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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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Watch: Wobbly grass at Sutton Park baffles the internet

Watch: Wobbly grass at Sutton Park baffles the internet

A dog-walker from St Helens has baffled the internet by posting a bizarre video showing the grass at a borough park appearing to wobble like jelly.

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Picture gallery: St Helens remembers

Hundreds attended Remembrance Sunday in St Helens - here’s our round-up of a set of stunning images from last Sunday’s ceremony.

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Boar’s Head win right to stay open until 1am on weekends

Boar’s Head win right to stay open until 1am on weekends

A popular St Helens pub has won a change in its licensing hours.

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MP Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, pictured third from right, visits Haydock residents protesting on Liverpool Road, Haydock

Neighbouring council weighs in to Florida Farm row

A neighbouring council has recommended that the controversial Florida Farm development should get the go-ahead.

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The New Fleece Hotel, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Police say rock pub should shut

Police officers are recommending a rock pub at the centre of a row over anti-social behaviour should be shut down.

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