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‘Working here is hell’: One teacher’s account of life at strike-hit Rainhill High school

A Rainhill High teacher has told the St Helens Reporter working at the strike-hit school is “hell” with low morale having an “ “immeasurable affect” on pupils.

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Teachers at Rainhill High will strike from next Monday

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Intimidated’ teachers vote to strike at Rainhill High

Teachers at Rainhill High - one of St Helens’ best performing schools - are set to strike in a dispute over their treatment by the school’s senior leaders.

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Brain injury treatment pioneered by St Helens charity

Brain injury treatment pioneered by St Helens charity

A St Helens-based charity is leading the way in brain injury rehabilitation thanks to a groundbreaking course, the first of its kind in the UK.

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Cathy, a play abiut homelessness, performed at St Helens Central Library

Theatre performance highlights homelessness

A library’s sold-out theatre performance has been engaging residents on the rising issue of homelessness.

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Kyle Amor in action for Saints. The club has joined forced with Cowley International College

Saints offer students chance to learn and play

Saints and Cowley International College have joined forces to offer an unique partnership which will allow students to play rugby while studying.

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Schoolgirl Alice’s haircut challenge

Schoolgirl Alice’s haircut challenge

St Helens schoolgirl Alice Leyland grew her hair so she could has it cut off for charity.

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A class photograph from 1957 of pupils at Wargrave CE School in Newton-le-Willow

Heritage trail showing a different side of Newton

Think you know Newton-le-Willows? Think again!

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Central Library to shut for one month

Central Library to shut for one month

St Helens’ main library is to close for four weeks to allow essential maintenance works to take place.

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St Helens band Silver Storey

Silver Story announce hometown gigs

St Helens’ band Silver Story are set to return with a six-track mini album ... and a highly-anticipated hometown gig.

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Adoption information evening at town hall

Adoption information evening at town hall

St Helens adoption service will be holding an information evening event at the town hall later this month.

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Former St Aelred's pupil Ryan Davies working with a young player St George's Park National Football Centre

Ryan lands physio job at national football centre

A former St Aelred’s pupil has landed a job helping to keep some of the Britain’s top young footballers fit and healthy.

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Rainford High pupils work with former computer hackers

Rainford High pupils work with former computer hackers

Youngsters from Rainford High have been teaming up with former computer hackers ... to learn about cyber security.

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Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

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Jon Platt, who successfully challenged a conviction for taking his daughter on an unauthorised holiday during school term time

Supreme Court reserve judgement in term-time holiday legal battle

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a landmark legal battle between education chiefs and a father who took his daughter on holiday in term-time without her headteacher's permission.

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Young People Friendly Assessor Sam McQuiggan, 16, presents the award to library service staff at Rainford Library

Libraries praised for making youngsters welcome

St Helens Council’s Library Service has been recognised for being welcoming and accessible to young people.

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Tasty dishes served in cookery competition

Budding chefs cooked up a storm in a competition in St Helens.

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A school pupil lights a candle after viewing the exhibition

St Helens school hosts travelling Yad Vashem exhibition

Ahead of today’s (Friday) Holocaust Memorial Day, St Augustine of Canterbury High School recently hosted the most respected Holocaust education facility in the world.

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The five items from the Prescot Museum collection readers are being asked to vote on

What part of Prescot’s past should go into Lancashire history project

Items from Prescot Museum’s collection could be chosen as part of a project showcasing the history of Lancashire – but they need your vote to be included!

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Council supports childhood health campaign

St Helens Council has welcomed a new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) – encouraging parents in St Helens to ‘Be Food Smart’ and take control of their children’s diets.

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As part of their 'Feel Good' campaign, a group of girls at Grange Valley Youth Club released balloons with positive messages inside in hope that wherever they landed, they would spread a little bit of happiness.

Girls provide an uplifting experience

A group of girls from Grange Valley Youth Club have been working hard on a project to help lift people’s spirits during the January blues.

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