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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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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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Town hall hails primary school placement success

Town hall hails primary school placement success

Council chiefs in St Helens say almost every child in the borough received one of their preferred primary school places.

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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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Campaigners protesting outside St Helens town hall over plans for Rainford's green belt

Green belt campaigners welcome snap election

Campaigners fighting to save in Rainford’s green belt say Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election will bolster their cause.

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St Helens College

Road pollution claims challenged by council

St Helens Council has hit back at claims the town’s college is too close to a road which has illegal levels of pollution.

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Algae bloom

Toxic algae bloom warning at local waters

St Helens Council is warning residents and visitors to the area to take care after potentially harmful blue-green algae blooms were discovered on Monastery Dam and Sutton Mill Dam.

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Road closed

Suspected gas leak causes road closure

Motorists are advised that Forest Road, St Helens, is temporarily closed due to a suspected gas leak.

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Changes afoot to controversial greenbelt plans

Changes afoot to controversial greenbelt plans

Council chiefs have told campaigners they WILL make a series of changes to their unpopular plans to build homes on the borough’s greenbelt land.

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‘This is what austerity is’: Council chief defends green charges

‘This is what austerity is’: Council chief defends green charges

A senior councillor has hit back at critics of the borough’s controversial new bins charge, saying the council can no longer afford to take away green waste for free.

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Homeowners in St Helens face a �35 annual charge to get their green waste taken away

Council approves green bin charges

Homeowners in St Helens WILL have to pay to get their green waste taken for recycling after council chiefs approved plans to introduce charges.

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Cabinet to rule on green bin charges

Cabinet to rule on green bin charges

Cabinet members in St Helens will meet today to decide whether to bring in charges for taking away residents’ green waste.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Council set to inspect brown bins to close loophole

Council set to inspect brown bins to close loophole

Council officers in St Helens could inspect residents’ brown bins to ensure they are not using them for garden waste in a bid to avoid proposed green recycling charges.

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‘We already pay for this in taxes!’: Anger at council’s plan to charge for collecting green bins

‘We already pay for this in taxes!’: Anger at council’s plan to charge for collecting green bins

Residents in St Helens have reacted angrily to a council plan to introduce charges for green bin collections.

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Water main burst still affecting residents

Water main burst still affecting residents

Residents in properties across the WA10 and WA11 areas are still being affected by a burst water main.

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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Andrea and Caroline on a family day out

Same sex couple’s fostering campaign

A same sex couple from Knowsley who adopted siblings are encouraging other gay and lesbian couple to do the same.

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Protestors outside St Helens town hall

‘Noisy protest’ over green belt plans

Hundreds of protestors made their voices heard outside St Helens town hall over the fate of the borough’s green belt.

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