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St Helens playwright’s Edinburgh Fringe award success

A talented young St Helens playwright is celebrating after scooping an award at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe.

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Poet Laura Taylor. Picture by Alan Hough

Poetry and music at anti-austerity gig

Poets and musicians will come together to support a foodbank and those who need to use it as a national arts event comes to St Helens.

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St Helens MP Marie Rimmer

MP warns expectant mothers of the dangers of drinking

St Helens MP Marie Rimmer visited Whiston Hospital’s maternity unit to highlight the issue of drinking during pregnancy to mark Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Day.

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Diabetes group’s next meeting

Diabetes group’s next meeting

The next meeting of the St Helens and District Group of Diabetes UK will be on Wednesday, October 5 at 7.30pm.

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Billinge Hospital Roy Hartley Maternity Unit - now a housing estate

Health chiefs blast bogus Billinge baby swap video

Health chiefs have blasted a spoof online video post that claimed a Wigan maternity nurse switched thousands of babies at birth behind their parents’ backs.

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Social media addiction

Online mental health fears

The negative effects of the internet and social media on young people could be far greater than previously thought, suggests new research.

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Greggs new healthy pasties

Greggs introduces ‘healthy’ pasties in lower calorie drive

Those who relish the greasy-lipped indulgence of a fatty Greggs treat, look away now

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Participants at a previous "Run in the Dark Manchester" marathon, taken at MediaCityUK. (s)

Runners to light up the dark

Blindness and paralysis haven’t stopped Mark Pollock from tackling six marathons in seven days across the Gobi Desert, or winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games.
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Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

As winter rolls in, many of us will be faced with a dilemma. Should we stick to the plan, settled upon long ago when the weather was still good and the evenings were long, and get out exercising?

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Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has recalled bars of its Raisin Milk Chocolate after it emerged they could contain traces of nuts.

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Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

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Make sure to wear sun cream before going out in the sun

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Post natal depression links

Fear of giving birth can lead to post-natal depression

Women are even more fearful about giving birth than previously realised - increasing the risk of post-natal depression, according to new research.

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Breast is best when it comes to children's behaviour

Breast is best when it comes to kids’ behaviour

Babies who are breastfed until six months of age are less likely to suffer behavioural problems when they grow up, according to new research.

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Marks and Spencer. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

M&S take fishcakes off shelves in allergy scare

Marks and Spencer has been forced to take thousands of fishcakes off their shelves because the packaging failed to mention the presence of egg.

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Boots has stocks of the vaccine

Relief as chemists get renewed stock of life-saving meningitis vaccine

A leading UK health charity has welcomed news that a vaccine against the potentially deadly meningitis is again available on the high street.

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Parkinsons - cure may be on the horizon

Cure for Parkinson’s disease on the horizon

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented after scientists discovered what actually causes it at a cellular level.

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Pet food recalled over animal illness fears

Pet food recalled over animal illness fears

A pet food manufacturer has issued a further recall of cat food owing to a risk of illness in pets.

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Hay fever misery

‘Very high’ pollen levels mean misery for North West hay fever sufferers

Hay fever sufferers across the North West are facing 72 hours of misery as pollen counts are set to be ‘very high’.

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Exercising four hours after study helps boost memory

Exercising four hours after study helps boost memory

Hitting the gym precisely four hours after studying can increase your chances of retaining more of what you have just learned, according to research.

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