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NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
North West
First look at new plans for Tyrers building

First look at new plans for Tyrers building

New images have been released showing how the former Tyrers department store in St Helens will look after a £1 million makeover.

Lifestyle
Yorkshire Bank in Leigh is going to close. Pic: Google Street View

Hundreds of jobs at risk as bank closes branches

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank is to close 79 branches with the loss of more than 400 jobs, according to Unite.

Business
Work has begun to develop the new subway to link the lifts to both platforms as part of the NLW Interchange Scheme at Newton-le-Willows station

Work begins on station redevelopment

Work is now under way to develop the Newton-le-Willows interchange which will see rail passengers benefit from improved station facilities and a new park and ride offering.

News
Motorists to face more big car insurance rises

Motorists to face more big car insurance rises

Drivers in the North West are facing a steep climb in the cost of car insurance.

News
Pilks submit plan for energy recovery facility

Pilks submit plan for energy recovery facility

St Helens glass firm Pilkington have submitted plans an energy recovery facility able to produce 15MW of electricty.

Business
The Liverpool City Region will mean there is a single mayor for the entire area of Merseyside

Will people from St Helens call themselves ‘Liverpolitans’?

An informal campaign has been sparked to adopt a name for people living in the newly created Liverpool City Region ... Liverpolitan.

Business
Whiston area chosen to become a ‘Garden Village’

Whiston area chosen to become a ‘Garden Village’

A Whiston village has revealed as a location of one of the 14 new national ‘Garden Villages’

Business
Nadine Coyle was one of the stars paid to perform in St Helens

Stars paid £60,000 to perform at Christmas events in St Helens

Celebrities were paid £60,000 over two years to appear at the Christmas lights switch-on in St Helens, new figures reveal.

Business
Extended opening hours as post office gets a revamp

Extended opening hours as post office gets a revamp

A post office will be refurbished and its opening hours extended as part of a major investment programme.

Business
The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
News 2

Thousands donate to council gift appeal

An annual Christmas gift appeal has proved successful after thousands of presents were collected for hundreds of disadvantaged children and young people across the borough.

Business
St Helens two Wetherspoons pubs plan to slash drinks prices in January

St Helens pub chain cuts prices to beat January slump

Pub bosses in St Helens are launching a January sale in a bid to counter an expected dip in sales as punters steer clear of the bottle in January.

Business
An artist's impression of one of the homes at the Scotchbarn Lane development

35 new private rental homes available in Whiston

A housing developer has launched 35 new private rental homes at its Whiston development.

Business
More houses in St Helens are sold at a reduced price than most other areas in the country

House asking price reductions higher in St Helens

Almost half of all homes put on the market sell for less than their original asking price, one of the highest percentages in the country, new research has revealed.

Business
Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

Transport
Luxor managing director Paul Nicholson

Tyrers site to be transformed into luxury apartments

St Helens’ iconic Tyrers building has been bought by a developer in a deal which will see part of the Bridge Street site transformed into luxury apartments.

Business
Highways England will complete the roadworksby 6am on Friday 23 December

Roadworks to be completed ahead of Christmas rush

Seven North West traffic schemes will be completed in time for Christmas to help people travelling for the holiday season.

Transport 1
Local resident Ellen McGrame looks at plans on display at a public consultation event for Haydock Point

Chance to view controversial plans for massive logistics hub in Haydock

Residents got the chance to look at controversial plans for a £161m logistics hub and give their opinions at a public consultation event.

Business

Town thriving as claimant count falls

St Helens is most definitely working after the latest job figures showed unemployment in the town continues to fall across the board.

News
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