niece from the Manchester Arena terror attack has confirmed she is among the dead.
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Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

A number of services will be impacted on Wednesday May 24 due to the ongoing closure of Manchester Victoria station following Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, say Northern.

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Missing schoolgirl Olivia Campbell confirmed among Manchester Arena bomb blast victims

Missing schoolgirl Olivia Campbell confirmed among Manchester Arena bomb blast victims

The mother of a 15-year-old girl has paid tribute to her "precious" daughter as she revealed she had died in the Manchester Arena bombing.

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A police forensic investigator at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the name of the suspect suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22.

Greater Manchester Police said the priority was to establish whether Abedi had worked alone or not.

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Scenes at Manchester Arena moments after the terror attack

Manchester Arena terror attack

On Monday evening a suicide bomber killed innocent young children, teens and their parents at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
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Take That cancel Wonderland Live gig following Manchester terror Attack

Take That postpone Manchester Arena dates

Take That have postponed their Liverpool and Manchester tour dates in the wake of the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert.

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Llama dramas, pirate pranks and a battle royal

Book reviews: Llama dramas, pirate pranks and a battle royal

There’s animal magic and exciting adventure in a sparkling new selection of children’s books timed perfectly for the half term holidays.

Arts
The Affair of Lady Westcotts Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi

Book review: The Affair of Lady Westcott’s Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi

In a pair of intriguing novellas set in London in the 1890s, the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes and his protégé, Inspector Alec MacDonald of Scotland Yard, are severely tested by a string of random killings of ‘gentlemen of consequence,’ and a plot to bring down the monarchy and plunge the British Empire into chaos.

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