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St Helens student revving up for future careers

Motor vehicle students at St Helens College have been given the opportunity to work with the latest advancements in technology within the industry thanks to kind donations from their employer partner and one of their industry links, Lookers Vauxhall.

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Best ever results for school admissions in St Helens

Best ever results for school admissions in St Helens

St Helens is once again among the front runners when it comes to first preference school admissions after achieving its best ever results for secondary school applications.

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Tributes as ‘outstanding’ deputy head retires

Tributes as ‘outstanding’ deputy head retires

The deputy headteacher of a St Helens primary school has been recognised for his service to teaching after picking up a lifetime achievement award.

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'Tombstoning' and swimming in open waters is dangerous, council chiefs have warned

Council warning over dangers of open water swimming

Council chiefs have issued a warning of the dangers of swimming in the borough’s open waters.

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Dr Phil Cooper

Pioneering mental health campaigner awarded MBE

A mental health expert - who established a pioneering campaign to address depression following rugby league legend Terry Newton’s death - is set to become an MBE.

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Budding musician Jake McKechnie

Jake’s a singing sensation

A young singer is catching the eyes of music superstars after appearing on a huge TV talent show.

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Ex-Thatto Heath Crusader star picked for England student RL team

Ex-Thatto Heath Crusader star picked for England student RL team

A former Thatto Heath Crusader and three-time Oxford Blue Josh Halstead has been selected as one of the 24 players to represent England Universities at the Student Rugby League World Cup this summer.

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Winstanley College student Abigail Conway

Talented student footballer is on her way to Kansas

It is the home of wheat, sunflowers, soybeans, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, and from September, Ashton teenager Abigail Conway.

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Haydock mum Helen Longworth is fighting back against St Helens Council proposal to cut school crossing patrols. Pictured with patrol volunteer Ian Nocton.

‘How can they put a price on safety?’

A Haydock mum has mounted a campaign to save the lollipop crossing patrol at her children’s school after a council decision to axe the service.

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Haydock mum Helen Longworth is fighting back against St Helens Council proposal to cut school crossing patrols. Pictured with patrol volunteer Ian Nocton.

Haydock mum’s campaign to save borough’s lollipop patrols

A mother has mounted a campaign to save local lollipop crossing patrols after a council decision to axe the service.

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Children’s services ‘making improvements’

Children’s services ‘making improvements’

Town hall chiefs have been told the authority’s children’s services still requires improvements several months from a damning Ofsted report.

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Help us keep the brigade running

Help us keep the brigade running

An church has appealed for volunteers to help keep its Boys Brigade running.

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Tom Glynn of the UC Crew

Breakdancing comes to St Helens libraries

A community group has received a £2,500 grant ... to run hip hop workshops in librairies across St Helens.

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Rainhill High School

Fresh round of strike action launched at school

Disgruntled teachers at a borough high school are set to walk out on strike again after negotiations broke down.

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Campaign group blasts “dangerous” plan to axe school crossings

Campaign group blasts “dangerous” plan to axe school crossings

A borough campaign group has slammed a decision proposing to axe the borough’s school crossing patrols.

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Police walk past floral tributes by a closed entrance to Borough Market, just over a week on from the terror attack on London bridge and at Borough Market

School cancelled pupils trip to London

There has been a mixed reaction from parents at a borough primary school after a trip to London was cancelled in the wake of the weekend attacks.

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Lollypop crossing could be axed at dozens of St Helens schools

Schools hit by lollipop patrol axe revealed

The full list schools which could see their lollipop patrols axed under council cost-cutting plans can today be revealed.

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England manager Gareth Southgate

England football boss’ congratulations to Newton side

England manager Gareth Southgate has sent a message of congratulations to a Newton junior footie outfit.

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Steve Goddard with his latest novel, Whatever Happened to Billy Shears?

St Helens author imagines what happened next to Sgt Pepper

A St Helens writer has used one of the 20th century’s cultural touchstones as the basis for his latest novel.

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St Helens mayor Joe Pearson with some of the young musicians

Musical showcase’s Earth story

A showcase of young musicians from across St Helens was held at the town hall recently, telling the story of the Earth, its inhabitants, and the effects humans have on the environment.

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