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Appeal to send birthday cards to autistic St Helens girl goes viral

A heart-warming social medial bid has been launched calling on members of the public to send birthday cards to an autistic girl from St Helens who never gets invited to parties.

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Have you say on changes to local pharmacies

Have you say on changes to local pharmacies

Residents in St Helens are being asked their views about their local pharmacy.

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Consultation over changes to NHS services in St Helens

Consultation over changes to NHS services in St Helens

Health chiefs in St Helens are looking for views on changes to stroke services in the town.

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Pioneering mental health campaigner awarded MBE

A mental health expert - who established a pioneering campaign to address depression following rugby league legend Terry Newton’s death - is set to become an MBE.

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Call to save lives by donating blood

Residents are being encouraged to start saving lives by becoming blood donors during National Blood Week,

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Appeal to trace next of kin

Appeal to trace next of kin

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next-of-kin of a man.

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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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Last chance to take part in award-winning cycling programme

Last chance to take part in award-winning cycling programme

Council officials are urging resident to take part in a scheme to get people on their bikes and cycle for transport, leisure, health, and social purposes.

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Family’s joy at fundraising success for Melissa

An Ecclestone family are over the moon at fundraising efforts to build a sensory room for their daughter who suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

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Council ‘safer sleeping’ warning

Council ‘safer sleeping’ warning

Parents across St Helens have been beminded about the importance of safer sleeping for babies during Safer Sleep Week.

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Council and army join forces for healthy living fair

Council and army join forces for healthy living fair

St Helens Council recently partnered up with the local 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery to hold a Healthy Living Fair for Army Reserve Armed Forces personnel at Prescot Road’s Jubilee Barracks.

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Rallying call to take part in fund-raising walk

Rallying call to take part in fund-raising walk

Fund-raisers are being encouraged to put their best foot forward in a charity walk.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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The standardised green packets aim to discourage young people from ever taking up smoking.

Graphic cigarette pack warnings aim to stop youngsters smoking

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Tuition Service art teacher Sarah Potter, Anais Grierson, Ellie Taylor, Emily Philbin and Kay Foster

Pupils showcase their creative side

Pupils from St Helens Council’s Tuition Service have been showing off their arty side after producing artwork to help brighten up Hope House.

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UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers were hit by a cyber attack, plunging the health service into chaos.
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Mental health chiefs sign off £20,000 for name change

Mental health chiefs sign off £20,000 for name change

Cash-strapped bosses at an NHS organisation which provides mental health services for St Helens agreed to spend a five-figure sum changing its name.

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Bob Martin presents his picture to Barney Schofield, Director of Transformation and Innovation at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer patient discovers hidden artistic talent

A former truck driver from St Helens discovered an incredible talent for art after he was diagnosed with cancer.

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Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.
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A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A whopping BILLION people worldwide may have insufficient levels of vitamin D because they spend too much time inside - and use the wrong SUNTAN LOTION.

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