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Probe into traffic problems at Burtonhead Road tip

Council chiefs are investigating complaints a newly-design recycling centre is causing traffic tailbacks at a major borough road.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Danny Sculthorpe, former Wigan Warriors Rugby League player, talks about his life and battle with depression

Rugby ace: ‘Asking for help is not a weakness’

Billinge-based rugby league ace and brother of Saints legend Paul, Danny Sculthorpe has told how attempted to end his own life with a bottle of gin and enough pills to “kill half of Wigan.

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How will scrapped green waste collections affect me?

How will scrapped green waste collections affect me?

Free garden waste collection by the council has been scrapped ... here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the move to paid-for recycling services in St Helens.

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18,000 households sign up to paid-for garden waste collection scheme

Council officials say more than 18,000 St Helens household have signed up for the new scheme to charge to have their garden waste taken away.

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Tennis club’s crowdfund equipment plan

Tennis club’s crowdfund equipment plan

A St Helens tennis club has launched a crowdfund bid to buy a ball machine.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Large rise in complaints about bees

Large rise in complaints about bees

Pest controllers have been inundated with requests to deal with bees in St Helens.

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Florida Farm North

Florida Farm battle over

Campaigners have called an end to their battle against a proposed £150m logistics hub.

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Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson (right), gold medal winners at Chelsea for their Breaking Ground garden

St Helens garden designer’s Chelsea Flower Show gold award

St Helens-born garden designer Andrew Wilson has struck gold at Chelsea Flower Show.

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Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron

Councillor’s appointment branded ‘deliberately provocative’

A campaign group has branded the appointment of a controversial councillor to a key ecnonomic job as “deliberately provocative”.

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St Helens town hall

Seven planning applications given green light

Planning chiefs in St Helens have grant consent to a number of projects, including work on two trees with the grounds of a well-known property in Rainhill covered by a preservation order.

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Heritage trail hailed a success

Heritage trail hailed a success

The launch of the new and improved Newton-le-Willows Heritage Trail and Health Walk, a six mile circular walk which celebrates and remembers the town’s rich heritage, has been hailed a success.

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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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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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