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Campaign group calls for council leader to ‘apologise or resign’ over nimby barb

A campaign group at the centre of a row with council leader Barrie Grunewald have called on him to apologise or stand down after he branded them “nimbys”.

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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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Council scraps discretionary school clothing allowance

Council scraps discretionary school clothing allowance

The price of school uniforms in St Helens could increase after council chiefs axed a scheme to provide a discretionary school clothing allowance.

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Loui Pauls will star in a new advert for B&Q

St Helens teen goes from shop floor to starring role in TV advert

A teenage shop worker is set to star in an advertising campaign for a DIY giant B&Q.

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Row erupts over council leader’s ‘nimby’ barb at protest group

Row erupts over council leader’s ‘nimby’ barb at protest group

A war of words erupted last night between St Helens’ council leader and a campaign group protesting against developments on greenbelt land after he branded them “nimbys”.

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Campaigners tell politicians: Get off the fence over Rainford’s greenbelt

Campaigners tell politicians: Get off the fence over Rainford’s greenbelt

Candidates standing to become St Helens North MP must “get off the fence” and speak out on green belt issues, Rainford campaigners say.

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Breaking: Teachers strike suspended at Rainhill High

A strike by teachers at Rainhill High has been suspended after talks between unions and the school’s leadership.

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Campaigners protest against the Florida Farm development

Protestors call for Florida Farm re-think

Campaigners fighting proposals for a £150m logistics hub are calling for it to be examined by council planners for a second time.

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Parking charges in St Helens to RISE by 20 per cent

Parking charges in St Helens to RISE by 20 per cent

Town centre car parking fees are set to rocket by 20 per cent and all free parking will end as council chiefs look to make multi-million pound budget savings.

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A map of the Haydock Point site showing the planned logistics hub's location

Controversial £141m Haydock logistics park plans unveiled

A planning application has been submitted for a controversial £141m logistics park.

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Rainford to host it’s first-ever music festival

Rainford is all set to rock into the summer with a first ever Music Festival.

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Parents Laura Waterhouse (second on the left) and Wendy Ebberll (second on the right) pictured with their children Benjamin and Eva, the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, and
Marjorie and Arthur Hurst

Charity’s generous donation to autism team

A St Helens charity has donated a specialised changing table to a local nursery to cater for two young children with additional needs.

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From left to right, paediatric continence team members Sheena
Kennedy, Leanne Gavin, Leanne Hannon pictured with  omedian and awards compere Ian Moore

St Helens nurses named ‘team of the year’

A borough nursing team which helps young children overcome continence problems has been named British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Continence Nurses of the Year for the second time.

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Ade Gardner (back row, sixth in on the left), Martin Murray (fifth in on the right, and Jonny Lomax (first row, kneeling in the middle), with pupils and staff at Mill Green School

Sporting stars’ ambassadors role at Mill Green

Three of the town’s recognised sports personalities have taken on new roles as ambassadors of Mill Green School.

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Six-a-side veterans league launched in St Helens

Six-a-side veterans league launched in St Helens

A new community six-a-side vets football league has been launched in St Helens on Tuesday evenings between 8pm and 10pm at Thatto Heath Crusaders.

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Pitter-patter of tiny hooves at Knowsley Safari Park

Pitter-patter of tiny hooves at Knowsley Safari Park

The arrival of spring means visitors to Knowsley Safari will be hearing the pitter-patter of tiny hooves as they drive around the park.

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Innovation prize for St Helens medical firm

Innovation prize for St Helens medical firm

A medical device manufacturer, based in St Helens, has won a top industry prize.

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Mayor and Mayoress, Jeremy Sleith and Josephine Wilcock of the Music Service and Rob Vaughan (left) of Tuition Service with some of the young school musicians

Pictured: Mayor and mayoress watch borough’s musically gifted youngsters

Aspiring young musicians and singers gathered at the Town Hall to display their harmonious talents to teachers and families in the annual spring concerts, presented by the St Helens Music Education Hub.

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Swing into action at charity golf day

Swing into action at charity golf day

Golf enthusiasts are being urged to swing into action for a charity golf day in the borough.

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St Helens town hall

Plans submitted for new retail development in St Helens

Proposals for the second phase of a new retail development nextdoor to a new housing development have been approved.

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