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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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From left; Mike Palin, Eamonn McManus and Jason Fildes

Ambassadors tell their St Helens story

Let’s out St Helens on the map - that’s the message of the town’s new ambassadors.

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Foster Care

Could you foster a child?

Council chiefs are backing a campaign to raise awareness of foster care.

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Karen and Paul Ledsham presented the first Harrison Ledsham Award to then 16 year-old bassoonist, Rhys Prescott, last year

Nominations needed for music awards ceremony

St Helens’ Music Education Hub is looking to celebrate three talented young musicians with special awards, and is welcoming nominations for them now.

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Rainhill’s Co-op re-opens after £500k makeover

The Co-op in Rainhill is set to re-open this week following a £500,000 makeover to transform the store for the community.

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Last year's Elizabethan Fayre was hailed as a huge success

Elizabethan Fayre returns to Prescot

The ever-popular Elizabethan Fayre will return to Prescot on Saturday, June 3, re-creating the town’s famous Tudor Fayres and celebrating its wonderful heritage.

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St Helens’ social care team moves bases

St Helens Council’s adults and children's Access to Social Care Contact Centre team is now based at Atlas House, following a move from Wesley House.

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Highlights from this year’s Prescot Festival

Highlights from this year’s Prescot Festival

The 13th annual Prescot Festival is less than a month away.

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Enid Pennington (centre) collection her British Empire Medal

Theatre veteran awarded British Empire Medal

A long-serving veteran of St Helens Theatre Royal has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to Performing Arts in the North West.

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Gin festival comes to St Helens

Gin festival comes to St Helens

A massive celebration of the wonders of all things gin has been announced for St Helens!

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St Helens Town Hall

Retired social worker named as St Helens’ mayor

St Helens new mayor has been announced ... Billinge councillor and retired social worker Joe Pearson.

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Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron

Chaos as councillor steps down from cabinet job

A controversial councillor who has been involved in numerous social media spats with residents, including one in which he accused campaigners of hurling “slanderous and racist abuse”, has dramatically stepped down from his cabinet post.

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Prescot's Market Place is the latest in section of the historic town set to undergo development. Work is set to start on a Shakespearian theatre venue in 2018

Bid to transform Prescot’s market

An ambitious design project to bring Prescot’s historic Market Place into the 21st century has been launched.

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Lollipop crossings in St Helens under threats

Lollipop crossings in St Helens under threats

Cash-strapped council chiefs in St Helens are considering axing lollipop school crossings in the borough.

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Musical youth at Prescot Festival

Musical youth at Prescot Festival

The Prescot Festival will showcase young, rising musical and artistic talent in June this year.

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Are you eligible for free childcare?

Following a successful trial throughout 2016, all working parents can now apply for an additional 15 hours free childcare - taking the total available to 30 hours a week.

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Landlord left tenants in ‘miserable’ conditions

Landlord left tenants in ‘miserable’ conditions

A landlord who exposed tenants to “miserable” living conditions because of significant fire safety hazards at his town centre property has been successfully prosecuted by St Helens Council.

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Council leader Barrie Grunewald

Call to ‘radically overhaul’ local plan

Political opponents of Labour have branded the promotion of a controversial councillor to a key economic role as a “disgrace” saying the council’s unpopular local plan should be radically overhauled.

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Armed forces celebration in St Helens today

Armed forces celebration in St Helens today

Local people are invited to show their appreciation and support for St Helens' Armed Forces community at a special celebration event in Church Square today (Saturday).

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Hospice plant sale today

Hundreds of plants, flowers and hanging baskets will be on offer at Willowbrook Hospice’s plant sale on today (Saturday).

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