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State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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£1.85m funding boost for Mere Grange project

£1.85m funding boost for Mere Grange project

An economic development scheme in St Helens has been awarded a massive cash injection.

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St Helens Crematorium

Funeral details announced for St Helens residents

Town hall chiefds have announced the funeral of a man who died last month.

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Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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Carolyn and Stuart Croft are trying to track down the couple from Burnley who came to their aid on holiday

Wigan couple appeal for holiday heroes who came to their rescue

A Wigan couple are looking for the good Samaritans from Burnley who came to their rescue when their money was stolen on holiday.

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Claimant count fall comes to halt

The latest labour market figures show almost identical numbers of St Helens residents are claiming out-of-work benefits as 12 months ago.

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The winners at the 2016 Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA)

Women’s business honour for animal hotel owner

A St Helens entrepreneur who runs a luxury boarding service for pets has been shortlisted for an awards ceremony celebrating women in business.

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All fees and charges associated with unplanned overdrafts are set to be removed by Lloyds Bank Group.

Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to scrap charges for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group is to launch a simplified "pay-as-you-go" overdraft charging system and scrap some fees, in a shake-up affecting millions of customers.

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Charlie's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

Prekkie’s bridge to light up for Charlie Gard

Council chiefs in St Helens have arranged to light the Steve Prescott Bridge up blue tonight (Monday) as a symbol of solidarity to Charlie Gard’s family.

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New attraction opens at trampoline park in St Helens

New attraction opens at trampoline park in St Helens

A new attraction which blends the fun of a ball pool with modern augmented reality gaming has opened at Air Factory trampoline park in St Helens.

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Johnny Vegas to star in murder mystery

Johnny Vegas to star in murder mystery

Johnny Vegas and Car Share actress Sian Gibson have signed up to star in a murder-mystery comedy.

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Aldi to open new store in Newton

Aldi to open new store in Newton

Budget retailer Aldi will open a new store in Newton-le-Willows this week.

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Children’s plan published for years ahead

Children’s plan published for years ahead

Council chiefs have published their ‘children and young people’s’ plan for the next three years.

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St Helens legal eagles Age UK deal

St Helens legal eagles Age UK deal

A St Helens law firm has announced a deal to work in partnership with Age UK Mid Mersey.

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Shortlist announced for Prescot’s redesign

Shortlist announced for Prescot’s redesign

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the design competition to reimagine Prescot’s Market Place.

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Could you home Unlucky Jim the three-legged lurcher?

Could you home Unlucky Jim the three-legged lurcher?

Staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside are hoping a dog-loving family comes forward to welcome a three-legged dog into their home who so far hasn’t had luck on his side.

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Traffic easing scheme gets go ahead

Traffic easing scheme gets go ahead

A major project to improve traffic flow on one of St Helens’ busiest roads has been given the green light.

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Town hall chiefs launches Parkside link road consultation

Town hall chiefs launches Parkside link road consultation

Council chiefs in St Helens have launched a public consultation on plans for a new link road to serve the proposed Parkside development.

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St Helens MP Conor McGinn

MP blasts Tories over Job Centre silence

A St Helens MP has derided the Government’s lack of action over an axe-threated job centre.

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‘Once in a lifetime’ garden village plan approved

‘Once in a lifetime’ garden village plan approved

Council chiefs plans for a garden village in Whiston has been approved by cabinet members.

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