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Police issue appeal for 'threats to kill' man

An appeal has been issued by police for a wanted man from Leigh.

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A crackdown on knife crime has been launched

Knife crime campaign launched to drive home safety message

Several public bodies in St Helens are uniting to tackle the scourge of knife crime.
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Post office thief Rosie Houghton

Post office thief stole thousands

A post office worker who helped herself to thousands of pounds of cash used it to help meet her bills including her cat’s insurance.

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Picture posed by model

Child neglect cases probed by the dozen

The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West.

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One study found the average skin cancer risk from sunbeds can be more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun.

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming 'tanning addicts', scientists warn.

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Police are appealing for information

Guide dog 'unable to walk' after savage attack

Police investigating an attack on a guide dog in St Helens are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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The company is preparing for additional trials in the US and will continue to defend the product's safety.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman in talcum powder cancer claim case

A jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 417 million US dollars (£323 million) to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

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GCSE results day is almost here

GCSE Result Day 2017: A survival guide

The climax to years of hard work and high expectations for 16 year-olds nationwide is nearly here.
Education
Dixon Avenue, Newton-le-Willows

Teenager admits to killing football club stalwart

A teenager has pleaded guilty to killing Newton-le-Willows pensioner Richard Percival.
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Dixon Avenue in Newton. Pic: Google Street View

Second arrest made in connection to pensioner’s death

Police investigating the murder of a pensioner have made a second arrest.

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NATIONAL: Family of boy killed in Barcelona attack say they were 'blessed to have him'

More than £34,000 has been raised for the family of a "much-loved" seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack.
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The CPS says it will p rosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
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Dixon Avenue, Newton-le-Willows

UPDATED: Police charge teenager with murder of 71-year-old

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 71-year-old whose body was found at his home on Friday.
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Portland Wine Warehouse in Billinge

'Try before you buy' operation is refused by council bosses

A popular wine store is under scrutiny from the local authority after being refused permission to run its own wine-tasting scheme.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

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The dolls at St Helens station

St Helens officer launches paper dolls project

St Helens police officer has joined forces with colleagues to launch the ‘Paper Dolls Police Academy Project’, to provide under-privileged children in the area with school uniform ahead of the new school year.

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The Better Bus Area project has led to several road improvements in St Helens, including the  upgrade of adjacent traffic signals at Lea Green Railway Station at the adjacent junction with the A569 Marshalls Cross Road

Boost for bus users in St Helens

Bus users in St Helens are benefitting from £1.5m investment in improving bus travel thanks to the work of the Liverpool City Region Better Bus Area project (BBA).

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Developments in CT scanning and research have allowed a digital post-mortem to be performed without the need for the traditional invasive procedure.

Digital autopsy service launches in Lancashire

A new digital post-mortem service, which will avoid the use of invasive procedures, has been agreed for Lancashire.
Health
We find out about the overhaul in 999 systems

Revamped 999 system aims to reach seriously ill patients even faster

An overhaul of the ambulance service’s response to emergency calls has been introduced following trials which have shown giving more time to operators leads to better care. Michael Holmes reports
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