Tyrers developer snaps up second prime town centre location

A property developer who purchased the former Tyrers site has snapped up another prime town centre location.

Council leader Barrie Grunewald said the authority had been left with no choice but to make "stark choices"

Readers brand council cuts ‘disgraceful’

Reporter readers have branded £20m of council cuts - including the moving to four-weekly brown bin collections and cuts to special needs taxi services - as “disgraceful”.

Adults enjoy flying a kite at the annual Kite Festival held in Taylor Park, St Helens, in 2015

Kite festival set to soar this weekend

The annual Taylor Park kite festival takes place this weekend.


Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

St Helens town hall

12 application before St Helens Council’s planning department

There have been 12 applications put before St Helens Council’s planning team, including to convert a Sutton kennels into a house. Read more here...

Cannington Shaw No7 Bottle Shop in St Helens. It's on the at risk English Heritage register

St Helens’ ‘Bottle Shop’ named on endangered building list

A relic from St Helens industrial past has been including on the Victoria Society’s top 10 endangered buildings list.

Council leader 
Barrie Grunewald

Council approves £20.6m of cuts to services

Councillors have approved £20.6m worth of cuts to services, including moving to four-week bin collections and reducing taxi services for special needs pupils.

Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Officers found a gruesome-looking bloody hand

Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.

Star cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari, Porsche and Bugatti were just some of the big-name brands unveiling their latest luxury sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Up to 50 flights a day are now officially cancelled

The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you're affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.
Retail giant Toys'R'Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada

Retail giant Toys'R'Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after struggling amid mammoth debts and online competition.

They surveyed more than 370 UK workers in a range of organisations

Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email

Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals.
People at work in the Operations room at the Ryanair offices

Under-fire Ryanair pressed to release full list of flights to be cancelled

Ryanair is being urged to release a full list of the flights it is cancelling because it "messed up" the planning of pilots' holidays.

How are your digital skills?

Nearly half 'have not mastered digital skills most jobs require'

Almost half of people do not have the digital skills needed for most jobs, a new report says.

Dozens of concerned residents called 999 after spotting the flames and huge plumes of smoke at Chantry Place, Harrow.

Major disruption for London bound travellers after fire at timber yard

Major disruption is expected for train passengers hoping to travel to London today following a major blaze at a London timber yard.
The Bank of England

Bank of England hints at interest rate hike in 'coming months'

The Bank of England has signalled it may hike interest rates in the "coming months" to cool surging inflation as economic growth shows signs of picking up.

Around 28,000 pubs have closed since the 1970s

Rates increases threaten future of Britain's declining pubs

Around 28,000 pubs have closed since the 1970s as the sector faces a "ticking time bomb" over its future, a report warns.

The new UK £10 note comes into circulation

The new £10 note featuring Jane Austen, has entered circulation and will start to show up in people's pockets in the coming days and weeks.
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