Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Chris Conqueror with Amie and baby Edith

Chris ready for hair-raising fund-raiser

Chris Conqueror from St Helens is bravely ditching the razor for a month and growing a beard in December to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK for his partner, who has been diagnosed with the disease.

Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.
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The new St Helens Theatre Royal box office is officially opened

Stars come out to open new theatre box office

TOWIE stars and the cast of Rita, Sue & Bob Too! performed the official opening of the new box office at St Helens Theatre Royal.

Getting the garnish right can make the difference between a 'good' or a great gin and tonic

How to perfect the art of gin drinking

Having been called everything from ‘Mothers Ruin’ to ‘Kill Grief’ and ‘Poverty’, you’d be forgiven for thinking gin would have retreated to the shadows of dingy bar shelves a long time ago.

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Carley Stenson says she is proud but not surprised by her partner's showing on Strictly Come Dancing

Carley’s pride at fiance’s Strictly success

Ex-Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson has spoken of her pride at fiance Danny Mac’s Strictly Come Dancing performances.

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Pregnant Stephanie Davis rushed to hospital

Pregnant Stephanie Davis was rushed to hospital after she was left with agonising pain, she has revealed.

Union J will headline tonight's Christmas light switch on

Union J to headline St Helens Christmas light switch on

St Helens town centre is expected to host thousands of visitors at Victoria Square this afternoon for the town’s Christmas lights switch on.

Strictly stars Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe

Dance duo bring new tour to town

A new stage show featuring Strictly Come Dancing stars is heading to St Helens.

Mathematicians believe they can create the perfect cup of coffee

The secret to the perfect cup of coffee?

Mathematicians are a step closer to answering one of life’s biggest questions - how to make the perfect cup of coffee.

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Jessica Parish with Pugalugs and Kaycee Bradshaw

Pugalugs’ Christmas tail comes to St Helens

Retails booses in Church Square played host to a number of very special guests this weekend as the centre welcomed Pugalugs and his pals for the launch of his latest book, A Christmas Furry-Tail.

Jimmy Carr on stage during the Teenage Cancer Trust Comedy Night, at the Royal Albert Hall in west London

Jimmy Carr to play St Helens Theatre Royal

Comic Jimmy Carr is returning to St Helens for his latest national UK tour.

Cult 80s band Snatch-Back return to St Helens

Cult 80s band Snatch-Back return to St Helens

A cult 1980s St Helens band who enjoyed a major revival by headlining last year’s WestFest are returning to the borough.

Union J will headline the Christmas light switch on

Union J to headline St Helens’ Christmas light switch on

Thousands of visitors are expected to once again gather on Victoria Square in St Helens town centre on Saturday, November 19 for the spectacular Christmas lights switch on party.

Hot paninis

Where are the best sandwich shops?

From a classic cheese and pickle to a fancy panini, we all love a good sandwich.

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Poet Laura Taylor. Picture by Alan Hough

Poet supporting cult performer Attila

A St Helens poet is organising a high-profile big city gig for one of Britain’s best-known radical performers.

The Beatles in Blackpool ahead of their appearance at the Opera House on August 16, 1964

Day The Beatles played in a front room in Lancashire

Lancashire author Richard Houghton's new book captures the memories of Beatles fans who saw the Fab Four play live. Here he shares memories of concerts in the Red Rose county.

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Rockets The Who pictured in their early days

Searching for fans of The Who

Legendary rockers The Who played gigs right across Lancashire on their rise to global stardom in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now author Richard Houghton is looking for fans who saw the band play in the early days to share their memories for a new book.
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