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‘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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Rainford campaigners set to march on town hall

Rainford campaigners set to march on town hall

Campaigners are preparing to march on St Helens town hall aiming to “make their voices heard”.

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Frank Brereton, a disabled pensioner from St Helens, whose garden is being transformed thanks to a grant from financial mutual OneFamily

Pensioner’s joy at garden transformation

A disabled St Helens man has had his garden completely transformed thanks to a grant from financial mutual OneFamily.

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Billinge residents protesting about the noise pollution and parking issues near Billinge Family Church

‘Noisy church’ row could go to watchdog

Angry residents locked in a bitter dispute with a neighbouring church are preparing to take the row to the local government Ombudsman.

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Council reiterates commitment to building on Rainford greenbelt

Council reiterates commitment to building on Rainford greenbelt

Council chiefs have responded to a government white paper which appeared to throw cold water on their plans to build on greenbelt land in Rainford.

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Sherdley Park's pets' corner is to close, much to readers' anger

Anger at decision to close Sherdley Park’s pets’ corner

Reporter readers have reacted with angry over the “undemocratic” decision to close Sherdley Park’s pets’ corner.

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Up to 30 tyres dumped outside Emmanuel Church

Council refuses to remove 30 tyres dumped outside historic Newton church

A row has erupted over who is responsible for clearing up to 30 tyres dumped outside the gates of a historic church in Newton-le-Willows.

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Florida Farm North

Campaigners determined to fight on despite vote

Residents have lost their fight against plans for a £150m logistics development - but they insist the war is not over.

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Rainford greenbelt protest group: Draft Local Plan is unworkable

A new protest group - set up to campaign against proposals to build on Rainford’s greenbelt land - have branded the council’s housing plan as “unworkable”.

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Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron (left) with Graham Simmonds from Local Green Points with the effective service redesign and reform (ESR2) award

Town hall chiefs’ recycling success

Council chiefs in St Helens are celebrating after scooping a national award for its Recycling Rewards scheme.

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Recent figures revealed there were thousands of incidents of fly-tipping in 2014/15

St Helens Council yet to implement new powers to tackle fly-tipping

Council chiefs in St Helens have yet to hand out a single “on the spot” fine for fly-tipping since they were given new powers last year, figures show.

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Coun Gomez-Aspron presents the donations

Windfall for charities thanks to recycling

Recycling by residents in St Helens has really paid off for four charities.

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Some of the gloves ready to be donated to housing shelters across the North West including Ravenhead Foyer

It’s a glove affair at Ravenhead Foyer

Ravenhead Foyer in St Helens have welcomed a donation of gloves from local Subway stores after over 10,000 were collected across the region in aid of its ‘Gloves for Subs’ day.

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Garden waste collection service takes winter break

Garden waste collection service takes winter break

St Helens Council’s garden waste collection service will begin a winter break from December, when demand for the service reduces due to low levels of green waste produced.

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Residents’ ‘disbelief’ at development plans

A residents’ group has reacted with fury to the scale of a proposed industrial development around the site of a former colliery.

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Work begins on new station building

Work begins on new station building

Rail passengers in Newton-le-Willows are to benefit from new modern facilities with work getting under way on a new station building as part of the transformation of the site.

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